Scottsburg Kiwanis Club President David Wilson presented the Kiwanis Starfish Award to member Darryl Smith at a recent dinner meeting at the Quality Inn. Darryl has served as the Kiwanis Membership Committee Chair for the past five years. During this time membership in the Kiwanis Club has doubled. Darryl is stepping down as Chair of the Membership Committee for the start of the 2015-16 Kiwanis year. Chris Wakeman will be the new Chair. The Kiwanians appreciate all of Darryl’s hard work!
Mitchell Sebastian, server at the Quality Inn’s “The Hill Bar and Grill” was presented a certificate of appreciation by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club for his outstanding service to the club for the past year. Pictured are Kiwanis President David Wilson presenting the certificate to Mitchell Sebastian. Mitchell will be moving to Phoenix, AZ soon and will be missed by the Kiwanians. We wish him the best of luck!
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and the Scottsburg Lions Club each donated $500 to the Scott County YMCA to support the YMCA’s efforts to begin an after school program at Vienna Finley Elementary School in 2015-16. Pictured making the presentation are from left to right, Kiwanis Club President David Wilson, YMCA Director Ryan Penrod and Lions Club President Aaron Bressler. The Lions Club challenged the Kiwanis to match their donation of $500 to support this outstanding program for our kids. The after school program has already been implemented in the other elementary schools in SCSD2. It includes daily homework assistance, a healthy snack and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning along with 30 minutes of physical activity. The Kiwanis believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in the community. The Kiwanis were honored to team up with the Lions to support the after school program.
CEASe Meeting Thursday, August 6, 12-1pm
In the Collins Family Center
CEASe would like to invite members and other concerned citizens of Scott County to its monthly meeting this coming Thursday, August 6, from 12 to 1 pm, in the Collins Family Center.
If you would like to eat a lunch for a suggested $7 donation, please RSVP to email@example.com no later than Wednesday at 11 am.
Our guest speaker will be Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and his staff.
In September 2012, the Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force was established by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. It is made up of 80+ state legislators, law enforcement, health officials, members of the medical community, pharmacists, state and local agencies and educators. In addition, a significant number of working-group volunteers have contributed to the efforts of the task force.
The goal of the Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force is to significantly reduce the abuse of controlled prescription drugs and to decrease the number of deaths associated with these drugs in Indiana.
He and his staff will also be sharing about the legislative efforts and progress in the State of Indiana.
Please join us for the Division Council meeting. This will be the last one for this 2014-2015 Kiwanis year. If you have not had a chance to make it to any this year. I encourage you to come and hear about all the great service projects and fundraisers that are happening in our ScenicHills Division! We as volunteers dedicated to serving one child and one community at a time must rally together to bring hope and life to our mission.
Vickie Copeland, Executive Director, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, spoke at a recent meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club during their dinner meeting at the Quality Inn. Pictured are the President of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, David Wilson, Vickie Copeland and Kiwanis member Ross St Clair. The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is part of the National Service Corps with 23 offices located in Indiana.RSVP volunteers include men and women, age 55 and over, from all walks of life.
RSVP offers community volunteer opportunities specialized for the older adult.When you join RSVP, you will have a chance to use your life skills in your community, learn new skills, and become involved in activities that will benefit the local community.
With offices at the First Christian Church in Madison, the local chapter of RSVP serves five counties, including Scott County.RSVP is a Jefferson County United Way Agency.
In Scott County, RSVP volunteers help children at Head Start.The volunteers provide screening tests for vision problems, because good vision is important for learning.Along with the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, RSVP supports the Head Start Christmas Program at the Moose Lodge.Other volunteer opportunities are available which meet the interests and priorities of the volunteer.
Vickie thanked the members of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club for all the service projects which they do to serve the children of Scott County.
If you would like to become a volunteer for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, please contact Vickie Copeland, 512 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented Abigail Blevins a scholarship check for $300 at a recent dinner/meeting at the Quality Inn.Pictured making the presentation are David Wilson, President, Abigail and Darryl Smith, member of the Scholarship Committee. Abigail graduated from Scottsburg High School this spring and will attend Ivy Tech for her studies to become a paralegal. Congratulations to Abigail and best wishes as she begins her college studies.
Candy Meyer, founder and developer of Minds-in-Motion recently spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club weekly dinner meeting at the Quality Inn. Pictured are from left to right Jack Pitts, Candy Meyer and Paul Rogers. Minds-in-Motion is a brain-training program based on NASA technology. It utilizes a unique blend of balance exercises, gymnastics and applied technology, all focused on strengthening the brain’s ability to process and organize information. MIM’s fifteen years of clinical research has proven that by strengthening the inner ear (vestibular system), they can make life-changing results in behaviors and abilities. Their clinical studies have been backed by a published peer-reviewed study conducted by the University of Louisville. They have discovered a powerful correlation between the functioning of the inner ear (vestibular system) to “student issues” such as reading, sensory/motor dysfunction, poor attention & focus, poor coordination, hyper-active or under active behavior, easy distraction, social interaction and emotional distress among others. Minds-in-Motion school programs run in over 17 states now, and advanced development centers are located in Louisville, KY and Carmel, IN. Minds-in Motion builds stronger bodies and smarter minds! The Kiwanians thanked Candy for her presentation and especially her work with kids.
Get Healthy Scott County met today. The focus of the meeting was public transportation in Scott County.
Southern Indiana Transit System (SITS) provides two forms of public transportation.
There is a scheduled bus route for Scott County that runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is a morning route and an afternoon route. The route goes through Scottsburg and Austin. There is a brochure with the times and locations of the scheduled stops. The cost is $1.00 per boarding, per person, for each city bus.
There is also a demand/response transportation service. It operates Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. It serves citizens of Crawford, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties. To schedule a trip, the customer calls toll-free 1-866-738-1681. Unlike a taxi service, there may be more than one customer in the vehicle. SITS schedules the pick-ups so that rides can be consolidated. There is a brochure which explains this service.
0 to 10 miles: $2.00 per one way, per person
11 to 20 miles: $3.00 per one way, per person
20+ miles: $4.00 per one way, per person
If you travel outside the four-county service area, there will be an additional charge of $1.25 per mile, per one way, per person.
Roland Lemus from SITS explained both services and answered questions.