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NEW Registration for the Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament will close next Wednesday, June 21st. The registration form, and hole sponsor information, is available in the Download Files section of this web page. The Calcutta will be held at our regular Club meeting next Thursday, the 22nd. Bring your checkbook and be generous in your support of the Foundation.  (Don't forget, the meeting will be at the usual place, the Red Lion Hotel.)
Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament Olivia Samson 2018-06-14 06:00:00Z 0
Our Club sells food at the annual Super Day in Lions Park as a fund-raiser. Tom Muhlbach is heading up the operation and needs help on both June 22nd (Friday evening) and the 23rd (Super Day).  Tom still needs some help, as of noon, June 14th.
 
Friday night activities start at 4:00 pm and consist of getting everything ready to roll the following morning. Saturday starts with a 7:00 am convoy to Lions Park. Set-up begins around 8:00 am and serving runs from about 10:00 am until 3:30 pm. Teardown and return to the Treber Kiwanis Building shortly thereafter. Tom needs cooks, cashiers and servers throughout the day. 
 
For those members who have signed up for this event -- the Kiwanis concession stand will be in the Food Court, in the parking lot at Lions Park just west of the softball stadium. 
 
This is one of our most fun events. Contact Tom to offer your assistance.
 
Super Day 2018 Tom Muhlbach 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0
June 14 meeting at the Depot Laura Munari 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0
Registration for the annual Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Convention will be opening June 19th. The convention will be held in Greeley, just a short drive south, from August 9 through 12. Plan now to attend.
Annual RMDK Convention Registration Chuck Seniawski 2018-06-07 06:00:00Z 0
The July Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, the 10th, rather than on the first Tuesday. Please note the change if you plan to be at the meeting.
July Board Meeting Laura Munari 2018-06-05 06:00:00Z 0
Looking forward, several projects are on the near horizon. See the mini calendar in the left column of this home page for dates and times and help out when you can.
 
New Spiritual Aims Committee.  Shelby Perea is looking for a few good men and women to lead prayers at our weekly meetings. 
 
Wednesday Night Work Sessions. Needed to get equipment and vehicles in shape for the summer season. Marty Sears heads this up. The next work session is scheduled for June 27th at 5:30 pm.
 
New Super Day. Help Tom Muhlbach with our annual food sales booth at Super Day.  He needs help the evening of Friday, June 22nd getting things organized and lots of help on Saturday, June 23rd preparing and selling at Lions Park, the venue for Super Day.
 
Car Show. Thursday, June 28th, in the Red Lion parking lot, before and after the regular lunch meeting. Bring that vehicle (those vehicles?) that you have worked so hard to restore and show off your handiwork. Contact Bob Monger.
 
New Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament. Friday, June 29th, with registration at 8:00 am and shotgun start at 9:00 am. Teams and hole sponsors needed. Contact Olivia Sampson, Neil Webb  or Denise Newell. 
 
The annual feeding of the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps is scheduled for July 14th. Nick Panopoulos is the chair for this event.  
 
Also on July 14th will be a feeding project in Fort Collins, a fundraiser.  Marty Sears is heading this one up.
 
Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfast Days are July 23, 25 and 27, with days in the week prior for preparation and convoying of equipment from the Kiwanis Treber Building to the Depot Plaza. John Lynch is this year's chairperson.  
 
New Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfast Green Team is looking for help. Contact Kathleen "Vanna White" Petersen for instructions and your Green Team baseball cap. The primary goal of this team is to recover all possible recyclable materials during the Pancake Breakfast days and get those materials into the recycling stream.
 
New Magic City Enterprises Clients Picnic.  August 8th. Contact Carol Holland.
 
New Kiwanis FFA Livestock Sale. August 10th, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center. Contact Agriculture Committee chair Mike Hutton.
 
Let's go to the ball game. Colorado Rockies hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Sunday, August 26th. The Club will have reserved seats (yes, in the shade!). Contact Laura Munari. 
 
Friday Food Bag - two or three times every month during the school year (see calendar for precise dates and times). The final filling of this school year was completed May 23rd. Next year's schedule to be announced later in the year.
Upcoming Activities Chuck Seniawski 2018-05-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2018

This event has been postponed from April 14th because of the inclement weather forecasted for this weekend. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28th.

