What does it mean to be a Sentinel Kiwanian?
We are excited to hear that you are considering joining Sentinel Kiwanis. Should you decide to join, we want your experience to be rewarding and enjoyable. To aide you in your decision we want to share some information about our club.
Sentinel Kiwanis has been serving the Missoula community for over 50 years. Like all Kiwanis clubs, Sentinel Kiwanis is a service organization which helps children. Most of our support goes towards local youth programs and activities. We provide for these worthwhile organizations through service and financial donations.
Our service projects include working with Kiwanis programs at high schools and middle schools and community based projects. This service is coordinated through the use of committees. We encourage members to choose those activities which they will find personally rewarding.
We raise funds using several methods. Annually, we sell apples in the fall and doughnuts in the winter. Additionally, we raise money by operating a brat stand during Brew Fest and parking cars in support of community activities. Our annual goal for these fund raisers is $24,000. We achieve this goal through the efforts of all of our members.
In addition to our service projects and fund raising activities members are invited to regularly attend the weekly meetings. Our meetings enjoyable and they serve several purposes. They allow us to connect with each other, discuss our current efforts and feature a guest speaker to talk about other interesting parts of the community we serve. Our meetings are held each Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at City Life.
Breakfast is available for $8.00. Annual dues are $240 which can be paid quarterly.
We want membership in Sentinel Kiwanis to be enjoyable and fulfilling. Like any organization, members get out of the club as much as you’re willing to contribute. More information about Sentinel Kiwanis is available on the web at sentinelkiwanis.org or our facebook page.
To help new members become familiar with Sentinel Kiwanis, new members are asked to be a greeter, attend a board and committee meeting and share your story with the club. This helps everyone to get to know each other.
A mentor is assigned to each new member to help with this process and to guide them through the activities and service projects. They also assist by helping new members meet other members.
We would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have.