Get In The Game | January Newsletter

Get In The Game | January Newsletter

Published: January 11, 2024
Author: Esther Fischer
Category Tags: NEWS

WOW, time really does fly and we are in the second quarter of our Kiwanis Year!! I hope you get off the sidelines and “GET IN THE GAME” at our MidWinter Conference in Belgrade, MT on February 23-25th.

The Conference will look a little different, we’ll be focusing on GAME PLANS for you and your club.  Security strategies, promotion presentations, member recruitment and retention, and how about a course on Artificial Intelligence! There will be team huddles, timeouts, and scoring drives.

Friday starts off with a Team Lunch and we’ll kick off the weekend at 1PM with our first Game Changer.  Circle K Governor, Kendall Stokes, and her team will be joining us on Friday night for a Tailgate Party.  Please wear your favorite team shirt, jersey, or outfit to the Party. How about a prize for the best dressed Tailgater? Let your creative juices flow and we’ll kick back and have some FUN!

Saturday is GAME DAY!! We’ll provide you with plays to help you get that 1st down and start your scoring drive. We’ll end the day with the SUPERBOWL BANQUET and MVP Awards.

We will have some special guests, Commissioner Jackie Sue McFarlin (International Trustee) and Offensive Coordinators Makenzie Carroll, Angela Mendoza, Ron Fischer and of course, our Kiwanis Team.

I hope you will attend, cheer loud and kick that winning GOAL!!

Esther Fischer  - Montana Kiwanis Governor 


The room block ends on January 22nd!! Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 406-388-7100, press 3 at the prompt, and then ask for the KIWANIS room rate ($165) when you talk to reservations. BOOK NOW before the rates increase!!

$50 - Registration Per Member BEFORE February 1st, 2024
$100 - Registration Per Member AFTER February 1st, 2024




HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have added 24 new members in the 1st quarter of our “Beef up Kiwanis” promotion. The winner for adding the most new members is Bitterroot Valley-Hamilton, bringing in 6 new members. A special tip of the hat goes to their President, Troy Hansen, for sponsoring 4 new members. Troy needs to sponsor one more member to receive his Ruby K Award. Let’s cheer him on!

Kudo’s to Raleigh Heitzman of Lewistown and Keith Bostron of Sidney for each sponsoring a new member into their club. Missoula-Sentinel also added a new member, but the sponsor was not listed. PLEASE Club Secretaries, be sure to put in the sponsor, so I can acknowledge them.

I hope you will join us in February at the Mid-Winter Conference, where we can huddle up and share ideas on how to improve our clubs by adding more members. It will be well worth your time and your club will grow stronger.

To date, I have visited with 3 smaller clubs and am working on helping them build their numbers. Next week I am off to another club to try and help them. REMEMBER, the best way to add members is to ASK!

See you in Belgrade!

Ron Fischer - Membership Chair



I am writing to you on behalf of the Montana District of Kiwanis to share an exciting opportunity. The RISE & LEAD Camp (formally known as Key Leader) will be held June 14-16, 2024 at the Beartooth Christian Camp just outside of Columbus, MT. We are thrilled to invite you to join us in supporting this impactful cause by becoming a valued sponsor for our upcoming event.

RISE & LEAD is an exciting opportunity for high school students to discover what it takes to be an outstanding leader in the world of today. Learning skills such as Resilience, Innovation, Strategy, Excellence, Leadership, Exploration And Discovery. We are committed to ensuring that this event is a resounding success and your support can play a pivotal role in making it happen.

Your generosity will directly contribute to various aspects of our event, allowing us to provide a memorable and meaningful experience for all attendees. Here are the sponsorship opportunities available.






$1000+--Visionary Leader

By becoming a RISE & LEAD Camp sponsor, you will not only be supporting our cause, but also gaining visibility for your generosity. Your contribution will be prominently acknowledged during the event and we will ensure that your support receives due recognition through Social Media Marketing and on all contents printed and distributed. (Amount of marketing varies with donation amount.)

We believe that together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of our future leaders. Your partnership is invaluable to us and we would be honored to have you as a sponsor for the RISE & LEAD Camp.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or require further details regarding the sponsorship packages, please feel free to contact Angela Mendoza, Leadership Coordinator, at 406-851-8085 or

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support RISE & LEAD Camp. Your generosity will help us make a meaningful difference and we sincerely appreciate your support. 

Angela Mendoza - RISE & LEAD Leadership Camp Coordinator

Please mail checks to Montana District of Kiwanis, 2570 Casper Dr. East Helena, MT 59635 (indicate Rise & Lead Camp in the memo).

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