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Important Silent Auction Update!

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I will tell you what…setting up an Online Silent Auction is SOOOOOOO much fun until the T-Rex shows up and starts wreaking havoc on everything you have accomplished!  LOL

But…he is now contained and hopefully everything will be smooth sailing from here on out!  But it has delayed our auction by a couple of days!

But…if you would like to get a sneak peek at some of the items for sale…

CLICK HERE

And there will be a few more items coming!

SO STAY TUNED!!  We promise a FUN FILLED SUPER SUMMER SILENT AUCTION!!!

And make sure you tell all your friends and family!!!

THANKS!

Scott Booker

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.

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!!

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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Make A Difference!!

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So often, I hear people say that they want to get involved and that they want to make a difference in people’s lives but they just don’t know how!

If it sounds simple…it is simple!

Join a Kiwanis Club!  If not ours…one in your community!  If there is not one in your community…why not check into starting one?  There are so many great opportunities out there people!

BE THE DIFFERENCE!!!!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL’S WEB-SITE

Someone there would LOVE to assist you in getting you in touch with a club in your community or helping you get one started!

THANK YOU FOR CARING!

Coffee With A Cop!

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Indianapolis area Kiwanis family members are invited to enjoy free coffee and good conversation during the Coffee with a Cop event hosted by Starbucks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21. Connect with local law enforcement over casual conversation about issues that matter most to you, your club members and your community.

When: Wednesday morning, June 21 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: Starbucks at 6706 E. 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (82nd & Craig)

Share the date: Use the information below to share information with other Kiwanis family members and friends.

RSVP: Plan to attend? Let us know. Email Lisa Pyron prior to the event at lpyron@kiwanis.org

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