The annual apple & pear sale is under way!
This is a major fund raiser that the Club uses to provide service to children.
Fruit is sold in 10 pound boxes. You can buy boxes that contain:
Price is $25 per box.
Delivery will be in October.
Pickup dates at the warehouse of Johnson Hardware & Furniture will be announced later
Other arrangements possible for pickup or delivery.
You can give your order:
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On Wed Jan 30th the Sidney Kiwanis Club sponsored another award lunch for about 30 5th graders who were recognized for good behavior as part of the MBI program. David Moore, Rob Pulver, and Leif Anderson put on the program by serving pizza, breadsticks, cookies, and pop along with a trivia contest.
January has been a busy month. Builder’s Club members still continue to recycle paper and newspapers each week. They have partnered with ROI.
They have also been selling chocolate and roses to be delivered for Valentine’s Day. This fundraiser will most likely benefit the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center. Ethan met with both 7th and 8th grade members and talked about the teen center. He asked for ideas, concerns, needs, and a wish list. There was a great discussion. Builders Club decided it would like to look into purchasing an item on the students wish list for the new Boys and Girls Club.
Builder’s Club members also meet at least once a week to process plastic grocery bags to be repurposed into waterproof mats. There is a need for waterproof mats for refugees and a desire to keep all the bags out of the landfill. Students lay them out flat and then cut off the tops and bottoms. The middle of the bags are tied together to make “playarn” (plastic yarn). They are then weaved to make mats. The tops and bottom of the bags are also used to stuff pillows or stuffed animals. Our students are just processing the bags. After processing here, the bags will be taken to a humanitarian center in Salt Lake City where they will be made into mats. The mats made from the bags our students process will go to Syria and the mountains of Ecuador.
Builder’s Club applied money raised in October to benefit the Richland County Library. Mrs. Allen contacted Kelly Reisig at the library and asked if the club could purchase youth adult books. They asked for their “wish list” and for missing books or books needed to complete series. They gave the club a list of 19 books and the club purchased them. When the books come in, the students will go to the library and help them process them.
By Tami Christensen
Why does the Kiwanis Club of Sidney take tickets at the High School sporting events?
The only fundraising a club can do for their administrative expenses has to be done by its own members. Dues can offset all expenses or we can find projects that only our members do. We do ticket taking for the High School to raise money to pay rent, send members to conventions, office expenses etc.
Ticket taking is a very easy activity. The first people there pick up the money, tickets, programs etc. from the office. At the events where there is more than one gate the office supplies us with two of everything. Per the request of the school we pull the tickets and keep them to turn back into the office. When the last shift is done someone from the school picks up the money.
The best looking members of our club braved the cold to decorate the tree Kiwanis is donating to the Parade of Trees for the Boys and Girls Club. Here is a photo of the "Midnight Star” tree and it’s lovely decorators.
Photo credit: Jessica Redfield.
Look at Keith. Look at Gary. Look at Bryce. Everybody is happy as Keith Bostrom wins Weekly Bingo in the Amazing Fall Membership Drive.
It is easy to understand why Keith is happy. Look at that prize he won. It is the same tool kit that Beagle Properties gives to home buyers as a house warming gift. Having received one of those in the last year, I can tell you, it is a nifty deal.
Bring a guest to a meeting during the Amazing Fall Membership Drive to get an additional Bingo card and add to your chances of being happy just like Keith.
Photo credit: Bill Vander Weele
Tami Christensen captains a small army of Sidney Kiwanians that handles ticket taking at Sidney schools athletic events. Get a load of all the troops:
Look at all the cats Jamie Larson herded to keep Meals on Wheels rolling:
Brian McGinnis, Jodi Berry, Elaine Stedman, Jenna Donahue, Rick Norby, Leslie Messer, Jessica Chamberlin, Jenna Donahue, Kerry Reitz, Alan Seigfreid, Gary Schoepp, Tami Christensen, Jamie Larson, Garth Kallevig, and Joyce Kallevig.
And look at the smiles service puts on our faces. Pictured picking up and delivering meals:
Leslie Messer, Jodi Berry, Rick Norby, and Brian McGinnis.
[Story and photo credits: Leif Anderson]
The Sidney Kiwanis Club sponsored a fun Pizza Lunch for the Central School 5th graders who were acknowledged by the MBI (Montana Behavior Initiative) program on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. There were about 30 students, two teachers, and principal Romo in attendance. The menu featured Pizza House Pizza and Breadsticks, Ranch (of course), a pumpkin cookie, pop and water. Leif Anderson and Jackie Laqua did this project for the club. Leif had a trivia contest for the students for entertainment.
At Weekly Bingo as part of the Amazing Fall Membership Drive, Joe Bradley brought as a guest his wife, Becky. And guess what. She won Weekly Bingo. She won a $50 gift certificate to the Meadowlark.
Other guests included Becky Cassidy from Sidney Health Center, guest of Cheryl Moran, and Bryce Baker’s two daughters.