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204 West Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY  82007
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Updated May 28. At the May 28th Club meeting, attendance reached 57 connections. 
No Pancake Breakfast this year, since Cheyenne Frontier Days has been cancelled (as of May 27th).
Denise Newell, Foundation President, reports that the Foundation Golf Tournament has been cancelled.
Alan Hughes is accepting reservations for regular meeting invocations.
Tim Sheppard acknowledged the help he got for the 8th Avenue Island landscape project this past Saturday, and promised that Highway and Sloan's Lake Spring Clean-up projects were in the works. Details to follow.
Bob Gross and John Lynch reported on the COVID-19 Relief project. The St. Joseph's Food pantry has a continuing need for empty boxes and grocery bags and monetary donations; Jim Marshall noted that you can avoid a longer wait if you go to the front of the line and tell the folks you have boxes/bags. 
Pat Rudd is planning a virtual scavenger hunt for the After Hours group. He would like to have members invite friends and acquaintances who might be good Kiwanians to join the activity, currently scheduled for June 3rd at 7 pm.
From previous meetings, as a reminder:  The mailing has gone out to our Club members, soliciting donations/pledges for the Club's COVID-19 Response Fund (a copy is available in the Download Files section of this homepage). So far, more than $30,000 has been received in support of the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and our own members who are in need. This has funded about 80,000 meals through the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Donations are still being accepted, because the need is not decreasing. 
Also note that several members have indicated they would be happy to help out folks who need some errands run. Contact President Brian or Rod Hottle if you would like some help.
And, finally, MEMBERS who are strapped for cash, remember that part of the Club's COVID-19 Relief Fund is reserved for such situations. See the application in the Download Files section of this homepage for more detail.
UPDATED 5/28.  During the virtual weekly Club meeting held on Thursday, April 16, President Brian announced a couple of COVID-19 related actions that have been taken by the Club Board of Directors. These initiatives are still in effect.
     1.  The Club and Foundation have established a COVID-19 Response Fund. Donations may be made to benefit local distribution points of Food Bank of the Rockies and to benefit our own members who may be having financial difficulties during the pandemic. This is a voluntary effort, not an assessment, designed to make a positive impact on the community. See the Download Files section of this homepage for information on how to give, or, should you be in need, the form you can use to apply for anonymous assistance.
     2.  To help out our members, the Board of Directors has voted to let YOU determine the amount of dues YOU pay each month during the pandemic.  Options include regular dues ($55 per month), After-hours rate ($20 per month) or Leave of Absence rate ($9 per month). When we go back to meeting regularly for Thursday luncheons, dues will automatically revert to $55 per month. For some members, this decision will be easy. Please remember, though, that the Club has fixed expenses that have not gone away, like heat, lights and the phone. Based on today's membership, we need an average of $23.32 per member per month to "keep the ship afloat" through September 30, 2020. See John Barnes to get this done.
We will be having virtual meetings at the regular time (Thursdays at noon) for the foreseeable future. See the email that is sent weekly to all Cheyenne Kiwanians for the specific URL and password for the Zoom meeting.  Contact President Brian if you did not get that email a day or so ahead of the meeting.
The annual Club meeting was conducted on May 14, 2020.
The main item on the agenda was election of officers and directors for the 2020-2021 administrative year, which begins October 1, 2020.
The following slate of nominees was elected with a unanimous vote.
President - John Lynch,  President Elect - Sam Weinstein, 1st Vice President - Lauri Osborne, 2nd Vice President - Renee Brower, Treasurer - Thomas Roberts, Secretary - Robin Mosley, Past President - Brian Lenell
Five Board of Directors for a two year term are Steve Borin, Stephanie Lopez, Carol Macy, Pat Rudd and Rich Wessenberg.
Updated 3/30. After Hours Club. Scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm, at The Office. Feel free to bring along prospective members.  Contact Pat RuddIn person meetings suspended until further notice. But... Pat has scheduled a virtual scavenger hunt for June 3 at 7 pm. 
Updated 4/4. Friday Food Bag. As of April 3, 2020, and for the foreseeable future, Kiwanians will not be participating in unpackings and fillings, as the FFB Board complies with social distancing guidelines. For further information, contact Tom Roberts.
Updated 3/30. Jim Coomes announced that he is planning interclubs with other clubs in the region. Contact him if you have any questions or would like to be considered for participation. This consists of four of our members going to a meeting of another club in our region and exchanging ideas. A meal, if part of the meeting, is paid for by our Club. This will require some time off work for those still in the work force because of travel time to and from the other meetings. Interclubs have been suspended.
Updated 3/30.  Lauri Osborne and Renee Brower are leading the 100th (Club) Anniversary committee. They are still asking for your ideas on what such a celebration should entail. They still could use some suggestions from the general membership, as well as a volunteer or two to chair the celebration banquet/party. 
Updated 3/13. Chocolate Indulgence is being postponed until sometime after the country's health emergency has resolved itself.
Updated 5/28. This year's Jeff Teasley Agency Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 26th, with a shotgun start at 9 am. Sorry! Cancelled!
In this difficult time our country is going through, the Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation felt that it is important to take some extra time in evaluating the grants received to make sure we are helping those with the greatest and most pressing needs.  At this time the Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation is postponing granting the awards until such time as our board can re-evaluate our position.
We are keeping all grant applications that have been received and will announce at some point the reopening of the process.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
To your good health
Denise Newell, Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation President
Club/committee members who need propane tanks for their project area asked to first use partially full tanks, before they start a new one. Why? The fill charge for each tank, whether it is partially full or empty, makes no difference, is $75 per tank. The charge is a flat rate, with no proportional credit for topping off a partially full tank. It cost in the neighborhood of $825 when the tanks were last topped off, and much of that went toward topping off partially full tanks.
So, if you need propane, take and use a partially full tank and, if you think that may not be enough, take a full tank as a backup.
Your cooperation is appreciated by the Club's budget.
For the information of everyone who would like to loan out Kiwanis Club-owned equipment, please see the Download Files section to the left of this homepage and comply with the policy stated therein. The general ground rules and necessary loan request/maintenance fee sheet and indemnification form are included in this file.  Only requests accompanied by fully completed paperwork will be considered. This includes listing the stovetender, transportation and food you have arranged, and other considerations that must be made for the project to work.  The Quartermaster does not have the time to do all of the ground work for you. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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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1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Asst Secretary
Asst Treasurer
Past President