Kiwanis Club of Jefferson

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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 18, 2017
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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.
Kiwanis Weekly News 10/18/17 Tim Buenz 2017-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Wetrich on Oct 11, 2017
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​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.
Kiwanis Weekly News 10/11/17 Toni Wetrich 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Board of Directors October Meeting Minutes Toni Wetrich 2017-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 04, 2017
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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.
 
  
Kiwanis Weekly News 10/4/17 Tim Buenz 2017-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 27, 2017
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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!
Weekly Kiwanis News 09/27/17 Tim Buenz 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Toni Wetrich on Sep 20, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 09/20/17 Toni Wetrich 2017-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Board of Directors September Meeting Minutes Toni Wetrich 2017-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 06, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 09/06/17 Tim Buenz 2017-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 09, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/9/17 Tim Buenz 2017-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 02, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/2/17 Tim Buenz 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 26, 2017
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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!
Weekly Kiwanis News 07/26/17 Tim Buenz 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Board of Directors July Meeting Minutes Vernon Foje 2017-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 05, 2017
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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 07/05/17 Tim Buenz 2017-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 14, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 06/14/17 Tim Buenz 2017-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 07, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 06/7/17 Tim Buenz 2017-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Board of Directors June Meeting Minutes Vernon Foje 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 31, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/31/17 Tim Buenz 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 24, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/24/17 Tim Buenz 2017-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 10, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/10/17 Tim Buenz 2017-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Board of Directors May Meeting Minutes Vernon Foje 2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 26, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 04/26/17 Tim Buenz 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 19, 2017
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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.
Weekly Kiwanis News 04/19/17 Tim Buenz 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Apr 08, 2017
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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.  
Board of Director's Meeting - April Marla Siruta 2017-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
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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.  
Board of Director's Meeting - March Marla Siruta 2017-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 15, 2017
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 08, 2017
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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.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Feb 03, 2017
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.  
Board of Director's Meeting - February Marla Siruta 2017-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 01, 2017
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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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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 18, 2017
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 11, 2017
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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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Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 06, 2017
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.  
Board of Director's Meeting - January Marla Siruta 2017-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 21, 2016
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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!
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 14, 2016
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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!
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 07, 2016
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 30, 2016
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 23, 2016
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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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Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 16, 2016
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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.
 
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/16/16 Tim Buenz 2016-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Café 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.  
Board of Directors Meeting - November Marla Siruta 2016-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 02, 2016
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 26, 2016
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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!
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 19, 2016
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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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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 05, 2016
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 28, 2016
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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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 21, 2016
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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.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2016
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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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Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 07, 2016
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There were 23 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Happy Dollars were shared and Vern reported a can deposit of $86.80. President Palmer reminded members that the Silent Auction items are due to your team leader asap and that Marla offered an incentive for members that contribute two items to the auction.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Sep 03, 2016
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on September 2, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Mike Palmer, Marla Siruta, Bob Schwarzkopf, Bob Smith and Loren Turner were present.  Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Randy Monthei and Dave Jaskey were absent.  Vern Foje was our guest.
Board of Director's Meeting - September Marla Siruta 2016-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 31, 2016
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There were 35 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Many special occassions and happy dollars were shared by members. This was Dave Jaskey's last meeting and he was recognized for his service to the club and community and for his friendship! Good luck Dave and keep in touch!! Vern reported a can drop of $68.30 and stated that the year to date revenue is over the budgeted amount! Linda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and served popcorn last night at the Farmer's Market. Volunteer hours are due to Vern for monthly reports asap. President Palmer reminded members that the board of directors will meet on Friday morning at the Uptown Cafe at 7:00 am.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/31/16 Tim Buenz 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Aug 15, 2016
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on August 5, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Marla Siruta, Bob Schwarzkopf, Bob Smith and Loren Turner were present.  Jack Fredrickson and Dave Jaskey were absent.  Tim Buenz and Vern Foje were guests.
Board of Directors Meeting - August Marla Siruta 2016-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 11, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club.  It was announced that Jim Teusch will be re-joining the club soon and it was also good to see Jean Walker back for the meeting! Many happy dollars were shared by members and Vern reported a can deposit of $99.60. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will have a picnic on Thursday, August 18th.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 03, 2016
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There were 26 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Also, former member Jim Teusch was back to visit! We hope Jim will re-join our club! Many happy dollars and special occasions were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $95.40. President Palmer shared that Jane Erickson of Bellevue, NE was elected President of Kiwanis International at the recent convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and that they are still looking for a male sponsor for the Aktion Club's trip to the TLC conference in S. Sioux City, NE on September 16-18. President Palmer reminded members that there is a board meeting on Friday and that we are grilling for Hot August Night event on Thursday, August 11th.
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Posted on Jul 20, 2016
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There were 26 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several special events were recognized. Vern reported a can deposit of $85.60. Tom reported on the Greene Co. Fair Food stand. He stated that Saturday night was very good and Sunday evenings event was cancelled due to wet grounds. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club met last week and is looking for ideas for single event community service projects. Let her know if you have ideas.   Bill Steussy shared greetings from John Green as he recently visited with him in Sioux City. Dean McAtee invited members to attend their 50th Year of Business Celebration next Tuesday, July 26th from 4-7pm. Vern reminded members to turn in volunteer hours to him asap.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 13, 2016
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There were 26 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several special occasions and a happy dollar or two were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $71.90 and stated that the total deposit for the Kiwanis year is $2,700 which is $200 above the projected amount for the year. Linda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and will meet again next Monday. They are busy planning for Hot August Night.
 
Tom Heater reported that workers are needed for Saturday evening at the fair. Our food booth is opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Pat reported that next Tuesday, July 19th is our night for the Farmer's Market. We will be grilling and serving at the event. Those who signed up for bars are asked to get them to Linda's office that afternoon.
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Posted on Jul 02, 2016
OFFICIAL MINUTES
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Café on July 1, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Roll call was taken – Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Tom Heater, Deb Geisler, Bill Monroe, Mike Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf were present.  Dave Jaskey, Kirk Hammer, Vicky Lautner, Randy Monthei, Bob Smith, Marla Siruta and Loren Turner were absent.  Vern Foje was a guest.
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on June 3, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Mike Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, and Loren Turner were present.  Dan Benitz, Randy Monthei, and Bob Smith were absent.  Vern Foje was a guest.
Board of Directors Meeting - June 2016-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 08, 2016
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There were 28 members in attendance today. Visitors included Les and Mindy from the Aktion Club. Kathy Hoskins was also a guest of John Meyer. Welcome to all guests! Several Happy Dollars were shared. The slate of officers was approved by membership. Vern reported a can deposit of $67.00. President Palmer reminded members of Dean McAtee's Bell Tower of Fame presentation will take place Friday evening at 7pm with a reception to follow in the courthouse rotunda. Workers are need for the Bell Tower food stand on Saturday at 11:00am.
 
Linda reported that the Aktion Club had a meeting last Monday. They are repainting the can trailer for the parade and are serving popcorn for a variety of upcoming events. Dan reported on the HS Construction Open House free will offering meal. Around 100 people toured the house and $130 dollars was donated for food. The Kiwanis Club will donate $1,100 to support the two students who qualified for the Skills USA competition.
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Way to go Dean! We are proud of you! 2016-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 01, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $90.60. Linda reported on a successful Genesis Picnic with 33 attending. President Palmer reminded members of the HS Construction Open House tonight and the club board meeting on Friday morning at the Uptown Cafe. The signup sheet for the Bell Tower Food booth was passed around. All members are asked to signup for a shift if at all possible.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on May 25, 2016
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There were 32 members in attendance today. Les also visited from the Aktion Club. Special occasions and happy dollars were shared. Randy reported that a good work crew cleaned, sanded, and painted the grill last Monday evening. Linda reported that there will be an Aktion Club picnic at Kelso Park tonight (Wednesday) and that they will put up flags at 8:00am on Saturday morning. School construction open house is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1st. We will be serving and grilling as a fundraiser for VICA.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on May 18, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. A record number of Happy Dollars were shared and it was good to have Dean McAtee in attendance! Vern reported a can deposit of $152.25. Linda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and planning a picnic next Wednesday. President Palmer mentioned that we will be grilling and serving for the construction open house on Wednesday, June 1st from 5-7pm. She also mentioned that the club president rotation has been moved up a year with the pending departure of Dr. Dave Jaskey. The board is looking for a candidate for president in 2018. Contact the nominations committee if you are interested. Kiwanis scholarship recipients for 2016 are: William Davis, Dalton Defenbaugh, Alison Gallagher, Faith Hanson, and Brandon Miller.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on May 11, 2016
There were 32 members and 4 guests in attendance today. Les & Mindy were visiting from the Aktion Club along with Andy (District Lt. Gov.) and Marjorie Webb of Roland. Andy asked members to consider supporting the Eliminate 25 Alive initiative. Thanks to Andy & Majorie for visiting our club today!
 
Several Happy Dollars were shared by members. The Open House for the school construction house is June 1st from 5-7pm. Kiwanis will be developing plans to grill and serve a meal as a fundraiser for SkillsUSA during the open house. Vern reported a can drop $63.95 deposit. Linda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and will put up 500 flags at the cemetery Saturday, May 28th. Flags will be taken down the following Monday at 4pm if any members can assist the Aktion Club. Linda also requested members to contact her if they are willing to assist ARC with moving some donated furniture.
 
Randy announced that there will be a grill work session next Wednesday at 6pm at his residence. The following club officers were elected: Bob Schwarkopf-Treasurer, Marla Siruta-Secretary, and Vicki Launter-Vice President. Board members for 2016-17 include: Denny Hammen, Toni Wetrich, and Don VanGilder.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on May 04, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several Happy Dollars were shared and special occasions acknowledged. Vern reported a can deposit of $40.05. The Aktion Club had a meeting last Monday with Pastor Gordon Moen as the speaker. Their next event is helping with flags during the Memorial weekend. President Palmer reminded members of a Board Meeting on Friday at 7:00am.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 13, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Marla reported a can deposit of $206.75. Several happy dollars were shared. Pat reported that Teen Maze was very successful with 14 schools attending. She thanked members for donating cookies & bars and acknowledged those who volunteered at the event. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will be selling cookies & popcorn at Relay for Life and that they will have a meeting next Monday. President Palmer also shared that there is a Division Council meeting in Ames Saturday morning.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 06, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern estimated a $200 can deposit in the near future. Linda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and they are working on Replay For Life and Spring Into Greene. Several members were heading to Teen Maze today in Boone. Thanks to those who volunteered to attend and made bars/cookies! The Kiwanis board met last Friday and minutes are on the website.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Apr 03, 2016
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on April 1, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Tom Heater, Dave Jaskey, Bill Monroe, Mike Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Bob Smith, and Loren Turner were present.  Kirk Hammer, Vicky Lautner and Randy Monthei were absent.  Tim Christensen and Vern Foje were guests.
Board of Directors - April Marla Siruta 2016-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 30, 2016
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There were 27 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. President Palmer acknowledged special occasions and happy dollar donations. Vern reported a can deposit of $109.15. Linda reported that there will be an Aktion Club meeting next Monday. Pat reported that we have a Farmers Market grilling/serving date in July. Teen Maze is next Wednesday and volunteers are still needed. Reminder for those who signed up for cookies or bars for Teen Maze. There will be a Kiwanis Board Meeting on Friday morning at 7:00 am.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 23, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club and an interclub from Nevada. Vern reported a can deposit of $61.75. Hollie reported on the recent Aktion Club meeting and invited members to be speakers at future meetings. Pat reported that Teen Maze could use more volunteers for the event on April 6th. Randy reported that the grill has been repaired, but still needs to be painted. President Palmer reminded members that there will be a board meeting on April 1st.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 16, 2016
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There were 32 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several special occasions and happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $92.10. Pat M. spoke about Teen Maze on April 6th. She is asking for donations of cookies or bars to be delivered to Linda S. on April 5th. Pat will be attending a Teen Maze meeting this week. If you would like to volunteer for Teen Maze, please contact Pat.  Hollie R. reported that the Aktion Club will meet on Monday. Vicky L. asked for some volunteers for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26th at 8:00 a.m.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Mar 10, 2016
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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 4, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Dave Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Bob Smith and Bob Schwarzkopf were present.  Tom Heater, Bill Monroe, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Loren Turner and Marla Siruta were absent. 
Board of Directors - March Marla Siruta 2016-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 10, 2016
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared. A can deposit of $157 was shared by Bob. President Palmer announced that the nominations committee of Bill M., Bill R., and Linda have been appointed to find officers and board members for next year. Aktion Club put together 350 Teen Maze Smoking Kits and is also working on Relay for Life and Spring Into Greene events. Reminder that the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Rec. Center is March 26th and help is appreciated. The Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is Monday, March 14th and they would appreciate our support.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 02, 2016
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There were 25 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. A can deposit of $15.30 was reported by Bob. Linda announced that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday and is working on plans for Relay for Life. President Palmer reminded members that there is a board meeting on Friday.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 24, 2016
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There were 25 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Bob reported a can deposit of $82 for the last few weeks. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday. Mike reported on the trip to Huxley for the Ballard Kiwanis Charter Night. Approximately 75 people attended fromt 15 clubs. The new club has 17 charter members. The next board meeting is March 4th and Teen Maze is April 4-8 with Greene County students attending on April 6th. Application forms available for volunteers.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 17, 2016
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There were 27 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Vice-President David Jaskey opened the meeting in the absence of President Palmer.  Several happy dollars were shared by members. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club met last week and are making plans to participate in "Spring In To Greene" and the "Bell Tower Festival". There was no pop can deposit report this week.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/17/16 Tim Buenz 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta
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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 5, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:03 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Tom Heater, Dave Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Marla Siruta and Bob Schwarzkopf were present.  Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Bill Monroe, Bob Smith and Loren Turner were absent.  
Board of Director's Meeting - February Marla Siruta 2016-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 10, 2016
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There were 21 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Bob reported a can drop deposit of $109.75 for the last few weeks. Linda reported that the Aktion Club had their officer installation and will have a meeting next Monday. President Palmer is looking for at least one more person to interclub to Huxley on Thursday, Feb. 18th for new Ballard Kiwanis Club Charter Night. Teen Maze is April 4-8 with Greene County students attending on April 6th. More information will be forth coming.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 20, 2016
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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 8, 2016.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Tom Heater, Dave Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf and Loren Turner were present.  Kirk Hammer, Bill Monroe, Marla Siruta and Bob Smith and were absent. 
 
Board of Directors Meeting - January Marla Siruta 2016-01-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 20, 2016
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There were 25 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Several special occasions were recognized and a few happy dollars donated. Bob shared that a can depot deposit of $86.50 was made. Thanks to those who braved the cold to collect the items! Aktion Club has the Officer Installation is on Feb. 1st and in the process of completing year-end reports they determined that they provided around 200 hours of community service in 2015! Great job! Next board meeting is Feb. 5th and there will be an interclub to Huxley for the Ballard New Club celebration on Feb. 18th. See President Palmer if you can go.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 15, 2016
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There were 29 members present today with Les Reinhardt visiting from the Aktion Club. President S. Palmer opened the meeting with special occasions and several happy dollars were donated. The audit committee reported that the Kiwanis books are in good shape-thanks Bob Schwarzkopf! Linda reminded members about the Aktion Club Officer installation next week. Deb reported that she had heard from Vern Foje and Lois McAtee and they are doing well and send greetings from warmer places! There will be a Kiwanis board of directors meeting on Feb. 5th.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 09, 2015
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Marla reported a can drop deposit of $78 for the last two weeks. President Palmer mentioned that we received a thank you and donation of $400 from the chamber for grilling at Hot August Nights. Linda reported that 40 people attended the Aktion Club Christmas party and that they have officer installation on January 5th. They will also start meeting monthly on Tuesday's. President Palmer added that in place of a program next week, we will have a Christmas white elephant gift exchange.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Dec 07, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on December 4, 2015.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Randy Monthei, Marla Siruta and Bob Smith were present.  Mike Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf and Loren Turner were absent.  Tim Buenz and Vern Foje were guests.
Board of Director's Meeting - December Marla Siruta 2015-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 02, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Happy dollars were shared and Vern took a vacation day so there was no can deposit report! The Bell Ringing schedule for this weekend was shared. Ringers are still needed on Saturday afternoon at Hy-Vee. Linda reported that the Aktion Club is planning for their upcoming Christmas party and that the Hat/Mitten/Sock tree is up at the courthouse. The club also received a request for members to donate toys to New Opportunities for approximately 300 Greene County kids by Dec. 14th.
 
Anyone in need of a program should contact President Palmer as she has some information for you. For the next two Wednesdays we will be collecting our annual gift for the Uptown Cafe staff so please bring some cash! There will be a board of directors meeting this Friday at 7:00am.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 25, 2015
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There were 31 members in attendance today. Nick Sorensen was a guest of Mike Palmer and Les & Mindy were visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared by members today. Vern reported a can deposit of $28.70. Linda reported that the Hat/Mitten/Sock tree will go up at the courthouse next week. Donated items go to the school kids. President Sherry reminded members that Bell Ringers are need. Vern reported that we donated food items and $828 to the ARC Pantry.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 18, 2015
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There were 32 members and three guests in attendance today. Pastor Dan Emmert from the Grand Junction Presbyterian Church along with Les and Mindy from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $81.70. President Palmer reminded members to sign up for Bell Ringing and several photo opportunities (Adopt A Family $400 and ARC Donation). Linda reported that the Aktion Club is working on Bell Ringing signup and planning for their Dec. 8th Christmas Party. They donated $50 to the Jennifer Dowd Toy Drive and $200 they earned from helping us at the pancake breakfast to the ARC Food Pantry for Thanksgiving turkeys. They also donate $50 a month to ARC. Great job Aktion Club members!
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Nov 11, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on November 6, 2015.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Dan Benitz, Jack Fredrickson, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Bob Smith and Loren Turner were present.  Dave Jaskey was absent.  Vern Foje and Rick McCollom were guests.
Board of Directors Meeting - November Marla Siruta 2015-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 11, 2015
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Members collected over $250 for the ARC food pantry today. President Palmer thanked our veterans in attendance for their service! Vern reported a can deposit of $82.70. A gift basket (donated by Jean Walker) raffle was held with Denny Hammen chosen as the lucky winner and $84 dollars was collected in the process! Hollie reported that Brenda B. was elected as President of the Aktion Club and that they are busy planning for Bell Ringing and their Dec. 8th Christmas party.
 
