Weekly News – May 3, 2023

May 3, 2023 | News

May 3, 2023

Hello Everyone,

Our speaker tomorrow is Leslie Potter, Manager of Partners Assisted Living Services.  She will deliver a presentation on home care, with a specific focus on PALS services. The aim of the presentation is to inform attendees about the benefits of home care and the resources available to them in their local community.

The sponsor of the FHS Key Club, Amber Danek, and three students plan to join us for lunch tomorrow. They will tell us of some of the highlights of their recent activities, and their plans for attending the international conference in Anaheim.

May 5-Happy Birthday to us!  Kiwanis turns 10 years old!

Thank you to our speakers last week, Joan Monninger.  She is the Executive Director of the Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village.  Thank you for the information about upcoming events as they prepare to open for the season with “La Nina: Nina Otero Warren.”  We heard information about their 50th Anniversary in 2024. The Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village gives visitors the chance to step back in time and experience life in the early years of the American Southwest with 15 structures & thousands of artifacts.

Bring your dollars to buy into the poker game and support our yearly social, too!

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

May 13, 2023 is Thomas Jefferson and John Adams at the Farmington Civic Center.  Several seats are reserved for Kiwanis in the center section but as it gets closer to the event, the seats will be released to the public. Members can call the Civic Center at 505-599-1145 to purchase tickets or go by the Civic Center.  

Have you gotten your tickets yet?  This event is one you won’t want to miss. Les and Tabitha dressed in costume will be playing 1776 music on the drum and fife to greet you at the Civic Center. Kathy Hogan prepared pictures from the 1776 era that will show on screen before the event. Anyone with questions for our Founding Fathers are invited to ask them following presentation. Then, you can meet them in the Civic Center foyer immediately afterwards. 

Riverfest is looking for volunteers. People can signup to sell tickets at the Duck Ticket Booths or for any other job listed on the volunteer site. Half the proceeds from Duck Ticket sales goes to Clothes for Kids.  Sign up here https://riverreachfoundation.volunteerlocal.com

June 17th will be the annual Outback Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 8am-11am. Club members will be asked to help sell our $10 tickets…prizes for the top 3 sellers  All proceeds raised go to our club, Outback absorbs all costs and labor. We only need a small group to set up event signage, ticket sales/collection at the door, a bit of bussing tables and breakdown of signage. We raised roughly $3,000-4,000 last year for just a little bit of effort on our part;)  

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Saturday June 24th at Bowlero Lanes.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters largest annual fundraising campaign. The money raised through this campaign will be used to support quality mentoring matches between caring adult volunteers and at-risk children in New Mexico. The goal for BFKS 2023 is to raise $23,000 to help children stay in school, graduate, build confidence, and achieve success in life.  All funds for SJC stays in San Juan County. 

We have a Rio del Sol Kiwanis Bowling team that Kiwanis members can join (you don’t have to be a good bowler, it is just for fun) or you can donate to our team. To join the bowling team or to donate go to https://p2p.onecause.com/bfkssjc2023/accept?challenger=chris-troyer&team=kiwanis-4 

June 24th is also the Mac & Cheese Fest at Berg Park, 1pm-5pm.  If you are interested in volunteering for 3-4 hours for a free ticket to attend, please email NikkiT@bgcfarmington.org.  There are specific shifts before, during, and after, and they are filling fast.

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