The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. This year the focus for Riley was to help with the Three Wishes Program to improve the early detection and treatment of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delay. Dr Swigonski from Riley Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University’s Medical School had visited Scottsburg a few weeks earlier to give a couple of presentations to the medical community and to child care providers, teachers and volunteers who work with young children such as CASA and CRADLE. The community support for this effort has been nothing short of outstanding. Congratulations for making this spaghetti dinner the best in memory of any of our Kiwanis members. The Kiwanis cooked spaghetti, and the SHS Key Club and SMS Builders Club bused tables and made baked goods to sell as dessert with all proceeds going to Riley Children’s Hospital. With your help we are able to donate $965 to Riley. The proceeds will help Riley and the Indiana District of Kiwanis ensure screening kids are available to communities all over the State of Indiana and that treatment and educational materials are available in all our communities. Thank you all for your generosity and support! Pictured are some of our guests that evening enjoying the spaghetti dinner, Sam Everett from the SHS Key Club washing dishes and outstanding chef, Chris Wakeman in the kitchen. Thank you again for your outstanding support of Riley Children’s Hospital and the kids in our community who will benefit from this program.
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 Club. Our 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 Scottsburg Kiwanis Club thanks all of you that supported our recent spaghetti dinner held at The Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Please keep in mind the upcoming Pancake Breakfast being held on March 4, 2017 (Next Saturday) from 7 AM until 10 AM.
The Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club entered the Kiwanis Christmas Float in the Austin Christmas parade. Pictured are members of the Builders Club with the float just before the parade started. This is the third year the Builders Club has entered the Kiwanis Float in the Austin Christmas Parade. The float won first place for Civic/Youth Organization. The second picture is members of the Builders Club with the Austin City Mayor, Dillo Bush receiving their trophy. Congratulations to the Builders Club. This is the third award they’ve won in three years in both the Austin Christmas Parade and the Scottsburg Christmas Parade. A special thanks to Lisa Sutton, John Mastin, Sonya Mastin, Monte Roth and Kevin Zhang of the SHS Key Club for helping with float, parade and flags for the Scottsburg Parade.
The Scottsburg High School Key Club volunteered to build the Kiwanis Family Christmas Card to display near the ramp entrance to Scottsburg by Frontage Road. Pictured are Rachel prepping Kiwanis member Monte Roth’s hand to put his hand print on the card (Denise Pelfrey is in the backgroun) and showing the progress on the card to Kiwanis Advisor Al Riggle. Rachel recently brought the card to the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club meeting at the Quality Inn to enlisht Kiwanis members help in creating wreaths on the card made out of hand prints of members. The Key Club is getting all the Service Leadership Program clubs to make a wreath of hand prints on the Christmas Card from teh Kiwanis Family. Current members of the Kiwanis Family in Scott County are the Kiwanis Cub, SHS Key Club, SMS Builders Club and VFES K-Kids Club. New clubs are being chartered this year at Austin High School, Johnson Elementary School and Lexington Elementary School. From all the Kiwanis Family, Merry Christmas!
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club held their annual meeting at the Hickory Creek Nursing Home ( a Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Corporte Member). Hickory Creek has hosted the annual meeting for over ten years now. Treyton Caudell, President of the Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club attended to represent the Builders Club at this Kiwanis Family event. However, Treyton was recognized along with all the Builders Club members for earning their second consecutive Distinguished Club award from Kiwanis International. Pictured with Treyton are from left to right Al Riggle, Kiwanis Advisor to the Builders Club, Treyton and David Wilson, President of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club. An achievement report is submitted at the end of each school year identifying projects the club planned and conducted, membership growth, meeting attendance, fundraisers, officer training, and others. The achievement report is used to determine how many points each club earns. For the second consecutive year, the Builders Club earned enough points to be recognized as a Distinguished Club. Only three schools in the Indiana District earned this recognition. Congratulations to the members of the Builders Club and their advisor, Lisa Sutton.
The Scottsburg Middle School Builders Club presented a check for $800 to Barb Decker for the Scott County Child Abuse Prevention Council to pay for the Terry Hall Prevent Child Abuse Program conducted in the schools every other year. The Terry Hall program is one of the most effective child abuse prevention programs. Pictured is Builders Club President Treyton Caudell presenting the check to Barb Decker surrounded by members of the Builders Club. The council approached the Builders Club to help them raise the $800 needed to fund this program. The Builders Club participated in the Kiwanis 5K to raise the money. They sincerely thank all their sponsors who supported them in this effort. Builders Club members who ran in the Kiwanis 5K are Treyton Caudell, Sarah Everett, Dylan Whittymore and Jack Land. The Builders Club had the most sponsors of any group who participated.