|Election of officers and directors set for May 4||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Apr 21, 2017||
The May 4 club business meeting will include election of officers and directors for the 2017-2018 administrative year, which begins October 1, 2017. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the election.
The slate to be voted upon is as follows:
President, Laura Munari
President Elect, Chuck Tyler
1st Vice President, Brian Lenell
2nd Vice President, John Lynch
Secretary, Nicole Casey
Assistant Secretary, Deanne Vogel
Treasurer, Lauri Osborne
Assistant Treasurer, Rob Kilian
Past President, Dan Kirby
Existing Board Members to serve one year:
Aaron Bentley, Vic Lisek, RC Mead, Darwin Pace & Brooke Ramirez
New Board members to serve a two year term:
Larry Walters, Bryce Freeman, Haiden Fertig, Sam Weinstein & Don Hollingshead
|HELP WANTED! From our Quartermaster||Posted by Marty Sears||on Apr 21, 2017||
The Treber Building and our equipment should be a source of pride for all club members. We are the only club with this type of warehouse facilities and such an extensive array of equipment. Many Kiwanians throughout the years have worked to build our equipment and the warehouse facilities. And I feel privileged to be the club’s quartermaster.
In previous years, the Wednesday Night Work Sessions spent their evenings building the facilities at the warehouse that we enjoy today. Now, we need work sessions to maintain those facilities and our vast supply of equipment.
So that all of our members can be involved in helping at the warehouse, I am asking for input from everyone who is interested in helping to maintain the warehouse and equipment, but cannot help on Wednesday nights. If you are interested in helping on other days of the week, please contact me with the days of the week and times that you can help. (Example: “I can help Saturday mornings or Thursday evenings.”) While we will continue Wednesday nights, I am happy to add other days and times for work sessions.
The types of activities I’m talking about include everything from housekeeping chores, yard maintenance, minor vehicle maintenance and general cleanup. Offering to help does not mean that you have to come to every work session.
(You may contact Marty at email@example.com to offer your input and assistance.)
|Foundation Golf Tournament Coming Soon||Posted by Aaron Courtney||on Apr 13, 2017||
Time to take the dust off your golf clubs and support a great cause.
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation annual golf tournament is set for Friday, June 23rd, with a shotgun start at 9:00 am at the Airport Golf Club.
Details and an entry form can be found at the Download Files section of this web page.
Please note that entries must be submitted by June 16th, so that handicaps can be computed.
|Wednesday Night Work Sessions Resume||Posted by Marty Sears||on Apr 11, 2017||
Wednesday Night work sessions will resume on April 19th. Having special skills is not a prerequisite, just a desire to help out. Contact Marty Sears for more information.
|Coming Up -- Chocolate Indulgence!||Posted by Justin Gorman||on Apr 10, 2017||
Chocolate Indulgence is just around the corner -- contact Committee Chairman Justin Gorman to offer your help.
Upcoming club meetings will feature a raffle. Silent auction items are needed for the event.
Nick Panopoulos is also looking for help with security for that night.
|Kiwanis is for Kids!||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Apr 10, 2017||
At the April 4 meeting, the Board of Directors voted to sponsor three girls recreational softball teams for $600.
|Kiwanis is for Kids!||Posted by Dan Kirby||on Mar 10, 2017||
At this month's meeting, the Board of Directors approved several donations.
Coats for Kids $500
Youth baseball $900 total to two organizations
FFA Convention $350
|Meeting Location Change Notice!||Posted by Dan Kirby||on Feb 15, 2017||
Because of prior commitments made by the Radisson, our weekly club meeting will be held off site, at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, on these dates in 2017:
Please make note of these changes on your calendar.
|2017 Stars of Tomorrow Winners||Posted by David Bumann||on Feb 06, 2017||
Winners of the Stars of Tomorrow competition held Saturday evening, February 4, 2017 were:
Elementary Division --
First: Bobby and Owen Mathews and Andra and Allie Wagner, fiddle ensemble.
