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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Regreening of Greenfield

Sally Parson of Regreening of Greenfield reported on the state of trees in our city,  Regreening began as a classroom project by Marciann McClarnon and was incorporated in 1989 and will celebrate their 30 year anniversary in 2019.    With support from the city the group began planting, tending and givng away trees.  Each year on Arbor Day the group distributes seeding.

Regreening in partnership with other groups plant and tends all the street trees in the City of Greenfield.  Each tree planted including labor costs about $100,   The group attempts to assure that bio-diversity is maintained so that loss of one species such as the elm or ash trees will not devastate the entire city. 

Sally pointed out that the group depends on support from the City of Greenfield, Greenfield Parks Department, Greenfield Power and Light, Indiana Youth Challenge, and the G-CHS Rover team for assistance in accomplishing all the work that must be done each year.

Lt. Governor attends club meeting

Rose division Lt. Governor Julie Henderson of Cambridge City introduced herself to the club on May 29.  Other members of the Cambridge City Evening Club attended with her.  She invited all the members to go to the District meeting this year which will celebrate 100 years of partnership with Riley Children's Hospital. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hancock Health Volunteers

Barb Kauchak, Kiwanis President with Dawn Earlywine of Hancock Health

Dawn Earlywine, Director of Volunteers at Hancock Health spoke to Kiwanis about the volunteer opportunities at the hospital.  The volunteers at the hospital contribute enough manpower to be the equivalent of 38 full time employees whose compensation would total over $1.5 million dollars. 
The visible volunteers are at the information desk but others work in billing, the call center, and even assist with Rock Steady boxing program and the hospital's fresh produce distribution program.
Dawn sated that she believes volunteering helps your mental state, your community, your hapiness, and friendships.  For more information on volunteer opportunities call 317.462.5544. 

Lisa Smith, Foster Mother

Lisa was a licensed beautician working in her home when friends started talking about fostering children and that is when she started fostering herself.  Since that day, she has been the foster mother to over 100 children, 8 of whom she adopted.  
Lisa told Kiwanis the process of being a foster parent and discussed the system of foster parenting at length.
She talked about how much they are paid for fostering and is an advocate for changing the law from only protection for the foster parent to also having laws to protect the children. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

G=CHS Key Club

Left to right:  Scott Kleine, Kiwanis Advisor; Michelle Marler, Faculty Advisor; Halle Wynn, Key Club Vice-President; and Dan Riley, Kiwanis Advisor

Halle Wynn, Vice President of the Greenfield-Central High School Key Club reported on the activities of the club and answered questions from the membership. 

The Key Club has 15 members and meets every other Friday at 8 am.  This years projects included Trick or Treat for Riley Hospital, Unicef Fund raising, Birthday bags for the Food Pantry, and the CF Walk. 

Key Club is a youth program sponsored by the Greenfield Kiwanis Club.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Greenfield Intermediate K-Kids
Back Row L-R Advisors Deena Bratton and Katie Kreamer
Front K-Kids President Elect Maycie Succaw and Vice-President Maddi Succaw

The Greenfield Intermediate K-Kids reported on their activities this year.  The club has 40 members and averages 32 members at each meeting,  There have been 16 meetings this year with 2 more meetings remaining,  Their activities include:
  • A float in the G-CHS Homecoming parade entitled Snow White and the 40 dwarves
  •  Helping with Breast Cancer Awareness week
  • Collecting food for a canned food drive
  • Going to a nursing home at Christmas
  • Collecting Hats, gloves, and scarves for use at homeless shelters
  • Raising $1009 for Leukemia and Lymphoma  
  • Creating gifts for Teachers Appreciation

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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.