Youth Priority One’s Budget pertains to needs of children from birth to 5 years of age.
(1) Parenting Newsletters: Our Jefferson Kiwanis Club shares the cost, monthly folding, taping & labeling of the “Parenting the First Years” & “Parenting the Second and Third Years” for parents that had infants born in the Watertown Regional Medical Center. Other Kiwanis clubs work with other hospitals in the area. These Newsletters are written by youth professionals with the cooperation by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System doing business as the division of Cooperative Extension of the University of Wisconsin Extension. A typical mailing would consist of around 15 Kiwanis volunteer hours folding and taping, after a dinner meeting, and later applying the mailing labels at the Women’s Health Center at Watertown along with an Obstetrics Nurse from the WRMC.
Presently it consists of a monthly newsletter, of letter size, and varies in number of pages of information to the parent telling them, a month in advance, of what is normally expected at that child’s age. An example of some of the articles covered, are information on health issues, toys, discipline, games, baby emotions, safety and eating habits.
(2) Food Pantry: On occasion, when needed, we have donated baby diapers to the Jefferson Food Pantry.
(3) Rock River Free Health Clinic: A yearly donation of money to purchase youth medicine.
(4) JCLC: A yearly donation of money to help support the JCLC “Rooted in Reading Program”
(5) Head Start: A yearly donation of money to help cover expenses of the Jefferson County Head Start Program.
(6) Santa’s House: A yearly budgeted item to support the maintenance of Santa’s House and lighting, when and if needed.
The yearly budget, for “YOUTH PRIORITY ONE” projects are usually around $3,500 dollars.
Chicken and Duck Dinner
County Fair Planning
Electronic Media Relations
House and Meeting Committee
Membership Growth and Education
Take A Kid Fishing