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Monday, October 9, 2017

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
Keeping You Informed!

The Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a local chamber without ties to either the Kansas or the U.S. Chambers of Commerce.  We believe that being independent allows us the best opportunity to serve our members with an unbiased approach to issues that are important to the local communities where we serve. 

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102.5 The River is offering $300 in FREE advertising to new Chamber members!!  (Some restrictions apply)

Anyone that is interested in joining the Winfield Chamber can apply on our website or stop by the office at 123 E. 9th Ave. to pick up a membership packet.


Chamber Activities This Week

Winfield Main Street Revitalization Board Meeting
Monday, October 9, Noon, Winfield Chamber

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Young Professionals of Cowley County to host Arkansas City Chamber Coffee
Thursday, October 12, 10:00 AM, Mid-American Credit Union, Arkansas City

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, October 16, Noon, Chamber office

Candidate Forum
Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 PM, Baden Square Community Center, 700 Gary St.

YP Lunch N' Learn: Women's Health
Thursday, October 19, Noon, $5/Members, $10/Non-members, Physician's Pavilion Basement Assembly Room, 1230 E. 6th Ave.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 17th to

2nd Annual YP Boo & Brew
Saturday, October 21, 5:30-10:30 PM, $25/Members, $45/Non-Members, Aero Plains Brewing, Wichita
Register online at by October 13th

Community Events Calendar:    

In Toon Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
September 23-November 5, Saturdays 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sundays 1-6:00 PM, $10/person, 16401 112th Rd., Burden

The Farm at Quail Valley Pumpkin Patch
Saturdays & Sundays, October 7-29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, $8/person, Children 2 & under free, Farm at Quail Valley, 9315 194th Dr.

Fish Fry @ Grace UMC
Monday, October 9, 5:00 PM, $7/Adults, $3/Children 10 & Under, Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St.

Marquee Downtown Lunch Fundraiser
Thursday, October 12, 11:00 AM, $7, Marquee PAC, 1007 Main St.

WHS Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 13, 1:00 PM, Main St. from 15th to 10th

Second Saturday Sensory Free Play
Saturday, October 14, 10:30 AM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Gottlob "Fall into Christmas" Class
Saturday, October 14, 11:00 AM, $10, Gottlob Lawn & Landscape, 5001 E. 9th Ave.

Second Saturday Game Day
Saturday, October 14, 2:30 PM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Tisdale UMC Lord's Acre Sale
Saturday, October 14, 4:00 PM, Tisdale United Methodist Church, 17507 US HWY 160

William Newton Healthcare Foundation Gala
Saturday, October 14, 6:00 PM, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr. (Invitation Only)


Show us your Viking pride during Homecoming week, October 9-13th! Whether it's painting your window, donating supplies, dressing in Viking gear, or fundraising for the school, we want to see how you support the Winfield Vikings!

Send an email to or post to the  Chamber's Facebook page anytime this week before Noon on Friday with an explanation of what your business is doing for Homecoming week. Your business could be the new home of the Vike-Connected Spirit Award traveling trophy!

**To give you some ideas of things you could donate, we asked USD 465 Superintendent J.K. Campbell for some suggestions of things they could use:

-Dry Erase Markers
-3-ring binders (the type that have a zipper)
-mechanical pencils
- Dry erase markers
-Individual white boards for students
-Expo markers and erasers
-Healthy snacks
-Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, games for playground use
*Would love something that all students could use to show their Viking spirit-short of a t-shirt, I wasn't sure, but willing to dream........

 (these are more for office and staff use)
*packing tape
*Gorilla brand tape
*Index Cards
*Scotch tape
*Large sized paper clips
*Poster Board
*Construction paper
*Napkins, paper plates and bowls, plastic silverware


Monday - Oct 9
F/JV Football @ Maize South 4:00/5:30pm
V G 4A Regional Golf @ Clay Center CC

Tuesday- Oct 10
JV/V Volleyball Tri @ El Dorado 5:00pm
JV/V Soccer @ Circle 5:00/6:30pm
WMS Cross Country Pioneer League Meet (Winfield Veterans Home) 3:30pm

Thursday- Oct 12
JV/V Cross Country @ AVCTL Meet (Hutchinson) 4:30pm
FR Volleyball Quad @ Mulvane 5:00pm
JV/V Soccer vs Campus 5:00/6:30pm
WMS Football @ Clearwater 5:00/6:30pm
WMS Volleyball @ Clearwater 5:00/6:00pm

Friday- Oct 13
V Football vs Wellington (Homecoming) 7:00pm
4A State Girls Tennis @ Pratt

Saturday- Oct 14
4A State Girls Tennis @ Pratt

News from Chamber Members

Please help us promote your business by sending us information to include in this section! Email information to and we will add it to this email blast. Information will need to be received each FRIDAY BY NOON in order to be included in the following week's news.  Pictures and/or flyers must be in a .jpeg format please.



