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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Kiwanis Halloween Party

Dan and Becky Riley were a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.

Pumpkin decoration contest entries

Terry Beagle as one of the 40 dwarfs

Marcy Hoffman as a giraffe

Benie and Barb Campbell costume award winners

Welcome New Members

President Barb Kauchak and sponsor Pam Hayes induct new members  Barb and Bernie Campbell

Bernie and Barb Campbell later won the Halloween Costume contest.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Habitat for Humanity

Joel Reichenbach of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity spoke to Kiwanis about the organization and the home they are building on Tague street in Indianapolis.  Their mission is stated as "seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live."
 Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity has served 875 families.  81 families have paid off their mortgage.  Each family is required to qualify for a mortgage and go through home ownership and financial management classes.  Once qualified they must perform 300 hours of sweat equity along with the Habitat team.  When they accept the house they are liable for the assessed fair market value of the home on a 0% mortgage. 

The house being built on Tague street in Greenfield is the second one in Greenfield.  Partners in building it include Willow Branch United Methodist Church, Elanco, the Fire Department and others.  The projects are funded through the mortgages, donations, and proceeds from the Restore retail operation,  To find more information about Indy Habitat go to

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Carol Roland, Assitant Director of Travel and Insurance for the National Collegiate Athletic Association told Kiwanians about the the history and current operations of the NCAA.  She has been with the NCAA for 18 years and also is the scoring bookkeeper for the Greenfield-Central boy's basketball team. 

The NCAA represents 1,123 colleges and universities, 98 voting athletic conferences, and 39 affiliated sports organizations,  There are three divisions of the member schools.  Division 1 represents larger schools with a median enrollment of 9,743 undergraduate students.  1 in 25 Div 1 students are athletes, 56% receive athletic aid.  Div 2 schools have a median enrollment of 2,540 students with 1 in 11 students being athletes.  60% of Div 2 athletes receive athletic aid.   Div 3 has a median enrollment of 1,766 students.  1 in 6 Div 3 students are athletes and none receive athletic aid.  Div 3 has the highest graduation rate among athletes at 87%.

The NCAA insurance programs provide a variety of coverage for sports related injury and disability.  The travel programs are responsible for contracts, credit cards, reimbursement of expenses, and reviewing expense reports.  The travel arranged for all NCAA tourneys including the Final Four.  For more information see

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

James Whitcomb Riley

Barb Kauchak, Kiwanis President and Chris Mize, Museum Manager
James Whitcomb Riley Museum and Home (Lockerbie Street, Indianapolis)

Chris Mize, Museum Manager James Whitcomb Riley Museum and Home told of the life of James Whitcomb Riley at 528 Lockerbie in Indianapolis.  Riley shared the home with the owners of the house John and Charlotte Nickum and  their son-in-law and daughter Charles and Magdalena Holstein.  Riley lived there from 1893 until his death on July 22, 1916.  The 23 years Riley resided with on Lockerbie were some of his most productive years financially.  
Barb Kauchak presented a collection of memorabilia from here years at Clemens Vonnegut Public School #9 which annually participated in the celebration of Riley's birthday.  School 9 was in the Lockerbie area,

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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.