Golden K

July 20, 2020


Dear Alexandria Golden K Members:


The Golden K’s continues to meet via Zoom twice a month with Gary Zavadil providing us with interesting programs in the month of July.  Shirley Syverson has scheduled another interclub meeting on July 28th via Zoom with Willmar.  This will satisfy the number of interclub meetings that we need for this fiscal year.  Thank you Shirley for helping us meet our goal for the year.


There has been interest in meeting in person if we can do so safely.  We asked Mayor Sara Carlson during her Zoom presentation at our last meeting about using one of the city parks and that could have been arranged by calling city hall.  In addition, I had contacted a couple of locations and the United Methodist Church offers the best possible solutions where we could meet outside or inside if the weather is not favorable.  For an initial meeting, I have set up a meeting for July 30th at 9:30 outside at the United Methodist Church, 2210 6th Avenue East.  You can enter the church parking lot from 6th Avenue or Rosewood Lane.  We will hopefully be meeting outside as that is the response that was most preferred by Board members that responded to my inquiry.  Masks will be required. 


Meeting in person will give all of our members an opportunity to express their opinions on future meetings.  The Alexandria Senior Center has reached out to our Club to see if we plan on meeting at their facility when they open up on October 1st.  This will be on the agenda for the August 13th Board meeting.


Below is a list of the meetings for the next month but could be changed depending on what our members decide:

  • July 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. - Meeting for all members at United Methodist Church

  • August 6, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. – Meeting for all members via Zoom

  • August 13, 2020 at 9:00a.m. – Meeting for Board of Directors via Zoom

  • August 20, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. - Meeting for all members via Zoom

  • August 27, 2020  ? 


We are taking a slow approach in resuming are in person meetings as we are not sure what the future holds for us in this area and we want everyone to be safe.  Hopefully we will be able to have regular in person meetings in the not so far future.




Ray Kallstrom, President

Alexandria Golden K’s

























Aktion Club

Dear Aktion Club Members & Friends,

There will be no Aktion Club monthly meeting on July 8th due to the ongoing issues caused by the COVID-19 virus.  We thought about doing the meeting online via the Zoom system, but found that many members indicated they would not be able to join such a meeting at this time.   We'll have to see what happens for August.  Thanks so much for your understanding during these uncertain times and stay safe.


Mike Syverson

Club Advisor




Key Club

The Alexandria Area High School Key Club has 17 members and their club advisor is Mary Kriese.  Their main project for this year is the upcoming ball, the annual "Night To Shine" event, which is for people with special needs or disabilities.  It is being held on February 7, 2020 at the New Life Christian Church in Alexandria.  Volunteers are needed, including Golden K Kiwanis members.  At their meeting they showed a nice video about the Night To Shine event.  They are making corsages, etc. for each of the participants. The Tim Tebow Foundation is associated with this event.  Jim Johnsen asked the Key Club president if the club would provide a speaker for one of our Thursday April 2020 meetings.  They said they would be happy to do that.  We would like them to conduct their regular meeting during our meeting.