The "I Dare You" Leadership award was first offered in 1941 by the late William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis. He challenged young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service. The award is inspired by the book, I Dare You! written by Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.
Of all that can be gained in 4-H work, none is more prestigious that of the Kansas 4-H Key Award. To earn the Key Award, candidates must be 16 years of age and must be enrolled in the leadership project for the past four years.
Pilot international and local Pilot Clubs around the globe recognize the second week in November as International Care & Kindness Week, a week-long public awareness campaign meant to bring awareness to how simple acts can change a day, a life or the world by simply showing someone you care. International Care & Kindness Week encourages people to "Take time to Care and Be Kind."
The Parnassus Club met at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present. The study of the Tone Poem continued with Becky Dudrey giving the program on Richard Strauss' composition 'Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks' Composed in 1895. 'Till Eulenspiegel' chronicles the misadventures and pranks of this German peasant. In this composition, Richard Strauss, uses the horn and the D flat Clarinet to bring to mind the folly of this prankster, Till.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi began its 2014-15 year in September with new plans for community service, and social and cultural activities. Members welcomed back Brenda Black, who has rejoined the chapter after returning to Great Bend from Topeka.
The Progress Club met on Nov. 3, at the home of Pat Halbower, with Jackie Curtis and Maxie Hinkson as co-hostesses. Sixteen members attended.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
SALINA – The 48th annual See 'N' Sell Arts & Crafts Show continues a long-running tradition of kicking off the holiday season with nearly 200 fine arts, crafts, and homemade food vendors, all for a great cause – Kansas Girl Scouts.
The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club's annual Halloween Parade saw more than 1,000 child participants on Oct. 25, member Barb Konrade reported.
The Pilot Club of Great Bend helped guide the Great Bend USD 428 5th graders in their tour of the Body Venture educational experience. Pilot International has a focus on brain health and proper nutrition and being physically active, especially at a young age, leads to better overall health including brain health.
Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi collected and delivered a variety of foods to the Barton County Food Bank in February and March. This month, the chapter will give a $110 donation to Prairie Godmothers.
On April 11, ten Barton County 4-H'ers traveled to Alma to compete in the 2015 State 4H Air Rifle Match.
The April meeting of Parnassus Club met at the home of Darlene Boley. President Coralie Button presided over the business meeting. The club will continue the study of the Tone Poem for the 2015-2016 year. Club members heard presentations by four of the audition winners.
Progress Club met on April 6, at home Karen Becker with Janet Engleman and Pat Klusener as co-hostesses. Seventeen members attended. The program was given by Jan Peters, CEO of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Jan grew up in Colby and graduated from Great Bend High School. She spoke about economic development in Great Bend and efforts which have resulted in new businesses here: Central National Bank, Plains State Bank, Almost Home, Seaport Airlines and others. She also noted the efforts of many past and present Great Bend residents who have made a positive difference in our economic community.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend has changed the meeting day and the site for the month of April. This is to accommodate the speaker, who cannot meet with League on a Tuesday. The meeting has been changed to noon on April 6, at the Classic Inn.
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