Kiwanis Club of Jefferson

 
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
11/22/17
Teeples, Larry
 
11/29/17
Teusch, Jim
 
12/06/17
Turner, Loren
 
Program
11/22/17
Steussy, Bill
 
11/29/17
Teeples, Larry
 
12/06/17
Teusch, Jim
 
Invocation
11/22/17
Monroe, Bill
 
11/29/17
Goshon, Dennis
 
12/06/17
Emmert, Daniel
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
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Treasurer
Past President
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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 25 members in attendance with 5 guests including Les for the Aktion Club and an interclub from Nevada. Vern reported a can deposit of $76.00. The Aktion Club is planning their Christmas Party and discussing future meeting locations. Our club will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army on Dec. 8-9th. Contact Vern to sign up. Toni read the board of directors meeting minutes from the Nov. 3rd meeting.
There were 27 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared. Hollie reported that 44 attended the Aktion Club Halloween party last Sunday and they had a great time. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $55.25. The annual Kiwanis Breakfast preliminary report shows an approximate net of $5,000! The Silent Auction generated around $3,165 for the club. Thanks to all who helped with both events!  Vern reported on efforts to recruit HS students for the Key Leader conference. President Lautner announced that we will collect donations for ARC the next two weeks and that there is a board meeting Friday.
Members Present: 28
Guests: 1
Speakers: 2
Total in attendance: 31
 
* We took in $68.05 in pop can collections this week.  
* The Aktion Club is now selling tickets for their Halloween dance on October 29th.
* We have approximately 46 silent auction items in with a few more trickling in.  Will continue to accept items and put them up online as we can.  Please share the Facebook album with your family and friends for bidding on items!  We've seen a few bids already!
* Pancake breakfast plans are going well and the volunteer sign-up sheet started circulating at the meeting today.
* Haley was not able to accept the scholarship to attend the Kiwanis Leadership training in November because she is already committed to something that weekend with the Honor Society.  This might be an issue for many of our high school students but if you know of someone in high school that would be a good candidate for the leadership training, let Vern know.
* Vern Foje is going to the Salvation Army bell ringing planning meeting as a representative of our group.
* Randy Monthei reported that volunteers put in 60 hours this past weekend grilling for the annual Deal's Orchard Fall Festival.
* Kiwanians are parking cars for the last home football game of the season this Friday, October 20th.
​29 Members
2 Guests​
1 Speaker
32 Total Attendance
 
* Toni Wetrich read the October board minutes.
* Bob Schwarzkopf read the 2017-2018 club budget
* Sherry Palmer reported that we still need silent auction items - have 25 so far and more came in today but please get those in as soon as possible.  The silent auction items have been put up on Facebook with the silent auction ending Thursday, October 26th at 5pm.  Please like and share these items with friends and family to get the word out to start bidding on them!  
 
 
* Randy Monthei reported that the weather doesn't look favorable for grilling at the Deal's Fall Festival this weekend.  He will send out an update by club email when it gets closer.
* Inducted Dan Emmert today who was sponsored by Vern Foje
* Can Recycling Deposit = $60.95
* Aktion Club meets Monday 16th.  At their last meeting, they went to the Harrison house for handicapped accessibility.  Their upcoming events are working at the Greene County Courthouse celebration on the 27th, the pancake breakfast & silent auction on the 28th, and their annual Halloween dance on the 29th.
There were 25 members in attendance today for the Officer Installation Ceremony. Visitors included Les from the Aktion Club, Coltrane Carlson, and Pastor Dan Emmert.  Bill Raney served as the master of ceremonies and introduced Div. 11 Lt. Governor Geri Derner who installed the new officers and directors. Thanks to Mike Palmer for leading our organization in 2016-17 and welcome to new President Vicky Lautner! New board members include Dr. Jim Gerdes, Dr. Jim Teusch, Vern Foje, and Rick McCollom. Members leaving the board of directors include Dan Benitz and Deb Geisler. Thanks for your service!
 
Silent Auction items descriptions are due to Sherry asap. There is a board meeting on Friday, Oct. 6th at 7:00am. Sell those Pancake Breakfast Tickets! Posters and tickets available from Bob Smith.
 
