Saturday, May 30, 2015

Club Dues Rising to $38 on June 1

June 1 - Yes, Kiwanis Rough Risers is more exciting than ever!!!!!  We have greater programs, better food and even the jokes seem a little better these days. . . maybe that is just senility settling in.

All of these benefits don't happen for free, mind you.  This is just a reminder for you that our Board voted to raise the dues from $37 to $38 dollars beginning on June 1.

Just write that check to our wonderful treasurer/secretary, Jim Larson.  Actually, don't write it to Jim.  Write it to Kiwanis Rough Risers and then had it to Jim.   Do you forget to write those checks?  Why don't you work out something with your bank so that they will pay your dues automatically on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.  

Keep up the GREAT work, Kiwanians!!!!  We ARE the busiest service club in town!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rough Risers Visited the Greater Waverly Kiwanis Club on May 4

Tuesday, May 4 - Once in a while it is important to visit other clubs to see what they are doing. On May 4, a team of Rough Risers visited the Greater Waverly Club to have breakfast with them at 6:45 (not quite as Rough as us, but that's OK. =-) Our adventurers included Alan, Steve, Roger, Tony and Leigh. We were hosted by their club president, Dan Daly.

Jim Atty
The meeting was at Wartburg College and it was a full room. They probably had about 30 - 35 members attending. We scattered ourselves among the round tables and ate a sumptuous meal from their breakfast buffet. We had wonderful discussions at our tables that included information about how busy this group is in serving the Greater Waverly community. They sell popcorn at Little League baseball games every week and work a great deal around the community.

Our guest speaker for the morning was Jim Atty, CEO of the Waverly Health Center. He spoke in everyday terms about what they are working to achieve at the Waverly Health Center. He was quite proud of their accomplishments and we really enjoyed listening to him. Perhaps the best part about his presentation was the matter-of-fact discussion he lead. He we quite frank when telling you what worked and what didn't work in our health system. We learned a lot.

It was great visiting the Greater Waverly Kiwanis Club. We hope that they come to visit us sometime soon.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Improvements Coming to NewAldaya Lifescapes Retirement Community

Wednesday, May 20 – There is a growing need for dementia care in our area. The CEO of NewAldaya Lifescapes, Millissa Tierney, presented a program on the new Memory Care House her organization is building as a home for dementia and Alzheimer’s residents. NewAldaya is also planning to remodel the chapel and establish an endowment fund to support services for residents regardless of personal circumstances. We appreciate Millissa sharing the changes and future plans with us that are underway at NewAldaya.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lynn Barnes interviewed by Kenton Allen on KCFI

Wednesday, May 20 - Lynn Barnes had the great opportunity of being interviewed by Kenton Allen on KCFI this past week.  They had a wonderful time talking about the history of our Rough Risers and what we do for the community.   Lynn included a brief history about how we started popping kettle corn.  It was quite educational.

Thanks for doing the interview, Lynn.  Hope to hear you on the air in the future. (Interestingly, Lynn was quite at home on the radio because he used to be a radio host in days gone by.)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wine Making at Home, a Great Hobby

Wednesday May 13 - Club member Marv Heller has enjoyed making wine at home for many years. Today he showed us how easy it is to make wine and why various steps and techniques are used. No wine-making demonstration is complete without a chance to sample some of his wine, and Marv didn’t disappoint us. Thank you for sharing your passion and expertise with us, Marv. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Plenty of Interesting Programs Planned for May

Wednesday, May 6 Business Meeting      

Wednesday, May 13 - Making Wine at Home
Club member Marv Heller will present a program on making wine at home.

Wednesday, May 20 - New Aldaya Lifescapes' Memory Care Program 
The Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers club will learn about the memory care program at NewAldaya Lifescapes, with a program presented by Millissa Tierney. 

Wednesday, May 27 - Tour of the Western Home 
Following the regular meeting, club members will have the opportunity to tour the new dementia building at the Western Home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Upcoming Season for Waterloo Playhouse/Children's Theater Announced

The new season at the Waterloo Community Playhouse and Waterloo Children’s Theater begins in July. Jon Robertson, the development director for the Waterloo Center for the Arts, visited us to give club members an early preview of the shows that will be presented this season.

It promises to be an entertaining season for live theater in our community and we enjoyed hearing about it from Jon.