The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club donated $229 to assist a family in Scott County living in a trailer with no air conditioning. The family comprised of two adults and six children with the youngest five and a half years old and with asthma needed some assistance. Pictured is from left to right Stephanie Dickerson from DCS and Kiwanian Bunny South presenting the check for the air conditioner unit at the Java Station.
Thank you to all our members for all you do for our kids! Times are going to be extra tough for some of our families with the pandemic. We are honored to be able to help where needed!
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented a scholarship award of $500 to Quinn Lawson at their noon meeting at the Java Station. Pictured are from left to right Kiwanian Darryl Smith, Quinn and Kiwanian Nick South. Quinn is a graduate of Austin High School and was a member of the Key Club. She plans on attending Ivy Tech Community College and studying to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. Darryl and Nick are members of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee. Eleven scholarships were awarded this year. The Kiwanis Club congratulates Quinn on her graduation and academic achievements and wish her the best in her studies.
First let me say thank you for all the support that your organization has been to CASA of Scott County. As the recruiter for this great cause, COVID-19 has made it impossible for me to do in person sharing. I am therefore looking for ways to reach anyone that would like to help these precious children we serve.
Our current volunteers have been very busy during this pandemic and have done amazing things to help these children. As with any crisis this virus has also increased the number of children coming into DCS care. In all of last year we served 271 children. So far this year we have served 233 children, but if you compare the same time frames we are actually up in service this year so far. Jan-July 2020= 233 served and Jan-July 2019 = 220 served.
As of Dec 2019 we had 46 children on our wait list. As of today we have 72 children on our wait list. So far this year we have had 95 new cases/ children enter into the system. At the same time in 2019 we had 67. That is an increase of 28 children entering the system this year as compared to last year. The increase in children entering the system accounts for the increase of the children on the waitlist almost perfectly. This year we have served 233 children so far even with the restrictions we are currently working through. With everything going on, our service to children has increased from the same time frame from last year when we served 220 children in 2019. By the end of last year we were very close to serving all of the children on our caseload.
As you can tell by the numbers WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are always looking for more volunteers to help us serve the 72 children on our wait list. We need your help, please call 812-752-4748 and ask for Paula Kern so we can start you in a virtual training class and you can be a voice for a child in need. Will you please join with me to make sure that no child in Scott County is without a voice.
Please share this flyer on your websites, post it on any social media that you use to get people involved. — Best regards,
Paula Kern Scott County CASA 36 Forrest Ave. Scottsburg, In. 47170 812-752-4748 Office 812-595-1153 Cell
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented a $500 scholarship to Shelby Keith at their Board Meeting held at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Pictured are from left to right Kiwanian Nick South, Shelby and Kiwanian Darryl Smith. Nick and Darryl are members of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee. Shelby is a recent graduate of Austin High where she was an active member of the Key Club and served as it’s President. Shelby was awarded the Sandy Nininger Award by the Kiwanis Club for her leadership performance in making a difference in the community and in her club. This is the first time this award has been presented here in Scott County. The Kiwanis congratulate Shelby on her outstanding high school performance and wish her the very best as she continues her studies.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Kansas Amos at their Board Meeting at the Hampton Inn & Suites.Pictured are Kiwanian Nick South, Kansas and Kiwanian Darryl Smith. Nick and Darryl are members of the Scholarship Committee. Kansas served as an active member and officer of the Austin High Key Club and participated in numerous Kiwanis Family projects and programs including recognizing third graders at Austin Elementary School for improving their grades. Congratulations to Kansas and best of luck as she continues her studies.