PSE and the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers Club have partnered to put on this event in order to give back to the Cedar Valley, specifically to the kids. All monies raised will continue the work of the Slykhuis Family by directly impacting the youth of the Cedar Valley whether it be through sports camps, motivational speakers, scholarships, or any other way that we can step in and help.
PSE: Epsilon Theta
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a professional business fraternity specializing in the advancement of the sales, marketing, and management professions. We are a not – for – profit, co-ed organization with over eighty active chapters and roughly 50,000 members nationwide including alumni. With an exposure to a professional environment, our members are able to further understand business relationships found in a corporate – driven society and are extremely prepared to contribute to the success of an organization.
We partner with the other organizations, local businesses and charities, to put on projects and events throughout the community. These projects allow our members the opportunity to gain real world experiences while also giving back to the community. Our members also compete and participate in different Sales Competitions, and as a chapter we compete against other chapters at the PSE Regional and National Conventions. We are the only student organization on UNI’s campus that is a member of the Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce and Cedar Valley Networking.
The Rough Risers Kiwanis Club of Cedar Falls was chartered in 1980 with Jerry Slykhuis as a co-founder. From its beginning, this club has been more interested in being actively involved in community projects than in just passively handing out funds. When the club selects its projects for the year it looks for projects where lending a helping hand contributes as much as a check would. "We build" used to be the motto of Kiwanis and it has always been the proud mission of the Rough Risers. A hearty "can-do attitude" has been a part of all of our community projects. Our club members have been as handy with hammer-and-nails and a-smile-and-a-handshake as they have with sharing project funds.
Our hands-on manner has not, however, decreased our financial contributions to the youth and community. In our 37 years of existence the club has contributed more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars to the community and its youth. Fundraisers over the years have included; popcorn sales, waffle days, recycled paper collections, and Kettle Corn sales. Recent projects include constructing six shelters at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex and funding three scholarships to community students. Everything follows our mission, “serving the children of the Cedar Valley.”