Monday, August 6, 2018
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
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2018 Chamber Lunch Bites Series
Mark the following dates down on your calendar for the annual Lunch Bites Series! Area leaders will give a presentation over a catered lunch.
State of Cowley County*
presented by County Commissioner Alan Groom
Community Center at Baden Square
State of USD 465
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
All presentations are at Noon. Lunch is $10.
*Indicates these luncheons are co-hosted by the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber is seeking outgoing individuals willing to help wait tables during our event. Waiter pairs are assigned a table and come dressed in costume according to the theme. They decorate their assigned table and work for tips that will go towards chamber programs. Prizes are awarded to the waiter pairs that earn the most tips, are voted to have the best costumes, and are voted most entertaining by the guests. Waiters and waitresses must be 21 years of age or older.
Individuals interested in signing themselves and a partner up to wait tables at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner & Auction can do so by calling 221-2420 or emailing Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber has left-over Kansas Sampler Festival and Vike-Connected T-Shirts available for FREE! Stop by and grab one! Limited sizes available.
Dilly Dally in Cowley
For the last several summers Cowley County Tourism Alliance has organized the Cowley County Treasure Hunt which guided visitors and locals to numerous hidden treasures located across the county. This year, CCTA is putting a twist on the old favorite and has launched a new summer tourism promotion; "Dilly Dally in Cowley".
Dilly Dally in Cowley puts the treasure hunters in the driver's seat, quite literally. Throughout the summer months CCTA asks participants to photograph and post their favorite treasures to the Cowley County Tourism Facebook page. The tourism alliance will then narrow down the entries and winners will be determined by Facebook likes. The top gems from the contest will be mapped and shared to the public so everyone can seek out and enjoy a sampling of the Cowley County Treasures.
CCTA has announced three categories and posting dates for Dilly Dally in Cowley. Monuments, Memorials and Markers- May 15 through June 14; Art and Architecture-June 15 through July 14; and Foodie Favorites-July 15 through August 14. Pictures must be taken on public property in Cowley County and easily accessible. CCTA also requests that information on the entry such as location and significance be included with the Facebook post.
Full details and rules are posted on the Cowley County Tourism Facebook page or contact Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce-123 E. 9th Avenue or the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce - 106 S. Summit with questions.
Chamber Activities This Week
Primary Election is Tuesday, August 7th
Cowley County Service Alliance Meeting
Thursday, August 9, 5:30 PM, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.
BEST Summer Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, August 11, 8:00 AM, Participating Winfield businesses
Upcoming Chamber Activities
Winfield Main Street Committee Meeting
Monday, August 13, 11:30 AM, Chamber office
YP Writing Workshop
Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, $20 for YP Members, $25 for Non-Members, 114 E. 8th Ave.,
Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, Noon, Chamber office
Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 PM, Chamber office
Chamber Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
Friday, August 17, 6:00 PM, $30, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.
Community Events Calendar:
Marquee Downtown Lunch Fundraiser
Thursday, August 8, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, $7, Marquee PAC, 1007 Main St.
Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale
Saturday, August 11, 7:00 AM-1:00 PM, Barn #4, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.
Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, August 11, 7:30-11:00 AM, Parking Lot across from Winfield Aquatic Center
Winfield's BEST Summer Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, August 11, 8:00 AM, Downtown Winfield Businesses
Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer, 1702 Main
Eagle Nest Inc, 112 E. 9th
Get Branded Custom Tees, 919 Main
Ginny's Gifts, 820 Main
Graves Drug Winfield, 905 Main
IYarn, 915 Main
Mumford's Kitchen,Bath & Flooring Showroom, 715 Main
Rejuvv' Spa, 800 Main
Snappy Chicks Boutique and Snaps, 1019 Main
News from Chamber Members
Please help us promote your business by sending us information to include in this section! Email information to email@example.com 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.
DUE to RELOCATION
Winfield First Presbyterian Has a Full Time Opening:
Christian Education Discipleship Development Coordinator
Seeking a dynamic individual with a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ. Candidate must have a joyful and outgoing personality and be
an excellent People Person with top notch communication talents! A self starter, motivator and a volunteer coordinator who exhibits proven capability to work cooperatively with all ages of God's family to coordinate learning, youth programs and large events.
This growing Faith Family has vital education, outreach,
and fellowship opportunities that impact lives and make
a difference in Cowley County and the world.
Send your resume to Head of Staff/Personnel Team,
1101 Millington, Winfield 67156.
Pay is commensurate with experience.
Seeking a qualified candidate with both education and experience.
Do you (or someone you know) want a "seat at the table" in leading the way for nonprofit success in Cowley County?
We need your help identifying individuals excited about working to strengthen our community! It might be someone you know. Or, it could be YOU.
