Kiwanis Club of Jefferson

 
 
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Greeter
05/31/17
Geisler, Deb
 
06/7/17
Gerdes, Jim
 
06/14/17
Goshon, Dennis
 
Program
05/31/17
Fredrickson, Jack
 
06/07/17
Geisler, Deb
 
06/14/17
Gerdes, Jim
 
Invocation
05/31/17
Hammer, Kirk
 
06/07/17
Monroe, Bill
 
06/14/17
Goshon, Dennis
 
 
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Jefferson Kiwanis

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Uptown Cafe
108 West State Street
Jefferson, IA  50129
United States
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There were 29 members in attendance today. Several happy dollars were shared. A special 55th wedding anniversary was noted for Vern & Rose Foje, congrats! Vern reported that Dan and Jack scavenged the county this week for a can deposit of $142.80. Dan gave a report on the GCHS Construction Open House grilling event. He reported a fair size crowd on a rainy day. Donations totaled around $125.00. Our night at the Farmers Market is July 18th.
 
President Palmer awarded four $500 scholarships at the GCHS Senior Awards Night Tuesday night. Scholarships were awarded to: Dylan Foutch, Hayden Hoffman, Luke Molle, and Chase Stoline.
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There were 30 members in attendance today. President Palmer open the annual meeting today with his weekly joke and happy dollars. Vern reported a can deposit of $89.00. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet Monday and that they will have their first picnic on May 17th at Kelso Park beginning at 6pm. The school construction open house grilling on May 23rd was discussed. The scholarship committee has made selections from the class of 2017 and will report recipients to GCHS. The senior awards night is May 23rd. Vern reminded members of the flag raising on May 27th.  The annual officer election was held and the slate of officers was approved. Tom Heater will be next year's President Elect. Denny Hammen will follow Tom as President. Bob & Marla will remain as treasurer and secretary respectively. Board members will be: Jim Gerdes, Jim Teusch, Vern Foje (2 yr. term), and Rick McCollom.
There were 31 members in attendance including four interclub members from the Nevada Club. Several happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $135.35. Relay for Life reports were made by Vern and Bill. They thanked members that helped setup and were part of the sponsor photo opportunity. The Aktion Club was also involved with the Relay for Life and the 5k walk. They raised between $700-$800.00!
 
Sherry reported on the nomination committee work. Tom Heater will be next year's President Elect. Denny Hammen will follow Tom as President. Bob & Marla will remain as treasurer and secretary respectively. Board members on the May 10th ballot will be: Jim Gerdes, Jim Teusch, Vern Foje, and Rick McCollom.
There were 28 members in attendance today with no visitors. Several happy dollars were shared by members. Vicky reported on the Easter Egg Hunt that our club assists with. Over 200 kids and 1,800 Easter eggs were involved. Vern reported a can drop of $94.45 for the last collection. President Palmer passed around the Bell Tower food stand sign-up sheet and his committee met after the meeting briefly.
 
Members are invited to the Relay for Life Sponsor Recognition at the Rec. Center at 12:00 on Saturday. Setup for Relay for Life will be at 5:30 Friday for anyone that can help at the Rec. Center. Matt invited members to the Swan Lake Earth Day Carnival in Carroll from 10-2 on Saturday.
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on April 7, 2017.  President-Elect Vicky Lautner called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Board members in attendance were Dan Benitz, Vern Foje, Deb Geisler, Denny Hammen, Tom Heater, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Bob Smith, Don Van Gilder and Toni Wetrich.  Jack Fredrickson, Mike Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Bob Smith and Loren Turner were absent.  
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on March 3, 2017.  President-Elect Vicky Lautner called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Board members present were Vern Foje, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Bob Smith, Don Van Gilder and Toni Wetrich.  Dan Benitz, Denny Hammen, Tom Heater, Mike Palmer and Loren Turner were absent.  
There were 24 members in attendance today. President Palmer opened the meeting with a bad joke! Several happy dollars were shared by members. Dan reported a can deposit of $109 and membership discussed the rise in deposits since Vern left! Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday at 5pm.
There were 28 members in attendance today. Many happy dollars where shared including a happy $5 from Deb Geisler who was awarded a Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Newspaper Association! Congrats Deb! President Palmer, Hollie and Bill M. inducted Kathy Pittman as our newest member! Welcome Kathy and thanks to her sponsor Hollie Roberts!
Bob reported a can deposit of $89.55 from Benitz, Fredrickson and Associates. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club met Monday and awarded money to support some local organizations like the Jefferson Fireman. Kathy Pittman has also joined the Aktion Club leadership team as a sponsor (note: Kathy worked with Tom Duncan to start the Aktion Club at Genisis and has been employed there for 29 years!). Thanks to Kathy! It was announced that Greene County students will attend Teen Maze on April 4th.
There were 27 members in attendance and five guests. President Palmer reminded members that there is a board meeting on Friday at 7:00am. Dan reported a can drop deposit of $75.45. Hollie reported that they had an Aktion Club meeting last Monday and that they are getting organized for 2017 activities. Linda asked for driving volunteers that could provide a truck with hitch to travel to the food pantry in Des Moines occasionally to pickup items for ARC. The trailer is provided by ARC. Please share this need in the community and contact Linda if you can assist.
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on February 3, 2017.  President Mike Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Board members present were Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Bob Smith, Loren Turner, Don Van Gilder and Toni Wetrich.  Vern Foje, Jack Fredrickson and Denny Hammen were absent.  
There were 28 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Bob reported a can deposit of $137.30 for the last few weeks. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday.

