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Cheyenne Kiwanis

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel (Formerly Radisson Hotel)
204 West Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY  82007
United States
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Tim Sheppard, our own Past President and Past Lieutenant Governor of District 13, was elected Governor of the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis at the annual district convention in Greeley, Colorado on Saturday, August 11, 2018. He will serve as such until next year's district convention.  Congratulations, Tim!!!
 
 
The 54th annual Kiwanis-FFA Livestock Sale of Champions was a huge success, grossing just a little more than $120,000 on Friday night, August 10.  The Grand Champion Steer was sold by Madison Foley of the Burns FFA chapter to Spradley Barr Motors for $10,000.  Tyler Humphrey of Burns sold his Grand Champion Lamb to Halladay Motors. Kaycee Thomas, also of Burns, sold his Grand Champion Hog to Black Hills Energy for $4,500.
 
Two sale records were set. Rebecca Derner of Burns sold her Extra Heavy Lamb for $3,400 (the previous record high for a lamb was $3,225). Hannah Mulkey of Cheyenne sold her Champion Market Goose for $3,101 (the previous record for a bird was $3,100 and, yes, that's right, the new record was one dollar over the old record). 
 
The Kiwanis Club Buyers Group (the group you joined if you purchased shares at our regular Club meeting) purchased Katherine Olson's Champion Market Goat for $1,600. Katherine is also from Burns.
 
A steak dinner was served to prospective bidders by Kiwanis Club members immediately before the sale.  FFA members enjoyed a buffet provided by Taco John. (Trivia tidbit: Did you know that one of the founders of the Kiwanis FFA Sale was also a founder of Taco John's?  It was the late Kiwanian Harold Holmes.)
 
FFA members who sell animals in the sale generally use sale proceeds to pay for their post-secondary education and/or livestock project improvement (for you non-farmers, this means they buy more animals to raise for next year, in the hopes of doing even better at the Fair than this year).
 
Mike Hutton is the chairman of the Agriculture Committee and the head of this sale. 
 
 
 
September's Board meeting will be held on the second Tuesday, rather than the usual first Tuesday: September 11, at noon, at the Red Lion Hotel.  
 
Just a reminder that members not on the Board are welcome to attend and observe and even participate in discussions. 
 
President Laura, Lauri Osborne and Nancy Jones putting finishing touches on part of the West Lincolnway Kiwanis landscape project on August 4th. (Photo by Rod Brand)
Committee Chair Gene Burchett has scheduled the next work session for Saturday, August 18. There are still 90 plants to be put in the ground, so he can use all the help he can get. Gene notes he needs some people at 8 am, and even more at 9 am.
Looking forward, several projects are on the near horizon. See the mini calendar in the left column of this home page for dates and times and help out when you can.
 
Changed Marty Sears notes that there is a lot of clean-up and put-away work to be done at the Treber Building. He's scheduled a Wednesday Work Nights for August 22 at 5:30 pm and September 12 at the same start time.
 
Changed Gene Burchett's landscaping project put in a lot of work on Saturday, August 4th, but there is more to be done. Weed block needs to be re-secured following the past weeks storms -- Gene has set Saturday, August 18, as the next work day.  He needs help at 8 am, and more help at 9 am.
 
Friday Food Bag - two or three times every month during the school year (first unpacking of the school year at 9 am on Aug 25th).
Check out the Friday Food Bag summary of Kiwanis participation for the 2017-2018 school year. It's available in the Download Files section of this homepage.
 
Let's go to the ball game. Colorado Rockies hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Sunday, August 26th. The Club will have reserved seats (yes, in the shade!). There will be a tailgate starting at 1030 in a parking lot near Coors Field. Contact Laura Munari. She sent out an all-call email today (Thursday) with a link you can use to sign up for tickets. They can be charged to your club bill. The $35 fee includes the tailgate. As of meeting time on Thursday, August 16, she had four tickets left. Call her if you are interested in going to the game but did not sign up earlier.
 
New  Sam Weinstein has scheduled a meeting for August 29th, 6 pm at Uncle Charlie's, to discuss the possibilities for a new Kiwanis "Satellite" club for working professionals. This type of club can be associated with the main club, but has its own meeting schedule and projects. All interested parties are invited to attend.
 
Membership Event scheduled for September 13th. Stay tuned for details. Meanwhile, invite one or more of your non-Kiwanian friends and associates to save that date, so they can learn more about Kiwanis and maybe even join our Club.
 
Changed  Greek Festival. Nick Panopoulos is taking sign-ups for shift work (2.5 hours per shift) at the Greek Festival. On Friday, September 14, the Club's participation in the Festival will be running from 3:30 pm until 10:00 pm.  On Saturday, September 15, festivities will run from 10:30 am until 8:00 pm. Club members heat up gyro meat and pitas, which is then served to patrons of the Festival. This is an easy way to get involved in a project, and a lot of fun as well.
 
New Member Appreciation Event is scheduled for September 28th. This event is exclusively for Club members and a guest. Come celebrate together the success the Club has seen over this past year. There will be a dinner and entertainment by 2 Guys with Bow ties, along with a trivia contest. (And who knows what else?) Brian Lennell is heading this one up.
 
The following members were elected to the 2018-2019 board of directors at the Club's annual meeting on April 5th:
 
President, Chuck Tyler
President-elect, Brian Lenell
1st Vice President, John Lynch
2nd Vice President, Sam Weinstein
Immediate Past President, Laura Munari
Secretary, Tabitha Norman
Asst. Secretary, Olivia Samson
Treasurer, Rob Kilian
Asst. Treasurer, Denise Newell
Directors – Bryce Freeman, Haiden
Havner, Larry Walters, Don
Hollingshead, Paul Gapen, Tom
Muhlbach, Ben Eastwood, Denise
Hensley, Justin Gorman, Jim
Ottoes

Members elected to the 2018-2019 Foundation Board:
President, Olivia Samson
Directors – Lisa Taylor, Earl
Dorsett, Haiden Havner, Denise
Newell, Neil Webb, Kathleen
Petersen, Lexi Leckemby, Jacob
Weisz
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation has been working to support construction of an accessible playground for all ages and abilities at Cheyenne's Cahill Park for four years now. Our Club's past President, Patty Benskin, has identified support of the project a priority for the Club as well.  
 
Every little bit helps.  And, if you can, consider a gift of $500 or more for recognition as a playground fellow. Thanks for your support.
 
The accessible play area, as it looked on April 27, 2018, being enjoyed by many kids.
 
 
 

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