Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Members

Susan Cherry sponsored new members Cherie and Mike Burrow.

Kiwanis Halloween Party

Winning costumes from left: Dave and Marty Crider,
 Cindy Kohne, Jean and Dave Willis, and Evie Chapman.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Meet Your Kiwanians



Digby and Barb Terry introduced themselves to their fellow Kiwanians on Tuesday evening during the Meet Your Kiwanian program.  Both Digby and Barb grew up in Logansport, Indiana and started dating their sophomore year in high school. 
 After high school Digby began architectural studies in Indianapolis while Barb worked in a bakery in Logansport.  Digby’s studies were interrupted by a tour of duty with the Army.  While Digby was in the Army they were married and began their family.  Digby finished his education after the Army and began a career in education architecture.  Projects he worked on included the St. Michael’s school and Riley Children’s Hospital.   
Barb and Digby will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in December.  They have three sons, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cops-4-Kids



Sally Turner, assistant to the Greenfield Chief of Police, spoke to Kiwanis about the Cops-4-Kids program.  The program provides clothing, toys and other items to local children in need.  Children from ages 2 to 18 will be picked up by a policeman on December 8, taken to breakfast at McDonalds and then to Wal-Mart to shop for clothing and toys. 
The program needs money and volunteers to assist the police.  Donations should be mailed before December 1 to Greenfield Police Department, 116 South State Street, Greenfield, Indiana.  If you are interested in volunteering or want more information call GPD at 477-4410.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

United Way and Youth As Resources

 
Paula Jarrett of United Way and Jeannie Roberts of Youth as Resources updated the Greenfield Kiwanis club membership on their programs in Hancock County.   United Way with Kiwanis’ participation helped place over 40,000 school supplies in all the schools in Hancock County through “Back Pack Attack”.  This summer United Way, Gleaners Food Bank, Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield Parks Department and Kiwanis helped provide meals to youth at the Riley Park each weekday.
Paula Jarrett told Kiwanis that their mission at United Way is education, basic needs, income stability, and health.  This is accomplished through community contributions which help fund numerous agencies including Mental Health America, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels, and Hancock County Senior Services.
Youth As Resources (YAR) utilizes the creative minds of our community’s youth to improve our local counties. YAR gives youth a voice and creates a better community for all through volunteering.  They do this by challenging youth to channel their creative energy and skills into projects that will help the community, awarding grants to youth volunteer groups, and providing youth a voice in the programs as board members to YAR.  Jeannie Roberts said grants are made to groups of at least three students in grades K through 12 for as much as $1000. 
Jarrett also talked about the Read Up program that started 7 years ago with Indianapolis Public Schools and was introduced in Greenfield 5 years ago. Selected children in third grade are matched with trained tutors in a weekly thirty minute session.  Comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation are emphasized.   Currently 109 tutors and 14 substitutes are tutoring students in the schools.  
To learn more about these programs contact the United Way at hancock@uwci.org or 317.467.2346.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Scott Kleine receives award



 
Scott Kleine, Past President  of Greenfield Kiwanis received the Todd Kaminski.Community Service and Educational Service Award.
 
In 2002 the Greenfield Central School Foundation (aka Set a Good Example Foundation) created two awards to recognize adults who set a good example and display positive role model leadership in education and in the community. The education award was named after the Set A Good Example Foundation (SAGE) founding father and former principal at Greenfield-Central High School, Robert Albano. The community award was named after Dr. Todd Kaminski, a Greenfield dentist, who also helped found SAGE and served on the SAGE and GCSF Board of Directors for 25 years.

Riley Festival

 
Riley Festival Board member Tom Billings introduced Board member Becky Gaines, dressed as Queen of Autumn, to speak to Kiwanis members.  A spirited Gaines spoke instead of her husband, the King of Autumn, to the club about the coming Festival events.

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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.