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<p><strong>Thursday October 2, 2017</strong><br /> It was a day of celebrations!&nbsp; We honored two very special Kiwanians, <strong>Marge O&#39;Laughlin</strong>, the 2017 Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Civic Award winner and <strong>Jay Brill</strong>, the 2017 Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Career Award winner.&nbsp; &nbsp;It didn&#39;t stop there as we also rightfully celebrated current President, <strong>Greg Fenning</strong>--on the eve of his joining that past president group!&nbsp; OUt distinguished group of Past Presidents reiminisced and advised, the soon-to-be-at-the-helm, <strong>Mike Halstead</strong>!&nbsp; Some fun needling also took place as the group enjoyed the fellowship!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/marge.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jay.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/greg(1).jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pres%201.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pres%202.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pres%203.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;September 21, 2017</strong><br /> Our meeting today was anything but dull! Aside from the annual softball game--and of course the dredded &quot;victory lunch&quot;--when do members of the&nbsp;Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rotary Club of Indianapolis&nbsp;have lunch together? When it&#39;s for a great organization like the&nbsp;Indianapolis Children&#39;s Choir! Charming and witty, the &quot;Hoosier Hoofer&quot;, Don Steffy shared history and the fact that this organization is about more than just singing!&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-21-17.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> Tom Schneider from the Rotary Club of Indianapolis&nbsp;joined us today--and it had nothing to do with softball! He graciously shared information about Indy Do Day!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/indy%20do%20homage.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday September 14, 2017</strong><br /> Does our brain matter actually affect how we think politically? Jeff Rasley shared some interesting insight and research with us Thursday on that very topic! We appreciate his fascinating perceptions and his time!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-14-17%20(2).jpg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-14-17%20(3).jpg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;September 7, 2017</strong><br /> Loved having Dennis Wimer from the Old National Center for Closely Held Business as our guest! It was exciting to learn of the special partnership with Old National Bank and the mission to connect businesses with the right assets to help them advance and excel! We felt pretty special with the limited edition coffee travelers!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-7-17%20(23).jpg" style="width: 40%;" /><br /> <br /> Accolades from Indiana Distict of Kiwanis for our Abe Lincoln Scholarship Program!! Kudos to our Committee and Chair!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/award.jpg" style="width: 60%;" /><br /> <br /> Aktion Club rocks! Thanks to Ben, Dustin and Jenneth for sharing lunch with us today, and to Ben for providing an update on happenings in the Club! We appreciate their service to the community!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-7-17%20(17)(1).jpg" style="width: 45%;" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Thursday&nbsp;August 31, 2017</strong><br /> Senator Joe Donnellygraciously praised our Club for &quot;taking care of the kids!&quot; He discussed issues from opioid addiction to<br /> North Korea, visited with members, and answered questions.&nbsp;We appreciated the time he took from his schedule to sseak to us!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_4085.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_4095.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;August 24, 2017</strong><br /> If you didn&#39;t join us for lunch today, you missed it! The Voice of the Tribe, Howard Kellman interviewed Indian outfielders Christopher Bostick and Austin Meadows! We heard tales about the nerve-racking draft and team trades, as well as a few more off-the-field details. Another &quot;homerun&quot; meeting! (Pun intended!)<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-24-17%20(1).jpg" style="width: 60%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-24-17%20(17).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;August 17, 2017</strong><br /> Mario Rodriguez, Indianapolis International Airport, &nbsp;shared with us the history of the Indy Airport, information about the addition of nonstop flights, various airport trivia tidbits and held a Q &amp; A for us, among other things. &nbsp;We appreciate his time and our award winning airport!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-17-17%20(4).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-17-17%20(29).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;August 11, 2017</strong><br /> Amid the friendly rivalry between the Navy Kiwanians in attendance and those from different branches of the Armed Forces, Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Navy Region NW, gave us an overview of &nbsp;naval operations. &nbsp;With currently 276 warships--and the hopes of growing to 355--he shared the importance of U.S. &quot;presence&quot; in the world as well as the significance of U.S. innovation and new technology. &nbsp;An interesting bit of trivia about Admiral Mayes, albeit obscure, is how he came to enlist in the Navy. &nbsp;We have to give thanks to actor Tom Cruise and the film <em>Top Gun!</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_4043.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_4049.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-10-17%20(2).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;August 4, 2017</strong><br /> With our regularly scheduled guest falling ill, we were very luckly to have Up With People representatives Natalia Serna and Maria Jose Campos waiting in the wings! &nbsp;The young women shareed with us the special partnership of UWP, Kiwanis International, Zionsville Kiwanis Club, and Zionsville Community Schools. &nbsp;UWP will be performing, &quot;The Journey: &nbsp;Feel the Music, Live your Dream, Change the World, Friday &amp; Saturday September 1st and 2nd at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. &nbsp;Their mission is simple, but significant, a global education for young adults around the world--diversity and acceptance, the importance of &nbsp;everyone!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_3895.jpg" style="width: 75%;" />&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/girls.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday&nbsp;July 27, 2017</strong><br /> Warm and friendly, Mayor&nbsp;Joe Hogsett&nbsp;made his way around the amazing Crystal Terrace at the&nbsp;Columbia Club, visiting speaking with guests! Once at the podium, he enthusiastically shared about Project Indy as well as the plans and dedication of the city to reversing the unacceptable gun violence. Awesome meeting!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(8a).jpg" style="width: 65%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(1).jpg" style="width: 65%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(2).jpg" style="width: 65%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(8).jpg" style="width: 65%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(4).jpg" style="width: 65%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(8)(1).jpg" style="width: 65%;" /></p> <p><strong>Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis was honored by 23rd Annual Communicator Awards. </strong>&nbsp;Our very own<strong> Kay Millar </strong>was the &nbsp;editor!<br /> <b>Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis honored by<br /> 23<sup>rd</sup> Annual Communicator Awards &ndash; selected from 6,000+ entries worldwide, two awards --<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Excellence (gold statuette): &ldquo;100-Year History&nbsp;(1916-2016)&quot;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</b>Editor:<strong> Kay Millar</strong><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Graphic designer: Brad Luther<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Researchers: <strong>Karl Ahlrichs, Thomas Dunham, Austin Greene, Nancy Hershman, Rush Yelverton</strong><br /> <br /> <b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Distinction (silver statuette): 100-Year Gala event&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;collateral materials (save-date over-size postcard, invitation and reply package, printed&nbsp;program, and history &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; book bookmark)<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;A</b>gency: Millar Communication Strategies, Inc.<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p><b>Annual Communicator Awards of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts</b> <b>(AIVA)</b> &ndash; touted as the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals &ndash; the competition honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for print, video, and interactive.</p> <p><b>AIVA &ndash; a 600-member invitation-only organization of leading professionals</b> from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a &quot;Who&#39;s Who&quot; of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin, Monster.com, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others.</p> <p><b>Statement from Linda Day, executive director of AIVA:</b></p> <p>&ldquo;We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards. This year&rsquo;s class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications.</p> <p>On behalf of the entire Academy I want to applaud this year&rsquo;s Communicator Awards entrants and winners for their dedication to perfecting their craft as they continue to push the envelope of creativity.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-27-17%20(15).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /><br /> &nbsp; (Left to Right: Greg Fennig and Kay Millar)</p> <p><strong>Thursday, July 20, 2017</strong><br /> Official Babe trophy passing from Rotary to Kiwanis! &nbsp;From L to R: <strong>Brandon Herget</strong>, <strong>Chris Bush</strong>, Albert Gonzalez, Greg Albright, Ramona Adams<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-20-17%20(4).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p>PMHS Key Club members providing activity updates. &nbsp;L to R: Elizabeth Len and Moses Lang<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pmhs%20speak.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p>Dr. Jennifer McCormick, State Superintendent, IDOE, fielded questions and shared information about Hoosier education.<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jennifer%20podium.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday, July 13, 2017</strong><br /> Kudos to Chief Roach and&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=102187263155724&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/IMPD/102187263155724?fref=mentions">IMPD</a>! Not only do they enforce the law, but equally as important to them is building relationships in the community and helping those who need assistance. We appreciated the time he and Commander Burton took to join us today. &nbsp;We thanked them for joining us as well as the service they provide our city!!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_20170713_125007%20(002).jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file%20jul%2013%2C%2012%2031%2047%20pm%20(1).jpeg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday, July 6, 2017</strong><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4th%201.jpg" style="width: 200px;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4th%202.jpg" style="width: 200px;" /><br /> Independence Day Hiatus! &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday, July 29, 2017</strong><br /> What do you know about conservation? &nbsp;Here&#39;s a quiz to test your conservancy smarts! &nbsp;What&#39;s a cover crop? &nbsp;What does soil health mean? What is the &quot;gem&quot; of Indiana? &nbsp;How&#39;d you do? The answers were all discussed last Thursday! &nbsp;If you weren&#39;t able to attend, you missed an educational speaker! Mary McConnell of&nbsp;The Nature Conservancy in Indiana&nbsp;shared with us her passion for nature and the following crucial agenda of &quot;to do&#39;s&quot; shared by conservancies:</p> <ul> <li>Land and water preservation</li> <li>Climate change</li> <li>Food and water sustainability</li> <li>Building healthy cities</li> <li>Connecting people and nature</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6-29-17%201.