New Life Members Announced

Posted on Nov 12, 2020
Congratulations to Carol Holland, Deb Lafaso and R.C. Mead, who were named Kiwanis Life Members at today's Club meeting.
 
Life Members are chosen for fulfilling their commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty while completing their responsibilities over many years. Individuals who achieve Live Member Status are those who perpetuate the objects and objectives of Kiwanis International. Life members are chosen on a “lifetime” of service to the club and the expectation “service” will continue for many years to come if possible.
 
There are now 40 active members of our Club who have been named Life Members.
New Life Members Announced Chuck Seniawski 2020-11-12 07:00:00Z 0

Virtual and in-person Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army

From Lauri Osborne, Chair for the Club's annual Salvation Army bell ringing:
 
Bell Ringing:  We will be ringing bells at Hobby Lobby, Frontier Mall Main Entrance, Dillards, JC Penney and Sam's Club on December 12th.  To address safety concerns, please only sign up one person or one family at each location.  There will be four shifts: 10-12, 12-2, 2-4 and 4-6 at each location.  All will be required, per Salvation Army rules, to wear a mask.  Please e-mail me with the location and time slot you would like - 
 
Raffle Tickets:  We will not be able to have a raffle ticket sale this year.  I have created a virtual kettle for our Kiwanis Club.  The link below will be on our Facebook page and can be shared.  If you would like to donate, this would be an easy way and they will know it came from us.
 
 
Food:  The Salvation Army will be handing out food boxes for families for Christmas.  They need cream of mushroom soup, green beans, mashed potato foil packets and Great Value French fried onions.  These need to be in family sizes, not monster sizes!  They will be handing these boxes out mid December.  We are not having meetings, so if you would like to donate, you can drop off items at the Salvation Army or at my work, W. G. Dale Electric Co.
 
I appreciate all of your support in helping our community.
 
Thank you, Lauri
Virtual and in-person Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army Lauri Osborne 2020-11-12 07:00:00Z 0

Thursday Club Meeting - ZOOM ONLY!

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
At the Tuesday Board meeting, following reports by Board members who have been watching the number of cases of COVID-19 explode in Cheyenne, the Board voted to go to ZOOM ONLY meetings EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!
Thursday Club Meeting - ZOOM ONLY! John Lynch 2020-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
NO Friday Food Bag Filling on Oct 27 Thomas Roberts 2020-10-25 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Food Bag

Posted on Oct 11, 2020
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.”
 
 
          
Friday Food Bag Thomas Roberts 2020-10-11 06:00:00Z 0

100th Anniversary Project Presentations

LAST DAY TO VOTE - TODAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23!!!
 
Renee Brower this morning sent out an email requesting your member vote on which project to support. The voting is preferential. That is, you will designate a first choice, second choice and third choice. Be sure to respond to this Survey Monkey. Voting will be closed on October 23rd. 
 
[The survey takes about five seconds to complete -- "not having enough time" is no excuse. Please make your preference known!  Thank you. -- The Editor]
 
The Club meeting on Thursday, September 17, featured the first of three presentations by candidates for the Club's 100th Anniversary Project. Remember that Club members will be voting to select one of these as the project. As a result, you are encouraged to check them out.
 
You may view the presentation by the Unaccompanied Students Initiative here:  https://youtu.be/PRQFZYG7mUQ
 
The September 24 presentation was by the Crow Creek Revival.  The program may be viewed here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_IjSrRFbRA&feature=youtu.be
 
The Salvation Army presented on October 1st.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjr1RBHuVkU&feature=youtu.be
100th Anniversary Project Presentations Chuck Seniawski 2020-09-18 06:00:00Z 0

FFA Livestock Sale History Update

The FFA livestock sale history has been updated through this year's sale, and is available in the download section of this homepage.  This year's record setting sale brought the total dollars returned to Laramie County youth over its 56 year history to just short of $3 million. 
FFA Livestock Sale History Update Bill Johnson 2020-09-10 06:00:00Z 0

Help out at Ft Collins Eyeopener Kiwanis Club

The Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club needs volunteers.  Their annual Feeding Kids Food packing event is September 19th.  Here is the link to register for the event.
 
 
I urge anyone that can help them to register as soon as possible so they know who will be coming.  Please do not just show up.  They are required to have volunteers register to be compliant with their COVID 19 protocols.
 
Thank you
Brian
Help out at Ft Collins Eyeopener Kiwanis Club Brian Lenell 2020-08-23 06:00:00Z 0

Important Information in Aug 20 Telstar

This week's Telstar (Aug 20) has a lot of important content. Especially important is the announcement of, and guidelines for, the Club's first combination In-person/Zoom meeting at the Red Lion since the COVID-19 pandemic started. That will be next week, August 27, 2020. 
Important Information in Aug 20 Telstar Chuck Seniawski 2020-08-21 06:00:00Z 0

On-going projects

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.
 
 
On-going projects Chuck Seniawski 2020-08-19 06:00:00Z 0

Support of Farmers market

Posted on Aug 18, 2020
From Tim's email to Club members on Tuesday, August 18:
 
My heartiest thanks to those who have been able to help with the Community Action of Laramie County (CALC) farmer's market.  We are making a difference!  Patrick Brady, their board president and soon a Kiwanian, reports that each week they have set new records in sales and will be able to do even more to help our community.
 
In case you don't know CALC, here's a short blurb about their community mission:  
 
Community Action of Laramie County (CALC) is a leader dedicated to reducing poverty in Laramie County by empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, intervention and community partnerships.
 
As you'll note, they are all about helping to improve our community just like us!  When we help them, we are really helping our community.
 
We're in pretty good shape for this Saturday in terms of event support.  What would be great is if we could get a couple of folks to man a Kiwanis table and share the word about us and perhaps land a member or two!  Who, who will step up to make this happen???  Let's man a table!
 
Here's the link to sign up to support the market--we 
 
 
If you want to man a Kiwanis table, give me a call at 307.631.5158 or call Pat Ashworth at 307.640.3858.
 
Thanks,
 
Tim
Support of Farmers market Tim Sheppard 2020-08-18 06:00:00Z 0

From the Membership Chair

Posted on Aug 10, 2020
Greetings Fellow Kiwanians
 
We are looking for some people to help man a table at the Farmer's Market to promote the Kiwanis Club. What do you have to do? Smile, be polite, talk about Kiwanis, and invite them to a lunch. We still have some Join us for lunch cards. We are not allowed to hand out any literature, but if they stop and ask, then it's ok. The regular market has 2 different shifts of 6-10 and 10-2. It would be great if we had someone at a membership table from 8 or 9-1 at least. Let Tim Sheppard or Pat Ashworth know if you are willing/able to help out at either of these tables. Thanks again and I can't wait to meet live with you all again.
 
Pat Ashworth
From the Membership Chair Pat Ashworth 2020-08-10 06:00:00Z 0
Quick Look - activities upcoming Chuck Seniawski 2020-08-08 06:00:00Z 0

New Records at FFA Livestock Sale

Posted on Aug 08, 2020
The 56th Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale of Champions, held on Friday, August 7, 2020, produced a new sale record for a single animal. Spradley Barr Motors paid $16,500 for the Grand Champion Steer offered by Timothy Love. In addition, the sale as a whole set a new record, garnering more than $166,000 for the kids!More details to follow on the rest of the sale.
 
 
The previous overall sale record was $16,000 paid at last year's sale for the Champion Lamb. The previous record total was $144,000, set just last year.
New Records at FFA Livestock Sale Chuck Seniawski 2020-08-08 06:00:00Z 0

Virtual Car Show

Posted on Aug 03, 2020
Hank Derr's Classic 1962 Corvette was the overall winner of the Rocky Mountain District Foundation Fuels Kids Virtual Car Show which concluded August 1st. Congratulations, Hank!
 
 
Bob Monger placed first in the Antiques Division with his 1930 Model A Ford. Congratulations, Bob!
 
Virtual Car Show Hank Derr 2020-08-03 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Food Bag this week

From Tom Roberts, on August 2nd:
 
Folks,
 
Friday Food Bag has scheduled fillings for 5 p.m.Wednesday, August 5th, 5 p.m.Thursday August 6th, and 12 noon Friday August 7th.
 
Please send me an e-mail if you attend and wish to receive attendance credit.
 
Thanks, Later, TomR
Friday Food Bag this week Thomas Roberts 2020-08-03 06:00:00Z 0

56th Annual Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale 

Posted on Jul 30, 2020
The sale is scheduled to go on, with limited seating but also with virtual participation.  Please consider purchasing shares in the Kiwanis Investment Group, per the following email.
 
Good Afternoon Club Members,
 
It is that time of year again, when we support the work of Laramie County FFA youth at the Annual Kiwanis Livestock "Sale of Champions" (August 7th at the Archer Events Center). We are asking for your support in purchasing shares. Each share will help fund the purchase of an animal(s) at the sale; each share will be a maximum of $15.00 and proportionate to the number of shares sold to animals purchased. 
 
As you can imagine, this year has presented some pretty significant obstacles for youth in agriculture, please consider joining us in recognizing their accomplishments and supporting their continued hard work. Supporting is easy, please reply to kiwaadmsect@cheyennekiwanis.org with the number of shares you would like to purchase and that commitment will be added to your account.
 
Kind Regards,
Kiwanis Sale Committee
56th Annual Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale Brenda Birkle 2020-07-30 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Food Bag in July

Posted on Jul 15, 2020
Tom Roberts sent out this email yesterday:
 
Folks,
 
Rod Hottle, on behalf of Friday Food Bag Foundation, has requested the July filling schedule [see below] be forwarded to Club members for those folks interested in assisting. The FFBF storeroom is at 600 East Carlson, north side of the Element Church.
 
PLEASE BE SURE TO WEAR A MASK
 
Monday 7/20 at 10 am
Tuesday 7/21 at 5 pm
Thursday 7/23 at 5 pm
Friday 7/24 at Noon CANCELLED per Tom per July 22 email
 
Thanks, TomR
Friday Food Bag in July Thomas Roberts 2020-07-15 06:00:00Z 0

Member Updates - COVID-related

Posted on Jul 14, 2020
 
Still in effect as of October 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.
 
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We will be having hybrid in-person and virtual meetings at the regular time (Thursdays at noon) for the foreseeable future. You must reserve a place by the previous Tuesday if you wish to attend the meeting in person. See the email that is sent weekly to all Cheyenne Kiwanians for the specific URL and password for Zoom participation.  Contact Margaret Cox if you did not get that email a day or so ahead of the meeting.
 
Member Updates - COVID-related Brian Lenell 2020-07-14 06:00:00Z 0

Spruce Up Cheyenne

Posted on Jul 05, 2020
From Tim Sheppard:  
 
Good morning and happy Sunday (Jul 5th):
 
As an update, we have a full crew for the weeding/cleaning starting at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park Saturday, July 11th at 9:00am--thanks to Kathleen Petersen for leading this effort and to all who have signed up to help.  Kathleen will get with her team to discuss particulars and to make this a spectacular event! (Updated 7/14)
 
As we have a conflict at Romero Park on the 11th, we've decided to move that weeding/cleaning event Saturday, July 18th at 9:00am.  Carol Holland is heading this event up and will get with her team once identified.  We would appreciate your help!
 
As we found few weeds or trash at the Buffalo Soldier/Triangle areas, we've decided to cancel this event.  If you volunteered to help there, please consider helping at Romero Park on the 18th--donuts are still on the menu!
 
As I've started every paragraph with an "As," I thought I'd go ahead and start another one...
 