Bell Ringing dates for our club are November, 28 and December 5th. Members are invited to sign up for a shift and can also volunteer on the Aktion Club ringing dates. President Palmer announced a photo opportunity next Wednesday after the meeting for our Adopt A Family donation.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 04, 2015
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There were 31 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club.  Happy dollars were shared by members and Bill Raney was present on his birthday! Vern reported a can deposit of $53.70. Aktion Club is busy with elections, bell ringing scheduling and Christmas party planning. President Palmer reminded members of the board meeting on Friday morning.  Vern reported that the Salvation Army bell ringing schedule will be available soon for members to sign up.
Rick reported that we served 340 people at the annual pancake breakfast. Denny Goshon was the high sale person. Estimated profits in the area of $2,600 was reported. Great job Rick! Bob reported on a record breaking silent auction. So far $5,631 has been raised with the silent auction item donations. Many thanks to all club and community members who helped with the breakfast and donated items for the auction!!!
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 29, 2015
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There were 32 members in attendance today. Guests included Les & Mindy from the Aktion Club and Lisa Turner. Several happy dollars were shared by members and Hawkeye fans in attendance rallied for a $10 donation! The flag dedication ceremony for Harry Hoffman on Friday at 5:15pm at the Greene County Rec Center was mentioned . Vern reported a can drop deposit of $95.00. Linda reported that the Aktion Club Halloween dance collected netted $96 for the food pantry and that they will hold officer elections at their meeting next Monday.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 21, 2015
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Richard Schmidt of Tacoma, WA as a guest of Denny Goshon. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can/bottle deposit of $120 from the last few weeks.  Linda reported that the Aktion Club Halloween Dance is from 2-4pm Sunday and Kiwanis chaperones are still needed. The Aktion Club will also have elections soon as nominations were completed at the last meeting.  Updates were heard on the Pancake Breakfast and the Silent Auction fundraising projects.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 14, 2015
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared. Hollie reported on the Aktion Club movie Saturday at 2:00pm and Vicky Lautner acknowledged their $500 donation to buy flags for the cemetery. She also noted their Halloween Dance on Sunday Oct. 25th and the need for several Kiwanians to help with the event. 
 
It was also reported that Vern Foje was named one of this year's Friends of the Jefferson Library! Congrats Vern!! Dave stated that there are 63 items on the silent auction in the courthouse rotunda.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 07, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today. Visitors included Les & Mindy from the Aktion Club,  Andrew & Margie Webb along with Melinda Heater were also guest today. Vern reported a can deposit of $66 for the last five days. Several happy dollars and special occasions were shared. President Monthei read an invitation from the Aktion Club to the movie "Where Hope Grows" at Sierra Theater on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 2:00 pm. Linda also mentioned that the Aktion Club is preparing for their upcoming Halloween Dance. Upcoming events include parking cars at homecoming Friday night and grilling this Saturday & Sunday for Deal's Orchard.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/07/15 Tim Buenz 2015-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 3 October 2015.  President Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Randy Monthei, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta and Bob Smith were in attendance.  Jack Fredrickson, Mike Palmer and Loren Turner were absent.  Vern Foje, Denny Goshon, Rick McCollom, and Jean Walker were guests.  
Board of Director's Meeting - October 2015-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 30, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. He was good to have Les back after his recent hip surgery! Many happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $55.50. He also announced that a meeting concerning Bell Ringing will be in the near future and that Hy-Vee may be added to the locations. There is an interclub heading to Nevada on Sunday afternoon with Vern in charge.
 
Next week will be the annual officer installation ceremony with breakfast starting at 6:15am and the meeting at 6:45am. There will be a board meeting at the Uptown Cafe on Friday, Oct.2 starting at 7:00am. It was announced that Jordon Teeples will be attending the Kiwanis Key Leader Camp on November 13-15 in Ogden. Hollie announced that the Aktion Club will hold their annual Halloween Costume Party/Dance on October 25th at the Elks Lodge. The deadline of October 8 is drawing near for the auction item submission, so please get donation information to your team leader and Marla.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 16, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today. Several happy dollars were shared and Vern reported a can deposit of $83.05. This brings the total to around $3,000 for the budget year. President Monthei shared a funding request from the Greene County Early Learning Center. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary having served 460 children over that time. Upcoming events were shared and will be added to the club calendar.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/16/15 Tim Buenz 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Sep 04, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 4 September 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m., Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Rick McCollom, Bill Monroe, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Jean Walker and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer and Vicky Lautner were absent.  Vern Foje and Loren Turner were guests.  
Board of Director's Meeting - September Marla Siruta 2015-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
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There were 29 members in attendance today. Many happy dollars were shared and Vern reported a can drop of $48.70 for the week. Marla presented the Lay Person Of The Year Award to Bob Schwarzkopf (see separate article). This award seeks to honor those Kiwanis members who are active in their home Kiwanis club and their religious communities. Dr. Dave discussed the upcoming Kiwanis Auction. Item descriptions are due to Marla by October 8th. The silent auction items will be on display and open for bidding at the Courthouse on October 12 through October 30. The auction will move to the Elks Lodge for the annual pancake breakfast on October 31st. President Monthei reminded members of the club board meeting this Friday at 7am.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/02/15 Tim Buenz 2015-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 26, 2015
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There were 34 members in attendance today and many special occasions will be observed in the coming week. Vern reported a can deposit of $53.85. President Monthei reminded members that there will be a board meeting on Sept. 4th and that a budget meeting will take place tonight. It has been requested that Kiwanis park cars on Friday, Oct. 9th for HS football.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/26/15 Tim Buenz 2015-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 19, 2015
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There were 26 members in attendance today. Many Happy Dollars were shared today by members. President Monthei reported that the club grilled around 900 meat items for sandwiches on Hot August Night last Thursday. A record number of vehicles (around 450) participated in the show.  Vern reported a can drop deposit of $82.30. Hollie reported that Les Reinhart's hip replacement went well and if you get a chance, stop out and visit him. She also reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. The Aktion Club will donate $500 to the Avenue of Flags program and are working on a showing of the movie "Where Hope Grows" in the Jefferson Theater. Vern reported a successful Saturday assisting with the Hazardous Materials Collection. Thanks to all that volunteered for club activities in the last week! Dr. Dave reminded members that the Kiwanis Auction is only 6 weeks away, so start thinking of ideas for the auction.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/19/15 Tim Buenz 2015-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 12, 2015
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There were 32 members in attendance. Visitors included Les Reinhart from the Aktion Club, Samantha Telleen and Mary Hammen who were guests of Denny Hammen. Vern reported a can deposit of $54.05 and reminded members that help is needed for the Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday at the fairgrounds. Linda reported that Aktion Club had a successful picnic at Kelso Park last week with 32 attending. They will have a club meeting next Monday and Les will be having hip replacement surgery next week also. Keep Les in your thoughts and prayers! President Monthei informed members of the Budget Committee meeting which will be happening soon. Dean Rogers has requested that we grill burgers during their open house on Saturday, Sept. 5th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/12/15 Tim Buenz 2015-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 7 August 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, David Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Bill Monroe, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer and Jack Williams were absent.  Vern Foje was a guest.  
Board of Director's Meeting - August Marla Siruta 2015-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
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There were 27 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President-elect Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order and shared special occasions and announcements. There will be a board of directors meeting this Friday morning, August 7th at 7am. Vern reported a can deposit in the amount of $52.85. Linda & Hollie reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday. They plan to donate $200 toward the school supply collection and will be involved in a upcoming Safe Baby program.  Discussions were held and sign-up sheets presented for the upcoming Farmer's Market (workers/grillers & dessert bars needed) and Hot August Night (grillers) events.  Vern also reported that 5 volunteers are needed on Saturday,  August 15th for the Hazardous Materials Collection at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/5/15 Tim Buenz 2015-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 31, 2015
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There were 33 members in attendance today. Visitors included Les & Mindy from the Aktion Club, Dean Lansman, and Cathy Wyatt. Many happy dollars were shared including a nice Letter To The Editor concerning the BTF Cycle events held during the Bell Tower Festival. Vern reported a can deposit of $67.55. It was reported that Kiwanis International is nearing their ELIMINATE goal of $110 million dollars having raised 91 million so far! President Monthei reminded members about Hot August Nights on August 13th and Farmers Market on August 18th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/29/15 Tim Buenz 2015-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 22, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today. Visitors included Les and Mindy from the Aktion Club and Joe Christensen was a guest of Tim Christensen. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $88.05. The Aktion Club met on Monday and is busy with popcorn sales at the local Farmer's Market. Tom reported that the Fair Food Stand should realize a profit of around $1,500 for the club.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/22/15 Tim Buenz 2015-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 15, 2015
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There were 27 members in attendance with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $47.20. President Monthei mentioned that we need a program for August 5th due to John Green's departure from the club. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will meet on Monday afternoon. Tom reported that we had a good weekend at the County Fair food stand with an estimated profit of $1,600.00.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/15/15 Tim Buenz 2015-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jul 12, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 10 July 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  , Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Bill Monroe, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Jack Williams and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Dan Benitz was absent.  Guests were Tim Buenz, Vern Foje, Bob Smith and Loren Turner.  
Board of Director's Meeting - July Marla Siruta 2015-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 10, 2015
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There were 32 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $79.00. The Aktion Club had a successful picnic at Kelso park last Thursday. Thanks to the Kiwanians that assisted with the picnic! President Monthei reported that we have been asked to help serve at the Ag Breakfast on Monday July 13th. Workers should report to the fairgrounds by 6:30am. The breakfast is from 7-8:30am. There will be a Kiwanis board meeting on Friday, July 10th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/08/15 Tim Buenz 2015-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 01, 2015
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $86.60. The Greene County Fair food stand sign-up sheet was passed around. Bob reported a net of $2,763 from the Bell Tower Festival food stand. President Monthei shared a request to help serve and provide financial support for the Ag Appreciation Breakfast on July 13th. Reminder that the Kiwanis Board will meet on Friday, July 10th. We will also be grilling at Hot August Nights on Thursday, August 13th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/01/15 Tim Buenz 2015-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 24, 2015
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. President Monthei announced that the July board meeting will be postponed until Friday, July 10th. Vern reported a can deposit of $65.65. Bob reported that tentative numbers from the Bell Tower Festival food stand indicate around $2,800 net. President Monthei reported that he and Dan Benitz worked with Dan Towers Saturday to restore the Kiwanis rest stop near the river on the Raccoon Valley bike trail. There will be a Genesis picnic on July 2nd at Spring Lake.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/24/15 Tim Buenz 2015-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 17, 2015
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Many special occasions and happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $77.50. Tim B. reported on the success of the BTF Motorcycle events on Saturday. President Monthei thanked Mark Bauer and his family for a successful Bell Tower food stand. He also thanked all Kiwanians who helped Friday and Saturday. There were 18 people working in the food booth at one time on Saturday afternoon. Aktion Club also had a successful weekend with popcorn sales, their parade entry, and dance on Sunday afternoon. They raised around $500 selling dance tickets.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/1715 Tim Buenz 2015-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 09, 2015
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. A can deposit of $32.35 was reported by Vern. Mark passed around the Bell Tower food stand sign-up. Contact Mark if you have not signed up to see when help is needed. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will be busy with popcorn sales during the Bell Tower Festival.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/10/15 Tim Buenz 2015-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jun 06, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 5 June 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:10 a.m.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Jack Williams was absent.  Guests were Tim Buenz, Vern Foje and Bob Smith.  Gerri Bugg also attended.  
Board of Director's Meeting - June Marla Siruta 2015-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
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There were 34 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Andy Webb, the new Lt. Governor for the division was also in attendance. Welcome to our guests! Sherry reported a can drop deposit of $65.05. The Aktion Club had their picnic last week. Thanks to Dr. Dave and Rick for grilling! They also had a meeting and are getting their plans finalized for the Indianapolis Aktion Club Leadership Conference. Five members depart on June 24 for Indiana. Mark passed around the Bell Tower food stand sign-up sheet. President Monthei reminded members that there is a board meeting this Friday morning.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/03/15 Tim Buenz 2015-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 27, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today with Nancy Rogers visiting as a guest.  Several happy dollars were shared and Vern reported a can deposit from over the weekend of $23.75. Dean Rogers shared that John 15 Vineyard will be featured on Iowa Public Television "Iowa Ingredient" on Friday, May 29th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, May 30th at 11:30 am. Linda reported that the Aktion Club assisted with flags at the cemetery over the weekend and are selling tickets for their June 14th dance at the Elk's Club. See Linda for tickets or to make a donation to help fund travel for five members to the Aktion Club Leadership conference in Indianapolis. Mark reported that the sign-up sheet for the Bell Tower food stand will be available next week. Pat reported that the club has the date of August 18th for Farmer's Market food and serving.

Weekly Kiwanis News 5/27/15 Tim Buenz 2015-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 20, 2015
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $47 for the last week. It was also reported that $180 in donations were made by members for Skip-A-Meal. Linda shared that the Aktion Club will be helping with the flag raising Saturday morning at 8am and she invited our club to join in the fun of putting up 500 flags. She also reported on the Aktion Club dance that will be held on June 14th at the Elks. Tickets are on sale for $2 each as a fundraiser for their convention trip to Indianapolis. There will also be a Genesis Picnic next Wednesday at Spring Lake with our club members grilling.
 
President Monthei reported that he and several members grilled 400 hot dogs for the GC Elementary Reading event. Other upcoming events that were discussed were a June Farmers Market event and helping setup chairs for Bell Tower Festival community barbeque on Friday, June 12th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/20/15 Tim Buenz 2015-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 14, 2015
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There were 32 members in attendance. We had two interclubs visiting today, one from Ames Town & Country and the other from Nevada. Les and Mindy were also visiting from the Aktion Club and had the opportunity to visit with Keith Kerkhoff from Templeton Rye. Angie Pedersen was also back representing the Bell Tower Festival and also Greene County Tourism. Welcome to all guest and it was also good to see Dean McAtee back in the fold!
 