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6-29-17%202.jpg" style="width: 75%;" /><br /> From Left to Right: &nbsp;Mary McConnell, Greg Silver, Greg Fennig</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday, June 22, 2017</strong><br /> Field trip to the&nbsp;<strong>Indy Zoo! &nbsp;</strong>This time we were the guests! &nbsp;Kiwanis members&nbsp;enjoyed a wonderful, summer day,&nbsp;marveling at the Magnificent Macaws! A special thanks to <strong>Karen Burns</strong>&nbsp;and Kayli Cole for all of their help and organization with this event!&nbsp;<br /> #welovethemagnificentmacaws<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/zoo15.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday, June 15, 2017</strong><br /> Enterprising <strong>Bill Taft</strong>, Executive Director of Indianapolis LISC, shared with us the Great Places 2020 Initiative! 2020 marks the Bicentennial and, if we all get on board, we can help LISC achieve their goal of transitioning 5 neighborhoods in Marion County!<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6-15-2017%20bill%20taft%20-%20cropped.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>Thursday June 8, 2017</strong><br /> We were honored to have&nbsp;Terry Curry,&nbsp;Marion County Prosecutor&#39;s Office&nbsp;as one of our guests. The &quot;Richmond Hills&quot; explosion case was the focus. We were able to take a behind the scenes look at the tedious investigation (Archeology, anyone?) and the workings of our court process. &nbsp;Check out the <a href="http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Pros/CommunityProsecution/Pages/CPD.aspx">Crime Prevention Programs</a><a href="http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Pros/CommunityProsecution/Pages/CPD.aspx?blm_aid=0">&nbsp;</a>and the <a href="http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Pros/PressRoom/NewsReleases/Documents/05-11-17%20Summer%20youth%20programming.pdf?blm_aid=0">Summer Youth Camps</a>&nbsp;sponsored by the Community Prosecution Division. &nbsp; We thank Prosecutor Curry for his time!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/curry.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>We were also lucky enough to have the Indy Star/Kiwanis Club Marion County High School Female Athlete Scholarwhip Award winner,&nbsp;Alia Martin, with us! &nbsp;The grateful and poised Alia spoke of her philanthropic goals of breaking down barriers!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/alia%20martin.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday June 1, 2017&nbsp;</strong><br /> Our guest Brandon Brummett, Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, explained the process of what it takes to get a project funded and initiated. Navigation, flood and storm risk management, aquatic ecosystem restoration and watershed planning are the four main civil works of the Corps. A huge thank you for all they do for the U.S.!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/june%201%2C%202017.jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Friday May 26, 2017 - </strong>Memorial Service at the War Memorial<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/20170526_115953%20(002).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5-26-17.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>No meeting May 25, 2017. due to&nbsp;Memorial Service at the War Memorial Friday May 26, 2017.</p> <p><strong>May 18, 2017 - </strong>Foundation President<strong>, Tom Ewbank,&nbsp;</strong>presented a $2500 grant to Tonja Eagan, CEO, of Social Health Association. &nbsp;The grant will be used to help fund their new CARE Program, part of their Healthy Relationships program.<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/julia.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>If you weren&#39;t familiar with Hoosier award-winning author, Ku<strong>rt Vonnegut, after our meeting Friday you were! &nbsp;</strong>Julia Whitehead, the bubbly Executive Director of the&nbsp;<strong>Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library</strong>,&nbsp;transported through time as she shared with us facts and details about the life of Vonnegut. &nbsp;We hope all Hoosiers join in the celebration with the KVLM, Visit Indy, and the City of Indianapolis as they commemorate the writer, essayist and political activist! &nbsp;As Julia proclaims, &quot;This is the Year of Vonnegut!&quot;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/vonnegut.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>May 11, 2017 - Faith, Hope and Love Awards Program</strong><br /> Selfless. Compassionate. Loving. &nbsp;Words can&#39;t describe how proud we were to honor&nbsp;five&nbsp;sets of extraordinary foster parents at our meeting last Thursday. &nbsp;Each of them are all of those things and and more! &nbsp;To recognize and thank them for going above and beyond, they were presented with a laptop, laptop case, state park passes, books, a movie and more! Foster Parents are Superheroes, and we thank you for your service to the children of the world! &nbsp;Our thanks also goes out to&nbsp;<strong>Angela Cain&nbsp;f</strong>or emceeing our event,&nbsp;<strong>Mike Yonts</strong>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<strong>Mike Yonts Films, Inc.</strong>&nbsp;and to&nbsp;<strong>Graham Honaker</strong>, Fostering Families Committee Chair, for making this well-deserved day occur!&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5-11-17%20(21).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>Chuck Kotterman</strong>&nbsp;was honored for his twelve years of dedicated service to the Fostering Families Committee. Well done, Chuck!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5-11-17%20(20).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 4, 2017 -&nbsp;Chris Gahl with Visit Indy</strong>&nbsp;educated our club on&nbsp;how amazing our city really is! Picked as Best Places to Travel in 2017 by Travel Leisure, also picked as 6 Cities to Watch in 2017, Hottest Food City in 2016, #1 convention city.... To name a few! Let&#39;s be proud of our city!&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/chris%202.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <h2>KIPS Scholarships Awarded</h2> <p>KIPS Scholarships were awarded May 4th to&nbsp;<strong>Sai Rat</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Van Hnem</strong>&nbsp;of Southport High School! &nbsp;These outstanding students were chosen based on their improved grade point averages and their excellent attendance. &nbsp;The scholarships are funded by the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis and Kiwanian<strong>&nbsp;Tom Dunham</strong>. Congratulations&nbsp;<strong>Sai</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Van</strong>!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5-4-17%20%20(3).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /><br /> From left to right: &nbsp;Kiwanian <strong>Tom Dunham</strong> and <strong>Van Hnem</strong>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5-4-17%20%20(2).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /><br /> From left to right: &nbsp;Kiwanian <strong>Tom Dunham</strong> and <strong>Sai Rat</strong>.</p> <p><strong>April 27, 2017 - &nbsp;</strong>(Below)&nbsp;Foundation President,&nbsp;<strong>Tom Ewbank</strong>, presented a $2500 check to&nbsp;<strong>Pat Wachtel</strong>&nbsp;of Girls, Inc. &nbsp;Pat shared that the grant will be used to help fund a&nbsp;summer camp for 100 girls aged 6 to 14! They will be taught leadership and empowerment skills such as self-defense.<strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-27-17%20(4).jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></strong></p> <p>(Below)&nbsp;<strong>Bobbi Bosch</strong>, VP of Marketing and Development,&nbsp;<strong>Christel House International</strong>&nbsp;shared their vision with us. Healthy and nourished children learn better. Christel House serves approximately 1.5 million meals a year and educates roughly 4,600 children from the United States, India, Mexico, and Africa.<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-27-17%20(1).jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>April 20, 2017 -</strong> (Below)<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Mingling with&nbsp;<strong>Doug Boles, President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway</strong>. &nbsp;From L to R:&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;John Reddington, Nicki Reddington</strong>, Guest,&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Amick</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Doug Boles.&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-20-17%20(7).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></strong><br /> (Below) From L to R: &nbsp;<strong>Marge O&#39;Laughlin, Nicki Reddington, Tim Blakely, Graham Honaker, Doug Boles.<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-20-17%20(8).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></strong><br /> Dynamic and engaging,&nbsp;<strong>Doug Boles</strong>&nbsp;reminded us of the significance&nbsp;of Indy 500 race history,&nbsp;while affirming the importance of new tradition. &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-20-17%20(3)%20sized.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>April 13, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>The beautiful Ball Room at the<strong> Columbia Club</strong> all set for our meeting with<strong> Senator Todd Young!​<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-13-17%20(10).jpeg" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></strong></p> <p><b>Senator Young</b> speaking with &nbsp;Kiwanian <strong>John Reddington</strong><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-13-17%20(11).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>Senator Young</strong> and <strong>Marge O&#39;Laughlin</strong><br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-13-17%20marge.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>Senator Young&nbsp;</strong>spoke with us about many issues. &nbsp;He even fielded some questions!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/4-13-17%20(4)(1).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><strong>April 6, 2017 - First Thursday Meeting at the Columbia Club joined by Howard Kellman, the Voice of th</strong>e Indians!</strong></p> <p>Our first Thursday meeting at the Columbia Club! &nbsp;The Crystal Terrace was delightful as the sun shone in, welcoming us for conversation,&nbsp;camaraderie, and Kiwanis reconnections!<strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file%20apr%2006%2C%2010%2041%2042%20am.jpeg" style="width: 665px; height: 665px;" />&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>After enjoying the delicious buffet, Columbia Club General Manager Jim Rentschler warmly greeted us to our new home!<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jim.jpg" style="width: 660px; height: 660px;" /></p> <p>Howard Kellman, Director of Broadcasting, Indianapolis Indians,&nbsp;&quot;took us out to the ballgame!&quot; &nbsp;Though it was a very cool, blustery&nbsp;day, Howard pulled out all of the stops, from baseball trivia to anecdotes! He warmed us up and, we&#39;re ready for the season!<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/howard.jpg" style="width: 100%;" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>March 31, 2017 - Ontay Johnson, Executive Director of 100 Black Men of Indianapolis</strong></p> <p>With wit and compassion, Ontay explained how the power of mentoring can positively impact the development and outcome of youth in our communities.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ontay.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>Tim Nation, Executive Director and Cofounder of Peace Leanring, accepted a $2500 grant on behalf of Peace Learning. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file%20mar%2031%2C%2012%2047%2025%20pm.jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>New Kiwanian Wendi Hopewell shared with us about herself.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/hopewell.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>We also presented our friends at the Skyline Club with a special cookie to thank them for five years of hosting our Club. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/skyline.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>March 23, 2017 - 71st Annual Boys High School Baskeetball Award &amp; State Finals Luncheons</strong></p> <p>The atmosphere was full of excitement and anticipation at Banker&#39;s Life as we experienced High School Hoosier Hysteria at its finest! &nbsp;We were graced by athletes and scholars!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-23-2017%20(21).jpg" style="width: 80%; height: 80%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-23-2017%20(89).jpg" style="width: 80%; height: 80%;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-23-2017%20(60).jpg" style="width: 80%; height: 80%;" /></p> <p><strong>March 17, 2017 -&nbsp;K&auml;ren Haley, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail</strong></p> <p><strong>K&auml;ren Haley&nbsp;</strong>quizzed us on our knowledge of the trail (Did you know Dancing Ann is quite a famous piece of iconic art with locals and tourists!), progression of the trail and the awesome Pacer&#39;s Bike Share Program. Get active; check it out!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-17-17%20karen%20haley%202%20web.