Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kindergarten 101 and New Members


















Newly Inducted Kiwanis Members Jim Tatom, Deb Tatom, Jim Hahn, Georgia Carmichael, Burl Carmichael, and Sharon Feister  




















Karen Kleine, Kiwanis President and Bert Jones, Health and Human Sciences Educator

Bert Jones, , Health and Human Sciences Educator at the Hancock County Purdue Extension spoke to Kiwanis about the Kindergarten 101 program that will be conducted  July 9 through 13.  Kindergarten 101 is a free, week long program where children learn basic skills that will help them succeed in Kindergarten.  In addition they receive games and activities to continue the learning at home.  The program includes two classes that give the parents an opportunity to learn how to best help their children in Kindergarten.  

Twenty nine children are registered in the program that is conducted by a licensed teacher.   The program was designed for students who will be entering Kindergarten in August and preference was given to those children who had not participated in pre-school or structured daycare.  

The program was funded from a literacy grant  from the Hancock County Community Foundation.  The program is being conducted by Purdue Extension in conjunction with Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County, ICAP Head Start, and Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation. 

The club inducted six new members:  Georgia and Burl Carmichael, Sharon Feister, Jim Hahn, and Jim and Deb Tatom.  The June membership drive was very successful with 22 new members in total added.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Club Tours Hospice Unit at HRH

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Jeannie Crowe, Hospice Coordinator with Karen Kleine Club President


















Bennie Eaton; Bobby Keen, President and CEO Hancock Regional Hospital; and Brenda Eaton.


55 Greenfield Kiwanians met at the Hancock Regional Hospital and toured the recently opened Hospice Unit.  The new unit provides comfortable private rooms staffed by trained hospice professionals.  The tours were conducted by Jeannie Crowe, Hospice Coordinator; Kristi Barber, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation; and Allyson Smith, Foundation Program Assistant.  The tours included the family dining area where meals can be prepared and eaten; a family gathering room with television, fireplace, and comfortable seating that resembles a family room; a library, a children’s play area, conference and office areas.  

The Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation has received several major gifts to assist in funding the development of the Hospice Unit.  For information on giving opportunities you can call Kristi Barber at 317.468.4583.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Four Scholarships Awarded
















Elizabeth Carlton, Adam Rominger, Sarah Mueller and Taylor Kennedy


Four Hancock County students each received a $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship based on academics and service activities in school and the community.  High school seniors and college students who graduated from one of the four Hancock County high schools are eligible for the scholarships.  The scholarships honor three Kiwanians, J.B Stephens, Bill Griffing, and  Robert “Brownie” Eagleston. 
The J. B. Stephens Education Scholarhsip was awarded to Elizabeth Carlton, a recent Eastern Hancock High School graduate.  She will attend Anderson University.  While in high school she participated in volleyball, track, swimming and basketball.  She was a member of student council, National Honor Society, and SADD.  She helped with Royal Family Kids camp, Relay for Life, and Destiny Color Guard Unit.
The William Griffing Science Scholarships were awarded to Taylor Kennedy and Adam Rominger.  Taylor is a recent graduate of Greenfield-Central High School and will attend Purdue University this fall. While attending G-C, Taylor organized a fitness program for elementary students; started a bowl-a-thon to support leukemia research; and started a pet food pantry at the Hancock County Food Pantry.
Adam Rominger is a sophomore at Butler University and a graduate of New Palestine High School.  He is majoring in pharmacy at Butler.  Adam is an Eagle Scout.  While in high school he worked on the FUSE fundraiser; was a 4 year varsity swimmer; was an academic all American in swimming; and worked on the Relay for Life.  At Butler he has been on the Dean’s List both semesters of his freshman year He Is a member of the professional fraternity for pharmacy, and helped with a dance marathon to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.
The Robert Eagleston Business scholarship was awarded to Sarah Mueller a sophomore at Purdue University and a graduate of Eastern Hancock High School.  While in high school she was active in FFA and volunteered at the Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen.  At Purdue she completed a study abroad program in China and will be part of the collegiate Farm Bureau program in Washington D.C.  This summer she is working as an intern at Beck Hybrid Seeds.
The Kiwanis scholarship committee is composed of Dorothy Gunn, Nancy Ferdon, Susie Broome, Becky Riley, and Nancy Herndon.  Nancy Herndon chairs the committee and is a high school counselor. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

16 New Members Join Kiwanis













From left to right: Gerry Smith;  Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Steve Brack; Nancy Collin;, Digby Terry; David Crider; Barbara Terry; Martie Crider; Julie Dishman; Bennie Eaton; Brenda Easton; Reed Tarwater; Jan Tarwater; Karen Kleine, Kiwanis President; Sue True; Bob True; Yvonne Polise; Jim Polise; and Fred Feister.
Kiwanis Rose Division Lt. Governor Steve Brack inducted sixteen new members into the Greenfield Kiwanis club on Tuesday, June 5.  The new members joined the club as it celebrates it’s 90th year in Greenfield.  The club was established on September 21, 1922. 
Lt. Gov. Brack read the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis to the members.  They were adopted by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 International Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged.
  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Dennis Chapman, Kiwanis Membership Chair, explained the local club history.  Highlights of the local club include:
·         Being the lead Kiwanis Club in raising money for the Kiwanis wing of Riley Children’s Hospital
·         Establishing Riley Park
       ·         Helping develop Nameless Creek Youth Camp
        ·         Awarding 3 scholarship awards to students every year since 1928
·         Sponsoring students’ participation to Boys and Girls State.
Upcoming activities for the membership include concession sales at Entertainment at the Plaza, visiting the Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice Unit, and parking cars at the Air Show.  The members will meet  the  scholarship winners next week.

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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.