Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Meeting Minutes - June 20, 2012

The old saying is "no rest for the wicked" - we Rough Risers must have been pretty bad - we have a lot going and no rest:

  • Sturgis popping - June 22 - 24
  • 4th of July - July 6 - 7
  • Construction - parts of July (starting the week of the 2nd)
  • Teen Serve - serving supper on June 25 and 26
  • Gov. Branstad presentation - June 29
Lots of opportunities for everyone.

Congratulations to the Hazen's, Hewitt's, Ericson's and Traetow's on their wedding anniversaries.

Congratulations to Stan on his fine showing at the Iowa Senior Olmypics in the football accuracy throw.

A thank you to Stan for sharing with the club his tribute in recognition of what would have been his 54th wedding anniversary.

A reminder that directories are available.

We popped and distributed 600 bags of Kettle Korn for Simpson's last Saturday.

We are praying for a complete recovery for Roger.

Thanks to Reece for our program this morning - Jim Jermier from the UNI Foundation.

Next week Don Redfern will make a presentation regarding the Ice House restoration.

Our greeter is Leigh Zeitz.

Have your best Sturgis ever !!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Meeting Minutes for June 13, 2012

A good business meeting - an excellent breakfast complete with hash and we were out early.  Great job Reece !!

Ned won the drawing and expensive gold plated with diamond studs Kiwanis key chain.

Heller requested that July be reserved for Kiwanis construction.  The Wednesday
morning golf club was put on notice.

Speaking of - Jerry, Bob, Gene and Dean took a trip to Nevada for the District golf
tournament.  For reasons unknown they had the low score and yet finished second. They did return with valuable prizes that will no doubt be part of our weekly drawing.

We are popping at Simpson Furniture as this email is being typed.

We ordered a new tent.  It should be available for the 4th of July popping.

Sturgis sign-up has started.  the dates are the 22nd - 24th.  This is a big one !!

The club voted to donate $ 200 to the Taylor Morris fund.  If you would like to follow his recovery check out

Condolences to Cindy Hahn and family on the passing of her Mother.

Gery Deaver presented a plan that will be presented to the July Board for discussion/ adoption.

       When a member is having some financial difficulties it is proposed we have a list of members (angels) who would be willing to pick up a months dues or a social activity for that individual(s).
       The member could contact the coordinator (Gery) requesting help or if a member knows of a need let Gery know.  The "angel" would be contacted and the matter handled - all confidentially.

A more detailed write up will be presented when the Board has reviewed.

Our greeter next week is Jeff - our program is TBD.

Have your best week ever !!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Meeting Minutes for January 11, 2012

What a great meeting !!

We had a good turn out, good business session and a super program.

Stan announced he is working on some inter-club visits starting in February.

Marv won the drawing for the Kiwanis Prize-of-the-Day but since he preferred to go fishing off the coast of Florida he did not receive his prize.  (This made the finance committee happy as it helped reduce expenses.)

Dean indicated the Kettle Corn Committee was looking into a joint venture with the Waverly club to do a popping at the Bremer County Fair.

The committee is looking for additional contacts to be made for sponsorships.  If you have some ideas contact Dean or Jerry.

We will most likely start contacting sponsors sometime in February.  Due to the sponsorship breakfast we have already received several commitments and dollars.

Floyd Winter was our speaker and spoke about the CF Schools Foundation of which he is the President.

Mr. Winters opened his talk with some praise for the Rough Risers.  He was with the evening club when we were started.  A complimentary description he made of the Rough Risers is that we are a "DO" club.  Considering the source I thought that was very complimentary.

He described how the monies donated are put to work (including ours).  It was also enjoyable hearing his remarks regarding some of our educator members (stocky)..........

Thanks to Tony for putting this program together.

Next weeks program will feature Jim Fisher a special education instructor.  Our greeter is Roger Hazen (assuming he is not trout fishing).

Have your best week ever !!!