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>March 24, 2017 - Dr. David Dixon,&nbsp;Kiwanis Indiana District Governor</strong></p> <p><strong>Dr. Dixon&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;was with us today and provided updates on the Indiana District as well as the Eliminate Project and the International Convention.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-17-17%20karen%20haley%20web.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>March 10, 2017 - Robert Driver, Indy Opera Artistic and New Initiatives Advisor</strong></p> <p><strong>Robert Driver, Indy Opera Artistic and New Initiatives&nbsp;</strong><strong>Adviser</strong>, kept us engaged and entertained! &nbsp;He taught us about the</p> <p>origins Opera and shared many humorous tales of his vast experiences!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-10-17robert%20driver%20(2).jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>March 3, 2017 - Mike Langellier, President and CEO, TechPoint</strong></p> <p><strong>Mike Langellier, TechPoint,</strong>&nbsp;discussed strengthening the tech community in Indiana, as well as sharing with us their Initiatives</p> <p>and Scale-Up Programs.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-3-17%20mike%20langellier%20(4).jpeg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p><strong>Tom Ewbank</strong> presented a $2,500&nbsp;check from the Kiwanis Foundation to <strong>Jill Gordon, Program Director, Youth Philanthropy </strong></p> <p><strong>Initiative of Indiana.</strong> &nbsp;Jill informed us about the broad range of youth the program reaches. &nbsp; The grant will be used for supplies</p> <p>to help empower the younger children to be&nbsp;&quot;superheroes!&quot; &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/3-3-17%20mike%20langellier%20(2).jpeg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>February 24, 2017 - Chris May, Director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame</strong></p> <p><strong>Chris May</strong>,&nbsp;stirred up Hoosier Hysteria as he shared with us intriguing facts and photos from the past and present, as well as</p> <p>sharing with us what&#39;s going on the the Hall of Fame! &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2-24-17%20chris%20may%202.jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>Tom Ewbank</strong>&nbsp;presented a $6,000 check from the Kiwanis Foundation to our own&nbsp;<strong>Steve Kessinger,&nbsp;</strong>Chair of the Young</p> <p>Children&nbsp;Priority&nbsp;One on behalf of the Center For Inquiry&nbsp;(CIF). CIF principal, Brandi Herbert, explained that the grant would be</p> <p>used for supplies for their program.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2-24-17%20cfi%20check%20presentation.jpeg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>February 17, 2017 - Carl Rochelle, Reuben Engagement Center</strong></p> <p><strong>Carl Rochelle</strong> shared with us the <a href="https://u3654752.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=nxkn33ru-2FO46VFA2CuEBtrnR1uoLFicW4dqAdPyd6VI86U7T04y57RJMYPIi9uIZD8WT22k3M7WlWIoSMs25hH7a8GU0RKknlnZUsYaHf9FZlgjubZcCJnxn0G9i47-2FuK4dmGii1XfH7DhgBmWxv5-2BK9BKzXoKzCaJlhenukE4D7M9gUddCYfK8TUQrobxi3CAsTfnsgritKXSkIoVl70KbdjPEVMaXllUBVuMx94pl12sKlWKQIQV6cgFkBn-2Bxvu0BIe9DyyDog7cz3lFDvxQ-3D-3D_KP2yCJdZE0izhAoru2BkxRWOirc671Mg79tzzS5SCSG42A9vEDAaDsxhNV4MenZF9512xQ4ZxZCx5iisWebD80q08GRU7g4RbvywU3t8-2FO5yAGAspa13InPTIPkSZ0fRq571A-2BkDC11Fa4PoTgKERhCS2Q87R0i8JOxzPJDc8uXhfPqXaNJ0kSpe4KZyCuAJcdboqzJdWgpbBnTuyLOyj2zXppeYPxIqAffGHSQXE7M-3D">Reuben Engagement Center&#39;s</a>&nbsp;unique approach to keeping homeless out of the criminal justice</p> <p>system. &nbsp;The Center is in need of many items for their program. &nbsp;If you are interested in helping,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:information@indycoc.org">please&nbsp;contact them.</a></p> <p><strong>February 10, 2017- 42nd Annual Abe Lincoln Scholarship Program</strong></p> <p>The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis honored 25 specially-</p> <p>challenged area high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles</p> <p>while achieving successes and presented $41,000 in scholarships to four of the</p> <p>candidates at our 42nd annual Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards banquet at</p> <p>the Ivy Tech Event Center. The service organization gave $5,250 in honor gifts to</p> <p>the remaining 21 candidates.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The four scholarship recipients are:</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First-place recipient &ndash; DeShawn S. Thompson/Speedway High School&nbsp; ($16,000)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Second-place recipient &ndash; Megan P. McQuade/Warren Central High School High School ($12,000)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Third-place recipient &ndash; Jessica F. Borum/North Central High School &nbsp;($8,000)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fourth-place recipient &ndash; Anna Hinders/Indiana School for the Deaf l ($5,000)</p> <p>Circle of Valor awards were presented to the 25 candidates, each</p> <p>representing an area high school. The 21 candidates not selected for a scholarship were presented with honor gifts of $250 each.</p> <p>Candidates were nominated by their high schools for the scholarships because of their achievements in the face of daunting obstacles, ranging from disease and disability to dire family environments.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Steve Willem, chairman of the Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards committee, served as master of ceremonies of the awards program. The following Kiwanians presented the four scholarship award recipients by telling their respective stories: Chic Born, Diane Nichols, Alex Sventekis, and Rush Yelverton.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Anne Ryder, Emmy Award-winning television journalist, interviewed the four scholarship recipients.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the coverage from the event:</p> <p><a href="https://u3654752.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=nxkn33ru-2FO46VFA2CuEBtrnR1uoLFicW4dqAdPyd6VI86U7T04y57RJMYPIi9uIZD8WT22k3M7WlWIoSMs25hH7a8GU0RKknlnZUsYaHf9FZlgjubZcCJnxn0G9i47-2FuK4dmGii1XfH7DhgBmWxv5-2BK9BKzXoKzCaJlhenukE4D7M9gUddCYfK8TUQrobxi3CAsTfnsgritKXSkIoVl70F52iJQoduAkowiuw90HDP-2Fbk4d1nqrw36XyMIj493B7ziwaOvDeiGRDH0M71LHYNRtO2JGyP3bZGqxcatKxP1IvDXhI75nCxfzr9AVjtEUUCtbBnYodAL2rh0aMhCUnI7PaX4hTsZmRQQ8ft8ks6Z0-3D_c-2B65x-2FvrzK8hJf7RY2Q903vtiN6JpH8cFlaKbIvdaBM-2F4Z-2F06Xwyzcx2ZFqvnGH7YFBguu39sZcYpFVvOP3DxhW2piUCWgiL18tqPwgyAG0oxAKzTRGXrGftyl6qd3h-2BHLKfE6OzfxAX4mJjqAjXtlVSkjfzHtD9I61-2BYn9ulrCaYblL-2Bv-2FLVNwbKiX6HkmvuFpwtH6r90ummgSNU02gflIql17p7aN1K-2BZ7dTVkFOo-3D">Indy Star</a></p> <p><a href="http://fox59.com/2017/02/10/scholarship-program-recognizes-25-students-overcoming-obstacles/?blm_aid=0">Fox 59</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wthr.com/article/overcoming-obstacles-student-excels-in-academics-and-athletics?blm_aid=0">WTHR</a></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2017%20scholarship%20recipients(1).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>The four 2017 Kiwanis Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards recipients pose with their awards. Those pictured are (from left): Steve Willem, chair of the Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards program; Jessica F. Borum, North Central High School, third-place recipient; DeShawn S. Thompson, Speedway High School, first-place recipient; Anna Hinders, Indiana School for the Deaf, fourth-place recipient; Megan P. McQuade, Warren Central High School, second-place recipient; Anne Ryder, guest interviewer; Greg Fennig, president of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis.</p> <p>2017 Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards candidates by schools:</p> <p>Arlington Community High School &ndash; Justin I. Smith</p> <p>Arsenal Technical High School &ndash; Martha L. Peraza</p> <p>Beech Grove High School &ndash; Cassandra Rabadan</p> <p>Bishop Chatard High School &ndash; Maria T. Linehan</p> <p>Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School &ndash; Annie E. Watson</p> <p>Cardinal Ritter High School &ndash; Lucas C. Roberts&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Cathedral High School &ndash; Dylan A. Pfeister</p> <p>Covenant Christian High School &ndash; Kaylee R. Smith</p> <p>Decatur Central High School &ndash; Megan L. Arsenault</p> <p>Emmerich Manual High School &ndash; Maria G. Cardenas</p> <p>Heritage Christian High School &ndash; Leia M. Szabo</p> <p>Indiana School for the Blind &amp; Visually Impaired &ndash; Christopher Avila</p> <p>Indiana School for the Deaf &ndash; Anna Hinders</p> <p>Lawrence Central High School &ndash; Darien N. Pipken</p> <p>Lawrence North High School &ndash; Kamryn K. Mitchell</p> <p>Lutheran High School &ndash; Joshua R Clemens</p> <p>North Central High School &ndash; Jessica F. Borum</p> <p>Northwest Community High School &ndash; Raul Tecuarapa</p> <p>Pike High School &ndash; Brandon M. Brown</p> <p>Roncalli High School &ndash; Devon A. Belcher</p> <p>Scecina Memorial High School &ndash; Shelbie Lawson</p> <p>Shortridge High School &ndash; Samantha M. Jones</p> <p>Southport High School &ndash; Lal Chan Hima</p> <p>Speedway High School &ndash; DeShawn S. Thompson</p> <p>Warren Central High School &ndash; Megan P. McQuade</p> <p>The 42nd &nbsp;Annual Able Lincoln Awards Scholarship Luncheon was a huge success! &nbsp;With 307 in attendance, our guests were once again inspired by the courageousness and determination of our nominees. &nbsp;Thank you to Steve Willem, our committee chair, Kathy Lee, Kay Millar, Bob Webster and the Salvation Army, Steve Robinson, Eric Steel, Austin and Chris Greene, Shari and John Frank, and Karen Burns, our table sponsors. &nbsp;Thanks also must go out to John Frank and Scott Harkness, as they secured us the sponsorship of UnitedHealthcare and Norris, Choplin &amp; Schroeder. &nbsp;Kudos to all of our table hosts, our presenters, photographers and the PR committee who provided our nominees with a wonderful media packet!</p> <p><strong>February 6, 2017</strong></p> <p><strong>Greg Silver</strong> shared with us some scientific research on climate change and discussed ways we can help the issue. &nbsp;A special thanks to <strong>Dori Chandler</strong> for her assistance in Greg&#39;s presentation.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2-3-17%20greg%20silver.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /></p> <p><strong>Duke Hadad</strong> presented special awards to <strong>Joe Marbaugh </strong>and <strong>Karen Bur</strong>ns as Golden Challenge Winners during the Golden Kettle Campaign!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;!<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/salvation%20army%20award%20joe.jpg" style="width: 50%;" /><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 30, 2017</strong></p> <p>A big shout out to Lou Drexler as the Key Club Chairman. PMHS Key Club members worked hard at Gleaners over the weekend, preparing food bag for weekend meals. &nbsp;Thanks to all the Kiwanians that were able to come and help support our key club! <strong>​</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-28-17%20gleaners%201.jpg" style="width: 35%;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-18-17%20gleaners%202.jpg" style="width: 35%;" /></strong></p> <p>Victoria Petersen Elia provided&nbsp;updates on the Eliminate Project. Though 41 out of 59 countries have been validated MNT free, there is more money to be raised and more work to be done!</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-27-17%206.jpg" style="width: 43%;" /></strong></p> <p>Maj. Bob Webster presented the Golden Kettle to Karen Burns and Joe Marbaugh on behalf of the Indy Kiwanis Club for topping the Indy Rotary Club during the &quot;bell ringing&quot; campaign. &nbsp;Way to go, Kiwanians!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-27-17%204.jpg" style="width: 40%;" />&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 23, 2017</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>Cassie Stockcam</strong>p,</strong> President Athenaeum Foundation, shared an early look at the renovations taking place at the historic Athenaeum. &nbsp;Fantatic! &nbsp;Thank you, Cassie!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-20-17%202.jpg" style="width: 250px;" /></p> <p>A special check presentation to&nbsp;<strong>Meredith Howell,</strong>&nbsp;Visually Impaired Presechool Services,&nbsp;to help provide early intervention and instruction to young children coping with blindness or severe vision loss.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-20-17%20vips%20.jpg" style="width: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>January 16, 2017</strong></p> <p><strong>Jackie Nytes, </strong>CEO of Indianapolis Public Library, provided library updates and shared about some of the exciting, upcoming programs! &nbsp;Thanks, Jackie!