The annual election was held with the ballot of officers and board members (previously published) approved. Vern reported a can deposit of $123.10. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday and will be having a dance at the Elks Club to raise funds for the Aktion Club convention trip to Indianapolis. There is a Genesis Picnic planned for May 27th. President Monthei awarded scholarships to seniors Shannon Brown, Emily Christensen, Alex and Annie Palmer during Senior Awards night Tuesday at GCHS. Congrats to all seniors!
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/13/15 Tim Buenz 2015-05-14 05:00:00Z 0
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 1 May 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Dan Benitz, Kirk Hammer, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom and Marla Siruta were absent.  Guests were Tim Buenz, Jack Fredrickson and Vern Foje.
Kiwanis Board of Directors Meeting - May 1 Marla Siruta 2015-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
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There were 37 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Angie Pedersen was also a guest and spoke briefly about Tourism and the Bell Tower Festival. Angie encouraged the club and individual members to purchase tickets for the Pop Rocks concert on Saturday, June 13th. Several happy dollars and special occasions were shared.Vern and Larry will empty the can drop today. President Monthei will present Kiwanis scholarships next Tuesday evening at GCHS during Senior Awards Night. The annual Walter Zeller Fellowship award presented to a member of the club was given to Pat Miller by President Monthei. Pat received a special medallion, lapel pin and certificate. Congratulations Pat!! Tim B. announced that the planned program/speaker for next week is Templeton Rye co-founder Keith Kerkhoff.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/6/15 Tim Buenz 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 28, 2015
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.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 28, 2015
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There were 35 members present today. Lori Subbert was inducted as our newest member and Bob Smith served as her sponsor. Welcome Lori! President Monthei talked about Relay for Life last weekend and the nice plaque we received for being a Platinum Sponsor.There will be a retirement reception for Pat Miller Thursday at Home St. Bank from 2-4pm. Congratulations Pat on your retirement! Many happy dollars were shared by members. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday and that they raised $159 selling popcorn at Relay of Life. Club elections are coming up on May 13th and the slate includes: Board Members nominated by committee: Jack Fredrickson, Bob Smith, and Loren Turner. President Elect: Mike Palmer. Secretary: Marla Siruta and Treasurer: Bob Schwarzkopf. Vern reported a can deposit of $60.65. There will be a Board Meeting Friday, May 1st at the Uptown at 7:00am.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/29/15 Tim Buenz 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 14, 2015
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les and Brenda visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Pat M. reported that 6 Kiwanians worked at Teen Maze last week and at least 11 individuals total from Greene County participated. Dan B. reported on the Kiwanis One Day activities at Head Park. A lot of work was accomplished last Saturday morning on the shelter house and restrooms. Thanks to those who participated in both events! Vern reported a can drop deposit of $63.30. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday and are busy preparing for Relay for Life. Bill Raney requested volunteers for setup at Relay for Life on Friday afternoon and teardown on Saturday afternoon.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/15/15 Tim Buenz 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 07, 2015
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les visiting from the Aktion Club. Many Happy Dollars were shared.Vicky thanked Kiwanians that assisted with the Easter Egg Hunt. She reported that 120 youngsters participated! Linda & Hollie reported on the Aktion Club meeting last Monday. They are busy planning for the Aktion Club convention in Indianapolis, Relay for Life, and Bell Tower.President Monthei reminded members that our Kiwanis One Day service activity will be at Head Park on Saturday, April 11th beginning at 8am. We will be painting and doing other repairs on park buildings.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/8/15 Tim Buenz 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
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The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on 3 April 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Marla Siruta and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer, Bob Schwarzkopf and Jack Williams were absent.  Guests were Hollie Roberts and Tom Duncan.
Kiwanis Board of Directors Meeting - April 3 Marla Siruta 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
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There were 27 members in attendance with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. President Monthei reminded members of a board meeting this Friday. Linda reported that the Aktion Club had a successful tip night at Pizza Ranch and will have a meeting next Monday. Greene Co. Elementary has requested we grill hot dogs for a Reading event om May 18th at 5:30pm. Vicky asked for help with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Greene County Rec. Center Saturday at 9am. No can deposit report was available. President Monthei reminded members to put April 11th on their calendars for a Kiwanis One Day work session at Head Park.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/1/15 Tim Buenz 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 24, 2015
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There were 28 members in attendance today with no guests. Vicky asked for volunteers for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at the Rec. Center. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $64.05. Amy McGinn from Greene County Elementary School contacted President Monthei looking for support of the End of Year Reading Incentive. A motion was made and passed by members to provide $200 to sponsor the printing on the t-shirts. Dan Benitz talked about the building repair needs at Head Park, Washington Park, and the Little League Press Box which Kiwanis has assisted with in the past. Actions will be focused on the needs at restrooms and the shelter house at Head Park for Kiwanis One Day on April 11th.  Pat Miller reminded members that volunteers are needed for Teen Maze on April 9th from 11:00am-2:30pm. She and Hollie will be attending a meeting this week in Boone.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/25/15 Tim Buenz 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 17, 2015
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There were 27 members in attendance today. Guests were Les and Brenda from the Aktion Club. Also visiting as a guest of Tim Buenz was Wayne Phipps. Welcome to all guests! President Elect Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order in President Monthei's absence. She reminded members of the Kiwanis One Day activities on April 11th. One project being considered is working on the Bike Trail Kiwanis shelter near the river. Brenda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and are planning a tip night at Pizza Ranch on March 30th from 5-8pm. Everyone is invited to come visit them for supper! The upcoming officers election was discussed and a nominations committee has been appointed by President Monthei.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/18 Tim Buenz 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Mar 14, 2015
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The  Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson. Iowa  met in regular session at the Uptown Café on March 6, 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at  7 a.m. Board members present were Dan Benitz, Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Deb Geisler, Dave Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Randy Monthei, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf and Jean Walker. Kirk Hammer, Jack Williams, and Marla Siruta were absent.  Vern Foje was a guest.
Kiwanis Board of Directors Meeting - March 6 Marla Siruta 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 10, 2015
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. A can deposit for $63.75 was reported by Vern. President Monthei spoke about Kiwanis One Day on April 11th and his desire that we work on a project that day. He also talked about the upcoming board election and that he has appointed a nomination committee. The board position of Rod Kleitsch who is leaving the community and club will remain open until the election.  Linda thanked the six Kiwanians that helped unload the food truck at the ARC Food Pantry. She also mentioned that the Aktion Club is excited about the Fireman's Ball dance and that around 15 will be attending with donated tickets.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/11 Tim Buenz 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 04, 2015
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There were 34 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. It was good to have Vern Foje back in the fold also! Many happy dollars were shared by members along with a few laughs!  Bob reported a can deposit of $35.35. Linda reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and is busy planning for Relay for Life and also they are discussing sending some members to the Aktion Club convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. President Monthei announced that there will be a special event for Relay for Life at noon on March 10th and invited club members to attend. He also reminded members of the board meeting on Friday, March 6th. Pat reminded members that she has applications for Teen Maze which is April 9th from 11:00am-2:30pm.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/4 Tim Buenz 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 24, 2015
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There were 32 members in attendance today and one guest. Rachel Kuipers (Peoples Bank) was a guest of Tim Christensen-welcome Rachel and we hope to see you again! Many happy dollars were shared and a can report was heard from Bob Schwarzkopf. The last several collections resulted in a deposit of $172.70. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday afternoon. Pat M. reported that she has volunteer applications for Teen Maze on April 9th if anyone is interested.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/25 Tim Buenz 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 17, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today. President-elect Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order. She shared that longtime Kiwanian Verle Bennett had passed away on Tuesday and that Harry and Vi Hoffman should also be kept in our thoughts and prayers along with the Bennett family. Plans are for Kiwanians to sit together at Verle's funeral on Friday at 10:30am.
 
Several Happy Dollars were shared. Pat Miller announced that she will be retiring from Home State Bank in the near future. Congratulations Pat!! Teen Maze was discussed and volunteers will be needed on April 9th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/18 Tim Buenz 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 10, 2015
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There were 30 members in attendance with Les and Brenda visiting from the Aktion Club. President-Elect Sherry Palmer called the meeting to order. She announced that she has some weekly program leads if anyone needs one, please contact her. There was no can deposit report. Several happy dollars and special events were shared.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/11 Tim Buenz 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 08, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on February 6, 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Kirk Hammer, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Rodney Kleitsch, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Jean Walker and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Tim Christensen was our guest.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 03, 2015
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There were 29 members in attendance today. President Monthei reminded members that there will be a Board Meeting on Friday morning. He also shared information about the Kiwanis shelter near the river on the bike trail that is need of some work. Bob reported a can deposit of $58.70 from last weekend's collection.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/4 Tim Buenz 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 27, 2015
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There were 28 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Lori Subbert also joined us and turned in her membership application! Bob reported a can deposit of $118 for the last several weeks. Linda reported that 6 Aktion Club members were very excited at their last meeting as they are now employees of the new Hy-Vee! Hollie sahred information about the community meeting Feb. 21 on the Bully Project. More information on this organization can be found on their website or on Greene County News online.
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/28 Tim Buenz 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 20, 2015
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There were 35 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Also present as a guest was Jefferson Mayor Craig Berry who signed a proclamation declaring January 21st as Kiwanis International Day in Jefferson in honor of Kiwanis's 100th Anniversary. Many happy dollars were shared by members. President Monthei discussed the Downtown Alley project that will be considered by the board of directors. The design of the alley project will be an "Alphabet Theme" working with Tower View team.
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/21 Tim Buenz 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 13, 2015
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Brenda Batschelet visiting from the Aktion Club. Bob reported a can drop deposit of $71.00. President Monthei spoke about last week's committee meetings and asked committees to continue working on action plans. The club took a group picture for use in celebrating 100 years of Kiwanis next Wednesday. The program will highlight this historic event including a tasty birthday treat!
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/14 Tim Buenz 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on January 2, 2015.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Rod Kleitsch, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, and Marla Siruta were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer, Vicky Lautner and Jack Williams were absent.  Tim Christensen and Vern Foje were guests.
Board of Director's Meeting - January Marla Siruta 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
OFFICIAL MINUTES
 
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on December 5, 2014.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Jean Walker and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Deb Geisler, Kirk Hammer, Rod Kleitsch, Bob Schwarzkopf and Marla Siruta were absent.  Tim Christensen and Vern Foje were guests.
Board of Director's Meeting - December Marla Siruta 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 06, 2015
There were 30 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Many holiday happy dollars and special events were shared by members!  No can deposit report was available. President Monthei requested help with the Shopko can drop at 10am on Saturday, Jan. 10th. He also reported that approximately $9,200 has been collected during the Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign in Greene County. This total exceeds last year's dollar amount by over $1,000-good job everyone!
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 16, 2014
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There were 34 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Many Happy Dollars were shared by members. Vern reported a can deposit of $73.40. Linda reported on the successful Aktion Club Holiday Party attended by 48 people! Vern reported that Salvation Army Bell Ringing was a success last weekend and that where are a few openings for ringers this week. President Monthei reminded club members that we will meet informally the next two weeks and order off the menu.

Weekly Kiwanis News 12/17 Tim Buenz 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 09, 2014
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There were 38 member in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared. President Monthei announced that the weekly club meetings on Dec. 24th & Dec. 31st will be informal gatherings at the Uptown and we will order off the menu. Hollie & Linda reported that the Aktion Club Christmas Party will be at 5:00pm on Dec. 15th at the Elks Lodge. The Hat & Mitten tree is also still up at the courthouse. A can deposit of $46.25 was reported for Dec. 4-9th. Our club is responsible for Salvation Army Bell Ringing this weekend and Vern passed around the sign-up sheet.

Weekly Kiwanis News 12/10 Tim Buenz 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 25, 2014
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There were 28 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart and Harlan Hult visiting. Many happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $61.25 and that the first week of Bell Ringing amounted in $1,200 in donations. The sign-up sheet for Bell Ringers on Dec. 12-13th was passed around along with the donation jar for the Food Pantry.

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/26 Tim Buenz 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 18, 2014
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There were 37 members in attendance today with Les visiting from the Aktion Club.  Several special occasions and happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $35.30 for the week. Linda reported on the recent Aktion Club Meeting. They are getting ready for a busy holiday season with Bell Ringing, ARC, and their Christmas party on Dec. 15th. They recently donated over $600 to several worthy causes! A get well card was available for members to sign for Verle Bennett who is recuperating from a fall at GCMC.

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/19 Tim Buenz 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 11, 2014
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There were 34 members in attendance with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Happy Birthday to Les!! Vern reported a can drop of $47.30 for the last week. Linda reported that the Aktion Club Hat/Mitten/Glove Tree will be up after Thanksgiving. Vern reminded members that we have the dates of December 12 & 13th for Salvation Army Bell Ringing. President Monthei passed around a cash collection container for the ARC Food Panty. You can bring goods or donate cash again next Wednesday. President Monthei is interested in having another fundraiser possibly in February. More research and discussion will be done in the future and reported to membership. The club is also looking a doing a major community project for our club anniversary in two years.

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/12 Tim Buenz 2014-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Nov 09, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on October 3, 2014.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Kirk Hammer, Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Rodney Kleitsch, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Jean Walker and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Dan Benitz was absent.  Tim Buenz and Vern Foje were guests.

 

Board of Director's Meeting - November Marla Siruta 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 04, 2014
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There were 33 members in attendance with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared and Vern reported a can deposit of $58.40 for the past week. A final report was heard on the successful pancake breakfast noting an estimated profit of around $3,600! The audit committee reported to membership that they had completed the review of our club finances and that all is well. President Monthei reported on a planning meeting he attended for the Eliminate KURE baton exchange motorcycle ride across the US. Riders could be crossing Iowa during the Bell Tower Festival in June. Hollie reported on Aktion Club activities and that the Sock/Mitten/Cap Tree will be going up soon in the courthouse rotunda and that they are planning their Christmas party in December. There will be a board meeting on Friday at the Uptown Cafe at 7:00am.

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/05 Tim Buenz 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 28, 2014
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There were 31 members present today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Jordan Teeples was also a guest of grandfather, Larry Teeples. Many happy dollars were shared. Dave gave a Silent Services Auction report which included 100% participation from members. Team Goshon won the fundraising challenge and team members will be receiving $5 Sierra Theatre Gift Cards. Preliminary numbers indicate that the auction will raise over $5,000 for the club to use in the community! Thanks to Dave and Marla and all members for their support of this new fundraiser. Rick reported on another successful Pancake Breakfast with 410 people served. The estimated profit from this event is around $2,850. Dan Benitz was awarded a new Kiwanis cap for high sales in the amount of $923.00! Vern reported a can drop deposit of $67.35.

Weekly Kiwanis News 10/29 Tim Buenz 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 21, 2014
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There were 37 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported that he and Denny H. assisted at the Pre-School Open House Tuesday night. Hollie reported on the Aktion Club Officer installation and reminder members about their Halloween Party Sunday from 2-4 pm. Reports were heard on the Silent Auction and Pancake Breakfast. President Monthei noted a donation was received from Deal's Orchard in the amount of $800 for grilling at their open house weekend. Vern spoke about kiwanis t-shirts and caps that he has for sale. Vern also shared that we are scheduled to ring the bell for Salvation Army locally on December 12th & 13th. A can drop deposit of $75.60 was also reported. The Rec Center is looking for volunteer zoombies on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Daubendiek Park-contact Vicky if you can help out.

Weekly Kiwanis News 10/22 Tim Buenz 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Oct 14, 2014

We had 34 members in attendance today.  Les visited from the Aktion Club and John Nelson was a guest.  Several happy dollars were shared.  John Green had a great time on his vacation, but had to borrow a dollar in order to talk about it!!  Dave Jaskey encouraged everyone to take a look at the Silent Auction set-up at the courthouse and to ask people to go bid.  We have 100% participation for the Silent Auction!  The grilling at Deal's Orchard was a huge success with approximately 2,400 items grilled.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  Kiwanians were asked to help with the Habitat for Humanity house at 901 W. Washington this Saturday the 18th from 8:30-2:00.  The sign-up sheet is going around for helpers with the Pancake Breakfast on October 25th.  Vern reported recycling of $46.60.  Hollie reminded the club that the Aktion Club meets Monday, the 20th, at 4:30 pm.  Gerry Bugg will be attending as it is the Installation of Officers for the Aktion Club.  The Aktion Club will be having a Halloween Dance on October 26th from 2-4 pm. 

Weekly Kiwanis News 10/15 Marla Siruta 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 07, 2014
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There were 32 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can drop of $64.80 for the last week or so. Dave J. reported that the Kiwanis Service Silent Auction is setup in the south foyer of the courthouse on six tables. Bids are being accepted until October 25th. Rick reported on pre-sales of the Pancake Breakfast tickets. Denny G. and Dan B. are in a tight race for top sales so far. Dan is going to rally while Denny is on vacation! Bob S. reviewed the 2014-15 Kiwanis budget with members that was presented to the board last Friday.President Monthei is looking for help to grill this Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am -1:30 pm at Deal's Orchard.

Weekly Kiwanis News 10/8 Tim Buenz 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Oct 07, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on October 3, 2014.  President Randy Monthei called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Dan Benitz, Deb Geisler, Denny Goshon, Tom Heater, David Jaskey, Rodney Kleitsch, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, Jean Walker and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer was absent.  Bob Smith and Vern Foje were guests.

Board of Director's Meeting - October Marla Siruta 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 30, 2014
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. President Monthei opened the meeting and several happy dollars were shared. Silent Auction and Pancake Breakfast updates were heard. Vern reported a can deposit of $50.30. There is a Board of Directors meeting on Friday.

Weekly Kiwanis News 10/1 Tim Buenz 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 23, 2014

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There were 32 members in attendance today for the annual officer installation ceremony. Guests included Les and Mindy from the Aktion Club, Gerri Bugg and Jack Winkler from the Ames Kiwanis Club. President Goshon asked members to vote on the proposed club bylaws and this vote passed unanimously. Vern reported a can deposit $45.05. Hollie reported on the Aktion Club meeting from Monday. They nominated club officers and will hold an election on Oct. 5th. They are also busy planning for their Halloween Party. The club has been give the date of Saturday, Oct. 18th as our Habitat for Humanity work day.

Weekly Kiwanis News 9/24 Tim Buenz 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 16, 2014
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There were 34 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart and Lois McAtee as guests. New transfer member Mark VanderLinden was also welcomed to the club today. Many happy dollars were shared. Can deposit was reported by Sherry as $41.70. President Goshon reminded members that the new officer installation will be held next week during the regular meeting. There is a Kiwanis budget committee meeting tonight (Wednesday) and Pat shared that she will attending a Teen Maze meeting on Thursday.

Weekly Kiwanis News 9/17 Tim Buenz 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Sep 09, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on September 5, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Dennis Goshon, David Jaskey, Rod Kleitsch, Rick McCollom, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Vicky Lautner, Marla Siruta and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer and Jean Walker were absent.  Tom Heater was our guest.

Board of Director's Meeting - September Marla Siruta 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 09, 2014
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les & Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Denny Hammen was inducted as our newest member. Welcome Denny!  President Goshon reviewed the highlights from the board meeting last Friday and Bob S. reviewed the changes to our bylaws which will need club approval in tow weeks. Vern reported a can deposit of $97.05 for five days. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will be serving popcorn at the Red Barn craft sale and that they will host a Halloween party at the Elks on Sunday, October 26th

Weekly Kiwanis News 9/10 Tim Buenz 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 02, 2014

There were 28 members in attendance with Denny Hammen and Les Reinhart as guests. Many happy dollars were shared. President Goshon reminded members of the board meeting on Friday. Vern reported a can deposit of $48.85. Linda reported that the Aktion Club had a picnic last Wednesday and she thanked Randy, Rick, and Dave for their help. Randy and Dave almost walked on water, but did get wet! The Aktion Club will meet next Monday, Sept.8th at 4:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge.

Weekly Kiwanis News 9/3 Tim Buenz 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 26, 2014

There were 36 members in attendance today with Les and Brenda visiting from Aktion Club. President Goshon also invited Denny Hammen as his guest. Welcome to all guests! Vern reported a can deposit of $57.15 for the last week. Lots of special events were shared. The upcoming Aktion Club picnic was mentioned as well as an Auction Update from Dave Jaskey.

Weekly Kiwanis News 8/27 Tim Buenz 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Smith on Aug 19, 2014
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There were 24 members in attendance and two visitors from the Aktion Club. A can deposit of $48 was reported. The Aktion Club is planning a picnic on August nth at Spring Lake. A thank you was signed for the Carroll RPM club that donated back their prize money from the Hot August Night event to the Kiwanis! Discussed the possibility that Kiwanis may grill at Deal's Orchard on Oct. 8th & 9th. The next Kiwanis board meeting is September 5th at the Uptown Café.

Weekly Kiwanis News 8/20 Bob Smith 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 12, 2014

There were 31 members present today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Mark VanderLinden was also back as a guest until the board meets to approve his membership transfer. Welcome to all guests! Vern reported a can deposit of $61.85 for the last six days. Aktion Club served at Farmer's Market last night and will be selling popcorn at Hot August Nights. They also have a club meeting next Monday afternoon. President Goshon mentioned that there will be a Teen Maze planning meeting on Sept. 18th and that the next Division Council meeting will be in Jefferson following our annual Pancake Breakfast. Dave J. also spoke about the upcoming Kiwanis Service Auction and club teams were announced.

