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Bill Clevlen, Travel Journalist, Author of 100 Things To Do In America Before You Die - 11/13/2017
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Bill has been a broadcaster based in Saint Louis for nearly 20 years.  In 2013, he began Bill On The Road - with a mission to find positive stories about people and places across the United States.  He's a member of the Society Of American Travel Writers and Midwest Travel Journalists Association.  He also hosts a podcast called Rediscover America and loves to play a sport you've never heard of - Pickleball.

Bill is wrapping up a nationwide book tour here in Indianapolis with media appearances and an event at the Indianapolis Public Library.  Bill will join us to talk about traveling across America and finding positive stories to share on radio, TV and on his...


Rabbi Dennis Sasso, Beth El Zedeck and Rima Khan-Shahid from the Muslim Alliance of Indiana Community Conversation: “Being Jewish and Muslim in a Pluralistic Indianapolis.” - 11/09/2017
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Rima Shahid joined the Muslim Alliance of Indiana (MAI) in June 2015 and has been the Executive Director of MAI since of October 2015.  As Executive Director, Rima is mandated to lead the implementation of MAI’s mission of cultivating interfaith harmony, building a diverse inclusive Hoosier Muslim community, and collective action to preserve civil rights liberties for all Hoosiers.  Within a short span of time, Rima has significantly enhanced MAI’s impact by developing seminars, workshops, other initiatives to further community.  She is a regular speaker at political and interfaith events. 

A native Hoosier, Rima attended Cathedral High School and IUPUI. ...


- 11/09/2017
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Dr. Dennis C. Sasso has been Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck since 1977.  Rabbi Sasso obtained his B.A. from Brandeis University, in Near Eastern and Judaic studies; his M.A. in Religion from Temple University and was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1974.  He holds a Doctor of Ministry in Theology from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana and is the recipient of various Doctor of Divinity Honorary degrees.   
Rabbi Sasso is a native of Panama and a descendent of Caribbean Sephardic families.  He lectures nationally and internationally on Caribbean and Central American Sephardic Jewry and teaches about Reconstructionism...


Margie Worrell, Immersive Learning Initiatives Manager at United Way of Central Indiana - 11/02/2017
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Margie Worrell is the Immersive Learning Initiatives Manager at United Way of Central Indiana. Through her work as a teacher and with other nonprofit organizations, she has developed a warm, engaging presentation style which welcomes her audiences to come along on an educational journey. Her current mission is to take community members into the lives of citizens who are living in poverty, helping them develop a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding poverty and empowering them to join in the fight for the self-sufficiency of every person in Central Indiana.
Margie can be seen on stage in area community theater productions, and was selected to be in the Listen to your Mother show...


State of the Club: Committee Share Session - 10/26/2017
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On October 26th, we'll be bringing back a tradition and hosting a State of the Club during our normal meeting time. The intention is to showcase the incredible collective work of our committees AND to help members get a better sense of what each committee is focused on in an effort to engage more members.  We hope to see you there at this important "share session."


 


Ronnie Ramos, Executive Editor, Indy Star - 10/19/2017
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Ronnie Ramos is the executive editor of the Indianapolis Star where he oversees all news coverage and platforms. He joined the Star in 2013 as the sports director and was promoted to managing director in 2014. He was named executive editor in 2016.

Before joining the Star, Ramos was the managing director of digital communications for the NCAA. At the NCAA, he oversaw content creation and dissemination for the association’s web sites, NCAA.org and NCAA.com, and was responsible for the development and implementation of social media strategies, mobile applications and new digital initiatives. He helped negotiate the NCAA’s current 14-year digital rights agreement with Turner Sports.

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Angela Carr Klitzsch, President and CEO of EmployIndy - 10/12/2017
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  • President and CEO of EmployIndy
  • Guides organization in the investment of more than $18 million annually
  • Assists residents of all ages to enter into and proceed along a career path to prossperous future
  • Led EmployIndy to fund Opportunity Youth training programs
  • Assisted underemployed to high-wage positions
  • Partnered with Indy to create first comprehensive summer jobs program
  • Economic development experience spans nearly two decades

Induction Day with Stan Soderstrom - 10/05/2017
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Stan D. Soderstrom is the executive director for Kiwanis International, a worldwide service organization in more than 80 nations, and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. His background includes global and community-based work in the public and private sectors. 

A native of Amarillo, Texas, Stan earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University with graduate studies at the University of Texas. He started his career at Sun Oil Company, and moved into consulting on energy and corporate/association management projects.

In 1992, Stan joined the Dallas Cowboys marketing team. He helped develop and launch a major retail enterprise, which coincided with the team’s 1990s Super Bowl championship...


Past Presidents' Day, Career & Civic Awards, Kiwanian of the Year Award - 09/28/2017
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Join us Thursday when a panel of our distinguished Past Presidents reminisce and speak about their presidency.  Along with our past presidents panel, Jay Brill will be given the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis prestigious Career Award, while Marge O'Laughlin will be presented with the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Civic Award.  An unsuspecting fellow Kiwanian will alos be presented with the Kiwanian of the Year Award!  Don't miss it!

 


Don Steffy, Executive Director, Indianapolis Children's Choir - 09/21/2017
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Don Steffy, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, has spent over 25 years working in the field of arts administration. With the combined talents of artist and administrator in multiple disciplines, he brings a unique perspective to his daily work. He is involved in personnel management, fundraising and development, marketing and public relations, community relations, financial management departments, and works with the Board of Directors to plan and steer the organization's future.
Prior to assuming his position with the ICC, he came to Indianapolis to open and create operations for the Pike Performing Arts Center. Under his leadership for 11 years, the Center successfully...