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-13-17%20candle%20lighting%20ceremony%20and%20jackie%20nytes1(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>We honored deceased Kiwanians: &nbsp;<strong>L. Tex Black</strong>, <strong>Bill Campbell</strong>, and<strong> Bernie Cooper&nbsp;</strong>with a Candle Lighting Ceremony.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/1-13-17%20candle%20lighting%20and%20jackie%20nytes%202.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>December 16, 2016</strong></p> <p>Ted Maple, CEO of&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=120602441207&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="https://www.facebook.com/DayEarlyLearning/">Day Early Learning</a>&nbsp;shared a little about the importance of quality early education for Hoosier families.</p> <p><img alt="Image may contain: 1 person, standing" src="https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15589613_10154315684282753_4106161027972891015_n.jpg?oh=259bde27e99d7142c8f195f140123a39&amp;oe=58E882BB" style="height: 188px; width: 250px;" /></p> <p>I don&#39;t think there is a proper way to thank <strong>Karen Burns</strong> for her service as Kiwanis Foundation President! We are lucky and proud to have you as a Kiwanian.&nbsp;</p> <p><a ajaxify="/IndyKiwanis/photos/a.10150335733627753.348154.109633822752/10154315671587753/?type=3&amp;size=720%2C960&amp;fbid=10154315671587753&amp;player_origin=pages" data-render-location="homepage_stream" data-testid="theater_link" href="https://www.facebook.com/IndyKiwanis/photos/a.10150335733627753.348154.109633822752/10154315671587753/?type=3" id="u_jsonp_4_q" rel="theater"><img alt="Image may contain: 2 people, people standing" height="394" src="https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/15541659_10154315671587753_8680741660989373524_n.jpg?oh=cc4bf6fd9ae02a2f60c18b450f1079ac&amp;oe=58F16F1D" width="296" /></a></p> <p><strong>December 9, 2016</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/scholarshipwinnernoahthomas16.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis named Noah Thomas of Ben Davis High School this season&rsquo;s top senior football student-athlete&nbsp;at its 60<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual High School Football Awards luncheon, while honoring approximately 300 area high school football players and coaches today at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.Thomas was presented with a $2,000 scholarship award. He was selected the Academic MVP as measured by grade point average, class rank, and community and school activities.The event&rsquo;s featured speaker was Oliver Luck, father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and the NCAA&rsquo;s first executive vice president for regulatory affairs. Today&rsquo;s attendees representing each of 29 Marion County high schools included&nbsp;athletic director, head football coach, most valuable player, academic MVP, GREAT Player nominee,&nbsp;drum major, cheerleader captain, Key Club sponsor, and Key Club president. The Indianapolis Colts were the corporate sponsor for today&rsquo;s event.</p> <p><strong>December 2, 2016</strong></p> <p>What a great meeting we had today with Dr. Ferebee the Superintendent with&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=61141893941" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="https://www.facebook.com/IPSSchools/">Indianapolis Public Schools</a>&nbsp;as our speaker! He informed us of what is happening with IPS Schools. And did you know he was named Principal at only age 25?!</p> <p>Dr. Ferebee started the meeting today reminding us that as we go into the Holiday season and reflect on 2016 to remember humility and the importance to serve.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/12-2-2016%20dr%20ferebee%20ips%20(5).jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p><strong>November 25, 2016</strong></p> <p>No meeting, We hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!</p> <p><strong>November 18, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Conner Prairie&#39;s Norman Burns</strong> talks about $35m economic impact, the treehouse and how they make history fun for kids of all ages.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/11-18-2016%20norman%20burns%20conner%20prairie.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><strong>November 11, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Happy Veteran&#39;s Day! </strong>Thank you to the United States Armed Forces for serving our country and protecting our freedom.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/11-11-2016%20veterans%20day%20memorial%20(2)(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>November 4, 2016</strong></p> <p>We enjoyed having <strong>Kelli Marshall, CEO </strong>of&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=1386796131555456" href="https://www.facebook.com/TindleySchools/">Tindley Accelerated Schools</a>&nbsp;as our speaker today!</p> <p>Kelli shared with us that it&rsquo;s clear when you walk in the door: the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School isn&rsquo;t like other schools.<br /> Some of the differences are obvious, like the school uniforms. Others are subtler, like the way each classroom is named for a prestigious college. It all serves a single purpose: to help each of our students gain admittance into a highly selective college or university.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/11-4-2016%20kelli%20marshall%20and%20awards%20(3).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>We also recognized our <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/legion%20of%20honor%202016%20.pdf">Legion of Honor Members</a>, <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/rubyk16.pdf">Ruky K Recipients</a> and <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/16attendance.pdf">members with Perfect Attendance</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/11-4-2016%20kelli%20marshall%20and%20awards%20(7).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>October 28, 2016</strong></p> <p>We were thrileld to hear from Indiana Basketball Legacy and Legends, <strong>Phil Hoose</strong>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/10-28-16%20phil%20hoose%20(4).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 150px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/10-28-16%20phil%20hoose%20(5)(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 350px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 21, 2016</strong></p> <p>Kiwanian and <strong>Indiana State Senate Candidate, Pam Hickman</strong> addressed our club with the issues our community faces!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/hickman.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>We were so proud to present Rick Hunt with&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=148954898478386" href="https://www.facebook.com/Christel-House-Academy-148954898478386/">Christel House Academy</a>&nbsp;a $2,500 grant from the Kiwanis Foundation. With that grant we were able to support a whole grade (1st grade) and send them to an outdoor camp with their teachers! They were able to enjoy the great outdoors under the stars by roasting marshmallows, sleeping in bunks, and getting some fresh air! We are so proud to support Christel House!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/10-21-16%20pam%20hickman%20%26%20christel%20house%20grant%20(3).jpg" style="height: 700px; width: 600px;" /></p> <p><strong>October 14, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Carol Baker</strong>, Director of Community Engagement from the&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=8214531379" href="https://www.facebook.com/IndyOpera/">Indianapolis Opera</a>&nbsp;gave a wonderful presentation today!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/10-14-16%20carol%20baker%20and%20civic%20award%20(7).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>The very deserving&nbsp;<strong>Steve Robinson</strong>&nbsp;was presented the Past Presidents&nbsp;<strong>Civic Award</strong>&nbsp;last Friday. Congrats, Steve! Rob Schlegel presented the award to Steve.&nbsp;<a data-mce-href="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/bloomerang-public-cdn/kiwanisfoundationofindianapolis/2016-Kiwanis-Club-of-Indianapolis-Civic-Award.pdf" href="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/bloomerang-public-cdn/kiwanisfoundationofindianapolis/2016-Kiwanis-Club-of-Indianapolis-Civic-Award.pdf">Read his remarks here.</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/10-14-16%20carol%20baker%20and%20civic%20award%20(12).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>October 7, 2016</strong></p> <p>We were honored to welcome another candidate to our podium.<strong> Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb</strong> shared how answering the call to serve has been a theme throughout his life.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/10-7-16%20eric%20holcomb%20(6)%20.jpg" style="height: 201px; width: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>September 30, 2016</strong></p> <p>We honored our<strong> Past Presidents today</strong> along with<strong> inducting our new officers and directors</strong>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-30-16%20past%20pres%20day%20and%20inductions%20(13)%20.jpg" style="height: 201px; width: 300px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-30-16%20past%20pres%20day%20and%20inductions%20(11).jpg" style="height: 201px; width: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>September 23, 2016</strong></p> <p>Thank you to <strong>Brandon Crone</strong>, Coordinator of Basketball Operations for <strong>Butler University</strong>, for joining us for lunch on Friday.&nbsp;We had a wonderful time getting to hear about what goes on behind the scenes of picking such a great and well known team!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/9-23-16%20brandon%20crone%20(17).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>September 16, 2016</strong></p> <p>Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Centennial Gala from here and afar! It was a great success and it was an honor hearing <strong>Senator Richard Lugar </strong>and the<strong> Honorable Sarah Barker </strong>speak. We were so thrilled to have raised <b>$74,688</b> (gross). Thank you to everyone to who made that possible!&nbsp;We are looking forward to the next 100 years!</p> <p data-mce-style="text-align: left;">Here are two videos that were shown during the Gala:<br /> <a href="https://pressmc.wistia.com/medias/ln8kip00ot">Kiwanis Centennial History Video</a><br /> <a href="https://pressmc.wistia.com/medias/qzihn6fzag">Adaptive Bike Video</a></p> <p data-mce-style="text-align: left;"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centennial%20auction%20(6).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centennial%20auction%20(5).png" style="width: 90%;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>September 9, 2016</strong></p> <p>It was an honor and a pleasure to have Gubernatorial Candidate<strong> John Gregg</strong> come and speak to our fellow Kiwanians Friday. It was even captured on the news, watch <a href="http://wishtv.com/2016/09/09/john-gregg-promises-to-avoid-social-issues/">here</a>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_3087.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>September 2, 2016</strong></p> <p>We hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/laborday.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>August 26, 2016</strong></p> <p>It was great hearing <strong>Joe Vezzoso</strong> of <strong>French Lick Resort</strong>! He shared many great stories from how French Lick got its name to stories of the wonderful Cook Family.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-26-16%20joe%20vezzoso%20(2).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>August 19, 2016</strong></p> <p>It was an honor having <strong>Evan Bayh</strong>, 46th Governor of Indiana, speak with us about his hopes of what can be accomplished in the future.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-19-16%20evan%20bayh%20(8).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>August 12, 2016</strong></p> <p>What a treat to have <b>Kent Brown</b>, CEO of&nbsp;<b>Fairbanks Hospital</b>&nbsp;today sharing with us how substance abuse is a major public health problem that impacts society on multiple levels.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-12-16%20kent%20brown%20(1).png" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><b>Lauren Coons</b> of <b>WEDO Charity Auctions</b> also graced us with her presence last Friday doing a demonstration on how to bid on silent auction items and getting us excited for September 16<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-12-16%20kent%20brown%20(2).png" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>August 5, 2016</strong></p> <p>We loved having <strong>Dick Wolfsie </strong>from WISHTV with us last Friday!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/8-5-16%20dick%20wolfsie%20(1).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>August 1, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Major Bob Webster&nbsp;</strong>from the Salvation Army shared his experiences&nbsp;of his time spent at Ground Zero. It was a very moving presentation.