Second: Trona Kay Bates, jazz/musical theater solo.
Junior High and Best of Show --
First: Emma Mikelson, vocal solo.
Second: Emberlynn Niemann, vocal solo.
Senior High --
First: Morgan O'Neill, vocal solo.
Second: Madison Schuler, Korean pop solo.
Many thanks to Dave Bumann and his committee members for a great show!
Emma Mikelson -- Winner of First Place in Junior High Division and Best in Show
The next step up in the Stars of Tomorrow ladder is the 2017 District Stars of Tomorrow, to be held May 21st, at a location to be announced. A Division 13 Stars was to be held at the end of April, but has been cancelled.
|Kiwanis and Kocktails - Jan 19th||Posted by Laura Munari||on Jan 07, 2017||
We are having a membership drive on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 at the Radisson.
We will have a cash bar available for our cocktail half hour followed by three of our members sharing their thoughts on why we Kiwanis. (If you attend AND bring a guest who is not currently a member, you will each get a free drink ticket!)
Some thoughts on who to invite as a guest. Everyone! It doesn't matter the age, gender, profession - current or past. Think of anyone that has a heart for helping others and encourage them to attend.
If you will be attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the name of your guest no later than Tuesday, the 17th of January. We would like to have name tags made for everyone in attendance to help facilitate conversation. Laura also needs these numbers in case we have to move to a bigger room.
Let's all reach out and let the community know that we don't just do pancakes!
|Lunch menu now available in advance||Posted||on Jan 05, 2017||
Want to know what's on the lunch menu for the next Club meeting? Just check out the .pdf document in the "Home Page Download Files" section in the left panel of this home page. We hope to keep this information available for our membership throughout the year.
|Kiwanis Club Foundation Grant Cycle opens Feb 1||Posted by Aaron Courtney||on Jan 04, 2017||
Applications for the first grant cycle of 2017 will be accepted from non-profit organizations beginning February 1st. March 15th will be the last day applications are accepted. The amount available for funding is generally $5,000 per grant request, although larger requests will be considered.
Please see the Download Files sidebar on this web page for contents of the application package -- the Cover Letter (which outlines general provisions for qualification and application), the detailed Application Checklist and a copy of the agreement that would be signed regarding use of granted funds.
|New Life Members Announced||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Dec 16, 2016||
Dick Royce and Tim Sheppard were recognized as Kiwanis Life Members at the December 15th Club meeting.
Individuals who achieve Live Member Status are those who perpetuate the objects and objectives of Kiwanis International. Recipients must hold active membership in a current chartered Kiwanis Club. Life members are chosen on a “lifetime” of service to the club and the expectation “service” will continue for many years to come if possible. Life Members are chosen for fulfilling their commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty while completing their responsibilities over many years.
|2017 Stars of Tomorrow||Posted by David Bumann||on Dec 09, 2016||
Kiwanians: Contact Chair Dave Bumann to offer your assistance now. Thank you.
|New Meeting Location in 2017||Posted||on Dec 09, 2016||
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club is now meeting at the Radisson Hotel on Fox Farm Road (formerly known as the Holiday Inn). Same day of week, same time, just a different location.
Don't hesitate to mention the new location to our members who may be "off the Web" or not regular attendees.
|Holiday Season Opportunities||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Dec 01, 2016||
'Tis the season!
Thanks to Haiden Fertig and her volunteers, who decorated Big Red for the Christmas Parade and rode on the float during the Christmas Parade on November 26th.
Thanks to Lauri Osborn for coordianting activities in support of the Salvation Army holiday season fund-raising.
Our local Stars of Tomorrow show is scheduled for February 4, 2017. Contact Chair Dave Bumann to offer your assistance now. The first organizational meeting was held December 13th. He will also need help for the Division Stars show later in the Spring.