Weekly Kiwanis News 8/13 Tim Buenz 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 29, 2014
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There were 33 members present today with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Dean McAtee also brought his grandson, Cameron Kenkel to the meeting. Welcome to all visitors! Many happy dollars were shared along with special occasions. President Goshon reminded members of the board meeting on Friday. Vern reported a can deposit of $57.30 for the last 5 days. Linda reported that there will be an Aktion Club meeting on Monday. There is a Division Council meeting on Saturday morning in Ames. Contact President Goshon if you can be part of the interclub. The club members voted not to grill food for the annual Red Barn craft sale. The Ames Noon Club is having a summer picnic & auction on Saturday, August 16th at 5:00 pm. See President Goshon if interested in registering.

Weekly Kiwanis News 7/30 Tim Buenz 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 22, 2014
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There were 30 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern reported a can deposit of $73.05. President Goshon reminded the club of the board meeting on August 1st and that the updated greeter/program roster is on the website under the downloads section on the right side of the page. Linda reported that the Aktion Club finished the blue picnic tables for Genesis and are serving Farmer's Market on August 12th. It was noted that the club will also be grilling for Hot August Nights on August 14th. Officer Installation is tentatively scheduled for September 24th.

Weekly Kiwanis News 7/23 Tim Buenz 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 08, 2014
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There were 31 members in attendance with Les Reinhart and Jordan Teeples visiting this week. Many happy dollars were shared. Pat reported on a successfull farmers market food service. President Goshon reminded members about the Board Meeting on Friday. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $50.55 and also passed around a sign up sheet if you want to order a Kiwanis shirt. Aktion Club report included work on picnic tables, Farmer's Market, and that they will have a picnic this Thursday at 5:00pm. Tom passed around the sign-up for Fair concessions workers and grillers for this weekend.

Weekly Kiwanis News 7/9 Tim Buenz 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jul 06, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of .Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on July 11, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Dennis Goshon, David Jaskey, Rod Kleitsch, Rick McCollom, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Vicky Lautner and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer, Jack Williams and Marla Siruta were absent.  Guests were Vern Foje and Tom Heater.

Board of Director's Meeting - July Marla Siruta 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 24, 2014
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There were 29 members in attendance and two guests, Les Reinhart and Matt Paulsen. Vern reported a can deposit of $57.75 for the last six days. President Goshon discussed the Governor's visit to Nevada and asked for members to interclub on July 8th. Linda reported that the Aktion Club popcorn popper is fixed and they used it last Tuesday at the Farmer's Market. Aktion Club is also painting and assembling two picnic table for Genesis. Tom mentioned that the sign-up sheet for workers needed for the food stand at the fair will be available next week. It was reported by President Goshon that 5 members worked at the Habitat house last Saturday. Pat sent around a sign-up sheet for Farmer's Market workers and bakers on July 8th. Bob Allen presented the club with a donation of $200 from Wild Rose for the clubs work during the gaming commission visit to Jefferson.

Weekly Kiwanis News 6/25 Tim Buenz 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 17, 2014
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There were 33 members in attendance with two visitors. Les Reinhart from the Aktion Club and Mark VanderLinden (new GCMC Chief Financial Officer) who is transferring is membership to our club. Welcome Mark! Many special occasions and happy dollars were shared. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $48.80. President Goshon mentioned an interclub opportunity to Nevada on July 8th for the NE-IA Governor's visit. Linda and Tom reported on the Aktion Club. There were busy over the weekend with Bell Tower and had a club meeting on Monday. They will be building some picnic tables for Genesis on Friday. Mark B. reported a profit of around $3,000 from the Bell Tower Festival food stand. Thanks to Mark and his family for all their work over the weekend and to all club members who worked in the food stand! Tom H. reported that the Fair food stand committee will meet next week with a worker sign-up sheet in two weeks. President Goshon reminded members that we need volunteers during the week of July 7-11 to work with elementary students over the lunch hour.

Weekly Kiwanis News 6/18 Tim Buenz 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 10, 2014
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There were 38 members in attendance with Les and Mindy visiting from the Aktion Club. Many special occassions and happy dollars were shared. A can deposit of $66.20 was reported by acting secretary Sherry Palmer. Hollie reported that that Aktion Club is preparing for the Bell Tower Festival and Farmer's Markets. President Goshon announced that Kiwanis is assigned to paint for the Habitat for Humanity project in Jefferson on Jun 21st. Pat M. reported that we are in charge of cooking/serving for the July 8th Farmer's Market. Mark B. reported on the upcoming Bell Tower Festival food stand and passed around the sign-up sheet for workers. Members from the Greene County Motorcycle Charity offered collector Challenge Coins and Poker Run t-Shirts which they have for sale to club members in support of the Aktion Club.

Weekly Kiwanis News 6/11 Tim Buenz 2014-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jun 10, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on June 6, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Dennis Goshon, David Jaskey, Rod Kleitsch, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Jean Walker and Jack Williams were in attendance.  Kirk Hammer and Marla Siruta were absent.  Guests were Vern Foje and Tom Heater.

Board of Director's Meeting - June Marla Siruta 2014-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 03, 2014
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There were 37 members in attendance today. Les Reinhart visited from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars and special occassions were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $56.70 for the last six days. Linda reported on the Aktion Club picnic and the club's preparation for Farmer's Market and Bell Tower. President Goshon reminded members about the Board Meeting on Friday. Several Greene County Motorcycle Charity members offered 2014 event t-shirts and collector challenge coins to Kiwanis members in attendance. Thanks to those who purchased items to support the Aktion Club!

Weekly Kiwanis News 6/4 Tim Buenz 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 27, 2014
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There were 37 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club.  Many happy dollars were shared including a grill rental donation. President Goshon shared thank you cards and other correspondence with club members. Vern reported a can deposit of $93.00. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday and that they helped with flags over the memorial day weekend. They are getting ready for Farmer's Market and popcorn sales.  Mark passed around the Bell Tower Food stand sign-up sheet. 

Weekly Kiwanis News 5/28 Tim Buenz 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 20, 2014
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There were 34 members present today along with former member Bob Smith visiting. Many Happy Dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $84.10. Aktion Club report by Linda included showing off their new t-shirts, Avenue of Flags for Memorial Day, and a picnic planned for next Wednesday. She also reported that their Relay for Life team placed 9th raising $823.00. Kiwanis scholarships were awarded to the following seniors last night by President Goshon: Kyle Bettey, Morgan Buenz, Sean Kenan, and Michael Von Stein. The next board meeting is June 6th.

Weekly Kiwanis News 5/21 Tim Buenz 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 13, 2014
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There were 33 members in attendance today. Many happy dollars were shared along with special occassions. Vern reported a can deposit of $56.85 for the last seven days. Workers are asked to meet at the radio station as 9:00am this Saturday for Main Street cleanup.

Weekly Kiwanis News 5/14 Tim Buenz 2014-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Kiwanis Minute #115 Tim Buenz 2014-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 06, 2014

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There were 35 members in attendance today. Club officers were approved for 2014-15 by member vote. The local clubs Walter Zeller Fellowship Award for 2014 was presented to Hollie Roberts (center) by Linda Spearman and Vern Foje (last year's recipient). Congratulations to Hollie! Matt Wetrich and Justin Lamaak were inducted as our newest club members today. Welcome to Matt & Justin! We are glad to have you on the Kiwanis team! Randy reported that the grilling went well for Little League opening last Friday evening. Vern reported a can deposit of $82.40 for the last 13 days. Linda reported on the Aktion Club. They are excited about the new t-shirts funded by our club. They are still accepting recipes for their cook book.

Weekly Kiwanis News 5/07 Tim Buenz 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 06, 2014

You are never too old to learn something stupid.

Thought of the Day! Tim Buenz 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on May 02, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on May 2, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Dennis Goshon, David Jaskey, Rod Kleitsch, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Jack Williams and Kirk Hammer were absent.  Guests were Bob Allen, Vern Foje, Tom Heater, Hollie Roberts and Linda Spearman.

Board of Director's Meeting - May Marla Siruta 2014-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 29, 2014
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Matt Wetrich and Justin Lamaak visiting. Justin & Matt submitted their membership applications which the board will act on this Friday. Welcome to both of them! Vern reported that Relay for Life raised around $52,000 last weekend. President Goshon passed around the Platinum Sponsor plaque that the club received from Relay for Life. He also shared a thank you from the Greene County Rec. Dept. for our help with the Easter Egg hunt. The Aktion Club will meet next Monday at 4pm.

The list of candidates was presented for the election next week which includes:
President: Randy Monthei
President Elect: Sherry Palmer
Vice President: Dave Jaskey
Treasurer: Bob Schwarzkopf
Board Members: Tom Heater, Deb Geisler, Dan Benitz

Weekly Kiwanis News 4/30 Tim Buenz 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 15, 2014
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There were 35 members in attendance with Les Reinhart and Matt Wetrich visiting the meeting. Matt turned in his membership application and will be inducted soon! Welcome Matt! Many happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $63.65 for the last six days. The Aktion Club will meet next Monday and are busy getting ready for Relay For Life and selling Pizza Ranch discount cards. If you would like to contribute a recipe for the Aktion Club cookbook please get that to Hollie or Linda by next Wednesday. This Saturday is the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Greene County Community Center. Vicki would like any helpers available to arrive by 8:30am. Vern reported that member donations from the last two weeks for Skip-A-Meal totaled $176.00.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/16 Tim Buenz 2014-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 08, 2014
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There were 35 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club and Matt Wetrich as a guest of Toni Linberg. Matt mentioned the Earth Week event he is involved in May 3rd at Swan Lake State Park from 10:00am-2:00pm and asked for volunteers to assist. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $85 for the last twelve days. Linda and Hollie reported on the Aktion Club conference in Newton, the Pizza Ranch discount cards for sale, and the plans to publish an Aktion Club Cook book. Get your favorite recipe to Hollie or Linda!

President Goshon talked about Skip-A-Meal and the club members donated $159.00 toward this event. Another collection will be taken next Wednesday for those that missed today's opportunity. There will be a Relay for Life sponsor photo opportunity on April 15th at 11:30am at the Greene County Community Center. The annual officer election will be held soon. Below is the slate from the nomination committee:

- Dr. Dave Jaskey for Vice-President
- Deb Geisler, Tom Heater, Dan Benitz for Board of Directors

Weekly Kiwanis News 4/9 Tim Buenz 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Apr 08, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on April 4, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Dennis Goshon, Kirk Hammer, David Jaskey, Rod Kleitsch, Vicky Lautner, Rick McCollom, Randy Monthei, Mike Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marla Siruta, and Jean Walker were in attendance.  Jack Williams was absent.

Board of Director's - April Marla Siruta 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 01, 2014
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There were 37 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Happy Birthday to charter member Dean McAtee! The activity account is flush today with a record number of happy dollars donated. Vern reported that he is hoarding the can deposit funds in a secure location and will report a total next week.  A report was heard on another successful Teen Maze. Thanks to the club members who participated. President Goshon reminded members of a board meeting on Friday.

Weekly Kiwanis News 4/2 Tim Buenz 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 25, 2014
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There were 30 members and two guests in attendance today including Les Reinhart from the Aktion Club and Matt Wetrich as a guest of Toni Linberg. Vern reported a can drop deposit of $47.75 for the last 6 days. Linda reported on the Aktion Club. They are getting ready for Relay for Life and selling Pizza Ranch discount cards.  Pat reported that a large group will be attending and helping with Teen Maze in Boone on Thursday. President Goshon reminded members that the next board meeting will be on Friday, April 4th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/26 Tim Buenz 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 18, 2014
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There were 34 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart and Jordan Teeples visiting. Many birthday's and anniversaries where shared along with happy dollars. Bill R. reported to club members on behalf of the nominations committee who is seeking board members and officers. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $67.60 for the last week. Linda reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. They packed 1,000 kits for Teen Maze at their meeting. They also raised $178 waiting tables at Pizza Ranch on two evenings. Their club officers will also be attending a district Aktion Club meeting on April 5th in Newton. The Aktion Club will be selling Pizza Ranch discount cards soon for $5 with the proceeds staying with the club.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/19 Tim Buenz 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Mar 16, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on March 7, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present.  

Board of Director's Meeting - March Marla Siruta 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 04, 2014
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There were 31 members in attendance today. Many happy dollars were shared along with one bad joke from President Goshon. Bob S. reported a can deposit of $68.60. Reminder that the board of directors will meet on Friday at 7:00am and all members are invited to attend.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/5 Tim Buenz 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 25, 2014
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There were 26 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Quite a few birthdays and anniversaries where shared by President Goshon. A can deposit of $21.45 was reported By Bob S. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday. They will also be putting together 1,000 smoking kits for the Teen Maze event in March. Hollie recapped the needs for the 2014 Teen Maze in Boone on March 27th. If you would like to volunteer anytime during the week (Mar. 24-28) to help please sign-up on this website.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/26 Tim Buenz 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 18, 2014
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There were 30 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. The club held an induction ceremony for new members Susan Sanders and Jack Fredrickson. Welcome to Susan & Jack!! Bob reported a can deposit of $103.45. Marla gave a Vern update, which was highly anticipated. Hollie and Pat attended a Teen Maze meeting last week and reported that Greene County students will attend on March 27th. We are asked to provide volunteers for the 8:30am-12:00pm shift and some bars.  Linda reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. They are busy preparing for Relay for Life, including a Bake Sale, and they are planning another Pizza Ranch work night. They are also planning to attend the Aktion Club Regional Conference in Newton on April 7th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/19 Tim Buenz 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 11, 2014
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There were 28 members in attendance and Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Goshon called the meeting to order and passed around a birthday card for Harry Hoffman. Happy Birthday Harry! He also shared information about an opportunity for members to donate $1,000 to Eliminate and receive a Walter Zeller plus a partial match from Kiwanis. Pat M. reported that she will be attending a Teen Maze meeting on Thursday evening. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club will have a meeting Monday, Feb. 17th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/12 Tim Buenz 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 09, 2014

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The Greene County High School Special Olympics team proudly display their new shirts, courtesy of the Jefferson Kiwanis Club and Shine on Designs - also of Jefferson.  The team competed at the North Central basketball competition held in Fort Dodge on February 6, 2014.  All divisions are separated by age, gender and skill ability.  The athletes took home the following places and ribbons:

Cole DeHoet:  1st place (16-21 male division)  Cole will go on to state competition at the  University of Iowa.

Kim Stanek:  1st place (16-21 female division)  Kim also qualified for state.

Rylie Breheny:  2nd  (16-21 female division) Kourtlin Thacker:  3rd  (16-21 male division) Melissa Rice:  3rd  (16-21 female division)

Nick Walsh:   3rd  (16-21 male division)

Danny Hulburt:  5th  (16-21 male division) Makayla Murray:  6th  (16-21 female division) The team was escorted by their coaches:  Deb Rogers, Mona Weltz, Sue Lansman, and Jeri Gettler. The team had an awesome day and made their coaches and fans proud.

GCHS Special Olympics Athletes Compete In New Shirts Tim Buenz 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Feb 06, 2014

There were 24 members in attendance today.  Les Reinhart was visiting from the Aktion Club.  Many happy dollars were shared.  No can deposit was reported.  Dennis Goshon informed the club of Nadine Bennett's passing.  Jack Williams shared news of his new partner, Leo.  Leo is the new Greene County K-9 dog.  We expect to see Leo soon at a future meeting.  Linda reported the Aktion Club is currently raising funds and preparing for Relay for Life.  Terry Johnson presented a history and updates on the Genesis Corporation.  He discussed all the different businesses which are part of Genesis.  It is always a pleasure to have Terry join us and we thank him for his continued efforts at Genesis.

Weekly Kiwanis News 2/5 Marla Siruta 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Feb 06, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on February 7, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Jack Williams.

Board of Directors Meeting - February Marla Siruta 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 28, 2014
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There were 27 members in attendance today. Susan Sanders was a visitor of Toni Linberg. Les Reinhart was also visiting from the Aktion Club. Welcome to both of them! Several thank you's and happy dollars were shared. Bob reported a can deposit of $118.25 for the last several weeks. Hollie and Linda reported on the Aktion Club. They recently received a $548 dollar donation from the Greene County Motorcycle Charity which raised funds for the club at their Bell Tower Festival Poker Run & Bike Show. Linda shared that they waited tables at the Pizza Ranch last week which was a fundraiser for they Eliminate Project fund.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 21, 2014
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There were 32 members in attendance today with visitors Ben Yoder, Jack Fredricksen, and Les Reinhart. Ben invited all members to attend the annual Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday evening, January 27th. Birthdays and happy dollars were shared including the last $3 brought back from Hawaii by President Goshon!

Weekly Kiwanis News 1/22 Tim Buenz 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 14, 2014
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Jack Fredricksen and Les Reinhart visiting. President-elect Randy Monthei called the meeting to order. Many happy dollars were shared by club members. Hollie reminded members that the Aktion Club will meet on Monday, January 20th.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 07, 2014
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President-elect Randy Monthei opened the meeting in President Goshon's absence. There were 29 members in attendance with two visitors. Jack Fredrickson was Dan Benitz's guest and Jack is going to fill out a membership application. Les Reinhart was also visiting from the Aktion Club. Bob S. reported a can drop deposit of $21.60 in Vern's absence. It was reported that the Salvation Army Bell Ringing final total from Greene County is approximately $7.238.61. The goal was $9,000.00 for this year.
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/8 Tim Buenz 2014-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 07, 2014

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on January 3, 2014.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Rod Kleitsch.  

Board of Director's Meeting ~ January 2014 Marla Siruta 2014-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 17, 2013
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Jack Fredrickson (guest of Dan Benitz) and Les Reinhart visiting. It was great to have Verle Bennett back visiting the club today from his leave of absence. A record number of happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $68.45 for the past 13 days. Vern also shared that approximately $4,600 has been collected so far from Salvation Army Bell Ringing. This is only half the amount of the goal that was set for this year.

Hollie reported on the Aktion Club Christmas party which was attended by around 48 people. They went caroling, had a gift exchange, and a meal. A fun time was had by all!

Weekly Kiwanis News 12/18 Tim Buenz 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 10, 2013
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There were 29 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Goshon called the meeting to order with several birthdays and anniversaries. Vern reported a can deposit of $31.30 for the last week. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club will be caroling from 5-6pm next Monday, Dec. 16th and will have their Christmas dinner at 6:00pm. All Kiwanians are invited to attend both events.

