Speedway topic at Kiwanis ClubChuck Axtman introduced Keith Veil to speak about the Jamestown Speedway at the Kiwanis Club’s noon luncheon meeting June 4 at the Lantern Room. Veil has been the operator at the speedway for 15 years.
Chuck Axtman introduced Keith Veil to speak about the Jamestown Speedway at the Kiwanis Club’s noon luncheon meeting June 4 at the Lantern Room.
Veil has been the operator at the speedway for 15 years. He is a machinist by trade. He is also a pilot and an entertainer. He discussed the history of the speedway, starting back in 1950 when it was at the old Stutsman County Fairgrounds. It has a very large economic impact on the city, he said. In 2001 it received the prestigious award of the Wyzota Promotions Association Award and again in 2007.
Veil said the goal is to promote a family environment, and the speedway strives for improvement.
Tim Burchill led the meeting attended by 25 members, Axtman and Burchill led singing and “Happy Dollars” were collected by Clarence Mittleider for Camp Rokiwan. Bill Kennedy, the new director of development at Ave Maria Village, was a guest. Christine Burchill, also a guest, talked to the group about the new walking club, Buffalo City Striders. They walk different trails each week and she asked people to join them.
Don Caine is the program chairman for the June 18 noon luncheon meeting at the Lantern Room and he will be introducing Donene Fiest of Family Voices of North Dakota.