The VFES K-Kids are 67 strong and have organized six teams to plan projects and fundraisers for their school and community. They have already donated goods and money to the Riley Children’s Hospital Kiwanis Parent Comfort Cart. Pictured are some of the students using their lunch period to plan a project. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor for the VFES K-Kids. The K-Kids learn leadership skills through community service.
Michelle Shelton, Scott County Partnership, recently spoke at the Lexington K-Kids meeting to thank the students for helping with the Salvation Army bell ringing over the Christmas season raising money for the Scott County Clearinghouse. Pictured are Michelle Shelton, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett and the LES K-Kids. Michelle explained how the bell ringing helps the Clearinghouse provide goods, services and support to needy families in Scott County. All the money raised by the Salvation Army here in Scott County stays in Scott County to help Clearinghouse serve our community. The students had fun ringing the bell and singing Christmas carols and now understand they can have fun while providing a needed service for the community. K-Kids is a Kiwanis family club designed to teach leadership through community service.
The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-kids collected items and raised money for the Kiwanis Riley Children’s Hospital “Parent Comfort Cart”. The Parent Comfort Cart is manned by Kiwanis volunteers at Riley Children’s Hospital to provide toiletries, snacks, puzzles, etc for parents waiting while their kids are undergoing treatment at Riley. The VFES K-Kids raised the money and collected items to present to Al Riggle to handcarry to the Kiwanis Indiana District Mid Year Convention where they were donated to Kiwanian Marge Crouch who coordinates the Parent Comfort Cart.The K-Kids develop leadership skills while performing community service.
Kate Eder, Regional Director from Big Brothers Big Sisters, attended a meeting of the Lexington Elementary School K-Kids to talk to them about how their participation and fundraising for the Bowl For Kids Sake helps Big Brothers Big Sisters in Scott County. Pictured are Kate Eder, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett and the members of the LES K-Kids. For the second consecutive year the LES K-Kids entered two teams in the BFKS to raise money for Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year the two teams raised over $450 and won the spirit award! The LES K-Kids was chartered last year and has been active with projects in Lexington ES and the community. The K-Kids are a Kiwanis Family Club designed to teach leadership skills through community service.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and Vienna Finley Elementary School chartered the VFES K-Kids three years ago. The K-Kids learn leadership skills while planning service projects in their community and school. Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors. Student officers are President Chloe Mullins, Vice President Sophie Gricius, Secretary Tonya Huffman, Treasurer Cadee Hutton, 5th Grade Director Sophia Kirkman and 4th Grade Director Cason Owens.
Pictured are the students meeting during recess to form teams to work on various service projects. There are 67 students in the VFES K-Kids. The teams will meet to plan and organize their projects. One of the projects they’re planning is to participate in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. They hope to enter two teams and are raising money for this project. Please let me or Eric Mullins know if anyone would like to donate to their efforts.
The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-Kids held their ceremony to install new officers for 2017-18 and induct new members into the club. President Rachel Pelfrey of the SHS Key Club and President Sarah Everett of the SMS Builders Club installed the new officers. There are sixty-seven members in the VFES K-Kids. Kara Dulaney and Alyssa Elam are the Faculty Advisors and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors. New members inducted into the VFES K-Kids areAbby Padgett, Abry Justice, Addy Akers, Aiden Cornelius, Alaina Lee, Alexsiya Scott, Bailee Amos, Bailee Loudermilch, Ben Nunley, Blayden Kimberlin, Brandt Kendall, Byrlee Busick, Cadee Helton, Caden Howell, Cameron Harrison, Camille King, Cason Owens, Chase Vaughn, Clayton Kock, Conner McDill, Daniel Jones, Danielle Nay, Danny McDonald, Desmond Hatton, Donnie Towne, Garrett McClellan, Jace Luttrell, Jesse Cochran, Jordan Lewis, Justus Jackson, Khloe Brown, Kinsey Juntunen, Lillian Jones, Lillie Broadus, Lily Siekman, Madilyn Holliday, Madison Brown, Marina Chandler, Marley Flennor, Mia Boiles, Myca Buckel, Neveah Witt, Paris Robbins, Sam Deshong, Scarlett Herald, Sophia Kirkman, Sophie Gricius, Taylor Busick, Taylor Hackett, Trevin Baldwin, Tristyn Beaver, Tucker Doriot and Wyatt Righthouse. The VFES K-Kids were chartered in February 2016 and were recognized by Kiwanis International as an Honor Club for 2015-16. They were nominated in 2017 for the Mayor’s Good Neighbor Award in the Youth Category. K-Kids is an international organization for elementary school students imbedded in the philosophy of building character and developing leadership through community service. The vision is to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service. K-Kids is one of the Kiwanis family of clubs in the Service Leadership Program. These young students develop and carry out service projects for their school and community. They also participate in fundraising projects and use the money earned to support local charities or school concerns. Congratulations to the VFES K-Kids!
The LES K-Kids conducted a ceremony last night to install their new officers and induct their new members. Thank you to all our Kiwanis members who attended: Don & Millie Cooper, Nick and Bunny South, Lee Anna Willett (SCSD2), Kara Dulaney (SCSD2), Chuck Rose (SCSD2), Marc Slaton (SCSD2), and Al Riggle. Also thank you to President Sarah Everett from the SMS Builders Club and Haley Bryant from the SHS Key Club for installing the new officers. Thanks to Olivia Watson, Alexis Campbell, Justice Gabbard and Rachel Pelfrey for attending and providing refreshments. Thanks to the Kiwanis members for providing refreshments.
We will be hosting the VFES K-Kids ceremony after Thanksgiving.