Weekly News – Aug 30, 2023

Aug 30, 2023 | News

Aug 30, 2023

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to our speaker last week, Lt. Jesse Griggs, Lieutenant with the Farmington Police and Sergeant Kenneth Smith, Operations Supervisor of Regional Narcotics.  We were all very intrigued and captivated by their presentation and information regarding the drug problems in our community and on reservation land.  I think everyone would agree we could listen and ask questions all day!  They did an awesome job and thank you to them both for their hard work protecting our community and spending time with us.

Thank you to our guests last week for joining us.  Liberty with Family First Chiropractic, Bernadette brought Charles and Marnie Saiz, and Sherry returned!

Bring your dollars to buy into the poker game; the cards are down to 15 and it supports our yearly social, too!

I have attached 2 thank you letters (click images below) from the last 2 African Libraries we did in Uganda.  How amazing to see pictures of children holding books we touched with our own hands and boxed and sent.  My heart is so full looking at these and it wouldn’t have been possible without all that helped so thank you!  Also, huge thank you to Tony and Ethos Energy for storing our books and making sure the packing and shipment goes smoothly.  THANK YOU!

DWD is coming up quickly and we are selling tickets faster now.  They will be sold out soon so if you know anyone wanting to come, encourage them to get their tickets quickly!

Please keep these upcoming dates in mind and consider signing up for these important events. 

Rio del Sol Kiwanis is pleased to announce we will be awarding 3 Honorary Kiwanis Members on Sept 7.  Nikki and Jill have met with these 3 community members and they are pleased to accept this special membership into our Kiwanis Club. They are:

Shana Reeves-Assistant City Manager

T Greg Merrion-Retired President of Merrion Oil & Gas

Kenny Anderson-Franchise Owner of Local Taco Bells

September 9th-Dining With the Dead-Greenlawn Cemetery. 4:00PM. Tickets are on sale for this 10th Anniversary event!

Mark your calendars for The Annual Summer Kiwanis Social – Saturday, September 16, from 5-8pm, at Summer Jakino’s beautiful home.  Food, drinks, and fun will be provided. This would be a great time to invite prospective members. There will be a Corn Hole tournament with awards!!!! Now is the time to start interviewing prospective tournament partners.  Jill McQueary will pass a sign-up sheet for the social at our next meeting or feel free to e-mail me at cfmayfield@gmail.com. Fran Mayfield

September 22nd-Boys & Girls Club of Farmington’s 55th Annual BBQ.  See Nikki Taylor for Tickets.  NikkiT@bgcfarmington.org

Shoes for Kids is coming quick!  We will be organizing them at Carpet One on October 3rd at 3:30pm; thank you Lori for all your support and help with this each year!  We will then be trying them on and passing out to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington on October 10th at 3:30pm.  The Bloomfield Club will be October 12th at 3:30pm.  We hope you can come for a while and spend some time with the kids and help out!

November 1st and 2nd is Kiwanis Clothes for Kids at Target. Bob Brooks-Chairman.  50 to 60 volunteers needed each evening.  300 to 325 elementary children expected.

Nov 4th is Coats for Kids-Brian Turner-Chairman.

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