Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We Will Have Fun Popping KettleCorn this Summer.

We are in the midst of another wonderful and profitable summer of popping kettlecorn and sharing our delectable ambrosia with those of the Cedar Valley.

This year we have 13 engagements (16 days) this summer.  As a tradition we have popped for all of the elementary schools and given them all of the proceeds.  This year we will be popping for the two middle schools as well.

Annually we make thousands of dollars selling kettlecorn and donating our earnings to dozens of children and charitable organizations.

Imagine that - your gastronomic enjoyment can help support children's success.

Come Join Us for a Bag Full of Yummies.
          February 20....Lincoln Fun Fair

          February 26....Holmes Fun Fair

          March 22.........Peet March Madness

          April 22...........Orchard Hill Fun Fair

          May 6..............Cedar Heights/Southdale Fun Fair
          May 7..............Walmart Rough Risers

          May 28.............4th Street Cruise

          June 17-18......College Hill Arts Festival

          June 23-26.......Sturgis Falls Festival

          July 2...............Jaycees Fireworks @ National Cattle Congress

          September 15-18...National Cattle Congress

          September 24..Walmart Circle K

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Emily Borcherding Joins Our Ranks


Wednesday, March 9 - We are pleased to report that Emily Borcherding has joined the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers.  

Gery Deaver, her sponsor, introduced Emily and shared the many reasons that she would benefit our club. President Tony welcomed her into the club and presented her Kiwanis International pin, Rough Riser cap and shirt.

Emily is the Reading and Learning Coordinator at the UNI Academic Learning Center. She is a woman who is dedicated to empowering students in their learning.  As Yeats might say it, she believes that "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

Glad to have you aboard, Emily!!

Rough Risers - Leave your welcome comments for Emily by clicking on the comments link below.

Dr. Andy Pattee Talks about CF Community Schools

Wednesday, March 9 - Dr. Andy Pattee shared something about what has been happening in his district and what they are planning to have happen. 

Professional Learning Community (PLC) (District Model)
The PLC model involves building district-wide leadership teams amongst faculty members across the district. Together they work on a regular basis to create student-centered classrooms. This program is funded as part of a $1.6 million Iowa grant. 

2016 Bond Referendum
On April 5, CF residents will vote on a $32 million School Building referendum.  This will fund 3 school district projects:

  • Renovate North Cedar Elementary School
  • Renovate Orchard Hill Elementary School
  • Build a new elementary school for SouthWest Cedar Falls

For more info at:  Bond.cfschools.org

Thank you for sharing with us, Dr. Pattee.  We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March will Provide Us with LOTS of New Ideas!

Wednesday, March 2 - Business Meeting 
Where active club members discuss their accomplishments and plans for running and developing the Rough Risers.    

March 9 – What's Up with the Cedar Falls Community Schools?
Dr. Andy Pattee will join us today to give us an update on the happenings in the Cedar Falls Community School District, including student achievement, points of pride, and facility work.

FlWednesday, March 16 – Koats 4 Kids
Julie Ehlers will share what Koats 4 Kids is providing new winter coats and boots for children in need from the Cedar Valley area.

Wednesday, March 23 – Easter Message

Reverend Ed Baker of the Orchard Hill Church will provide a message for us.

Wednesday, March 30 – Beyond Great in Cedar Falls Schools
Floyd Winter and Dave Deaver will share with us the mission and activities of the Cedar Falls Community Schools Foundation. They will share their Beyond Great Campaign and other active projects.

Floyd Winter

Dave Deaver