Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Greenfield Area Soccer Club

Kiwanis President Barb Kauchak with Greenfield Area Soccer Club President Michael Reeves
Michael Reeves, President of Greenfield Area Soccer Club told Kiwanians about the youth development aspects of the club and it's operations.  Hancock Soccer Club was formed in the 1980's and played at a variety of fields around the County,  In 1992, Greenfield Area Soccer Club was formally organized in cooperation with the City of Greenfield Parks Department.  Recreational Soccer and developmental travel soccer were placed in the club's portfolio.  The games were played at the new Brandywine Park on the south side of the city.

Currently the Club serves over 1500 youth soccer players in to some adults in Recreational Soccer, Academy Soccer, Futsal, Soccer Camp, Adult League, Top Soccer for physically challenged players, GASC/DARE 5K Cross County 5K, and Lacrosse.  For information on the club and participation in any of their programs see greenfieldsoccer.org.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ellen Kuker Greenfield Parks

Ellen Kuker, Greenfield Parks Superintendent talked to Kiwanis about the 9 parks that have over 400 acres of parks and 21 facilities,   The Parks departments has 9 full time and 80 seasonal part time employees and partners with 35 clubs, schools and businesses,  327 volunteers give time to the parks,  The parks department is currently installing a $1.94 million splash pad addition to the Riley Park Pool as the first phase of the pool remodeling,  For more information on the parks, facilities or programs see www.greenfieldin.org/parks.

Mayor Fewell reports on Greenfield

Kiwanis President Barb Kauchak with Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell
Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell told Kiwanians about the state of the City of Greenfield.
The mayor highlighted the following:
  • Zoning update from the Comprehensive plan
  • Population growth to 22,800
  • Housing needs
  • Jeff Rasche, new Chief of Police
  • New Pulse Point CPR App
  • Matt Holland, new Deputy Chief of Police
  • Mitch Ripley, new HR Director
  • Full time city attorney
  • Living alley
  • Splash pad at pool
  • Pool Phase 2
  • BWI new plant
  • Justus 300 apartments
  • New trails
  • New bridge over Fortville Pike with trail 
  • Broadway Flats apartments
  • Gander Outdoor
  • New strip mall with Buffalo Wild Wings 
  • Police foot patrol downtown
  • Animal Management
  • Traffic
  • Fire Station 22

Lincoln Square donates $1,000

Costas Styliano, Manager/Owner of Lincoln Square Pancake House presents Barb Kauchak with a check fro $1,000 to Kiwanis.

Lincoln Square Pancake House in Greenfield hosted the first annual Kiwanis Pancake Day and donated $1,000.00 to the Kiwanis Club.  The Pancake Day was Monday, February 19. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Amanda Everidge Healthy 365


Kiwanians heard about Healthy 365, a community health initiative at Hancock Health from  Amanda Everidge.  Amanda is a life time resident of Hancock County.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in 2002 in Psychology, at which time she began working in community mental health. She received her Master’s Degree with the IU School of Social Work in 2009. She has been with Hancock Regional Hospital since 2010 serving many roles including: Therapist on Reflections, Social Service Coordinator for ER, Women’s/Children’s Unit, and Outreach, and Hospice care. In 2016, she began working for the Hospital Foundation in the Population Health Department-implementing two new programs: Hancock County System of Care and Hancock Health Congregational Network. In February 2017, she moved into the Healthy Community Manager role and has incorporated her two initial programs into the overarching healthy365 initiative. Amanda has a strong passion for health and wellness and works every day to help empower and motivate others to see that small changes in environment and behavior can have a huge impact on quality of life.

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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.