Category Archives: Kiwanis International

The Kiwanis Family

Kiwanis created its family of sponsored leadership clubs to help people of all ages develop the heart to serve, answer the call to lead and accept the courage to engage. By working together, we can become an force for good in the world for children and communities.

Kiwanians around the globe have one common goal: To serve the children of the world. Kiwanis advocates this vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for every member of a community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, youth and young adults around the world become competent, capable and compassionate leaders.

For more information on the Kiwanis Family, just click the link below:

https://www.kiwaniskids.org/en/KKids/Engage/The_Kiwanis_family.aspx

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 Tsiddle3@yahoo.com 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.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/291486778

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!

Raising Money For COVID-19

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Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, to support the most urgent needs of children, especially those related to COVID-19. And right now, every dollar donated on Facebook, up to $50,000 will be matched!

As you know, we serve kids around the world. Our Kiwanis Children’s Fund has received an overwhelming number of requests from clubs who need financial assistance to help children during the COVID-19 crisis—from providing food to hungry families to essential technology for students and so much more.

We are fundraising to help meet these urgent needs of children! If you would consider donating, I can assure you your gift will be put to good use.

CLICK HERE to go to our Facebook Fundraising Page to help out in any way you can!

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

Little Things Matter & Embrace The Fear!

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This was sent to me today in an email…..

And this is truly something that EVERYONE…not just Kiwanians….should listen and take heed to!

William H. McRaven:  How I Went Through Hell Week

United States Navy admiral William H. McRaven delivers a powerful speech about the importance of doing the little things and embracing fear in life.

Click Here To Listen

Make Sure you Turn On The Volume When You Get The Video Started.

It is a remarkable…powerful…inspiring speech!!

THANK YOU!

 

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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IHOP National Pancake Day – Service Project

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Once again…our club was able to help support local Children’s hospitals by partnering with a local IHOP here in Indianapolis by volunteering to work on National Pancake Day!

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We had quite a few club members volunteer to work at the store during different shifts and talk to the customers explaining to them the importance of their donations and where they would be going! Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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We Are So Proud Of Our Club…Our Members….And KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL!!!

THIS….IS WHAT WE DO!  And THIS….IS WHY WE DO IT!!!!