Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Howard Kellman, Voice of the Indians

Howard Kellman, Voice of the Indianapolis Indians baseball team since 1974 entertained the Greenfield Kiwanis club members with stories of baseball players Dizzy Dean, Pee Wee Reese, Razor Shines, Kyle Gibson, Mickey Mantle, Bob Uecker and Vin Scully.  Kellman also provided trivia questions to the audience and  rewarded correct answers with tickets to the Indians.  The Indianpolis Indians open their season, April 6 at Victory Field.  More information on Kellman can be found at howardkellman.com and the Indianapolis Indians at milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t484.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GenerationON Indiana

 
Shirley Wright and Joan Belschwender of  GeneratiON Indiana
Shirley Wright and Joan Belschwender of GenerationON Indiana spoke to Kiwanis about their programs to teach philanthropy to youth by mobilizing them to take actions to change the world through service. A second goal is to collect the experiences and convert them to curriculum and resources that enables others to learn the lesson of philanthropy projects.

For further information see generationOn.org or learningtogive.org.  The project is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Children's Librarian

Cathy Riley, Youth Services Manager with Assistant Library Director Barb Roark
Hancock County Public Library Youth Services Manager, Cathy Riley and Barb Roark, Assistant Director of the told Kiwanis about the Imagination Library,  the Summer Reading Program, and the new configuration of the library. 
Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could™. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home.  There is no cost or obligation to your family. Children born on or after January 1, 2016 who are residents of Hancock County are eligible.  For more information see http://hcplibrary.org/imaginationlibrary/
The Summer Reading program will be held at the library this summer with programs for children from birth to fifth grade,  sixth grade through age 19, and adults.  The details of the progream will be announced later in the spring.
The library was recently  reconfigured for better service.  On March 31, Thank Goodness It's Finished Open House will be held as a way of thanking library users for their patience during the Greenfield building re-design.



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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.