Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Joanie Fitzwater Greenfield Planning


Joanie Fitzwater, Planning Director for the City of Greenfield told Kiwanis about the new Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2015.  The plan is divided into 10 chapters addressing issues and goals for the future.  The chapters are:
  1. Greenfield Vision Statement
  2. Character & Identity
  3. Land Use
  4. Housing and Neighborhood
  5. Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces 
  6. Transportation
  7. Education, Public Service, and Utilities
  8. Downtown
  9. Economic Development
  10. Redevelopment
To see the entire document go to http://www.greenfieldin.org/ or contatct the Planning Department at 317.477.4320.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

David Spencer, Meet Your Kiwanian



David Spencer gave the Meet Your Kiwanian presentation, Tuesday.  David grew up in Greenfield attending both the Riley Elementary and Lincoln Park Schools.  He graduated from Greenfield-Central High School where he played Tennis and was involved in Drama.   He then attended and graduated from Purdue University.  He returned to Greenfield where he was married.  He has one daughter who attends Greenfield Central Junior High where she plays tennis, basketball, and volleyball. 
David is Marketing Director for Ninestar where he oversaw the rebranding of the merged of Central Indiana Power and Hancock Telecom.   David coached Greenfield-Central High School tennis team from 2003 – 2013.  He is a member of Bradley United Methodist Church, Greenfield Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels, City of Greenfield Planning Board, Kiwanis, Sertoma, and the Riley Old Home Society.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hancock County Public Library


Barb Roark, Assistant Director of Hancock County Public Library reported on the Library's 2015 results and the goals for 2016.

In 2015:  
  • Over One Million items were checked 
  • Over 400,000 people visited the library
  • 2,000 people downloaded the library app  
  • The library ranked No. 5 among small employers in an annual survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics for The Indianapolis Star.
  • Raised over $28,000 during Hancock County Community Foundation's 
In 2016 the library hope to:
  • Maintain Over One Million checkouts for the third year
  • Have 500,000 visits
  • Have 5,000 app downloads
The Library has 55 employees, 152 volunteers, and a board of 7.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

St, Michael's Girl's Club

Girl Club Sponsors and Mentors
From Left:  Rose Kube, Julie Murphy, Lauren Kube, Katrina Hembree
Lorena Meyer, Jill Kube, Abby Kube, Kathleen Hembree

St. Michael's Catholic Church Girls Club told Kiwanis about their service organization and their projects.  The Club has levels for grades 5th through 8th grades and each team is mentor and led by high school teenagers.   The goal of the club is to be Christ centered through service.   

Service projects included:
  • A carnival for a Women's and Children's shelter in Anderson
  • A clothing project for Life Choices in Greenfield
  • Bell ringing for the Salvation Army including singing carols while ringing.
  • Visiting elderly patients at a nursing home.
  • Working at Gleaners Food Bank and Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen
  • Making Birthday Bags for the Hancock County Food Pantry.
  • Doing Yard Work for Senior Citizens.
The group receives funds for it's projects through sponsorship's from the church, businesses and individuals.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kiwanis Carrots ready to sell





Over 40 members of Greenfield Kiwanis measured/counted candy into plastic sleeves, added grass, tied them shut with ribbon,  and transported them to a members garage.  We started around 8 and were complete before 12:30.  THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP.  


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jean Willis

Jean's came through the surgery with no problems.  She will be in the hospital for 3 to 5 days. 

Indiana Canine Assistant Network


Pam Hall and Nancy Shyrock of Indiana Canine Assistant Network told Kiwanis about their dog training process and clients.  The mission of ICAN brings together three diverse groups to empower people to live more enriched and independent lives.
  • Children and adults with disabilities and their families find they can live more independent and productive lives with the help of a service dog.
     
  • Carefully screened incarcerated adults train these dogs. These handlers have the full time responsibility, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, to care for and teach their dogs the skills needed to become successful service dogs. The handlers also gain many professional and life skills that help with a successful re-entry to our communities. 
     
  • By working with a dog's innate temperament and eagerness to be with people, ICAN is able to provide service dogs with work they enjoy.



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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.