 Linda reported on a very successful hat and mitten tree collection and the distribution to various local organizations. Vern reported the current amount raised for Salvation Army with Bell Ringing is $3,304. Our club needs more bell ringing volunteers for this Friday and Saturday, contact Vern if you can help out. Rick McCollom was nominated by the board to fill Lisa Jaskey's directors position due to her resignation. The club will vote on this appointment next week.

Weekly Kiwanis News 12/11 Tim Buenz 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Dec 10, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on December 6, 2013.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:04 a.m.  All board members were present except Lisa Jaskey, Bob Schwarzkopf, Randy Monthei and Rod Kleitsch.  Vern Foje, Tom Heater and Rick McCollom were guests.

Board of Director's Meeting - December Marla Siruta 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 03, 2013
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There were 30 members in attendance today with guests Andy McGinn and Les Reinhart visiting the club. Vern reported a cam deposit of $55.15. Linda reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last week. They will be serving popcorn this Sunday on the square and having a Christmas party/caroling on Dec. 16th. Vern reported the total collected by Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army is $1,820 so far. It was also noted that 90% of the funds raised stay in Greene County. Vern reminded members that the Blood Mobile will be held at the GCMC Public Health on Dec. 10th. President Goshon reminded members that we need to sign up for Bell Ringing on Dec. 13/14 and that there is a board meeting this Friday morning.
Weekly Kiwanis News 12/04 Tim Buenz 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 26, 2013
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There were 34 members in attendance today. Les Reinhart and Jordan Teeples were visiting the club meeting. The meeting was called to order by President Goshon and many happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $37.60. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet Monday (12/2) and will be serving popcorn on the square during the holiday business hours on Sunday. Vern reported that the first weekend of Salvation Army Bell Ringing resulted in donations of $753.97. An ARC Food Pantry donation of $675 from the club was reported. Thanks to all that donated!
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/27 Tim Buenz 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Nov 18, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on November 8, 2013.  President Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Lisa Jaskey, Dave Jaskey and Rod Kleitsch.  Vern Foje, Tom Heater and Rick McCollom were guests.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ October Marla Siruta 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Nov 17, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on September 6, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Jim Gerdes.  Kirk Hammer was a guest.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ September Marla Siruta 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 12, 2013
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There were 32 members in attendance today. Special occasions and many happy dollars were shared. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $30.75 and the club members donated $103 dollars to the food pantry. The collection will continue next week at the meeting also. Our Salvation Army Bell Ringing weekend is Dec. 13-14. We will provide staff at Ben Franklin and Fareway. We have 19 one hour slots during the weekend that need to be filled. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club has a meeting on Monday and that they will be caroling and having a potluck on Dec. 16th. She also reminded club members to donate hats, mittens. and gloves as the tree is quite bare at the Courthouse. We are competing with the Rotary Club for the most items donated.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/13 Tim Buenz 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 05, 2013
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There were 36 members with guests Mike Wright and Gary Von Ahsen in attendance. Vern reported a can deposit of $31.00. President Goshon mentioned a Division Council meeting in Ames this Saturday from 8-9:30am. Contact Vern if you are available to go for an interclub. The Aktion Club Hat/Mitten/Sock Tree was mentioned and members reminded to donate. Rick M, reported a profit of around $3,000 from the recent Pancake Breakfast. Dan Benitz was the high ticket sales person. The local Salvation Army Bell Ringing group will be this week and we should have a schedule soon. Moving of the GCMC gazebo built by Kiwanis was briefly discussed due to the upcoming building project.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/5 Tim Buenz 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 22, 2013
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There were 37 members in attendance today with Les and Brenda visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $74.35 for the last several weeks. President Goshon requested that the club board meeting in be moved to November 8th. Updates on the Aktion Club and the Services Auction were heard. Vern F. will be placing an order with Kiwanis International soon and will bring the catalog next week if members want to order additional items.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 08, 2013
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There were 34 members in attendance today with Brenda visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars and laughs were shared. Vern F. read the Board of Directors meeting minutes from the October meeting. Treasurer Bob S. reviewed the 2013-14 club budget with members in attendance. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $67.65 for the last few weeks. Dave J. reported on the Kiwanis Service Auction which in now underway.

Hollie reported on the Aktion Club Officer installation which was held last Monday. They have planned a Halloween/Costume Party for Oct. 27th and invited all Kiwanis to join in the fun. They also mentioned that the Aktion Club Can Depot has been moved to Shadran.

Weekly Kiwanis News 10/9 Tim Buenz 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 01, 2013
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There were 34 members in attendance today with Les and Brenda visiting from the Aktion Club. President Goshon reminded members of the board meeting on Friday. Updates were heard on the upcoming Pancake Breakfast from Rick and Services Silent Auction from Dr. Dave. Lisa Jaskey was appointed to fill Bob Schwazkopf's term on the board of directors and the members voted in support of that appointment. An interclub to Nevada on Oct. 19 for their Pancake Breakfast is being planned by Vern. Reminder that we are grilling for the Alumni Reunion meal this Friday and parking cars at the RAM football game on Oct. 18th.
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Posted by David Jaskey on Sep 26, 2013
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The Jefferson Kiwanis Club will be holding a Silent Service Auction from October 5th to the 26th. The auction will be open in the south foyer of the courthouse from Saturday, October 5th to Friday October 25th and at the Jefferson Elks Club from 6 to 11 am on Saturday October 26th coinciding with the Kiwanis 41st Annual Pancake Breakfast. Bidding will end at 11 am on October 26th.

Everyone is encouraged to bid on the services being auctioned by the Kiwanis members and friends as well as attend the Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes with warm fruit toppings and syrup, scrambled eggs, link sausages, biscuits and gravy, and beverages. The cost of the breakfast is $7 for adults and $2 for those under 10 years of age. The proceeds of these events will help the Kiwanis service projects for the betterment of the community and the children of the world.

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Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 24, 2013
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There were 36 members in attendance today. Visitors included an interclub from Ames and Brenda and Les from the Aktion Club. We were also honored to have Lt. Governor Gerri Bugg in attendance to assist with the Officer Installation. Vern reported a can deposit of $60.60. A profit of $141 was announced from the Farmer's Market grilling event. Holly and Linda reported that the Aktion Club elected their new officers and are planning a dance in October. They also served popcorn at the Red Barn craft show. Randy mentioned a grilling opportunity on Oct. 4th (4:00 p.m.) for the All School Reunion. Sherry announced that there will be a photo opportunity at the Greene County Early Learning Center playground next Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 8:00 a.m.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/25 Tim Buenz 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 17, 2013
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There were 28 members in attendance with guests John Nelson and Brenda Batschelet visiting. Many happy dollars were shared. Pat M. reported on the Farmer's Market grilling/serving on Tuesday evening which was successful. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $100.45 from the last several weeks. Rick M. talked about the upcoming annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 26 and handed out event flyers. President Christensen reminded members of the Officer Installation next Wednesday starting at 6:45am. Dave J. reported on a Fundraising Committee meeting held Wednesday morning. They are considering having a Services Silent Auction where members donate services to auction off starting in the courthouse rotunda and finishing at the Pancake Breakfast on Oct.26th. There will be a club budget meeting at the Law Firm in the Lincoln building at 4:30pm on Sept.25th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/18 Tim Buenz 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 10, 2013

There were 28 members in attendance today with Brenda Batschelet from the Aktion Club visiting.  Many happy dollars were shared. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $39.70 and he also thanked the club for the Walter Zeller Fellowship in his name that the club bestowed upon him recently.  The board meeting minutes from Sept. were read during the meeting. President Christensen reminded members about the Officer Installation on Sept. 25th (meeting starts at 6:45am) and Farmer's Market serving/grilling on Sept. 17th.

There was no program today.

Weekly Kiwanis News 9/11 Tim Buenz 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 03, 2013
There were 28 members in attendance today with guest Brandon Gustoff and Les Reinhart. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $48.80. Linda S. mentioned that 8 Aktion Club leaders/members will be leaving Friday morning for the Aktion Club Leadership conference in Indianapolis. The Aktion Club will also have a meeting on Monday at 4:00pm. President Christensen reminded members about RVTV/Pep Rally next Tuesday and the Farmer's Market grilling/serving on Sept. 17th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/4 Tim Buenz 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 27, 2013
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. There was also five Kiwanians interclubing from the Nevada Club. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $101.85. Special events and happy dollars were shared. President Christensen announced the tentative Officer installation date is set for Sept. 25th during the regular club meeting. Linda S. announced that the Genesis picnic will be postponed due to the heat.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/28 Tim Buenz 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 13, 2013
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There were 30 members present with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. IA-NE District convention reports were heard from Dennis and Hollie. They will share more information on sessions they attended with the club in the near future. A can deposit of $58.20 was announced by President Christensen. He also reminded members about the Habitat for Humanity work event on Saturday. Reports on Hot August Nights and the IA Bike Festival were heard. Linda reported that the Aktion Club has been busy with Farmer's Market and Hot August Nights, they will also have a meeting next Monday. The Aktion Club will also have 8 attending the national AKtion Club Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on Sept. 6-8th.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 26, 2013
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The La Canada Flintridge Kiwanis AM Club has organized a project that we believe has exceptional meaning and purpose in our ever challenging world, and fits well into the meaning and purpose of Kiwanis – to help children, here and throughout the world. 

In order to raise awareness of the Eliminate Challenge, our members have organized an historic motorcycle ride to a Kiwanis Club meeting in each of the 50 states of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii - the KURE2013 ride, Kiwanis Unity Ride to Eliminate.  We anticipate the ride to exceed 13,000 miles and to publicize an issue that Kiwanis International has partnered with UNICEF to support – the Elimination of Tetanus throughout the world.  We have affectionately named our rider-in-chief, Bob Burlison,  The Eliminator!  The ride leaves from our club in La Canada, California, on Memorial Day, 2013, with an anticipated finish at the same location on Labor Day, 2013.  We expect the ride to qualify as the "longest motorcycle ride in a single country" – a Guinness Book World Record, an achievement that would be a permanent reminder of the elimination of Tetanus worldwide.  Visit the project website to follow the trip across the United States.
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Posted by Marla Siruta on Jul 20, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on July 12, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Bob Schwarzkopf and Randy Monthei.  Guests were Vern Foje and Vicky Lautner.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ July Marla Siruta 2013-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 16, 2013
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There were 32 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Toni Linberg was inducted as our newest member. Welcome Toni! Vern F. reported a can deposit of $57.40. Tom H. reported briefly on the Greene County Fair concessions. He will have a financial report at a later date. Randy M. talked about the plan for a food stand at Guthrie Center for Ragbrai next Monday. A group will meet at Shadran at 3pm Sunday to go to Guthrie Center City Park/Fairgrounds for setup. Volunteers are asked to meet on the east side of the HS or at Fareway at 6:00am Monday morning to load up supplies.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/17 Tim Buenz 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 09, 2013
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club and an interclub from the Nevada Kiwanis Club. Many special occasions were recognized and happy dollars shared. President Christensen reminded members of the board meeting on Friday morning at the Uptown Cafe. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $81.15. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club made around $300 from the Farmer's Market meal and that they will have a meeting on Monday at the Masonic Lodge. Division 11 Governor Jody Melcher from Nevada shared that there will be a Division Council meeting on Saturday, July 27th at the Ames Town & Country meeting. It will feature a Kiwanian that is riding his motorcycle cross-country raising money for the Eliminate project.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 02, 2013
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There were 26 members present today with guests Les Reinhart and Toni Linberg visiting. Toni will be inducted at the July 17th meeting as our newest club member! Many happy dollars were shared today. President Christensen reminded members that the Kiwanis board meeting will be held on July 12th. Hollie and Linda reported on the Aktion Club picnic and the Farmer's Market grilling this week. They grilled smoked pork chops and were sold out by 6:00pm. Hollie thanked Rick M. for his grilling support. The Aktion Club will meet at the Masonic Lodge from now on for their monthly meetings. Their next meeting is Monday, July 15th. Tom H. passed around the sign-up sheet for the county fair food stand which begins next Friday, July 12th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 7/3 Tim Buenz 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 25, 2013
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There were 30 members present today with guests Les Reinhart and Toni Linberg. Toni submitted her membership application and will be induced in July. Welcome Toni! Vern reported a can deposit of $69.60. Hollie reported on the Genesis celebration & fundraiser and thanked Randy M. for providing the grill. She also shared that the Aktion Club will meet Monday and next Tuesday they will grill at the Farmer's Market. Tom H. passed around the Greene County Fair worker sign-up sheet.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/26 Tim Buenz 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 18, 2013
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There were 26 members in attendance with Toni Linberg from Regency Park visiting as a guest of Deb Geisler. Welcome Toni! Vern F. reported a can deposit of $110.45 that covered two weeks. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club served popcorn at the Farmer's Market last night and will be serving food on July 2nd. They will also have their picnic at Spring Lake next Wednesday. Randy M. discussed Ragbrai briefly indicating setup in Guthrie Center will be on Sunday afternoon/evening with an early departure planned on Monday, July 22nd for those that can help.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/19 Tim Buenz 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 18, 2013
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There were 41 members present today with guests Tim Jones, Lynn Menz, Sheila Hebenstreit, and Coltrane Carlson in attendance. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $189.50. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet Monday at the Masonic Lodge. It was also reported that the Bike Festival has been rescheduled for August 10th in Jefferson. Mark B. reported that things are "on track" for the Bell Tower Festival food stand. Workers are still needed and the sign-up sheet was passed around.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/29 Tim Buenz 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 11, 2013
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There were 32 members present with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. The meeting started with many happy dollars and the induction of new member Pastor Tim Jones. Welcome to our club Pastor Tim! Marla read the minutes from the June 7th board meeting. Hollie R. reported on the recent Aktion Club activities including a busy weekend at the Bell Tower Festival. A Genesis picnic is being planned at Spring Lake for the end of June. Mark B. reported on a very successful Kiwanis food stand and shared that we do have some meat left in the freezer if anyone is interested.
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/12 Tim Buenz 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jun 10, 2013

Official Minutes

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on June 7, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present.  Guests were Vern Foje, Linda Spearman and Vicky Lautner.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ June Marla Siruta 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 04, 2013
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Christensen reminded members of the board meeting on Friday and that new 2013-14 board members should attend. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $47.90. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club met last Monday and that they are getting ready to serve popcorn, help with the BTF Cycle/Car Show and be in the parade on Saturday. The sign-up sheet for the Bell Tower Festival food stand was passed around by Mark Bauer. Workers are still needed if you can volunteer some time on Friday or Saturday (preferred).
Weekly Kiwanis News 6/5 Tim Buenz 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 21, 2013
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There were 37 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Christensen opened the meeting and it was good to have him back at the podium with a working bell! Randy M. passed around the sign-up sheet for the Bike Festival this Saturday. Setup at 2pm starting with tables/chairs being loaded at Shadran and grilling on the east side of the courthouse by 4:00pm. Linda S. reported on the Aktion Club meeting and events. They will be helping with flags this weekend, serving popcorn at the Bike Festival and are planning a picnic on May 30th at Spring Lake.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/22 Tim Buenz 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 14, 2013
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There were 33 members attending today and two guests. Les Reinhart was visiting from the Aktion Club and Tim Jones was a guest of Denny Goshon. Vice-President Goshon called the meeting to order and updated the club members on President Christensen. There were many happy dollars shared today by members. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club will meet on Monday and that they are planning a picnic at Spring Lake on May 30th. Genesis will be celebrating their 40th anniversary and has asked us to grill at a June 22nd event. Randy M. passed around a sign-up sheet for the Bike Festival grilling and serving on May 25th. Mark B. reported on planning for the Bell Tower Festival booth. Kiwanis Scholarships were presented at GCHS Senior Awards Night to Maggie Feldmann, Kyle Kennedy, Andrew Marshall, and Benjamin Most by VP Goshon Tuesday evening.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/15 Tim Buenz 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on May 08, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on May 3, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except David Jaskey and Lisa Jaskey.  Vern Foje and Jodi Melcher were our guests.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ May Marla Siruta 2013-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 07, 2013
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There were 36 members in attendance with Adam Huen visiting as a guest of Bob Allen and Les Reinhart from the Aktion Club. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $40 this week. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club met on Monday and that they were presented a certificate from Teen Maze for their help with that event. They also discussed upcoming events including Memorial Day flag raising and the Bell Tower Festival. Hollie also mentioned that they raised around $1,500 for Relay for Life. The membership voted to approve the following slate of officers for the 2013-14 year. Vice-President: Sherry Palmer, Treasurer: Bob Schwarzkopf, Board of Directors: Kirk Hammer, Vicky Lautner, and Rod Kleitsch. Randy M. reported that we have submitted an application and payment to be a vendor at Guthrie Center on July 22 for Ragbrai.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/8 Tim Buenz 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 30, 2013
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There were 38 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Christensen called the meeting to order and reminded members of the board meeting on Friday. He also attend the Division Council meeting on Saturday in Ames and brought back Teen Maze Awards for Pat Miller, Hollie Roberts, Karen Pope, and Deb Geisler. Our club members that volunteered donated 67 hours of service to Teen Maze and obtained a double interclub! Vern F. reported a can deposit of $47.30. Linda S. shared that the Aktion Club took 6th place in fundraising for Relay for Life and that they will have a club meeting next Monday afternoon.  No officer/board nominations were heard from the floor, so voting will take place next week on our 2013-14 officers and directors. Randy M. reminded members that we will grill for Little League opening night Friday at 4:30pm. The meal will be available from 5-7pm.
Weekly Kiwanis News 5/1 Tim Buenz 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 23, 2013
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars were shared. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $46.80. President Christensen shared the plaque that the club received for being a Platinum sponsor of the Greene County Relay for Life. Don VG reported that the local Relay for Life event has raised around $50,000 so far! President Christensen reminded members of the Division Council meeting in Ames on Saturday and that he is planning to attend. Linda S. reported that Aktion Club popcorn sales went well Saturday at Relay for Life event. Bell Tower tour guide forms were made available for anyone who wishes to sign-up. The Greene County Motorcycle Charity has requested that the Kiwanis Club work with them in attaining a gambling license for the lift raffle in support of the Aktion Club. The club approved the request. A motion was made  and seconded from the floor to donate $250 towards the Iowa Market to Market Relay event to be held in Jefferson on Saturday, May 11th. This motion passed on a voice vote from members.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/24 Tim Buenz 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 16, 2013
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There were 34 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern F. reported a can deposit of $34.90. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club put up purple ribbons around the square last Friday. They also served popcorn at Spring Into Greene on Saturday. Aktion Club members met Monday to pack 48 boxes of food at the ARC food pantry. They will also be having a bake sale at Relay for Life this Saturday. Bill R. gave a summary of the Live Healthy Iowa event for our Kiwanis team. The group averaged 35 hours of activity a week. Mike Palmer and Vicky Lautner were the top two members of the team. Congratulations!  There was a good turnout of members last Friday evening for the Kiwanis One Day activity which was cleaning up the inside of the Courthouse square. Thanks to all that helped! Randy M. reported that we are grilling on May 25th at the Bike Festival and that we have reserved a vendor space in Guthrie Center for Ragbrai on July 22nd.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/17 Tim Buenz 2013-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Apr 09, 2013

There were 30 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from Aktion Club.  Dennis Goshon headed up our meeting in Tim's absence.  Several Happy Dollars were shared by members.  The board meeting minutes were read by Marla.  Vern reported the can recycling brought in $73.35 last week.  There is a Relay for Life photo opportunity on Friday, 4/12/13, when we are presented a plaque for our donation to the event.  The club members decided we would try to get a group to go to the Ragbrai Event in July.  On Monday, July 22nd, Guthrie Center is a 'meeting town.'  We will make preparations to go and a menu will be decided at a later date.  Linda reported the Aktion Club 'tip-night' event at the Pizza Ranch was a huge success.  About 10 members of the Aktion Club helped clean tables that night.  She reported $166 in tip money was given.  Hollie and Linda told of the many activities planned by the Aktion Club and thanked everyone who helped with the fundraiser at The Pizza Ranch.  Spring into Greene is this weekend.  Club members will use this opportunity to clean up the square on Friday night.  This will be our activity for Kiwanis ONE Day.  We will meet at 6 pm at the Bell Tower with brooms and shovels and beautify the square for Spring into Greene!!  Bob Smith volunteered to replace Amy Milligan on the Board due to her resignation.  The membership will vote to approve Bob on April 17th at the regular meeting.  This is SKIP-A-MEAL week.  Funds raised are given to Kiwanis International and used in various ways to help children around the world.  The 'small' basket was passed and $91 was the grand total!

