CLUB PLACES SMILES ON CHILDREN'S FACES

 

          Billings Kiwanis and Billings Senior High Key Club members enjoyed putting smiles on the faces of 15 children at the annual Salvation Army Dress-A-Child Program held Saturday, December 13, 8:15-9:30 AM at K-Mart. The purpose of the program is to help youngsters from low income families receive needed clothing.  Members were assigned to assist children in finding their cloths as indicated by their parent or guardians request list.  Each child was provided $100 credit to meet their needs.  This year The Salvation Army again served nearly 300 boys and girls.  

          Club provided $1,500 ($300 club budget, plus $1,200 from individual members).  Those providing leadership and/or funds included; Deborah Abbey, Brian Chouinard, Bill Clagg, Maury Colberg, Shelia Cole, Dan Miller, Mick Ohnstad, Robert Petersen, Dee Plew, Dave Rye, Bob Southern, Don Stanaway, Julie Thomason, Jim Thompson, Marlin Waylander and Leann Zahn.  Senior High Key Club provided two volunteers.  All club members had as much fun as the kids, with many receiving big hugs and smiles in gratitude, from both youth and parents.  Thanks to all.  



YOUTH PROTECTION GUIDELINE TRAINING - 10/15/2015

Reminder to all Kiwanis Members, complete your Youth Protection Guideline Training no later than October 27th for this year.  This qualifies you to work with youth.  Please to to: http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanisone to find the training.  Print your completion certificate and bring to the next meeting.  Thank you for all you do, and for helping the children of Billings become great leaders!


LET'S BUILD A PARK!!! - 07/11/2015
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The Billings Kiwanis, the Billings Park and Recreation Department, KaBOOM! and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana have joined forces to rebuild the playground equipment at Trails End Park.   We need the support and assistance of the community in the form of volunteers and financial donations to meet our percentage obligations as well as feed and hydrate all volunteers for 3 days in August during build week.  We are excited to build Billings by beautifying one of the forgotten parks in the city!

The designs are in and we want you to weigh in on which to build visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XQLPD6W and vote for one of the three designs that is your favorite.

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Billings Movies in the Park - 04/17/2015
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The final Billings Kiwanis Movie in the Park for 2015 is Friday, August 28th with Guardians of the Galaxy at Pioneer Park. Should be a great year under the stars with our new concession trailer ready to serve the finest popcorn in Billings. The movies are FREE and the FUN is endless at Billings Kiwanis Movies in the Park. See the full line movie line up at http://billingskiwanis.org/Page/21711. This week the concession stand will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County.

Billings Kiwanis Movies in the Park are brought to you in conjuction with Billings Parks and Recreation and Fire Fly Outdoor Movie Company. Many thanks to our great sponsors Brewer Dental...


OPERATION: Home Front Helps Supply Christmas Needs - 02/15/2015
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Did you know that on any given night, as many as 100 homeless youth in Billings are sleeping outside underneath bridges, in 'camps' near the river or inside a cave along the Rims? Billings School District 2 identified 503 homeless youth enrolled during the 2012 - 2013 school year. Tumbleweed's Street Outreach Program identified an additional 150 homeless youth who were not enrolled in school. The number of homeless youth in Billings, MT in 2014 is estimated to be similar to the previous year. However, the number of homeless youth that have not been identified is believed to increase the homeless youth population during a given year in Billings, MT to approximately 1,000.

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CLUB PLACES SMILES ON CHILDREN'S FACES - 12/15/2014
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          Billings Kiwanis and Billings Senior High Key Club members enjoyed putting smiles on the faces of 15 children at the annual Salvation Army Dress-A-Child Program held Saturday, December 13, 8:15-9:30 AM at K-Mart. The purpose of the program is to help youngsters from low income families receive needed clothing.  Members were assigned to assist children in finding their cloths as indicated by their parent or guardians request list.  Each child was provided $100 credit to meet their needs.  This year The Salvation Army again served nearly 300 boys and girls.  

          Club provided $1,500...


Billings Kiwanis Awards Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County $250 - 12/02/2014
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Since 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County has been the place where thousands of kids have found a positive environment filled with adult role models and opportunities to BE GREAT.  Today our four Clubhouses are staffed with full and part-time youth development professionals dedicated to helping our members become productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Billings Kiwanis is happy to award $250 to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County so they can continue serving the children of our community.


Billings Kiwanis Honors 66 BUG Recipients - 04/01/2014
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This is the 12th 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 66 kids in January, 23 at Highland School, 8 at Rose Park School, 9 at Ponderosa School and 26 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...


Billings Kiwanis Awards Tumbleweed $10,000 - 03/24/2014
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Tumbleweed is a dynamic and time honored community model program that empowers at risk youth, families and their support systems through advocacy, education and individualized service. Tumbleweed has recently acquired two emergency shelters for homeless youth. The shelters will allow Tumbleweed to be able to provide shelter to 12-14 homeless youth at a time. These youth are between the ages of 16 and 21. 

Billings Kiwanis recently awarded a $10,000 to Tumbleweed to hire resident managers who will live onsite at the new at risk emergency shelters shelters. The emergency shelters Tumbleweed acquired will meet the needs of homeless youth by providing them safety and security....