Club Meeting at PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Womens Resource Center

De'Von Kissick-Kelly, Executive Director of the Women's Resource Center told Kiwanis about the Center, it's clients, and services Tuesday.  The Center is a funded project of the Women's Fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation. The Women's Center provides mentoring and connections to programs and services that help women and their families achieve self-sufficiency.To get more information or assistance call 317.695.1502 or e-mail devonkk@hcwrc.org.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Meals on Wheels


Kathleen Vahle, Executive Director of Hancock County Meals on Wheels told Kiwanis about the daily delivery of meals to homebound seniors, disabled, and those recovering from illness or injury.  Kiwanis has provided volunteers to deliver meals since the program began in Hancock County in 2001. 
 Meals on Wheels deliver a hot meal and a cold meal that is adjusted to a prescription from the client’s doctors.    Emergency meals are also provided that has shelf stable food that can be used if a delivery cannot be accomplished because of weather.  
Hancock County Meals on Wheels delivered 19,000 meals during 9,500 deliveries using 135 volunteers last year.  In addition to delivering the meals the volunteers provide a daily human connection to check on the client’s welfare.  The cost of the daily service is $7.50 with subsidized rates available.
For information on Meals on Wheels visit their website http://www.mealsonwheelsonline.org/ or call 317-477-4345.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Goodwill Industries (and more)


                           Bryan Spellman, Events and Collections Manager, Goodwill Industries

Bryan Spellman, Events and Collections Manager of Goodwill Industries told Kiwanis that the mission of Goodwill is to eliminate generational poverty.  The retail operations helps fulfill part of the mission and funds the rest. 
Goodwill 's programs include a Charter High School, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School.  Students who meet their expectations are guaranteed college acceptance or the opportunity to earn placement in a high demand career.
Ten central Indiana Excel Centers offer tuition free adult high school leading to a high school diploma.  Flexible schedules and classes, in house day care, and transportation assistance enable the students to earn a core 40 diploma as adults.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) pairs mothers pregnant with their first child with a registered nurse for ongoing home visits aimed at supporting mothers and families in providing the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years.
Job seeker services includes direct employment as well as placement with for profit business.
Non-profit organizations can assist Goodwill through the Collect & Connect Program.  The organization starts a collection program by contacting Goodwill and thee non-profits then fill 13 gallon bags with clothing.  Each bag is taken to the local collection center.  At the end of the collection period Goodwill issues a $5 voucher for each bag donated.  The vouchers can be redeemed at any Central Indiana Goodwill store for clothing and shoes.  The non-profit can give the vouchers to an agency to distribute to those in need or give them away directly,  For more information on Goodwill or their programs contact Bryan Spellman (bspellman@goodwillindy.org) or 317.524.4074.

Greenfield Kiwanis Santa House

Santa gets a skeptical look from a young lady at the Santa House last Sunday.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Busy Saturday

Scott Davis, Marcy Hoffman, Diana Wells, Becky Riley and Jan Burt at Butler
Don Hoffman, Gerry Smith, Joe Crist, and John Wells at Butler.
Kiwanians were busy this weekend.   In addition to 40,000 pounds of food volunteers, nine Kiwanians staffed the Butler concession stands Saturday at the Butler-Indiana State basketball game.   That evening Kiwanians were busy with the downtown Greenfield Christmas parade where Scott Kleine and the Moon Rover team participated in the parade, Kiwanian Tom Billings helped Santa at the Santa house. Kiwanians and Greenfield's first couple, Mayor Chuck and Kristen Fewell helped with the parade and the tree lighting.  Kiwanian and Councilmn-elect Dan Riley provided cheers to Kiwanians as they passed his courthouse viewing point.

40,000 pounds of food.


Volunteers and Kiwanians unloaded over 3,500 pounds of food donated by Kiwanis, Key Club, Builders Club and Key Kids.   Thanks everyone for your help.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Randy and Rita Johnson

Rita and Randy Johnson told Kiwanians about their family and their background in a Meet Your Kiwanian program. Randy and Rita are lifelong Hoosiers and met when working at an auto parts store,   Randy authored the book, "Forced Reckoning"  dealing with his memories working in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.   They have four children and thirteen grandchildren.

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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.