Category: Kiwanis

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.


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.


#1 Club of our Indiana District!

And no ceremony is complete without a cake to celebrate.


Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success.  It was a great opportunity to bring so many community partners together in one place at one time to celebrate the good things going on in Scott County for our kids!  The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club appreciate the partnership with so many outstanding groups and individuals and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work together to benefit our kids!



Ross St Clair receives the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently recognized Kiwanian Ross St Clair with the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor and pin for 25 years of service to Kiwanis and the kids in Scott CountyPictured are from left to right Kiwanis President Terry Davis, Ross, and Kiwanis Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor from the New Albany Club, Matt VanoverRoss has been active in various programs and projects with the Kiwanis including the Flag Program, Taco Wagon, Pancake Breakfasts, Spaghetti Dinners and is a former club Secretary. He donates hours of service each year to Kids First.  Congratulations to Ross for his service to our kids!



K Kids visit to the preschool

One of the most successful efforts our Kiwanis Club has embarked on the past six years is the sponsorship of Service Leadership Programs in Scott County.  As Kiwanis, we believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community. Our Service Leadership Programs do that
There are two different types of Service Leadership Programs we sponsor in Scott county, programs like the BUG Progrram and Clubs like K-Kids, Builders Club and Key ClubOur Kiwanis Club in cooperation with both SCSD1 and SCSD2 sponsor the BUG Program in all five elementary schools in Scott County (~300 Students)We also sponsor two Key Clubs (SHS and AHS), a Builders Club (SMS) and two K-Kids Clubs (VFES and LES).  All of these clubs develop leadership through community service.  We have outstanding Faculty Advisors, Angela Bray (SHS), Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally (AHS). Lisa Sutton (SMS), Katie Sawin (VFES) and Lee Anna Willett (LES).  We have a strong team of Kiwanis Advisors to help me with these clubs, Terry Davis (AHS), Monte Roth (SHS and LES), and Eric Mullins (VFES)
All these students are learning how to think about how they can improve their community and school, how to plan projects, how to organize and schedule, how to speak and promote projects.  They are all making a difference in our community and our schools and I couldn’t be more proud of the students and advisors.  Several of our graduates are now in Circle K (the college version of SLP) continuing their development as leaders and community servants
A great example is the project the LES K-Kids just completed at the end of the school year.  They volunteered to assist with the Lexington Good Faith Pre-School giving up their recess to volunteer with these young pre-school students.  Just look at the pictures to see how much fun these students had serving these younger members of their community.  These are our leaders of the future
Thank you for the opportunity to work with them!  Thank you to all our faculty advisors and Kiwanis advisors.  You are making a difference and I’m proud to serve with you!

The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids

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The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids were chartered in a ceremony held at Lexington ES in front of parents, school leaders and community leadersThe LES K-Kids are the second K-Kids Club to be chartered in Scott County with the only other one being at VFESKiwanis member Chris Wakeman presented the club banner and gavel to LES K-Kids President Raeann Baker.  Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor Jesse Mays from Scottsburg High School installed the officers.  Bella Cox was installed as Vice President, Katie Montgomery was installed as Secretary, Kendra Shuler was installed as Treasurer and Leah South, Ashia Alcorn, Rebecca Roll, Lillian Doyle and Natasha Williams were installed as Directors.  K-Kids is a student led club for 4th and 5th graders to learn leadership skills through community service.  These students raised over $460 this year for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Scott County Bowl For Kids Sake, made chalk boxes for 2nd graders at LES, made flash cards for Kindergarten students at LES and worked on welcome packets for new students.  Lee Anna Willett is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Monte Roth are the Kiwanis Advisors.  Twenty students were inducted as Charter Members.  They are Katie Montgomery, Ally Hanger, Eleanor Morris, Kendra Shuler, Leah South, Addy Dulaney, Bailee Bush, Kayleigh Turner, Dominik French, Leah Shuler, Raeann Baker, Bella Cox, Lillian Doyle, Hannah Tatlock, Ashia Alcorn, Natasha Williams, Rebecca Roll, Kora Johns, Hitomi Roll and Heaven PfeifferK-Kids are part of the Kiwanis Family of Clubs in the Service Leadership Program.  The Kiwanis Club, SHS Key Club and LES provided refreshmentsLee Anna Willett was awarded the Kiwanis Starfish Award for making a difference for kids in Scott County
Picture #1:  Mrs Lee Anna Willett, President Raeann Baker and Vice President Bella Cox inducting charter members (Leah South) in the K-Kids Club.
Picture #2:  Al Riggle presenting Lee Anna Willett the Starfish Award for Making a Difference for kids in Scott County.
Picture #3:  Students, teachers, parents and community leaders attending the ceremony.
Picture #4:  The LES K-Kids charter members.
Picture #5:  Kiwanis member Chris Wakeman presenting the K-Kids Club Banner and gavel to  President Raeann Baker.
Picture #6:  Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor Jesse Mays (SHS Key Club) installing the LES K-Kids officers and board.

Don Cooper – 40 years of service as a Kiwanis member


Kiwanian Don Cooper was recognized at a recent dinner meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club at The Kitchen on the SquarePresident Terry Davis presented Don a Kiwanis International Legion of Honor Certificate and pin commemorating 40 years of service as a Kiwanis memberDon has served the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club in various capacities over these forty years including serving as Lt Governor of the Scenic Hills Division and Scottsburg Kiwanis Club PresidentThe club members thanked Don for his service to the kids in Scott County and Southern Indiana.


Isabella Staser, Vice President of the SHS Key Club; and Jesse Mays, Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor from the SHS Key Club


The Scottsburg High School Key Club sent two members to the Key Club Indiana District Leadership Convention in Muncie, Indiana.  Pictured are from left to right Isabella Staser, Vice President of the SHS Key Club; and Jesse Mays, Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor from the SHS Key Club. Izzy was a candidate for the District Bulletin Editor and Jesse is the current and newly re-elected Lt Governor for the Scenic Hills Division.  The students engaged in workshops, attended presentations, an evening Oscar Like ball and participated in the District elections, retirement of officers and installation of new officers.  The Key Club is the oldest Service Leadership Program sponsored by Kiwanis International.  It develops leadership skills through the vehicle of community service Congratulations to both these outstanding Key Club students.