Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Sep 22, '15

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

This week we were joined by Cathy's nephew Eamon. Matt and David from the Circle K were also present. Former Silver Bow Kiwanis member Ying Ming Lee and his wife Jennifer joined us since they were back in town visiting their daughter, and Julie and Byron from the Cedar Rapids Kiwanis club stopped in to visit their friend past Kiwanis International President Dave Curry (who wasn't here today). In addition, Butte Central Key Club members President Kate, Vice president McKinzie, Treasurer Lacey, Secretary Nate, Reporter Jared, and District Techmaster Connor joined us along with Butte Central Builders' Club faculty advisor Debbie.

Key Club Treasurer Lacey let us know that they are getting ready for their Butter Braided Bread sales, and asked if anyone has a business where the Key Club could leave an order form for staff to order to provide the business name, contact name, and phone number, and a team leader will be in touch.

Key Club President Kate let us know that the Key Club is working on raising funds to put picnic tables in the Butte Central High courtyard to make that space more usable and are working with the National Affordable Housing Network to put together service projects to help Mrs. McKinnen, the Builders' Club advisor, build her home.

Cathy introduced new members Eric and Rick, and gave them their pins and certificates.

Keith reminded us of the K-Family meetings coming up. Tomorrow the Builders' Club is meeting at 12:30 in Miss Tutty's room at Butte Central Middle School, where a member will be presented with a letter from the White House. Key Club meets on Thursday at 11:56 in the Central High Library and Circle K meets Monday evening at 5:15 in HSB room 104a. Kiwanians are encouraged to attend these meetings.

Cathy and Jess then introduced Phil Borup from the Butte YMCA for our program.

Phil played us a video about the Y and the history of the Y in Butte before answering questions from the members and guests present.

The YMCA is here to provide for the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of the Butte community. The Y helps teach team skills, setting and achieving goals, and being part of something to youth in the community.

The Y has a summer program where youth are taught about better nutrition and better food choices by growing some foods, visiting and helping in community gardens, harvesting fresh vegetables, and then making good snacks out of that produce.

The Y provides facilities and classes to help seniors despite arthrits, including aerobics and cardio workouts specifically for seniors.

Swimming lessons at the Y start at a young age and include rescue skills. Drowning is the number one cause of death for children under the age of 14, but with the rescue skills taught in classes like those offered at the Y, that number is dramatically reduced because kids don't put themselves at risk by trying unsafe things to try to rescue a friend in trouble.

The Y provides additional services to assist those with handicaps to be active and remain healthy.

The Active 6 program is targeted at kids in 6th grade to get them into activities and includes a one year pass to the Y. The Y is working on expanding this program to 7th and 8th grades to encourage continuing activity and to increase enrollment at all age levels. Keeping kids active helps prevent many health conditions like obesity and diabetes.

The Y also sponsors other activities, such as helping to send 50 youth to the Youth in Government programs in Helena, such as Youth Legislature.

Phil Borup
Steak and Mashed Potato
Event Updated
11:06 Tuesday, September 22, 2015