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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Spaghetti Dinner

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 HospitalWith your help we are able to donate $965 to RileyThe 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 kitchenThank you again for your outstanding support of Riley Children’s Hospital and the kids in our community who will benefit from this program.

 

LES K-Kids and SHS Key Club during the Bowl for Kids Sake

Picture 1:  LES K-Kids and families participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bowl for Kids Sake.  The kids raised over $450.
Picture 2.  LES K-Kids bowling BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake.
Picture 3:  SHS Key Club participating in BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake.
Picture 4:  Two teams from LES K-Kids participating in BBBS Bowl For Kids Sake.
PIcture 5:  SHS Key Club signing in at Bowl For Kids Sake.
PIcture 6:  Lee Anna Willett, Faculty Advisor for LES K-Kids, and Weslee Goodin, SHS Key Club signing in for Bowl For Kids Sake.

The Scottsburg High School Key Club

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The Scottsburg High School Key Club made Valentines Cards and distributed them to residents at Hickory Creek to celebrate Valentines DayPictured are Olivia Watson and Alyssa Bray delivering the cards.  Members of the club made the cards during one of their meetings.  They enjoyed visiting with the residents and look forward to visiting them more and participating in other activities.  Key Club is a student led organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club that develops leadership skills through community serviceThe students determine what projects they do and plan them with the help of their Faculty Advisor, Angela Bray and Kiwanis Advisor, Al Riggle.

 

The last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh

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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.

 

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!

Scottsburg High School Key Club members Jesse Mays and Izzy Staser

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Scottsburg High School Key Club members Jesse Mays and Izzy Staser recently spoke at the Kiwanis dinner meeting at The Kitchen on the Square about their experiences attending the Key Club Indiana District Leadership Convention in Muncie, INPictured with Jesse and Izzy is Kiwanis President Terry DavisJesse just finished serving as the Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor and was re-elected to serve as Lt Governor for 2017-18 Scenic Hills includes Key Clubs at Scottsburg, Austin High, Henryville, Jeffersonville, and Charlestown High Schools and Renaissance Academy.  As Lt Governor she serves on the Key Club Indiana District Board.  Izzy is finishing her year as Vice President of the Scottsburg High School Key Club.  She has served as Chair for the Community Service Committee and will serve next year as the Webmaster for the club.  The students attended the three day convention which included projects, workshops, seminars, a gala dinner and election of officers for the District for 2017-18.  The club members thanked Jesse and Izzy for their presentation and discussed the importance of providing this opportunity to more students next year.

 

Kevin Zhang, Alexis Campbell and Marcos Valencia

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Kevin Zhang, Alexis Campbell and Marcos Valencia volunteered at the Scott County CASA Program’s Taste Of Scott County on 24 Apr at the Mid America Science Park.  These SHS Key Club members helped serve drinks during the fundraiser for CASA.  Pictured are Kevin and Alexis.  Thanks to these Key Clubbers and the SHS Key Club for supporting this worthy cause!