City of Colwich

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Heritage Festival

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Altar Society

All women of the parish (21 and older) are members of the Altar Society and are invited to attend the monthly meetings which are held on the first Wednesday of each month, September thru May, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.E.C. Classrooms 5 & 6. There are no dues. The purpose of the society is to contribute toward the physical upkeep and attractiveness of the Church and to provide for the material needs of the sanctuary. In addition, the Society promotes works of charity and the welfare of the members, both living and deceased. Attending the meetings is a good way to become acquainted with the other women in the parish and keep informed about parish activities. The social and educational aspects of the meetings make them fun and interesting. The Society also offers excellent opportunities to contribute their time and talent for their Stewardship. The membership is divided into nine groups call Circles. Each Circle is on a rotation basis to help with funeral dinners, host monthly meetings, help work cash bingos and assist with various fundraising and social activities. For more information call Loretta Brenner at (316) 796-0598 or email her at Loretta.brenner@usd267.comView Calendar

Holy Name

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Knights of Columbus

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Right To Life

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Blood Pressure Checks

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City Events

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Legacy Bank

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Colwich Ball Club

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Colwich Historical Society

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Colwich Lions Club

Colwich Lions Club has been active in Colwich for over six years, and it’s surprising how much they’ve accomplished in that short time. .. The Club’s largest fund raiser is their Fireworks Stand in Kraus Groceries’ parking lot. The funds raised by the Lions stay entirely here in our Community. The International Lions Club’s special interest is supporting Vision, Hearing and Diabetes research. The Colwich Club has more local goals.

The following is a list of some of the projects the Colwich club has completed to help the community.
Lions have sponsored 19+ families from our area at Christmas, furnishing food certificates to Kraus grocery, plus needed gifts .
Cleaned up trash along 167th St from the City boundary all the way north to K-96. Twice a year members gather with trash bags from SG CO Adopt a Highway program, and pick up trash.
Raised money to complete the walking path around the lake in the city’s new Memorial Park. This fund along with a Sunflower Grant written by Lions Past President, Lioness Stephanie Guy, and matched by the city’s Park budget, completed what was formerly the “Sidewalk to Nowhere” .
Collected donations for the Salvation Army at Christmas time by ringing the BELL all day at Dillons on Saturday each season. Helped sponsor the fireworks display for the Heritage Festival with money raised by the Lions Fireworks Stand in July. Lions organized Festival games and sponsored a food booth & Chicken Bingo as fundraisers at the festival.
Sponsor and organize the Christmas Tree Lighting in the Park ea year. Bought lights and decorations, provide hot chocolate and candy canes.
Helped the 4H Club with the First Annual Soup Supper, and donated all the funds to 4H. Collect Coats and Gloves at the tree lighting and delivered them to Salvation Army or other organizations for distribution.
Sponsor the Christmas essay contest at Colwich Elementary School and presented a $50 prize to the winner at the Christmas tree lighting.
Lions members maintain the flower beds in Veteran’s Park.
Offers financial help to anyone in the Colwich area that needs assistance paying utility bills. (Application forms are available at city hall).
Collected over 100 pairs of eyeglasses in the boxes around town, which are delivered to the International Lions, who distribute them to countries where people are desperate for glasses.
Donated $1000 the last two years to Colwich Elementary Oddessy of the Mind Teams for their trips to National Competition.
Lions recently donated $2500 to a Colwich Family with a special needs student to assist in buying an adult safety bed.
Colwich Lions donated towards the purchase of a vision tester By the State Lions Club. This machine tests children’s vision much more accurately than the standard eye chart. It is scheduled to be used here at the Colwich Elementary School.
The Club has many more projects they would like to accomplish, but they need more members to help! Please consider joining the Lions Club and “Pay It Forward”!
For information about joining, contact, Mary Ann Morrison, President, or Julie McLain, Membership Chairman 796-0284 View Calendar


Gold Ribbon Candle Light Run

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HSO - Colwich Cardinals

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Park Committee

The Park Committee is a board appointed by the City Council to oversee the function and development of the City's two parks being Veteran's Park and Colwich Memorial Park.View Calendar

Andale Booster Club

The Andale Booster Club is a fundraising group that raises money through community events to support the students at Andale High School. Some of their annual events include the steak feed, spook house and apparel sales. The money that is raised goes to student groups or school needs that cannot be funded in other ways. Some of the things they have done are to send kids to camps, support sports teams, buy sound equipment, meals for student body after games and feed teachers during parent/teacher conferencesView Calendar

Colwich Clover 4-H

The goal of 4-H is TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER. With more than 6 million youth ages 7-19, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

A Tufts University report shows that 4-H youth excel beyond their peers. 4-H'ers are about four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12); two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7); two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12); and 4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.

The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world. 4-H’ers stand up for themselves and their communities.

These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers. Learn more about 4-H programs at www.4-h.org or find out how you can get involved.

In Colwich, the Colwich Clovers 4-H Club is doing it's part to make the best better by hosting a homemade noodle soup supper in the winter, participating in the Heritage Festival and local and regional community service events, and improving the leadership and public speaking abilities of it's members. The club meets the 4th Wednesday of each month in the ICM West building. For more information, contact Theresa Seiler at 796-0606. View Calendar


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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

The City Council meeting is scheduled for April, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Administrative Center 310 S. 2nd St. Click on the date to see the agenda for this meeting.

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NEWSLETTER

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