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.
[Photo credits: Kelly Johnson]
Miss Montana 2018 visited one of our sponsored youth organizations yesterday. Laura Haller brought her positive message to Builders Club members in Sidney Middle School.
During Laura’s year of service as Miss Montana, Laura is working closely with the only Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Montana, Shodair Children's Hospital. She is also advocating for her social impact initiative, Own Your Movement, during her Crown to Classroom Tour. Using narrative and lessons she learned from her life as a professional dancer, pre-medical student, marathon runner, triathlete, small business owner, and world traveler, she hopes to inspire Montana children to get up and get moving so they have the ability to follow their passions in life.
Get up and get moving. What a joyful and constructive message!
Laura says, representing Montana as Miss Montana 2018 is her proudest achievement, and she looks forward to sharing her passion for health and wellness while also advocating for fearlessly living life to its full potential.
That's saying quite a bit when you learn more about her background. Miss Montana 2018, Laura Halter, was born in the beautiful mountains of western Montana. She began her professional dancing career at the age of 18 in the Northwest as a classical ballet dancer. While dancing professionally full-time, she also attended Boise State University on an academic scholarship with aspirations to become a medical doctor for women's health. She graduated cum laude from Boise State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical/Health Sciences and a Minor in Dance. She was then hired as the principal professional dancer with Viking Ocean Cruises, where she had the opportunity to dance and travel to over 30 countries and 5 continents. After spending over a year at sea, Laura competed for the prestigious position of Miss Montana, and won the title of Miss Montana 2018. She recently competed in Miss America and won both a talent and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) scholarship. She is the first Miss Montana to ever receive the STEM scholarship.
Leif Andersen, of the purportedly No. 1 Committee of the Sidney Kiwanis club, said the weekly prizes in the Fall Membership Drive bingo games would be nice, and he did not disappoint.
The winner of the first prize of the drive on October 11, 2018 was Tami Christensen. She beat out John Olson even though he had an added bingo card for bringing a guest. Her prize is a $50 gift certificate to either the Rodiron or the Cattle-ac. Hey, that's not bad!
More weekly prizes will be awarded during the drive, and an Amazing Final Prize will be awarded in Final Bingo. See the post, "Amazing Fall Membership Drive."
The apples and pears for our annual fund raising sale have arrived in Sidney.
Pickup of your pre-ordered fruit:
This a major fund raiser that the Club uses to provide service to children.
Leif Anderson, Membership Committee Chair of the Sidney Kiwanis Club, announced the Amazing Fall Membership Drive at the regular weekly meeting on October 4, 2018.
In recent years we have used a team competition theme, making sport between the Grizzlies, Bobcats, and Mavericks. Leif said this has served us well, but may have run its course.
This years drive features a Bingo and prizes theme. We will play Weekly Bingo at the regular Thursday Noon meetings. To get a weekly Bingo card:
To play Final Bingo:
At the Installation Luncheon, October 4, 2018, this spiffy group of Kiwanians were installed as officers and directors for 2018-2019.
Front Row, Left to Right:
How much would you give to save your child from a deadly disease?
You know the answer.
How much would you give to save someone else’s child from a deadly disease?
Not that it should be, but if we are honest with ourselves, that is a little tougher.
But how much would it cost to save the life of a child threatened by a fatal disease? What if it wouldn’t cost very much? What if it is actually cheap?
This is what the Kiwanis ELIMINATE program is about. It is part of the worldwide reach of your local Kiwanis club. Kiwanis is a youth service organization that gives each club a significant local impact and a worldwide reach.
Watch this short video, and then …
… and then consider:
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