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-29-16%20bob%20webster%20(7).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>July 25, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Robby Slaughter</strong>, AccelaWork, joined the Indianapolis Downtown Kiwanis to discuss about how Failure is the Secret to Success. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-22-16%20robby%20slaughter%20(6)(1).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>July 18, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Heather Hall</strong>, Vice President for Development of Sun King Brewery, joined Indianapolis Downtown Kiwanis and guests for lunch to share more information on Sun King&#39;s community involvement along with beer samples.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-15-16%20heather%20hall%20(2).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>July 11, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Mario Rodriguez</strong>, CEO of the Indy Airport Authority, came for lunch and shared some upcoming aviation changes as well as explained why Indianapolis&#39;s Airport has been rated the #1 airport in the country four out of the last five years.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/7-8-16%20mario%20rodriguez%20(3).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>July 5, 2016</strong></p> <p>There was no meeting last week due to the long holiday weekend. We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/b9317656314z_1_20150624105534_000_g4nb3l9ci_1-0.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>June 24, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Gerry Dick</strong>, host and creator of Inside INdiana Business television, came for lunch and informed us of how the state of Indiana is growing to meet the needs of technology in regards to businesses and universities.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6-24-16%20gerry%20dick%20(7).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p>We also had a surprise visitor-<strong>Governor Mike Pence</strong> showed up!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6-24-16%20gerry%20dick%20(2).jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>June 17, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Ernie Vargo</strong> with&nbsp;<a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=122087113711" href="https://www.facebook.com/Eskenazi-Health-122087113711/">Eskenazi Health</a>&nbsp;charmed us today proudly showing us the new facilities at Eskenazi!&nbsp;<a data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indykiwanis?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10153819782647753">‪</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/61716ernievargoeskenazi.jpg" style="width: 90%;" /></p> <p><strong>June 10, 2016</strong></p> <p>Last Friday, we were very excited that <strong>Indianapolis Indians broadcaster, Howard Kellman</strong>&nbsp;came back to the Club to interview two of the<strong> Indians players: Gift Ngoepe &amp; Steven Brault!!</strong> Gift &amp; Steven shared with us how they came to play for the league and what&#39;s in store for this season!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/61716indyindians2.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 403px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/61716indyindians.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 402px;" /></p> <p><strong>Riley Children&#39;s Foundation</strong>&nbsp;received a $15,000 grant from the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis for the Magic Castle Cart at Riley Hospital for Children. The&nbsp;&quot;Smile Therapy&quot; cart&nbsp;brings smiles and laughter to those children going through a very difficult time in&nbsp;their&nbsp;life. The cart is an impressive 6 feet tall, 6 feet long and two and a half feet wide in configuration of a&nbsp;medieval&nbsp;castle. Inside are nine&nbsp;treasure&nbsp;drawers&nbsp;full of toys&nbsp;appropriate&nbsp;for all&nbsp;age&nbsp;groups. Volunteers visit inpatient rooms five nights a week spreading smiles!<strong>&nbsp;If you are interested in volunteering,&nbsp;<a data-mce-href="mailto:rrbncb@aol.com" href="mailto:rrbncb@aol.com">please email Bob Baxter.&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/riley%20magic%20castle%20cart.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 337px;" /></p> <p><strong>June 3, 2016</strong></p> <p>Kiwanian<strong> Jim Schellinger,</strong> President of the Indiana Economic Development Coproration packed the Skyline Club last Friday impressing us with facts on Indiana business growth!</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6316jimschellingeriedc.jpg" style="width: 294px; height: 395px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>Hawthorne Community Center&nbsp;</strong>received a $2,500 grant from the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis last Friday. The grant helped create a Hawthorne Summer Teen Park Patrol Program. The program allows the teen participants to assume a leadership role in maintaining the park and improving other aspects of the park. The vision of this project is to enable young teens to gain self-confidence, foster team building, increase self-esteem and embrace civic engagement as they work to improve Hawthorne park.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6316hawthorne.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" /></p> <p><strong>May 27, 2016</strong></p> <p>Thank you to everyone who came to the <strong>Memorial Service at the War Memorial</strong> last Friday. It was a touching ceremony where they honored those serving who have&nbsp;given thier lives for our country.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/52716%20memorial%20day2.jpg" style="height: 333px; width: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/52716%20memorial%20day.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p><strong>May 20, 2016</strong></p> <p>A quick hitting - no pun intended - presentation from <strong>Karen Valencic </strong>teaching how to use power, not force, to get it done with grace.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/52016karenvalencic.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/52016karenvalencic2.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p><strong>May 13, 2016</strong></p> <p>Words can&#39;t describe how proud we are of these wonderful foster parents that we honored last Friday! They are such compassionate, caring, and extraordinary people that we couldn&#39;t be happier to recognize. We presented them with YMCA memberships, Indiana beach passes, gift cards to various places, coloring books, cook books, encouraging books, games and toys, state park passes, Indianapolis Indians tickets, coupon books, and more! Thank you to all the Foster Parents out there! Thank you to Angela Cain&nbsp;for emceeing our event and thank you to <b>Graham Honaker</b>, Fostering Families Committee Chair for making this special day happen!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2914.jpg" style="width: 425px; height: 285px;" /></p> <p><strong>May 6, 2016&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>What a treat to listen to one of Indy&#39;s greatest community leaders, <strong>Doug Boles, CEO of the&nbsp;Indianapolis Motor Speedway!</strong>&nbsp;His energy got everyone excited for the 100th running of Indianapolis 500!&nbsp;<a data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indykiwanis?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10153725743927753">‪</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2880.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p><strong>KIPS Scholarships </strong>were awarded to two Southport High School seniors funded by the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis and Tom Dunham.&nbsp;&quot;KIPS&quot; recognizes seniors at Southport High School with the most improved grade point average and excellent attendance.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2884.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>Our<strong> Kiwanis Election </strong>Slate was approved by the membership on Friday, May 6th! Congratulations to:</p> <p><strong>Nancy Ahlrichs, </strong>President-elect<br /> <strong>Brandon Herget,</strong> Board<br /> <strong>Genan Kirby,</strong> Board<br /> <strong>Joe Marbaugh</strong>, Board<br /> <strong>Kay Millar,</strong> Board</p> <p><strong>April 29, 2016</strong></p> <p>We know why <strong>Howard Kellman</strong> is the Indians Broadcaster! <strong>Howard</strong> is captivating and intriguing and he drew the Club in with his funny tales of broadcasting with the Indianapolis Indians!!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file%20apr%2029%2C%202%2014%2026%20pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 402px;" /></p> <p><strong>Booth Tarkington&#39;s</strong> <strong>Catherine Dixon</strong> &amp;<strong> Julia Bonnet</strong> (<strong>Julia&#39;s </strong>was a participant of <strong>Booth Tarkington</strong> when she was younger and now works for them, she&#39;s also an incredible singer!) came for lunch and explain how are grants is helping their organization.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file%20apr%2029%2C%202%2013%2059%20pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p><strong>April 22, 2016</strong></p> <p>What a day! We enjoyed the folks from the <strong>Benjamin Harrison Home </strong>telling us about the grant we provided them with and the difference it&#39;s making in the lives of children.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/42216%20benjamin%20harrison%20%20grant.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" /></p> <p>Our slate of candidates introduced themselves as we are getting ready for our Kiwanis elections!</p> <p><strong>Nancy Ahlrichs&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President-elect</strong></p> <p><strong>Brandon Herget&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Board&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Genan Kirby&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Board</strong></p> <p><strong>Joe Marbaugh&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Board</strong></p> <p><strong>Kay Millar&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Board</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/42216%20election%20candidate%202.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 403px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/42216%20election%20candidate.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 403px;" /></p> <p>And finally, we had two stellar speakers with us<strong> Krystle Ford </strong>with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and <strong>Beth Outland</strong> with the ISO telling about how the love of music has transformed so many lives!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/42216%20beth%20outland%20krystle%20ford.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 403px;" /></p> <p><strong>April 15, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Honorable Judge Sarah Evans Barker </strong>shed some light on the growing problem of methamphetamine in our state. The effects that it has on the community, their family, &amp; themself.We enjoyed having one of our own at the podium this week!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/barker resized.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 205px;" /></p> <p><strong>Monica Brase</strong> from the <a href="http://indynjtl.org/">National Junior Tennis League</a> (NJTL) came to our meeting to accept a $2,500 grant!</p> <p>Each year, NJTL of Indianapolis serves more than 1,500 children in Central Indiana by providing low-cost tennis, life skills, and healthy living instruction at more than 16 public parks, schools, and indoor facilities. &nbsp;Programs include a six-week summer session at area parks and schools; four one-week summer camp opportunities at Perry Park in Indianapolis; a seven-week fall session at a city park; two seven-week winter sessions at area racquet clubs; &nbsp;the Jack Bradshaw Program offering more intensive training on the court and an additional educational component; and a seven-week spring session at a city park. &nbsp;Programs provide youth ages 5 to 18 with increased skills, leadership development opportunities, healthy living principles, a summer reading challenge and positive role models. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/njtl.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 357px;" /></p> <p><strong>April 8, 2016</strong></p> <p>We had the pleasure to recognize and celebrate our Service Leadership Programs:<strong> K Kids Club, Harshman Magnet Middle School, Perry Meridian Key Club, UIndy Circle K Club, Aktion Club, IUPUI Circle K Club, Young Children Priority One, Butler University Circle K Club, &amp; George Washington&nbsp;Builders Club.</strong>&nbsp; Thank you <strong>Trena Roudebush</strong> for being the emcee!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp5.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp6.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp7.