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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Kiwanians

Michele McPherson and Bob Spriggs, new members of Kiwanis, provided the monthly "Meet Your Kiwanians"  program this week.  Michele is a lifelong resident of Greenfield and the mother of 3 children.   She works at the IU Ophthalmology.   Bob was a resident of Aurora, Colorado before he relocated to the Finance Center at Ft. Ben.  He has a daughter and 2 grandchildren.   

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Better Hearing with Loops

Dr. Teresa Smith, spoke to Kiwanis about Induction Loop Systems.  Loop systems take a feed from a public address system and transmit it through a wire loop surrounding the space in which people are listening to a presentation, such as a church. Many hearing aids have a telecoil setting that allows users to hear the sound from people nearby, as well as the feed from a loop system, without having to switch from headphones to hearing aids. 

Dr. Smith practices audiology at Hoosier Hear Gear in New Palestine.  Dr. Smith earned her doctoral degree from A.T. Still University.  She has a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University.  In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Back Pack Attack

Kiwanians Terry and Tom Beagle, Jan Jackley, Donna Owen, and Barb Kauchak are shown getting ready to shop for Back Pack Attack at Walgreens in Greenfield.  Kiwanian Susan Cherry is not pictured but helped the others.  They purchased $680.62 worth of back-to-school supplies for the Back Pack Attack project.  Thanks you to all the Kiwanians who were so generous and to Walgreens and their Assitant Manager, Josie Addison who helped multiply that generosity with generous discounts.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Key Club

Scott Kleine, Dan Riley and Pat Parker
Greenfield Kiwanis received a report on the Greenfield-Central Key Club from the 3 Kiwanis Key Club advisers.   The Key Club requires that each member do 2 hours of service each semester.  The club raised their own funds with direct fund raisers, events at Orange Leaf and selling Pretzel rods.  They also helped the Kiwanis Club selling Easter candy carrots.  The clubs raised money by trick or treating for Riley Children's Hospital, participated in the Cystic Fibrosis walk, baby sitting at Weston PTO meetings, and helped a family at Christmas.  Key Club will begin their 2014-15 year in August.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Classical Guitar

Conner Barney of Middletown, Ohio, entertained the Kiwanis club with classical guitar selections.  Conner is a Junior at Wright State College in Dayton Ohio.  He recently returned from a summer guitar workshop in Los Angeles and will be attend Julliard Summer music classes in Aspen Colorado.  Conner is the grandson of Kiwanian Marlene Gerlach.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Presidential Facts

Dave Heller quizzed Kiwanians on Presidential trivia on Tuesday.   Heller, a former school principal, teacher, and curriculum director asked U.S. Presidential trivia questions and the correct responder received a prize.  After the quiz Heller recalled his personal experience in seeing President Harry Truman on October 12, 1948 when he was campaigning by train.  The train stopped in Greenfield and the school children were allowed to attend.   Heller then shared several facts about Truman including his fondness for Poker.

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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.