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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel
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204 West Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States of America
Hybrid in-person and Zoom meetings effective March 11, 2021
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The Board has again reviewed the current health situation in Laramie County and has decided that in-person meeting will resume on March 11, in the in-person/Zoom hybrid format. 
 
COVID has not yet ridden out of town, though, so certain conditions must be met for in-person attendance. Masks are mandatory (except when eating). Social distancing is in effect. Attendees must have a signed written COVID waiver on file with the club's administrative secretary or must sign one before being allowed into the meeting. Reservations must be made by Tuesday for the same week Thursday's meeting (necessary so the Red Lion can plan accurately for food and table settings). Tables will be set for no more than 4 individuals, and the same four individuals are asked to sit together for subsequent meetings, if at all possible, to aid in contact tracing, should such be needed. (Please do not add chairs to the 4-tops -- a maximum of only 4 members per table.)
 
If you are not feeling well at all, please do NOT attend until you get back to feeling healthy again.
 
In-person meeting is subject to revision, based on the local COVID situation and/or validated instances of transmission within the club. A spike in local cases and hospitalizations or a transmission of the virus during a Club meeting may require going back to virtual only meetings.
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, 2021.
From President John:
 
This release from liability (March 4 [the latest] copy is in the Download Files section of this homepage) is a pre-condition going forward before participating in in-person Kiwanis activities and future in-person Kiwanis meetings.  Any guests you may bring will also need to sign a separate waiver.  It only needs to be signed once and is good for the rest of the fiscal year.  It is modelled on the legal waiver sent to us from Kiwanis International.  You may print it, sign it and then mail it to John Barnes at PO Box 1266, Cheyenne, WY 82003-1266.  You may also email your scanned, signed copy to John Barnes at kiwaadmsect@cheyennekiwanis.org.
 
Thank you in advance. 
 
John
Applications for grants will be accepted from February 1 through March 15, 2021. See the Download Files section of this homepage for the application packet.
 
  
 
We'll meet via Zoom Tuesday mornings from 7:00-8:00 starting on Feb 9th.  Booklets have arrived and are available at the Treber Building, 1804 Pacific Ave,  through John Barnes.  We still have openings for three or four participants and we have three openings for moderators as listed below.  To participate or for any questions, call Tim Sheppard, 307.631.5158.
 

Date        Moderator       Topic (short title)         

 

Feb 9       Tim                    Global Supply Chains

Feb 16     TBD                   Persian Gulf Security

Feb 23     Jess                   Brexit and the EU

Mar 2      Kathleen           The Arctic

Mar 9      TBD                   China in Africa

Mar 16    TBD                   The two Koreas

Mar 23    Becky                Role of the WHO

Mar 30    Ken                    End of Globalization?

  
 
Friday Food Bag fillings on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.
 
The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group is underway. Contact Tim Sheppard if you are interested in joining the group and especially if you would serve as co-chair for this group.
 
Phil Van Horn has agreed to chair the 100th Anniversary Project, part of the city's Crow Creek Rehabilitation project. Thank you, Phil!
UPDATE:  From Tom Roberts and the FFB Committee, on October 11:
 
Beginning this Tuesday 10/13, we will have just one bag filling event per week at 5:30pm.  Filling events will continue every Tuesday night at 5:30pm for the foreseeable future.  In an effort to make sure that there is room for social distancing in our facility, we will limit each filling event to a maximum of 25 volunteers.”
 
 
          
 
Still in effect as of March 2021.  During the virtual weekly Club meeting held on Thursday, April 16, 2020, 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. Contact John Barnes to get this done.
 
Updated 9/15. 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 at The Office suspended until further notice, but other activities are being planned.
 
Updated 7/5. Friday Food Bag. Unpackings and fillings are on a limited schedule. Contact Tom Roberts to get the latest information.
 
Updated 9/17. 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 (live or Zoom) 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. In-person interclubs have been suspended.
 
 
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.
 
 

         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 )

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