  
There were 25 members in attendance today. Visitors included Les from the Aktion Club and Pastor Dan Emmert. Dan B. reported a can drop of $155.55 for the last two weeks. Sherry P. reminded members that Silent Auction item sheets are due to her Oct. 1st. It was reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and is planning a trip to visit the Ames Club and are working on plans for their Halloween Dance.  Tim C. spoke about the Annual Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 28th and Bob Smith handed out tickets to members present to sell. Get your tickets and posters from Bob. Sell, Sell, Sell!! There is a Div. 11 Council Meeting in Ames on Saturday, Sept.30th at 8:30 am and Vern and Bob Smith may be attending.
 
REMINDER: Officer Installation is next week. Breakfast will start at 6:15am and the ceremony at 6:45am!
22 members present
2 guests present
1 speaker present
25 total attendance
  • No recycling report this week.
  • No Aktion Club report - did not have a meeting this week.
  • S. Palmer advised members to get their silent auction items in - only has 8 or 10 back so far.
  • Budget Committee will meet at 4:45pm on Thursday, Sept 21st at Bob Schwarzkopf's office.
  • Chris Deal presented on 100 years of Deal's Orchard.
There were 26 members in attendance today. Visitors included Les from the Aktion Club, Harry Ahrenholtz, and Scott Johnson. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $48.60. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club is planning their Halloween Dance on Sunday, Oct. 29th. Sherry reminded members that Silent Auction item sheets are due by the end of this month. President Mike announced that all members are planning to sit together at John Meyer's funeral on Monday, Sept. 11th. Please be at the United Methodist Church by 9:45am to be seated as a group. Officer Installation will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:45am.
There were 28 members in attendance with Les from the Aktion Club visiting and Jane Finch as a guest of Dean McAtee. There was an interclub of four folks from Ames also in attendance. Many Happy Dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $83.00. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club serving popcorn last night at the Farmer's Market and is excited for the upcoming Hot August Night event Thursday evening. They will also be attending the Iowa Cubs game on August 27th at 1pm. Secretary Toni Wetrich read the minutes from last weeks board meeting.
There were 24 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $105.00.  A motion was made by Bob Schwarzkopf and seconded by Vern to call a voice vote to elect Toni Wetrich as secretary and for Bill Raney to fill her board position. The motion passed. Kathy reported that the Aktion Club is planning to attend an Iowa Cubs game in late August and that Genesis has granted permission to use their bus for transportation. President-Elect Lautner reminded members of the board meeting on Friday at 7:00am.
There were 23 members in attendance today. President-elect Vicky Lautner called the meeting to order at 7:01 am.  Vern reported a can deposit of $65 from the recent collection. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club is getting ready for Hot August Night on Aug. 10th. The Greene County Motorcycle Charity will make a check presentation at 6:30pm near Sally's Alley from their Bell Tower event fundraiser. Vern reported that our fellow Kiwanian John Meyer is back in Ames at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friend John and family!
There were 19 members in attendance today. Many Happy Dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can drop deposit for the last two weeks of $133.25. Pat circulated the Farmer's Market sign-up sheet for July 18th. The Aktion Club will meet next Monday and their next event is Hot August Nights on August 10th. The Aktion Club monthly picnic will be on July 19th. President Palmer reminded members that the Board of Directors will meet this Friday at 7:00 am. The scheduled program for today was a no-show.
There were 27 members in attendance. Many special occasions were acknowledged by President Palmer and Happy Dollars shared. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $68.10. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club worked the Bell Tower Festival and Farmers Market in the last week. President Palmer shared that the gross sales income from the Kiwanis BTF Food stand was around $3,100 and that 24 members worked the booth sometime during the weekend.
There were 29 members in attendance today. Vern reported a can deposit of $94.20 and noted that the total deposited for this year so far is $3,091. Hollie reported that the AKtion Club met and are ready for Farmers Market and the Bell Tower Festival. They also now have 3 advisors working with the group which is very helpful! President Palmer talked about the Bell Tower Festival Food Booth and that setup will be Friday at 2pm. Vern read the board minutes from the June 2nd meeting.
There were 29 members in attendance today. Many special occasions and happy dollars were acknowledged. Vern reported a can deposit of $85.70 for the last 6 days. The Aktion Club picnic was held last Thursday with a good crowd attending. The Bell Tower Festival food stand and sign-up sheet was discussed. President Palmer reminded members that there is a board meeting on Friday morning at 7am.
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.
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.
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
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.  
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
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.
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
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.  
 
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Speakers
Bill Stuessy's Program-Chris Nelson
Nov 22, 2017
GCHS Basketball Preview
Larry Teeples Program
Nov 29, 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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