Saturday, November 26, 2011

Meeting Minutes for November 29

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone !!!

  • Greg, hope you heal quickly from your eye surgery.  Greg had
    surgery for a detached retina.
  • Happy birthday to Gene.
  • We had a sign up for our Christmas family and also for contributions. We should be able to spend $50 - $60 for each of the 7 members of the our family. There will be an opportunity to contribute next week. December 14 will be present wrapping day.
  • There is a possibilty of a Spring project at the Women's Club.  Our project committee will investigate.
Circle K:
  • Circle "K" continues to be active with a good sign up for the Kids Christmas Gift and providing packages for "foster" students at UNI.
  • Our speaker was one of our own - Pastor Bob Ericson who presented us with an inspiring Thanksgiving message. Thank you Bob! 
  • Our speaker next week is JoAnn Van Gruper - the greeter is Reece Conrad.
  • A sign up sheet for members who want to schedule programs for each month was passed around.  There is still opportunity to sign up for a month.
Have your best week ever !

Jim Larson

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

30 Cedar Valley Organizations Benefit from Kiwanis Hard Work

During the 2010-2011 year, the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers assisted 30 organizations through monetary donations. These organizations were primarily education and/or youth-oriented. 

They included:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Dollars for Scholars
  • Junior Achievement
  • Hartman Reserve
  • Kiwanis International Fund
  • NE Iowa Food Bank
  • Circle-K UNI
  • CFHS Scholarship
  • NUHS Scholarship
  • HCC Scholarship
  • CV Soccer Association
  • Harbaugh-Williams Fund
  • Quakerdale Organization
  • Quakerdale Mobile Camp
  • Kiwanis International Skip-a-Meal
  • NE-IA Kiwanis Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hartman Summer Camp
  • Family and Children's Council
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • UNI Wheelchair Sports
  • DEsigner Genes
  • Young Leaders in Action
  • Grin & Grow Preschool
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Special Olympics
  • Cedar Valley Preschool
  • Self Help International Nutrition
  • Sanctuary Trust (Mama Lumka)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Small Group Makes a BIG Difference.

How DO we do it?

2010 - 2011 was a GOLDEN YEAR for the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers. Believe it or not, our small club of 34 men and women raised $36,900.

Yes, you read that right. We raised almost $37,000.

How did we do it?  Most of it was through selling our Koveted Kiwanis Kettlecorn.  We popped corn for 17 events throughout the spring, summer and fall months of 2011.  For 23 days we stood beneath our blue tent and sang the praises of  our famous Kettlecorn. We sold $13,152 of corn and donated $8,367 of kettlecorn to Cedar Falls elementary schools to sell on their own.

A strong reason for our success was the terrific support from local businesses. Twenty local businesses donated $500, $1,000, or even $4,410 to our cause so that we could donate this money back into 30 organizations in the Cedar Valley.

Thank you all.  Together we are making a difference.