July 26, 2018 - Helen Miller, President of the West Plains Beekeepers spoke to 15 members and told us how bees, yellow jackets, etc. pollinate flowers and crops. They are responsible for pollinating about 35% of the world's crops and are responsible for increasing the production of about 87 different crops. She also showed us characteristics of different bees and wasps.
July 19, 2018 - Sixteen members heard a presentation by Eric Pettit, the manager of the Cheney Lofts at the former Fisher Building. There are 118 beds in the building; units are studio apartments or either 3 or 4 bedrooms with shared bathrooms and living areas. All furnishings, utilities and Wi-Fi are included in the rent. Where ever possible original building features such as a basketball court and lockers have been retained.
July 12, 2019 - Dr. Charles Mutschler, president of the Save the Station organization updated 16 members and one guest on the progress in buying and developing a new location for the railroad station.
July 5, 2018 - John McCallum, editor of the Cheney Free Press spoke to 11 members about changes at the paper and what they do to validate information before it is published. He shared websites he considers to be worthwhile and also books about the role of newspapers both in the US and foreign countries.
June 28, 2018 - We had an evening meeting and Tom Jenkins, Cheney Fire Chief was our speaker. Eleven members and 6 guests attended. Chief Jenkins talked about the challenges presented by the new West plains developments including the Amazon fulfillment center, additional apartments and a motel. He also talked about steps he is taking to provide better emergency medical service to Cheney.
June 21, 2018 - We did not have a speaker. The 15members who attended discussed upcoming fundraisers and service projects.
June 14, 2018 - Fourteen members attended and met Anna Arnsmeyer, our 2018 scholarship recipient. She will attend Western Washington University and plans to study environmental science.
June 7, 2018 - Robert Roettger, Cheney School District superintendent, was our speaker. He updated us on the progress on the remodels of the various schools and spoke about how school threats are evaluated and concepts they are considering for improved security.
May 31, 2018 - Bridie Rittick, Betz K-Kids advisor attended along with 6 K-Kids. She told 17 club members and one guest about their projects and had the kids talk about what they liked about being in K-Kids.
May 24, 2018 - Twelve members attended and heard a presentation by Terrance Nelson from Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge. They have treatment and recovery programs for various types of addiction and also arrange work options for their clients.
May 17, 2018 - We id not have a speaker; the 15 members who attended discussed upcoming service projects, our evening membership event and upcoming K-Kids activities.
May 10, 2018 - Tami Chapman from the Spokane County Library District was our speaker. She and another district employee surveyed our members to find out what we thought needed improvement in Cheney and what goals we had for the community.
May 3, 2018 - Sixteen members heard a presentation by Cylee Scott from Rescare, a company that provides services to allow elderly to stay in their homes as their capabilities decrease.