Tim
 
Spruce Up Cheyenne Tim Sheppard 2020-07-05 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Food Bag Unpacking

Posted on Jul 05, 2020
From Tom Roberts:
 
Friday Food Bag has requested an unpacking this coming Saturday, July 11th.
 
As noted in the e-mail this morning from Tim Sheppard, there will only be one Parks project, Lions Park, on Saturday, July 11th, and it has full crew already signed up.
 
There is no need for work at Buffalo Soldier, and Romero Park is hosting an Animal Shelter disc golf fund raiser on the 11th.
 
The Romero Park spruce up has thus been moved to July 18th.
 
There will therefore be an unpacking on Saturday, July 11th, 9 a.m. at the FFBF storeroom, 600 East Carlson, north side of building. PLEASE wear a mask.
 
Thanks, Later, TomR

 
Friday Food Bag Unpacking Thomas Roberts 2020-07-05 06:00:00Z 0

Sloans Lake and Highway Clean-up

The semi-annual Sloans Lake and Highway clean-ups were accomplished on June 13 and June 20.
 
 
"Vanna" was out on the water...
 
 
and on local TV.
Sloans Lake and Highway Clean-up 2020-06-24 06:00:00Z 0

Highway Cleanup

The I-25 highway cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, June 20th, at 9 am. Meet at the pullout just north of the I-25/Vandehei exit, on Hinds Boulevard. Bring gloves grabbers and other tools you may believe to be useful.
Highway Cleanup Tim Sheppard 2020-06-19 06:00:00Z 0
Friday Food Bag Event Thomas Roberts 2020-06-03 06:00:00Z 0
8th Avenue Island Cleaned Up Tim Sheppard 2020-05-24 06:00:00Z 0

Latest Club Meeting Notes

Updated July 2.
 
From previous Club meetings: 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.
 
Latest Club Meeting Notes Brian Lenell 2020-05-21 06:00:00Z 0

Annual Meeting and Elections

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.
Annual Meeting and Elections Brian Lenell 2020-05-15 06:00:00Z 0

Long-time Member Passes - Leonard Treber

It is our sad duty to inform the membership that Leonard Treber has passed away. Leonard was the definition of a Kiwanian. He was a Hixson Fellow, Lusche Fellow, Bonham Fellow, Legion of Honor and Tablet of Honor awardee, Zeller Fellow and Life member. Leonard was a past President (1966) and past Lt. Governor (1971). After he retired from the clothing business, he became the first Administrative Secretary for our club. He held that position from 1987 until 2008. Leonard turned 100 in August 2019. He joined Kiwanis in September of 1955 so was a member for almost 65 years. One of his wishes was to live longer than his mother had. She lived to within 3 months of her 100th birthday. His family had a private service and he was buried in Fort Logan Colorado. They do not plan to have any services in Cheyenne as everyone in the family is now in Colorado.
Long-time Member Passes - Leonard Treber Chuck Seniawski 2020-04-17 06:00:00Z 0

Update - Great Decisions

Posted on Mar 26, 2020
Some of the participants in April 7's discussion group.
 
Updated 4/30. The final meeting will be virtual via Zoom on Tuesday at 7 a.m. Even though you may not have gotten the "official" package of materials, you are welcome to join the discussion.  Contact Tim to get the latest Zoom URL.
 
May 12 -- Slavery, with emphasis on human trafficking  (added 4/7).
Update - Great Decisions Tim Sheppard 2020-03-26 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Grant Awards Postponed

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
Foundation Grant Awards Postponed Denise Newell 2020-03-19 06:00:00Z 0

2020 Chocolate Indulgence

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

The 2020 Chocolate Indulgence has been postponed. After Governor Mark Gordon urged Wyoming residents to take precautions, the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club has officially postponed the 2020 Chocolate Indulgence. A new date will be released at a later date. Check www.ChocolateIndulgence.org for updates.

 

For more information, contact Robin Grandpre at robin.grandpre@gmail.com


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2020 Chocolate Indulgence Brian Allen 2020-03-13 06:00:00Z 0

President's Message re:COVID-19

Posted by Brian Lenell on Mar 13, 2020
In light of recent events regarding COVID-19 commonly known as the Corona Virus, I want to address our Kiwanis members.  First and foremost, the health of our members and community is of the utmost importance.  We are watching how the virus is spreading and urge everyone to take appropriate precautions.
 
Please use common sense in your daily lives. Most people, even if they become infected by the virus, will not be in any danger. However, if a person is contagious, they could easily pass the virus to someone that is health compromised. 
 
If you feel that you are susceptible to illness or may be in a health compromised situation, I ask that you do not attend any events. 
 
If you feel ill for any reason, please do not attend any events.
 
If you are concerned about missing a meeting and it affecting your perfect attendance, please let me know and I will make sure that you still get credit for attending during this difficult time.
 
Please be aware that we may cancel or postpone events if necessary at any time. 
 
We are following the guidance of the CDC, State, Local and Federal government.
 
Please watch/listen to your email, television, newspaper, social media and radio stations for additional guidance and closures or cancellations. These closures or cancellations may happen just before events, so please stay vigilant in keeping informed.
 
In Good Health,
 
Brian Lenell
President
President's Message re:COVID-19 Brian Lenell 2020-03-13 06:00:00Z 0

Marathon Critical Help Wanted

Posted by Brian Lenell on Feb 27, 2020
Updated March 5th. We need an assistant Chairperson for the Cheyenne Marathon project. The person who had volunteered to do this is unable to.
 
The assistant would be expected to be the Chairperson next year for the 2021 Marathon. 
 
Committee chairs have been appointed, so the main part of the task would be to shadow and assist this year's Chair, Lisa Taylor, as we plan for 2020. Contact me or Lisa to offer your help.
Marathon Critical Help Wanted Brian Lenell 2020-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
Feb 27 meeting at Depot Brian Lenell 2020-02-20 07:00:00Z 0

2020 Foundation Grant Cycle is Open

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.
2020 Foundation Grant Cycle is Open Denise Newell 2020-02-01 07:00:00Z 0

Stars of Tomorrow 2020

2 PM at the Civic Center on Sunday, February 2nd.
 
Come cheer on these talented kids!
Stars of Tomorrow 2020 Chuck Seniawski 2020-01-28 07:00:00Z 0

Nominations for club officers and directors

Posted by Bob Curtis on Jan 23, 2020
Volunteers are being solicited for five pending vacancies on the Club Board of Directors, as well as someone to serve as 2nd Vice President. Deadline to apply is 5:30 pm onMarch 17, at which time the past, present and future presidents will meet at the Treber Building (The Warehouse). 
 
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.
Nominations for club officers and directors Bob Curtis 2020-01-23 07:00:00Z 0

Business Meeting on January 16th

Plan to attend this meeting, if at all possible. Legion of Merit members will be recognized. (This is an award, given on every fifth anniversary of membership, starting with year 25.) Perfect attendance pins will be awarded. (Perfect attendance is achieved when a member gets attendance credit for 52 Club meetings/events during the administrative year, October 1 through September 30.) New members will be inducted. And we'll hear a presentation by the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year.  
Business Meeting on January 16th Brian Lenell 2020-01-14 07:00:00Z 0

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Updated 4/1. The next meetings will be virtual meetings via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. See article above ("Update - Great Decisions") for details.
 
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 began on Tuesday, March 3, and will continue for another 7 weeks. Meet at The Red Lion at 7:00 a.m.  Meetings will be held via Zoom to comply with social distancing guidelines. Contact Tim Sheppard.

Great Decisions Discussion Group Tim Sheppard 2020-01-03 07:00:00Z 0

2020 Stars of Tomorrow Application on Line

Posted by Dave Niemann
UPDATE! Jan 7th (Tuesday)
 
The revised application for the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow is now available in the Download Files section of this webpage. 
 
The deadline for submission of applications is now Friday, January 10th.
 
And auditions will be held on January 13 (Elementary), 14 (junior High) and 15 (High School).  (This update current as of 8:00 a.m., Friday, January 3rd.)  
 
Also, please note the audition schedule was updated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3rd. The application available on line now reflects the correct schedule.
 
New Jan 7th: The latest version of the application was uploaded at 8:40 am. Please check any submissions made prior to this time to make sure the application went to the correct email address (my.sha.rona@hotmail. com).  This should be the end of changes.
 
Our sincere apologies for any confusion that errors in earlier versions of the application may have caused. 
 
 
 
 
2020 Stars of Tomorrow Application on Line Dave Niemann 2019-12-27 07:00:00Z 0

Stars of Tomorrow Committee Request

2019 Stars of Tomorrow Elementary School winners.
 
Committee chairman Dave Niemann has received the support of the Club's Board of Directors to ask the membership to approve the imposition of a $20 assessment on each member (2 tickets at $10 per ticket), to help financially support the Stars of Tomorrow 2020. 
 
The event lost money last year when it was held at Central High School. Dave would like to move the event to the Civic Center, to provide a more professional venue for the kids who participate. His goal is to fill the seats in at least the lower level of the Civic Center., and help the show pay for itself.  If each member and their guest attended, that would be a quick 550 or more seats filled, with others to be filled by relatives and friends of the performers and the general public. And, of course, a member could give his or her tickets away to a friend or neighbor, if the member could not attend.
 
Kiwanis sponsorship for Stars of Tomorrow has a long history here in Cheyenne, having started in 1954. Two and three generations of families have participated, making it a traditional event for many. Our top acts have the opportunity to go on to division and district competitions.
 
Ticket prices have not changed for years. In fact, up until a few years ago, the Club members had assessed themselves at the requested rate. 
 
Per our Club Bylaws, there must be at least two weeks of announcement of the intent to put the proposal to a vote. The first announcement was made at the November 14 meeting. The vote will be held at the regular Club meeting on December 12th.
 
The show itself is scheduled for February 2, 2020.
 
 
Stars of Tomorrow Committee Request Dave Niemann 2019-11-15 07:00:00Z 0

Equipment Loan Policies

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
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.
 
 
Equipment Loan Policies Brian Lenell 2019-10-31 06:00:00Z 0

Propane Tank Users

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
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.
Propane Tank Users Brian Lenell 2019-10-31 06:00:00Z 0

100th Anniversary Big Project Vote

The October 24 Club meeting will feature a member vote on the 100th Club Anniversary "Big Project." Try to attend and cast your ballot.
 
You must be present in order to have your vote count.
100th Anniversary Big Project Vote Thomas Roberts 2019-10-18 06:00:00Z 0
Special Location for Oct 17 meeting Brian Lenell 2019-10-11 06:00:00Z 0
October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month Robert Gross 2019-10-08 06:00:00Z 0
New Club Leadership Installed Brian Lenell 2019-10-03 06:00:00Z 0

In case you missed it...

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle published a special supplement this week (Sept 24, 2019) entitled "Our Faces." Included in the supplement was a story about YOUR Kiwanis Club. A .pdf of the publication may be found in the Download Files section at the left side of this homepage.
In case you missed it... Thomas Roberts 2019-09-26 06:00:00Z 0

Marathon Countdown

Posted on Sep 15, 2019
0 Days to the Marathon! It's over!
 
Untold thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success!
 
Don't forget the Thank You Celebration on Saturday, September 21, from 7 pm til 9 pm at the Red Lion.
 