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp8.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp9.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp10.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" /></p> <p><strong>April 1, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Congresswoman Susan Brooks</strong> is on recess so she came by the Club to tell us that they are looking into proposed solutions for national issues like national security, healthcare, poverty, jobs &amp; the economy, and restoring authority in the legislative branch. She also mentioned focusing on the local drug overdoses and to help find solutions.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Congresswoman Brook</strong>s also gave a shoutout to Purdue with their recent new research giving us more information on the cure for the Zika virus.<a data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/boilerup?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10153648095052753">‪#&lrm;boilerup‬</a></p> <p>Fun fact! She and Paul Ryan are the only members of Congress who graduated from Miami of Ohio!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2851.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2846.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Claude McNeal</strong> with <strong>Claude McNeal Productions</strong> received a grant for $2,500. &nbsp;<strong>CMP </strong>partners with schools and community organizations to provide alternative educational theatre&nbsp;experiences for children and adults in order to build healthy relationship with individuals and communities.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2837.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 234px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>March 25, 2016</strong></p> <p>The <strong>70th Annual Boys Basketball State Finals Luncheon</strong> at Bankers Life Fieldhouse had an AWESOME turnout and was well received by everyone in attendance! &nbsp;<strong>Glenda Ritz</strong>, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction &amp; Indiana Governor <strong>Mike Pence</strong> gave some uplifting words to the students in attendance. &nbsp;<strong>Eddie White</strong>, Director of Corporate Communications for Pacers &amp; Sports Entertainment&nbsp;interviewd <strong>Quinn Buckner</strong>, Vice President of Communications with Pacers Sports &amp; Entertainment&nbsp;about his successes in basketball on and off the court. &nbsp;<strong>Bob Lovell</strong>, host of Indiana Sports Talks&nbsp;interviewed all 8 State Finals Coaches as well as <strong>Bobby Cox</strong>, IHSAA Commissioner.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 28, 12 25 20 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 402px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 28, 12 26 05 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 402px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 28, 12 26 55 pm.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>March 19, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Karl Ahlrichs</strong>, whom is a direct descendant of The Donner Party, informed the Club of how The Donner Party teaches us about leadership and also about possibilities and risks!!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 21, 1 44 46 pm.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Landon Martin</strong> with <strong>TeenWorks</strong> was in attendance to accept a grant check in the amount of $2,500. &nbsp;Their organization helps provide teenagers&nbsp;with working skills!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 21, 1 45 22 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>March 12, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Tim Molinari</strong> with the <strong>Milan &#39;54 Hoosier Museum</strong> shared the history of the museum and some future endeavors!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 14, 10 19 32 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>Sonya Beery-Yoder</strong> with <strong>Young Children Priority One IPS #27</strong>,&nbsp;which is a school that member <strong>Steven Kessinger</strong> volunteers at, was in attendance with some of her collegues to accept an internal grant of $5,000!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 14, 10 17 40 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>Jill Gordon</strong> with <strong>The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII)</strong> was also in attendance to accept an external grant in the amount of $2,500 and give us some background on their programs!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file mar 14, 10 18 21 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>March 4, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Dan Madigan </strong>with the Indianapolis Zoo talked&nbsp;about the conservation happening in our own backyard!</p> <p><img src="https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12814340_10153560587607753_5821557435827317723_n.jpg?oh=deec2614081b6d5c6f826e00f30d890c&amp;oe=579574B9" style="height: 320px; width: 320px;" /></p> <p><strong>February 26, 2016</strong></p> <p>One of the last Holocaust survivors <strong>Eva Kor</strong> spoke to us and showed how the power of hope, healing, respect, and forgiveness is what is needed to illuminate the world! Pictured left to right: <strong>Judy O&#39;Bannon, Greg Silver, Demi Zoeller, Eva Kor</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/eva kor.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p>The grant check of $2,500 was presented to <strong>Peace Learning Center</strong>. &nbsp;<strong>Tim Nation</strong> &amp; <strong>Demetrees Hutchins</strong> were in attendance for Friday&#39;s luncheon to accept the check.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file feb 26, 2 07 08 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>February 19, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Lauren Battista</strong> &amp; <strong>Tracie Hitz</strong> came by to give the Club an overview of the 2016 <strong>NCAA Women&#39;s Final Four</strong> and how the student-athletic experience isn&#39;t a &quot;traditional&quot; college experience and how athletes that are women hold great leadership roles!! They also invited everyone to come out for the Women&#39;s Final Four April 3-5, you can use this <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/wff ticket info_speaker.jpg">promo code</a>! &nbsp;You can view the <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/387252-eblast-600x800.jpg">flyer </a>for FREE fan events April 1-3.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file feb 22, 8 32 37 am.jpeg" style="height: 300px; width: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>Pat Wachtel</strong> with&nbsp;<strong>Girls, Inc</strong> was presented with a $2,500 grant check!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file feb 22, 8 31 53 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>The <strong>Circle K - IUPUI</strong> was in attendace for our Friday Program.</p> <p>.<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/circke k iupui.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>February 12, 2016</strong></p> <p>Congratulations to the <strong>2016 Abe Lincoln Scholarship Winners</strong>&nbsp;and all&nbsp;<strong>25 Abe Lincoln Circle of Valor honorees</strong>!!</p> <p>Abigal Gregory, Aisha Burdine, Alison Shaner, Beverly LaVertu, Caitlyn Moore, Carissa King, Ellen Flood, Emanuel Duncan, Emma Latz, Jacob Springer, Jasmine Brown, Jerrica Clay, Jonathan Bradway, Jonathon Cardinal, Kaileigh Thomas, Latasha Richardson, Lee Driver, Macy Huff, Marsha Jean-Baptiste, Monasha Kimbrough, Monique Jones, Mycah Daniel, Natalie Cunningham, Starr Franklin, &amp; Taylor Hylton</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/abe winners.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 263px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>February 5, 2016</strong></p> <p>Thank you <strong>Ronald Court</strong> for flying in and sharing with us about&nbsp;Booker T Washington&#39;s life and why he was so important to our history. &nbsp; Thank you for keeping his legacy going!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2623.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2624.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p><strong>Heather Mauer</strong> with<strong> Keep Indianapolis Beautiful</strong> came by to accept a $2,500 grant check and share with us the different programs they offer. &nbsp;One includes an after school nature club which helps create the next generation of environmental stewards!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2622.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p>We won the <strong>Kiwanis vs Rotary Club Red Kettle Bell Ringing Challenge</strong>!! &nbsp;We raised $5,252.73!! &nbsp;Thank you all for your generous donations!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2613.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 374px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2608(1).jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 268px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2604.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 449px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2605.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 449px;" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Rebecca Thompson Boyle</strong> with <strong>Teach For America</strong> spoke at our Club lunch about why all children deserve an education and how they recruit teachers to help these kids reach their full potential!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2598.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p><br /> <strong>Tonja Eagan</strong> with <strong>Social Health Association of Indiana</strong> was in attendace to accept a $2,500&nbsp;grant for their organization. &nbsp;<strong>Social Health Association</strong> offers a variety of school-based health education programs that meet both the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education and the need to provide relevant, age-appropriate health information for Indiana students.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2592.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 22, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Vicki Bohlsen</strong> &amp; <strong>Kathy Pedrotti Hays</strong> with <strong>Bohlsen Group</strong> shared with the the Club how doing good will&nbsp;benefit your business and why corporate social responsibility matters!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bohlsen_hays(1).jpg" style="width: 305px; height: 407px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Kendee Kolp</strong> accepted a grant for $2,500 on behalf of&nbsp;<strong>Reach for Youth</strong>. &nbsp;<strong>Reach for Youth</strong>&#39;s mission is to empower Central Indiana youth and their families through prevention, intervention, counseling and youth development initiatives.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kendee kolp.jpg" style="width: 305px; height: 407px;" />&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 15, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin Brinegar</strong>, President &amp; CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce shared with the Club the struggles that he endured growing up, but none of it stopped him from being who he is today! &nbsp;<strong>Kevin </strong>also shared with us the plans for 2016 in regards to Eduction, Environment, Labor Relations, Health Care, and Unemployment Comp just to name a few.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2586.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p><br /> <strong>Andra Martinez</strong> with Children&#39;s Bureau joined us for lunch to receive a grant for $2,500.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2585.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 8, 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Jonathan Nalli</strong>, St. Vincent Health, CEO kicked off our first meeting of the new year with a BANG! &nbsp;He shared with us how St. Vincent is changing the face of healthcare!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/j_ nalli2(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>The Candle Lighting Ceremony for <strong>Joel Gauthier</strong>, <strong>Marcie Thompson</strong>, and<strong> Irving Ball</strong>. &nbsp;All memebers will truly be missed.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/candle lighting pic 1 2016.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/candle lighting pic 2 2016(2).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/candle lighting pic 3 2016.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 1, 2016</strong></p> <p>Happy New Year!!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/happy-new-year-animated-gifs-images.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 191px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>December 25, 2015</strong></p> <p>Hope everyone had a <strong>Merry Christmas</strong> with their loved ones!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/merry-christmas-picture-gdcwp7uv.