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)

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!!!!