Skaar speaks at Kiwanis meetingMaj. Harold Baugh introduced Brian Skaar, who spoke about the Salvation Army’s extension services, at the Feb. 1 noon Kiwanis meeting in the Lantern Room.
Maj. Harold Baugh introduced Brian Skaar, who spoke about the Salvation Army’s extension services, at the Feb. 1 noon Kiwanis meeting in the Lantern Room.
Skaar, a pastor for 25 years, has been a volunteer in the Salvation Army since 1989 and has worked as a service extension representative full time the past 10 years. The Salvation Army has only six churches in North Dakota, but works in every county to meet human need without discrimination. Skaar said that just in his department two full-time staff and more than 100 volunteers helped raise and disperse three-fourths of a million dollars of funds in Galveston, Texas, Valley City and Wahpeton, N.D. He said it is a privilege to work with committed people who are willing to help others even if they never get credit for it. Their work is an act of faith.
The Salvation Army extension service is starting to gear up for this year, but hopes it isn’t as bad as last year. The Salvation Army has an eight-hour training session on safe food handling in times of disaster. People rotate in two-week shifts so they don’t become overwhelmed by the intense work.
President Galen Rasmussen called the meeting to order, Tim Burchill and Kenrad Pederson led the singing, and Sandy Franke collected “Happy Dollars” for the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center in Fargo. Interclub guests were Willis Wagar, Vern Hedland, Terry Corwin and Susan Jorissen from the Kiwanis Club in Valley City.
Micheal Grounds, Claudia Holm, Pam Wirth, Jerry Ronholm, Claudia Jacobson, DeLette and Norman Winkelman delivered Meals on Wheels Feb. 2.
The Kiwanis Board of Directors and committee chairs will meet at noon Thursday, at the Buffalo City Grille.
Because of the Presidents’ Day holiday, there will be a Kiwanis roundtable meeting at the Depot at noon Feb. 15. There will be no regular meeting this week only.