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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Officer and Director Installation

Kiwanis installed the new officers and directors for 2014-2015.  From left, front row: Donna Owen, Secretary: Becky Riley, President: Susie Billings, Past President: Martie Crider, Director: Second row from left: Chris Thompson, Vice-President: Jim Cherry, President-Elect: Margaret Selmeir, Director: Susie Broome, Director: Toni Dudley, Director: Denny Chapman, Director: Third Row, from Left Patric McClarnon, Treasurer: Gerry Smith, Treasurer.

Past President Scott Kleine presented Susie Billings her Past-President Plaque

Key Club makes Birthday Bags

Greenfield Central Key Club assembled 16 birthday bags for the Hancock County Food Pantry.  Birthday Bags are distributed to the families of children age 10 and younger who have an upcoming  birthday.  The bag includes a cake mix, frosting, napkins, candles, paper plates and sometimes a small toy or balloons.  The Key Club is a youth program of Greenfield Kiwanis.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Meet Your Kiwanian

Patric McClarnon presented a short autobiography as part of the Meet Your Kiwanian program.  He was born at what was then called Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Patric began his education at Eden Elementary and progressed to Purdue and IUPUI.  After school Patric worked at Burger Chef in Shelbyville, a Lebanon Indiana pizza shop, a Greenfield CPA, Ernst and Ernst accounting firm, and recently retired as CFO of Grocers Supply Co in Indianapolis.  While at Burger Chef Patric met Penny, the girl he would marry. 

Patric and Penny have four sons.  He is an avid tennis player, enjoys poker and gardening, and volunteers at Hancock Regional Hospital and the Riley Old Home Society.  He is a 44 year season ticket holder to Purdue football.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 Spelling Bee Team

Marcy Hoffman, team captain: Team members Sue True, Ellen Manolopoulos, and Chris Thompson.    Only the Kiwanis team had flours on their table.  


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hancock County Senior Services

Linda Hart, Executive Director of Hancock County Senior Services, spoke to Kiwanis about the programs and services available.  They provide several services to help seniors stay in their homes.  These services include transportation, homemaker, handyman, information and referral, outreach, volunteer, respite and assisted care, and legal aid.  They also provided services to people who are under 60 with disabilities. 

In March 2013, Hancock County Senior Services moved to their new building on Fields Avenue.  New services and programs include certification of people for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  They also participated in the Hunger Summit and are working with Meals on Wheels, Senior Services, the Senior Center, Hancock County Food Pantry and Gleaners food bank. 

A fraud watch for seniors and a resource library for caregivers are available.  Their goals are to improve community outreach and continue to provide training to be the best person you can be.  For more information go to , e-mail ,or call (317) 462-3758.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

County Surveyor

Hancock County Surveyor, Susan Bodkin told Kiwanis about the various duties of the office none of which include surveying.  Susan was with the Soil and Water Conservation office for 9 years before going to work for David Smoll the previous County Surveyor.  Bodkin assumed the office in 2008 when Smoll passed away.

The County Surveyor is responsible for the following:
1.                  Supervise the construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of the regulated drains  There are 500 miles of regulated drains in the County.
2.                  Section Corner Perpetuation   The County Surveyor must keep and maintain a corner record book showing original government section corners.
3.                  County Drainage Board  The County Surveyor is an ex-officio and non-voting member of the County Drainage Board.
4.                   Serves on the Technical Committee for the Area Plan Commission
5.                  Certification to Alcoholic Beverage Commission
6.                  Private/Natural Drains  When ordered by the Drainage Board, the Surveyor oversees the removal of any obstruction so as to restore proper drainage including beaver dams.
7.                  Phase II Storm Water  The Hancock County Surveyor's Office is managing the Phase II Storm Water Program within the unincorporated portion of the county.
8.                  Benchmarks  The County Surveyor's Office keeps a record of all benchmarks in the county with elevations and descriptions, including those that have been destroyed. New benchmarks are established during the construction and re-construction of bridges and concrete culverts.
9.                  GIS (Geographic Information System)
10.              Floodplain Management The County Surveyor’s Office maintains the FEMA flood zone maps and reviews all construction related to the floodplain. 
11.              Pond Permits

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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.