 
 
 
 
Marathon Countdown Lisa Taylor 2019-09-15 06:00:00Z 0

Cheyenne Marathon 2019

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Planning is underway for the Cheyenne Marathon, scheduled for September 15, 2019. This is a Club fundraiser that will require LOTS of help. Contact Lisa Taylor,  Lisa Maney or Lisa Trimble.  The next planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at 1 PM, Red Lion Hotel, following the weekly Club meeting. Subsequent meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month, same time and place.  Aaron Bentley is looking for Cheyenne Marathon race sponsors. Please see Download Files section of this web page for the sponsorship form.
 
Updated 8/15.  Cheyenne Marathon needs Corner Monitors to serve from 5:30 am until 12:30 pm the day of the race. There will be 183 corners on the race course, and two monitors are required per corner. For the math-challenged among us, that's a total of 366 folks needed to monitor corners -- and that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg insofar as requirements are concerned.  Sign-up sheets are being circulated at meetings now. There are two 3.5-hour shifts per corner that need to be filled. Tim Sheppard is rounding up volunteers. If you know of a group in the Cheyenne community that would like to help out with any phase of the marathon, please contact Tim soonest.
Cheyenne Marathon 2019 Lisa Taylor 2019-08-15 06:00:00Z 0

Donate to Kiwanis

When Club members are recognized for a birthday, you may hear names like Bonham, Lusche, Hixson or Zeller as Jason reads a list of the member's Kiwanis honors. What is this all about?  In a nutshell, the names are associated with giving to Kiwanis at various levels -- our local Foundation, the Rocky Mountain District Foundation or Kiwanis International projects.  For details, please see the "Donate to Kiwanis" document in the Download Files section of this web page.
 
Gifts to these 501c(3) organizations are all tax deductible. Your consideration is appreciated.
Donate to Kiwanis Chuck Seniawski 2019-08-11 06:00:00Z 0

Record-setting FFA Livestock Sale

Posted on Aug 10, 2019

The 55th Annual Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale opened with a bang last night and kept on rolling, with four records broken, including total amount bid.

The existing record for sale of a lamb was demolished in the first lot offered for sale, as Leo Tsimbinos won the bid at $16,000 for the Grand Champion Lamb shown by Braxton Olsen of the Burns FFA chapter. The previous record was $3,400. (No, there are no misprints in this paragraph. The increase was that much.)

This bid also was the highest ever paid for any animal in the 55 year history of the sale. The previous high was $13,501, paid for a champion steer in 2015.

Braxton’s sister Katherine set a new high mark with her Champion Market Goat. Wyoming Mechanical bid $2,500, easing past the old record of $2,250.

Jaden Gipfert, also of the Burns FFA chapter, watched as Holly Frontier won with a bid of $3,750 for Jaden’s Champion Market Turkey. The previous record was $3,101.

This year’s total for the 36 lots was $148,750, which surpassed the previous high total of $141,230 set in 2015.

Your Kiwanis Investment Group purchased the Reserve Champion Extra Heavy Lamb shown by Cody Winslow of Burns for $2,000.

Braxton Olsen and his Grand Champion Lamb, and purchaser Leo Tsimbinos. (Photo by Rod Brand)

 

Record-setting FFA Livestock Sale Chuck Seniawski 2019-08-10 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Food Bag Update

In an email sent August 2nd, Tom Roberts writes:
 
Folks,
 
    The grocery shelves and carts are gone, donated to Needs, Inc., and have been replaced by rolling tables and metal shelves, which need to be assembled.

    There will thus be an “assembling” work session at 9 a.m. on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH at the FFBF storeroom, 600 East Carlson, north side of the Element Church.

    There are five large tables and fifteen sets of shelves. Please, if you have one, bring a rubber mallet for assembling the shelves. Hammers will also work although they create a lot more noise, and may damage the shelf edges. A socket set, crescent  wrench, and large screw driver should help with assembling the tables.
 
Friday Food Bag Update Thomas Roberts 2019-08-02 06:00:00Z 0

Frontier Days Interclub Luncheon

Several clubs from Denver, Estes Park, Fort Collins and Wheatland enjoyed the Interclub Luncheon and the Indian Dancers.
(Photo by Chuck Dugo)
Frontier Days Interclub Luncheon Chuck Tyler 2019-07-25 06:00:00Z 0

August menus

August 8:  Hot Dogs and Burgers -- Meeting at Depot
August menus Tabitha Norman 2019-07-25 06:00:00Z 0

Final Day of Pancake Breakfast

PLEASE, implores Breakfast Chairman Sam, plan to stick around after tomorrow's final CFD breakfast and help. Supplies and equipment will need to be cleaned, packed away and transported to the warehouse, then put away there. We'll need all the help we can get. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Final Day of Pancake Breakfast Samuel Weinstein 2019-07-25 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Breakfast Attendance

Monday's official total was 5,658 guests served. 
 
On Wednesday, 9,109 served.
 
And, on Friday, 8,154 served, for a total of 22,921.  
 
 
 
Kiwanis International Trustee Katrina Baranko helped get the batter made at the Wednesday breakfast.
 
The crowd on Wednesday, waiting for the serving line to open.
(Photos by Rod Brand)
Pancake Breakfast Attendance Samuel Weinstein 2019-07-23 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Breakfast last minute items

Andrea Andreas (Serving):  Servers need to arrive by 6:30 am each day of the breakfast. DON'T FORGET YOUR HAT AND LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT. (Deb LaFaso still has some for sale - see article below)
 
Above all, get ready for a week of fun!
Pancake Breakfast last minute items Samuel Weinstein 2019-07-18 06:00:00Z 0

Menu for July 25

 
July 25:  Interclub Luncheon. EARLY START, at 11:00. Western Buffet.
Menu for July 25 Tabitha Norman 2019-07-11 06:00:00Z 0

Meet the Kiwanis International Trustee

Updated 7/11.
 
Past President Patty Benskin invites all Club members and their family members to an evening of food and fun. She writes:
 
"The Annual Kiwanis Dinner and Melodrama will be held on Wednesday, July 24.  Dinner at the Warehouse will be at 5:30 and Melodrama tickets are for 7:00pm that evening.  Please note this is different from previous years.  The dinner and melodrama are on Wednesday, rather than Tuesday.
 
"Melodrama tickets will be billed to your Kiwanis account.  Below are the prices with the Little Theater discount.
 
Adults - $13.60
Seniors/Military - $11.90
Students - $10.20
Child - $8.50
 
Please send or call in your reservations by Tuesday, July 16.  Little Theater needs a firm count one week in advance.  Reservations need to be made to Patty Benskin at wbenskin@msn.com or by calling Patty at 638-1312 or 630-3545."
 
The guest of honor will be Kiwanis International Trustee Katrina Baranko, from the Albany, Georgia Kiwanis Club.
 
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: You (and your guests) may attend either or both of the dinner at the Treber Building ("warehouse") and Melodrama. Please respond with your desires, even if you do not wish to attend the Melodrama, so that enough food can be ordered for the dinner.
Meet the Kiwanis International Trustee Patty Benskin 2019-07-09 06:00:00Z 0

Get your official Pancake Breakfast shirts

Posted on Jun 27, 2019
Debbie LaFaso has long-sleeved shirts for sale with the "official" Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast logo printed on the back. Just the thing to show your club affiliation while working at the Frontier Days pancake breakfasts. They meet the safety requirement for the long-sleeved shirt if you are to be working anywhere near a grill, and give great protection from the sun's rays if you are working elsewhere. See her at Thursday's regular meeting, give her a call at 307-221-7378 or email her at wyodeblfs@aol.com .
 
Get your official Pancake Breakfast shirts Debbie LaFaso 2019-06-27 06:00:00Z 0

Meeting Location Change

Please Note! Updated Wednesday, June 26th...
 
The Club meeting on June 27 will be off site at the Depot. at the Red Lion.
Meeting Location Change Tabitha Norman 2019-06-11 06:00:00Z 0

Friday Food Bag Help Wanted Saturday

Posted on Jun 11, 2019

Friday Food Bag has requested Kiwanis assistance in removing and recycling the grocery shelves at the FFBF storeroom at 600 East Carlson, north side of the Element Church building. This Saturday, June 15th, 9 a.m. is the date and time. We should be finished by noon if there is plenty of help. We will be loading the Kiwanis stake truck which Marty Sears has promised to drive.

Please be sure wear gloves as the edges of the shelves can be sharp.

Thanks, Later, TomR

 

Friday Food Bag Help Wanted Saturday Thomas Roberts 2019-06-11 06:00:00Z 0

Chocolate Indulgence 2019

This year's edition of Chocolate Indulgence was held June 7th. 
Chairman Brian Lenell presents the First Place award to Kelli Sias of Kelly's Creations.
 
Brian presents the Peoples Choice Award to Kassi Bertogli of Stick It.
 
 
 
Chocolate Indulgence 2019 Brian Lenell 2019-06-10 06:00:00Z 0

Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Grants

The Foundation's 2019 Spring Grant Cycle resulted in grants to the following organizations in support of their youth programs. The grants were announced at the May 16th Club meeting.
 

Friday Food Bag

CASA of Laramie County

Unaccompanied Student Initiative

My Front Door

Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation-Leadership Program

Cheyenne Composition Squadron Civil Air Patrol

Girls on the Run

Friends of Youth Alternatives

Boys and Girls Club

Cheyenne Family YMCA

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

Cheyenne Concert Association 

 

 

Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Grants Olivia Samson 2019-05-16 06:00:00Z 0

Chocolate Indulgence

 
Help Wanted! For one of our major fund-raisers. 
 
Robin Mosley is looking for event sponsors and silent auction donations. Information and forms can be found in the Download Items section of the homepage.
 
Updated 5/23. Lisa Trimble is looking for baskets that could be placed in the silent auction table at the event. She suggested that folks sitting at the same table every week consider sponsoring a basket.  She's even willing to make up a basket for the table (or even individuals) if the folks would donate funds to fill the basket. She would like to know your intentions by May 27th. She will take silent auction items until Monday, June 3rd.
 
Updated 5/23. Brian Lenell is still looking for chocolatiers. 
 
New 5/23. Brian Allen is selling reservations for chocolate bars, at $10 each. You may exchange your reservation at the event for a chocolate bar. There will be 250 bars available, and three of them will contain a prize ticket. You must be present to win.
 
New 5/23.  Tickets are now on sale for Chocolate Indulgence. $15 for everyone over 10 years old, $10 for ages 3 to 10, and under 3 free. Tickets are available at Bouguets Unlimited and Trophy Creative, from Brian Lenell and Brian Allen, at the door and online at http://www.chocolateindulgence.org .
 
New 5/29. Darwin Pace, Security Committee Chairman, needs help the evening of the event. Contact Darwin to offer your assistance in monitoring the doors and the silent auction table, as well as other tasks.
Chocolate Indulgence Robin Mosley 2019-04-30 06:00:00Z 0

Club Officers and Board Election

Election of officers and directors for both the Club and the Foundation were held at the regular Club meeting on May 9. Those elected will begin their term of office on October 1, 2019.  Here are the election results:
 
For the Club --
 
President:  Brian Lenell
President-elect: John Lynch
1st Vice-President: Sam Weinstein
2nd Vice-President: Lauri Osborne
Secretary:  Olivia Sampson
Assistant Secretary: Brooke Ramirez
Treasurer: Denise Newell
Assistant Treasurer: Tom Roberts
Past President: Chuck Tyler
Board members to serve one more year (five required): Tom Muhlback, Ben Eastmond, Denise Hensley, Justin Gorman, and Jim Ottoes
Board members to serve year one of two (five required): Renee Brower, Margaret Cox, Melissa Dishman, Claire Ley, and Jess Ryan
 
For the Foundation:
 
Lisa Trimble
Kent Drake
Claire Snyder
 
Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for agreeing to serve.
Club Officers and Board Election Bob Curtis 2019-04-25 06:00:00Z 0

Member Recruiting Event April 24th

What do April showers bring? New Members, that's what! If we want to grow our club, we need to start planting those seeds now because we are having a Membership Drive on April 24th...
 
