Category Archives: Indiana District

A Tasty Fundraiser

This Spring, our Kiwanis Club had our second most successful fundraiser since we have been in existence.

Our club member, Jan Booker, had heard that service clubs and organizations could partner with their local Texas Roadhouse Restaurant to sell their FAMOUS Rolls as a popular fundraising idea.

The concept is simple:

Step 1. The club members take orders for the rolls by the dozen (rolls will be frozen)

Step 2. When completed, the club gives their local Texas Roadhouse the totals (rolls and their famous cinnamon honey butter)

Step 3. Texas Roadhouse makes the rolls and prepares everything for pick-up

Step 4. The club picks up the rolls and delivers them to members who in turn deliver them to their customers

Step 5. Texas Roadhouse makes money and the club makes a decent percentage of the sales

Our club, in just a short period of time, sold enough rolls to make over $750.00. This money will be put to such good use in helping the kids in our area and the kids around the world.


Kiwanis is the safety net that creates opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live.

Kiwanis is a positive influence in locations worldwide with a dream that all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.

Indiana District Council Meeting

Fellow Members of Indy Metro Division Clubs & Service Leadership Programs: On behalf of my Key Club and CKI lieutenant governor counterparts, I hope you are planning to join us for our online Division Council Meeting this coming Wednesday, October 7th, from 5:30-6:30 pm. ALL KIWANIS CLUB, CKI and KEY CLUB MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE!

Since we will be celebrating on James Whitcomb Riley’s 171st birthday, the primary goal for this virtual GoToMeeting gathering will be to celebrate all things Riley! Our Indiana District has been supporting Riley Hospital for Children for 101 years, starting five years before they even opened their doors. Amber Miller, Associations and Radiothon Coordinator, Riley Children’s Foundation, and Susan Schwartz, Program Manager-Volunteer Resources with Riley Hoppital for Children at IU Health, will be joining us to provide an overview regarding the myriad of ways Kiwanis has supported their needs through the years. 

We are also going to be calling on a representative from each of our eight Kiwanis clubs, sharing quick updates and future plans. Of course, we also want to learn what’s going on with Key Clubs and CKI Clubs in our area…and will definitely celebrate the brand-new Park Tudor Key Club, which our Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club has offered to sponsor! 

Last, but certainly not least, it is high time you all kick me to the curb…so Governor Martyn Furnish will be presiding over the installation of our new Indy Metro Division Lieutenant Governor, Tina Siddle! For those of you who wish to contact her in the future, she may be reached at or (317) 563-6904. Tina is a second-generation Kiwanian, and I know that her parents, Ted and Elsie Siddle, and members of her North Indianapolis Club are mighty proud of her!

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (646) 749-3131
– One-touch: tel:+16467493131,,291486778#

Access Code: 291-486-778

We have organized this Division Council Meeting to be fun and informative. Frankly, now that most of our members are accustomed to zooming around, I’m hoping we can celebrate “All Things Riley” every October near JWR’s birthday! 

In closing, thanks to all Indy Metro Division members for allowing me to zoom onto so many of your club meeting calls, as well as letting me take part in your service projects, fundraising events and social gatherings. I’m so proud of how our club leaders have stayed in touch with all members, despite these troubling times…and know the officers who just took over last week will be counting on every member to help them navigate the way forward and seek new ways to meet the needs of kids and our community. And so long as you promise not to invoice me for membership dues, I plan on zooming around when time permits and stay in touch with so many fast friends I have made this past year! 

Please make every effort to join us for this special hour of Kiwanis fellowship this coming Wednesday evening! 

Brad B. Boyd

2019-20 Indy Metro Division Lieutenant Governor

Food Drive!!!!

Important Announcement!

We are having a huge food drive for The Pike Red Zone Food Pantry here in Indianapolis! Details are on flyer below. If you can’t be there to donate food or hygiene items and would like to make a donation of money–checks can be made out to: Pike High School and in the memo–food pantry. Those can be mailed to the attention of Bryce Kinder at Kiwanis International (same address as below). THANK YOU everyone for your support!

Indiana District Convention 2018


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.


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

Kiwanis Indiana District – Habitat For Humanity

KI District Habitat 1

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!

Habitat Family

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!!

Silent Auction Offers Fun for Kids at Heart

Indiana District KI

Silent Auction Offers Fun for Kids at Heart
Looking for an outing or adventure with your kids or grandkids? Look no further. The 3 Wishes silent auction has some great deals on tickets to popular kid-friendly attractions! Characters, coasters, cascading water, and carnivores….
Characters – Check out four (4) one-day Park Hopper passes for Disney in Orlando! It’s a $620 value.
Coasters – It’s all about the roller coasters at Cedar Point and Kings Island. One auction package includes four (4) tickets for Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH and the other includes two (2) general admission tickets for Kings Island in Mason, OH.
Cascading Water – Auction item #40 is two (2) tickets to Big Splash Adventures Indoor Water Park and Resort in French Lick. It’s an indoor park, so don’t worry about the weather!
Carnivores – Lions, and tigers, and bears!  Check out the Indianapolis Zoo basic membership. It includes admission for two adults from the same household plus all dependent children/grandchildren under the age of 21. You can visit as often as you want for a year!
Click on the Auction Link to register and bid on items. You will be supporting kids throughout Indiana through Riley Hospital for Children while entertaining the kid in you.


For more information, please feel free to contact:

Indiana District of Kiwanis

3636 Woodview Trace, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 578-0857