Weekly News – Sep 21, 2022

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Sep 21, 2022

Greetings Everyone,

Our speakers tomorrow are Carrie Olsen, PMS Marketing Director and Jyl Adair, PMS Regional Director.  They will discuss the Festival of Trees and the weeklong variety of events.  They will speak about the different programs in the community and how funds raised benefit these programs.  Kiwanis members/business members may take advantage of sponsorship opportunities and/or Festival of Trees event participation.  Handouts of events and sponsorship/tree entry information will be passed out. 

A big thank you to Sheriff Shane Ferrari for presenting to us last week.  Shane told us The Sheriff’s Department now has three Captains, and three divisions, Investigation, Administrative, and Patrol.  He also has a new Region II Narcotics agent.  Shane said all officers in the Sheriff’s Department wear body cameras.  Shane also said he is experiencing labor shortages and is down, 24 deputies.  Shane said he received 3.1 million dollars and has three years to use it.  His number one priority is to get fully staffed.  He spoke of the humanitarian and national security problem at the border.  Shane said 95%of the fentanyl coming into America is coming from Mexico.  He said in 2022 we had 2.1 million people contacted by border patrol, identified, and released in the United States.  He said over the last two years one million undocumented people have entered the United States, which are likely cartel bringing drugs into America.  Right now the cartel intercepts unidentified illegals crossing the border and charges $6500 for a Mexican, $12,000 for a South American, and $22,000 for a Chinese, India, or anyone from Europe, to cross the border.  Shane had much more information and we love listening to him.  Thank you for your outstanding presentation.

We had a grand time at our social last week.  The food was delicious.  The Outback Steakhouse and Clancy’s did a great job.  We much appreciate Summer Jakino for welcoming us into her lovely home.   Thank you to all who attended.  Thank you, Summer!  

Scholastic Books chairman, Dr. Bob Lehmer has asked for help with the Scholastic Books event happening at Apache Elementary, Friday September 23, 2022.  Bob needs three volunteers immediately following our Thursday meeting to place labels in the books.  On Friday, Bob needs five volunteers at Apache Elementary to assist with the book fair.  See Bob and let him know you are willing to give him a hand.  

Nicole reminded us of the Dental Clinic taking place September 23rd and 24th at McGee Park.  Volunteers are still needed.  Contact Nicole for more information.  nclark@basin.health 

We would like to thank our guests for attending our meeting last week.  We welcomed Di Searle of Guardian Angels and a guest of Bernadette; we also welcomed Kevin Clark of Carpet One and a guest of Lori Krueger.  Thank you for taking the time to attend our weekly meeting.  We hope you enjoyed and come back real soon.  

 This month, the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is hosted by Mortgage Solutions Financial, 1901 East 20th , Suite 102.  BAH begins at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Kiwanis is a Chamber member so you are invited to come and socialize. The cost is $5, and please bring your business card for a chance to win the bucket of dollars.  See you there!

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