3/04- Jim - presenting "Free to Be". Auto donation program
3/11- Carri Jo Cain -- Breathe Baby Breathe Project
3/18- 11:00am Mtg time- Presentation about history Jury System - Spkr from Winona, MN
3/25-Lyle Schwarzkoff - Siberia
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Response from a soldier who received the Valentines Cards from our club and the Fridley Key Club
It is with great pleasure that I respond to your letters of support and patriotism. My name is Michael Mannz. I am from Redwood Falls, MN I have three children one boy that is 10, a daughter 14 and my oldest son is 16. I have been in the service for over 20 years and have fought in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as spent over a year in Korea. I currently serve as the Company First Sergeant. We are an engineer unit in the Minnesota National Guard based out of Litchfield, Minnesota. We have 95 Soldiers here. Our job in Afghanistan is to conduct Route Clearance Operations. This means we go out on different types of roadways this includes the few highways they have here but, mostly consisting of back roads or dirt as you may think of, and includes many trails that people walk on. Our job is to insure that there are no IED’s or Improvised Explosive Devices being place along these travel ways. I have included a short article on one of these missions. We have been in Afghanistan for around seven months we have a few more to go until we will be back to the good ole United States and freezing cold winter you are having. I hope that you winter is getting a little better than it has been. The weather here is not quite the same as it is there at home. Right now during the so called winter months the temperatures range from in the teens on the cold side to the 50’s on the warm side. We have had snow about three or four days but it does not stay. We wish that it would stay like it is now, for in the summer it is really hot. When we first arrived in August the daily temperature was around 110 and with lows in the eighties. It is really uncomfortable with all our gear on. We have been in both mountainous and desert terrain. We all prefer the mountains. I hope that your school year is going by fast and that you are all learning a lot. Before you know it you will all be on summer vacation and enjoying all the activities that come with it.
I would again like to thank each and every one of you for thinking of me, my men, and the country. You will never know what it means to all the Soldiers over here that you support and thank them. So for my men and myself I am truly proud of you all.
Ps please relay my words to your club. If I could choose one thing for them to understand is our gratitude. Happy Valentine to all of you.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
8th Annual Kiwanis One Day
Saturday, March 29, 2014
at Bridging Inc
“Serving Families in Transition”
1633 Terrace Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
Service Project: 9:00am – noon
Coffee and snacks provided starting at 8:30am
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Family Clubs of Region 7
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Our meeting this week featured Lt. Gov. Gail Heyda installing new board officers.From Top -- Bob Odden (board member), President-elect Jenny Halek, President Dale Schuetz. Bottom photo: Richard Walquist receives the Vantine District Fellowship for his great work with our club, including our peach sales and annual Good Friday Breakfast.