Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Oct 12, '10

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we had Mark from Wells Fargo as a new member, and Steve was back this week as well.

Tyler and Jason from the Circle K are working with Keith on some inter-club activities. The first is food sorting for the Thompson Food Drive on December 4. More information is available under "Service Events."

Also, the United Way is putting on a toilet paper sculpture competition to collect toilet paper for the food bank, the rescue mission, and the salvation army to insure that those in need have what seems to be the most important thing when you need it... It requires 1000 rolls of toilet paper to enter the competition, and you can vote for your favorite with toilet paper donations. The event is November 5.

Our speaker was Lani Nyredek from the Northwest Burn Center in Seattle. lani is a burn victim herself, suffering burns over 40% of her body when she was only 3 years old. She is also a retired nurse and is a flight attendant for Horizon.

Lani told us that burn victims, particularly child burn victims, have to be hospitalized frequently for years after the fact because the burn scars do not stretch as you grow, so these people have to go through procedures to release the tension.

The Northwest Burn Center provides emergency housing, a summer camp for children, and provides scald prevention kits to many new mothers. The Burn Center also sponsors a BS Club (that's Burn Survivor Club) where burn survivors can network with each other and provide a sympathetic and understanding ear.

Lani reminded us that we are all burn survivors, whether it was a curling iron, a hot pan, or a sunburn, we've all been burnt...

Dave challenged ten members of the club to donate $100 each to the Northwestern Burn Center, and he would match the total amount. We got eight takers, including Betsy, Ken, Claude, Kristi, Shawn, and Roger. if you didn't get your check to Dave today, bring it next week and Dave will send them all off together.

Then Lani had to go to be on Party Line with Jack, so we gave Steve the floor briefly to update us on his chemo and his status otherwise.

Lani Nyredek, Northwest Burn Center
Bacon and eggs with muffin
Event Updated
3:07 Tuesday, October 12, 2010