Weekly Kiwanis News 4/10 Marla Siruta 2013-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Apr 08, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on April 5, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except David Jaskey, Lisa Jaskey and Dennis Goshon.  Bob Allen and Vern Foje were guests.

Board of Directors Meeting ~ April Marla Siruta 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 02, 2013
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visting from the Aktion Club. Also, Bob A. brought John Sawhill as his guest. John is a new employee at Home St. Bank-welcome John! Vern F. reported a can deposit of $82.75 from recent collections. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club is busy getting ready for Spring Into Greene and Relay for Life. They also have their Pizza Ranch fundraiser on April 8th. President Christensen reminded members about the board meeting on Friday. Bill R. reported that he will have a final report on Live Healthy Iowa after April 8th and the Kiwanis group is still going strong! A very successful Teen Maze reported was shared by the nine club members who worked at the event. Vicky L. thanked the seven Kiwanians that helped with the Easter Egg Hunt that was attended by 130 youngsters last Saturday.
Weekly Kiwanis News 4/03 Tim Buenz 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 26, 2013
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart and Brenda Batschelet visiting from Aktion Club. Several happy dollars and special occasions were shared by members. Pat M. reported that there are 7-8 club members attending Teen Maze next Tuesday in Boone. Bill R. reported on Live Healthy Iowa and awarded Bill S. the weekly prize. Mike P. asked the club about having a presence at The Greene Co. Community Involvement Night on April 4th from 5-7pm. Linda S. suggested that we have a Kiwanis table and volunteered to put something together. Thanks Linda!! Vern F. reported a can deposit of $54.50.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/27 Tim Buenz 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 19, 2013
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There were 30 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Many special occasions and happy dollars were shared. Vern F. reported that he deposited $134.70 from the can collection depot. President Christensen reported that our Kiwanis website placed second in the Division 11 club website awards and that during Past President Heater's year (11-12) our club received the "Distinguished Club" award. Linda S. and Hollie R. reported on the Aktion Club. They recently put together 1,000 smoker bags for the Teen Maze, they are serving popcorn at Spring Into Greene, and several members are attending officer training in Algona with Tom D. Bill R. awarded this week's Live Healthy Iowa Subway gift certificate to Sherry Palmer for her efforts. Vicki L. asked for several volunteers for the March 30 Easter Egg Hunt at the Rec. Center. The club discussed giving 20 movie theater gift certificates for the Easter Egg Hunt. Pat M. reported that the Teen Maze event is still looking for volunteers.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/20 Tim Buenz 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 12, 2013
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Vern F. reported can deposit revenue of $110.00. Marla S. read the Board of Directors meeting minutes from March. Bob S. asked about a possible interclub to Ames Noon Club on March 22, several members indicated interest in attending. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club will be working at Pizza Ranch on April 8th for tips as a fundraiser. They will also receive a 10% donation based on sales for the evening. Vicki L. mentioned that they are raising funds to pay for US flags ($50 ea.) that need to be replaced in the avenue of flags.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/13 Tim Buenz 2013-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Mar 05, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Café on March 1, 2013.  President-Elect Dennis Goshon called the meeting to order at 7:02 a.m.  All board members were present except Dave Jaskey, Lisa Jaskey, Jim Gerdes, Amy Milligan, Marla Siruta, Tim Christensen and Randy Monthei.

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Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 05, 2013
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Jack Williams was inducted as the newest member of our club. Welcome Jack! Bob Smith reported that the interclub to Boone was cancelled due to the weather forecast. The next interclub opportunity is March 15th at the Ames Noon club. Linda S. reported on the Aktion Club meeting. Our own Don Van Gilder spoke at the Monday meeting about Relay for Life. The Aktion Club will be serving popcorn on Apr. 13th at Spring Into Greene. Pat M. reminded members about the need for workers at the Teen Maze. Greene County students will attend Teen Maze in Boone the morning of Apr. 2nd.
Weekly Kiwanis News 3/06 Tim Buenz 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Monthei on Feb 26, 2013
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There were 30 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from Action Club.  Jack Williams was also a guest and is planning on joining Kiwanis. President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order with the old gavel and when questioned about the spare he declined to answer.  Hollie reported that Team Maze still needs volunteers, you may sign up on line.  Bill Raney reported that the Kiwanis Live Healthy Iowa team was solidly in 8th place and this week's winner was Denny Goshon.  Denny was presented with chocolate, which he declined to share.  President Christensen reminded us that we have a Board meeting this Friday.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/27 Randy Monthei 2013-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 19, 2013
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There were 35 members present today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Christensen called the meeting to order and was presented with a extra large gavel by Dan B. just in case he misplaces the one stored in the podium again! Hollie R. reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. They are busy planning for Relay for Life. They also held their Valentine Party last Monday with lots of food! Bill R. reported that the Kiwanis Live Healthy team finished in 7th place this week. The top performer from our team was Bob Allen who received a Subway gift certificate. Pat M. reported on the Teen Maze volunteer sign-up and planning that is taking place.You can sign up here to work with the Teen Maze event on April 2, 2013.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/20 Tim Buenz 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 12, 2013
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There were 34 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Marla read the minutes from the February board meeting. McCellan Siruta was inducted as our newest member today! Welcome McCellan! Lisa J. reported a can deposit of $167.00 for the last few weeks. Sherry reminded members that it is not too late to sign-up for the Spouses Night supper and bowling on Feb. 23rd @ 6:00pm. Please get her a check for $16 if you're interested which covers your fees. Your guest will be paid for by the club. Bill R. reported that the Kiwanis Live Healthy team fell to 8th place this week. The top performer from our team was Mike Palmer who received a Subway gift certificate.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/13 Tim Buenz 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 05, 2013
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There were 28 members in attendance with guest Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President-elect Denny Goshon called the meeting to order. Many happy dollars were shared by members. Linda S. reported on the Aktion Club happenings. They are busy planning for Relay for Life. They are also working with the ARC Food Pantry and planning to donate $50/month to that organization. They are planning a Valentines Party and will have their next meeting on Feb. 18th. Sherry P. reported on the sign-up for Spouse's Night which is Feb. 23rd. Please contact Sherry to sign-up. There are about 14 couples signed-up as of today. Bill R. reported on the Live Healthy Iowa competition after one week and awarded Vicky L. a prize for her efforts.
Weekly Kiwanis News 2/6 Tim Buenz 2013-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 31, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on February 1, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Jim Gerdes, Amy Milligan and Randy Monthei.

Board of Directors Meeting ~ February Marla Siruta 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 22, 2013
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There were 27 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. We were also pleased to have an interclub from Nevada including Division 11 Lt. Governor Jody Melcher. Jody reported that there will be an Eliminate Regional Rally at a location to be determined on March 9th. She also shared that Kiwanis Camp OK for 5/6th grade TAG students will be held at the Boone YMCA Camp on June 2-7th. Pat M. reported on the Teen Maze meeting she attended. Students from Greene County will attend Teen Maze on Apr. 2nd. Our club will be involved in providing 1,000 goodie bags as well as assisting the Ames club with lunch on that day.
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/23 Tim Buenz 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 15, 2013
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There were 32 members in attendance and two guests. Les Reinhart was visiting from the Aktion Club and McCellan Siruta was back and has turned in his membership application. We look forward to inducting McCellan into our club soon! President Christensen shared that he attended the Division Council meeting last Saturday morning in Ames. Pat M. will be attending a Teen Maze meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 17th. Bill R. spoke about his desire for the club to put together at least one Live Healthy Iowa team of ten people. Members are to send Bill a check and their t-shirt size and he will register the Kiwanis team. The event runs from Jan. 28-Apr. 5th. More information is available on their website at LiveHealthyIowa.org. Lisa J. shared that dues statements have been e-mailed out and that she will gladly accept your dues payment.
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/16 Tim Buenz 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 08, 2013
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There were 29 members present today and one guest visiting, McCellan Siruta. Welcome to McCellan, we hope to see you back again soon! President Christensen welcomed back members for our first meeting in 2013. He also thanked Dean Rogers for taking care of the can drop and reported a deposit of $44.35. Several special occasions were noted and happy dollars shared. There did not appear to interest in an interclub this Saturday, January 12th to Ames, so we will try again on January 19th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 1/09 Tim Buenz 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 06, 2013

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on January 4, 2013.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Amy Milligan and Marla Siruta.  

Board of Director's Meeting ~ January Marla Siruta 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 18, 2012
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Brandon Jerred (left in photo) from Youth and Shelter Services of Boone County was in attendance on Wednesday, December 19th to present a certificate in recognition of our support of the Teen Maze project to Club President Tim Christensen.

Outstanding Partnership Award Presented To Club Tim Buenz 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 18, 2012
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There were 34 members in attendance today and one guest, Brandon Jerred from the Boone Noon Kiwanis Club/Youth and Shelter Services of Boone County. Vern reported on the Interclubs to Ames Golden K and Boone Noon. Linda reported that 44 attended the Aktion Club Christmas Party and thanked Rick and Denny for grilling. She also added that the Aktion Club members were thrilled with the movie theatre gift cards we provided them. President Christensen reported that the Salvation Army Bell Ringing fund in Greene County has grown to $4,870. Vern reported that he has met with Relay for Life representatives concerning our $1,250 sponsorship. Everett reported a can deposit of $30. President Christensen presented the Uptown Cafe staff with a holiday gift from club members. Happy Holidays to all!
Weekly Kiwanis News 12/19 Tim Buenz 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 11, 2012
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There were 35 members and 2 guests in attendance today. Chad Leighty (Peoples Trust & Savings Bank) visited today and took a membership packet! Les Reinhart from the Aktion Club was in attendance. Welcome to Chad and Les! Many happy dollars were shared. Vern F. read the December Kiwanis Board Meeting minutes in Marla's absence. President Christensen reported that the current Salvation Army Bell Ringing donations from Greene County have grown to $3.250.00. Karen P. reported that she and others from our club attended the Teen Maze recognition dinner and that a Teen Maze representative will be visiting a club meeting soon. Linda S. reminded members of the Aktion Club Christmas Picnic & Gift exchange on Dec. 17th from 5-7pm at the Elk's Lodge. Everett reported a can deposit of $41.85 for five collection days.
Weekly Kiwanis News 12/12 Tim Buenz 2012-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Dec 07, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on December 7, 2012.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Amy Milligan, Randy Monthei and Bob Schwarzkopf.  Vern Foje was a guest.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ December Marla Siruta 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 04, 2012
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There were 32 members in attendance today. President Christensen reminded members about the board meeting on Friday and Sheriff Tom Heater's retirement reception on Saturday, Dec 8th. A one week can deposit of $31.75 was reported. Vern and Bob are planning an interclub to Ames Golden K and Boone Noon on December 13th. Vern reported that so far the Salvation Army Bell Ringing has raised $2,134.00. Good job! The Aktion Club had a meeting last Monday and is busy ringing bells and getting ready for their Christmas Picnic and gift exchange at the Elks on Dec.17th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 12/5 Tim Buenz 2012-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 20, 2012
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There were 33 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. It was good to see Verle B. at the meeting and he reported a can deposit of $67.00. Vern F. reported $204 collected from members for the ARC Food Panty and that a donation photo will be taken next Wednesday, Nov. 28th at 9:00am. The November board meeting minutes were read and are also posted on the website. Linda S. reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. They have decided to have a Christmas Picnic at the Elk's Lodge on Dec. 17 in lieu of a Christmas Lights Tour. They will have barbequed burgers, hot dogs and do a gift exchange. She also mentioned that Julie Blackmer placed 3rd in the national Aktion Club poster contest. She received a metal and certificate from the organization. The local Aktion Club will also be ringing bells for the Salvation Army on three Saturdays.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/21 Tim Buenz 2012-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 13, 2012
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There were 35 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Everett B. reported a can deposit of $63.15. This was the second week for Food Pantry donations from club members. Vern F. reported that $204 was collected from members plus 20 food items. John M. reported that he attended the food packaging event in Boone last weekend and that they prepared over 650,000 meals that filled two semi trailers. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday. President Christensen shared an invitation to Greene County Sheriff Tom Heater's retirement party (36 yrs. of service) on Dec. 8th from 2-4pm at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/14 Tim Buenz 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Nov 07, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on November 7, 2012.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. All board members were present except Amy Milligan.  Vern Foje was a guest.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ November Marla Siruta 2012-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 06, 2012
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There were 29 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Everett B. reported a can deposit of $95.40 from the last several weeks. Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club donated $300 in proceeds from the Halloween Dance to the Food Pantry to buy turkey's for families in need at Thanksgiving! Our club collected $78 today as a donation to the Food Pantry. Collections will continue next week.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/07 Tim Buenz 2012-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 23, 2012
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There were 32 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. Everett reported a can deposit of $43.05. Randy M. mentioned the nice article about Kiwanis in the newspaper this week. Rick M. reminded everyone about the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and to sell tickets. Hollie R. mentioned the Aktion Club Halloween costume party dance this Sunday from 1-4pm at the Elks Lodge.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/24 Tim Buenz 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 16, 2012
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There were 35 members present and Les Reinhart visited from the Aktion Club. Christy Heath was inducted as our newest member. Welcome Christy to our club! Rick M. passed around the Pancake Breakfast sign-up sheet and updated us on the upcoming event. He has extra tickets if needed and will also collect funds as you sell tickets. Several Kiwanian's volunteered at Deal's Orchard this past weekend and Vern reported that Sunday was a very good day for them. Everett reported a can deposit of $84.00 for the last week. Hollie reported on the Aktion Club meeting from last Monday. They donated $500 to the city for purchase of new flags for the cemetery.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/17 Tim Buenz 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 09, 2012
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There were 38 members and 2 guests present. Visiting our meeting today were Kim Bendickson as a guest of Pat Miller and Kim Roeder (speaker's mother). Tom H. reported a profit of $400 from the last two weekends of grilling at Deal's Orchard. Everett reported a can deposit of $78.85. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday. They will be having their Halloween Dance on Sunday, Oct. 28th from 1-4pm at the Elks and will be helping with the annual Kiwanis Pancake breakfast. Rick M. passed around the sign-up sheet for the Pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 27h.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/10 Tim Buenz 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Oct 07, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on October 5th, 2012.  President Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Amy Milligan and Jean Walker.  Vern Foje was a guest.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ October Marla Siruta 2012-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 02, 2012
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New club President Tim Christensen presided over the meeting with 32 members in attendance. Hollie reported on the Aktion Club meeting. Brenda B. gave the Aktion Club program about her trip to Washington, DC. The proceeds from their Halloween Dance at the end of the month will go to the food pantry. Karen P. reported on the Teen Maze organizational meeting held recently in Boone. Rick M. handed out Pancake Breakfast tickets to be sold for our fundraising event on Oct. 27th. Tom H. reported on the grilling event at Deal's Orchard from last Sunday with an estimated profit of $335.00. The second grilling event at Deal's is this Saturday from 10am-2:00pm. Reminder that there is a Board Meeting on Friday.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/03 Tim Buenz 2012-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 25, 2012
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There were 26 members in attendance today with 7 guests including an interclub from Nevada. Dr. Dave Jaskey called the meeting to order as the Master of Ceremonies for the Officer Installation event. Dave welcomed all guests including Lt. Governor Jody Melcher. Christina Heath (sponsor Lisa Jaskey) visited again with her membership application in hand! Welcome Christina! Vern reported a can deposit of $47.00. There will be a budget meeting this Friday morning, Sept. 28th at 7am at the Uptown Cafe. Linda reported on the Aktion Club picnic, their meeting next Monday at 4pm, and that Brenda B. had a great trip to Washington, DC and will be available for a program soon. Rick shared that the Annual Pancake Breakfast tickets will be available next week
Weekly Kiwanis News 09/26 Tim Buenz 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 18, 2012
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There were 31 members in attendance with Les Reinhart visiting from the Aktion Club. President Heater shared a happy dollar as this was his last official meeting as club president. Great job this year Tom! Many other happy dollars were shared by club members also today. Everett reported a can deposit of $75.70 for the last week or so. Linda reported on the Aktion Club happenings. She reported Brenda B. is in Washington, DC at the Champions of Change event (see below). Linda also mentioned that Amber Thomas was installed as President of the Raccoon Valley Aktion Club at their installation ceremony. They are planning a picnic next Tuesday, Sept. 25th at Spring Lake and a Halloween dance on Oct. 28th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 09/19 Tim Buenz 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 11, 2012
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There were 31 members in attendance today. President Elect Christensen called the meeting to order. Everett reported a can deposit report of $19.60. Vern reported on the interclub to Nevada for their 40th anniversary and district governor's visit. Linda and Holly announced that Brenda B. from the Raccoon Valley Aktion Club has been awarded a trip to Washington, DC and a visit to the Whitehouse for an essay she submitted about how being a member of the Aktion Club has impacted her life. The Aktion Club will have Officer Installation next Monday, Sept. 17th and a picnic on Tuesday, Sept. 25th.

