Debbie Inman was inducted into the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club as its newest member at a ceremony held at the Kiwanis weekly dinner meeting at the Roadhouse. Debbie was presented her membership certificate, membership pin and club name badge. Jack McWhirter, Kiwanis Secretary and Brent Inman, sponsor are pictured with Debbie. Debbie is retired Air Force and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the Kiwanis. Congratulations to Debbie Inman!
Jack McWhirter, Secretary of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, recognized Nick South at a recent weekly meeting of the Kiwanis at The Roadhouse. Nick was presented the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor for 35 years in Kiwanis and for being a past president of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club. Nick is active in most projects and programs conducted by the Kiwanis in Scott County. Kiwanis believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids. Nick epitomizes that philosophy. Congratulations to Nick from all the kids he’s served over the years.
Jack McWhirter and Al Riggle from the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club attended the 99th Kiwanis Indiana District annual convention in Muncie, Indiana. Pictured are from left to right, Jack McWhirter, Indiana District Governor David Dixon from the Muncie Kiwanis Club and Al Riggle. The convention consisted of keynote speakers, workshops, a meeting of the House of Delegates to vote on next year’s Governor and Governor Elect, transition of the new District Board of Directors to include installation of the new Division Lt Governors and a memorial service for those Kiwanians who passed away this year. Steve Ingram from the Valparaiso Club was elected District Governor for 2017-18 and Jud Roush from the Plymouth Club was elected Governor Elect. Teresa Tanner from the Henryville Club was installed as the new Lt Governor for the Scenic Hills Division which includes the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club. Jack and Al presented the Scottsburg donation of $600 for Riley Children’s Hospital and carried up a box of donations for the Parent Comfort Cart at Riley Children’s Hospital. The donation was raised during the annual Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner. The Parent Comfort Cart is manned by Kiwanis volunteers and provides personal hygiene items, snacks, and puzzles to support parents who are at Riley while their children are undergoing treatment. The Indiana District of Kiwanis has a 90 plus year history of supporting Riley Children’s Hospital. Thanks to all those who supported the spaghetti dinner or donated items to the Parent Comfort Cart.
Brittany Walsh recently attended and spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis weekly dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg. Pictured 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 year. The last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh. Brittany attended Ball State University and received a Kiwanianne scholarship in 2013. She 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 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 email@example.com or 812/889-2522.
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!