Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Roger White Shares the Cedar Valley Nature Trail Consortium

May 30, 2018 - When our train rail lines were abandoned, one advocacy group of foresighted individuals partnered together to make these old railroad right of ways and convert them into nature trails for everybody to enjoy for perpetuity.  Now you can go for a walk or ride bikes on interurban 52 miles of trails between Cedar Falls to Cedar Rapids without dangerous automotive traffic impeding your enjoyment.  

Roger White, representing the Cedar Valley Nature Trail Consortium, gave the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers the story of the past, present, and future of this Rails-to-Trails massive project.  We have over 100 miles of trails in the Cedar Valley.  These trails have needed our help to maintain this discovery opportunity for future generations.  Bridges are needed to be replaced as well as trail upkeep and downed trees which brings financial stress on limited resources.  Kiwanis is a supporter of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail Consortium. The Kiwanis is always looking to help worthwhile causes in this regards.

Thanks for your work, Roger.

Written by Lynn Barnes

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Join us for our 2nd Annual Slykhuis Golf Outing on June 9, 2018

We are excited about sponsoring our 2nd Annual Slykhuis Golf Outing on Saturday, June 9 at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. This event is in memory of Jerry and Jane Slykhuis who contributed a great deal to the youth of Cedar Valley and across the nation.  We raise money that will be used to continue the work of the Slykhuis Family by supporting youth golf in the Cedar Valley.

The golf outing will use a 4-Person Best Shot format. 
  • Main Course Shotgun at 8:30 am                             $75/person
  • Executive Course Shotgun (par 3) at 10:00 am        $35/person
Your entry fees will include: Green fees, Range balls, Tee gifts, & buffet lunch.
We will have a Gala Raffle during lunch. You can even win flight awards and flag events.

Sign-up Today!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Karen Showalter Provides Insight into our Voting System

Wednesday, May 23 - One of the basic freedoms and civil rights our great country offers its citizens; is the ability to choose our elected leaders and officials in a secret ballot at public polling places throughout the county. 

Karen Showalter, the Election Manager of the Blackhawk County Board of Elections, informed the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers about some big changes that went into law about required Identification when eligible voters exercise their constitutional right to vote for their candidates of choice.  One drastic change of note in the new legislation will be the inability of voting a straight party line ticket with a single checkmark.  You must pick the person, rather than the party.  Karen's presentation was quite informative on these new laws that will affect us for many years to come. Presentations like this make us a more informed electorate.

Written by Lynn Barnes