Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ARC of Hancock County

ARC of Hancock County Board President, Janice Cassell; Executive Director, Dennis Porter; and Drum Circle Director Angel Yager.

The ARC of Hancock County presented a program on their organization and it's55 year history in Hancock County.  ARC was established in Indiana in 1956 and Hancock County in 1961 by parents of  children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who joined together to build a better world for their children.  ARC provides public policy advocacy, advocacy for employment, education, insurance information, and community connections.

For more information on their programs or membership contact ARC at 317.462.3727 or dennisthearc@att.net.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Members

Jim Cherry welcomes new members Barb and Paul Roark.

Howard Kellman

                  Chris Norwood with Howard and Robin Kellman

Howard Kellman who has announced the Triple A Indianapolis Indians Baseball Games since 1974 spoke to Kiwanis telling numerous stories about Indians many of whom went on to play in the majors.   For further info on Kellman see  http://www.howardkellman.com.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Greenfield Main Street

Shelley Swift, the Executive Director of Greenfield Main Street told Kiwanians about the group and it's upcoming projects and promotions.
Greenfield Main Street is a volunteer community-driven effort to bring about positive change in Greenfield's downtown for both its business owners and residents.  It is dedicated to fostering enthusiasm and prosperity in downtown Greenfield.
Bikes in Bloom currently has 27 bicycles decorated by local non-profits around downtown Greenfield.  You can go to the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GreenfieldMainStreet/ and vote for your favorite bicycle or support your favorite non-profit.  
Saturday, May 21st, the North Street Fitness Festival from 1-6 p.m. May 21 out on North Street, between State and Penn.
Other activities include the National Road Yard Sale, Patriots on Pennsy, and Holiday Passport.  
Swift and her husband have 3 children and reside in downtown Greenfield.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Youth Clubs Report

Maggie Dobson, Treasurer and Halle Wynn, Vice-President from Greenfield Builders Club

Emily Crafton, Treasurer; Amanda Dobson,President Elect; and Hannah Edwards, President from Greenfield Key Club

Kien Dalton,Vice President;  Jennifer Blasdel, Advisor; Louis Clark, President; and Brianna Jack Secretary of Maxwell K-Kids

Ellei Coleman, President; Sarah Baker, Vice-President; and Katie Creamer, Advisor of Greenfield K-Kids



Greenfield Kiwanis heard reports from each of their four sponsored youth clubs. 

The K-Kids which are youth clubs for grades 4-6 are located at Greenfield and Maxwell Intermediate Schools. 

Maxwell K-Kids are advised by Jennifer Blasdel and Kiwanis representative Chris Norwood.  This past year the club raised over $900 for the Relay for Life, collected clothing for Hope House, and sang carols at Springhurst Healthcare.

The Greenfield K-Kids are advised by Katie Creamer and Kiwanis representative Terry Beagle.  This past year the club raised over $2,100 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and collected over 3,150 cans of food for the 40,000 pounds of food project.

The Greenfield Builders club is for grade 7 and 8 at Greenfield Central Junior High School.  The club is advised by Jeremy Spencer and Kiwanis representative Paulette Richardson.   The club raised funds for the heart association,  made birthday bags for the Food Pantry, visited residents at Springhurst Healtcare, and helped plant trees.  

They Key Club is  for high school students at Greenfield-Central High School.   The club is advised by Michelle Marler and Lee Vaughn from the faculty and Scott Kleine and Dan Riley from Kiwanis.  This past year the club collected money for Unicef, made birthday bags for the Food Pantry, worked with the Cystic Fibrosis walk, raised money for the Water project, collected money for backpacks in India, adopted a family at Christmas and helped with the Day of Service. 

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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.