The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club presented the first annual CASA Volunteer of the Year Award Wednesday, 26 Oct at the Scott County Courthouseto Sheilah Williams. The presentation was part of an annual CASA Program to honor it’s volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners. Wes Clark made the plaque and John Ragusa helped us get the plates affixed. We will engrave the name of the volunteer of the year and affix it to the plaque annually. Pictured is Al Riggle Kiwanis President and Kelly Shelhamer, CASA Director presenting the award to Sheilah Williams.
During the program, Kelly Shelhamer, presented the Duvall Award to the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club for outstanding support of CASA during the year. Pictured is Kelly presenting the award to Bunny & Nick South, Don & Millie Cooper, Jack & Maryrose McWhirter and Al Riggle. Not pictured but present was Chris Wakeman.
Thank you to all our Kiwanis and Kiwanis Family members who have helped support CASA. They do an incredible job providing a voice for some of our most vulnerable kids. Your support is critical to their program.
Twice Told Tales will be open Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The used book store is at 765 S Main, Scottsburg.
For this sale only all non-fiction, including biographies and autobiographies, are half off. Also available for half-off is any book by popular author, Fern Michaels. Hardbacks will be 50 cents and paperback will be 25 cents.
Mix and Match, 5 books for $1, authors are Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, and John LeCarre.
The new-to-the-store shelves have again been re-stocked and include the first three books of the GRACE CHAPEL INN series.
Several new titles have been added to the ‘Books into Movies” table. Operated by the Friends of the Library, all proceeds benefit the Scott Co Library System and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Vickie Copeland, Program Director for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Southern Indiana recently spoke at the Kiwanis dinner meeting at the Quality Inn in Scottsburg, IN. Pictured are from left to right Kiwanis President David Wilson, Vickie Copeland and Millie Cooper. The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a national organization which receives funding from the United States Government, RSVP began in Scott County in the early 1970s.Gordon Julian, a member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, was the first RSVP volunteer in Scott County.
Membership is free, and individuals must be age 55 or older to join.RSVP find volunteers to work on numerous projects in Scott County and the neighboring counties of Southern Indiana. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Vickie by phone at 812-752-9152 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club thanked Vickie for her presentation, and for the many hours that members of RSVP give in service to our community.
The Kiwanis Family grilled hotdogs to give away again this year at the Lexington Party in the Park for young families and kids. This program sponsored by Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, local businesses in Lexington, the Scott County Sheriff’s Dept, Lexington ES and many other individual volunteers provided entertainment, activities, food and a movie free to participants. The focus of the event which has been conducted the past four years is on our kids and young families. The turnout was great and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Kiwanis family members who participated are Darryl Griffith, Monte Roth, Guy Townsend, David Wilson, Valerie Wilson, Wes Clark, Al Riggle and SHS Key Club members Sarah Thomas and Olivia Reul. The team grilled and gave away over 400 hotdogs which were donated by Daniel Brunner and Scottsburg Kiwanis Club corporate member New Washington State Bank.This is the third year they have donated the hotdogs for this free family event.
The PAX Student Exchange program is currently seeking host families in Scottsburg and the surrounding areas (Madison, Jennings Co, New Washington, Rising Sun, and Milan)
PAX students are 15-18 years old, have studied English for at least three years, and are motivated to learn more about the U.S. by attending high school and living with a host family. PAX students are eager to experience American activities—backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations, and holidays—with their host families. They are covered by their own comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money for clothes, school registration/sports fees, toiletries, outings with friends, and other incidental expenses.
Volunteer host families provide PAX students with a bed (can share a room with a sibling of same gender and similar age), a quiet place to study, meals at home, a warm and supportive home environment, and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. With their exchange students, host families experience such activities through fresh eyes while also learning about the exchange student’s country and culture. All types of families—single parents, young couples, retirees, and parents with teenagers—are welcome to host.
Families choose their student that has similar interests and hobbies. Students come to learn about typical life in the US – Families are not obligated to take them on trips, vacations, or to entertain them. Students arrive late July/early August and return home within 2 weeks of school ending.
The local coordinator is the student’s advocate during the home stay, provides support to the host family,
organizes occasional gatherings for students, and communicates monthly with the student and host family.
Families are required to fill out an Application to host and complete criminal background checks – both are done on-line. Once completed, families meet with the local coordinator at least twice before the student arrives to discuss any questions or concerns and to cover student rules and basic hosting information. Families are never alone in hosting a student – they always have support available to answer any questions.
