|Kiwanis Spelling Bee Team; Patric McClarnon, Ellen Manolopoulos, Sandie Miller and Sue True|
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Katherine Murray, Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator spoke to Kiwanis about using Mindfulness and Creative Imagery to reduce the effects of stress and enhance your sense of well being. Classes are offered on Mindfulness from 1-2 pm on the first and third Fridays of each month. A class on Guided Imagery is held from 1-2 pm on the second Friday of each month. For more information contact Katherine at 317.468.4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Mary Gibble, President of the Hancock County Community Foundation, spoke to the Kiwanis club about the foundation. The foundation is 27 years old and has over 300 funds totaling over $40 million dollars. 100 of the funds are scholarships for Hancock County Students. The Greenfield Kiwanis club has three scholarship funds. In 2018 over $1.4 million was granted from various funds.
The Foundation also has unrestricted funds to take care of community needs. Three programs are currently funded by these unrestricted funds: Level Up for local non-profits; Excellence Academy and Y-GIVE (Youth _ Granting, Investing, Volunteering and Engaging), a youth program.
The foundation also is involved in education for all age groups. The foundation provides funds to each of the four school corporation educational foundations in addition to the 129 scholarships provided to the students The foundation provides non-traditional adult learners with scholarships in partnership with LINK. Early Childhood Literacy is accomplished through the Imagination Library program in partnership with the Dolly Parton foundation. The program provides high quality, age appropriate, reading materials to registered children from birth to kindergarten, They receive 60 books in conjunction with the Hancock County Public Library. An endowment fund will fund this program forever. Currently $1.9 million of the goal of $2 million has been raised for Imagination Library. 1,578 babys and toddlers are currently enrolled in the program. For more information on the foundation or giving to a fund go to
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Bring your food to the Walmart Parking Lot on Sep 21 from 10 am to 3 pm
Bring a cash contribution to buy food to club Sep 10
Volunteer to load, unload or sort food on Sep 21.
Click here to sign up to volunteer Sept 21 at Fill a Truck
and follow the directions on the sign up page
Brian Greer, 4-H Youth Development Educator with Kiwanis Vice-President David Spencer
Brian noted that most people upon hearing 4-H think of the Fair. He said the Fair is the showcase for what the 4-H youth have been doing all year long. He also noted many automatically think of animals and agriculture when hearing of 4-H. 70% of 4-Hers do not live on a farm The only requirement for membership is that you enroll in at least one project. There are over 60 projects to choose from including Arts and Crafts; Bicycle; Cake Decorating; Collections; Entomology; Legos; Rocketry; and Woodworking.
To find out more see @HancockCounty4HIndiana at Facebook, visit webpage purdue.edu/extension/hancock or e-mail email@example.com
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