There were 28 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Tom H. reported a can deposit of $41.00. Hollie reported that there was an Aktion Club meeting last Monday and that they received a nice thank you from GC Elementary School Nurse Mary Pedersen for the donation of the hats and mittens.

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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on January 6, 2017.  President Mike Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Board members present were Dan Benitz, Jack Frederickson, Deb Geisler, Denny Hammen, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Bob Smith, Don Van Gilder and Toni Wetrich.  Vern Foje and Loren Turner were absent. Guests present were Tim Christensen and Randy Monthei.  
There were 27 members in attendance today. Also visiting was potential new member Kathy Pittman! Welcome Kathy! President-Elect Lautner called the meeting to order. Many happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $61.10 and shared plans for covering his various duties during his absence. Linda thanked members for their financial support of Emily's Closet at GCHS. Club members also presented the staff at Uptown Cafe with a financial holiday gift and wished them happy holidays.
 
The program today was a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Members enjoyed sharing some nice and not so nice gifts and everyone had a fun time! Happy Holidays and safe travels to all members!
There were 25 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club.  Several Happy Dollars were shared and Vern reported a can deposit of $68.45. Linda reported on the need for donations to Emily's Closet at GCHS and she was collecting donations. She also shared that the Hat/Mitten tree at the courthouse will be active until next Thursday for donations. Vern reported that donations to Salvation Army Bell Ringing in Greene County is running behind last years donation at this time.
 
President Palmer reminded members to bring a white elephant gift for the exchange at next weeks meeting!
Many happy dollars were shared this week. Les & Mindy were visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $80.25 for the last week. Hollie shared that the Aktion Club Christmas Party was attended by 43 people and that they had a great time. Don VG provided a health update on our friend John Meyer. Linda reported that the Hat & Mitten Tree is ready to receive your donations. Vern updated members on the Salvation Army Bell Ringing schedule for this weekend. It was also decided that a new can drop committee will be responsible for maintaining the can drop and not the greeter for the week.
There were 26 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several Husker & Hawkeye happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $217.40! President Palmer shared that he attended the Aktion Club meeting to install their officers on Monday and that he enjoyed the opportunity. Hollie reported the Aktion Club Christmas Party will be on Dec. 6th and she invited members to stop by the Ek's Club. Vern passed around the Salvation Army Bell Ringing sign-up sheet. Vern also shared a health update from John Meyer with members. There was no program today. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
There were 26 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Congratulation to Les on his retirement after 11 years of employment at GCMC! Many Happy Dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $80 for the last wee. Hollie reported on planning for the Aktion Club Christmas Party on Dec. 6th and invited members to attend. Linda shared that Hat & Mitten Tree is up in the east lobby area of the courthouse. Donations will be given to the school district at the end of the holiday season.
 
President Palmer reminded members of the board meeting on Friday. Hollie mentioned the on-going fundraising for Honor Flights for Greene County veterans.
There were 28 members in attendance today with Kathy Pittman and Tim Heisterkamp as guests. Les & Mindy were also visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared by members and Vern reported a can deposit of $93.80 with more to come! Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will have Officer Installation next week. The Salvation Army Bell Ringing schedule was passed around for members to sign-up.
 
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown CafĂ© on November 4, 2016.  President Mike Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Board members present were Jack Frederickson, Deb Geisler, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Loren Turner and Toni Wetrich. Dan Benitz, Denny Hammen, Bob Smith, Don Van Gilder and Marla Siruta were absent. Guests present were Hollie Roberts and Vern Foje.  
There were 30 members in attendance today with four guests. Dr. Jim Gerdes, a former member was visiting and is considering re-joining the club! Les & Mindy from the Aktion Club were also in attendance along with Shari Carroll. Vern reported a can deposit of $88.50. Hollie reported the Aktion Club Halloween Party was a great success and that they will have a meeting next Monday. They will also donate $150 to the ARC Food Pantry for turkeys this Thanksgiving. Our club will also be collecting donations for ARC the next two weeks.
 
It was reported that the recent silent auction will generate approximately $5,000 for our budget! Also, the estimated sales from the annual breakfast is around $4,000. Thanks to all those who provided material & financial resources for these two fundraisers! Denny Goshon was presented with an engraved Kiwanis bell for being the high ticket salesman with over $850 in sales! Congrats Denny! President Palmer reminded members that there is a board meeting on Friday at 7:00am.
There were 30 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club.  Vern reported a can drop deposit of $139.  Hollie reminded members that the Aktion Club Halloween Party is this Sunday from 2-4pm at the Elk's Lodge. The annual Kiwanis Breakfast is this Saturday from 6-11am. Setup will be at the Elk's from 3-5pm on Friday afternoon. Sell those tickets!
There were 29 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. President Mike Palmer acknowledged special occasions and happy dollars. Vern reported a can deposit of $72.40. Randy M. shared that his business, Shadran Industrial will celebrate their 30th anniversary on Oct. 21 & 22 from 11am-1pm with door prizes, a scavenger hunt,  and hot dogs/chips. He invited everyone to stop by to help them celebrate! Hollie & Linda reported on the Aktion Club meeting. They held their election of officers and are going to have officer installation soon. They will also have their Halloween Party on Oct. 30th. They thanked Sherry Palmer for providing a program on money and banking. Sherry also gave them a tour of Home St. Bank.
 
