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Monday, September 18, 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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StuCo Regional Conference

USD #465 wants to inform our members about their upcoming High School Regional Student Council Conference on September 20th.  They are expecting 400 students with sponsors who will be at the high school in the morning and will plan to eat lunch around town that day.


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.


Lunch Bites Series

The Winfield Chamber will be hosting our last presentation for the year. Cost to attend the luncheon is $10. It will be held at noon at the  Winfield Chamber office, 123 E. 9th Ave.

October 5 - State of the County
presentation by Chairman Wayne Wilt

To RSVP, email or call 221-2420. If you would like to attend the Lunch Bites presentation but do not plan to eat, please RSVP and let us know so we can be sure to have adequate seating available.

In case you missed the last presentation on the state of higher of education, here is an update on Cowley College from Dr. Dennis Rittle.

Chamber Activities This Week

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, September 18, Noon, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 27, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by Winfield Isle of Lights
Thursday, September 28, 10:00 AM, Chamber office

BEST Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 3:00 PM, Chamber office

Community Events Calendar:  

Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition
September 1-30, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Make-it Monday: Kanzashi Flowers
Monday, September 18, 6:30 PM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Pirates 101
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 PM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Brain Games for Grownups
Thursday, September 21, 10:00 AM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Last Run Car Show
Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, Paris Park, Arkansas City

Crop Hop Fun Run
Saturday, September 23, 7:00 AM, Island Park

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, September 23, 7:30 AM, Parking lot west of Winfield Aquatic Center

WRC Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM, $70/player or $280/team, Quail Ridge Golf Course

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

Cowley County Humane Society Petpalooza
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM, Black Creek Park

4th Annual Pig 'n the Parking Lot
Sunday, September 24, 5:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Millington

Show your school spirit this Friday! Post a picture on Facebook of your business decked out in Viking gear and tag Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce in your post! The business with the most spirit and creativity will win a special prize for the office and get to be the proud home of the traveling Viking helmet trophy (we have a NEW one)!! The winning business will also get their picture posted in the Cowley CourierTraveler!

Pictures must be posted by noon on Friday!


Monday - Sept 18
V G Golf @ Andover (Crestview CC) 9:00am
F/JV Football vs McPherson 5:00/6:30pm
WMS G Tennis Dual @ Prairie Hills 3:30pm
WMS 7th Volleyball Tri @ El Dorado 5:00pm
WMS 8th Volleyball Tri 5:00pm

Tuesday- Sept 19
V G Tennis Inv @ Wichita Collegiate 3:00pm
JV G Golf @ Newton 3:00pm
JV/V Volleyball Tri @ El Dorado 5:00pm
JV/V Soccer vs Mulvane 5:00/6:30pm
WMS G Tennis Inv @ Goddard 9:00am
WMS Cross Country Inv @ Andover 4:00pm

Thursday- Sept 21
V G Golf @ Ark City 1:00pm
JV G Golf @ Eisenhower (Tex Consolver) 3:00pm
JV G Tennis @ Wichita Collegiate 3:00pm
V G Tennis Inv 3:00pm
JV/V Cross Country @ Goddard Lake Afton 4:00pm
JV/V Soccer @ Goddard 5:00/6:30pm
FR Volleyball Quad @ Buhler 5:00pm
WMS G Tennis Dual @ Haysville 3:30pm
WMS Football vs Mulvane 5:00/6:30pm
WMS Volleyball vs Mulvane 5:00/6:00pm

Friday- Sept 22
COWLEY CUP - V Football vs Ark City 7:00pm

Saturday- Sept 23
FR Volleyball Inv @ Goddard 8:00am
JV Volleyball Inv @ Maize South 8:00am
V Volleyball Inv @ Douglass 9:00am

News from Chamber Members

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Walk With WMS Students

On October 4th, WMS students and staff will be meeting at the Dollar General parking lot at 7AM to walk to school together.  We would love for community members to meet us there and help hand out healthy snacks and wristbands to students.  Also, you are invited to walk with us, as we make our way to school!  If you have any questions please email Kait Pressnall at


Soroptimist Selling Terri Lynn Nuts

Soroptimist of Winfield is again taking orders for Terri Lynn chocolate, nuts
And candy items. Prices range from $7 to $15 and will be delivered
By the first of November.  Order from any Soroptimist member
Or call Donna at 620-221-1909.  We will be accepting orders
Until September 29. Delicious and great holiday gifts.  Order now!


2017 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 Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to qualify.  As updates have been made to the form, only requests using the 2017 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 2017 POP goal is to fund projects that 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.
Questions?  Please call Legacy Regional Community Foundation at
620-221-7224 or (toll-free) 855-470-7224


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Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
Ph: 620-221-2420
Fax: 620-221-2958
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