Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Apr 19, '11

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Ken introduced his bother Butch who is in from Missoula, Roger introduced Kathy who may be interested in joining our club. Keith presented thank you cards for the club and some member's donations to the Safe Space backpacks project.

Tomorrow night is the Big Butte Club's fund raiser dinner, and the 30th is the Anaconda Club's fund raiser dinner.

Dave Curry talked to us again about the EleMiNaTe project, Kiwanis International's project to fight Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in underdeveloped countries.

This project culminates in 2015 with the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International.

Dave encouraged Silver Bow Kiwanis to become a model club for this project. Being a model club has a financial commitment based on membership, which Dave and his wife are willing to meet 1/3 of to reduce the burden on other members. In addition, being a model club poses a burden of interclubs upon us to get other clubs in the Montana District to support the EleMiNaTe project. Historically, about 25% of clubs contribute over 50% of the funds for an international fund raiser like this.

The EliMiNaTe project is a 4 year project, which is budgeted to have an 11% overhead (about 11 cents from each dollar go to staffing, transportation, management, oversight, etc, while 89 cents of every dollar got to actual productive work). In fact US Fund, which is already involved is providing more money than the projected overhead, so all money raised by Kiwanis organizations will go to serving mothers and children. The Kiwanis International Foundation is managing much of the funding, but they have a pass-through contract, so none of the EliMiNaTe funds can go to their costs or expenses.

This is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so contributions are tax deductible.

Silver Bow Kiwanis contributed the most to the IDD and Vietnam Orphanage projects of any group in Montana, so we have a history as a leader in this area.

The vote was put to the club membership. At least 1/3 of the membership needed to be present, and we exceeded that. Then, of the voting members, we needed at least 2/3 to vote in favor in order for it to carry. We had 16 votes for and 7 votes against. This was sufficient for the club to have voted to become a model club for the EliMiNaTe project.

In the near future we will conduct another business meeting to discuss how we intend to meet our financial obligation to EliMiNaTe.

Dave Curry, Kiwanis International Project EliMiNaTe
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Event Updated
3:45 Tuesday, April 19, 2011