The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club announced their annual awards winners at a dinner hosted by corporate member Hickory Creek. Corporate member Austin Tri Hawk was recognized as the Kiwanis Corporate Member of the Year for 2017-18. Pictured are Kiwanis President Al Riggle and Austin Tri Hawk Corporate members Mike Murry, Jeff Barrett and David Bailey. Austin Tri Hawk believes in our kids and are bringing our Kiwanis vision alive – – “the best way to improve a community if to improve the kids in that community”. Austin Tri Hawk sponsors the Bring Up Grades (BUG) Program because they see the impact it has on our kids and the opportunity it provides them to be successful. They attend BUG parties to help recognize and cheer on the students who have improved their grades. They provided funds to support the Vision Screening Program and purchase new machines to expand the program to Austin High School this fall. They sponsor students from AHS and SHS to attend the Key Leader Camp in Camp Tecumseh, IN to develop leadership skills with kids from all over the state of Indiana. They are strong supporters of the Read and Lead Program which is just kicking off at VFES and LES with our K-Kids Clubs. Congratulations and thank you to Austin Tri Hawk for being our Kiwanis Corporate Member of the Year for 2017-18.
Chris Wakeman was recognized as the Kiwanis Individual Member of the Year for 2017-18. Chris volunteers and supports just about every program and project Kiwanis is involved with in Scott County. He chairs the Kiwanis pancake breakfasts and the spaghetti dinner which supports Riley Children’s Hospital. He is also our master chef. Chris served on our Board of Directors and Chairs our Membership Committee. He volunteers with our BUG Program, CRADLE and CASA service projects. He helps with the Kiwanis Flag Program and the Kiwanis Tent Program. Chris is out front leading by example. Congratulations to Chris Wakeman for earning the Kiwanis Individual Member of the Year Award and thanks for all he does to support our kids!