 This is our annual Spring cleanup of areas which the Club has traditionally taken under its wing.  Excellent project for new members. Only takes a couple hours on a Saturday morning. Supplies provided (reflector vests, bags). Work gloves recommended (remember those gloves you received at induction to Kiwanis?).

The Highway Clean up group will meet at 9 am at the Loaf and Jug on Vandehei. Tim Sheppard will be heading this up.

The Sloan's Lake clean-up crew will meet simultaneously at the Kiwanis Community House. If you have waders or a boat, these have proven useful in the past to clean up the water-borne trash. If not, you may stay dry as you help clean up the park. Kathleen Petersen will be the crew chief.

Plan to compete for the highly coveted Mickey's Green Team Traveling Trophy.

Highway and Sloan's Lake Clean-up set for April 28 Tim Sheppard 2018-04-13 06:00:00Z 0
The following members were elected to the 2018-2019 board of directors at the Club's annual meeting on April 5th:
 
President, Chuck Tyler
President-elect, Brian Lenell
1st Vice President, John Lynch
2nd Vice President, Sam Weinstein
Immediate Past President, Laura Munari
Secretary, Tabitha Norman
Asst. Secretary, Olivia Samson
Treasurer, Rob Kilian
Asst. Treasurer, Denise Newell
Directors – Bryce Freeman, Haiden
Havner, Larry Walters, Don
Hollingshead, Paul Gapen, Tom
Muhlbach, Ben Eastwood, Denise
Hensley, Justin Gorman, Jim
Ottoes

Members elected to the 2018-2019 Foundation Board:
President, Olivia Samson
Directors – Lisa Taylor, Earl
Dorsett, Haiden Havner, Denise
Newell, Neil Webb, Kathleen
Petersen, Lexi Leckemby, Jacob
Weisz
2018-2019 Officers and Directors Election Laura Munari 2018-04-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Roberts

From Tom's March 13 email:

 

"The Element Church is partnering with FFBF to provide a larger bag with more food to help the kids during the lengthy Spring Break period.  The “bags” will be tee shirts sewn into bags to hold the larger volume of food.  This is a one-time event and the changes (other than delivering by Thursday every week) listed below relate only to this special filling. 

 

FILLERS – The Wednesday, March 28th filing is being rescheduled to Monday, March 26th at 5:15 p.m @ Element Church Food Pantry, East side of the building.  PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT The USUAL FILLING LOCATION. Use the sheet for the 28th to record Kiwanis attendance.

 

DELIVERY DRIVERS -  The tee shirt bags  are larger and will make it more difficult for you to load your vehicles and deliver to the schools.  Because of the added difficulty, Element Church will assist in the following ways:

1.       If you’re able to come to the filling, they will help load your vehicles.

2.       For those that deliver 25 or more bags, Element Church volunteers will deliver ½ of your bags.  For those with odd numbers, FFBF volunteers will deliver the one extra.  Example – 25 bags:  FFBF delivers 13 and Element Church delivers 12.

3.       If you’re not able to pick up your bags the night of the filling, the bags will be either in the normal facility on tables and the wooden shelves, OR,  if we find we don’t have room in our facility, the bags will be in the adjoining room accessed via a door at the back of our room.  The door will be open.  Look for the tee shirt bags!

4.       Please remember to deliver your bags by Thursday, March 29.  Delivering bags by Thursday is always preferable, but particularly the week beginning March 26th.  There is early dismissal on Friday, March 30th.  If bags are not delivered by Thursday, schools will not have adequate time to distribute.

Thanks, Later, TomR"

 

Special Friday Food Bag Announcement Thomas Roberts 2018-03-19 06:00:00Z 0
This year's edition of the Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow was held Sunday, February 25th, at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Here are the prize winners for each category of performance.
 
The contestants:
 
Senior High School Division First Place and winner of "Best in Show":
Connor Brown and Brian Wacker
 
Junior High School First Place:
                    Cadence Marsolek
 
Elementary School Division First Place:
                    Avarie Gutierrez
 
A great effort by all the performers and a wonderful afternoon for all present. 
 
