Thursday, August 27, 2015

September is Anew with Interesting Ideas

Wednesday, September 2 Business Meeting      

Wednesday, September 9 - The History of the Tunis Raceway

Jim Volgarino, a local historian who has written a book about the Tunis Raceway, will share its history.

Wednesday, September 16 - Rep Rogers Discusses Issues in Iowa

Rep. Rogers, Assistant Majority Leader of the House, will discuss the major issues of this last legislative session and for the upcoming one, with a special emphasis on issues relating to children.  Walt Rogers represents Cedar Falls at a state level.

Wednesday, September 23 - Senator Danielson Shares Iowa Issues

Sen. Danielson, Chair of the State Government Committee, will discuss the major issues of this last legislative session and for the upcoming one, with a special emphasis on issues relating to children. Senator Danielson represents Cedar Falls in the Iowa Senate.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Food Store Alternative Coming to Cedar Falls

Wednesday Aug. 19—Local citizens who have wanted to own a piece of the grocery store where they shop may soon have their chance.

Tom Wickersham is serving as the board chair of a new food co-op that is planning to open a store in Cedar Falls. As a co-op, anyone who wishes to buy a $200 share may do so, although everyone is welcome to shop at the store even if they don’t own shares. 

The full-service store will emphasize locally produced and wholesome food and will also include a deli. The co-op’s goal is to have 1,000 member-owners before the doors are opened and they are well on their way towards that number.

We wish Tom success with this exciting venture.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Eliminate Project Reaches $100,000,000

During Kiwanis International’s centennial year, we’ve been celebrating the power of 100. But now that number represents more than just a look back at our past. Today, it became a big step forward.

Kiwanis International is pleased to announce that The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus has reached US$100 million in cash and pledges.

That means the Kiwanis family has saved or protected more than 55 million lives since 2010. And it leaves us just US$10 million away from our fundraising goal of US$110 million.

Five years ago, we made a commitment. Now we’re on the verge of making history. When that moment comes ... how will you be remembered in Kiwanis history?

Make sure you’re part of it! Give today. Then share our big news—and this big opportunity—with family, friends and others.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Curtain Rises on another Exciting Season at the Gallagher Bluedorn

Wednesday Aug. 12—Steve Carignan of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center joined us today to talk about the 2015-2016 show season, the 15th year he has been the executive director.

With a roster of events ranging from Jay Leno to Here Come the Mummies, this promises to be an exciting season of entertainment for the Cedar Valley.

Steve also shared with us how the center uses focus groups to select performances and determine ticket prices. Once booked, the task of marketing the performances to the Cedar Valley and beyond through FaceBook, the Internet and other media begins. 

Steve, we appreciate the high quality live entertainment the Gallagher Bluedorn brings to our community.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

We Need YOUR HELP in Organizing Programs for 2015-2016

Yes Indeed Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a bustling club with a throng of busy members who attend informative and entertaining programs each Wednesday . . . but we need MORE INVOLVEMENT!  We need more Rough Risers to take the lead in finding and reserving programs.  

Here are the steps in signing up to be a Program Coordinators for a month.
  1. Click on this link to get to the Program Coordinator Sign-Up Sheet.
  2. Pick a month that is special to you.  (Maybe your birthday month.)
  3. Sign-up for the month on our Online Sign-up Sheet (or on paper in a meeting.)
  4. Look at a calendar to find the dates of the Wednesdays you will be scheduling.
    1. Remember that the first week of the month is our business meeting so no program is needed. 
  5. Find 3-4 speakers for your month.  Here are some suggestions for sources
    1. You (Share something that you do or pursue - you are some interesting people)
    2. Your family and friends (You are connected to some other interesting people)
    3. City Leaders
    4. Business Leaders
    5. Creative Leaders
    6. Community Programs that we sponsor
    7. Coaches
    8. UNI Speakers Bureau
REMEMBER, your speaker doesn't have to be local.  Leigh will help you "beam in" someone special from a distance through our computer system.

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Member Joins Rough Risers

Jason Luders received the coveted KI membership pin and was officially welcomed into the club. The Rough Risers are happy to have you with us, Jason!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August will be HOT with Interesting Programs.

Wednesday, August 5 Business Meeting      

Wednesday, August 12 - New Programs at the Gallagher Bluedorn PAC

Steve Carignan, Executive Director at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, will briefly describe all the programs in the Artist Series for this coming year. 

Wednesday, August 19 - Food Co-op in Cedar Falls

Tom Wickersham, Board President, will discuss plans for setting up the new exciting Food Co-op in Cedar Falls.  

Wednesday, August 26 - Junior Achievement

Katelyn Pedersen, District Manager, will explain how Junior Achievement works with students in all grades. We will learn how Junior Achievement teaches work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students in Cedar Falls Schools.