POSTPONED. Will be rescheduled.
Member Recruiting Event April 24th Pat Ashworth 2019-04-09 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Board Nominees

Nominees to fill the three projected vacancies on the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation Board of Directors are Lisa Trimble, Kent Drake and Claire Snyder. Their three-year term would begin October 1, 2019.
Foundation Board Nominees Denise Newell 2019-04-04 06:00:00Z 0

Nominations for club officers and directors

Posted by Nick Panopoulos on Apr 04, 2019
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 Nick Panopoulos and Bob Curtis, is composed of all past Club Presidents. Contact any one of them soon to express interest. Annual elections will likely be held later this month or early next month.
 
Those elected will start their terms on October 1, 2019.
Nominations for club officers and directors Nick Panopoulos 2019-04-04 06:00:00Z 0

FFB Schedule Change

PLEASE NOTE. The Friday Food Bag filling originally scheduled for March 27 has been rescheduled to Monday, March 25.
FFB Schedule Change Thomas Roberts 2019-03-22 06:00:00Z 0

2019 Stars of Tomorrow

Posted on Mar 07, 2019
Updated 3/7. The 2019 Stars of Tomorrow winners included Taryn Davis and Loriana Walter in the Elementary Division, Trona Kay Bates in the Junior High Division, and Morgan O'Neil in the Senior High Division. Morgan O'Neil was named Best of Show.
 
 
Program Chairman Dave Bumann and Past President Dave Niemann present Best in Show award to Morgan O'Neil. (Not shown are Lorrell Walter, Brooke Ramirez  Rod & Deb Hottle, Deb Lafaso, Erica Tonso, Dave Nieman and Criss Nieman, key members of the Stars committee.)
 
Winners, by division:
 
Elementary: First Place - Taryn Davis and Loriana Walter
          Second Place - Cora Oedekoven
          Third Place - Mary Wallace
 
Junior High:  First Place - Trona Kay Bates
          Second Place - Allie and Andra Wagner
          Third Place - Bailey Zatorski
 
Senior High:  First Place - Morgan O'Neil
          Second Place - Saga McAllister
          Third Place - Alexandra Robert
 
The First Place winners of each division performed at our Club's March 7th meeting.
 
The Junior High and Senior High winners are eligible to compete at the division level. The Division Stars competition will be held in Wheatland on May 11th at 1 PM.
 
2019 Stars of Tomorrow David Bumann 2019-03-07 07:00:00Z 0

Distinguished Club Award

Posted on Mar 07, 2019
The Great Cheyenne Kiwanis Club was recognized at the Rocky Mountain District Mid-Winter Conference this past weekend as a "Distinguished Club" for the administrative year 2017-2018. Past President Laura Munari and Administrative Secretary John Barnes were presented commemorative pins recognizing their roles in leading the Club to this distinction.
 
In brief comments to the membership , Laura expressed her thanks to everyone who pitched in during her year as Club President. It was a true group effort that resulted in this recognition.
 
 
 
Club President Chuck Tyler presents Distinguished Club recognition to Laura and John at the March 7 Club meeting.
 
Distinguished Club Award Laura Munari 2019-03-07 07:00:00Z 0

Help! Wanted - Stars of Tomorrow

Posted on Feb 21, 2019
At today's Club meeting, Lorrell noted that the committee needs a lot of hands to help out with the show on Saturday and Sunday.
 
On Saturday, the rehearsal starts at 9:00AM -- Club members who want to help should be at Central High School's auditorium by 8:30 AM. 
 
On Sunday, the show is scheduled to start at 2 PM. Helpers should be in place by 12:45 PM. Specific tasks that require some help include selling tickets at the door, security, and runners.
 
Please contact Lorrell Walter, Brooke Ramirez or Dave Bumann before then so they can rest easier about having adequate help available.
Help! Wanted - Stars of Tomorrow Lorrell Walter 2019-02-21 07:00:00Z 0

New Life Members Announced

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Congratulations to Kent Drake, Paul  Bellotti and Darwin Pace who were named Kiwanis Life Members at the February 14th Club meeting.
 
Life Members are chosen for fulfilling their commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty while completing their responsibilities over many years. Individuals who achieve Live Member Status are those who perpetuate the objects and objectives of Kiwanis International. Life members are chosen on a “lifetime” of service to the club and the expectation “service” will continue for many years to come if possible.
 
There are now 40 active members of our Club who have been named Life Members.
New Life Members Announced Chuck Seniawski 2019-02-14 07:00:00Z 0

2019 Foundation Grant Cycle is Open

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation 2019 Spring grant cycle is open. Looking for a grant to support your charitable organization? All necessary materials can be found in the download files portion of this web page.
 
The deadline for submission of applications is this Friday, March 15, 2019.
 
 
2019 Foundation Grant Cycle is Open Olivia Samson 2019-02-12 07:00:00Z 0

The Aktion Club is Back in Action

Updated 5/14. Rocky Mountain Kiwanis District Governor (and Club Past-President) Tim Sheppard announced at the January 24th meeting that members Heather Dodson, Claire Ley and Jeff Gardner have combined to restart our Cheyenne Aktion Club. It has been re-designated the Laramie County Aktion Club. They had 43 members attend the March 4 meeting. Contact one of the liaisons to express your interest in helping out.
 
A 50-50 drawing was held at each meeting in April to help fund start-up costs for the club and raised $1,107. Your generosity is appreciated.
 
The Aktion Club is Back in Action Claire Ley 2019-01-24 07:00:00Z 0

Need Telstar Editor/Staff

As of Thursday, January 24, the Club is still looking for a Telstar editor or staff. Should you be interested, please contact our President, Chuck Tyler.
 
The "staff" version would involve several people working together to get the newsletter out, perhaps alternating as authors or working as a team. That way, one would not have to be present at every meeting.
 
Please consider signing up -- we have some senior members who rely on the Telstar for up-to-date information.
Need Telstar Editor/Staff Chuck Tyler 2019-01-18 07:00:00Z 0

Stars of Tomorrow Application on Line

The 2019 Stars of Tomorrow Audition Application is now available in the Download Files section in the left-hand column of this homepage.
 
The first committee meeting was held Wednesday, January 23rd. Help is needed in several aspects of this project.
 
Stars of Tomorrow has been a fixture in the Cheyenne community for decades, offering young performers the chance to demonstrate their talents in a competitive program.
 
Please contact Brooke Ramirez or Lorrell Walter soon to volunteer your time.
 
Also, if you intend to renew your ad from last year's program, please let Brooke know ASAP.
Stars of Tomorrow Application on Line Lorrell Walter 2019-01-11 07:00:00Z 0

2019 Great Decisions Discussion Group

Photo is from the 2018 discussion series.
 
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.  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.
 
Materials are paid for by the Club and are free to the participants.
 
This forum has been sponsored by our Club for years and often provokes some spirited discussion.
 
All eight of the discussion sessions are scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 7:00 am, at the Red Lion. The precise start date is to be announced, but is expected to be the first or second Tuesday in February.
 
Club member Wayne Herr is the discussion leader. The number of participants is limited by the number of books available. Call Wayne to express interest in participating.
 
 
2019 Great Decisions Discussion Group Wayne Herr 2019-01-10 07:00:00Z 0

Cheyenne Marathon 2019

Posted by Lisa Taylor on Jan 07, 2019

Updated January 10: The Course Setup/Takedown chair has been filled. Still need chairs for Cleanup, the Finish Line and Post Race Party.

 

The next meeting for the Cheyenne Marathon will be on Thursday, January 10, after the Club meeting at the Red Lion. We still have a couple of committees that we need help leading. If you are interested or willing to help in a leadership role for these committees, please plan on staying for the meeting or letting Lisa Trimble, Lisa Maney or myself know.

 

The committee's we still need help leading are: 

 

Course Setup/Take Down
Clean Up 
Finish Line

Post Race Party

 

We will need volunteers all day on the 15th. So for those long range planners, just go a head a note that day on your calendar now. 

 

Sincerely, 
Lisa Taylor

 

For more information, go to https://www.cheyenne.org/race

Cheyenne Marathon 2019 Lisa Taylor 2019-01-07 07:00:00Z 0

Ring Those Bells

The annual bell ringing for The Salvation Army was quite a success, despite some challenging temperatures.
 
Ring Those Bells Lauri Osborne 2019-01-03 07:00:00Z 0

Some Kiwanis History, from the 1920s

As he was researching our Club's history, Tom Roberts ran across an interesting article, which is posted in the Download Files area. There was a "summit meeting" including Cheyenne and Laramie Kiwanis clubs at what is now The Summit on I-25, before any roads existed up there. And what grandiose plans were made...  (see article for details).
Some Kiwanis History, from the 1920s Thomas Roberts 2018-12-13 07:00:00Z 0

Santa Claus is Coming to … Our Meeting

From Laura Munari:

 

We will be having our holiday meeting/party on the 20th.  There will be entertainment, lunch for kids of all ages (I will not judge if someone feels compelled to nosh off the kids' buffet) and, of course, a visit from the big guy in red!

 

We are going to do candy for the kiddos, so if you would please let me know if you plan on bringing your children, grand-children, neighbor's kids, etc.  I would hate to not have enough for all that are in attendance.

 

So, please let me know a head count! 

 

And, if you planning on bringing extra adults, it would be nice to know that too, so we can make sure we have enough seating.  (Note: Laura needs to know by Friday,  12/14.)
 

Thank you!

 

Laura 

Editor's Note:  Food will be served at 11:00 AM, meeting will begin at 11:30 AM this day only.

Santa Claus is Coming to … Our Meeting Laura Munari 2018-12-07 07:00:00Z 0
Christmas Parade 2018 Chuck Seniawski 2018-11-25 07:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis Club Organizing Cheyenne Marathon

It's official!  Our Club will be organizing the Cheyenne Marathon 2019. Co-chairs Lisa Taylor and Lisa Maney will be holding the first organizational meeting November 15th at 1:15 PM in the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce board room on the second floor of the Union Pacific Depot.  Contact one of them now to volunteer your assistance.
Kiwanis Club Organizing Cheyenne Marathon Lisa Maney 2018-11-01 06:00:00Z 0

Donate to the Club with Auto Repairs

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.

Donate to the Club with Auto Repairs Chuck Seniawski 2018-10-25 06:00:00Z 0

Sloan's Lake and Highway Clean-up

It was a jungle out there at Sloan's Lake. Here's Ben Eastmond going after some of the trash on October 20th.
(Photo by Rod Brand)
Sloan's Lake and Highway Clean-up Tim Sheppard 2018-10-24 06:00:00Z 0
Interclub with Central High Key Club Nick Panopoulos 2018-10-24 06:00:00Z 0

New "Standard" time for Board Meetings

For the 2018-2019 administrative year, meetings of the Club Board of Directors will be held the SECOND Tuesday of each month at the Red Lion Hotel. Remember that Club members are welcome to attend and participate (or not participate, if you just want to stay in the bleachers watching the action). This is a great way to see how the Club operates behind the scenes.
New "Standard" time for Board Meetings Chuck Tyler 2018-10-04 06:00:00Z 0

Installation of Officers and Directors

Installation was supposed to have occurred on October 4th but, due to unforeseen circumstances, it has been moved to October 11th, at the regular meeting time. Come on out to lunch to say thank you to the retiring officers and directors and to offer best wishes to the new folks.
Installation of Officers and Directors Chuck Tyler 2018-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
Thursday Meeting at Depot Laura Munari 2018-09-18 06:00:00Z 0

Greek Festival

Heating the meat and pitas for the Greek Festival on September 14th.
(Photo by Rod Brand)
Greek Festival Chuck Seniawski 2018-09-15 06:00:00Z 0

Membership Drive Thursday!