 
 
2018 Stars of Tomorrow Winners David Bumann 2018-02-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 22, 2018
UPDATED 3/22/2018. The April 12 (moved from April 5) club business meeting will include election of officers and directors for the 2018-2019 administrative year, which begins October 1, 2018.  
 
The nominating committee has set forth these names for consideration:
 
President, Chuck Tyler 

President Elect, Brian Lenell

1st Vice President, John Lynch 

2nd Vice President, Sam Weinstein

Secretary, Tabitha Norman

Assistant Secretary, Olivia Sampson

Treasurer, Rob Kilian 

Assistant Treasurer, Denise Newell 

Past President, Laura Munari

Existing Board Members to serve one more year:

 Larry Walters, Bryce Freeman, Haiden Fertig, Paul Gapen (to fill Sam Weinstein's second year) & Don Hollingshead

New Board members to serve a two year term: Tom Muhlback, Denise Henley, Justin Gorman, Jim Ottoes and Ben Eastmond

Election of officers and directors moved to April 12 Chuck Seniawski 2018-02-22 07:00:00Z 0
Chocolate Indulgence 2018 Chuck Tyler 2018-02-16 07:00:00Z 0
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation 2018 Spring grant cycle is open. Looking for a grant to support your charitable organization? All necessary materials can be found in the download files portion of this web page.
 
The deadline for submission of applications is March 15, 2018.
2018 Foundation Grant Cycle is Open Erin Benskin 2018-02-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting Location Change Thursday Feb 22nd Chuck Seniawski 2018-02-01 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
Member Tabitha Norman has been nominated to fill the vacant position of Assistant Secretary for the remainder of the administrative year.
 
Per Club By-laws, there will be a second polling for nominations from the floor at the regular meeting on January 18th. The election will be held January 25th.
Assistant Secretary Election Slated Laura Munari 2018-01-11 07:00:00Z 0
                      "Sparkle" and "Suds"
 
Just a reminder that the soaps and shampoos you pick up while traveling can be donated to our Itty Bitty Soap Committee, which will pass the items on to folks who can use them at local shelters. Just drop your donations off at the badge table during regular Club meetings. The committee will take care of the distribution.
 
Founded by Club member Bill Dale many years ago, the committee is now headed by "Suds" (R.C. Mead) and "Sparkle" (Claire Snyder).  Want to help? Contact one of them.
Itty Bitty Soap Committee RC Mead 2018-01-07 07:00:00Z 0
 
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
 
This year's discussion topics include:
 
Waning of Pax Americana?
Russia's Foreign Policy
China's Geopolitics
Media and Foreign Policy
Turkey: Partner in Crisis
U.S. Global Engagement & the Military
South Africa's Fragile Democracy
Global Health Issues
 
Materials are paid for by the Club and are free to the participants.
 
This forum has been sponsored by our Club for years and often provokes some spirited discussion.
 
All eight of the discussion sessions are scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 7:00 am, at the Radisson, beginning Tuesday, February 13 and each week thereafter.
 
Club member Wayne Herr is the discussion leader. The number of participants is limited by the number of books available. (Sorry to report that, as of noon, Thursday, February 1st, all the books have been spoken for. Look for next year's announcement if you have considered participating but missed out this year.)
 
 
2018 Great Decisions Discussion Group Wayne Herr 2018-01-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Bumann
The show is Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 pm at the Civic Center. Let's show support of the tremendous effort put in by the young people and the committee!
 

Remaining schedule of preliminary events:

 

Feb 24 at 9:00 am: Tech and Dress Rehearsal at the Civic Center.

Feb 25 at 12:00 noon:  All contestants should be present at the Civic Center.
Feb 25 at 1:30 pm:  Doors open to the general public.

 

 

 
2018 Stars of Tomorrow David Bumann 2017-12-28 07:00:00Z 0
Kiwanians were out ringing bells for the Salvation Army at a number of locations throughout the city on Saturday, December 16th. This is an annual activity, one that has been a tradition for many years.
 
Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army Lauri Osborne 2017-12-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 26, 2017

 

This year's decorating crew included Suzanne Anderson, Glenn Crock, Paul Belotti, Rod Brand, Brian Lenell, Jim Lovett, R.C. Mead, Tom Mulbach, Dave Niemann, Jim O'Connor, Doug Reed, Tom Roberts, Tim Sheppard, Paul Steinback, Keith Turner, several  Key Club members from Central plus several Girl Scouts with their Moms. Special thanks to all who helped out from Committee co-chairs Suzanne and Glenn!