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 197px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>December 18, 2015</strong></p> <p>President of Martin University, <strong>Dr. Eugene White</strong> headlined our Club meeting. &nbsp;<strong>Dr. White</strong> gave us the background of Martin University and what they have to offer. &nbsp;He also discussed the five goals of their strategic plan: &nbsp;1. Build solid financial stability for the University; 2. Enhance academic programs and services to students; 3. Enhance, expand and improve Martin University&#39;s campus and infrastructure; 4. Improve the quality of operations and working conditions for faculty, staff and administrative personnel; 5. Enhance the University&#39;s engagement and services to the community.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file dec 21, 10 51 28 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2460.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>December 11, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Gary Brackett</strong>, Former NFL Indianapolis Colts Linebacker,&nbsp;was the Keynote Speaker for our 59th Annual High School Football Awards Banquet. &nbsp;He did a wonderful job motivating the kids about making goals and pursuing your dreams. &nbsp;<strong>Gary </strong>shared that in his big family he was the slowest and not the smartest, but he worked the hardest. &nbsp;And look at the payoff, not only was he an NFL player but he owns a chain of restaurants, Georgia Reese&#39;s and Stacked Pickles!</p> <p>We also presented a $2,000 scholarship to <strong>Steven Salvas</strong> of <strong>Cathedral High School</strong> for the Acedemic MVP Scholarship!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file dec 14, 9 23 34 am.png" style="width: 300px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>December 4, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Jeff Patchen</strong> excited the Members with the wonderful new changes coming to the Museum to help the children continue to enjoy learning. Plus we got to hear about the brand new health and wellness additions and experiences that are coming by 2018; football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, nascar, or track fans will get to experience fitness while doing their favorite sport! WAIT THERE&#39;S MORE...a Giant Fantasy Tree House of Sports will be installed that the kids will absolutely fall in love with!! We also had a chance to learn what the Children&#39;s Museum is doing for the surrounding neighborhood including free memberships and offering scholarships through their Promise Program for the kids and even the parents!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jeff patchen(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jeff patchen museum.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image6.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image1 (2).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image3(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp; <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image5(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image4(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image7.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>November 27, 2015</strong></p> <p>Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/happy-thanksgiving-2012.png" style="width: 400px; height: 285px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>November 20, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Anne Noble</strong> with Purdue Polytechnic Indpls High School shared with us Purdue&#39;s advanced courses in polytechnic that they offer and their plans to build a charter school here in Indy!&nbsp;<a data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;*N&quot;,&quot;type&quot;:104}" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indykiwanis?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10153357935322753">‪</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/anne nobles.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>November 13, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Emmy Hildebrand</strong>,&nbsp;HVAF,&nbsp;<strong>Nancy Schalk</strong>,&nbsp;Yes to Vets&nbsp;and <strong>Chrissy Vasquez</strong>, Back On My Feet, shared many inspiring&nbsp;stories with the Club of the Veterans that they have helped through their programs. &nbsp;These organizations are truly a&nbsp;great asset to our community!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/veteran roundtable(1).jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p><strong>November 6, 2015</strong></p> <p>General <strong>James L. Bauerle</strong>, Chairman of the Indiana Veteran Affairs shared with us why keeping our Veterans in Indiana is so important.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file nov 09, 11 31 36 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>October 30, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Kurt Godlevske</strong>, Butler Women&#39;s Basketball Coach spoke to the Club about Building Successful Teams and the&nbsp;strategy&nbsp;he&nbsp;use.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file nov 02, 1 33 51 pm(2).jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 419px;" /></p> <p><strong>October 23, 2015</strong></p> <p>Great information from <strong>Ron Gifford</strong> with&nbsp;Jump IN for healthy kids. &nbsp;Ron gave the Club ways of improving the health of the children in our community.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file oct 26, 11 44 33 am.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 16, 2015</strong></p> <p>Thank you to <strong>Ted Green</strong> with Ted Green Films for speaking at our luncheon!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file oct 19, 1 00 25 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>October 9, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Eric Ellsworth</strong>, CEO &amp; President of Central Indiana YMCA, spoke to us on how their Core Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility impacts our community.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2212.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 201px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 2, 2015</strong></p> <p>Kiwanis International Past President, <strong>Don Canaday</strong>, inducted our new officers and told us humour stories of his adventures as a Kiwanian.</p> <p>Thank you to <strong>Karen Burns</strong> for serving as our 101<sup>st</sup> Kiwanis Club President! Also, thank you to <strong>Rick Warren</strong> serving on the Club board the past 3 years.</p> <p>CONGRATULATIONS!!</p> <p>New Club Directors:<strong> Mike Halstead </strong>and<strong> Nancy Ahlrichs </strong></p> <p>President Elect:<strong> Greg Fennig</strong></p> <p>President:<strong> Tom Ewbank</strong></p> <p>Immediate Past President:<strong> Karen Burns</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2178.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2172(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2180(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2181.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2196(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2191(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>September 25, 2015</strong></p> <p>It was awesome to hear from some of the Past Presidents and listen to their experiences as President! &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2127.jpg" style="width: 373px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2114.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2113.jpg" style="width: 373px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2131.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2129.jpg" style="width: 373px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2132.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2128.jpg" style="width: 373px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Phyllis Usher</strong> also received the Civic Award! &nbsp;Please help us in congratulating her.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2135(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>September 18, 2015</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21.4667px;">The auction and gala was a huge success! Thank you to our wonderful event committee and HUGE thank you to auction chair, <strong>Jay Brill</strong>!</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis gala 1.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 167px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis gala 2.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis gala 3.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis gala 4.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis gala 5.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis gala 6.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><strong>September 11, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Dr. James Madison</strong> educated us on 200 years of Indiana history!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2099.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2102.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 168px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2103.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p><strong>Rush Yelverton</strong> and his special guests&nbsp;gave us a special tribute to 9/11.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file sep 11, 3 15 29 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 335px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file sep 11, 3 15 14 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 335px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file sep 11, 3 15 01 pm.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 335px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>September 4, 2015</strong></p> <p>Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend!!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/laborday.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 148px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>August 28, 2015</strong></p> <p>Not a stranger to the Kiwanian stage, <strong>Joe Hogsett</strong> gave a speech to the Club describing the success of local schools and the city&#39;s greatest public safety challenge. &nbsp;In unveiling his policy platform, Hogsett called for an end to divisive rhetoric on both sides of the education debate and urged civic leaders to embrace the legacy of past mayors by uniting behind a set of guiding principles that he describes as &quot;The Indianapolis Way&quot;. &nbsp;Read the <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/j hogsett press release.pdf">full press release</a>, his <a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2015/08/28/hogsett-proposes-free-reduced-housing-teachers/71322766/">five-point education plan</a>,&nbsp;and check out <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/education the indpls way.pdf">&quot;The Indianapolis Way&quot;</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2085.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>We presented&nbsp;Circle K - IUPUI a grant check for $1,000 and they surprised us with gifts! &nbsp;Read the thank you card <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/circle k thank you.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2078.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp; <img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2077.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/circle k gifts.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>August 21, 2015</strong></p> <p>Thank you to <strong>Leah Lentini </strong>with Fair Oaks Farms for driving down to speak to us about the farm! &nbsp;She shared with us how they treat the animals and how they have the best corn bread because the ingrediants are from their farm. &nbsp;Go visit the farm and shop in their store for fresh items!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2074.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 168px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/file aug 21, 3 16 33 pm.jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 168px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2066.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>It was wonderful for the Indianapolis Fire Department to come speak and show us a video,&nbsp;and accept a grant check for $2,500 for their kids program!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2071.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 168px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_2064.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p><strong>August 14, 2015</strong></p> <p>It was a beautiful day for a field trip to the Indy Zoo to meet the Koalas Milo &amp; Thackory! &nbsp;Rachael Ledbetter provided us with tons of information on what it takes to care for the Koalas, where they are from, and some interesting facts such as they are not bears (so no more calling them Koalas Bears)!!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/r_ ledbetter.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 247px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/thackory.