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,. marCh‘ 10’ The People of Sidney Section features Sidney’s special people / role for the Sidney Chamber‘s leader— Maverick” can always be seen whether ship program. She also lays a very its at Chamber events, business cel- the Kiwanis clubs of Sidney, Glendive strong rote with the Sidn y Lion’s Club ebration or the J aycees’ Demolition and Miles City at the state level. With includ ing making sure area children Derby. He is also proud to be. a veteran the goal of “serving the children of the understand flag etiquette. In addition, of the Navy Sidney certainly wouldn’t world" always in mind, Cheryl does a ‘ she is a business leader in the commu be the same without seeing his friend- great job of helping children through- nity with Seigt‘reid Agency. ly face. out our area. Kent “The Maverick” Simonis plays We hope you enjoy reading about Amanda Seigfreid has been a posi— a key role in Sidney. Through Power 95 these outstanding characters and tive force in Sidney throughout her radio, we welcome him into our homes look forward to reading our articles life. The Sidney native played a vital and offices every day; Off the air. “The throughout: the Progress series. Governor at the state level for the past BY nu mom WEELE few years. In the role, she represents SlDNEY HEPAU) We have some pretty special neigh— bors here in Richland County. ' The "Sidney’s people” portion of the Sidney l—lerald.‘s Progress edition features a profile of three great leaders Cheryl Moran has served as Lt. l l l of our community l Sidney": Moran dedicated to serving children BY KATELYN SPONHHM SIDNEY HERALD' What do pancakes, playgrounds, and teta~ nus vaccines in develop- ing countries have in common? Cheryl Moran can tell you! Moran currently serves as one of Mon- tana’s Kiwanis Lieuten- ant vaernors and has been in the position since last year. Most 1t. governors serve three years, but Moran cur- rently plans on staying in office for two. She served on the Sid- ney Kiwanis Board from May 2007 to Octobet‘.._,..,.. W. 2017, and was president of the Sidney sector from 2014—15, then was secretary from 2015—17. As it. governor of our district, Moran keeps the Sidney, (ilendive and Miles City areas up to date with changes and decisions sent down from the Kiwanis gover- nor of Montana district. She also reports on even ts and the current situation of her district back to the governor. This makes her the number one liaison ‘ between her district and the governor of Kiwanis. The officers meet twice a year, spring and fall gen- erally: in either Helena, Billings, or Great Falls. Locally, the club meets every Thursday at noon. In Montana, we only have nine districts. Governors and 1t. gov- ernors generally serve three years, and in that time, are often prepared to take on the role of Governor. They can take time off and serve later and have no limits on terms. Moran, however, has no interest in the governor position and is happy to serve where ’ she can locally and keep up with her packed work and family schedule. Kiwanis most notable local event is the pie social fundraiser in July They also host apple and pear sales in October. The money raised goes to local children and youth. Kiwanis donates four $750 scholarships each year to Sidney graduates. Kiwanis hasseveral. groups comprised of mi- nors: the Key Club in the high school. the Builders programat the Middle School, and K-Kids at the Boys & Girls Club, where Key Club members . mentor once a month. Kiwanis also donates to several local youth clubs, including the Rodeo Club, BottScouts, Girl Scouts, and the Boys &;,Girls Club. They are happy to help any youth organization that asks or needs the assistance. You probably seeyour local Kiwanis Club in action more than you. SUBMlllED Cheryl Moron, left, and Tomi Christensen at o Kiwanis convention. ’ realize;- admission at school sporting events, and the portion, of the funds that they collect goes toward sending their president to the Kiwanis Interna- tional Convention. Moran has attended twice; once in. Las Vegas, Nev.” and also in India- napolis, Ind. Headquar- ters. for Kiwanis are in Indianapolis, and Jamie Larson attended that convention with Moran. , That convention experi- ence was particularly special to her as it is where Kiwanis was founded. and. happened to also be their 100th an- niversary! While at convention, Kiwanis officers attend “Breakout Sessions”. . These sessions comprise of presentations on a range of subjects, from how to engage 20-40 years olds to fundrais- ing. They have idea “mash ups” and share knowledgeand experi— ences from their lead ' ership experiences in Kiwanis. They also complete , officer training at these conventions and make connections with members from all over the United States and World. What starts out at networking relation- ships often transform into a club family that supports and energizes each other. Some current projects in Montana that Kiwanis have completed are play- ground in communities that lacked them and a Kiwanis presence. They have built playgrounds in Twin Bridges and Columbus recently to name just two. IHop is a Kiwanis partner and during National Pancake Day, Kiwanis mem- bers often help serve pancakes. free at some . IHops, to help t‘undraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Internationally, Ki- wanis works to eliminate common health issues in developing countries. Their Worldwide Service Project to eliminate io- » dineédeficiencydisorders partnered them with they provided iodized salt to areas lacking in iodine in order to not just lower insistences of iodine deficiency, but to eradicate them. Currently, Project Eliminate aims to 7 provide tetanus shots to at-risk women around the world. The Kiwanis Chil-. dren’s Fund has donated more than $80,000,000 to UNICEF for the vaccines necessary to meet this . need. The vaccines cost $1.80 for three doses: that means Kiwanis has pro- tected not only 44,400.000 women, but the children. they will have‘in the next 10 years. According to statistics, the average in the covered countries is four. That means potentially, 178,000,000 lives protected from contracting tetanus in birth.’ From this cam- pa ign alone, the number of countries listed as atrisk by the World Heath Organization was cut from 40, to a mere 14. Even more incredible, Montana alone raised $333,500, and the Sidney Kiwanis club $12,045 of it! The Key Club has ralsod $2,751.50. What those numbers come down to, is that the Sidney club alone has protected 8220 babies through their efforts. Kiwanis allowed women membership .in ‘ 1977, and today at least 50 percent of their mem- bers are women. Six of the nine lt. governors in Montana are also wom~ en. They are truly an organization that look to improve the lives of all and encourage all to join in. Moran ran the sports ticket-taking schedule in Sidney from 2008 to 2017 as the boys'Were heav. ily involved and found herself already working with Kiwanis and has been active ever since. If you are interested in joining or donating to . Sidnoy’s Kiwanis Club, please contact a member through the KiWanis- website (wwwkiwanis. org), Facebook, or come. .. to a meeting. , SUBMITED Cheryl Moron, loft, with local Kiwanis Club leaders Bryce Baker, Keith 863mm and a . « ~- . "w. . .. * 406-433-2277 615 Cambrian Lane (Hwy leW) Sidney, MT \ Pointless Auto dwind‘hie'd: Repair] Replace Auto Refililshing ‘ a P'Wd ,TO‘ Use EnVironmentqlly-_Friendly L “’9 Wafer? Bournei Raina ~ . We...