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204 West Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States of America
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The Club meeting on Thursday, September 17, featured the first of three presentations by candidates for the Club's 100th Anniversary Project. Remember that Club members will be voting to select one of these as the project. As a result, you are encouraged to check them out.
 
You may view the presentation by the Unaccompanied Students Initiative here:  https://youtu.be/PRQFZYG7mUQ
 
The September 24 presentation was by the Crow Creek Revival.  The program may be viewed here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_IjSrRFbRA&feature=youtu.be
 
The final presentation will be added to this narrative as it becomes available.
From Tom Roberts on August 28th:
 
Bag filling will resume for this school year next week.  In an effort to keep numbers small and maintain social distancing guidelines in the warehouse space, we will be limiting each bag filling event to less than 50 people.  One of our Board members will be at the door and ask that you sign in as you arrive, we will also ask that you wear gloves and a mask.  We have some gloves on hand and may have some masks available but please bring your own if possible.
 
For the foreseeable future, we will hold bag filling events on Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30pm each week to keep numbers low and ensure that we have sufficient food bags for weekly distribution to the school locations. 
Here are the dates of our filling events in September:
    
    Tuesday 9/29 5:30pm
    Wednesday 9/30 5:30pm
See articles below on this page for more detail.
 
September various dates: Friday Food Bag Fillings. See full article above.
 
Saturday, Sep 26. Farmers Market.
 
All weekly meetings in October -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. WEAR PINK!
 
Saturday, Oct 3. Farmers Market.
 
Saturday, Oct 17. I-25 Highway Clean-up.
 
As of today's Club meeting (Sept 24), Tim still needs some help on the 10 am to 2 pm shift this coming Saturday.
 
From Tim's email to Club members on Tuesday, August 18:
 
My heartiest thanks to those who have been able to help with the Community Action of Laramie County (CALC) farmer's market.  We are making a difference!  Patrick Brady, their board president and soon a Kiwanian, reports that each week they have set new records in sales and will be able to do even more to help our community.
 
In case you don't know CALC, here's a short blurb about their community mission:  
 
Community Action of Laramie County (CALC) is a leader dedicated to reducing poverty in Laramie County by empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, intervention and community partnerships.
 
As you'll note, they are all about helping to improve our community just like us!  When we help them, we are really helping our community.
 
We're in pretty good shape for this Saturday in terms of event support.  What would be great is if we could get a couple of folks to man a Kiwanis table and share the word about us and perhaps land a member or two!  Who, who will step up to make this happen???  Let's man a table!
 
Here's the link to sign up to support the market--we 
 
 
If you want to man a Kiwanis table, give me a call at 307.631.5158 or call Pat Ashworth at 307.640.3858.
 
Thanks,
 
Tim
Greetings Fellow Kiwanians
 
We are looking for some people to help man a table at the Farmer's Market to promote the Kiwanis Club. What do you have to do? Smile, be polite, talk about Kiwanis, and invite them to a lunch. We still have some Join us for lunch cards. We are not allowed to hand out any literature, but if they stop and ask, then it's ok. The regular market has 2 different shifts of 6-10 and 10-2. It would be great if we had someone at a membership table from 8 or 9-1 at least. Let Tim Sheppard or Pat Ashworth know if you are willing/able to help out at either of these tables. Thanks again and I can't wait to meet live with you all again.
 
Pat Ashworth
 
UPDATED 8/13.  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 virtual meetings at the regular time (Thursdays at noon) for the foreseeable future. See the email that is sent weekly to all Cheyenne Kiwanians for the specific URL and password for the Zoom meeting.  Contact President Brian 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 packings are on a limited schedule. Contact Tom Roberts to get the latest information.
 
Updated 8/8.  Farmers Market. See articles above for some detail.  Contact Tim Sheppard to help out. This activity will be on-going through October 3rd.
 
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.
 
Updated 9/17.  Lauri Osborne and Renee Brower are leading the 100th (Club) Anniversary committee.  Since both of them will be officers for the 2020-2021 administrative year, they are looking for replacements to plan the celebration. They've already got a great start on planning. Now they need someone(s) to carry on as committee and banquet chairperson. Call either of them to see what this would entail, then Volunteer!
 
 
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.

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         (The Community House is a function of Cheyenne Parks & Recreation, not the Kiwanis Club )

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