By Glenn Jones

Breakfast Fundraiser

Dear Air Capital Flyers and Families,

We have been looking for different fundraisers for the AC Flyers program.   

We are excited to announce that beginning January 2018, we will begin a new monthly fundraiser serving breakfast the first Saturday of the month at the Oaklawn Community Center.   Our immediate need is for anyone who would like to serve on the breakfast committee. This committee will coordinate volunteers, spread the word, and work on donations.  Linda Hingst is going to be our breakfast coordinator.  You may contact Linda at 316-796-9976 or lrhingst@gmail.comif you would like to serve on the breakfast committee.

Each Flyer or family will be expected to volunteer one Saturday every six months.  It will take approximately 6 adult volunteers and 4 Flyers per Saturday to cook, cashier, set up, serve and clean up.   

Once our committee has been established, we will be notifying everyone who to contact as to what date you would like to sign up to help.   

We are hoping that all Flyers will spread the word to their friends and family of this new fundraiser and invite them to come enjoy our breakfast.

GroupNote

Everyone:

GroupNote Messenger App is replacing the GroupMe app we have been utilizing to communicate practice or game cancellations. As this technology better suits our teams last minute communication needs.  GroupNote app is one-way communication and does not share contact information. 

This application, however, does require you to create an account, utilizing an existing email address and provide a password.  When I issue the original GroupNote message for a sport, you will receive a link that you can click to download the app, or it will take you directly to the app.

Once the app has been installed on your device, open the app, then click the + sign at the top right corner.  You will be give 3 options, click on the join me option and you will be promoted to enter the 4-digit code provided in the original message.

When establishing your account, be sure to allow for notifications to be sent to your phone.  Otherwise, you will be required to check the conversation inside the app on practice days. It’s your responsibility to provide the team with a valid cell number to reach you via GroupNote. It’s also your responsibility to check for GroupNote, Facebook notification or the ACFlyersKS Weather Update script for cancellation notifications.

No GroupNote message, No Facebook post and/or web site weather band notes we have practice all means practice is being held.  If weather is questionable, it is your responsibility to check these three communication formats up to 5:00 p.m. the day of practice.

To begin with GroupNote, just follow the prompts of these 3 basic steps.

  1. Download the iPhone or Android app
  2. Create Your Groupnote’s account
  3. Select the Join A Group option and insert the access code provided.

KMUW Voluneteer Story

Abigail Beckman’s volunteer story involving the Air Capital Flyers coaches will air December 20th on KMUW, 89.1. It will air several times throughout the day:  5:44 a.m., 7:44 a.m., 9:44 a.m. and again at 4:50 p.m. KMUW will also have a web post published that will have the audio and a text version of the story at www.kmuw.org .    

Dillon’s Community Rewards

Dillon’s Community Rewards –

The Air Capital Flyers Special Olympics team has been approved for the Dillon’s Community Rewards program. Fund-raising for the Air Capital Flyers could not be easier, Sign up to reward your points to the team by going on line at www.dillons.com and then simply swipe your Plus Shopper’s Card while shopping at your local Dillon’s.
How The Flyers Organization Earns:
• Simply encourage your members to register their Shopper Card online at https://www.dillons.com, using your organization name and/or NPO number. (37839)
• Purchase accumulations begin on February 1, 2015. After this date, individual purchases will begin counting towards your organization within 7-10 business days of registering the individual Shopper Card on-line.
• Every time a member shops for groceries and swipes their card, your organization automatically starts earning a rebate.

What Your Organization Earns
Dillons will pay up to $500,000 per cycle to participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Dillons Community Rewards organizations.

Step by step instructions for those that might need them…

Go to www.dillons.com

Click on Community, then Community Rewards

Sign In or create your account if you have not.

Click Enroll Now

Under the Enter Your Organization number or or at least 3 letter of your organization name, enter 37839

Click the circle next to: Air Capital Flyers – Special Olympics Ks 37839

Click Enroll

The screen will pop up to your Account information, scroll down to the Community Rewards sections. The Air Capital Flyers – Special Olympics KS label should appear.

Thank you everyone that suggested we contact the Dillon’s Community Rewards, and all of you who sign up at Dillons.com with the Air Capital Flyers.