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Cheyenne Kiwanis

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel
204 West Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY  82007
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The Grant Application Checklist and a Grant Agreement Form are available in the Download Files section of this homepage.

Requests for grants will be accepted from February 1, 2019 through March 15, 2020.  The amount available for funding is usually $5,000 per grant request. In order to support as many community programs as possible, the Kiwanis Foundation may not consider applications from organizations that received a grant in the previous calendar year.  
For full details, please see the Cover Letter, also available in the Download Files section of this homepage.
Volunteers are being solicited for five pending vacancies on the Club Board of Directors, as well as someone to serve as 2nd Vice President.
The Director term is two years. 
The 2nd Vice-President term is five years, as the person elected to this position will be moving up the chairs -- one year each as 2nd Vice-President, 1st Vice-President, President-elect, President and Past President.  Also, please note that the candidate for 2nd Vice-President must have served on the Club Board in the past.
The nominating committee, co-chaired by Bob Curtis, is composed of all past Club Presidents. Contact any one of them soon to express interest. Annual elections will likely be held in April.
Those elected will start their terms on October 1, 2020.
The Great Cheyenne Kiwanis Club has been sponsoring a Great Decisions discussion group for years. Here's more about the program and this year's topics.
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
Topics for 2020:

The Club's discussion series will begin on Tuesday, March 3, and continue for another 7 weeks. Meet at The Red Lion at 7:00 a.m.  Contact Tim Sheppard to reserve a place, since a limited number of briefing books have been ordered.  As of January 23, Tim had materials for five more participants.

After Hours Club. Scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Contact Pat Rudd.
Friday Food Bag activities resumed on August 24th. See full schedule in Download Files section of this web page.
New 1/2. Tim Sheppard announced that books are available for the Great Decisions Discussion Group. Sign up now to participate in the 8-week series of foreign relations readings and discussions, which will begin on March 3rd. See separate article on this homepage for more information.
New 1/9. 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.
New 1/14.  Lisa Taylor needs a couple of committee chairs to help out with the Marathon: Social Media and Marketing.  Help is needed with weekly social media posts, the creation and distribution of posters and getting the word out regarding the event. Our goal is to have over 750 participants this year. Help is needed to spread the word!
New 1/23.  Lauri Osborne and Renee Brower are leading the 100th (Club) Anniversary committee. They are asking for your ideas on what such a celebration should entail. They held their initial planning meeting on February 13th, but still could use some suggestions from the general membership. 
New 1/6. An interclub with the Central High School Key Club is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th at 2:45 pm.  Contact Nick Panopoulos.
New 2/13. Chocolate Indulgence will be held April 3rd at The Red Lion Hotel.  In preparation for the event, Becky Lynch needs some help finding chocolatiers, folks who make chocolates and would be willing to present their wares. Claire Ley is looking for silent auction items. Claire suggests that tables at our regular meetings could put together a basket of goods for the auction, or perhaps donate toward the creation of such a basket. Other silent auction items are needed as well.
And it's never too early to get involved with planning for the Kiwanis Cheyenne Marathon, scheduled for September 20th, 2020. The program for the regular weekly meeting on February 20th will get us up to date on planning so far.
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.

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Asst Secretary
Asst Treasurer
Past President