These events are excellent opportunities to get together with your fellow Kiwanians and have a good time.
|Kiwanis Club Supporting Friendship Playground Fund||Posted by Patty Benskin||on Nov 21, 2016||
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation has been working to support construction of an accessible playground for all ages and abilities at Cheyenne' Cahill Park for two years now. Our Club's Past-President, Patty Benskin, has identified support of the project a priority for the Club as well. To learn more about the new playground, please see http://www.cahillplayground.com . The home page has two links to videos of existing accessible playgrounds for your information. Should you desire to help the project financially, there is also a link for that purpose.
Every little bit helps in getting this much needed facility built in Cheyenne. And, if you can, consider a gift of $500 or more for recognition as a playground fellow. Thanks for your support.
Progress as of February 11, 2017
September 11 - 17: Kiwanis Youth Protection Week
|Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Sep 05, 2016||
Kiwanis International has declared the week of September 11 through 17 to be Youth Protection Week.
Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of those we serve—and of the Kiwanians who serve them. That’s why Kiwanis International annually presents Youth Protection Week.
An email with attachment containing the guidelines was sent out to all members on September 22nd. After completing the training, you and your fellow club members should be able to:
In addition, a summary of program elements may be found in the file download section of this home page, at "Youth Protection Guidelines."
FFA Livestock Sale a huge success
|Posted by chuck||on Aug 22, 2016||
The 2016 Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale was held Friday, August 12th, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center and featured the second-highest total sales in the 52-year history of the sale.
Buyers spent a total of $104,186.50 in support of 36 FFA members' efforts.
There was one all-time high sale. Breah Rosner sold the Reserve Champion Goat to Capital Lumber Company for a record $2,250.
In addition, EOG Resources donated $18.95 to each of the 36 sellers, Mile-Hi donated $1,000 which was split between the 10 lamb sellers and Agfinity donated $1,000 to Layne and Reese Burnett.
Grand champions were sold to Spradley Barr Motors (Trey Stillahn's Grand Champion Steer), Capitol Lumber (Kaycee Thomas' Grand Champion Lamb) and K's Trailer Parts and Service (Kaycee Thomas' Grand Champion Hog).
Above: Trey Stillahn and his Grand Champion Steer
|FFA Livestock Sale this coming Friday||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Aug 08, 2016||
The 52nd annual Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale is scheduled for this coming Friday at the City of Cheyenne Ice and Events Center.
Chairman Mike Hutton needs some help Friday afternoon setting up the sale venue, mostly moving tables and chairs and making the place look pretty and inviting to potential buyers. (Traditionally, the FFA members have set up the sale ring.) He also needs help in preparing and serving the supper and entertaining the potential buyers later on.
Check the download section to the left of this home page for history and statistics about the sale itself.
|Ribfest this coming weekend||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Aug 08, 2016||
CHEYENNE RIBFEST THIS COMING WEEKEND
Cheyenne Depot Plaza
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 12-14
Professional ribbers, joined by Cheyenne's own Tasty Bones
Come, eat, vote for the best
Wristband, soda, cobbler and ice cream and souvenir sales to benefit Kiwanis programs for kids
All hands on deck for Kiwanians
Other volunteers welcome
A joint project of the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne and the City of Cheyenne
|Chuckwagon Breakfast Statistics||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Aug 02, 2016||
6823 were served on Monday, July 25, 2016. 9233 on Wednesday. 7433 on Friday, for a total of 23,489.
For the historical record of people served, see the tally below, through and including the 2016 figures.
Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Committee records date from 1966, two years before the Kiwanis Club was assigned primary responsibility for production of the event, through the present.
|Kiwanis International President Visits Cheyenne||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Jul 28, 2016||
Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin was a distinguished guest of our Club Tuesday and Wednesday during Cheyenne Frontier Days. She met many of the club members at a couple of social gatherings and worked at all the production stations during the Wednesday pancake breakfast.
