Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are YOU Coordinating Rough Riser Programs This Year?

These wonderful people have signed up to arrange a month of programs — this is one of the unsung duties, yet our programs educate us about the needs of children in the Cedar Valley which helps us do our mission more effectively.  It’s always great to hear the impact we are making or can make.  And other programs help us be informed citizens of our community!

October 2014       Gery Deaver
November 2014   Leigh Zeitz
December 2014   Liz Woodward
January 2015       Leigh Zeitz     
February 2015     Jane Harding
March 2015          Steve Harding
April 2015             Phil Hufferd     (hope he’s better by then!)
May 2015              Bob Nelson
June 2015             Larry Loenser
July 2015              Gene Traetow
August 2015         David Loy
September 2015  Tony Reid

You won't need a speaker for the first Wednesday of the month, as that is business meeting.  If you’re short on ideas, we often have groups that we sponsor who want to come speak to us, so I can help with suggestions.

You might also consider checking the University of Northern Iowa Speakers Bureau.  They have some fascinating speaker about a whole range of topics.

Here’s the procedure that has worked well this year.  When you have your speakers, send me (Tony Reid) an email with

  • Name of speaker
  • Organization
  • Topic
  • Whether they will need a projector

Copy this email to:

  • Jim Larson so he can have the correct spelling of the name for his minutes
  • Jane Harding so she can send a thank-you note
  • Rod Hamer so he’ll know who’s up each meeting
  • Publicity Committee:  Michael Davidson, Lynn Barnes, Leigh Zeitz, Phil Hufferd

Tony Reid

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When are YOU Greeting for Kiwanis Rough Risers Meetings?

Yes.   It is always wonderful to see your friends greeting you at the door when you arrive for our Kiwanis meeting at 6:25 on Wednesday.  

Ever wonder how these wonderful people get selected for this honor?  Well, believe it or not, there is a secret list where each of our members have been aligned with a magical date. This roster will direct who receives this wonderful opportunity and when.

You can always read Jim Larson's wonderful notes that he distributes each week.  He will inform you of all the wonderful news that was shared and events occurred at each meeting. Most importantly of all, he will end his message with a reminder of who will be greeting next. 

But what if you have other commitments and want to ensure that you don't miss your opportunity to GREET?  You need a schedule for your planning.    HERE IT IS!!!

     27      Dennis Bergeson

     3       Lynn Barnes
   10       Leigh Zeitz
   17       Reece Conrad
   24       Brian Cross

     1       Alan Czarnetzki
     8       Michael Davidson
   15       Gery Deaver
   22       Dean Dryer
   29       Bob Ericson

     5       Cindy Hahn
   12       Rod Hamer
   19       Jane Harding
   26       Steve Harding

     3       Roger Hazen
   10       Marvin Heller
   17       Gil Hewett
   24       No Meeting

More to come in January, 2015

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Programs are Here

August will be a month of interesting programs.

Wednesday, August 6 - Business meeting.

Wednesday, August 13 - the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers Club will learn about the UNI Wheelchair Camp, from Jack Eherenman.  The Rough Risers provide financial support to this program.

Wednesday, August 20 - the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers Club will learn about the Family Literacy Program at Hawkeye Community College.  The Rough Risers provide financial support to this program.  Presenters will be Sandy Jansen and Diane Hamer.

Wednesday, August 27 - the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers Club will get an update from the UNI Circle K Club.  Circle K is a Kiwanis club for college students, and the UNI club was founded and is supported by the Rough Risers.  Presenters will be Alan Czarnetzki and the new President and Vice-President of Circle K.

Join Us at These Events:

Thunder in the Valley Airshow - Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 24 -
This spectacular Air Show sponsored by the Waterloo Kiwanis Club is returning to the Cedar Valley.  It is AWESOME!!!  Look for the Rough Risers selling our Kettlecorn, so you can support us as we support the children of the Cedar Valley.

Run in the 5K Color Dash at Gateway Park - Sunday, September 28 - 
Come walk or run in the Color Dash at Gateway Park on Sunday September 28, which is sponsored by the Rough Risers together with four other area Kiwanis clubs.  Profits will go to the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International’s push to eradicate maternal and neonatal Tetanus everywhere in the world.