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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

THANK YOU BILLINGS

For Helping Celebrate Our 95th Year

Rebuilding Trails End Park

JOIN US FOR THE GRAND OPENING

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd AT 4PM

Trailsend Park

Special Thanks To Our Partners

          Blue Cross Blue Shield      Billings Parks and Rec Logo

and all 175 volunteers!

 

 


 

107 Students Honored In June

For Bringing Up Grades BUG Awards;

233 honored during the school year

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 107 students in June: 20 at Highland School, 31 at Rose Park School, 24 at Ponderosa School and 32 at McKinley School. In the three programs for the school year we honored 233 students.

 

 

Highlands Elemetary School

 

McKinley Elementary School

 

Ponderosa Elementary School

 

Rose Park Elementary School

 

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 107 students in June: 20 at Highland School, 31 at Rose Park School, 24 at Ponderosa School and 32 at McKinley School. In the three programs for the school year we honored 233 students.

 

BUG awards were made to qualifying 4th 5th and 6th graders in the schools. McKinley School is the exception since it no longer has 6th graders. Each student received a certificate, pencil, sticker, pin and bumper sticker. Following the awards the students and attending Kiwanians had an ice cream and cookie social. Group pictures were taken of the students and given to the schools and each student.

 

The criteria for the awards are that a student must raise one or more grades from the previous grading period without receiving a reduction in any grade. We have three assemblies during the year after the end of the last three grading periods. The principals, teachers and parents continue to thank us for this program.

 

I think that 107 kids is as many as we ever honored after one grading period

 

There will be a few changes in the schools next year. Highland School will not have 6th graders as is also now true at McKinley School. The remodeling will be completed at McKinley which will mean that the students will not be split between the old school and Lincoln Center. Principal Bert Reyes will be happy. There will be a new principal at Ponderosa School since Lori Booke has been transferred to another school. She has been a joy to work with but I’m sure a new principal will want to continue the program.

 

Thanks for the enthusiastic participation from the club. During the course of the year Kiwanians helping or attending at one or more of the programs were Maury Colberg, Bill Clagg, Bob Southern, Brent Cromley, Jim Tarr, Dee Plew, Major Keith Bottjen, Hans Abbey, Ed Gillig, Bob Petersen, Marlin Waylander, Pete Taylor, Julie Thomason, Leann Zahn, Emily Stark, Penny Ronning and Dave Rye. I hope I haven’t missed anyone.

 

Because of the twelve programs each year a lot of participation by Kiwanians is needed. The club did another great job this year.

 

As in the past Wilcoxson’s has given us a deal on ice cream bars.

 


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.

 

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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.