Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Aug 18, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by former member Ed Kilgore and Dave's friend Eric. Eric works at the VA doing remote data management and is interested in getting into a volunteer organization here in Butte.

Cathy reminded us that we have the Annual Silver Bow Kiwanis Family Picnic coming up next Tuesday at 6pm at Stodden Park. We will not be meeting that day at noon. The club will be providing burgers and dogs, please bring a side or a dessert.

We have our membership social scheduled for September 1 in the ballroom at the Thornton building. all members are encouraged to attend and help out. We will have information stations on SLP, the Bike Rodeo, Fundraising and how money is spent, Key Leader, and Playgrounds so that attendees of the event can learn about Kiwanis and our club. Cathy asked for people to help with signage for the event. Also, invitations went out last week, but some of the letters went in the wrong envelopes, so people may have gotten an envelope addressed to them containing a letter of invitation to someone else. A postcard will follow confirming to the address list that the invitations are for a real event and asking people to please attend.

This past weekend Silver Bow Kiwanis sponsored and helped with the kids' activities at the An Ri Ra Irish Festival up at the Original Headframe. Several Key Club members were there helping with face painting and other activities.

This coming Monday, September 24 is the annual Butte Central Catholic Schools faculty welcome back lunch at the Butte Central High Library. The Key Club sponsors this event, but we need some help with volunteers to serve and clean up (and possibly with preparation). Lunch is served at noon.

Then Cathy presented to the membership that the the board would like feedback on transferring some funds from our current fundraising account (the money we can spend on projects and youth service) to a playground project account to use as seed money to get matching grants and other funding to help with the playground project. Membership voiced concerns about the amount that would be left in the fundraising account to allow us to continue operating in case of a major fundraiser that does not perform well. The membership present seemed comfortable with an amount around $10,000 as a buffer fund to help cover possible additional expenses or budget shortfalls. The membership was also concerned that should we have an excess from this seed money after the playground project is completed, that that money be returned to the general fundraising account. The board will discuss the specifics of what money will be set aside tagged for playgrounds and what money will be kept in the general fundraising account.

Event Updated
11:03 Wednesday, August 19, 2015