Alta Kiwanis Notes

Friday, December 7, 2018

Guest speaker Jimena Mendoza, Alta-Aurelia H.S., spoke to us about her experiences at HOBY camp last year. HOBY stands for Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Camp. Last June then sophomore Jimena attended camp which was held at Drake University. The camp is meant to train sophomore students how to become better leaders and learn to communicate and interact better with people. Jimena was chosen to attend camp after writing an essay on leadership. two hundred youth from throughout Iowa attended. Youth were divided into groups of 10 and assigned different projects. Jimena’s group cleaned shelter houses in Des Moines area.

Each year camp has a theme. Last year’s theme was “Let it Shine” based on Disney movies. Camp staff ranged in age from 17-21 years. Each group was given an activity. Jimena’s group had to stack cups without hands using a string and some yarn. Jimena described camp as beneficial as she learned leadership skills and how to speak in front of a group.

Kiwanis business: Dec. 14--- Next pop can collection. Friday’s in December: Kiwanis to host Community Coffee at WelCov 9 a.m.

HOBY--- Members read two essays submitted by applicants wanting to attend leadership camp. After reading them a motion was made and seconded to send both applicants to camp.

NE/IA Foundation Grant submitted for playground swing sets.

NO MEETING--- Dec. 25 and Jan 1.