The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recognized Don Cooper as the Kiwanian of the Year for 2015-16 at the annual dinner at the Hickory Creek Nursing HomeHickory Creek is a corporate member of the Kiwanis Club and has hosted this special fall dinner for a decadePictured is Kiwanis President David Wison presenting the Kiwanian of the Year Award to Don Cooper.  Don joined the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club on March 17, 1977.  Six months from now he will celebrate 40 years with Kiwanis.  Don has served in many capacities over the years, including serving as Lieutenant Governor of the Scenic Hills Division of Kiwanis.  Don arranges the speakers for the Weekly Meetings of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club.  Elected officials, including Mayor Graham, business leaders, leaders of not-for-profit organizations and interesting Scott County residents have all spoken at our meetings.  The diversity and quality of our speakers is outstanding.  Don, thank you for arranging our speakers.  Don takes the photos at the Kiwanis Weekly Meetings, the BUG parties and at many Kiwanis events.  These photos create a record of what the members of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club have done and inform the public of what the members of Kiwanis are doing.  Don has been the organizer of the Taco Wagon at the Scott County Fair for many years.  Each year the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club sells Tacos in a Bag, along with soft drinks, in what has become a tradition of the Scott County Fair.  Don, with considerable help from Millie, purchases the food, cooks the ground beef and sets up the Taco Wagon.  The money raised from the Taco Wagon helps support the many activities of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club.  Don has been instrumental in organizing the Kiwanis pancake breakfasts that are held at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.  This is another fund raiser for the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club.  We also invite community organizations which support our youth to sell tickets to the pancake breakfasts, and those organizations keep 100% of the money they raise from ticket sales.  When it is time to set up the Kiwanis tent, and again when we take it down, Don is often there to help.  Congratulations to Don Cooper, the 2015-16 Kiwanian of the Year!


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