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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meet Bob and Sue True

Bob and Sue True, two of the newest Kiwanians, introduced themselves to the club on Tuesday.  Bob 
has been involved in police work since graduating from Ball State University.  He also received a Masters degree in Public Administration from Indiana University.  Sue graduated from Purdue University and received a Masters in Health Administration from Indiana University.
Both were born in New Castle but they did not know each other until the met while training for the mini-marathon.
The are active members of Bradley United Methodist Church.  They both enjoy cycling and spent part of their honeymoon cycling around southern Indiana.   

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NineStar serving our community

Dave Spencer, Marketing Director for NineStar™ Connect informed Kiwanis about the company, their services, and local impact.  On January 1, 2011, Hancock Telecom and Central Indiana Power merged cooperatives into what is now known as NineStar™ Connect.  The company has 115 employees and serves customers in Hancock and parts of Hamilton, Madison and Rush counties.

The company provides voice, long distance, digital television, electric, broadband, and home security services.  Recent innovations and products include nest thermostats.  Most people leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it. The Nest learns the homeowners schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Nest can lower heating and cooling bills up to 20%.
Fiber in the home delivers Broadband internet connectivity and NineStar™ TV to homes.
Worry free hot water is a new hot water heater leasing program.

NineStar™ is active in the communities they serve.  Each year NineStar™ provides fifteen,  $1,000 scholarships to local seniors.  They have sponsored the 4H Queen Contest and local fireworks display.  They are sponsors of the Riley Spring Concert Series.

For further information on any of their services see or call 317-326-3131. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

IGEM and Moonbuggy Competition

Rebecca Schini, Wyatt Huber, and Elizabeth Fields 

Wyatt Huber and Elizabeth Fields, Greenfield-Central High School students, told Kiwanis about two of the science program projects at the high school.  

The 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race will be held April 25 - 27, 2013 in Huntsville, Alabama, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems that are similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team.   Greenfield has a seven member team that includes Wyatt and Elizabeth.

Greenfield will enter IGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition with a project manipulating yeast bacteria to give off a wintergreen scent in the presence of arsenic.  This would help check for the presence of arsenic in third world water supplies.

The two competitions require additional funding to support entry fees, transportation, lodging and meals.  Checks should be made out to Greenfield-Central High School with a memo notation of either Moonbuggy or IGEM and sent to G-CHS, c/o Rebecca Schini, 801 North Broadway, Greenfield, In 46140.  For more information on IGEM see the internet,   For more information on the moonbuggy projects see, .

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bob Hunt Masonic Building Restoration

Bob Hunt says he and his wife Bev are the current custodians of the remodeled Masonic building which houses the Creative Arts and Event center.  The Masonic temple that once housed F& AM Lodge 101 and the J. Ward Walker Department Store was built in 1895. Hunt purchased the building and restored it.  It currently houses art studios, a restaurant, a bridal store, and event space.

The three story building with a full basement has approximately 7,500 square feet per level.  The stained glass window on the third floor in the east is 11 feet x 11 feet.  The exterior of the building is Bedford limestone. 

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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.