Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dr. Melissa Reade Shares the "Leader in Me" Program

Dr. Melissa Reade, Leader Valley Director of The Leader in Me program in Cedar Valley Schools shared a new approach to raising students level of responsibility in school. This student development program is currently available in 17 area schools. It has shown great promise in better equipping today’s students better equipped for tomorrow's  workforce.  

“Leader in Me” is based on Dr. Stephen Covey’s, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” which presents an approach to succeeding in life by aligning oneself with a simple set of attitudes. These will help develop leadership abilities and soft skills that are needed in the work environment and also in society.  

The program empowers the students to make the most out of their gifts and talents. Following these rules can help a learner accomplish a shift in her goal paradigm that can lead to meaningful lives for their employers and themselves.  The student feels confident in areas of communication, leadership, planning, and then taking the initiative.  The businesses will notice a higher caliber work ethic attributes in these young people as they come to work for them.  After going through the “Leader in Me” program, it’s such a win-win that the learned skills are synergized to create greatness!

Written by Lynn Barnes and Leigh Zeitz

Saturday, February 10, 2018

What Do You Remember about Our Service Projects?

We ALL have the Fever.

We have been serving the Cedar Valley for 37 years.  We have built many things and supported many people. Unfortunately, our records are not complete so we are asking you to share what you remember. 

You have watched the video and lived a Kiwanis Life.

Click on this link and fly to the Rough Risers Memory Archive. Add your memories along with the approximate year when it occurred. Let's reconnect with our history.

Follow this link to our Memory Archive

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Remember the Historical Rough Risers Video from our 30th Anniversary in 2011?

It has been a long and fruitful life for the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers. In 2011 we celebrated our 30th birthday with a big party at Hartman Reserve Park and creating a wonderful 15-minute video.

Sometimes it is fun to review our past events and this video provides an opportunity for members to tell stories about where we have been and where we will be going. This video includes photos, stories and interviews with past and present members.

What do you think?  Write your reactions and add some of your stories in the comments below.