On June 4, 1980, a charter was issued for Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers. We had not actually met as a club yet, but this was issued anyway. We had 25 members. Most of these members being educators, they realized that if they met at 6:30 AM, they could have an hour meeting with enough time left to get to school on time for first period - hence the name "Rough Risers."
Below is a photo taken at the Rough Risers' Charter Night on July 2 at the Cedar Falls Woman's Club House. We were fortunate to be joined by many members of the Kiwanis Club of Cedar Falls (not in photo.)