Arthaud presents on JRCC at KiwanisTim Burchill introduced Kevin Arthaud, chief of security at James River Correctional Center, to speak about the Special Olympics at the April 27 noon luncheon Kiwanis Club meeting at the Lantern Room.
Tim Burchill introduced Kevin Arthaud, chief of security at James River Correctional Center, to speak about the Special Olympics at the April 27 noon luncheon Kiwanis Club meeting at the Lantern Room.
Arthaud completed his education in criminal justice in Minot, N.D., and was a correctional officer in Bismarck. He came to Jamestown as a case manager for two years and has been in his present job for eight years. Arthaud became involved in Special Olympics in 1980.
He said the more than 1 million Special Olympics athletes worldwide live in 160 countries. North Dakota has more than 1,400 Special Olympic athletes throughout the state. Opportunities are offered year round including training and competition in 15 sports.
The staff at JRCC got involved in the Torch Run as a part of its training and to keep in shape. Prison staff from Bismarck bring the torch to Crystal Springs, N.D., and JRCC continues from there. Valley City officers continue until the torch reaches Fargo for the kick-off of the Summer Olympics. Law Enforcement Torch Run events were also held in Minot, Wahpeton, Williston, Grand Forks and Stanley. Last year, the group raised $66,000.
Galen Rasmussen presided at the meeting, Don and Sharon Caine led group singing and Sandy Franke collected Happy Dollars for the Kiwanis “Skip-A-Meal” project that goes to Kiwanis International Children’s Fund projects.
DeLette Winkelman will introduce Jamestown High School student Katie Morehouse, who will speak as “Dr. Helena Knauf Wink” at the Kiwanis noon luncheon meeting on Monday. Katie will compete in the National History Day finals June 14-18 in Washington.