Kiwanis Club holds meeting

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Marshall Kiwanis Club held its regular meeting at noon Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the First Presbyterian “Rock” Church on East North Street.

Fred Hartley offered the invocation and club president Charles Ferguson led the Pledge of Allegiance and called the meeting to order, with 20 members and two guests in attendance.

The date for the club’s installation of new officers was announced to be Tuesday evening, Oct. 1.

Al Sturhan introduced his guests, Ken Mason, Missouri Valley College Rodeo coach, and his “assistant,” wife Kari Mason. Coach Mason will begin his 15th year coaching MVC’s rodeo team. Over the years that team has built a solid reputation as having very competitive and talented contestants in a wide variety of rodeo events. Recently MVC’s rodeo program was recognized as being the No. 2 ranked college rodeo program in the nation among over 300 such programs. MVC will host its rodeo Sept. 19, 20 and 21, and the Marshall Kiwanis will be manning the concession stands on both north and south sides of the rodeo arena.  The popular event is attended by many, and the college contestants come from far across the U.S. 

Coach Mason indicated the event cost in excess of $35,000 to put on. Club members agreed that encountering any of Mason’s cowboys or cowgirls is a positive experience. Coach Mason’s kids are “great kids!”

Following a brief Q & A, the meeting was adjourned with Don Garst winning the $11 pot.

The next Marshall Kiwanis meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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