Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Women Play an IMPORTANT Role in Kiwanis

Women are important to Kiwanis.  Interestingly enough, women were given membership in Kiwanis as recently as 1987.  It was a shock for some of the clubs, but women are taking important roles in Kiwanis Leadership.  Our very own Jane Erickson from Bellevue, Nebraska is the Vice President of Kiwanis International.

The increasing role that women play in Kiwanis' success is acknowledged through the many resources that Kiwanis International has provided to celebrate women being members in Kiwanis for over 25 years.

The Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers are thankful for the tireless work and leadership that our women members contribute to our club.

This 2-minute video acknowledges the role women play in Kiwanis overall

Thank you for being here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Historic Cedar Falls Post Office Renovated to New Purpose

The old Cedar Falls Post Office building on Washington Street sat empty after it was no longer needed by the city or the school system. Plans were made to demolish it and use the space as a parking lot.

Jim Newcomb from the newly formed Cedar Falls Development Group told us how his organization stepped in at the eleventh hour and renovated this structure. Now this attractive historic building is the home for a downtown bicycle specialty store, Bike Tech. Jim said the success of this project has his group thinking ahead for future projects as opportunities present themselves.

Jim, thanks for sharing your story about preserving and repurposing this building.  For more information about historic rennovation in Cedar Falls, Visit their Facebook page

Monday, March 16, 2015

I Am Kiwanis! Are You?

It is the members of Kiwanis who make Kiwanis the Significant Force that is has grown to be.

Be part of the Kiwanis Rough Risers and make a difference in Cedar Valley and the world.

Check out the 10-second Rough Riser invite at the end of this video.  This is a video that will be broadcast on Cedar Falls Public Access - Channel 15

Kettlecorn Popping Schedule for 2015

It's popping time again.  This is our opportunity to sell our wares and share the proceeds with community service organizations throughout the Cedar Valley. 

March 7........Lincoln School Carnival.........................4:00
April 24........Orchard Hill School Carnival
April 25........Hansen School Carnival........................11:00
May 1...........Cedar Heights School Carnival
                     Southdale School Carnival
May 2...........RoughRisers @ CF Walmart
May 16.........RoughtRisers @ Waterloo Walmart
May 23.........4th Street Cruise
June 19-20...College Hill Arts Festival @ UNI
June 25-28...Sturgis Falls @ Cedar Falls
July 4............Jaycees Fireworks @ Cattle Congress
Sept 17-20....Cattle Congress
Sept 26..........Circle K

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Heats Up with Program Excitement

Wednesday, March 4 Business Meeting      

Wednesday, March 11 - What's New in Black Hawk County's Road System. 
Cathy Nicholas, Black Hawk County Engineer, will discuss the county's road system, how it is funded, recent improvements and why it needs more funding. 

Wednesday, March 18 - Using Renewable Energy Projects in the Home.  
Mike Miller, CF City Councilman, will explain about renewable energy projects that can be done in your home.

Wednesday, March 25 - Restoring the Cedar Falls' Old Post Office  
Jim Newcomb will report on the progress in restoring the Old Post Office building at 217 Washington St.  This building was built in 1919.

This is Why Kiwanis Matters!

You want to make a difference. This is what we do in the Cedar Falls Rough Risers Kiwanis Club. 

Here's why your Kiwanis service matters.  We are making a difference in the world.

Join us.