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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Busy Night at Kiwanis

Jennifer Presser far left, and Kathleen Vahle accept a contribution from Kiwanis President Kaeren Kleine.

President Susie Billings with Rose Division Lt. Governor Sue Otte

Greenfield Kiwanis was visited by the Rose Division Lt. Governor, Sue Otte; Meals on Wheels directors, Kathleen Vahle and Jennifer Presser; and heard reports Kiwanis programs for Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Project Eliminate, Moon rover Challenge, and Easter Carrots.
Meals on Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, Inc. is an independently funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help the citizens of Hancock County maintain an independent lifestyle through the delivery of nutritious meals in accordance with prescribed dietary needs and provide a point of personal contact with the community.
Meals on Wheels of Hancock County provide two home delivered meals each weekday to Hancock County residents who have difficulty cooking or shopping for themselves.  Each meal is hand packed to the client's physician's specifications as well as the client's personal preferences.  Meals are delivered throughout Hancock County by friendly volunteers, providing a daily wellness check for each client.
Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, Inc. does not receive federal or state funding, therefore we rely on client payment, individual, group and corporate donations, as well as grants and various fund raising events in order to provide this service.  As part of their fund raising they will hold their 5th Annual Sumptuous Settings, Saturday, April 26th, 2014 @ 5:30pm at Indiana Grand Casino.  For more information see
Susie Billings, President; Becky Riley, President-Elect; and Donna Owens, Secretary attended the Indiana District Mid-Year Kiwanis meeting in Indianapolis on Saturday, February 22.  Becky Riley reported on the Kiwanis sponsored program, Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) serves children who are blind, visually impaired, or multiply disabled, and who are under the age of three years, through the First Steps program in Kentucky and Indiana. These services can include assessment and in-home early intervention. For more information see
Donna Owen, reported on The Eliminate Project.  With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.  As of February 16, 2014, the Kiwanis family has raised more than US$2.59 million for The Eliminate Project, which will save or protect more than 1.4 million women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.  For more information see .
Sondra Gullion reported that the Easter Candy Carrots project will begin March 22 and Susie Billings noted that the First Annual Kiwanis Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Creative Arts Center.  For more information on Kiwanis and it’s activities see g

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hancock Regional Hospital Cardivascular Unit

Donna Hall and Tera Morez of Hancock Regional Hospital informed Kiwanis members about the hospital's state-of-the-art technology for precise diagnosis and identification of the most appropriate treatment for cardiovascular problems.  The hospital offers Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Testing,  Echocardiogram, Electrocardiography,  and Cardiac Rehabilitation.  The hospital is full service and high quality.  There are 4 board certified cardiologists and 2 board certified vascular speicalist on staff.  The staff averages 20 years cardiovascular experience. 

Benchmark data from American College of Cardiology (ACC) has resulted in hospitals being held accountable for the amount of time between patient presentation in the emergency department and heart attack treatment in the cardiac catheterization lab. Hospitals are expected to begin treatment in the catheterization lab within 90 minutes of patient arrival.  At Hancock Regional that time is 47 minutes.  Patient satisfaction ratings are in the 90th percentile. 

For more information on the Hospital and it's programs go to .

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kiwanis Valentine Party

 Kiwanis took time out to have a funny Valentine Party at their recent meeting.  Hostess committee in charge of the fun were from left:  Vicki Emmons, Carol Reddish, Barb Kauchak, Sue True and chairman Julie Dishman.

Each table of four made a heart and wrote an original poem.  Representing the winners of the best poem, most original and prettiest were Jean Willis, Toni Dudley and Martie Crider.



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mayor and First Lady

First Lady Kristen and Mayor Chuck Fewell
Greenfield Kiwanis congratulated Mayor Chuck Fewell on his recent election to Kiwanis.  Mayor Fewell succeeds Dick Pasco who was also a Kiwanian.  Other recent mayors who belong to Kiwanis include Rodney Fleming and Pat Elmore.  Dick Pasco served  in almost every position in the Greenfield Club, was Lt. Governor of the Rose Division, and Governor of the Indiana District of Kiwanis.

Mayor Fewell and his wife Kristen are both members of the club.

Yuletide Helpers

Tom Billings, Tom Graham,Dan Riley and Chief John Jester
Kiwanis heard a report from Yuletide Helpers who work on Courthouse Plaza during the Yuletide season.  Tom Billings assisted by Pat Kohne have chaired the project.   Long time helpers with 10 years or more of service include Bob Gullion, Tom Graham, and John Jester.

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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.