ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Kiwanis Silent Auction 2

Stay Tuned For More Details….

We will be providing the link to the Auction Here, on our FACEBOOK page, our TWITTER account, and many other outlets!!

We will also be providing details about some of the items, our donors, and much much more!

So….Get Your WALLET ready for SOME FUN AND EXCITEMENT…..and better yet…to help us better serve more children around the world and in the Indianapolis Community!

 

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund

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Kiwanis Children’s Fund
The Kiwanis Children’s Fund helps make remarkable things happen for kids and communities around the world.
Kids need Kiwanis, and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, formerly the Kiwanis International Foundation, helps you reach them, amplifying your impact in communities around the world. The Children’s Fund supports five Kiwanis causes — initiatives that Kiwanians have shared they want to support:
  • Service Leadership Programs
  • Club and district service projects
  • Disaster relief
  • The Eliminate Project
  • The sustained elimination of iodine deficiency disorders
In each of these areas, the Children’s Fund turns money into meaning. Beyond that, the Children’s Fund can be a resource for your club, too. Its staff members help clubs and districts establish and manage their own foundations. They visit clubs virtually and in-person to provide updates on the Children’s Fund. And they can even offer clubs fundraising and goal-setting advice.
Every district has a Children’s Fund staff member they can turn to for help. The Indiana District’s staff member is Jereme Grinslade. Feel free to reach out to Jereme for more information about the Children’s Fund. You can contact Jereme at jgrinslade@kiwanis.org or 317-217-6157.

Indiana District Convention 2018

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Our club is excited to announce that we will have 3 members attending the Indiana District Convention this year!

René Booker – President

Sandra Keller – Secretary

Justin Underwood – Club Member

It should not only be a great experience and learning opportunity…but there is FUN to be had as well.

Schedule

Friday, August 17
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Indiana Kiwanis Foundation Board Meeting Westin Hotel – Capitol 2
12 p.m. Lunch on Own On Own
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 2017-2018 Indiana Kiwanis District Board Meeting Westin Hotel – Capitol 2
6:30 – 10 p.m. Kiwanis Night at Children’s Museum (Dinner Buffet Provided) The Indianapolis Children’s Museum
Saturday, August 18
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens Westin Hotel – Grand Foyer
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Exhibitors Westin Hotel – Grand Foyer
8:00 – 9 a.m. Breakfast Westin Hotel – Grand 5
9:00 – 11 a.m. Opening Session Westin Hotel – Grand 5
11:15 a.m. Shuttles to Riley Westin Lobby
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kiwanis Picnic at Riley Children’s Hospital (Lunch Buffet Provided) Ball Gardens at IUPUI
2:15 p.m. Shuttles Back to Westin
3 – 5 p.m. Workshops Westin Hotel – See Program
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. PLGA Meeting Westin Hotel – See Program
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Past Governor’s Meeting Westin Hotel – See Program
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction for Three Wishes Campaign Westin Hotel – Grand 4 & 5
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 100th Year Celebration and Dinner Westin Hotel – Grand 4-5
Sunday, August 19
7:30 a.m. House of Delegates Westin Hotel – Grand 2 & 3
9:00 a.m. Closing Session, Breakfast, Memorial Ceremony and Retirement & Installation of District Board Westin Hotel – Grand 5
30 minutes after closing session concludes 2018-19 Indiana Kiwanis District Board Meeting Westin Hotel – Grand 2 & 3

Just Be There…

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Kiwanis Indiana District – Habitat For Humanity

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René and Sandy attended the Indiana District Mid-Year on March 10th, 2018 on behalf of our Kiwanis Club of Indy-It’s 5o’clock Somewhere.

This year at the convention, Kiwanis members got to assist in a Habitat for Humanity Build. There were two sign up times for this event. René and Sandy took Crew 1 from 7 to 9 am.  Each crew was divided into 5 groups consisting of about 10 to 12 people. They all worked together, no matter what their skill set was, to help build a house for a mother and her 5-year daughter – Kisha and Khole. It was really cold but well worth it! Working together, meeting other Kiwanians, and helping a family in our community.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

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For more information on Habitat For Humanity – CLICK HERE

And as always…To learn more about how you can get involved…please contact us!  We are more than happy to invite you to one of our club meetings!!

Our Service Project…

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Once again, our club members have been going into action at B.A.B.E. as a follow up to our original service project.

Only this time…the diapers were really stacking up!  But nothing would stop our gang of Pamper Packers!!!

We have been gathering a few times now at B.A.B.E. to pack up those diapers….and even though they seem to be stacked against us…we prevailed every time!  LOL

This program is such a valuable one and a great project for our club!  We love that we are able to help them out and hope to continue doing this for them on a regular basis,

To learn more about B.A.B.E – Check out this B.A.B.E Fact Sheet or this really informative B.A.B.E Brochure

Here are some pictures showcasing the FUN time we had helping others!!

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And as always…To learn more about how you can get involved…please contact us!  We are more than happy to invite you to one of our club meetings!!

The Eyes Of A Child…

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Chipotle – Pennies For Patients

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On Thursday, February 15th, The Chipotle Mexican Grill on 86th Street here in Indianapolis participated in the Pennies For Patients Campaign.  (More about the Campaign is below.)  Our Club Members, if they ate there, just had to mention that they were “Here For LLS” and Chipotle would donate 50% of its proceeds to the campaign.  This actually went well beyond just our club.but our club members were happy to participate and give back!!!pennies2Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner!

Students across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaigns benefiting the Society.

In the Pennies for Patients campaign, the class collecting the most change in each school receives a pizza party. Prizes such as computers, electronics and sports equipment are presented to the top schools in each area. The Pennies for Patients campaign began in the Society’s North Carolina Chapter in 1995.

For more information on The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society – CLICK HERE

Spread A Little Happiness…

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Joan – We Will Miss You!

“Great Leaders Don’t Set Out To Be A Leader…They Set Out To Make A Difference.  It’s Never About The Role – Always About The Goal.”

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I came across the above quote the other day and I quickly jotted it down on a piece of paper so that I could use it for this very blog post.

For me…it describes Joan Wilson PERFECTLY!

I was fortunate enough to work with Joan for a few years at Kiwanis International, and then again this past year as part of the new Kiwanis Club that she started here in Indianapolis.  I learned so much from her…but the one thing that I think stands out most for me….the one thing that I continue to see her work so hard for and try to achieve every day of her life…and it is the reason why I am still involved in Kiwanis today….is because our “END GOAL” is helping and serving the children of the world.

As Joan moves onto a new chapter in her life….”retirement”…I know that her legacy at Kiwanis International will live on….

And I know that myself, along with all of our fellow club members….will strive to make her proud….to keep working hard to build up our strength in numbers….to find additional community service projects….and to help and serve the children of Indianapolis…Indiana….the United States….and THE WORLD!

THANK YOU JOAN!  You have been a wonderful Leader, President and Friend to us all!  We will miss you while you are down in Florida soaking up the sun.

And while you are sipping on your fancy “Beach Drinks” – just remember….here in Indy….

It will always be….Five O’Clock Somewhere

Scott (And The Rest Of The Club)