Category: Club Business

The last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh


Brittany Walsh recently attended and spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis weekly dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in ScottsburgPictured with Brittany is Millie Cooper.  Millie is a former Kiwanianne.  The Kiwaniannes were a women’s auxiliary of the Kiwanis for years until the 1980’s when women could join the Kiwanis.  At that time the Kiwaniannes were disbanded.  However, the Scottsburg Kiwaniannes were such an active, involved group serving the kids in Scott County that they continued to meet till just a few years ago.  The Kiwaniannes used to give out scholarships to students each yearThe last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh Brittany attended Ball State University and received a Kiwanianne scholarship in 2013She graduated this spring and has earned a teaching certificate.  Brittany will begin teaching sixth grade near Muncie, IN this fall.  She felt so strongly about the support she received from the Kiwaniannes that she wanted to come back and personally thank them for the scholarship and bring them up to date on her studies and achievements since receiving the scholarship.  The members of the club were touched by Brittany’s presentation and shared in her pride in her accomplishments.  The Kiwanis wished her the best as she begins her teaching career.  Brittany’s sister, Abby, now attends Ball State University.  Abby was a four year member of the SHS Key Club where she served as its president and served at the Indiana District level as the Bulletin Editor where she earned special Governors recognition Abby is now a member of the Circle K Club at Ball State University.  Her youngest sister, Lily, is a member of the SMS Builders Club and will be the Vice President this year.


Jill Baker, Superintendent of the Scott County Highway Department


Jill Baker, Superintendent of the Scott County Highway Dept recently spoke at the Kiwanis weekly dinner meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg.  Pictured are Jill Baker and Kiwanian Nick South.  Jill has been with the highway dept since 2000.  She talked about the efforts to improve the roads in Scott County through the Community Crossing Grants.  Typically during an aaverage year, Scott County is able to pave about three miles of road.  This equates to one mile in each district in the county per year.  With the Community Crossing Grant and matching funds from the Council, $2 million, they were able to pave 34 miles in Scott County last year.  Scott County applied for this grant again this year and the money should be awarded by 31 August.  If the application is approved for the full amount requested, the county will have $2 million to pave roads again this year.  Money awarded through this grant can be used for work on bridges, paving and sidewalks.  Scott County has used the money to pave.  The new gas tax, which went into effect 1 Jul, will provide funds to help with roadwork.  Fifty percent of the money provided to the county through this tax has to be used on roadways.  The money they receive can be used for signs, paving, rock and culverts.  It cannot be used for salaries.  It costs approximately $62K to pave a mile of road.  Several bridges in Scott County need repair.  The County Highway Dept recently finished working on the bridge on Plymouth Road.  Some of the stones from the old bridge were donated to Lexington Park.  The county tries to work on as many roads as they can each year.  The roads selected are based on a grading system.  The roads that score the worse are repaired first.  The highway dept has two pavers.  Jill explained there are city, county and state roads in Scott County.  The County Highway Dept only works on county roads.  The Kiwanis thanked Jill for her presentation and for the great work the highway dept does for the residents of Scott County.


Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk – August 26,



Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk for the Kids August 26

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk at Hardy Lake State Park starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26.  The regular fee for admission to the park will be waived for race participants.

The Race will start and finish at the beach area, just a short distance from where the Friends of Hardy Lake will be serving a marvelous breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. (only $6.50 for adults, $3.00 for kids ages 3-12, and free for kids under 3).

The fee for race participants is $20 per person.  Runners and Walkers can register directly with the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, in which case the registration fee will go directly toward funding the Kiwanis Club’s many programs that benefit the children or Scott County, or they can register through any of our Participating Organizations, which will retain 50% of the fees collected to support their own programs.  Those Participating Organizations include CASA, CRADLE, Scottsburg Boys Basketball Team, Lexington Good Faith PreSchool, and the Youth Grantmaking Council.

Runners and Walkers are encouraged to get Personal Sponsors to benefit the organization which they are supporting.  100% of the money collected from Personal Sponsors will go to the organization which the Runner or Walker is supporting.  Three Special Awards will be given to 1) the Participating Organization that raises the most money from Personal Sponsors, 2) the Participating Organization sponsoring the individual Runner or Walker who raises the most money from Personal Sponsors, and 3) the Participating Organization sponsoring the individual Runner or Walker who has the most Personal Sponsors.  (Participating Organizations are eligible to receive a Special Award in only one category.)

Special Awards with be given to the first male finisher and the first female finisher, the first finisher with a child in a stroller, and the finisher with the best costume.  In addition, certificates of recognition will be given to the male and female runners and the male and female walkers with the best times in the following age groups: 19 and under; 20 through 39; 40 through 59; 60 through 69; and 70 and older.

For registration forms and other information contact Kiwanis 5K Coordinator Guy Townsend at or 812/889-2522.


Miracle Treat Day

Good afternoon KIDS!

I hope that you are all enjoying your summer! I just wanted to remind all of you that tomorrow is Miracle Treat Day! Indulge in a Blizzard Treat on Thursday, July 27th and participating Dairy Queen locations will donate $1 or more to Riley Hospital. What better reason to treat yourself to ice cream?! 

Please let me know if there is any way that I can support your club! Thanks again for all that you do to support the kids and families at Riley!

For the kids,


Amber Miller

Associations and Radiothon Coordinator

Riley Children’s Foundation


317.759.6949 l direct line

317.634.4474 x6949 l local

877.867.4539 x6949 l toll-free

317.850.1166 l cell

317.634.4478 l fax


30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200

Indianapolis, IN 46204