Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Neigborhoods Against Substance Abuse

Tim Retherford, NASA Executive Director



Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (NASA) exists as a community partnership that strives to develop healthy lifestyles through Prevention, Education, Treatment, and Enforcement of substance abuse issues for youth and adults.  Tim Retherford spoke to Kiwanis about NASA.   During the past three years there has been a decrease in all types of substance abuse among the youth of the community.  For more information on NASA go to www.nasa-hancock.com

Monday, November 21, 2016

Greeenfield Intermediate K-Kids Food Drive

Bob Gullion, Bob Spriggs, Don Hoffman and Scott Kleine unload the Greenfield Intermediate K-KIDS food drive food at the Hancock County Food Pantry.  Not pictured the photographer, Dan Riley.

Three skids of food was delivered.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rose Division Lt. Gov.

Rose Division Lt. Governor, Don Kowalke of Richmond spoke to Greenfield Kiwanians.   He commended the club for growing our membership. Greenfield is one of 24 clubs in the Rose Division and is by far the largest.    He also spoke of the 4 I plan of Inspiration, Impact, Image and Investment,  

Greenfield Kiwanis meets each Tuesday night at Ponderosa Steakhouse.  The members purchase and eat their meals before the meeting which begins at 6:15 p.m.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome,

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Food Resource Bank

John Kube, Laura Kube and Marv Baldwin
Food Resource Bank (FRB) raises money to help people in developing countries grow their own food.  Each year more than 200 U.S. Growing Projects volunteers, companies, and organizations raise over $3 million to support 50-60 overseas programs To administer these programs, FRB works through a network of 16 member organizations and local partner organizations in more than 29 countries around the world.
Reaching the next 1 million: In 2014, FRB celebrated two exciting milestones: our 15 year anniversary and reaching more than 1,000,000 people through sustainable food security programs. In looking forward, FRB set a large goal to help us grow and expand our work. By 2023 we hope to reach the next 1 million people through our programs. 
FRB engages volunteers to raise money for 50+ overseas programs a year. All of the programs focus on developing small-holder agriculture, often in the most remote and poorest regions of the world. We see agriculture as the solution to hunger experienced in much of the world.
In Hancock County Elanco, IMI, and Cherry Farms all particpate in FRB.  Some of the participation inclues employee farm markets and employee gardens.  Part of this also support the local Soup Kitchen.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Changing Footprints

Deb Cherry told Kiwanis the story of Changing Footprints, a 501c3 organization that realized the need for shoes in our community and around the world.  They collect previously worn and new shoes for distribution to homeless, disaster stricken, and underprivileged people at home and abroad.  Over 125,000 pairs of shoes have distributed worldwide.  Over 50 tons have shoes have been re-purposed and did not end up in a landfill.  

Locally the shoes are distributed at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen.  Shoes can be donated there, at the Greenfield Christian Church, or the Acorn Tree.  For more information on the program or to donate money go to http://www.changingfootprints.org/.

Halloween Party

Kiwais hat themed Halloween party.

Prizes of candy ad new cars were give out.

No money was spared in creating winning costumes.

Emile and Emelia Airhart made an appearace.

What can be said?

Some people loaded their hats with candy in hopes of persuading the judges.  It worked.

Judge and emcee Marcy seems to be at a loss for words.  That is indeed a Happy Halloween.

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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.