PAX also offers a referral incentive to any non-profit organization, including church groups, school clubs/teams, and community groups. PAX will pay $150 for each family referral that hosts a student.
For those not sure about hosting – PAX also allows for “Welcome Families”. Welcome families greet students at the airport, help them get acquainted with their new school and community, and get to enjoy the fun of sharing so many “firsts” with the exchange student they welcome into their home. The PAX community coordinator then works to identify another family in the same school community–perhaps among the exchange student’s new school friends–who are able to host the student for the remainder of the school year. TEMPORARY “WELCOME” FAMILIES MAY HOST FOR 6-8 WEEKS. The time could be shorter depending on the permanent placement
If you or someone you know has interest in hosting an exchange student, please contact me today. There are many exchange students still waiting for their American Family for this fall – and the start of school is just around the corner.
Come Be a Part of Scott County’s Back to School Bash
The date for this community outreach will be Saturday, July 23 from 4-6pm at First Christian Church Shelter House located at 750 South Gardner Street, Scottsburg.
If you are a non-profit, a school, or a business that serves kids (K-12th grades), or that serves families in any manner, we would love to have you participate in this year’s B2SB! By the numbers:
800+ children served and given FREE school supplies!
Over 1500 individuals registered!
30 vendors handing out school supplies!
5 beauticians giving over 100 haircuts
Caricature drawings, face painting, bouncy houses, games
Food – hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, etc.
Classic Car show and SO much more!!
The B2SB is in existence to celebrate education, family and community! We would love for you to join with us at First Christian Church this year and support the children and families in our community! We are recruiting groups that wish to participate by having a booth at the B2SB. We ask that when you register your organization, you provide 1000 pieces of a single school supply that you choose from the list provided (first come, first serve). Your booth space will be a 12×12 space unless you request a double sized space. We ask that you bring your own table, chairs, canopy or any other items that you need for your display. There will be a few limited spots for electrical use. Deadline for Booth Registration is Friday, July 15. Please RSVP to Jeff Kukuk at 812.752.2115 or email@example.com.
Thank you, Jeff Kukuk Youth and Family Pastor Scottsburg First Christian Church
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club will again this year grill and give away hotdogs to participants at the Back To School Bash. We thank our donors for the hotdogs and wrappers. Kiwanis volunteers will grill the hotdogs. Key Club members will have a table/booth to talk with students about opportunities in the Key Club for 2016-17. The Kiwanis are also donating our tent for the Back To School Bash. To help or for more information, contact Al Riggle firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-752-8165.
Receive FREE Medical Services For You/Your Family at City on a Hill Church, Scottsburg
Free Medical Services
· Sports Physicals
· Pre-school/ Kindergarten Physicals and Vision/Dental Screens (a one stop shop for your Kindergartener!)
· All School Required Immunizations (Dtap, Polio, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Tdap,MCV4, Meningococcal B)
· Primary Non- Urgent Medical Care Exams (Cold, Flu, Allergy Symptoms/ Aches & Pains)
· Blood Pressure & Glucose Screenings & HIV Testing
· Chiropractic Adjustments
· 100 Backpacks full of School supplies for first 100 Students who attendAdditional FREE Family Services:
* A Warm Meal For All Who Attend * Food Voucher
* Child Activities *Pet Treats * Social Services Available For Questions
Whether you can VOLUNTEER, DONATE, or you would like to BENEFIT from the Free Medical/Family Services, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
The Scott County Fair is right around the corner and your Kiwanis Club will run the Taco Wagon again this year. Volunteers are needed to fill the shifts during the fair. Please let me know what shift you would be available to serve. Thanks much!
Twice Told Tales will be open Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm both days.
The used book store, operated by Friends of the Library, is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.
The manager has stocked the shelves with some amazing books for this sale.
Art books – for drawing faces, hands, buildings, and seascapes, for oil painting portraits and landscapes, and for pencil drawings. Also out are two beautiful Frederick Remington art books about the West.
Nancy Drew – a large collection of these childhood favorites.
Mix and Match – Dozens of books by favorite authors Clive Cussler, Dick Francis, and W.E.B. Griffin, either hardback or paperback, 5 for $1.
Blow-Out – All Danielle Steel and Harlequin/Silhouette are only 5 cents each.
One-of-a-Kind – New selection includes a lovely Van Gogh book, two astronomy books, and a neat book of easy science experiments.
All proceeds support the Scott Co Library System and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.