Posted by Pat Ashworth

Dear Fellow Kiwanians,

 

This is a reminder that we are having our Fall Kick Off Membership Drive this Thursday, September 13th, at the Red Lion from 5:30 to 7:00.  Wear your favorite team jersey, enjoy some snacks, Octoberfest beer (or a drink of your choice), and fellowship of other Kiwanians as we work together to increase our membership.  Remember it takes all of us to do this, so please show up whether you have a guest or not.  If we want to continue to have Membership Drives, we need to have participation from our members. We all have someone we can invite to at least see what we do and what we're about. Let's Kick Off our new Kiwanis year with a goal to get back to 300 members.

 

Thank you,

Pat

Membership Drive Thursday! Pat Ashworth 2018-09-11 06:00:00Z 0

West Lincolnway Landscaping Project

Posted on Sep 02, 2018
 
Landscaping Committee Chair Gene Burchett overseeing the final planting on September 1st.  Pictured with Gene are Kiwanians Brian Lenell, Nancy Jones, Dale Kjack and Dan Moede. (Photo by Rod Brand)
 
Conception, planning and execution of this effort to help beautify the western entrance to the City along Lincolnway has taken over a year. 
West Lincolnway Landscaping Project Gene Burchett 2018-09-02 06:00:00Z 0

Tim Sheppard - RMDK Governor

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!!!
 
Tim Sheppard - RMDK Governor Chuck Seniawski 2018-08-11 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis-FFA Livestock Sale Results

 
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. 
 
 
 
Kiwanis-FFA Livestock Sale Results Chuck Seniawski 2018-08-10 06:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting date changed

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. 
Board Meeting date changed Laura Munari 2018-08-09 06:00:00Z 0

Pancakes Friday and Indian Village Saturday

Posted on Jul 26, 2018

New To quote Yogi Berra, philosopher extraordinaire, "It ain't over till it's over."

 

From our Pancake Breakfast Chairman, John Lynch:

 

"We have one more breakfast Friday morning.  (Completed)

 

 On Saturday morning at 11 am at the Indian Village, the Indian Dancers are saluting us with an Honor Dance.  Please consider coming with your friends and families to this event."  

 

Thanks again,

John

 

[Ed.note: Help celebrate the success of our partnership with the CFD Indian Committee! And John says, even if you were not able to help out with the breakfasts this past week for whatever reason, your are more than welcome at this event.]

 

Pancakes Friday and Indian Village Saturday John Lynch 2018-07-26 06:00:00Z 0

SPECIAL MEETING TIME THURS JULY 26

Thursday's (July 26) club meeting will start at 11:00 am, NOT 12:00 noon, since this is our annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Interclub meeting.  Same place - Red Lion Hotel - different time.
SPECIAL MEETING TIME THURS JULY 26 Laura Munari 2018-07-23 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Breakfast Dress Requirements

John reminded everyone at today's (July 19) Club meeting that..
     Workers at the pancake breakfasts must have Kiwanis attire (shirt, ID badge, cap, et al.), a hat (need not be Western) and closed toe shoes/boots.
     Long sleeves are required for grill workers.
     Guests without the requisite garb must escorted into the work area.   
     No alcohol in the serving line.
 
Safety is paramount, so be aware of your surroundings -- don't run into pancake catchers or other workers or trip over pipes or wires strung out on the ground. Do not set up camp in traffic lanes. This is a production operation, a test of our ability to respond to Laramie County Emergency Management as requested. It is not a test of our first aid abilities. Keeping this in mind, you can still have fun with the project.
Pancake Breakfast Dress Requirements John Lynch 2018-07-19 06:00:00Z 0

FFA Livestock Sale Buyers Recognized

Five long-time buyers of livestock at the annual Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale were recognized at the July 19 Club meeting. (The Agriculture Committee historically has recognized buyers as they reach a multiple of five years purchasing animals.)  Buyers cited this year include Wyoming Steel (5 years), Halladay Motors (30 years), Frank and Louise Cole (35 years), Wells Fargo Bank (45 years) and Black Hills Energy (50 years). Those of you who have been around town for a while will note that Wells Fargo Bank and Black Hills Energy have not been around that long, but they and their predecessor entities together have. Thanks to these and all the other bidders who join us and take part in the sale, the Club is sponsoring its 54th annual sale next month on August 10th.
 
Kent Drake, Past President and Agriculture Committee member, assisted by FFA members, presents a 50-year plaque to Laurie Farkas, representing Black Hills Energy and its predecessor entity Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. (Photo by Lorrell Walter)
 
 
FFA Livestock Sale Buyers Recognized Kevin Burkett 2018-07-19 06:00:00Z 0

Annual CFD Dinner and Melodrama Night

The Annual Kiwanis Dinner and Melodrama will be held on Wednesday, July 25.  Dinner at the Warehouse will be at 5:30 and Melodrama tickets are for 7:00pm that evening.  Please note this is different from previous years.  The dinner and melodrama are on Wednesday, rather than Tuesday. Our special guest will be Rocky Mountain District Governor Haley Suppes.

 

Reservations for the Melodrama closed Tuesday, July 17, but you  can still sign up for the informal dinner. Do call Patty Benskin, though, to let her know how many are coming.

 

Annual CFD Dinner and Melodrama Night Patty Benskin 2018-07-14 06:00:00Z 0

Feeding the Casper Troopers

Club members fed about 200 Casper Troopers band members and staff at South High School on Saturday, July 14th. The Club provided hamburgers, hot dogs and chips for the hungry throng.  (Photos by Jeff Garmon)
 
Club member Dick Royce cooking up some burgers while Darwin Pace casts an approving eye.
 
The serving line and some happy band members.
Feeding the Casper Troopers Nick Panopoulos 2018-07-14 06:00:00Z 0

West Lincolnway Landscaping Project

Kiwanians were out on Saturday, July 7, to lay down landscape fabric along the highway, another step forward in this civic beautification project headed up by Gene Burchett.
 
The next step is to put plants in the area. Gene has scheduled this task for 9:00 am, Saturday, July 21. 
 
 
West Lincolnway Landscaping Project Gene Burchett 2018-07-09 06:00:00Z 0

Walker Family Reunion

The Club has committed to provide a pancake breakfast for this premier event in Fort Collins on Saturday, July 14. This is a fundraiser for our Club, and can be a really nice day out for your family as well (see details in last two paragraphs of this article). Help will be needed as follows. Contact Tom Muhlbach, who is coordinating our participation in the event. 
 
Friday, June 13.  Loadout, equipment transport and site setup.
 
     Loadout:  1:00 to 3:00 pm. Need 6 to 8 helpers
     Equipment Transportation:  3:00 to 4:00 pm. Need 6x helpers.
     Site setup: 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Need 6 to 8 helpers.
 
Saturday, July 14. Prep, event, teardown, equipment transport and stow equipment and remaining supplies in Treber Building. As of noon, July 5, Tom still needed batter droppers, flippers and servers.
 
     Serving (Lauri Osborne): Need 6 helpers.
     Batter Mixers: Arranged for.
     Batter Droppers:  Need 2 helpers.
     Flippers:  Need 3 helpers.
     Stove Tender:  Paul Bellotti.
     Transportation: Keith Turner plus 3.
 
The Club will be serving a pancake breakfast to about 1200 attendees at the Walker Family Reunion in Fort Collins. What's the Walker Family Reunion? It's an annual event for employees and families of the Walker Mower Manufacturing Company. And they really know how to throw a party.  Check out their website at https://www.walker.com/reunion/ for details. I guarantee you will be blown away.
 
All Kiwanis volunteers will be able to enjoy attendance at the event for free. Members of their families will be able to attend also, at a 20 percent discount from regular prices. Regular ticket prices are $42 for adults (18+), $32 youth (12 - 17), and $22 young children (5 - 11). Kids under 5 years old are admitted at no charge.
 
How to get there:  The event will be at the Walker Manufacturing headquarters, 5925 East Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528. From Cheyenne, go south on I-25 to the Harmony Road exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left (east) and drive for just a little more than a mile On Harmony.  The event venue will be on your right (south side of the road). Please see Download Files section of this homepage for a map showing the location, if you prefer a visual description.
Walker Family Reunion Tom Muhlbach 2018-06-28 06:00:00Z 0

July meal menus

While the full meal schedule for the next calendar quarter is being finalized, we can tell you that the July 5 meal will feature meat loaf and the July 12 meal will feature chicken fried steak.
July meal menus Tabitha Norman 2018-06-28 06:00:00Z 0

Super Day 2018

Led by Tom Muhlbach, Club members manned the annual Super Day food booth.
 
 
Super Day 2018 Tom Muhlbach 2018-06-27 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament

Registration for the Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament has closed. The committee can always use some help. Contact Olivia Sampson to offer your help on the day of the tournament, Friday, June 29th.
Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament Olivia Samson 2018-06-14 06:00:00Z 0

Annual RMDK Convention Registration

Registration for the annual Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Convention is open. The convention will be held in Greeley, just a short drive south, from August 9 through 12. 
 
Our own Past President Tim Sheppard will be installed as Rocky Mountain District Governor for the 2018-2019 Kiwanis year.
 
Plan now to attend.  The early registration price special has expired. Registration is now $80 per member, $30 for a guest.
 
Registration closes July 24th.
Annual RMDK Convention Registration Chuck Seniawski 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0

Super Day 2018

Our Club sells food at the annual Super Day in Lions Park as a fund-raiser. Tom Muhlbach is heading up the operation and needs help on both June 22nd (Friday evening) and the 23rd (Super Day).
 
Friday night activities start at 4:00 pm and consist of getting everything ready to roll the following morning. Saturday starts with a 7:00 am convoy to Lions Park. Set-up begins around 8:00 am and serving runs from about 10:00 am until 3:30 pm. Teardown and return to the Treber Kiwanis Building shortly thereafter. Tom needs cooks, cashiers and servers throughout the day. 
 
For those members who have signed up for this event -- the Kiwanis concession stand will be in the Food Court, in the parking lot at Lions Park just west of the softball stadium. (See map in the Download Files section at the left column of this web page.)
 
This is one of our most fun events. Contact Tom to offer your assistance.
 
Super Day 2018 Tom Muhlbach 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0
June 14 meeting at the Depot Laura Munari 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0

July Board Meeting

The July Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, the 10th, rather than on the first Tuesday. Please note the change if you plan to be at the meeting.
July Board Meeting Laura Munari 2018-06-05 06:00:00Z 0

Highway and Sloan's Lake Clean-up set for April 28

Posted on Apr 13, 2018

This event has been postponed from April 14th because of the inclement weather forecasted for this weekend. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28th.

 This is our annual Spring cleanup of areas which the Club has traditionally taken under its wing.  Excellent project for new members. Only takes a couple hours on a Saturday morning. Supplies provided (reflector vests, bags). Work gloves recommended (remember those gloves you received at induction to Kiwanis?).