The signup sheet for the annual Kiwanis breakfast on Oct. 29th was passed around. Please sign up for a shift! The Kiwanis silent auction is also in full swing in the courthouse lobby.
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on October 7, 2016.  President Mike Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Denny Hammen, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Sherry Palmer, Marla Siruta, Bob Schwarzkopf, Bob Smith and Loren Turner and Toni Wetrich were present.  Dan Benitz, and Don Van Gilder were absent.  Tim Christensen, Vern Foje, Kirk Hammer, John Meyer and Randy Monthei were guests.
There were 26 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club during President Mike Palmer's first meeting in charge. Lisa Kuhl was also in attendance and submitted her membership application. Welcome to all!  Many Happy Dollars were shared and special occasions acknowledged. Vern reported a can deposit from the last two weeks of $97.85 which brings us to over $3,500 for the budget year. Randy reminded members he needs help grilling at Deal's Fall Festival this weekend from 10-2 on Saturday and Sunday.
 
The Board of Directors will meet Friday morning at 7:00 pm at the Uptown Cafe. The Silent Auction will be setup at the courthouse this Friday after the board meeting. Come help if you can. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club received a visit from the Greene County Motorcycle Charity at their meeting Monday and received a donation of $1,500 to support their projects. They are busy planning for the Kiwanis breakfast, their Halloween party and elections next month. Tim C. and Bob Smith reported on the Kiwanis breakfast (Oct. 29th) planning meeting and introduced a Pick 5 Breakfast Pass for a reduced price of $25 marketed to businesses and families to attend our annual fundraiser.

As of November 23, 2016, The Eliminate Project has raised US$110,000,000 in total funds (cash, pledges and the Canadian government match*; US$474.00 per member average).

Total paid gifts: US $65,457,383 (60 percent of our fundraising goal)

There were 28 members in attendance with five guests. Visiting today were: Les, Mindy, and Brenda from the Aktion Club. Also here for the Officer Installation ceremony was Div. 11 Lt. Governor Andy Webb and his wife, Margie. President Palmer called the business meeting to order. Happy dollars were shared by Grandpa's Teusch and Hammer! Hollie reported that the Aktion Club is getting ready for the pancake breakfast and their Halloween Party. 
 
Master of Ceremonies for the Officer Installation ceremony, Bill Raney introduced officers and our guests seated at the head table. Lt. Governor Webb addressed the club, focusing on member recruitment. He also installed new board members, officers, and honored retiring President Sherry Palmer. Mike Palmer was installed at the 2016-17 Club President.
There were 27 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several happy dollars were shared by members and it was good to have Bob Schwarzkopf back in attendance. Vern reported a can deposit of $61.15 and over $3,000 for the budget year. Kiwanis Breakfast tickets and flyers were handed out for our event on Oct. 29th. The breakfast committee will meet on Sept. 27th at the Hog House beginning at 5:30pm. Silent Auction items are due next Wednesday or sooner. Setup for the auction will take place on Oct. 7th at the courthouse.
 
Vern reminded members of the donation photo opportunity at 4pm Thursday, Sept. 22 at the public library. We will be parking cars for the homecoming game this Friday at 6:45pm. President Palmer reminded members of the early breakfast next week (6:15am) and the Officer Installation to follow. Randy M. announced that we will be grilling for the Deal's Orchard Fall Festival on Oct. 8 & 9 from 10:30am-2:00pm both days.
There were 29 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Also visiting was Lisa Kohl, Director of Marketing at Regency Park. Welcome to all visitors! There were many happy dollars shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $67.00. Vern has lined up a photo opportunity on Sept. 22nd at 4:00pm at the public library with three organizations that that we have supported financially. Hollie reported that Aktion Club met last Monday and have cancelled their trip to the Aktion Club Convention in Sioux City due lack of supervison. They are planning for a Halloween party in November. President Palmer asked members to turn in their items for the Silent Auction asap.
 
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Speakers
Jack Fredrickson-Mid-America Energy
May 31, 2017
Wind Farm Update
Deb Geisler's Program
Jun 07, 2017
TBD
Jim Gerdes's Program
Jun 14, 2017
TBD
 

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The Kiwanis Club of Jefferson recently inducted new members. The club members would like to welcome Lori Subbert and Denny Hammen to Kiwanis! We are excited to have you as a members of the "K" team.
 
 
On May 9th, 2012 the Jefferson Kiwanis Club held their annual meeting and officer election.
 
 
 
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