Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Swift Current
Serving the Children of the World

Kiwanis Sponsored Rampunzel

by Koncerts for Kids & Missoula Children's Theatre

The production of “Rapunzel” involving 64 local children in the cast with 390 people in the audience. There were also 11 workshops at 4 local schools which involved 600 students.

 

December 11, 2015

Swift Current Kiwanis Club wins a 2015 Premier's Service Club Award

Members of the Swift Current Kiwanis Club were all smiles on December 11 after learning they had been selected as a winner of a 2015 Premier's Service Club Award. In only the second year of the awards, the Kiwanis Club was one of only two Southwest service clubs that were singled out for their charitable efforts in their communities.

    The Swift Current Kiwanis Club, dedicated to working on behalf of youth by providing leadership training and service opportunities, has supported Swift Current and area since 1921. It has helped build parks and recreational facilities, been a part of community events and worked to support individuals and families.

 

September 25th, 2015

New Officers Installed for 2015-2016

[L to R] Incoming President - Larry Johnson; 1st VP - Travis Cuthbert; 2nd VP - Brad Julien; Treasurer - Teresa Cole; Secretary - Colin King; Director - Courtney Stewart; Director - Art Stenson; Outgoing President - Sherri Millar; Past Lt. Gov.- Emily Rempel

 

On September 25th, 2015, Larry Johnson was installed as President of the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current for the 2015-16 year starting on October 1st, 2015. The Installation Program was chaired by Emily Rempel, Past Lieutenant Governor.

Past Lt. Gov. Emily presented an archival binder to Sherrie that offers reflection on the important work of Kiwanis during her tenure. Sherrie extended her appreciation to the Club to have provided her with the opportunity to serve as president. She then presented the gavel to Larry Johnson, our incoming president.

 

Larry expressed appreciation to Sherrie for her quality leadership during the past year. He acknowledged the Legion of Honor recipients and said that he would strive to continue to support the many ways that Kiwanis contributes to our community. He said that his personal goal during his year as president will be to increase our Club’s membership by 20%. He then made a comment about the fact that he would have to be 108 years old to have as many years of service as Barry Cuthbert, which had Barry in tears but, then, what else is new.

The following Kiwanians were awarded Legion of Honour certificates and pins by Past Lt. Gov. Emily:

25 Years- Colin King
30 Years- Dave Spencer
35 Years- Gilbert Bulin
 

 

 

 

 

August 14th, 2015

Local NHL stars, Zack Smith and Travis Moen, took time out from their summer training schedule to visit our club and participate in a “Q & A” session. Travis, who is in his 14th year as an NHL player and currently with the Dallas Stars, passed around his Stanley Club ring for us to admire. Zack, who was drafted by and still plays for the Ottawa Senators, has played 350 games in the NHL. The guys fielded a lot of questions, and shared their hockey experiences - - a great program!

 

 

 

May 29th, 2015

No meeting this week- instead we had the 8th Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament on a very nice May afternoon. Thanks to the organizers, sponsors and prize donors, golfers, and volunteers!

April 2, 2015:- Those who attended the meeting on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 were treated to a special program entitled “Why did Jesus and the Easter Bunny Cross the Road.” This presentation featured Lorne Uher as the Easter Bunny and Ray Friesen as Jesus.                       

                                       Ray Friesen (Jesus) and Lorne Uher (Easter Bunny)

Ray Friesen as Jesus (L) and Lorne Uher as the Easter Bunny (R)

The entire script has been added to the Newsletter page for your reading pleasure and enlightenment. The short version is that Jesus and the Easter Bunny meet for a pint at the Black Bridge Brewery. While their conversation begins with the Easter Bunny challenging Jesus on who is more popular, it evolves to agreement on what they have in common, beginning with acknowledgement that they both dislike religion. (That should get your attention.)
They come to a well-reasoned agreement that Easter is about celebrating life and freedom and compassion and then link this to a Kiwanis Easter. Jesus (at the meeting) says, “What is Kiwanis about? Life. Kiwanians
want to set people free to live, especially kids, but all people.” They are also about compassion and sacrifice.
This was a truly unique program. A big thank you to Lorne and Ray for their effort, creativity and yes, courage.