The Highway Clean up group will meet at 9 am at the Loaf and Jug on Vandehei. Tim Sheppard will be heading this up.

The Sloan's Lake clean-up crew will meet simultaneously at the Kiwanis Community House. If you have waders or a boat, these have proven useful in the past to clean up the water-borne trash. If not, you may stay dry as you help clean up the park. Kathleen Petersen will be the crew chief.

Plan to compete for the highly coveted Mickey's Green Team Traveling Trophy.

Highway and Sloan's Lake Clean-up set for April 28 Tim Sheppard 2018-04-13 06:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 Officers and Directors Election

The following members were elected to the 2018-2019 board of directors at the Club's annual meeting on April 5th. Their term of office begins on October 1, 2018.
 
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 Eastmond, 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
2018-2019 Officers and Directors Election Laura Munari 2018-04-05 06:00:00Z 0

Special Friday Food Bag Announcement

Posted by Thomas Roberts

From Tom's March 13 email:

 

"The Element Church is partnering with FFBF to provide a larger bag with more food to help the kids during the lengthy Spring Break period.  The “bags” will be tee shirts sewn into bags to hold the larger volume of food.  This is a one-time event and the changes (other than delivering by Thursday every week) listed below relate only to this special filling. 

 

FILLERS – The Wednesday, March 28th filing is being rescheduled to Monday, March 26th at 5:15 p.m @ Element Church Food Pantry, East side of the building.  PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT The USUAL FILLING LOCATION. Use the sheet for the 28th to record Kiwanis attendance.

 

DELIVERY DRIVERS -  The tee shirt bags  are larger and will make it more difficult for you to load your vehicles and deliver to the schools.  Because of the added difficulty, Element Church will assist in the following ways:

1.       If you’re able to come to the filling, they will help load your vehicles.

2.       For those that deliver 25 or more bags, Element Church volunteers will deliver ½ of your bags.  For those with odd numbers, FFBF volunteers will deliver the one extra.  Example – 25 bags:  FFBF delivers 13 and Element Church delivers 12.

3.       If you’re not able to pick up your bags the night of the filling, the bags will be either in the normal facility on tables and the wooden shelves, OR,  if we find we don’t have room in our facility, the bags will be in the adjoining room accessed via a door at the back of our room.  The door will be open.  Look for the tee shirt bags!

4.       Please remember to deliver your bags by Thursday, March 29.  Delivering bags by Thursday is always preferable, but particularly the week beginning March 26th.  There is early dismissal on Friday, March 30th.  If bags are not delivered by Thursday, schools will not have adequate time to distribute.

Thanks, Later, TomR"

 

Special Friday Food Bag Announcement Thomas Roberts 2018-03-19 06:00:00Z 0

2018 Stars of Tomorrow Winners

This year's edition of the Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow was held Sunday, February 25th, at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Here are the prize winners for each category of performance.
 
The contestants:
 
Senior High School Division First Place and winner of "Best in Show":
Connor Brown and Brian Wacker
 
Junior High School First Place:
                    Cadence Marsolek
 
Elementary School Division First Place:
                    Avarie Gutierrez
 
A great effort by all the performers and a wonderful afternoon for all present. 
 
 
 
2018 Stars of Tomorrow Winners David Bumann 2018-02-26 07:00:00Z 0

Election of officers and directors moved to April 12

Posted on Feb 22, 2018
UPDATED 3/22/2018. The April 12 (moved from April 5) club business meeting will include election of officers and directors for the 2018-2019 administrative year, which begins October 1, 2018.  
 
The nominating committee has set forth these names for consideration:
 
President, Chuck Tyler 

President Elect, Brian Lenell

1st Vice President, John Lynch 

2nd Vice President, Sam Weinstein

Secretary, Tabitha Norman

Assistant Secretary, Olivia Sampson

Treasurer, Rob Kilian 

Assistant Treasurer, Denise Newell 

Past President, Laura Munari

Existing Board Members to serve one more year:

 Larry Walters, Bryce Freeman, Haiden Fertig, Paul Gapen (to fill Sam Weinstein's second year) & Don Hollingshead

New Board members to serve a two year term: Tom Muhlback, Denise Henley, Justin Gorman, Jim Ottoes and Ben Eastmond

Election of officers and directors moved to April 12 Chuck Seniawski 2018-02-22 07:00:00Z 0
Chocolate Indulgence 2018 Chuck Tyler 2018-02-16 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Location Change Thursday Feb 22nd Chuck Seniawski 2018-02-01 07:00:00Z 0

Assistant Secretary Election Slated

 
 
Member Tabitha Norman has been nominated to fill the vacant position of Assistant Secretary for the remainder of the administrative year.
 
Per Club By-laws, there will be a second polling for nominations from the floor at the regular meeting on January 18th. The election will be held January 25th.
Assistant Secretary Election Slated Laura Munari 2018-01-11 07:00:00Z 0

Itty Bitty Soap Committee

                      "Sparkle" and "Suds"
 
Just a reminder that the soaps and shampoos you pick up while traveling can be donated to our Itty Bitty Soap Committee, which will pass the items on to folks who can use them at local shelters. Just drop your donations off at the badge table during regular Club meetings. The committee will take care of the distribution.
 
Founded by Club member Bill Dale many years ago, the committee is now headed by "Suds" (R.C. Mead) and "Sparkle" (Claire Snyder).  Want to help? Contact one of them.
Itty Bitty Soap Committee RC Mead 2018-01-07 07:00:00Z 0

2018 Stars of Tomorrow

Posted by David Bumann
The show is Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 pm at the Civic Center. Let's show support of the tremendous effort put in by the young people and the committee!
 

Remaining schedule of preliminary events:

 

Feb 24 at 9:00 am: Tech and Dress Rehearsal at the Civic Center.

Feb 25 at 12:00 noon:  All contestants should be present at the Civic Center.
Feb 25 at 1:30 pm:  Doors open to the general public.

 

 

 
2018 Stars of Tomorrow David Bumann 2017-12-28 07:00:00Z 0

Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army

Kiwanians were out ringing bells for the Salvation Army at a number of locations throughout the city on Saturday, December 16th. This is an annual activity, one that has been a tradition for many years.
 
Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army Lauri Osborne 2017-12-18 07:00:00Z 0

Decorating "Big Red"

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

 

This year's decorating crew included Suzanne Anderson, Glenn Crock, Paul Belotti, Rod Brand, Brian Lenell, Jim Lovett, R.C. Mead, Tom Mulbach, Dave Niemann, Jim O'Connor, Doug Reed, Tom Roberts, Tim Sheppard, Paul Steinback, Keith Turner, several  Key Club members from Central plus several Girl Scouts with their Moms. Special thanks to all who helped out from Committee co-chairs Suzanne and Glenn!

 

Big Red was float #33 in the Annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade which was held on Saturday, November 25th. 

Decorating "Big Red" Suzanne Anderson 2017-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

Christmas Party

 
 The party was held December 17th at the Radisson. Eats, crafts and Santa were enjoyed by kids and grandkids.
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Party Laura Munari 2017-11-22 07:00:00Z 0

Memorial Service for Bob Rowland, past District Governor

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Bob retired from a career in the United States Air Force and became a force for good within the Cheyenne community. In Kiwanis, he was past Club President, past Lieutenant Governor and past Governor of the Kiwanis Rocky Mountain District.
 
Dave McCracken is working with Ginny Rowland, Bob's wife, to put together a memorial service for Bob to be held Friday, November 3 at 11:00 am at the Kiwanis Community House. 
 
Dave needs help from Club members to make this happen.  For starters, he needs members and volunteers to help with set-up and tear-down of the venue. He would like to find a person who plays bagpipes. He would like to get help from someone in converting photos featuring Bob to a DVD. Also, help in food preparation and serving. There will probably be other things as well.  Contact Dave to offer your assistance. His home phone is 635-1464, his email is jdmccrack@aol.com .
 
 
Bob Rowland, left, and Jim Byrd, overseeing preparations at the Kiwanis Clambake 2004 (Photo by Chuck Seniawski)
Memorial Service for Bob Rowland, past District Governor Dave McCracken 2017-10-26 06:00:00Z 0

HELP WANTED with Social Media

2nd Vice President John Lynch is looking for a few volunteers to help the Club spread its story via social media for the coming year. Contact him to offer your services. He has planned an initial meeting for October 24 at noon, at the Western Vista Credit Union, 3207 Sparks Road (just off East Lincolnway).
HELP WANTED with Social Media John Lynch 2017-10-05 06:00:00Z 0
Join the Club for a Border War tailgate Laura Munari 2017-09-28 06:00:00Z 0

Greek Festival

Club members and volunteers, under the direction of Nick Panopoulos (below), heated up the pitas and meat for gyros being sold at the city's Greek Festival, September 15 and 16. 
 
 
 
One of the work crews.
 
Production line at the Greek Festival.
Greek Festival Nick Panopoulos 2017-09-10 06:00:00Z 0

Solar Eclipse Feeding at Glendo WY

The Cheyenne and Wheatland, WY Kiwanis clubs will be operating a food concession at Glendo, WY over the Solar Eclipse weekend. Breakfast and  lunch will be served Sunday, August 20, and Monday, August 21. Breakfast will consist of pancakes, ham and coffee and will cost $10.  Lunch will include burgers, dogs and brats, along with apple sauce and condiments, also at a cost of $10 per person.
Solar Eclipse Feeding at Glendo WY Laura Munari 2017-08-18 06:00:00Z 0

RM Kiwanis District Convention

  Our own Tim Sheppard was elected Governor-elect for 2017-2018 at the August 2017 Rocky Mountain District Convention. As such, next year he will become our club's fourth District Governor. Past holders of that office were Dwight Bonham (1983-1984), Bob Rowland (1994-1995) and Verle Meister (1997-1998).
 
Congratulations, Tim!
RM Kiwanis District Convention Chuck Seniawski 2017-08-09 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteers Needed for Solar Eclipse Feeding

Posted on Aug 09, 2017
Marty needs help with the final load-out today (Thursday, Aug 17) right after our noon meeting. He needs 6 to 8 individuals who can help immediately following the lunch meeting.  You will be loading the ham and other cold or perishable items from the warehouse's walk-in cooler into the Meadow Gold Milk Truck.  With 6 or 8 folks, we can knock this out in less than an hour.
 
The date of the eclipse is fast approaching. As a reminder, please see our President-elect's message that follows. It's never too late to volunteer to help.
 
"Hello all!
 
"Here is your opportunity to sign up to help with this event.  We have several committees so if you have an idea of what you want to do, please contact the committee chair.  We will have either car pools or shuttles for people that will not be spending the night camping on site and will utilize these as well for replenishing supplies if needed.  We have limited parking in our area so this will have to be strictly enforced.
 
"Don’t want to participate in the physical town of Glendo but still help?  We will  need help prepping equipment, making sure all supplies and utensils are clean, packed and ready to go, as well as purchasing food items.
 
