Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
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Rainbow House - 08/16/2017
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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Mark Kirchhoff (L), Director of Rainbow House, was introduced by Joe Bradley (R), club member. Mark is also VP of Day Dreams Foundation, which Joe is a founder of. Mark is also involved with Boone County Basic Needs Coalition, Columbia Homeless Outreach Team and others.

Rainbow House began as Soul House in 2007 as a Homeless Youth Shelter, providing for youth with on-site advocates. There is a Child Advocacy Center where forensic investigators can interview children under the age of 14, for prosecution of abuse and neglect. They only have to tell their story once. 13 counties are covered and last year there were over 600 children interviewed.

They also provide a Transitional Living program although...

Tad Johnson - 08/09/2017
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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John C introduced Tad Johnson, Director of City Utilities for Columbia. 

There are some recent changes in Columbia utilities. There are 5 utilities now: storm water, sewer, solid waste, water and light.

Each one charges for service. They are looking at a rate increase together. Customer service added. Previously it was with finance.

Recent changes in billing involves software changes and giving customers more understanding. There will be new changes in the future.

Sewer & storm water services - integrated management plan with state requirements. There are penalties and violations. 2014 integrated plan to meet regulations.

Consultant hired with 3 public meetings so far. What is important...

Maggie Victor, scholarship recipient - 08/09/2017
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