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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and Vienna Finley Elementary School chartered the VFES K-Kids three years ago.

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and Vienna Finley Elementary School chartered the VFES K-Kids three years ago.  The K-Kids learn leadership skills while planning service projects in their community and school.  Kara Dulaney is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors.  Student officers are President Chloe Mullins, Vice President Sophie Gricius, Secretary Tonya Huffman, Treasurer Cadee Hutton, 5th Grade Director Sophia Kirkman and 4th Grade Director Cason Owens
Pictured are the students meeting during recess to form teams to work on  various service projects.  There are 67 students in the VFES K-Kids.  The teams will meet to plan and organize their projects.  One of the projects they’re planning is to participate in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake.  They hope to enter two teams and are raising money for this project.  Please let me or Eric Mullins know if anyone would like to donate to their efforts.

Lee Anna Willett and the LES K-Kids rang the Salvation Army bell for Clearinghouse


Lee Anna Willett and the LES K-Kids rang the Salvation Army bell for Clearinghouse today after school.  About ten of the  K-Kids volunteered and did a great job ringing the bell.
So far this Christmas season, the SHS Key Club, SMS Builders Club and LES K-Kids have helped ring the bell!
Thanks to all of them and to all of you who have helped ring the bell!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Newly inducted VFES K-Kids with their Faculty Advisor Kara Dulaney.

The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-Kids held their ceremony to install new officers for 2017-18 and induct new members into the clubPresident Rachel Pelfrey of the SHS Key Club and President Sarah Everett of the SMS Builders Club installed the new officers.  There are sixty-seven members in the VFES K-Kids.  Kara Dulaney and Alyssa Elam are the Faculty Advisors and Al Riggle and Eric Mullins are the Kiwanis Advisors.  New members inducted into the VFES K-Kids are Abby Padgett, Abry Justice, Addy Akers, Aiden Cornelius, Alaina Lee, Alexsiya Scott, Bailee Amos, Bailee Loudermilch, Ben Nunley, Blayden Kimberlin, Brandt Kendall, Byrlee Busick, Cadee Helton, Caden Howell, Cameron Harrison, Camille King, Cason Owens, Chase Vaughn, Clayton Kock, Conner McDill, Daniel Jones, Danielle Nay, Danny McDonald, Desmond Hatton, Donnie Towne, Garrett McClellan, Jace Luttrell, Jesse Cochran, Jordan Lewis, Justus Jackson, Khloe Brown, Kinsey Juntunen, Lillian Jones, Lillie Broadus, Lily Siekman, Madilyn Holliday, Madison Brown, Marina Chandler, Marley Flennor, Mia Boiles, Myca Buckel, Neveah Witt, Paris Robbins, Sam Deshong, Scarlett Herald, Sophia Kirkman, Sophie Gricius, Taylor Busick, Taylor Hackett, Trevin Baldwin, Tristyn Beaver, Tucker Doriot and Wyatt RighthouseThe VFES K-Kids were chartered in February 2016 and were recognized by Kiwanis International as an Honor Club for 2015-16.  They were nominated in 2017 for the Mayor’s Good Neighbor Award in the Youth Category.  K-Kids is an international organization for elementary school students imbedded in the philosophy of building character and developing leadership through community service.  The vision is to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of serviceK-Kids is one of the Kiwanis family of clubs in the Service Leadership Program.  These young students develop and carry out service projects for their school and community.  They also participate in fundraising projects and use the money earned to support local charities or school concerns.  Congratulations to the VFES K-Kids!


VFES K-Kids Ceremony


Newly installed VFES K-Kids President, Chloe Mullins inducts the new members of the K-Kids.

Newly inducted VFES K-Kids with their Faculty Advisor Kara Dulaney.

VFES K-Kids Faculty Advisor, Kara Dulaney addresses the attendees at the ceremony.

The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award


The Vienna Finley K-Kids were nominated for the Good Neighbor Award in the Church/SchoolCivic/Other Youth Group Category for 2017K-Kids Briana Busick and Jaylee Chandler attended the Good Neighbor Award Banquet to receive their award and recognition on 16 June 2017 Since they were chartered in 2016, the K-Kids have been active in service projects both at Vienna Finley Elementary School and in the community including participating in the Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake where they raised over $400, setting up a pinwheel garden at VFES to raise awareness of Child Abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month, collecting donations for UNICEF by participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and learning about the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center as part of their effort to support the Raptor Center Pictured are from left to right in the back row: Kiwanis Advisor Al Riggle, VFES Principal Tiffany Barrett, Matt Busick, Angela Busick, Scottsburg Mayor Bill Graham, Stephen Carey, VFES Faculty Advisor Katie Sawin.  Front row:  Taylor Busick, Fafe Busick, Briana Busick and  Jaylee Chandler The K-Kids is one of the Kiwanis sponsored Service Leadership Programs designed to develop leadership skills through community service.  The students elect their own officers, form their own committees and determine what projects they would like to do.  The VFES K-Kids earned Honor Club status in 2016.


