Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, May 5, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Matt, Reno, and David from the Circle K. Keith reminded us of the Key Club meeting on Thursday at 11:56 in the Central High Library and the Board Meeting at Metals Thursday evening.

Cathy talked to us about the Life Flight group membership and we have several people interested. Kristi will bring in signup forms next week, and we ask people to have their payment at the meeting on the 19th.

School elections are today. Polls are open from noon to 8pm at the Civic Center.

The Bike Rodeo is coming up. We need all the hands we can get. May 30 from 9 to about 2 at the Civic Center.

Cathy also announced that May 1 marked Bill Slaughter's 50th anniversary with Silver Bow Kiwanis. Congratulations Bill. Several members of the club talked about Bill's years of service.

Cathy then introduced Matt Foster, president of the Montana Tech Circle K and Governor of the Montana District of Circle K.

Matt let us know that last summer the Montana Tech Circle K was down to just 2 members. They are currently at 15.

The have done many service projects this year. They provide 45 hours a week of tutoring at the Legion Oasis, they run concessions and hospitality at the science fair, they have their spring bake sale, and they run their Holiday Care Raffle. This year they helped 35 kids and 13 families with the proceeds from Holiday Care. They sent six members to District Convention and are planning to send four to International Convention. And the Montana Tech Circle K initiated the first Circle K interclub in the Montana District in 7 years when Matt and Brant went to Bozeman in April to help with a service project.

The Montana Tech Circle K is the leading edge in the district, but Matt wants to grow the club by 20% in the next year. The Montana District currently has 4 clubs: MSU, UM, Carrol, and Montana Tech. Matt wants to grow the district by 40%, in part by starting clubs at MSU Billings, MSU Northern, UM Western, and the College of Great Falls.

This year's aggregate hours reflect that the Circle K at Montana Tech is setting the bar. Missoula had 407 service hours for the year. Carrol had 645. Bozeman reported 904 service hours, and Montana Tech had 2306. (No, that's not a typo, Montana Tech provided 350 more hours of service last year than the rest of the Montana District combined). On average Circle K members world wide provide 75 hours of service per person. Montana Tech Circle K members provide an average of 209 hours per person.

Matt Foster, Circle K
Lemon Pepper Tilapia
Event Updated
10:48 Sunday, May 10, 2015