The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Pizza Ranch meeting room with 26 members and three guests. President Terry Freeman presided, Jim Morris gave the prayer and Craig Mittag was the finemaster.
Kiwanis provided the Open Table meal Tuesday, June 25, at United Church of Christ. Members were thanked for helping by coordinator Kyle Wilson.
The club once again helped putting up and taking down flags for the Fourth of July. The club also helped with organizing the parade setup and judging. Ellen Gerharz passed around the sign up sheet for those activities at the meeting. Creston Kiwanis also had a banner in the parade.
Club members now have the tickets for the Big BBQ Bash from 4 to 7 p.m. July 6. Cost is $6 for burger, brat, hot dog or tenderloin with chips and water and will be held at the Caboose in Uptown Creston, or if rain, under the ISSB canopy. The event goes on rain or shine the same time as the KSIB Cruise Night. It is a joint fundraiser for Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary during the towns 150th year celebration. Contact any Kiwanis member to buy your tickets or book of tickets for this great fundraiser.
The program was given by Jessica Cramer, speech pathologist with Special Hope Network at Lusaka, Zambia, in Africa. She works mainly with disabled children with speech issues. Special Hope is a Christian organization caring for children with intellectual and physical disabilities. They help by equipping families and caregivers to provide these children with loving homes through education and therapies. Cramer is back in town fundraising for her living expenses in Africa, so her services can be offered free to the children that need them.
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Iowa Alpha Sigma
Iowa Alpha Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Thursday, June 27, at the Pizza Ranch in Creston with Patricia Fils as hostess. Members repeated the opening ritual.
Prior to the business meeting, new officer Dorothy Eyberg was installed as president for the 2019-20 year. All other officers remain the same for the coming year.
Dorothy called the meeting to order; roll call was answered with plans for the July 4 holiday. Minutes of the June 13 meeting were read and approved. There was no official communications. The treasurer’s report showed a balance of $765.15 and a bill for $7.49 for the June social was presented and approved for payment. Committee reports included that Marilyn and Cheryl had June birthdays; no other committee reports were given.
Fils presented the program, American History Quiz. She invited members to test their knowledge as they celebrate the nation’s 236th birthday. She gave the group 25 questions developed for American Profile readers by the American Historical Association. Following the program, members repeated the closing ritual to end the meeting.
Iowa Alpha Sigma celebrated its June social, with the group enjoying the July 4 decorations, favors and visiting.
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Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. June 25 at the Holy Spirit Hall. Seven members were in attendance. President Betty Baker opened up with the right to life prayer.
Terry Madison read the secretary’s report from April. It was approved.
Terry Madison gave the treasurer’s report. The balance is $2887.33. It was approved.
Velma Rigel sent four baby letters.
Under old business, members picked four new billboards to replace the ones on Highway 25 and Pole Road.
Meg will buy the pencils for the parades.
Under new business, Dick and Betty Baker will drive in the Fourth of July and fair parades.
Under new business, speakers were discussed for the annual meeting in October.
The next meeting will be Aug. 27. Jeremy Rounds made a motion, seconded by Rich Madison to adjourn.