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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kiwanis Install 7 New Members

Greenfield Kiwanis installed seven new members at their meeting recently. They are (from left); Steve Smith, Barb Smith (sponsored by Walt Waitt); Dawn Earlywine (sponsored by Dorothy Gunn); Sharon Harper, Tom Harper (sponsored by Bob and Sondra Gullion); Cindy Kohne and Pat Kohne (sponsored by Chuck Jordan).

New members have joined the club in time to help collect items for the “BackPack Attack”. They will join a new competition with the Rotary Club to see which club can collect the most items to fill a school bus of supplies for Hancock County children.

Mary Gibble -- Meet your Kiwanian

Mary Gibble with the new Hancock County flag. Mary spoke to Kiwanis as the “Meet Your Kiwanian” member for the month of June. She also served as program chairman for June. She told about herself and used a slide show presentation showing her life growing up and coming home to Hancock County to live and work.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Park Supt. Previews Video

Tracy Doyle from Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department showed a video to Kiwanis Club members. The video was made to promote activities available in Greenfield. It showed that the park department, in addition to caring for the Riley Home, Riley Park and pool, has planted 1,000 trees to beautify the area. They care for the Pennsy Trail plus with help from “America in Bloom” have planted flowers around signs and filled hanging baskets in downtown Greenfield. It helps show Greenfield at it’s best.

Boys and Girls Club Smart Girls program

Candace Sexton from the Hancock County Boys and Girls Club spoke to Kiwanis. Sexton is Unit Director of Youth Programs. She told about the Smart Girls program which encourages teens to exhibit better choices and good behavior and to develop a better self image. Another program, Passport to Manhood, is the male version and encourages respect of others and that being “macho” can be good if properly channeled.

Daily attendance at the club is 75-100 and lunch is served. The club received a $50,000 grant from Lowes and is working on remodeling the club. A July “Open House” is planned for the community to see the improvements.

Summer camp at the club provides recreation from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Within the club there is a Torch Club of 8-12 year olds and Keystone Club of 13-18 year olds who help serve as roll models to the younger or new members of the club. The club serves as a home away from home for kids with working parents and nothing to do and makes a difference in the lives of many.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stephanis Jones gives Kiwanis 4H Fair Preview

Stephanie Jones from the Hancock County 4-H Office spoke to Kiwanis about what 4-H is doing this summer. 4-H is a youth organization led by Sarah Burke, educator, along with her staff. Since 1995 the growth of 4-H in the county has increased from 592 members to the 1,389 youth enrolled in the program this year.

4-H projects have expanded from more than just livestock and foods to many other subjects of interest to youth. One program, Jr. Leaders, supports philanthropic projects in the county and last year provided a total of 11,373 hours of community service.

New this year along with the usual summer camps is an Entrepreneurship Investigation Camp for 6th–8th graders sponsored by a grant from the Erlewein Charitable Community Fund. They will meet with area business, visit local small businesses and hear speakers on marketing, banking, economic development and legal issues. Campers will create a business plan and learn how to market their idea. They have the possibility of earning a $50 cash starter for their business.

New at the Fair are Sponsorship Days similar to the State fair and there will be a tent on the main thoroughfare of the fairground advertising the sponsoring business of the day.

Also new are events such as Donkey Races and Donkey Basketball and they promise to be lots of fun for both participant and spectator.

Junior Master Gardeners will have a garden on display in the 4-H Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts sponsored the garden and the food will be donated to Hancock Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

On July 16, “Elvince”, an Elvis impersonator, will offer a free concert in the 4-H Bowl. All of the favorite booths will again be at the Fair. The Fair runs July 9-16 with something for everyone

Food Pantry TP Drive

Dan Riley with some of the TP donated to the annual "Dan Riley Honorary Toilet Paper Drive" for the Food Pantry. Kiwanis is collecting paper throughout the month for the pantry. Any donations may be given to any Kiwanian or dropped off to the Victorian Rose at 6:00 p.m. on any Tuesday.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

from left, Heather Hewitt, Dorie Clevenger, Austin Gibble.
Three happy graduating seniors from Eastern Hancock High School visited Kiwanis to read their winning essays and accept $1,000 checks from Kiwanis. Heather received the J.B. Stephens scholarship for education and will be attending Ball State University and majoring in music education. Dorie Clevenger, accepted the Griffing scholarship for science and will major in nursing at Wesleyan University. Austin Gibble won the Eagleston business scholarship and will also attend Ball State with plans to major in business management. The scholarships are named to honor three Kiwanians and presented yearly to students who wrote about importance of community involvement

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nancy King dies

Daily Reporter ObituaryNancy King, former president, secretary, and tireless worker for Greenfield Kiwanis passed away Monday, May 31 at Hancock Regional Hospital.  Nancy, a retired home economics educator for the extension service was active in her chruch, the Greenfield Christian church.  She also served several local organizations including the Riley Festival, the Women Helping Women program, and the Hancock Regional Hospital Guild.  She wrote a weekly column on cooking and home economics for the Daily Reporter.  She served as a judge at local county and the Indiana State Fairs. 
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010, at the mortuary. Pastor David Woods will officiate and burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation- Nancy King Cancer Boutique or the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation Volunteer Guild, both at 801 N. State St., Greenfield IN 46140, or to the Hancock County Community Foundation – Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield IN 46140.

Friends may send online condolences at www.erleweinmortuary .com or email


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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.