Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Sep 15, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Today we were joined by Matt and David from the Montana Tech Circle K, as well as new members Eric and Rick.

Circle K meetings are scheduled for 5:15 in meeting room 104a in the HSB on the Tech campus for the rest of the semester. Builders' Club is not meeting this week. Key Club is meeting Thursday at 11:56 in the Central High Library.

We have a number of projects coming up for Halloween. We have committed to be at Treat Street at the World Museum of Mining on Friday, October 30. The Key Club is sponsoring another Trick or Treat for UNICEF, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 25. Stef is coordinating between us and the Nightmare at the Original for when we can provide volunteers. And we have been asked to help with the Haloween party at the mall. Please let Keith or Kt know what you are interested in helping with and when you can be available.

Dave let us know that Karen Reynolds, widow of long-time member, past Silver Bow Kiwanis president, past Silver Bow Kiwanis treasurer, and great community volunteer Steve Reynolds, has committed to raise $10,000 for the completion of the new cancer center at St. James. She has asked Silver Bow Kiwanis if we can help meet that goal. Toward that end, our board has agreed to match donations by members up to $500. Dave and Eva, Doug and Schylar, and Shawn and Lynn have pledged $50 each, for a total of $300 before the match. Jess and Sunvee also pledged $25 each. Anyone else interested in making a donation, please contact Dave!

Cathy let us know that the Annual Installation Dinner is scheduled for October 8 this year. That is a Thursday. We will not be meeting that Tuesday.

We are progressing on our Raffle. So far two tickets and checks have been turned in, so we're off and running. Please remember to turn in payments and ticket stubs as soon as you can to simplify everything.

Cathy then invited Jess to introduce our speaker.

Dorea let us know that Montana is number one per capita in suicides, and that suicide is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 14.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides funding for research, education, and lobbying. 80% of the money raised in their fundraisers goes to the projects, and 50% of that is available for local efforts. This money is used to help train educators and provide special counseling, and can be used to provide training for other groups (like possibly Kiwanis).

Dorea is the committee chair for the Butte Out of the Darkness walk. Their first event was this past weekend, and there were 269 registered participants at the event. That included some couples who registered as a single participant, and a number of children who were registered with their parents or siblings.

Dorea Wilmoth, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Country Club Melt
Event Updated
10:54 Wednesday, September 16, 2015