Eclipse committees
 
Transportation – in charge of prepping equipment, loading and transporting, setting up and tearing down.  We are moving equipment and setting up on Friday, August 18 and tearing down and bringing everything home on Monday evening, August 21.
Contact for this committee is Brian Lovett – brian.lovett@wyo.gov
 
Food Preparation – preparing pancakes in the morning, hamburgers, hot dogs and brats in the afternoon.  We will be serving on Sunday and Monday.
Contacts for this committee are Kent Drake – drakefamily1@bresnan.net and Nick Panopoulos – npanop@hotmail.com
 
Food Service – this committee will run the serving line, making sure all of the serving items are fully stocked and that the different food items are ready to go (hot food in containers and condiments/drinks/sides are readily available.)  Additional info: The serving line is planned to be open from 8:00 am until 3 pm. Server shifts will run from 7:30 am until 11:30 and 11:30 to closing. Please contact Lauri to sign up for shifts.
Contacts for this committee are Lauri Osborne – lauri@daleelectic.com and Kathleen Petersen – Kathleen_petersen@hotmail.com
 
Treasury – this committee is in charge of taking orders and receiving money and making sure there is ample cash/change on hand.
Contact is Kim Lovett – wyokim@gmail.com
 
"If you are willing to help, but have no preference on what you do, contact Laura Munari – lmunari@msn.com  or Marty Sears – silverfoxwy@gmail.com     
 
Check with Nick Panop or Laura if you wish to carpool (recommended).          
 
"I appreciate everyone's willingness to participate!
 
Thank you,
Laura"
Volunteers Needed for Solar Eclipse Feeding Laura Munari 2017-08-09 06:00:00Z 0

CFD Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis International President Jane Erickson helps out with the batter mixing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Not even a little rain could dampen her enthusiasm.
 
The final numbers are in. The official counts of meals served at the 2017 CFD Pancake Breakfasts are...
 
Monday        7,680
Wednesday  7,742
Friday         9,342
 
Total served    24,764
 
 
CFD Pancake Breakfast Chuck Seniawski 2017-08-01 06:00:00Z 0

CFD Pancake Breakfast help wanted

Lauri Osborne, our current Serving Line Chairperson, is looking for a co-chair, someone who will learn the ropes and take over. As is the case with all pancake breakfast committees, the show runs pretty much on automatic pilot, with only a few tweaks here and there to help keep things on track.
 
Steve Schmerge is looking for help with his Coffee Committee. Qualifications include strength and relative youth, since the brewed coffee is served in 12-gallon containers and the "old guys" on the committee would like to be relieved of backaches.
 
Rob Killian is asking for help with flipping pancakes.
 
Just a reminder that the breakfasts are an "all hands on deck" event for the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club. Whether you can help out for a day or two or all three days, every little bit helps ensure the success of the event. Call Brian if you are not sure where you can be of assistance.
CFD Pancake Breakfast help wanted Brian Lenell 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0

Wednesday Work Sessions are back

Posted by Marty Sears on Jun 22, 2017
Wednesday work sessions will resume on the evening of Wednesday, June 28th, and are also scheduled for July 5th and 12th. Equipment needs to be made ready for the Cheyenne Frontier Days pancake breakfasts. Don't worry about qualifications -- Marty can find things to do for all skill levels.
If you have a drill driver and screw bits, please bring it along.
 
 
 
Wednesday Work Sessions are back Marty Sears 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0

Rocky Mountain District Convention in Cheyenne this year

The Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis annual convention will be held in Cheyenne this year, from Aug 3 through 6, at the Little America Hotel.
 
This is a great opportunity to see what a convention is like, to meet new people and get ideas for incorporation in our own Club's operations.  Since it is being held in Cheyenne, you don't have to travel. No motel bill to pay (although our Club helps defray the costs of attendance at district conventions). You get to sleep in your own bed each night. You can select your own participation based on the time you have available and your own interests.
 
The preliminary schedule and registration may be found at http://rmdkiwanis.com .
 
If nothing else, seriously consider attending the interclub luncheon on Saturday at noon. Highlights include a distinguished guest speaker, a roll call of attending clubs, and comments from District leadership, as well as fellowship with members of other clubs in the District. This will also be a great time to make a lot of noise and encourage our candidate for Governor-elect: Tim Sheppard.
 
See you there!
 
Rocky Mountain District Convention in Cheyenne this year Chuck Seniawski 2017-06-14 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis is for Kids!

At the June 6th meeting, the Board voted to support the Distinguished Young Women program with a donation of $250. The program is very similar to the Junior Miss program which the Club backed strongly in years past.
Kiwanis is for Kids! Dan Kirby 2017-06-06 06:00:00Z 0

Committee Chair Needed

Posted on Jun 05, 2017
1st Vice President Chuck Tyler is looking for a good man or woman or maybe even two co-chairs to head up a fund raiser food event on July 4th at Romero Park. Contact him directly for more information. His email address is available by clicking on his name in the right hand column of the home page.
Committee Chair Needed Chuck Tyler 2017-06-05 06:00:00Z 0

June 1st Car Show

Posted on Jun 05, 2017
Organized by Bob Monger, the show featured cars that have been the "apple of their owner's eye." There were three Ford Model A's and a 1946 M-G, among others.  Even a Ford Pinto. Thanks to everyone who participated. There was a lot of lively conversation at this fun event.
June 1st Car Show Bob Monger 2017-06-05 06:00:00Z 0

Meeting Location Change Notice!

Posted on May 30, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: From an email sent today, May 30th:
 
On June 8th the Club will meet at the Radisson and NOT the Depot.  The Radisson has graciously made room for us so that we are not inconvenienced in any way.  Thanks to Tabitha and all her staff!
 
Regards,
President Dan
Meeting Location Change Notice! Dan Kirby 2017-05-30 06:00:00Z 0

Chocolate Indulgence Prize Winners

The winners of awards at our Chocolate Indulgence event were:
 
  Peoples Choice:  De's Candies
 
  First Place:  Kelly's Creation
 
  Second Place:  Pearls and Swirls
 
Special thanks to committee chairman Justin Gorman and his crew for another successful year.
Chocolate Indulgence Prize Winners Justin Gorman 2017-05-11 06:00:00Z 0
Friendship Playground Ribbon Cutting June 10th Patty Benskin 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis Classic Car Show

Some members have expressed an interest in having a classic car show at one of our regular club meetings. As a result, we are planning a show for June 1st, to be held in the east parking lot of the Radisson. Call Bob Monger if you wish to participate.
Kiwanis Classic Car Show Bob Monger 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0

Election results - May 4, 2017

The Club’s annual election of officers and directors was held during the regular business meeting on May 4th.  Officers and directors for the 2017-2018 administrative year, which begins October 1, 2017, will be:

 

President, Laura Munari

President Elect, Chuck Tyler

1st Vice President, Brian Lenell

2nd Vice President, John Lynch

Secretary, Nicole Casey

Assistant Secretary, Amber Still

Treasurer, Lauri Osborne

Assistant Treasurer, Rob Kilian

Past President, Dan Kirby

Existing Board members to serve one more year:

Aaron Bentley, Vic Lisek, RC Mead, Darwin Pace & Brooke Ramirez

New Board members to serve a two year term:

Larry Walters, Bryce Freeman, Haiden Fertig, Sam Weinstein & Don Hollingshead

 

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation elected three new members to its Board of Directors:

Haiden Fertig

Neil Webb

Denise Newell

 

Congratulations and special thanks to all who have volunteered to serve in these leadership positions.

Election results - May 4, 2017 Bob Curtis 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis is for Kids!

At the May 2nd Board meeting, $300 was approved to support the Laramie County Progress Show, a combined FFA and 4-H activity scheduled for June 3-4. In addition, $600 was approved to sponsor three teams in the City's recreational T-Ball league.
 
In addition, the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation recently announced grants totaling $35, 190 to organizations which strive to improve the quality of life for local kids. Details may be found by clicking on the Site Pages link for the Foundation, then going to the "What has the Foundation Done?" sub-page.
Kiwanis is for Kids! Dan Kirby 2017-05-03 06:00:00Z 0

HELP WANTED! From our Quartermaster

Posted by Marty Sears on Apr 21, 2017
Fellow Kiwanians
 
The Treber Building and our equipment should be a source of pride for all club members. We are the only club with this type of warehouse facilities and such an extensive array of equipment.  Many Kiwanians throughout the years have worked to build our equipment and the warehouse facilities.  And I feel privileged to be the club’s quartermaster.
 
In previous years, the Wednesday Night Work Sessions spent their evenings building the facilities at the warehouse that we enjoy today.  Now, we need work sessions to maintain those facilities and our vast supply of equipment.
 
So that all of our members can be involved in helping at the warehouse, I am asking for input from everyone who is interested in helping to maintain the warehouse and equipment, but cannot help on Wednesday nights. If you are interested in helping on other days of the week, please contact me with the days of the week and times that you can help. (Example: “I can help Saturday mornings or Thursday evenings.”)  While we will continue Wednesday nights, I am happy to add other days and times for work sessions.
 
The types of activities I’m talking about include everything from housekeeping chores, yard maintenance, minor vehicle maintenance and general cleanup.  Offering to help does not mean that you have to come to every work session.
 
(You may contact Marty at silverfoxwy@gmail.com to offer your input and assistance.)
HELP WANTED! From our Quartermaster Marty Sears 2017-04-21 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Golf Tournament Coming Soon

Time to take the dust off your golf clubs and support a great cause.
 
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation annual golf tournament, a four-person scramble, is set for Friday, June 23rd, with a shotgun start at 9:00 am at the Airport Golf Club.
 
One need not be a member of Kiwanis to play.
 
Please note that entries must be submitted by June 16th, so that handicaps can be computed and an appropriate amount of food can be ordered.
 
Details and an entry form can be found at the Download Files section of this web page.
 
Get a foursome together and sign up now. If you are a single and wish to play, sign up anyway.  The committee will form teams from individual registrants.
Foundation Golf Tournament Coming Soon Aaron Courtney 2017-04-13 06:00:00Z 0

Wednesday Night Work Sessions Resume

Posted on Apr 11, 2017
Wednesday Night work sessions will resume on April 19th. Having special skills is not a prerequisite, just a desire to help out. Contact Marty Sears for more information.
Wednesday Night Work Sessions Resume Marty Sears 2017-04-11 06:00:00Z 0
Coming Up -- Chocolate Indulgence! Justin Gorman 2017-04-10 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis is for Kids!

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
At the April 4 meeting, the Board of Directors voted to sponsor three girls recreational softball teams for $600.
Kiwanis is for Kids! Chuck Seniawski 2017-04-10 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis is for Kids!

Posted on Mar 10, 2017
At this month's meeting, the Board of Directors approved several donations. 
 
     Coats for Kids          $500
     Youth baseball         $900 total to two organizations
     FFA Convention       $350
 
 
Kiwanis is for Kids! Dan Kirby 2017-03-10 07:00:00Z 0

2017 Stars of Tomorrow Winners

Winners of the Stars of Tomorrow competition held Saturday evening, February 4, 2017 were:
 
Elementary Division --
 
     First:  Bobby and Owen Mathews and Andra and Allie Wagner, fiddle ensemble.
     Second:  Trona Kay Bates, jazz/musical theater solo.
 
Junior High and Best of Show -- 
 
     First:  Emma Mikelson, vocal solo.
     Second: Emberlynn Niemann, vocal solo.
 
Senior High --
 
     First:  Morgan O'Neill, vocal solo.
     Second:  Madison Schuler, Korean pop solo.
 
Many thanks to Dave Bumann and his committee members for a great show!
 
  
 Emma Mikelson -- Winner of First Place in Junior High Division and Best in Show
 
The Contestants
 
The next step up in the Stars of Tomorrow ladder is the 2017 District Stars of Tomorrow, to be held May 21st, at a location to be announced. A Division 13 Stars was to be held at the end of April, but has been cancelled. 
2017 Stars of Tomorrow Winners David Bumann 2017-02-06 07:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis and Kocktails - Jan 19th

Posted by Laura Munari
We are having a membership drive on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 at the Radisson.
 
