Kiwanis Club of Jefferson

 
 
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07/25/18
Schwander, Ashley
 
08/01/18
Schwarzkopf, Bob
 
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07/25/18
Roberts, Hollie
 
08/01/18
Schwander, Ashley
 
Invocation
07/25/18
Hammer, Kirk
 
08/01/18
Monroe, Bill
 
 
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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 26 members in attendance today and special occasions and happy dollars were acknowledged. Hollie reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. Popcorn sales are going well at Farmer's Markets and they are excited for Hot August Night. Vern reported a can deposit of $310 for the last three weeks. President Lautner mentioned the upcoming August 10-11th NE-IA district convention.
There were 25 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $308.25 for the last two weeks. The Aktion Club will meet July 18th and have been busy at events on the square serving popcorn. Toni read the Board Meeting Minutes from from July 6th. The need for more Ragbrai volunteers and hosts was discussed,
There were 22 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Several Happy Dollars were shared and special occasions recognized. Vern reported a can deposit of $188.80 with the help of Dan and Jack collecting! The Aktion Club met last Monday and will be selling popcorn at the Bell Tower Festival and Farmer's Markets on Tuesday's. Sherry talked about the grilling/food sales for Saturday night at the Bell Tower Beverage Garden from 7-11pm. A sign-up sheet was passed around for workers. President Lautner reported that the club will grill/serve for the Sept. 18th Farmer's Market. Board meeting minutes were unavailable from last Friday's meeting.
There were 25 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Dean McAtee was in attendance with grandson Cameron, a recent Michigan State graduate. Welcome back Dean! Special events and happy dollars were recognized. This was Dan Emmert's last meeting, we wish Dan the best in their move back to eastern Iowa! President Lautner reminded members of the Board Meeting on Friday at Uptown. A can deposit of $51.05 was shared by Sherry. The club will vote on new officers next week at the meeting.
There were 27 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Several Happy Dollars were shared and special occasions recognized. Vern reported a can deposit of $141.40. President Lautner shared information on grilling/serving food at the summer Farmer's Market on the square. The board will discuss this opportunity. Mike shared the slate of officer's running for the upcoming club election. Bob S.-Treasurer. Toni W.-Secretary, Directors: Kathy P., Lisa K., Denny G. and Vice President: Thomas L.
 
Dan B. reported on the HS Construction/Interior Design Open House. We grossed $367 from the food served during the event and will make a donation toward the local Skill USA program.
There were 26 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $75.25. Vern also read the May 4th board of directors meeting minutes. Kathy reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and they are having a picnic at Kelso Park on May 16th at 6:00pm. The club will be griilling for Bell Tower in the beverage garden. The club will also be serving food and grilling for the GCHS Construction & Interior Design open house on East Wilcoxway on May 22nd from 5-7pm.
There were 29 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. President Lautner called the meeting to order and had members participate in some movement activities. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $90.50.  Many happy dollars were shared on this spring day!
President Lautner called the meeting to order. There were 25 members in attendance. Many "Happy Dollars" were shared concerning the passing of the school district bond issue. Vicki thanked the club for assistance with the very successful Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday. Vern reported a can drop deposit for the last two weeks of $159.10.
President Lautner called the meeting to order. No guests in attendance. Happy Dollars were shared and special occasions acknowledged. Vern reported a can deposit of $66.00. Aktion Club met last Monday and has a calendar set for the year. They are getting ready for Relay for Life and helping with the Rec. Center Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st and smoking kits for Teen Maze. Teen Maze update from Pat. Cookies are due to the Rec. Center on Tuesday, April 3rd. Our students will attend on Wednesday morning, April 4th. Workers are still needed.
There were 30 members in attendance today. Two guests, Keri Saunders and Brandon Hommer also joined us this morning. Welcome to them! President-Elect Tom Heater called the meeting to order. Several Happy Dollars were shared and Vern reported a can drop deposit of $58.80. The Aktion Club met last Monday and is busy planning for Easter and Relay for Life. Toni read the board meeting minutes from the March 2nd meeting. The club Officer election will be held on Wednesday, March 9th.
There were 22 members in attendance today with many happy dollars shared. Dan reported a can drop deposit of $121. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet March 5th and is developing an event calendar.
There were 24 members in attendance with Mark Fredrickson of Omaha visiting with brother Jack. Dan Benitz  reported a can drop deposit of $128.25. He also cleaned up the snow around the recycling enclosure. Thanks Dan! Hollie reported that the Aktion Club meeting was postponed to next Monday at the Harrison House and the program will be Relay for Life.
There were 25 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Matt & Toni Wetrich announced that they will be co-chairing the committee for the Jefferson Ragbrai visit overnight on Monday, July 23rd. Dan B. reported two loads of cans are ready to be cashed in this week.  The Aktion Club had their officer installation last week and 21 people attended with President Launter doing the installation of officers. They will have a meeting next Monday. There will be a board meeting Friday, Feb. 2nd at the Uptown Cafe.
There were 26 members in attendance today. Bill Steussy reported a can deposit of $65.85. President Lautner passed around the 25 year member plaque that the club was recently awarded by the Chamber. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club officer installation will be next Monday.
There were 27 members in attendance today. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club Officer Installation was postponed to Jan. 29th at the Harrison House due to the weather.  Dan B. reported a can deposit of $26.25. A new club member induction was held for Thomas Laehn. Welcome to the club Thomas, we are excited to have you as a member!
There were 26 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can drop of $48.15. Members collected and presented tip funds for a Christmas present to Uptown Cafe staff. Vern reported that Salvation Army Bell ringing by Kiwanis and Aktion Club members garnered $590 last weekend at Hy-Vee. A total of $1,100 was collected at all sites last weekend. Counter Kettles will be picked-up on Dec. 26th. Reminder that next Wednesday is the White Elephant Gift Exchange.
There were 27 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $81.85. Hollie reported on planning for the Aktion Club Christmas party and that they will have Officer Installation on January 15th, 2018. Vern reported on the Salvation Army Bell Ringing so far, if you want to ring contact Vern for time/date opportunities.
There were 27 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Several Happy Dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $175.00 which is a record collection. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet Monday and they are excited about their Christmas Party. Vern passed around the Salvation Army Bell Ringing sign-up sheet for Dec. 8-9 and reported last Saturday they collected $920.00. President Lautner reported that the Hat & Mitten Tree is up at the courthouse and that there will be a club white elephant gift exchange on Dec. 20th. Vicky also shared that the club donated $840 to the ARC Food Pantry and that where is a board meeting this Friday at 7:00am.
There were 26 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Many Happy Dollars were shared by members. Vern was recognized for his recent Extra Ordinary Citizen award from Home St. Bank. Congrats! Vern reported a can deposit of $58.75 and passed around the Salvation Army Bell Ringing sign-up sheet for Dec. 8-9th. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club Hat & Mitten tree will be going up soon in the courthouse lobby. The Aktion Club will be holding their meetings at the Harrison House and are planning their Christmas Party on Dec. 13th at 5pm at the Elks Lodge. They will also be donating $200 to the ARC Food Pantry for turkeys!
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.