 

Big Red was float #33 in the Annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade which was held on Saturday, November 25th. 

Decorating "Big Red" Suzanne Anderson 2017-11-26 07:00:00Z 0
 
 The party was held December 17th at the Radisson. Eats, crafts and Santa were enjoyed by kids and grandkids.
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Party Laura Munari 2017-11-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Bob retired from a career in the United States Air Force and became a force for good within the Cheyenne community. In Kiwanis, he was past Club President, past Lieutenant Governor and past Governor of the Kiwanis Rocky Mountain District.
 
Dave McCracken is working with Ginny Rowland, Bob's wife, to put together a memorial service for Bob to be held Friday, November 3 at 11:00 am at the Kiwanis Community House. 
 
Dave needs help from Club members to make this happen.  For starters, he needs members and volunteers to help with set-up and tear-down of the venue. He would like to find a person who plays bagpipes. He would like to get help from someone in converting photos featuring Bob to a DVD. Also, help in food preparation and serving. There will probably be other things as well.  Contact Dave to offer your assistance. His home phone is 635-1464, his email is jdmccrack@aol.com .
 
 
Bob Rowland, left, and Jim Byrd, overseeing preparations at the Kiwanis Clambake 2004 (Photo by Chuck Seniawski)
Memorial Service for Bob Rowland, past District Governor Dave McCracken 2017-10-26 06:00:00Z 0
2nd Vice President John Lynch is looking for a few volunteers to help the Club spread its story via social media for the coming year. Contact him to offer your services. He has planned an initial meeting for October 24 at noon, at the Western Vista Credit Union, 3207 Sparks Road (just off East Lincolnway).
HELP WANTED with Social Media John Lynch 2017-10-05 06:00:00Z 0
Join the Club for a Border War tailgate Laura Munari 2017-09-28 06:00:00Z 0
Club members and volunteers, under the direction of Nick Panopoulos (below), heated up the pitas and meat for gyros being sold at the city's Greek Festival, September 15 and 16. 
 
 
 
One of the work crews.
 
Production line at the Greek Festival.
Greek Festival Nick Panopoulos 2017-09-10 06:00:00Z 0
The Cheyenne and Wheatland, WY Kiwanis clubs will be operating a food concession at Glendo, WY over the Solar Eclipse weekend. Breakfast and  lunch will be served Sunday, August 20, and Monday, August 21. Breakfast will consist of pancakes, ham and coffee and will cost $10.  Lunch will include burgers, dogs and brats, along with apple sauce and condiments, also at a cost of $10 per person.
Solar Eclipse Feeding at Glendo WY Laura Munari 2017-08-18 06:00:00Z 0
  Our own Tim Sheppard was elected Governor-elect for 2017-2018 at the August 2017 Rocky Mountain District Convention. As such, next year he will become our club's fourth District Governor. Past holders of that office were Dwight Bonham (1983-1984), Bob Rowland (1994-1995) and Verle Meister (1997-1998).
 
Congratulations, Tim!
RM Kiwanis District Convention Chuck Seniawski 2017-08-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 09, 2017
Marty needs help with the final load-out today (Thursday, Aug 17) right after our noon meeting. He needs 6 to 8 individuals who can help immediately following the lunch meeting.  You will be loading the ham and other cold or perishable items from the warehouse's walk-in cooler into the Meadow Gold Milk Truck.  With 6 or 8 folks, we can knock this out in less than an hour.
 
The date of the eclipse is fast approaching. As a reminder, please see our President-elect's message that follows. It's never too late to volunteer to help.
 
"Hello all!
 
"Here is your opportunity to sign up to help with this event.  We have several committees so if you have an idea of what you want to do, please contact the committee chair.  We will have either car pools or shuttles for people that will not be spending the night camping on site and will utilize these as well for replenishing supplies if needed.  We have limited parking in our area so this will have to be strictly enforced.
 
"Don’t want to participate in the physical town of Glendo but still help?  We will  need help prepping equipment, making sure all supplies and utensils are clean, packed and ready to go, as well as purchasing food items.
 
