Kiwanis Club of Jefferson

Weekly Kiwanis News 09/06/17

Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 06, 2017
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.
Randy Monthei had the program today. He invited Denny Hendrichs and Scott Johnson to talk about The Watch D.O.G.S program they are considering for Greene County Elementary.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one full day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Individuals sign up at a ‘Launch Event’ such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad” or in the office at any time throughout the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. WatchDOGS volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.  Thanks to Denny, Randy and Scott for the interesting program!