Kiwanis Club of Jefferson

 
 
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09/27/17
Pittman, Kathy
 
10/04/17
Raney, Bill
 
10/11/17
Roberts, Hollie
 
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09/27/17
Paxton, Ken
 
10/04/17
 
10/11/17
Raney, Bill
 
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09/27/17
Monroe, Bill
 
10/04/17
Goshon, Dennis
 
10/11/17
Roberts, Hollie
 
 
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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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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.  
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.

OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
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!
 
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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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