Here she is keeping the cement mixer going with pancake mix.
|Get your official Pancake Breakfast shirts||Posted by Debbie LaFaso||on Jul 13, 2016||
Debbie LaFaso has long-sleeved shirts for sale with the "official" Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast logo printed on the back. Just the thing to show your club affiliation while working at the Frontier Days pancake breakfasts. They meet the safety requirement for the long-sleeved shirt if you are to be working anywhere near a grill, and give great protection from the sun's rays if you are working elsewhere. See her at Thursday's regular meeting, give her a call at 307-221-7378 or email her at email@example.com .
|Run, Walk and Roll 5K||Posted by Robin Grandpre||on May 31, 2016||
|2016 Stars of Tomorrow Update||Posted by David Bumann||on Apr 06, 2016||
The 2016 Stars of Tomorrow Show was held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Cheyenne Civic Center. If you missed both the show and the regular Kiwanis Club meeting on March 3rd, you missed a great performance since they performed as part of the March 3rd program as well.
The Division Stars competition will be held at Wheatland High School Saturday, April 16th, starting at 1:00 pm.
The Rocky Mountain District Stars of Tomorrow will be held the following weekend April 24th, at the Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado, beginning at 1:30 pm.
|Chocolate Indulgence 2016||Posted by Justin Gorman||on Mar 24, 2016||
|Opportunities to help out abound||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Mar 03, 2016||
(Updated September 18th) The busy season is upon us. Please try to help out where and when you can. These chairpersons are already working on their project/event. Contact them with an offer to help out. Or just say to yourself, "yes, I'll help" and then show up! [At the very least, plan to help out with the Pancake Breakfasts and the Ribfest. These two projects require a lot of volunteers all at once.]
Completed (with special thanks to everyone who pitched in to help):
Friendship Day at Cahill Park - June 5, 2016 - Robin GrandPre, Chair
Fundraiser for the Freedom Park playground.
Semi-annual Highway and Sloan's Lake Clean-up - June 18, 2016 - Tim Sheppard, Chair
Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Annual Golf Tournament - June 24, 2016 - Jason Paiz, Chair.
Fundraiser for the Foundation.
SuperDay Food Concession - June 25, 2016 - Tom Muhlbach, Chair
Kiwanis Club Family Picnic - June 26, 2016 - Laura Munari, chair
This year's volunteer appreciation event
CFD Pancake Breakfasts - July 25, 27, 29 - Chuck Tyler, chair
All hands on board for putting on these breakfasts.
Magic City Enterprises Picnic - August 3 - Carol Holland, Chair
Annual event in support of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation-founded organization and its clients.
Ribfest - August 12 - 14, 2016 - Dan Kirby, chair
Annual major fundraiser. Another major labor-intensive project, needing everyone to help at least a little.
FFA Livestock Sale - August 12, 2016 - Mike Hutton, chair
Annual event, going strong for 51 years. Don't forget to sign up for shares in the Kiwanis Buyers Group.
Greek Festival - September 16 - 17, 2016 - Nick Panopolous, chair
On the near horizon:
Friday Food Bag unpackings and fillings - Throughout the school year - Tom Roberts, Chair
Semi-annual Highway Clean-up - October 15, 2016 - Tim Sheppard, Chair
|Officers and Directors Contact Information||Posted by Charles Seniawski||on Mar 01, 2016||
Please Note: For Cheyenne Kiwanis Community House Reservations at Lions Park, Please Call 637-6429
Any of the officers or board members can be reached by their personal email by clicking on their name under the STAFF/DIRECTORS section on the right side of the home page.
|Kiwanis and The Salvation Army||Posted by Lauri Osborne||on Dec 03, 2015||
The Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne and The Salvation Army have a long-standing relationship. Upcoming events in support of The Salvation Army include fund-raising and Christmas Bell Ringing. At meetings in December, there will be a raffle for a $50 bill each week at the regular Club meeting. There will also be a "giving tree," replacing the silent auctions of past years.