We will have a cash bar available for our cocktail half hour followed by three of our members sharing their thoughts on why we Kiwanis.  (If you attend AND bring a guest who is not currently a member, you will each get a free drink ticket!)
 
Some thoughts on who to invite as a guest.  Everyone!  It doesn't matter the age, gender, profession - current or past.  Think of anyone that has a heart for helping others and encourage them to attend.
 
If you will be attending, please RSVP to lmunari@msn.com with your name and the name of your guest no later than Tuesday, the 17th of January.  We would like to have name tags made for everyone in attendance to help facilitate conversation.  Laura also needs these numbers in case we have to move to a bigger room.
 
Let's all reach out and let the community know that we don't just do pancakes!
Kiwanis and Kocktails - Jan 19th Laura Munari 2017-01-07 07:00:00Z 0

Lunch menu now available in advance

Want to know what's on the lunch menu for the next Club meeting? Just check out the .pdf document in the "Home Page Download Files" section in the left panel of this home page. We hope to keep this information available for our membership throughout the year.
Lunch menu now available in advance 2017-01-05 07:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis Club Foundation Grant Cycle opens Feb 1

Posted by Aaron Courtney
Applications for the first grant cycle of 2017 will be accepted from non-profit organizations beginning February 1st. March 15th will be the last day applications are accepted. The amount available for funding is generally $5,000 per grant request, although larger requests will be considered.
 
Please see the Download Files sidebar on this web page for contents of the application package -- the Cover Letter (which outlines general provisions for qualification and application), the detailed Application Checklist and a copy of the agreement that would be signed regarding use of granted funds.
Kiwanis Club Foundation Grant Cycle opens Feb 1 Aaron Courtney 2017-01-04 07:00:00Z 0

New Life Members Announced

Posted on Dec 16, 2016
Dick Royce and Tim Sheppard were recognized as Kiwanis Life Members at the December 15th Club meeting.
 
Individuals who achieve Live Member Status are those who perpetuate the objects and objectives of Kiwanis International. Recipients must hold active membership in a current chartered Kiwanis Club. Life members are chosen on a “lifetime” of service to the club and the expectation “service” will continue for many years to come if possible. Life Members are chosen for fulfilling their commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty while completing their responsibilities over many years.
New Life Members Announced Chuck Seniawski 2016-12-16 07:00:00Z 0

2017 Stars of Tomorrow

Posted by David Bumann
Kiwanians: Contact Chair Dave Bumann to offer your assistance now.  Thank you.
 
 
 
2017 Stars of Tomorrow David Bumann 2016-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

New Meeting Location in 2017

 
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club is now meeting at the Radisson Hotel on Fox Farm Road (formerly known as the Holiday Inn). Same day of week, same time, just a different location.
 
Don't hesitate to mention the new location to our members who may be "off the Web" or not regular attendees.
New Meeting Location in 2017 2016-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

Holiday Season Opportunities

'Tis the season! 
 
Thanks to Haiden Fertig and her volunteers, who decorated Big Red for the Christmas Parade and rode on the float during the Christmas Parade on November 26th.
 
Thanks to Lauri Osborn for coordianting activities in support of the Salvation Army holiday season fund-raising.
 
Our local Stars of Tomorrow show is scheduled for February 4, 2017. Contact Chair Dave Bumann to offer your assistance now.  The first organizational meeting was held December 13th.  He will also need help for the Division Stars show later in the Spring.
 
These events are excellent opportunities to get together with your fellow Kiwanians and have a good time.
Holiday Season Opportunities Chuck Seniawski 2016-12-01 07:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis Club Supporting Friendship Playground Fund

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.
 
 
 
Kiwanis Club Supporting Friendship Playground Fund Patty Benskin 2016-11-21 07:00:00Z 0

September 11 - 17: Kiwanis Youth Protection Week

Kiwanis International has declared the week of September 11 through 17 to be Youth Protection Week.
 
Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of those we serve—and of the Kiwanians who serve them. That’s why Kiwanis International annually presents Youth Protection Week. 
 
An email with attachment containing the guidelines was sent out to all members on September 22nd. After completing the training, you and your fellow club members should be able to:
  • Understand the Youth Protection Guidelines.
  • Identify troubling behavior or abuse.
  • Respond appropriately if a child discloses abuse to you or if you witness troubling behavior.
Kiwanis members can also access http://reporting.kiwanisone.org/onlineeducation to review it on their own time.

In addition, a summary of program elements may be found in the file download section of this home page, at "Youth Protection Guidelines."
September 11 - 17: Kiwanis Youth Protection Week Chuck Seniawski 2016-09-05 06:00:00Z 0

FFA Livestock Sale a huge success

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
 
 
FFA Livestock Sale a huge success chuck 2016-08-22 06:00:00Z 0

FFA Livestock Sale this coming Friday

Posted on Aug 08, 2016
The 52nd annual Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale is scheduled for this coming Friday at the City of Cheyenne Ice and Events Center.
 
Chairman Mike Hutton needs some help Friday afternoon setting up the sale venue, mostly moving tables and chairs and making the place look pretty and inviting to potential buyers. (Traditionally, the FFA members have set up the sale ring.) He also needs help in preparing and serving the supper and entertaining the potential buyers later on.
 
Check the download section to the left of this home page for history and statistics about the sale itself.
 
 
FFA Livestock Sale this coming Friday Chuck Seniawski 2016-08-08 06:00:00Z 0

Ribfest this coming weekend

Posted on Aug 08, 2016
CHEYENNE RIBFEST THIS COMING WEEKEND
Cheyenne Depot Plaza
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 12-14
 
Professional ribbers, joined by Cheyenne's own Tasty Bones
Come, eat, vote for the best
Wristband, soda, cobbler and ice cream and souvenir sales to benefit Kiwanis programs for kids
 
All hands on deck for Kiwanians
Other volunteers welcome
A joint project of the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne and the City of Cheyenne
Ribfest this coming weekend Chuck Seniawski 2016-08-08 06:00:00Z 0

Chuckwagon Breakfast Statistics

Posted on Aug 02, 2016

 

 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.

 

Chuckwagon Breakfast Statistics Chuck Seniawski 2016-08-02 06:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis International President Visits Cheyenne

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.
 
Kiwanis International President Visits Cheyenne Chuck Seniawski 2016-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Run, Walk and Roll 5K Robin Grandpre 2016-05-31 06:00:00Z 0

2016 Stars of Tomorrow Update

The 2016 Stars of Tomorrow Show was held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Cheyenne Civic Center. If you missed both the show and the regular Kiwanis Club meeting on March 3rd, you missed a great performance since they performed as part of the March 3rd program as well.
 
The Division Stars competition will be held at Wheatland High School Saturday, April 16th, starting at 1:00 pm.
 
The Rocky Mountain District Stars of Tomorrow will be held the following weekend April 24th, at the Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado, beginning at 1:30 pm.
2016 Stars of Tomorrow Update David Bumann 2016-04-06 06:00:00Z 0
Chocolate Indulgence 2016 Justin Gorman 2016-03-24 06:00:00Z 0

Opportunities to help out abound

(Updated September 18th) 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.
 
Greek Festival - September 16 - 17, 2016 - Nick Panopolous, chair
          Fundraiser
 
On the near horizon:
 
Friday Food Bag unpackings and fillings - Throughout the school year - Tom Roberts, Chair
 
Semi-annual Highway Clean-up - October 15, 2016 - Tim Sheppard, Chair
 
 
 
Opportunities to help out abound Chuck Seniawski 2016-03-03 07:00:00Z 0

Officers and Directors Contact Information

         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.

Officers and Directors Contact Information Charles Seniawski 2016-03-01 07:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis and The Salvation Army

Posted on Dec 03, 2015
The Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne and The Salvation Army have a long-standing relationship.  Upcoming events in support of The Salvation Army include fund-raising and Christmas Bell Ringing. At meetings in December, there will be a raffle for a $50 bill each week at the regular Club meeting. There will also be a "giving tree," replacing the silent auctions of past years.
 
December 19th – Salvation Army Bell Ringing.  Members of the Kiwanis family and other affiliated volunteers ring the bell for a couple hours each at local businesses during The Salvation Army's Christmas funds drive. There are still some openings for volunteers.
 
Contact Lauri Osborne should you wish more information.
Kiwanis and The Salvation Army Lauri Osborne 2015-12-03 07:00:00Z 0

Kiwanis Moment

President Patty Benskin has initiated a "Kiwanis Moment" as part of the regular meeting agenda.
 
On October 22, Club Past-President Mike Dowling presented information about the Hixson and Bonham Fellowships. For a $1,000 donation, one can be recognized as a Hixson Fellow (by the Kiwanis International Foundation) or as a Bonham Fellow (by the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation). Dwight Bonham was a past President of the Cheyenne Club and past Rocky Mountain District Governor. For details on how to participate, see the onekiwanis web site (for the Hixson) or any Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation Board member for information about the Bonham.
 
On October 29, Club Risk Manager Chuck Seniawski presented a quick primer on the Kiwanis International General Liability Insurance policy. All activities and members of the Club, the Foundation, Aktion Club and sponsored Youth Service Programs (Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids) are covered under this policy. Most importantly, though, the respective boards of directors must approve all projects and make a record of that approval in meeting minutes in order for the insurance coverage to be effective. If you have any questions about this insurance, contact Chuck.
 
On November 5, long-time Club member Glenn Crock gave a number of reasons why he enjoys being a Kiwanian. 
 
On November 12, the presidents of the East High School and Central High School Key Clubs brought the assembled Kiwanians up to date on what their clubs were doing.
 
On December 3, Jim Coomes, Interclub Chairman, talked about Kiwanis interclubs and how our club members can get involved with them. Interclubs are trips made to other club meetings within our Rocky Mountain District by four of our members at a time. Our members then are able to exchange ideas with the club being visited, telling them about our activities and learning about the ways other clubs approach projects and fund-raising. Transportation is provided. The travel teams feature rotating membership, so a long-term commitment is not required. Cheyenne Club members who are interested in participating, or who might want more information, are encouraged to contact Jim.
 
On December 10, Chuck Seniawski, a Club member for some 25+ years, reviewed criteria for recognition under the Legion of Honor and Perfect Attendance programs. See the article on Legion of Honor recipients above for applicable criteria. Receipt of a Perfect Attendance tab means you have been credited for attendance at a minimum of 50 events during the administrative year, which begins October 1st. Credit is given for Thursday meeting attendance, for Kiwanis work sessions and projects. There are even provisions for attending meetings out of town. Contact Chuck if you would like further details.
Kiwanis Moment Patty Benskin 2015-10-30 06:00:00Z 0

Division 13 Lieutenant Governor

Posted on Oct 01, 2015
Past Club President Tim Sheppard announced today that he is the new Lieutenant Governor for our Club's division, Division 13. Congratulations, Tim!
 
 
Division 13 Lieutenant Governor Chuck Seniawski 2015-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
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What is Cheyenne Kiwanis?

Posted by Floyd Foresman
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The KIWANIS CLUB OF CHEYENNE will be the county's leading organization engaging adult and youth volunteers to meet the needs of the community, with emphasis on children and promoting volunteerism.
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Kiwanis Foundation

Posted by Floyd Foresman
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation was established in September, 1971, to facilitate and further the purposes and objectives of Kiwanis in Cheyenne.  It is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Wyoming.  All members of the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne are members of the Foundtion.
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