Category: Club Business

Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporate Member, Austin Tri Hawk donated $2,700 to sponsor the BUG Program for 2017-18

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Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporate Member, Austin Tri Hawk donated $2,700 to sponsor the BUG Program for 2017-18PIctured are Mike Murry and Dave Bailey from Austin Tri Hawk and Al Riggle, Secretary of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club.  Bring Up Grades (BUG) is a Kiwanis signature program designed to provide incentives to third graders to improve their grades.  BUG started in Scott County in 2010 at Lexington ES and within five years had spread to every elementary school in Scott County.  Approximately 300 students participate in the program each yearStudents who make the BUG Honor Roll receive a party to celebrate their improvement each grading period.  At the parties the student receives a certificate identifying the subject(s) they improved, a BUG T-Shirt the first time they  make the BUG Honor Roll, snacks and prizes.  BUG is a team effortAustin Tri Hawk’s support provides the certificates, T-Shirts and pizza.  Lake Pointe Village provides the ice cream, Hickory Creek,  Stock Yard Bank and Hampton Oaks provide the cookies and cupcakes.  C3BB prints the certificates.  These are all Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporate Members.  Kiwanian Doris Marcum donates cookies and Betty Clark and The Kitchen also donate cookiesThanks to all our sponsors for making the BUG Program a success in Scott County!  Your efforts are making a difference for our kids!

 

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented $800 in scholarship awards to Madyson White, Tanner Craig and Josiah Croasdell

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented $800 in scholarship awards to Madyson White, Tanner Craig and Josiah Croasdell at their dinner meeting at The Kithen on The Square.  Pictured with the students are Kiwanians Maryrose McWhirter and Darryl SmithMadyson is a graduate of Austin High School and will be attending Indiana University to study Resource Management and Marketing; Tanner is a graduate of Austin High School and will be attending Evansville University to study Mechanical Engineering; and Josiah is a graduate of Scottsburg High School and will be attending Taylor University to study Physics and Engineering.  Congratulations to these outstanding students and best wishes as they continue their studies.

 

Ryan Penrod, Director of the Scott County YMCA

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Ryan Penrod, Director of the Scott County YMCA, and member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in ScottsburgRyan discussed programs offered by the YMCA for kids in Scott County the summer program which includes meals for the kids from the Scott County Partnerships’s Summer Meal ProgramPictured with Ryan is Kiwanis member LL Lowry.

 

Carissa Likens spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club’s dinner meeting

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Carissa Likens spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club’s dinner meeting at The Kitchen on The Square.  She spoke about her experiences and treatment at Riley Children’s Hospital and the outstanding care she received.  Carissa is the granddaughter of Kiwanians Don and Millie Cooper.  Pictured with Carissa is Millie Cooper.

 

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club has hosted a Flag Program in Scott County for over fifty years Every major holiday, sleepy residents wake up to see Kiwanis Flag Teams slowly pulling four trailers with nearly fifty American Flags each reaching out to the four corners of Scottsburg.  These teams post the national colors on businesses and residences who are flag partners.  These flag partners donate $30 a year to the Scottsburg Kiwanis to support programs and projects for kids in Scott County and in return the Kiwanis mount a bracket in front of their business/residence and raise an American Flag eight holidays each yearIt’s an important fundraiser for the Kiwanis and a great community service to make our community more festive and patriotic during the holidays.  It’s also become a tradition that residents expect to see early morning and early evening as the flag trailers return to retrieve the national colors.  In many cities and towns the local government owns the flags and hires someone to post the flags on important occasions.  In Scottsburg it’s the citizens and the local Kiwanis Club who own the flags, put them out and take them in each holiday.
Monte Roth, fellow Kiwanian, usually pulls the trailer to post flags on the City Route.  He has been most successful in getting youngsters to help put out the flags.  Some of the kids are Boy Scouts, some are members of Service Leadership Clubs the Kiwanis sponsor in Scott County Schools.  All are often accompanied by proud parents.  These pictures from Patriots Day show Billy Harris and his son Will helping post flags on the City Route around the SquareA new generation providing a priceless service.
Sometimes we don’t know how much people notice what we do in Scott County.  I attended a commemorative service for 911 at Scottsburg High School that morning after we had put the flags out.  I was proud of the comments I heard from several students who told me they knew September 11th was an important day because as they rode their buses to school the American flags were flying all along the bus routes. 
John Mastin was Chair of the Flag Program for many years and did a superb job.  He’s one of a long line of Kiwanians who have made this program special.  This is one of our signature programs.  We should never take it for granted.  It touches the hearts of members of our community in ways we may not always know.    We owe a special thanks to our flag teams.  Some of the current members are John Mastin, Brent Inman, Terry Davis, Ross St Clair, Don Cooper, Chris Wakeman, Monte Roth, Dave Church, Dave Kilburn, Bob Riley, Jim Lakner, and Jim Lewis.  Thanks also to all our Flag Partners, nearly 190 plus, whose support of this program allows Scottsburg to put on its colors every holiday, rain or shine, snow or ice, heat or cold