Weekly Kiwanis News 09/12 Tim Buenz 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Sep 09, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on September 7th, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Bob Allen and Amy Milligan.  Guests were Bob Schwarzkopf and Jean Walker.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ September Marla Siruta 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 04, 2012
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart visting from the Aktion Club. Everett reported a can deposit of $29.55. Vern reminded members about the interclub to Nevada on Sept. 11th. They will depart at 5:15pm for the 6:30pm event. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 10th and that they have several popcorn serving events on the calendar this month. President Heater reminded members of the upcoming Board meeting on Friday and other events this month.
Weekly Kiwanis News 09/05 Tim Buenz 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 28, 2012
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There were 28 members in attendance today. Many happy dollars and special occasions were shared. Everett reported a can deposit of $69.75. Vern spoke about an evening interclub to Nevada for the Governor's visit and their clubs 40th anniversary celebration on Sept. 11th. Contact Vern if you're interested in being part of this interclub. Check the club calendar for other upcoming events.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/29 Tim Buenz 2012-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 21, 2012
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There were 27 members in attendance today with Les Reinhart from the Aktion club visiting. A can deposit report of $137.00 was given by Everett. Linda reported that the Aktion Club had a good picnic at Spring Lake with 35 attendees present.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/22 Tim Buenz 2012-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 14, 2012
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There were 32 members in attendance today plus Les Reinhart from the Aktion Club. President-Elect Tim Christensen called the meeting to order. There were many happy dollars shared by members. Randy reported on left over frozen food from the Ragbrai food stand that is available for purchase. See Loren if your interested in smoked chops, chicken patties, or hamburgers. Bob Smith reported on the Hot August Nights events. They served around 700 people and there were 270 vehicles registered for the event. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday at the Pizza Ranch for their meeting. They have been busy with their popcorn stand.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/15 Tim Buenz 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Aug 08, 2012
OFFICIAL MINUTES
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on August 3rd. 2012. President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. All board members were present except Verle Bennett, Amy Milligan and Sherry Palmer. Guests were Jim Gerdes, Bob Schwarzkopf and Jean Walker.
Board of Director's Meeting ~ August Marla Siruta 2012-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
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There were 34 members and two guests in attendance today. Jordan Teeples visited with her Grandpa Larry along with Les Reinhardt from the Aktion Club. Verle reported a can deposit of $128.90 for two collections. Marla read the Board of Directors meeting minutes from the August meeting. Linda reported that the Aktion Club received a $500 donation from the Bell Tower Festival Poker Run committee and a photo was taken with members at their meeting Monday. She also mentioned that they are planning a picnic on August 15th. Vern mentioned that we should try to get an interclub together for the Governor's visit to Nevada on September 11th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/08 Tim Buenz 2012-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 31, 2012
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There were 28 members in attendance today with Les Reinhardt visiting from the Aktion Club. Everett reported a can deposit of $83.30. President Heater reported that the profit from the food stand at the Greene County Fair will be around $1,167.00. He also announced that we will park cars for the RAM football game on Sept. 14th and that 2012 Officer Installation had been set for Wednesday, Sept. 26th during the regular club meeting. Randy gave an update on profits from the Ragbrai food stand and discussed our existing food inventory of which some will be used for Hot August Nights on Thursday, August 9th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 08/01 Tim Buenz 2012-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 24, 2012
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There were 31 members in attendance today with Les Reinhardt visiting from the Aktion Club. Many happy dollars and special occasions were shared. Everett reported a can deposit of $74.35. Randy thanked everyone who worked the Kiwanis food stand at Ragbrai in Farnhamville. We will get a financial report after we sell some meat and beverages that were left over.
Weekly Kiwanis News 07/25 Tim Buenz 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 17, 2012
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There were 31 members in attendance today. Many special occasions and happy dollars were shared. A can deposit of $49.55 was reported. Vern read the minutes of the July Board of Directors meeting which are also on the club website. Tom H. gave a report on the Greene County Fair food stand from last weekend. It appears that we will generate a profit of around $1,100.  Lisa reported a profit of $362.00 from the Farmer's Market event that we served at which will be used to support the Greene County Middle School. Randy reported on plans for the Ragbrai food stand at Farnhamville on Tuesday, July 24th. Help is needed on Monday afternoon for setup and on Tuesday. Contact Randy if you can help.
Weekly Kiwanis News 07/18 Tim Buenz 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jul 10, 2012
There were 32 members in attendance today with Lt. Governor Judy Melcher from Nevada visiting. President Heater opened the meeting by welcoming Judy. He reminded members that the Greene County Fair is Fri-Sun of this week. Sign-up sheets were passed around and workers are still needed for all days. Dan shared the results from the Skills USA National competition in Kansas City. Congratulations to Dan, Kurtis Rice, and all other students that placed from Greene County. Pat reported on the Farmer's Market grilling from Tuesday evening. We grilled 143 hamburgers for the event which was well attended.  Pat thanked all those that helped and provided cookies. Randy reminded club members about the Ragbrai food stand on July 24th in Farnhamville. Workers will be needed on July 23rd at 3:00pm for setup also.
Weekly Kiwanis News 07/11 Tim Buenz 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jul 05, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on July 6th, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Verle Bennett.  Guests were Jim Gerdes, Bob Schwarzkopf and Jean Walker.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ July Marla Siruta 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
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There were 35 members and one guest, Les Reinhardt from the Aktion Club in attendance today. Special occasions were shared by President-Elect Tim Christensen who presided over the meeting. Everett reported a can deposit of $93.40 from the last several weeks. Hollie reported that the Aktion Club had a meeting on Monday and are planning a membership drive at their next Spring Lake picnic. The board members present voted in favor of sponsoring the Ag Breakfast and Auction at the Greene County Fair so that funds could be paid in a timely manner.
Weekly Kiwanis News 06/20 Tim Buenz 2012-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 12, 2012
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There were 36 members in attendance today plus guest Les Reinhardt from the Aktion Club. Rod Kleitsch was inducted as a new member with Bob Schwarzkopf serving as his sponsor. Welcome Rod, we are glad that you joined our great group! Many happy dollars were shared by members. Verle reported a can deposit of $64.25. Mark reported on the Bell Tower Festival Kiwanis food stand. Vern indicated that we should clear around $3,000 from the stand proceeds. Mark should be commended for another fine job of chairing this fundraiser. Thanks Mark! Linda reported on the Aktion Club activities over the weekend. They cleaned up the beer garden,  popped popcorn, participated in the parade, and helped with the car/bike shows. They will have a meeting on Monday.
Weekly Kiwanis News 06/13 Tim Buenz 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jun 09, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on June 1, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present.  Guests were Jim Gerdes, Bob Schwarzkopf and Jean Walker.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ June Marla Siruta 2012-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jun 07, 2012
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There were 44 members present today plus Scott Bradley visited from the Aktion Club. Lots of happy dollars were shared and Verle reported a can deposit of $118.20. Linda reported on the Aktion Club, she stated that they sold 144 hamburgers at the Farmer's Market Tuesday evening and they had a great time at the Spring Lake picnic. They will also be doing the Beer Garden cleanup at 6:30am this Saturday morning if anyone wants to help. Mark reported on the Bell Tower Food Stand and passed around the sign-up sheet. Help is needed on both Friday and Saturday if you can assist.
Weekly Kiwanis News 06/06 Tim Buenz 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 29, 2012
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There were 32 members in attendance today. Bob Schwarzkopf announced that his guest Rod Kleitsch has turned in a membership application! Lots of special occasions were shared and a few happy dollars. Linda reported on the Aktion Club popcorn sales from the Bike Festival and flag raising efforts. She also requested bars for the Farmer's Market on Tuesday, June 5th when the Aktion Club will serve the meal. Mark talked about the upcoming Bell Tower Festival food stand and passed around the sign-up sheet. Please contact Mark Bauer or attend the meeting next week to sign up for a shift as this is one of our major fundraisers for the year! Mark also announced that ABC5 will be in town starting today to shoot some promotion videos about our community to be shown in the next three months. Vern discussed the can drop location and sign. The board of directors will address this topic at their meeting on Friday morning. Randy stated that the concessions application for Ragbrai in Farnhamville has been submitted.
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/30 Tim Buenz 2012-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 22, 2012
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There were 42 members in attendance today and one guest. Bob Schwarzkopf introduced his guest Rod Kleitsch. Welcome Rod! We hope you come back again. Vern announced a can deposit of $66.65. Randy and Deb attended the Ragbrai 2012 meeting in Farnhamville. The club is planning to reserve two booths and serving  food on Tuesday, July 24th. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will be raising flags on Saturday at 9:00am and will also sell popcorn during the Iowa Bike Festival. They are also planning a picnic on May 30th at Spring Lake. Tim B. thanked workers for their help at the Construction Open House on Tuesday evening. Vern reported that donations totaled around $1,300 before expenses to support the JSHS Skills USA students during their June trip to Kansas City.
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/23 Tim Buenz 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on May 15, 2012
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There were 36 members in attendance plus guest Les Reinhardt visiting from the Aktion Club.Many happy dollars were shared. Vern reported a can deposit of $41.35. Linda reported that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday and that they had a great time at the Storm Lake Aktion Club dance. They are getting ready for the June 5th Farmer's Market and Bell Tower Festival activities. Randy will be attending a Ragbrai meeting in Farnhamville next week if anyone would like to attend. President Heater announced that Kiwanis scholarships were awarded to JSHS seniors Kelsie Hemping, Kurtis Rice, Heather Lloyd, and Lindsey Hansen on Tuesday evening. Committee meetings were held in lieu of a program today.
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/16 Tim Buenz 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Tim Buenz on May 08, 2012
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There were 34 members in attendance today. Many happy dollars were shared. A can deposit of $149.85 was reported by Vern. Mark talked about plans for the Bell Tower Festival food booth. Tim B. passed around the worker sign-up sheet for the construction open house meal fundraiser for VICA students on May 22nd. Linda reported on the Aktion Club who is planning for Bell Tower Festival activities and Memorial Day flag raising. Officer elections were held for next year. Randy Monthei was chosen as President-Elect with Bob Schwarzkopf, Jim Gerdes, and Jean Walker as new board members. Congratulations and thanks to these folks for taking leadership positions!
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/09 Tim Buenz 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on May 03, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on May 4, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Bob Allen, Verle Bennett, David Jaskey, and Amy Milligan.  Randy Monthei was a guest.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ May Marla Siruta 2012-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Kiwanis News 05/02 Tim Buenz 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 24, 2012
There were 35 members present today. President-Elect Tim Christensen called the meeting to order. Several happy dollars were shared. Linda reported that the Aktion Club raised over $2,000 for Relay for Life! They also sold popcorn and took part in the bake sale. They are planning to participate in "Spring Into Greene" this weekend. Vern reported a can deposit of $56.10. It was mentioned that we will be grilling for Dean McAtee's 80th birthday party on May 2nd.
Weekly Kiwanis News 04/25 Tim Buenz 2012-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 17, 2012
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There were 41 members in attendance today and 4 guests. Three guests were quickly inducted as our newest members. Welcome to Shawna Arnold, Sean Sebourn, and Mike Wahl, we are glad to have you on the Kiwanis team! Brenda Batschelet from the Aktion Club was also a guest. Vern reported a can deposit of $63.95. A total of $131.00 was collected from members as a Skip-A-Meal program donation. Linda and Hollie reported on the very successful Aktion Club mini-conference that was held last Saturday. They thanked the club for the financial support that we provided for the event.
Weekly Kiwanis News 04/18 Tim Buenz 2012-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 10, 2012
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There were 29 members and 3 guests in attendance today. The three guests, Mike Wahl, Shawna Arnold, and Sean Sebourn will all be inducted as new members next week! Vicky reported that 147 kids participated in the Easter Egg hunt last Saturday morning. Thanks to the Kiwanians who assisted Vicky!   The board meeting minutes from last week were read my Marla. President Heater reported a can deposit of $55.10 for Vern.  Linda reported on the Aktion Club. They have 86 people from 7 clubs registered for their mini-conference this weekend.
Weekly Kiwanis News 04/11 Tim Buenz 2012-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Apr 05, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on April 6, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Ashley Schwander and Sherry Palmer.  Vicky Lautner and Bob Schwarzkopf were guests.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ April Marla Siruta 2012-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Apr 03, 2012
There were 33 members present today and two guests. Welcome back to Shawna Arnold and Sean Sebourn! They have both submitted membership applications to the board. Many happy dollars were shared and special occasions announced by President Heater. Pat shared that 7 club members assisted at the Teen Maze on April 3rd and thanked Dan B. for making the judges bench used at the event. Vern reported a can deposit of $83.70. Linda reported on the Aktion Club meeting from April 2nd. They are still looking for goodie bag items for the mini-conference.
Weekly Kiwanis News 04/04 Tim Buenz 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 27, 2012
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There were 32 members present today. Vern noted a can deposit of $123.00 and also reported on the interclub to the Boone Daybreakers Ham Dinner on Monday, March 26th. President Heater reported on the fundraiser at Pizza Ranch for Everett and said that Everett hopes to return to Kiwanis soon. Vern mentioned that he has blue and gray Kiwanis t-shirts in stock and ready for a quick sale! Linda reported that the Aktion Club has a meeting next Monday and that they are busy getting ready for the mini-conference. Reminders about the Teen Maze on April 3rd were also shared by Pat and Karen. There is a Teen Maze open house at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 1st from 4-5pm.
Weekly Kiwanis News 03/28 Tim Buenz 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 20, 2012
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There were 31 members in attendance today. President Heater mentioned the interclub to Boone next Monday and the fundraiser for Everett Beebe. Vicky asked for help with the Rec. Center Easter Egg Hunt on April 7th.  Hollie reported that the Aktion Club is working on their mini-conference plans and Relay for Life. A can deposit covering the last month of $272.65 was announced by Vern. Pat gave an update on the Teen Maze, they are still in need of volunteers and cookies! Shawna Arnold visited us again today and turned in her membership application!
Weekly Kiwanis News 03/21 Tim Buenz 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 13, 2012
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There were 36 members present today plus an interclub of six from the Nevada Kiwanis Club including Lt. Governor Jody Melcher. There was also one guest visiting our club today, perspective member Shawna Arnold from Regency Park. Welcome to Shawna and we hope you come back to visit us again! Many happy dollars were shared by members. President Heater reminded club members to sign up for the Teen Maze and also shared some thank you's that we received. Sue from the Nevada club talked about the need for Teen Maze volunteers in April. She stated that it takes about 75 people a day to operate the event. Linda shared that the Aktion Club will meet next Monday afternoon and thanked the club for their financial support of the Aktion Club upcoming regional mini-conference.
Weekly Kiwanis News 03/14 Tim Buenz 2012-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Mar 06, 2012
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There were 26 club members in attendance today. Many happy dollars were shared by members. We heard a Teen Maze update from Hollie and Pat. The Aktion Club met last Monday and they are getting ready for Relay for Life and the mini-conference that they are hosting. President Heater mentioned that we may need to move our can drop and sign to another spot on the Pamida property due to the overpass road construction. He will follow-up with them. A report was heard on Spouse's Night with many positive comments. Thanks to Mike & Sherry Palmer for organizing this opportunity!
Weekly Kiwanis News 03/07 Tim Buenz 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Mar 01, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on March 2, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Verle Bennett, Vern Foje, David Jaskey, Tim Buenz, Pat Miller, and Tim Christensen.    Bob Schwarzkopf, Linda Spearman and Dan Taylor were guests.

Board of Director's Meeting ~ March Marla Siruta 2012-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 28, 2012
There were 32 members and 2 guests present today. Welcome to Mike Wahl (new incoming member) and Les Reinhardt from the Aktion Club. Bob S. discussed interclubs to Boone on March 22nd and March 26th for the Daybreakers ham dinner. Sherry reminded members of the upcoming Spouse's Night event at JSHS beginning at 5:30pm. Hollie reported on planning for the Aktion Club conference in April. President Heater also reminded club members that there is a board meeting on Friday at the Uptown Cafe.
Weekly Kiwanis News 02/29 Tim Buenz 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 26, 2012
We are now accepting volunteers to work the MAZE!! Volunteer shifts are Monday, April 2 through Friday April 6 from 8:30-11:30 and from 11:00 to 3:00. Set up will be Sunday, April 1 starting at noon and we will have an Open House that afternoon from 4 to 5PM. As you are signing up you will be asked to make come choices, we want everyone to have the opportunity to volunteer so go online soon. Just follow the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22BLPVB

Gerri L. Bugg, MSEd
Community Youth and Family Development Director
Youth and Shelter Services
420 Kellogg, PO Box 1628
Ames, Iowa 50010-1628
Phone: 515-232-4332, ext 4455
Fax: 515-233-2440
email:
gbugg@yss.ames.ia.us
Teen Maze Sign-Up Tim Buenz 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 21, 2012
There were 32 members in attendance today. President Heater called the meeting to order and shared special occasions. A can deposit report of $81.40 was heard from Dave J. The Teen Maze in Boone on April 10th (Greene County students attending) was discussed. Bob S. talked about opportunities for upcoming interclubs. Spouse's Night on March 3rd was also mentioned with 30 people signed up to attend.

