Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Greenfield-Central School Foundation

Ginny Brown of the Greenfield-Central School Foundation spoke to Kiwanis about the Foundation and it's programs.   The Foundation was started in 1988 as the Set A Good Example Foundation.  It became Greenfield-Central School Foundation in 2012.   The Foundation became GCSF after recognizing both the need and the opportunity to provide stronger financial support to the school corporation as a whole.

The programs include Enrichment Grants which fund programs like "Girls on the Run", an intermediate school program that helps to empower young women. 

Other programs include

Some of the grants funds programs such as:
  • Archeology Club
  • Vex Robotics
  • Purchasing books for a classroom library
  • Project Arrow, where High School mentors help Junior High students.  Participation in this program increase the likelihood of  participants graduating by 70 percent.
  • STEM nights
  • Literacy Nights
  • Kindergarten 101 for students who did not attend pre-school before Kindergarten.
The major fund-raising event is the Red Letter Gala.   For more information on donating or about the Foundation or it's programs see

Kiwanis Family Love activity

This event is for all members and their guests/parents of Kiwanis, Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids, and Golden K. 
Kiwanis Murder Mystery at Conner Prairie, Saturday, January 25. RSVP:INCKI.ORG/KFL2020
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Mason Miller, Yo You Club

Mason Miller with his Kiwanan grandmother Sandy Miller.

Mason Miller, 11 year old student at Maxwell Intermediate School, amazed the Kiwanis club with his Yo Yo skills on Tuesday.  Mason is a member of K-Kids, Student Council and the Hancock County Children's Choir.   He is also the founder of the Yo Yo Club.

Mason became interested in Yo Yo's when he was playing Trivial Pursuit and a question about Yo Yo tricks got hiom interested in the sport.  Mason is self taught on the 17 Yo Yo's he owns.  He watches the tricks and techniques on You Tube and then practices.  His skills amazed the club members as he "walked the dog" and performed "the Eiffel Tower."
The YoYo Club was started in December with 9 members at the first meeting.  Mason had obtained 15 Basic Yo Yo's from the Yo Yo Factory, a manufacturer who wants to promote the sport. The next club meeting will be February 1 at 11:30 am at Hometown Comics,

Bill Reddish

Please keep Carol and the Reddish family in your thoughts and prayers.

William "Bill" Reddish

Click here to read the obituary for Bill Reddish

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tom Graham, Stiory Teller

Julie Dishman, Kiwanis President with Tom Graham
Tom Graham, a former realtor, shared his story telling ability with three stories.  The first was based on the experience of Jay Thomas when he was radio DJ in California and did a remote that involved Clayton Moore, the Lone Ranger.  The second story was of based on the recollections of a friend on the occasion of his visit to a reformatory to deliver Christmas food.  The third was a personal story of how his father won a bet on his racoon hunting dog.
Graham is also the author of a fiction book titled, Steal It Sam. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

2019 Christmas Party and Auction

Marty Crider with Auction Gifts

Kiwanians eating

Marcy Hoffman give Kresha a Christmas present

Pat Kohne won the bid on this unique Christmas decoration

Mayor Pat won a dancing Santa

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Santa's House and Elves

Dan Riley, helper and Tom Billings, Head of Santa's House

Kiwanis has been staffing the Santa's House since before 2004 when Tom Billings took over as the chairman of the Santa Clause House on the Court House Square.   Tom named many of the Santa's helpers from Kiwanis including Bob Gullion, Jim Polise and Dan Riley.  Other non-Kiwanians have also helped. 

Dan Riley discussed different aspects of the role of Santa's Helper and related personal stories from the past 10 years he has worked.  He also acknowledged elves who assisted that included Tom Billings and members of his family, Pat Kohne, Steve Emmons, Kathy Brackman, and Marilyn Derrickson. 

Tom shared pictures and letters collected over the past 15 years.  Santa's house will open Saturday, Dec 7 from 6-9 p.m.  It will be open 2-5 pm, Dec 8, 14-15 and 21-22.  It is also 6-8:30 pm Dec 13 and 20.  Photos with Santa are $5 with proceeds going to Riley Hospital for Children.

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Greenfield Kiwanians perform service projects to help people and organizations. We also perform service projects to raise funds to support Riley Children's Hospital and many local charities.