December 19th – Salvation Army Bell Ringing. Members of the Kiwanis family and other affiliated volunteers ring the bell for a couple hours each at local businesses during The Salvation Army's Christmas funds drive. There are still some openings for volunteers.
Contact Lauri Osborne should you wish more information.
|Kiwanis Moment||Posted by Patty Benskin||on Oct 30, 2015||
President Patty Benskin has initiated a "Kiwanis Moment" as part of the regular meeting agenda.
On October 22, Club Past-President Mike Dowling presented information about the Hixson and Bonham Fellowships. For a $1,000 donation, one can be recognized as a Hixson Fellow (by the Kiwanis International Foundation) or as a Bonham Fellow (by the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation). Dwight Bonham was a past President of the Cheyenne Club and past Rocky Mountain District Governor. For details on how to participate, see the onekiwanis web site (for the Hixson) or any Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation Board member for information about the Bonham.
On October 29, Club Risk Manager Chuck Seniawski presented a quick primer on the Kiwanis International General Liability Insurance policy. All activities and members of the Club, the Foundation, Aktion Club and sponsored Youth Service Programs (Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids) are covered under this policy. Most importantly, though, the respective boards of directors must approve all projects and make a record of that approval in meeting minutes in order for the insurance coverage to be effective. If you have any questions about this insurance, contact Chuck.
On November 5, long-time Club member Glenn Crock gave a number of reasons why he enjoys being a Kiwanian.
On November 12, the presidents of the East High School and Central High School Key Clubs brought the assembled Kiwanians up to date on what their clubs were doing.
On December 3, Jim Coomes, Interclub Chairman, talked about Kiwanis interclubs and how our club members can get involved with them. Interclubs are trips made to other club meetings within our Rocky Mountain District by four of our members at a time. Our members then are able to exchange ideas with the club being visited, telling them about our activities and learning about the ways other clubs approach projects and fund-raising. Transportation is provided. The travel teams feature rotating membership, so a long-term commitment is not required. Cheyenne Club members who are interested in participating, or who might want more information, are encouraged to contact Jim.
On December 10, Chuck Seniawski, a Club member for some 25+ years, reviewed criteria for recognition under the Legion of Honor and Perfect Attendance programs. See the article on Legion of Honor recipients above for applicable criteria. Receipt of a Perfect Attendance tab means you have been credited for attendance at a minimum of 50 events during the administrative year, which begins October 1st. Credit is given for Thursday meeting attendance, for Kiwanis work sessions and projects. There are even provisions for attending meetings out of town. Contact Chuck if you would like further details.
|Division 13 Lieutenant Governor||Posted by Chuck Seniawski||on Oct 01, 2015||
Past Club President Tim Sheppard announced today that he is the new Lieutenant Governor for our Club's division, Division 13. Congratulations, Tim!
|Kiwanis Is Not Something You Join, It Is Something You Do!||Posted by Dixie Roberts||
What have Cheyenne Kiwanis Members Done?
|What is Cheyenne Kiwanis?||Posted by Floyd Foresman||
The KIWANIS CLUB OF CHEYENNE will be the county's leading organization engaging adult and youth volunteers to meet the needs of the community, with emphasis on children and promoting volunteerism.
|Donate to the Club with Auto Repairs||Posted by Floyd Foresman||
Craig Hiett of AAMCO Transmission/Meineke Mufflers has started a Customer Loyalty Program for Kiwanis Club members. A percentage of each Kiwanis Club member's auto repair bill will be returned to the Club's Foundation. John Barnes has Customer Loyalty Program cards which you may pick up and use or you may just stop into either shop and mention your Kiwanis membership. Please consider picking up a card today.
|Kiwanis Foundation||Posted by Floyd Foresman||
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation was established in September, 1971, to facilitate and further the purposes and objectives of Kiwanis in Cheyenne. It is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Wyoming. All members of the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne are members of the Foundtion.