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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Meet Your Kiwanians

Steve and Diana Foreman, new members of Kiwanis, introduced themselves to the membership on Meet Your Kiwanian night.  They met in Greenfield while in high school and married in 1982.  Steve is a manager with Farm Bureau Insurance and Diana is an Executive Assistant with Eli Lilly and Company.  They are active members of the Greenfield Christian Church.  They are fans of the Pacers, Colts, and Indiana University.  They have two children and one grandson. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hancock County Literacy Coalition

Mary Lynn Burrows, President of the Hancock County Adult Literacy Coalition told Kiwanians about the Hancock County Learning Center.  The Learning Center provides Adult Basic Education, Reading, Math, Writing, Basic Workforce Skills, High School Equivalency Test Preparation, and Post-Secondary Education preparation.  The classes are open to individuals who are least 16 years of age, not enrolled in public school, and need assistance with math or language skills. 

The classes are free and the Coalition helps pay for the cost of High School Equivalency testing.  One of the coalition’s primary funding projects is the Adult Bee for Literacy held each September.  This year’s spelling bee will be September 16. 

For more information on joining or contributing to the Coalition or participating in the spelling bee contact Mary Lynn Burrows at 317.462.5141 ext 210 or

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kiwanis Coordinator needed for Greenfield Junior High

A Kiwanis member is needed to help with the Greenfield Junior High Builder's Club.  The meetings are the 1st and third Thursdays of each month  in the tech room across from the library.  The club is split into morning (before school)  and afternoon (after school) meetings to accommodate members with extracurricular activities.  The club representative is not responsible for any portion of the meeting but is merely an ambassador from the club.  If you are interested please contact Terry Beagle or Becky Riley.

Toys for Tots

Dick Jefford, Coordinator of Toys for Tots for Hancock, Shelby, and Rush counties, spoke to Kiwanis about Toys for Tots.  The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Jefford said that last year 900 children were served in Hancock, Shelby and Rush.  400 of those were in Hancock county.  A special need for the collection is books and items for newborns to age  2.

If you would like to make a donation or give new, unwrapped toys you can deposit them at collection spots throughout the county or call Jefford at 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Consumer Protection

Kiwanian Chris Norwood with Michelle Mayer of the Indiana Attorney General's Office
Michelle Mayer of the Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s office told Kiwanians about common scams and schemes to separate consumers from their money or to steal their identity.  She distilled the information down to two rules.

  1. Do not send strangers money
  2. Do not give your personal information to people on the telephone unless you have made the call.  The same holds true for the computer.
She covered the Nigerian, advance loan fee, lottery, phishing e-mail, overpayment, disaster relief scams, credit repair, work from home, home repair and free trial offer scams.
She also spoke about identity theft and how to freeze you credit account to prevent this. 

To find detailed information about these subjects you can see


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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.