Legacy Foundation has just been awarded four VISTA AmeriCorps positions. These are 12-month assignments. The selected AmeriCorps members will work with Legacy Foundation to grow grant writing, capacity building, and volunteerism in nonprofit organizations throughout Cowley County. Benefits include health insurance, student loan forgiveness/education award (even transferable to grandchildren), and a living allowance. Of course there is the added benefit of serving and making a difference in our community, as well as the fun of working with us at Legacy Foundation!
Not sure what AmeriCorps is? Take a look at this video!
Anyone can serve. You just need to be at least 18 years of age. Maybe you're taking a "gap" year or just finished college. It might be that you've recently retired and, though you're ready to slow down, the rocker isn't calling to you just yet. Perhaps you're part of a family where you're fortunate to have your needs met, so you want to use your time and energy to make a difference with your neighbors right here at home in Cowley County.
Whatever your circumstances or reasons, if this opportunity sounds interesting, please contact Yazmin at 620-221-7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or forward this email to a friend now. Our timeline for placement is short.
Power of the Purse
The Power of the Purse Fund is soliciting grant requests at this time. Your request must be received in the Legacy Regional Community Foundation office located at 1216 Main Street, Winfield (KS) by Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to qualify. As updates have been made to the form, only requests using the 2018 Grant Application form will be considered.
Power of the Purse (POP) is a women's giving circle that pools donations to make grants to worthy projects. Qualified nonprofit organizations and service clubs are invited to apply. Grants to be considered will be one-time projects or special initiatives. Operating funds or overhead requests will not be considered.
The 2018 POP goal is to fund projects that are innovative and have an immediate impact on the women and children in the Cowley County area.
Power of the Purse aims to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the community by:
- Encouraging community within the circle and with those they serve
- Educating and increasing awareness of local need
- Building a network to catalyze positive change
Applicant organizations include 501c3 organizations, quasi-governmental entities, and service clubs willing to team up with a qualified organization. Organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology will not be considered.
HELP COMMUNITY KIDS GET READY FOR SCHOOL
BRING YOUR SUPPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
- EAGLE NEST INC
- MILLINGTON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
- CITIZENS STATE BANK
- Grace UMC and First UMC
Dry erase markers black
Dry erase markers color
Loose leaf paper WIDE
Spiral notebooks WIDE
Colored pencils 24 count
ALL PAPER NEEDS TO BE WIDE AND ALL SCISSORS POINTED, BLUNT SCISSORS AND COLLEGE RULE PAPER ARE NOT ON ANY LIST
Make checks marked "school supplies" payable to:
IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH SUPPIES CALL 229-8282 FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Leadership Southwestern Seeking Freshman Work Day Applications
Leadership Southwestern is searching for community service projects for the 27th annual Freshman Work Day, to be held Sunday, Aug. 12. The team will be using Cherry St. Park as its central location and is looking for projects in that area.
Freshman Work Day is the final day of Southwestern orientation for the incoming freshman class. All freshman head out into the Winfield community to work on homes and nonprofit buildings that need repair, painting, cleaning, or yardwork. Freshman Work Day was started by the Leadership program in 1992 with the goal of establishing positive relationships between Southwestern College and the community. Since then, all incoming freshman have spent their first day as Moundbuilders doing service for the community.
"The service work on Freshman Work Day helps new Southwestern College freshmen connect to the Winfield community as well as framing part of the school mission for students to be responsible citizens and engage in leadership through service," says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.
To apply or to request services for someone else, call (620) 229-6367 and leave your name and phone number. Applications can be found online at
Gottlob Coupon Program
Join our 2018 Coupon Program for $25 and receive great deals and save big each month through the entire year! You'll also receive a free pot and a set of gardening gloves (pictured above)! Get started this season! Stop by our Nursery & Garden Center today and start saving.
Lynn Street Bungalow
Lynn Street Bungalow is the perfect place for family and friends to stay when they visit Winfield. It also works great for work related stays with Wi Fi, copier and a workspace available.
Charming two bedroom, two bath bungalow built in 1925. All original wood floors. Existing bath completely remodeled with a deep antique bathtub with shower. New bathroom with a walk-in shower en suite to master bedroom which is the "Bluegrass Room". The "Sunflower Wheat Room" is slightly larger with new king beds in both bedrooms. Fully stocked kitchen with basic cooking supplies provided. Security system with keyless entry. TV with DVD in living room and smart TV's in both bedrooms. Washer and drier available in the basement. You can relax on the front porch with you morning cup of coffee. Enjoy the lighted patio with firepit to toast your marshmellows for your smores or just staying warm.
Upon arrival enjoy homemade muffins and breads as well as coffee and tea provided by College Hill Coffee located only two blocks away. The Lynn Street Bungalow is located on a quiet street within walking distance to Southwestern College, Baden Square, the Winfield Public Library, William Newton Memorial Hospital, Physicians Pavilion and Winfield Fitness center. Wi-Fi with 2g and 5g access.
Need extra housing? Whole apartment available for nightly, weekly, or longer stays next to Southwestern College, College Hill Coffee, and Grace Methodist Church.
New signups to Airbnb can use this URL for $40 credit: