Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jan 27, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today Lee let us know that this will be her last meeting as a member. She also brought Stef to the meeting. Stef will be taking Lee's place with Kiwanis as the representative for the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library. There is a fairwell reception being held at Metals Friday starting at 5:15.

Keith reminded us that we have a Circle K meeting tonight at 5:15 in the Pintler room in the SUB on the Tech campus and we have a Builder's Club meeting tomorrow at 12:30 in Ms. Tutty's room at Central Middle School.

Cathy updated us on Parks and Rec. They are looking for help replacing surfaces at many of the parks, and this could provide several workdays for us coming up. Also, the Kid's Coalition is starting up. Cathy and Matt have put together a letter they will be sending to all the groups in the community that provide services for kids or sponsor kids' activities to work together to coordinate efforts. They are planning for a meeting on March 9.

Midwinter conference is coming up the last weekend in February. You need to make your hotel reservations soon if you plan to attend. Cathy has been asked to deliver the Keynote Saturday evening.

Remember, next week is our SafeSpace drive - bring kids books, coloring books, crayons, single-serving snacks, or maybe some toys - remember we want to give 100 books in recognition of the 100 years of Kiwanis!

Cathy talked to us about a Texas Holdem' fundraiser that she learned about in Missoula. The people there did poker lessons and then held a tournament. The proceeds were donated to charity.

Cathy then introduced our speaker, Matt Vincent, Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive.

Matt started by thanking Lee for her years of service to Butte-Silver Bow and all she has done to improve and update our library.

Matt also let us know that they are in the planning stages of a trip he will be taking with Montana Tech faculty to visit China as a follow-up to Governor Bullock's trip last fall. They will be visiting some campuses in China and working on student exchange programs to bring more students from China to Butte for school.

Since Matt took office, the county has started a poverty task force to address poverty, hunger, and homeless issues in the county, an anti-suicide coalition to address the suicide issue in Southwest Montana, particularly among teens and veterans, among other committees, coalitions, and task forces.

Our new roads engineer is in his second season, and is planning increased work over the last few years. This is part of an overall infrastructure improvement plan which includes a new water treatment plan at Basin Creek.

Matt Vincent, State of the County
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Event Updated
4:14 Thursday, January 29, 2015