The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club was chartered by Kiwanis International on 24 May 1961. Kiwanians have been service Scott County with distinction for over 53 years. We have two charter members active in the club now, Gordon Julian and Jack Pitts.
The Scottsburg Kiwaniannes were chartered by Kiwanis International on 16 February 1984. When Kiwanis was founded 100 years ago, it was a men’s service club. Women could be members of the Kiwaniannes. The Scottsburg Kiwaniannes were the first Kiwaniannes Club chartered in the Kiwanis Indiana District. The Kiwaniannes were sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club to provide our women the opportunity to support the objects and goals of Kiwanis and assist the Kiwanis Club in community service projects as well as conduct service projects of their own.. Millie Cooper was elected the first president. When Kiwanis International changed it membership rules to allow women to join in the 1980’s, Kiwaniannes worldwide were disbanded. However in Scottsburg, the Kiwaniannes continued unabated to meet and serve kids in our community. It was only in 2013 they chose to disband. For thirty years they had served the kids in Scott County with distinction. The Scottburg Kiwanis Club Board of Directors voted in 2014 to honor our Kiwaniannes by inducting them into the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club as Honorary Members. Rosie Alsup was the last serving president of the Kiwaniannes. On 29 May 2014 fourteen members of the Kiwaniannes were inducted as Honorary Members in the Scottsburg Kiwani Club. These members are: Millie Julian, Donna Craig, Winnie Smith, Gloria Craig, Doris Pearcy, Rosie Alsup, Sonja Mastin, Millie Cooper, Phyllis Cowles, Marie Craig, Paula Johnson, Cindy Lohr, Marilyn Rogers and Regina Hughbanks.
Scottsburg Kiwanians have served in positions of leadership in the Kiwanis Indiana District. The Scottsburg Club is in the Scenic Hills Division. There are nine clubs in Scenic Hills. Nine of our members have served as Lt Governor of the Scenic Hills Division and in that capacity served on the Kiwanis Indiana DIstrict Board of Directors. These former Lt Governors are:
Don Cooper 1981-1982
Jerry Michel 1984-1985
Charles Oak 1987-1988
Darryl Smith 1993-1994
Larry Bower 1995-1996
Kenny Alsup 1999-2000
Paul Rogers 2002-2003
John Pecord 2005-2006
John Pecord 2006-2007
Sheila Pecord 2011-2012
Sheila Pecord 2012-2013
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club chartered and sponsored the Scottsburg High School Key Club beginning in 2010-2011.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club chartered and sponsored the Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club beginning in 2012-2013.
Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Wins Distinguished Club Award
“Kiwanis International President Thomas DeJulio recently announced the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club achieved the Distinguished Club Award for 2012-13. The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club has been serving the kids in Scott County since 1961. This is the third time the club has received this honor, having won previously in 2005-06 and 2011-12. The award is given to those clubs who fulfill the Six Objects of Kiwanis, achieve membership growth, conduct multiple service projects, sponsor Service Leadership Programs such as Key Club, Builders Club and BUG Programs, meet the leadership training requirements and participate in District and Division activities. Kiwanis believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community. The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club in partnership with many other youth groups in Scott County, businesses, civic organizations and with outstanding support from the community have tried to make a difference with projects and programs that are relevant to our kids. President David Wilson reminded our members that without outstanding community support none of this would have been possible. The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club thanks all our partners, supporters and sponsors and look forward to serving together in the future for the benefit of our kids.”
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club was recognized by Kiwanis International as a Distinguished Club in 2005-2006 and in 2011-2012.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club was recognized by the Good Neighbor Awards Program as a Good Neighbor in the Adult Church/Civic Organization category in 2014.
The Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club was recognized by the Good Neighbor Awards Program as a Good Neighbor in the Youth Church/School/Civit Organization category in 2014.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awards a “Starfish”
Linda Dawson from the Scott County EMS recently attended the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting at the Coffee House to give a presentation on the the Emergency Medical Service in Scott County. Pictured with Linda is the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President-Elect Dave Church. Linda is a graduate of Scottsburg High School and an employee for Scott County EMS. She talked about what it is like to work for EMS. She has been an employee for one and a half years. She is one of 25 employees at EMS and teaches CPR. Scott County EMS has five vehicles that rotate for 24/7 county service. They average 25 to 30 runs in that 24 hour shift. Ten to fifteen of those runs are 911 calls. The Kiwanis Club thanked Linda for her presentation and appreciate all our County EMS do for the citizens of Scott County.
Sue Petrisin will take office in time for the organization’s centennial convention next year in Indy.
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