Monday, September 14, 2009

Erica Scullin: 2009 CF High School Scholarship Winner

Erica Scullin was named the CF High School scholarship winner for 2009.  A valedictorian of her graduating class, she is attending UNI with a medical degree in her future plans.  She is committed to the Cedar Valley and hopes
to contribute her skills and abilities to the area in the future.

Erica is pictured here with the vice-president, Susan Loy.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Updates

This has been a productive summer and September looks to be just as busy. Here is what is on the docket:

9/9 - Designer Genes Down Syndrome Group
9/16 - Betty Zeman, CFU - July storm cleanup and CF Trees Grant Program
9/23 - Doug Christensen - CV Soccer Association
9/30 - Pete Olsen, CFU - Energy incentives and wind turbines.

Kettle Corn Popping Dates:
9/20 - Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, set-up at 12:30p on the grounds
Next Month:
10/9 - Hansen Elementary School PTA
10/10 - Cedar Falls Wal-Mart for Circle K

Cedar Valley Youth Soccer storage building is complete!
Cedar Valley Youth Soccer weather shelter is in progress—still needs some siding, soffit, fascia, ceiling. Check with Marv about work dates, as he has jury duty.

Circle K:
First meeting 9/9 at 5:30. Leigh will attend first meeting.

Coming Up:
Incoming Club President Sue Loy and a work group are examining our committee structure and will recommend some changes. You may be asked to serve on a new committee.

New Member:
Welcome to our new member, Jane Harding.

Thank You:
Thank our departing Board members, Phil Hufferd and Travis Duncan, who just attended their last Board meeting, at least until they get elected again sometime!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rough Risers Experience Second Life

Our Kiwanis club made a new friend through the Web, Thynka Little (AKA  LuAnn Phillips.) Club member, Member  Leigh Zeitz, a University of Northern Iowa instructional technology professor, introduced Second Life to his fellow Rough Risers Kiwanis Club members. This was an opportunity for our club to enjoy a program that was technically broadcast from Vermont, but was set in the virtual world of Second Life.

Thynka Little took us on a tour of her island where she taught farmers about pesticide and various skills that they would want to learn in her extension courses that she taught through Second Life. She said that some of her farmer students were hesitent about learning in a virtual world at first but most of them found that it was a useful and instructional medium through which to work.

The best part was the thank you gift that we gave Thynka Little at the end. Traditionally, the Kiwanis Rough Risers gives their presenters a Rough Risers coffee mug or golf balls. This time, we gave our presenter a virtual Rough Risers coffee mug for her to use while drinking her virtual coffee on her virtual island. 😉

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