Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Little America
2800 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY  82001-3302
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The 2016 Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale was held Friday, August 12th, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center and featured the second-highest total sales in the 52-year history of the sale.
 
Buyers spent a total of $104,186.50 in support of 36 FFA members' efforts. 
 
There was one all-time high sale. Breah Rosner sold the Reserve Champion Goat to Capital Lumber Company for a record $2,250.
 
In addition, EOG Resources donated $18.95 to each of the 36 sellers, Mile-Hi donated $1,000 which was split between the 10 lamb sellers and Agfinity donated $1,000 to Layne and Reese Burnett.
 
Grand champions were sold to Spradley Barr Motors (Trey Stillahn's Grand Champion Steer), Capitol Lumber (Kaycee Thomas' Grand Champion Lamb) and K's Trailer Parts and Service (Kaycee Thomas' Grand Champion Hog).
Above: Trey Stillahn and his Grand Champion Steer
 
 
 

 
Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin was a distinguished guest of our Club Tuesday and Wednesday during Cheyenne Frontier Days.  She met many of the club members at a couple of social gatherings and worked at all the production stations during the Wednesday pancake breakfast.
 
 
 
Here she is keeping the cement mixer going with pancake mix.
 
 

 
 

 

 6823 were served on Monday, July 25, 2016.  9233 on Wednesday.  7433 on Friday, for a total of 23,489. 

 

For the historical record of people served, see the tally below, through and including the 2016 figures.

Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Committee records date from 1966, two years before the Kiwanis Club was assigned primary responsibility for production of the event, through the present.

 

 
 
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation has been working to support construction of an accessible playground for all ages and abilities at Cheyenne' Cahill Park for two years now. Our Club President, Patty Benskin, has identified support of the project a priority for the Club as well. To learn more about the new playground, please see http://www.cahillplayground.com . The home page has two links to videos of existing accessible playgrounds for your information. Should you desire to help the project financially, there is also a link for that purpose.
 
Every little bit helps in getting this much needed facility built in Cheyenne.  Thanks for your support.
 
 

 
(Updated August 2nd) The busy season is upon us. Please try to help out where and when you can.  These chairpersons are already working on their project/event.  Contact them with an offer to help out. Or just say to yourself,  "yes, I'll help" and then show up!  [At the very least, plan to help out with the Pancake Breakfasts and the Ribfest. These two projects require a lot of volunteers all at once.]
 
Completed (with special thanks to everyone who pitched in to help):
 
Friendship Day at Cahill Park - June 5, 2016 - Robin GrandPre, Chair
          Fundraiser for the Freedom Park playground.
 
Semi-annual Highway and Sloan's Lake Clean-up - June 18, 2016 - Tim Sheppard, Chair
 
Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Annual Golf Tournament - June 24, 2016 - Jason Paiz, Chair.
          Fundraiser for the Foundation.
 
SuperDay Food Concession - June 25, 2016 - Tom Muhlbach, Chair
 
Kiwanis Club Family Picnic - June 26, 2016 - Laura Munari, chair
          This year's volunteer appreciation event
 
CFD Pancake Breakfasts - July 25, 27, 29 - Chuck Tyler, chair
          All hands on board for putting on these breakfasts.
 
Magic City Enterprises Picnic - August 3 - Carol Holland, Chair
          Annual event in support of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation-founded organization and its clients.
 
Ribfest - August 12 - 14, 2016 - Dan Kirby, chair
          Annual major fundraiser. Another major labor-intensive project, needing everyone to help at least a little.
  
FFA Livestock Sale - August 12, 2016 - Mike Hutton, chair
          Annual event, going strong for 51 years. Don't forget to sign up for shares in the Kiwanis Buyers Group.
 
On the near horizon:
 
Greek Festival - September 16 - 17, 2016 - Nick Panopolous, chair
          Fundraiser
 
 

 
 
Today, at the annual Club business meeting, the following people were elected to their respective offices for the term beginning October 1, 2016.
 
Officers
President – Dan Kirby
President Elect – Laura Munari
1st Vice-President – Chuck Tyler
2nd Vice President – Brian Lenell
Treasurer – Claire Snyder
Assistant – Laureen Osborne
Secretary – Lorrell Walter
Assistant – Nicole Casey
Past President – Patty Benskin

New Club Directors (5 positions open)
Aaron Bentley
R.C. Mead
Victor Lisek
Darwin Pace
Jeff Leonard
 
Special thanks to all for agreeing to serve the Club in these leadership roles.
 
 

 
 
The following individuals were elected today to fill three Foundation Board positions, for a three year term beginning October 1, 2016.
 
Lisa Taylor
Earl Dorsett
Doug Hanson
 
Special thanks to these folks for agreeing to serve in these leadership positions.
 

 
Spring 2016 Foundation grants include the following:
 
Cheyenne Children's Museum:  Amy Surdam
This grant will help fund a mobile museum that will house exhibits targeting children ages  2-7 with a universal design so children with disabilities can interact next to their peers.
 
Laramie County Library Foundation: Bruce Thomson
This grant will help fund the 2016 Summer Reading Celebration which provides programs that help children maintain and improve their reading skills by encouraging readying throughout the summer. 
 
Laramie County Community Partnership Strong Families Action Team: Stacy Strasser
This grant will help fund the construction of an unaccompanied youth residence, which will house unaccompanied homeless youth in Cheyenne to help them achieve high school graduation.
 
ASK (After School for Kids): Kathleen Gillgannon
This grant will help to expand the program to Afflerbach Elementary School.  ASK is an after school enrichment and academic program designed to benefit at risk and title I children within Laramie County School District #1
 
Habitat for Humanity: Kate Wright
This grant will help fund the Blueprint for the Future which is a collaborative education 
project that gives high school students the opportunity  to build a Habitat Home.
 

 

Craig Hiett of AAMCO Transmission/Meineke Mufflers has started a Customer Loyalty Program for Kiwanis Club members.  A percentage of each Kiwanis Club member's auto repair bill will be returned to the Club's Foundation.  John Barnes has Customer Loyalty Program cards which you may pick up and use or you may just stop into either shop and mention your Kiwanis membership.  Please consider picking up a card today.

 

 

         Please Note: For Cheyenne Kiwanis Community House Reservations at Lions Park, Please Call 637-6429
         (The Community House is a function of Cheyenne Parks & Recreation, not the Kiwanis Club )

Any of the officers or board members can be reached by their personal email by clicking on their name under the STAFF/DIRECTORS section on the right side of the home page.

 

 
 
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Club Contact Information:

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 1266
                            Cheyenne, WY 82003
Kiwanis Treber Building:  1804 Pacific Avenue
                                         Cheyenne, WY 82007
Phone and fax: 307.638.3763 email (Club Administrative Secretary): kiwaadmsect@cheyennekiwanis.org