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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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204 West Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States of America
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Congratulations to Carol Holland, Deb Lafaso and R.C. Mead, who were named Kiwanis Life Members at today's Club meeting.
 
Life Members are chosen for fulfilling their commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty while completing their responsibilities over many years. Individuals who achieve Live Member Status are those who perpetuate the objects and objectives of Kiwanis International. 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.
 
There are now 40 active members of our Club who have been named Life Members.
From Lauri Osborne, Chair for the Club's annual Salvation Army bell ringing:
 
Bell Ringing:  We will be ringing bells at Hobby Lobby, Frontier Mall Main Entrance, Dillards, JC Penney and Sam's Club on December 12th.  To address safety concerns, please only sign up one person or one family at each location.  There will be four shifts: 10-12, 12-2, 2-4 and 4-6 at each location.  All will be required, per Salvation Army rules, to wear a mask.  Please e-mail me with the location and time slot you would like - 
 
Raffle Tickets:  We will not be able to have a raffle ticket sale this year.  I have created a virtual kettle for our Kiwanis Club.  The link below will be on our Facebook page and can be shared.  If you would like to donate, this would be an easy way and they will know it came from us.
 
 
Food:  The Salvation Army will be handing out food boxes for families for Christmas.  They need cream of mushroom soup, green beans, mashed potato foil packets and Great Value French fried onions.  These need to be in family sizes, not monster sizes!  They will be handing these boxes out mid December.  We are not having meetings, so if you would like to donate, you can drop off items at the Salvation Army or at my work, W. G. Dale Electric Co.
 
I appreciate all of your support in helping our community.
 
Thank you, Lauri
At the Tuesday Board meeting, following reports by Board members who have been watching the number of cases of COVID-19 explode in Cheyenne, the Board voted to go to ZOOM ONLY meetings EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!
UPDATE:  From Tom Roberts and the FFB Committee, on October 11:
 
Beginning this Tuesday 10/13, we will have just one bag filling event per week at 5:30pm.  Filling events will continue every Tuesday night at 5:30pm for the foreseeable future.  In an effort to make sure that there is room for social distancing in our facility, we will limit each filling event to a maximum of 25 volunteers.”
 
 
          
 
Still in effect as of October 28.  During the virtual weekly Club meeting held on Thursday, April 16, President Brian announced a couple of COVID-19 related actions that have been taken by the Club Board of Directors. These initiatives are still in effect.
 
     1.  The Club and Foundation have established a COVID-19 Response Fund. Donations may be made to benefit local distribution points of Food Bank of the Rockies and to benefit our own members who may be having financial difficulties during the pandemic. This is a voluntary effort, not an assessment, designed to make a positive impact on the community. See the Download Files section of this homepage for information on how to give, or, should you be in need, the form you can use to apply for anonymous assistance.
 
     2.  To help out our members, the Board of Directors has voted to let YOU determine the amount of dues YOU pay each month during the pandemic.  Options include regular dues ($55 per month), After-hours rate ($20 per month) or Leave of Absence rate ($9 per month). When we go back to meeting regularly for Thursday luncheons, dues will automatically revert to $55 per month. For some members, this decision will be easy. Please remember, though, that the Club has fixed expenses that have not gone away, like heat, lights and the phone. Based on today's membership, we need an average of $23.32 per member per month to "keep the ship afloat" through September 30, 2020. See John Barnes to get this done.
 
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We will be having hybrid in-person and virtual meetings at the regular time (Thursdays at noon) for the foreseeable future. You must reserve a place by the previous Tuesday if you wish to attend the meeting in person. See the email that is sent weekly to all Cheyenne Kiwanians for the specific URL and password for Zoom participation.  Contact Margaret Cox if you did not get that email a day or so ahead of the meeting.
 
Updated 9/15. After Hours Club. Scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm, at The Office. Feel free to bring along prospective members.  Contact Pat RuddIn person meetings at The Office suspended until further notice, but other activities are being planned.
 
Updated 7/5. Friday Food Bag. Unpackings and fillings are on a limited schedule. Contact Tom Roberts to get the latest information.
 
Updated 9/17. Jim Coomes announced that he is planning interclubs with other clubs in the region. Contact him if you have any questions or would like to be considered for participation. This consists of four of our members going to a meeting (live or Zoom) of another club in our region and exchanging ideas. A meal, if part of the meeting, is paid for by our Club. This will require some time off work for those still in the work force because of travel time to and from the other meetings. In-person interclubs have been suspended.
 
 
Club/committee members who need propane tanks for their project area asked to first use partially full tanks, before they start a new one. Why? The fill charge for each tank, whether it is partially full or empty, makes no difference, is $75 per tank. The charge is a flat rate, with no proportional credit for topping off a partially full tank. It cost in the neighborhood of $825 when the tanks were last topped off, and much of that went toward topping off partially full tanks.
 
So, if you need propane, take and use a partially full tank and, if you think that may not be enough, take a full tank as a backup.
 
Your cooperation is appreciated by the Club's budget.
For the information of everyone who would like to loan out Kiwanis Club-owned equipment, please see the Download Files section to the left of this homepage and comply with the policy stated therein. The general ground rules and necessary loan request/maintenance fee sheet and indemnification form are included in this file.  Only requests accompanied by fully completed paperwork will be considered. This includes listing the stovetender, transportation and food you have arranged, and other considerations that must be made for the project to work.  The Quartermaster does not have the time to do all of the ground work for you. Your cooperation is appreciated.
 
 

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.

         Please Note: For Cheyenne Kiwanis Community House Reservations at Lions Park, Please Call 637-6429
         (The Community House is a function of Cheyenne Parks & Recreation, not the Kiwanis Club )

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