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!

The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids

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The Lexington Elementary School K-Kids were chartered in a ceremony held at Lexington ES in front of parents, school leaders and community leadersThe LES K-Kids are the second K-Kids Club to be chartered in Scott County with the only other one being at VFESKiwanis member Chris Wakeman presented the club banner and gavel to LES K-Kids President Raeann Baker.  Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor Jesse Mays from Scottsburg High School installed the officers.  Bella Cox was installed as Vice President, Katie Montgomery was installed as Secretary, Kendra Shuler was installed as Treasurer and Leah South, Ashia Alcorn, Rebecca Roll, Lillian Doyle and Natasha Williams were installed as Directors.  K-Kids is a student led club for 4th and 5th graders to learn leadership skills through community service.  These students raised over $460 this year for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Scott County Bowl For Kids Sake, made chalk boxes for 2nd graders at LES, made flash cards for Kindergarten students at LES and worked on welcome packets for new students.  Lee Anna Willett is the Faculty Advisor and Al Riggle and Monte Roth are the Kiwanis Advisors.  Twenty students were inducted as Charter Members.  They are Katie Montgomery, Ally Hanger, Eleanor Morris, Kendra Shuler, Leah South, Addy Dulaney, Bailee Bush, Kayleigh Turner, Dominik French, Leah Shuler, Raeann Baker, Bella Cox, Lillian Doyle, Hannah Tatlock, Ashia Alcorn, Natasha Williams, Rebecca Roll, Kora Johns, Hitomi Roll and Heaven PfeifferK-Kids are part of the Kiwanis Family of Clubs in the Service Leadership Program.  The Kiwanis Club, SHS Key Club and LES provided refreshmentsLee Anna Willett was awarded the Kiwanis Starfish Award for making a difference for kids in Scott County
Picture #1:  Mrs Lee Anna Willett, President Raeann Baker and Vice President Bella Cox inducting charter members (Leah South) in the K-Kids Club.
Picture #2:  Al Riggle presenting Lee Anna Willett the Starfish Award for Making a Difference for kids in Scott County.
Picture #3:  Students, teachers, parents and community leaders attending the ceremony.
Picture #4:  The LES K-Kids charter members.
Picture #5:  Kiwanis member Chris Wakeman presenting the K-Kids Club Banner and gavel to  President Raeann Baker.
Picture #6:  Key Club Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor Jesse Mays (SHS Key Club) installing the LES K-Kids officers and board.

Charter ceremony for the new LES K-Kids Club

I want to take a minute and brag about this bunch of kids.  If you look closely, they have big smiles and have dressed in their “Sunday Best”. We had our charter ceremony last night for the K Kids and I was so impressed with the whole formal component that Al Riggle and Monte Roth, Kiwinis Advisors, organized.  The officers were sworn in and the members received their certificates.  

The most exciting part of the whole evening was the support shown from our community, local and county wide. The turn out was amazing and our kids got to experience first hand that what they do for our community really matters and we appreciate what they do.
I am so very proud to work with these kids!  If you see them in the hallway, please tell them what good things they are doing and to keep up the good work.
Lee Anna
Last night we held the charter ceremony for the new LES K-Kids Club.  Twenty members were inducted, club banner and gavel were presented and officers and board members were installed.  I want to thank Monte Roth, Bunny South, Chris Wakeman and Tiffany Barrett for your assistance and support last night Monte did a great job helping with the kids and taking picturesBunny and the SHS Key Club (Alexis Campbell, Haley Bryant and Rachel Pelfrey) helped make the event a success and provided refreshments.  Thanks to those Key Club members who made baked goods for the reception.  Thanks to Chris Wakeman for presenting the club banner and gavel to President Raeann Baker.  Thanks to Jesse Mays for installing the new officers and Rachel Pelfrey for helping with the ceremony,  Thanks to Sarah Everett for representing the SMS Builders Club.  Thanks to Rusty Jones and Chandra Tally for representing the AHS Key Club.  Thanks to Chuck Rose for providing the invocation.  Thanks to Nick South Jr for hosting the event and giving us the opportunity to work with these outstanding students.
A special thanks to Lee Anna Willett for making the club possible as the Faculty Advisor.  Please see Lee Anna’s note below.  We presented Lee Anna the Starfish Award for making a difference last night.
Thanks to everyone who made this club possible.  These kids are off to a great start.  I’m so proud of them!