On Tuesday, October 10th @ 6:30pm, Alderbrook Village will welcome Rachael Carrell, RNBC, to our community for a Dementia Education presentation.  Rachael brings with her over 35 years experience in working with geriatric psychiatric patients in Wichita, KS.  Some of the topics the presentation will cover are demographics, various types of dementia and the behaviors that can be associated with each, and different types of research that are currently in process.

Our event is open to the public so please feel free to share this email.  We will also be offering light refreshments during the presentation.  If you are able to attend, please contact Cindy Kegley at 316-833-7015.

Flier says until 7:00 but it will most likely last until about 7:30.  We will open the floor for Q&A after the presentation is over.


11th annual Central Kansas Yarn Hop
Tuesday October 17- Sunday Oct. 22 2017

First 200 to purchase a passport will receive a free bag!
Passports can be purchased at any of the participating yarn shops for $5 pre hop and $6 after the hop begins.  With a passport, you can get stamped at each shop, enter individual shop prizes and if you visit all 6 shops, you will be entered to win the Grand Prize Basket full of all kinds of yarnie goodness, valued at $800 or more!  

Visit for all the details!
Shops on the 2017 yarn Hop:
Alpacas of wildcat Hollow, Eskridge
The Creation Station, Newton
iYarn, Winfield
The Shivering Sheep, Abiline
Yak n Yarn , Topeka
Yarns Sold and Told, Salina



IRS Changes 1023-EZ Form

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has implemented some changes to Form 1023-EZ, which is a streamlined application in order to be recognized as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization (EO). They believe that these changes will increase the processing times for the form. According to IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY (fiscal year) 2018 Work Plan:

"Fiscal Year 2018 Rulings & Agreements EO expects to receive an increased number of determination applications in FY 2018. In early 2018, EO will implement revisions to the Form 1023-EZ, including a required activity description and additional questions on gross receipts, asset thresholds, and foundation classification. As a result of these changes, EO expects the average processing time for a Form 1023-EZ to increase. EO will continue pre-determination reviews of a statistical sample of Form 1023-EZ applications and will continue to analyze the data from these applications to mitigate risks and identify opportunities to improve this form and its instructions. EO will also implement enhancements to the Form 8976 submission platform to reduce the number of rejections due to non-payment of the required user fee."


RSVP by October 16th



Besides asking for your blessings and prayers, as usual we are needing help with traffic control, donations of foods for lunch and help with getting the message out that our county's needs are even greater this year. 
The Angels in the Attic will be distributing the toys as needed around Cowley County.  Remember all gifts collected in Cowley stay in Cowley.  The surrounding counties have their own events which helps folks from those counties. 
The event buttons will be arriving in a few days and will be a $2 donation.  We will be giving away two grand prizes this year.  To win one needs to get a $5 lunch arm band, enjoy a full meal lunch and keep the arm band on until the numbers are called.  Lunch will include home made Sloppy Joes, chips, veggie snacks and pie or cake, all to be washed down by iced tea or coffee.  Our prizes are first winner choice of a wooden rocking motorcycle or a heavy duty motorcycle lift to make repairs or cleaning a breeze.  The second draw will receive what the first winner does not choose. 
There will be the usual contests and hundreds of prizes.  We will again have children's games designed by and ran by children.  Every child will be a winner and the tickers will only be 25 cents each.
I don't know about you but it all sounds like a lot of fun.  If you would like to sell buttons and/or deliver flyers, donate food, help with traffic or lineup of just what ever you can that would be great, just let me know so we don't duplicate resources.   Foods needed are carrots, celery, pies, cakes, individual packs of chips, or hamburger buns.  I would like to know as soon as possible about food donations so I know how to buy.  Everything that is donated will mean that much more money to get toys. 
Thanks and God bless you all. Rose and toy run committee. 



Marquee PAC hosting 4-H during Art Walk

Oct. 1-8, 2017 is the celebration of National 4-H Week.  The Sunrise 4-H Club will be providing the October Art Walk Showing at the Marquee Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-7:00.  Members will have a sample of the 26 different project areas in the 4-H program.  Please join us and enjoy the many homemade refreshments served at the showing.
Also on display will be this year's Sunrise Club National 4-H Week posters. 4-H posters produced at the national level were a traditional part of 4-H going back to the 1920's. The very first item ever offered by the National 4-H Supply Service in 1924 (before it even became a Supply Service the following year) was a 4-H poster. Graphic 4-H posters were distributed during the war years in the 1940's to support National 4-H Mobilization Week. Then in the late 1940's, annual 4-H posters were produced in time for National 4-H Week each year, a practice which lasted for decades.
Since its beginning over 100 years ago (1902), about 60 million Americans from all walks of life have been involved in 4-H. In addition, 80 countries around the world have youth programs similar to 4-H. The 4-H Youth Development Program thrives because of a unique partnership with the public and private sectors who contribute at the local, state, and national level. Not only does this partnership include financial support, but many business people volunteer their time and talents for the boys and girls who are enrolled in 4-H. Support at the local level is received through the help of many businesses, financial institutions, civic organizations, and service groups.
To join a county 4-H club, see enrollment information at or call the local county extension office, 620-221-5450.







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Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
Ph: 620-221-2420
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