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Welcome To Billings Kiwanis! 
 

The Billings Kiwanis Club meets to share in fellowship, listen to informative speakers, enjoy a meal, announce activities, and determine ways we can better serve and enrich the lives of those in our community.

12:00 Noon on Tuesdays
Elks Club 934 Lewis Avenue

and

7 am on Tuesdays
Cadillac Jax's 1744 Grand Avenue

 

2015 KIWANIS BIKE RODEO WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

The Youth Bike Rodeo has become a partnership of the Billings Kiwanis and Billings Parks & Recreation Department, the Bike Shop, Spoke Shop, Collin’s Bike Shop, Fit Kit Systems, Billings Clinic, Hagen Printing, Cheryl Porter, Ed Becker, Duane Alexander and Larry Leonard.

Mother nature, provided the Rodeo participants prefect weather.  The rodeo, put smiles on 63 youth, 52 parents, grandparents, friends and 20 volunteers in attendance.

Rodeo highlights included: giving away 45 youth/adults bikes; 18 bike tune-ups, 53 bike helmets were provided to youth by Drew Goss from the Billings Clinic; and refreshments by Major Keith Bottjen of the Salvation Army, an obstacle course to test riding skills all ending with a bike instruction by Billings Kiwanis Club member Pete Taylor.  Participants were awarded a certificate for their efforts.

Next Year 2016, the rodeo will be scheduled Saturday, May 21, 10:00 – 11:15 AM at Rose Park. 

 

 

70 kids honored in January 2015 BUG Programs

By Maury Colberg

 

This is the 13th year that our club has sponsored BUG programs in the Billings public schools. We started in 2003 with McKinley School. In 2004 we added Ponderosa School. We have since added Highland School and Rose Park School. We honored 70 kids in January, 22 at Highland School, 25 at Rose Park School, 10 at Ponderosa School and 13 at McKinley School.

 

BUG awards were made to qualifying 4th 5th and 6th graders in the schools, although McKinley School now only has 4th and 5th grades. Each kid received a certificate, pencil, sticker, pin and bumper sticker. Following the awards the kids and attending Kiwanians had an ice cream and cookie social.

 

Group pictures were taken of the kids and given to the schools and each kid.

 

The awards were made to any student who raised one or more grades from the previous grading period without receiving a reduction in any grade. The principals and teachers continue to thank us for this program.

 

Thanks for the enthusiastic participation from the club. Kiwanians helping or attending at one or more of the January programs were Pete Taylor, Bill Clagg, Maury Colberg, Dave Rye, Emily Stark, Jim Tarr, Hans Abbey, Leann Zahn, Bob Peterson and Bob Southern (who attended all programs).

 

Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream still gives us a deal on ice cream bars.

 

We have BUG programs at all of the schools scheduled for April and June at the end of the next two grading periods and will need member support then.

 

Thanks to all!!!

 

 

UPCOMING BILLINGS KIWANIS EVENTS

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What is Kiwanis?
The Billings Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

What can Kiwanis do for you?

Billings Kiwanis Club
--Offers you many unique experiences while providing friendship and fellowship
--Involves you in your community through social and service projects
--Encourages you to exchange ideas and opinions with other community leaders
--Broadens your knowledge through informative programs and interesting speakers
--Allows you to perform community service beyond your capability as an individual, assisting the young, the aging, and the needy.

What you can do for Kiwanis

--Speak out, share your ideas.
--Become involved in any of the many active committees.
--Recruit new members by inviting your friends and associates to join.