Friday, June 17, 2016

Rough Risers Donate $21,332 to Better the World.

The purpose of the Cedar Falls Rough Risers Kiwanis club is service to our community, local and worldwide, especially to provide service to children. As part of our service, we pop kettle corn and join with sponsors to raise and donate money to various community organizations. 

In 2015, we supported 36 organizations and schools in the Cedar Valley and the world:

Direct Benefit to Children ($10,890 + $2,700):
  • Aspire,
  • Back to School,
  • Big Brothers/Sisters,
  • Boy Scouts,
  • Boys/Girls Club,
  • Cedar Valley Preschool,
  • Girl Scouts,
  • Grin and Grow Day Care,
  • Quaker Dale,
  • Cedar Falls H.S. Scholarship,
  • Hawkeye C.C. Scholarship,
  • Special Olympics,
  • UNI Wheelchair Sports,
  • Waterloo Gift of Giving,
  • Hawkeye C.C. Literacy Program,
  • Harbaugh-Williams Education Promise Fund,
  • Kiwanis International Children’s Fund.
  • Six elementary and 2 junior high schools in the Cedar Falls School District. We pop kettle corn and donate it to the schools to sell at their carnivals. ($2,700)

Programs Benefitting Both Children and Adults  ($7,742):
  • Kiwanis International Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus,
  • Family Children’s Council,
  • Habitat for Humanity,
  • Hartman Reserve Building project,
  • Hartman Reserve,
  • Kiwanis International Foundation,
  • Kiwanis International Skip-a-Meal,
  • NE IA Food Bank,
  • NE IA Kiwanis Foundation,
  • Recreation Center Sports,
  • Salvation Army.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June will be Filled with Great Programs.

Wednesday, June 1 - Business Meeting 
Where active club members discuss their accomplishments and plans for running and developing the Rough Risers.    

June 8 – The Gift of Life
Stan Weichel will share his ideas about how to prepare for death.  He will address the many considerations that we don't typically think about as we approach the end of life.

Wednesday, June 15 - Reading with Jean
Susan Card will speak about a program that she developed where volunteers are matched with elderly individuals who are unable to read but enjoy the fellowship of a reading friend.  The program is named "Reading for Jean" and is in honor of Susan Card's mother. 

Wednesday, June 22 – What's Up at Hawkeye Community College
President Linda Allen and a Hawkeye board member will be sharing the latest developments and programs at Hawkeye.  

Wednesday, June 29 – New Haps at the Cedar Falls Library
Sheryl McGovern, Cedar Falls Public Library Director, will share the upcoming events at the library and lead a book talk about one of her favorite books.