Eclipse committees
 
Transportation – in charge of prepping equipment, loading and transporting, setting up and tearing down.  We are moving equipment and setting up on Friday, August 18 and tearing down and bringing everything home on Monday evening, August 21.
Contact for this committee is Brian Lovett – brian.lovett@wyo.gov
 
Food Preparation – preparing pancakes in the morning, hamburgers, hot dogs and brats in the afternoon.  We will be serving on Sunday and Monday.
Contacts for this committee are Kent Drake – drakefamily1@bresnan.net and Nick Panopoulos – npanop@hotmail.com
 
Food Service – this committee will run the serving line, making sure all of the serving items are fully stocked and that the different food items are ready to go (hot food in containers and condiments/drinks/sides are readily available.)  Additional info: The serving line is planned to be open from 8:00 am until 3 pm. Server shifts will run from 7:30 am until 11:30 and 11:30 to closing. Please contact Lauri to sign up for shifts.
Contacts for this committee are Lauri Osborne – lauri@daleelectic.com and Kathleen Petersen – Kathleen_petersen@hotmail.com
 
Treasury – this committee is in charge of taking orders and receiving money and making sure there is ample cash/change on hand.
Contact is Kim Lovett – wyokim@gmail.com
 
"If you are willing to help, but have no preference on what you do, contact Laura Munari – lmunari@msn.com  or Marty Sears – silverfoxwy@gmail.com     
 
Check with Nick Panop or Laura if you wish to carpool (recommended).          
 
"I appreciate everyone's willingness to participate!
 
Thank you,
Laura"
Volunteers Needed for Solar Eclipse Feeding Laura Munari 2017-08-09 06:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis International President Jane Erickson helps out with the batter mixing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Not even a little rain could dampen her enthusiasm.
 
The final numbers are in. The official counts of meals served at the 2017 CFD Pancake Breakfasts are...
 
Monday        7,680
Wednesday  7,742
Friday         9,342
 
Total served    24,764
 
 
CFD Pancake Breakfast Chuck Seniawski 2017-08-01 06:00:00Z 0
Lauri Osborne, our current Serving Line Chairperson, is looking for a co-chair, someone who will learn the ropes and take over. As is the case with all pancake breakfast committees, the show runs pretty much on automatic pilot, with only a few tweaks here and there to help keep things on track.
 
Steve Schmerge is looking for help with his Coffee Committee. Qualifications include strength and relative youth, since the brewed coffee is served in 12-gallon containers and the "old guys" on the committee would like to be relieved of backaches.
 
Rob Killian is asking for help with flipping pancakes.
 
Just a reminder that the breakfasts are an "all hands on deck" event for the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club. Whether you can help out for a day or two or all three days, every little bit helps ensure the success of the event. Call Brian if you are not sure where you can be of assistance.
CFD Pancake Breakfast help wanted Brian Lenell 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Sears on Jun 22, 2017
Wednesday work sessions will resume on the evening of Wednesday, June 28th, and are also scheduled for July 5th and 12th. Equipment needs to be made ready for the Cheyenne Frontier Days pancake breakfasts. Don't worry about qualifications -- Marty can find things to do for all skill levels.
If you have a drill driver and screw bits, please bring it along.
 
 
 
Wednesday Work Sessions are back Marty Sears 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
The Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis annual convention will be held in Cheyenne this year, from Aug 3 through 6, at the Little America Hotel.
 
This is a great opportunity to see what a convention is like, to meet new people and get ideas for incorporation in our own Club's operations.  Since it is being held in Cheyenne, you don't have to travel. No motel bill to pay (although our Club helps defray the costs of attendance at district conventions). You get to sleep in your own bed each night. You can select your own participation based on the time you have available and your own interests.
 
The preliminary schedule and registration may be found at http://rmdkiwanis.com .
 
If nothing else, seriously consider attending the interclub luncheon on Saturday at noon. Highlights include a distinguished guest speaker, a roll call of attending clubs, and comments from District leadership, as well as fellowship with members of other clubs in the District. This will also be a great time to make a lot of noise and encourage our candidate for Governor-elect: Tim Sheppard.
 
See you there!
 
