The Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation began the New Year with a bang by revising its mission statement, approving three grants, and making plans for the upcoming Mid-Year Conference in Colorado Springs, March 1-2. 

We approved three grants of $2,500 each to three Rocky Mountain District clubs. The Fort Collins Eyeopeners received a grant to support a Colorado Feeding Kids event to package 50,000 meals for distribution to partners, Food Bank of Larimer County and Weld Food Banks. The food is used primarily in the Children’s BackPack Program and the Fresh Food Share program. The  Kiwanis Club of Rock Springs (Wyo) Club will use its $2,500 grant to support Raising Readers in Wyoming and provide 590 books to children in Sweetwater County. Their overall goal is to provide 4,200 books annually to the children of Sweetwater County. The final grant went to the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club in support of the Grand Junction Alert Service Dogs program for supplies, health care, and training of 5 puppies that can detect and alert to specific health conditions for children with a variety of silent disabilities like diabetes.

In an effort to attract additional external funding, the Foundation approved a fine-tuned mission statemnt: To support children in the communities of the Kiwanis Rocky Mountain District and to advance their health, safety, education, and welfare.

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Look for your Foundation board members at this year’s Mid-Year Conference in Colorado Springs, March 1-2. We not only will have a fine wine selection at our Buy a Cork Table thanks to RMD Kiwanis Foundation Board Member Mike Keim, but we will be passionate participants in the Mardi Gras B-I-N-G-O on Friday night since the Foundation will receive the proceeds from that event. Bingo cards will be available for purchase at the event, in addition to your dinner ticket. Each Bingo Card is $20. A cash bar will be available.

Charter members of new, 2016 or later clubs may attend this event for FREE!

And finally, if you have given significant time and resources to Kiwanis and to the children of the Rocky Mountain District, consider leaving a legacy gift that will insure your continued support. It’s as easy as making the RMD Kiwanis Foundation a beneficiary on a bank account, life insurance policy, or retirement account. No will necessary!

Yours in Service,
Cora Zaletel
Foundation President 2018-2019
Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation

Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation

P.O. Box 834

Wheatland, WY  82201


Phone: 303-359-9907

Email: kiwanisrmdf@gmail.com

Grant Submissions: jillian.meissner@gmail.com

Lusche Information: kiwanisrmdf@gmail.com