Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, May 26, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Keith's friend Carrie from Wood Tiger Massage in Helena. Carrie is looking for a service organization in Helena to get involved with and wanted to learn more about Kiwanis. We were also joined by David from the Circle K.

Keith reminded us of the Key Club board meeting at 11:56 on Wednesday and the Key Club general meeting at 11:56 on Thursday.

Jess reminded us all of the Bike Rodeo coming up this Saturday. Handouts are ready to take to the schools and have been passed out to members to deliver. Remember to wear your blue Silver Bow Kiwanis shirt to the event, and ask the other volunteers you are bringing to wear a royal blue shirt if they have one.

Sunvee reminded us all to vote for the playground project every day, and remind all your friends to vote as well.

Cathy recognized Sunvee, finally getting her new member certificate to her after two years. Then Cathy introduced Keith to talk about Kiwanis and present a member orientation.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

There are 6 objects of Kiwanis:
1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
2. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
5. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Kiwanians around the world do 150,000 service projects raising over $107Million and providing more than 6 million hours of service each year.

Kiwanis members get to change children's lives for the better, improve their communities, build friendships, enhance leadership skills, and make business relationships through their memberships in Kiwanis.

Silver Bow Kiwnais was chartered on June 23, 1960 and will be 55 years old next month. Our club's current traditions are the Family Picnic in August (usually), the Bike Rodeo in May (usually), and our Installation Dinner in October.

Our current board consists of:
President: Cathy Tutty
Immediate past president: Mark O'Neill
President-elect: Shawn Ori
Vice President: Sunvee Rosenleaf
Secretary: Keith Seyffarth
Assistant Secretary: Kt Andersen
Treasurer: Kristi Scott
and 5 directors.

We have a number of service projects each year - in fact in the six week period from the second half of March through the month of April this year we participated in 11 projects! You can keep up with what we are doing by attending meetings, checking out our Facebook Group, subscribing to our email list, and visiting our web site for updates regularly. There is additional information in the District newsletter and the Kiwanis magazine. To get involved, just show up to help. We can always find something for a volunteer to do!

There are currently 42 members in Silver Bow Kiwanis. We're in Division 3 of the Montana District. Division 3 has 5 clubs: Anaconda, Butte, Dillon, Silver Bow, and Sunrise.

Another way to get involved with Silver Bow Kiwanis is to join (or chair) one of our committees. Our current committees are: Community service (Jess McGee), Fundriasing (needs a chair, Kt Andersen will manage the Holiday Raffle), House and Program (Gene Jense, Claude Orvis, Tim Rogers), Major Emphasis (Sunvee Rosenleaf and Jeremy Fleege), Membership (Sunvee Rosenleaf and Mark O'Neill), Public Relations and 100 Year (Paul Tash and Dave Curry), Service Leadership Programs (RuthAnne Shope and Keith Seyffarth).

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with Kiwanis in general and Silver Bow Kiwanis in particular. We want to offer our new members a warm welcome - and remind them to get in to a meeting to get their membership certificates.

Open Faced Turkey Dinner
Event Updated
3:20 Wednesday, May 27, 2015