Rocky Mountain District Convention in Cheyenne this year Chuck Seniawski 2017-06-14 06:00:00Z 0
At the June 6th meeting, the Board voted to support the Distinguished Young Women program with a donation of $250. The program is very similar to the Junior Miss program which the Club backed strongly in years past.
Kiwanis is for Kids! Dan Kirby 2017-06-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 05, 2017
1st Vice President Chuck Tyler is looking for a good man or woman or maybe even two co-chairs to head up a fund raiser food event on July 4th at Romero Park. Contact him directly for more information. His email address is available by clicking on his name in the right hand column of the home page.
Committee Chair Needed Chuck Tyler 2017-06-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 05, 2017
Organized by Bob Monger, the show featured cars that have been the "apple of their owner's eye." There were three Ford Model A's and a 1946 M-G, among others.  Even a Ford Pinto. Thanks to everyone who participated. There was a lot of lively conversation at this fun event.
June 1st Car Show Bob Monger 2017-06-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 30, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: From an email sent today, May 30th:
 
On June 8th the Club will meet at the Radisson and NOT the Depot.  The Radisson has graciously made room for us so that we are not inconvenienced in any way.  Thanks to Tabitha and all her staff!
 
Regards,
President Dan
Meeting Location Change Notice! Dan Kirby 2017-05-30 06:00:00Z 0
The winners of awards at our Chocolate Indulgence event were:
 
  Peoples Choice:  De's Candies
 
  First Place:  Kelly's Creation
 
  Second Place:  Pearls and Swirls
 
Special thanks to committee chairman Justin Gorman and his crew for another successful year.
Chocolate Indulgence Prize Winners Justin Gorman 2017-05-11 06:00:00Z 0
Friendship Playground Ribbon Cutting June 10th Patty Benskin 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0
Some members have expressed an interest in having a classic car show at one of our regular club meetings. As a result, we are planning a show for June 1st, to be held in the east parking lot of the Radisson. Call Bob Monger if you wish to participate.
Kiwanis Classic Car Show Bob Monger 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0

The Club’s annual election of officers and directors was held during the regular business meeting on May 4th.  Officers and directors for the 2017-2018 administrative year, which begins October 1, 2017, will be:

 

President, Laura Munari

President Elect, Chuck Tyler

1st Vice President, Brian Lenell

2nd Vice President, John Lynch

Secretary, Nicole Casey

Assistant Secretary, Amber Still

Treasurer, Lauri Osborne

Assistant Treasurer, Rob Kilian

Past President, Dan Kirby

Existing Board members to serve one more 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

 

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation elected three new members to its Board of Directors:

Haiden Fertig

Neil Webb

Denise Newell

 

Congratulations and special thanks to all who have volunteered to serve in these leadership positions.

Election results - May 4, 2017 Bob Curtis 2017-05-05 06:00:00Z 0
At the May 2nd Board meeting, $300 was approved to support the Laramie County Progress Show, a combined FFA and 4-H activity scheduled for June 3-4. In addition, $600 was approved to sponsor three teams in the City's recreational T-Ball league.
 
In addition, the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation recently announced grants totaling $35, 190 to organizations which strive to improve the quality of life for local kids. Details may be found by clicking on the Site Pages link for the Foundation, then going to the "What has the Foundation Done?" sub-page.
Kiwanis is for Kids! Dan Kirby 2017-05-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Sears on Apr 21, 2017
Fellow Kiwanians
 
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 silverfoxwy@gmail.com to offer your input and assistance.)
HELP WANTED! From our Quartermaster Marty Sears 2017-04-21 06:00:00Z 0
Time to take the dust off your golf clubs and support a great cause.
 
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation annual golf tournament, a four-person scramble, is set for Friday, June 23rd, with a shotgun start at 9:00 am at the Airport Golf Club.
 
One need not be a member of Kiwanis to play.
 
Please note that entries must be submitted by June 16th, so that handicaps can be computed and an appropriate amount of food can be ordered.
 
Details and an entry form can be found at the Download Files section of this web page.
 