A reported from the Aktion Club meeting on Monday was heard. About 30 Kiwanians including Jody Melcher and Floyd Hutzell were in attendance. The Aktion Club presented Verle Bennett a Walter Zeller Fellowship award (see e-bulletin). It was good to see Verle and his family and a great turnout from club members. It was also mentioned that the Aktion Club will host a mini-conference at Genesis on April 14th.
Weekly Kiwanis News 02/22 Tim Buenz 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 14, 2012
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There were 30 members in attendance today. Special events were shared by President Heater. Twenty-six members and spouses have signed up for spouse’s night on March 3rd which is dinner and a play at JS High School.  Bob S. talked about some opportunities for interclub’s that are coming up in the next month. Check the website calendar and sign up if you can attend one of these interclub’s. Hollie reminded our members of the Aktion Club meeting on Feb. 20th at 4:00pm with a special presentation to one of our members. Please plan to attend, there will be cake!!

Weekly Kiwanis News 02/15 Tim Buenz 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Feb 07, 2012
There were 29 members in attendance today. The meeting started with the new member induction ceremony for Vicky Lautner. Welcome Vicky! A can report from Dave J. noted a deposit of $133.40. Bob S. reported on plans for upcoming interclubs to Perry, Boone and Ames. Hollie R. reported on Aktion Club activities including the meeting at 4:00pm on Feb. 20th. Sherry P. sent around the sign-up sheet for Spouse's Night which is being planned for March 3rd. It was also announced by Mike P. that the Jefferson received the Main Street Iowa grant on Tuesday. Congratulations to Mike P. and Ken P. and all community members who worked so hard on this project!
Weekly Kiwanis News 02/08 Tim Buenz 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Feb 02, 2012
OFFICIAL MINUTES
Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on February 3, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Bob Allen, Verle Bennett, Vern Foje, David Jaskey, Lisa Jaskey, and Amy Milligan.    Bob Schwarzkopf, Bob Smith and Dan Taylor were guests.
Board of Directors Meeting ~ February Marla Siruta 2012-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 31, 2012
 There were 34 members in attendance today. President Heater reminded members about the Board meeting on Friday. Hollie reported that several Aktion Club members will attend a mini-conference in Council Bluffs this weekend. She also spoke about a mini-conference on April 14th that will be held in Jefferson. She reminded club members that there will be a special presentation made to one of our club members at the Aktion Club's Feb. 20th meeting. She encouraged all members to attend this presentation. Sherry reminded members to register online for Spouse's Night. We will need more participation for the event to move forward.
Weekly Kiwanis News 02/01 Tim Buenz 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 24, 2012

There were 25 members in attendance today and two guests. Mike Wahl and Vicky Lautner both returned to visit and both have committed to becoming a member of our club! Great news, and welcome to Vicky & Mike!

President Heater mentioned a possible interclub to the Perry Kiwanis pancake feed on Feb. 25th. There was also discussion on Spouses Night (March 3rd) and the Teen Maze (April 3rd). Hollie R. reported that the Aktion Club will meet on Feb. 20th at 4:00pm and have a special award presentation during that meeting for a member of our club. She invited us all to attend. A grilling opportunity for June 23rd was also presented by Randy M.

Weekly Kiwanis News 01/25 Tim Buenz 2012-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 17, 2012
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There were 32 members in attendance and 3 guests today. Welcome to guests Mike Wahl, Vicky Lautner, and Sue Poulsen. A can deposit report of $115.00 was reported by Mike P. Special occasions and happy dollars were acknowledged. President Heater mentioned the Roland pancake supper on Jan 24th and also asked club members to sign-up for Spouse's Night on the website. Just click on the event title on our website and register for the March 3rd event. Linda reported on the Aktion Club painting project from last weekend and that they will meet next Monday, Jan. 23rd
Weekly Kiwanis News 01/18 Tim Buenz 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 11, 2012
 OFFICIAL MINUTES

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on January 6, 2012.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Verle Bennett, Vern Foje, Bob Allen and Marla Siruta.   Bob Schwarzkopf and Lt. Governor Jody Melcher were guests.
Board of Directors Meeting ~ January Marla Siruta 2012-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Jan 11, 2012

OFFICIAL MINUTES

 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on December 2, 2011.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Lisa Jaskey.    Dan Taylor was a guest.

Board of Directors Meeting ~ December Marla Siruta 2012-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
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There were 29 members in attendance today. President Heater reported on the Division Council Meeting in Ames. They discussed membership and the Mid-Year conference. Clubs also shared their fundraising activities with the group. A can deposit of $29.30 was reported. Steve C. shared a happy five dollars by announcing the birth of his first grandchild! It was also noted that our own Hollie Roberts was the recipient of the ABC Award- "Above and Beyond the Call"  from the Chamber of Commerce. Congrats to Steve and Hollie! Mike P. announced that the highway 4 railroad bridge overpass project will begin on March 5th and take 7 months to complete. It was also shared that the Aktion Club beginning in February will meet on the first & third Monday's of the month.
Weekly Kiwanis News 01/11 Tim Buenz 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Jan 03, 2012

There were 31 members in attendance today and 2 guests. Les Reinhardt joined us from the Aktion Club and Pastor Emmert shared the good news that the efforts in Greene County raised $6,500 for the Salvation Army! Thanks to all who served on the committee and donated time to ring the bell. President Heater reminded members of the Board Meeting on Friday and the Division Council meeting on Saturday morning in Ames. 

Weekly Kiwanis News 01/04 Tim Buenz 2012-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
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There were 26 members present today and one guest, Matt Bradley from the Aktion Club. Marla reported a can deposit of $46.30. There were no special occasions, but a few happy dollars were shared.

Karen Pope had the program today, She asked Jerry Roberts to speak to the club about the Odyssey of the Mind program. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program whose mission is to provide creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Jerry has been an Odyssey of the Mind coach in Grinnell and Perry. He has also served as a judge and is currently on the state board of directors. Jerry showed us a dvd video about the program and answered questions. Thanks Jerry and Karen for an interesting program!

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There were 30 members in attendance today. We passed the hat for donations in appreciation of the Uptown Cafe staff who serve us throughout the year and presented the gift to them. Verle reported a can deposit of $75.70 and noted that there were 31 participants in the Genesis Tour of Lights event. A good time was had by all and treats were enjoyed at Dairy Queen. Thanks to Linda and those who drove. Vern reported that the Salvation Army Bell Ringing total so far is $5,383 with the goal being $6,000.

Linda reported that the Aktion Club had their gift exchange at their meeting Monday. They donated $100 to the Salvation Army Bell Ringing and the Hat & Mitten tree was a great success with the donations going to the school nurses and early learning center for distribution. Pat & Hollie reported that they attended a planning meeting in Boone for the April Teen Maze event. More information as the time gets closer on this event.

There was no program today. Happy Holidays to all and best wishes for a great 2012!! 

Weekly Kiwanis News 12/21 Tim Buenz 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 13, 2011
There were 33 members in attendance today. President Heater welcomed Lt. Governor Jody Melcher and her interclub from Nevada. Teen Maze (April 1-6,  2012) in Boone was discussed. Vern reported the Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign in the county has brought in $3,723 so far.
Weekly Kiwanis News 12/14 Tim Buenz 2011-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Dec 06, 2011
There were 35 members in attendance today. President-Elect Tim Christensen presided over the meeting. Vern reported a can deposit of $34.25 and read the meeting minutes from the December Kiwanis board meeting. Linda reported that the Genesis Christmas Light Tour will be on Dec. 15th at 5:30pm. She also reported that the Aktion Club will meet on Dec. 19th and have a gift exchange. Angie Oathout was inducted as our newest member. Welcome to Angie!!
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There were 33 members and two guests present today. Welcome to visitors Sean Sebourn and Angie Oathout. Angie announced that she will be submitting her membership application today! Verle reported a can deposit of $81.55.

Linda mentioned the Aktion Club meeting next Monday, Dec.5th at Trinity Lutheran. Also she encouraged club members to support the Aktion Club Hat/Mitten tree at the courthouse. Reminder that the Kiwanis Board will meet this Friday morning.

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/30 Tim Buenz 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 22, 2011
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There were 31 members present today and one guest, Rev. Dan Emmert. Rev. Emmert is the new Greene County representative for the Salvation Army. He spoke briefly about Counter Kettles/Bell Ringing in the county that begins this weekend and thanked us for our support. His goal is to raise $6,000 with 90% of the funds coming back to needs in the county. Verle reported a can deposit of $43.90 this week.  Hollie reported on the Aktion Club soup supper which was a great success. They are gearing up for Bell Ringing and the Hat/Mitten tree event at the courthouse. Linda reported that they raised a total of $1.072.00 for the Eliminate Project.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/23 Tim Buenz 2011-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 15, 2011
There were 36 members present today and 3 guests. Welcome to Brenda B., Julie B., and Melinda H. Verle reported a can deposit of $80.15. Kirk Hammer was inducted as a new Jefferson Kiwanis Club member, please welcome Kirk to the club! Linda S. reported that the Aktion Club Hat & Mitten tree will be going up in the courthouse after Thanksgiving. President Heater reported on the letter of support for the Jefferson Main Street project that is being drafted. He also mentioned that Hollie, Karen, and Pat have volunteered to be our representative for the Teen Maze.
Weekly Kiwanis News 11/16 Tim Buenz 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Nov 08, 2011

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on November 4, 2011.  President-Elect Tim Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Verle Bennett and Tom Heater.    Bob Schwarzkopf was a guest.

Board of Directors Meeting ~ November Marla Siruta 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 08, 2011
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There were 35 members present today and one guest, Angie Oathout. Verle reported a can deposit of $53.40. President Heater announced that Food Pantry donations will be accepted at the meetings for the next two weeks. Marla S. read the board meeting minutes from last week and Bob S. reviewed the new budget that was approved by the board of directors for the upcoming year.

 Linda S. reported on Aktion Club events. They had approximately 60 people at their dance last weekend. They have raised around $1,100 dollars so far for the Eliminate Project. She also reported that the Aktion Club will be working at Russell Park this Saturday morning at 8:00am and could use some helpers. The Aktion Club will have a soup supper after their meeting on Monday, November 21st and invited our club members to attend.

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/09 Tim Buenz 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Nov 01, 2011

There were 34 club members in attendance today and one guest, Aktion Club member Les Reinhart. Kirk Hammer was a guest of President Heater and expressed an interest in joining the club! Harry reported a can deposit of $46.10. Rick reported on the Kiwanis Pancake breakfast. He thanked everyone for their help and reported over 400 people were served with an estimated $1,800 profit from the event. Great job Rick!

Linda reported on the Aktion Club happenings. They served over 250 bags of popcorn during Trick or Treat on the square. The popcorn for their events has been donated by Wells Fargo. Eight Aktion Club members assisted at the pancake breakfast and did a great job! They will be working on the yard at the Genesis home at 712 S. Elm Street Saturday morning at 8:00am if you can assist. They also will have their Eliminate fundraising dance this Sunday from 1-5pm at the Elk's Lodge. 

Weekly Kiwanis News 11/02 Tim Buenz 2011-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 25, 2011
There were 26 members in attendance and one guest, Les Rinehart from the Aktion Club who was recently inducted as their new president. Verle announced a can deposit of $92.85. Linda reported that the Aktion Club has raised around $400 for the Eliminate Project and that Floyd Hutzell installed the new Aktion Club officers at last Monday's meeting. President Heater shared some thank you notes and reminded club members about the 39th annual pancake breakfast this weekend.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/26 Tim Buenz 2011-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 18, 2011
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There were 36 members in attendance and one guest, Les Rinehart from the Aktion Club today. A can deposit report of $88.55 was announced. During the meeting members donated money for the Aktion Club Eliminate fundraising project. Vern F. was appointed by a vote of the membership to fill the open term on the board of directors. Rick passed around the sign-up sheet for the annual pancake breakfast.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/19 Tim Buenz 2011-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 11, 2011
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There were 36 members in attendance today. Vern reported can deposits of $96.95 from the last two weeks. Randy reported around 500 people were served during the Start Somewhere Walk event. Thanks to those who helped grill and serve. Hollie announced that Julie Blackmer received 3rd place in the international Aktion Club poster contest. Linda talked about the Aktion Club landscaping project at Head Park this Saturday at 9:00am and invited members to join in the fun. She also talked about the Aktion Club dance on Nov. 6th which is a fundraiser for the Eliminate Project. Their goal is to raise $1,000 by selling tickets and soliciting donations.
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/12 Tim Buenz 2011-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Oct 09, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on October 7, 2011.  President Tom Heater called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Verle Bennett, Amy Milligan and Jeff Lamoureux.  Guests were Dan Taylor and Bob Schwarzkopf.

Board of Directors Meeting ~ October Marla Siruta 2011-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Oct 04, 2011
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There were 34 members present today for Officer Installation. Five guests were in attendance including an interclub from Nevada and Sue Ryan from the Aktion Club. We were honored to have Lt. Gov. Jody Melcher here installing our new club officers: Tom Heater (President), Tim Christensen (President Elect), Dennis Goshon (Vice President), Marla Siruta (Secretary) and Lisa Jaskey (Treasurer). Congratulations to Past President Pat Miller on completing a very successful year as President!
Weekly Kiwanis News 10/5 Tim Buenz 2011-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 27, 2011
There were 30 members present today. Amber Thomas was a guest from the Aktion Club. A can deposit of $61.45 was reported by Harry. President Miller reminded members of the Officer Installation next week. Hollie reported that 2 of 3 items (scrapbook & poster) that the Aktion Club submitted in the contest have advanced to the next round of judging. Aktion Club will also be hosting a dance on Nov. 6th to raise funds for Project Eliminate.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/28 Tim Buenz 2011-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 20, 2011
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There were 30 members present today and one guest. Allan Scott from the Aktion Club was a guest of Linda Spearman.  A can deposit of $62.20 was reported.  Linda gave a report on recent Aktion Club events and activities. President Miller reminded club members about football game car parking Friday night and Officer Installation on Oct. 5th.
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Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 13, 2011
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There were 31 members present today. Mindy from the Aktion Club was a guest of Linda Spearman. Reports were heard on the Aktion Club convention (see photo of Matt Bradley speaking) and the Genesis picnic.  There will be a photo opportunity next Wednesday after the meeting at Jefferson Elem. as we donate the proceeds from the Farmer's Market event to the school. Harry reported a can deposit of $126.25. Amy reminder members of the Main Street trip to Osceolaon Thursday, Sept. 22nd.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/14 Tim Buenz 2011-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Sep 06, 2011
There were 34 members in attendance today. Angie Oathaut was a guest of Bob Allen.  Dean Rogers was inducted as a new member with sponsor Lisa Jaskey assisting. Verle reported a can deposit of $39.60. An interclub to Ames Golden K and Boone Noon is being planned by Vern F. for Sept. 15th. Matt Bradley and Tom Duncan leave this week for the Aktion Club convention in Indianapolis, IN.
Weekly Kiwanis News 9/7 Tim Buenz 2011-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Sep 01, 2011
OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on September 2, 2011.  President Pat Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except Ashley Schwander, Derrik Bauer and Jeff Lamoureaux.  Guests were Dan Taylor, Randy Monthei, Bob Schwarzkopf, Dennis Goshon, David Jaskey and Lisa Jaskey.  

Kiwanis Board of Directors ~ September Marla Siruta 2011-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 30, 2011
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There were 26 members present today, Visitors including Dean Rogers (new member next week) and Les Reinhardt from the Aktion Club. President Miller shared many special occassions and reminded members of the Board Meeting on Friday morning. Linda S. reported on the Farmer's Market grilling by the Aktion Club and thanked members for their help and donations. Harry reported a can deposit of $36.55. Hollie R. thanked members who assisted with the Quilt Show this past weekend.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/31 Tim Buenz 2011-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 23, 2011
There were 35 members in attendance today. Guests included an interclub from Nevada, Dean Rogers and Carol Vileta. Harry reported a can deposit of $88.60. Vern reported on the interclub to the Boone Day Breakers on Tuesday. morning. The Aktion Club will grill at the Farmer's Market next week.
Weekly Kiwanis News 8/24 Tim Buenz 2011-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 09, 2011
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There were 34 members in attendance today. Dean Rogers was a guest of Lisa Jaskey.  There was a report on the interclub to Nevada Morning and Golden K from Vern on August 9th. Hollie reported on the Aktion Clubs trip to the NE-IA District Convention in Lincoln, NE. Fourteen Aktion Club members made the trip and had a great time! They received a certificate for the largest group attending that traveled the furthest to the conference!
Board meeting minutes were read by Foje. President Miller reminded members of upcoming events. 

Weekly Kiwanis News 8/10 Tim Buenz 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marla Siruta on Aug 04, 2011
OFFICIAL MINUTES 

The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Uptown Cafe on August 5, 2011.  President Pat Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.  All board members were present except D. Bauer, Jeff Lamoureux, Ashley Schwander and Marla Siruta.  Guests present were Dennis Goshon, Dave Jaskey, Hollie Roberts, Bob Smith, Dan Taylor, and Bob Schwarzkopf.   

Kiwanis Board of Directors ~ August Minutes Marla Siruta 2011-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Buenz on Aug 02, 2011

There were 30 members in attendance today. Final reports were heard for the County Fair and Ragbrai. The net profits are $1021.29 and $1,301.80 respectively.

There is an interclub scheduled for Nevada morning and Golden K on August 9th. 

Weekly Kiwanis News 8/3 Tim Buenz 2011-08-03 00:00:00Z 0