Get a foursome together and sign up now. If you are a single and wish to play, sign up anyway.  The committee will form teams from individual registrants.
Foundation Golf Tournament Coming Soon Aaron Courtney 2017-04-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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.
Wednesday Night Work Sessions Resume Marty Sears 2017-04-11 06:00:00Z 0
Coming Up -- Chocolate Indulgence! Justin Gorman 2017-04-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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! Chuck Seniawski 2017-04-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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
 
 
Kiwanis is for Kids! Dan Kirby 2017-03-10 07:00:00Z 0
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 Contestants
 
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. 
2017 Stars of Tomorrow Winners David Bumann 2017-02-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laura Munari
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 lmunari@msn.com 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!
Kiwanis and Kocktails - Jan 19th Laura Munari 2017-01-07 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Lunch menu now available in advance 2017-01-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Aaron Courtney
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.
Kiwanis Club Foundation Grant Cycle opens Feb 1 Aaron Courtney 2017-01-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted 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.
New Life Members Announced Chuck Seniawski 2016-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Bumann
Kiwanians: Contact Chair Dave Bumann to offer your assistance now.  Thank you.
 
 
 
2017 Stars of Tomorrow David Bumann 2016-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
 
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.
New Meeting Location in 2017 2016-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
'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.
Holiday Season Opportunities Chuck Seniawski 2016-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation has been working to support construction of an accessible playground for all ages and abilities at Cheyenne's Cahill Park for three years now. Our Club's past President, Patty Benskin, has identified support of the project a priority for the Club as well.  
 
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.
 
For those who have already pledged financial support, please fulfill that pledge soonest.
 
 
Club members who donated to the Friendship Park fund as Fellows were recognized at our April 12th meeting.
 
The accessible play area, as it looked on April 27, 2018, being enjoyed by many kids.
 
 
 
Kiwanis Club Supporting Friendship Playground Fund Patty Benskin 2016-11-21 07:00:00Z 0
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:
  • Understand the Youth Protection Guidelines.
  • Identify troubling behavior or abuse.
  • Respond appropriately if a child discloses abuse to you or if you witness troubling behavior.
Kiwanis members can also access http://reporting.kiwanisone.org/onlineeducation to review it on their own time.

In addition, a summary of program elements may be found in the file download section of this home page, at "Youth Protection Guidelines."
September 11 - 17: Kiwanis Youth Protection Week Chuck Seniawski 2016-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
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 a huge success chuck 2016-08-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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.
 
 
FFA Livestock Sale this coming Friday Chuck Seniawski 2016-08-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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
Ribfest this coming weekend Chuck Seniawski 2016-08-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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.

 

Chuckwagon Breakfast Statistics Chuck Seniawski 2016-08-02 06:00:00Z 0
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.
 
Kiwanis International President Visits Cheyenne Chuck Seniawski 2016-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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 wyodeblfs@aol.com .
 
Get your official Pancake Breakfast shirts Debbie LaFaso 2016-07-13 06:00:00Z 0
Run, Walk and Roll 5K Robin Grandpre 2016-05-31 06:00:00Z 0
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.
2016 Stars of Tomorrow Update David Bumann 2016-04-06 06:00:00Z 0
Chocolate Indulgence 2016 Justin Gorman 2016-03-24 06:00:00Z 0
(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
          Fundraiser
 
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
 
 
 
Opportunities to help out abound Chuck Seniawski 2016-03-03 07:00:00Z 0

         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 )

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.

Officers and Directors Contact Information Charles Seniawski 2016-03-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted 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 and The Salvation Army Lauri Osborne 2015-12-03 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Kiwanis Moment Patty Benskin 2015-10-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted 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!
 
 
Division 13 Lieutenant Governor Chuck Seniawski 2015-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Is Not Something You Join, It Is Something You Do! Dixie Roberts 0
Posted by Floyd Foresman
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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.
What is Cheyenne Kiwanis? Floyd Foresman 0

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.

Donate to the Club with Auto Repairs Floyd Foresman 0
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.
Kiwanis Foundation Floyd Foresman 0
Sponsors
 
 

Club Contact Information:

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 1266
                            Cheyenne, WY 82003
Kiwanis Treber Building:  1804 Pacific Avenue
                                         Cheyenne, WY 82007
Phone and fax: 307.638.3763 email (Club Administrative Secretary): kiwaadmsect@cheyennekiwanis.org