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 247px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/milo.jpg" style="width: 185px; height: 247px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>August 7, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Catherine Esselman</strong>, Downtown Indy spoke at the luncheon&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21.466667175293px;">today about what new developments are coming to downtown Indy and why more and more people are moving downtown.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21.466667175293px;"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/speakeresselman.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 272px;" /></span></p> <p><strong>Easter Seals Crossroads</strong>&nbsp;joined us at our meeting and we presenting them with a check in the amount of $2,500. They help individuals&nbsp;with disabilities and special needs.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/easter seals crossroads.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 282px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 31, 2015</strong></p> <p>Wonderful field trip to Eskenazi Hospital and listened to <strong>Dr. Lisa Harris</strong> speak about the all the exciting details of the new hospital and what it&#39;s doing for the community. &nbsp;You can see all the pictures from the tour <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153154181452753.1073741843.109633822752&amp;type=3">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_9691 (4).jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/eskaenaziskyfarm.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/eskenzaihallway.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>July 24, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Chuck Brewer</strong>, mayoral candidate talked with the group about his plans to focus on education, jobs, and safety if he&#39;s elected into office.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/chuck b2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/chuck b3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/chuck b4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p><strong>Steve Fero</strong> presented a check to <strong>Bob Baxter</strong> for the Riley Foundation, Magic Castle Cart in the amount of $3,750!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/riley check.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 17, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Peter Schueth</strong> moderated the financial panel which consisted of <strong>Trent&nbsp;Cowles</strong>, <strong>Jo Rathbun</strong> and <strong>John Reddington</strong>. They provided the Club with a lot&nbsp;of knowledge that we can apply starting now!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/john_jo.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 285px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/peter_trent.jpg" style="width: 251px; height: 285px;" />&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <strong>Rise Learning Center</strong> was in attendace to receive the $500 grant check. &nbsp;Nita Taylor &amp; Dr. Scott Carson spoke to the Club and showed their appreciation.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/nita taylor.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 285px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/rise learning.jpg" style="width: 274px; height: 285px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/rise learning2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 285px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 10, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Cliff Chapman</strong>, Central Indiana Land Trust did a wonderful job informing the club on the meaning of a land trust and how they go about helping the environment and trying to preserve the heartland!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/cliff chapman(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/cliff chapman2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p><strong>Hannah Gentry</strong> with&nbsp;<strong>Child Advocates</strong> was in attendace to accept the $2,500 grant check from the Kiwanis Foundation!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/child advocate.jpg" style="width: 299px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p><br /> <strong>July 3, 2015</strong></p> <p>Hope you enjoyed your July 4th weekend!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fireworks.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 23, 2015</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Centennial Cocktail Celebration was the perfect way to kick-off the International Convention.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate1(2).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate2(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate3(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate4(2).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate5(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate6(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate7(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/centencelebrate8(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></span></p> <p>Pancakes on the Circle had a great turn out in spite of the rainy weather!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pancake1(5).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pancake2(2).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pancake3(4).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pancake4(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 19, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Mary Clark</strong> with the International Marketplace Coalition provided us with&nbsp;her plans for rebuilding the northwest side of Indy. &nbsp;That side of town is becoming international with grocery stores and restaurants that specializes in Asian, African, and Latin. &nbsp;If you want to &quot;get out of the country&quot; for the night, visit the northwest side of town!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/mary clark sp.jpg" style="width: 335px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Concord Neighborhood</strong> was presented with a grant check by <strong>Steve Fero</strong>&nbsp;for $2,500 at this week&#39;s meeting. Concord is the oldest and longest running neighborhood center association in Indianapolis that offers the south side of Indy a one-stop source for social services, children&#39;s programs, education opportunites, health &amp; fitness information and recreastional activies and cooperative programs.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/concord neighborhood.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 373px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 12, 2015</strong></p> <p>Friday&#39;s luncheon was informative and fun! &nbsp;It was great&nbsp;learning about&nbsp;the AAA in Baseball from&nbsp;radio announcer <strong>Andrew Kappas</strong>, Indians Outfielder <strong>Keon Broxton</strong>, and Indians Hitting Coach &amp; former Major League catcher <strong>Butch Wynegar</strong>! &nbsp;Thanks to&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Max&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Bruce Shumacher</strong>&nbsp;for putting together!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/indpls indians(1).jpg" style="width: 268px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/indpls indians2(1).png" style="width: 268px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/indpls indians3(3).jpg" style="width: 268px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 5, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Steven Stolen</strong> from the Julian Center was our guest speaker and his great sense of humor gave us a refreshing luncheon.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/sstolen1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 335px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/sstolen2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 335px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 29, 2015</strong></p> <p>This week was the Legislative Wrap Up with Representative <strong>Christina Hale</strong> and Senator <strong>Jim Merritt</strong>. &nbsp;They shared with us their unique perspectives on this&nbsp;term and addressed concerns of our members and friends.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legislative 6.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legislative 7.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legislative 8.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legislative 10.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 22, 2015</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">All the excitement that surrounds the annual running of the Indianapolis 500 eagerly pauses for one solemn morning for a <strong>memorial service&nbsp;</strong>each May as a grateful community gives honor to Hoosiers who died in defense of our country so that others might remain free.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/memorial2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/memorial.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 640px;" /></span></span></p> <p><strong>May 15, 2015</strong></p> <p>Ryan Vaughn, President of Indiana Sports Corp. was our guest speaker last week. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ryan vaughn 2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ryan vaughn 3.jpg" style="width: 225px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ryan vaughn 1(1).jpg" style="width: 267px; height: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 8, 2015</strong></p> <p>The Faith, Hope &amp; Love Program was such a touching and impactful event! The foster families who were honored were an inspiration to us all.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Fostering Families Committee did a spectacular job putting on this event! Here are a few photos from the event. &nbsp;Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152960895677753.1073741840.109633822752&amp;type=1">here</a> to check out our FaceBook page to view the complete album of photos.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 6.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 18.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 16.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 8.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 25.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img src="https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11152341_10152960898907753_921939645442939947_n.jpg?oh=9f091a0628e65f8901e62ef3578ea5cd&amp;oe=55D8A24D" style="height: 167px; width: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Kiwanian <strong>Lou Drexler</strong> was also honored at this meeting for his 20 years of dedication and service on the Fostering Families Committee!</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fhl 7.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 1, 2015</strong></p> <p>Friday was Kiwanis Election Day! Congrats to <strong>Greg Fennig</strong>, our new President-Elect and to <strong>Nancy Ahlrichs</strong>, <strong>Mike Halstead</strong>, <strong>Jackie Salmon</strong>, and E<strong>ric Steel</strong> on becoming board members! This is a great group of leaders.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/marge%20kiwanis%20polls.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 333px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kiwanis%20elections.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>Thanks <strong>Marge</strong> for working the polls!&nbsp;</p> <p>At this meeting we also recognized our Kiwanians who are members of the Kornerstone Society. Thank you <strong>Austin Greene</strong> for sharing so many great stories with us.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/austin%20greene.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>We also presented a grant check to Claude McNeal Productions at this meeting. &nbsp;The money will be put toward their anti-bullying program. &nbsp;They acted out a few of their skits for us, similar to those they put on in schools to help eductate students on this topic. &nbsp;It was very entertaining!</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jim blythe.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/claude mcneal.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/claude mcneal skit 1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/claude mcneal skit 3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/claude mcneal skit 4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/claude mcneal skit 5.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/claude mcneal check pres.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p><strong>April 24, 2015</strong></p> <p>Kiwanian <strong>Greg Silver</strong> spoke at last week&#39;s meeting with a fitting topic to follow Earth Day on Wednesday April 22nd. &nbsp;Greg shared with us some very interesting&nbsp;informtion about climate changes, and our effect on the global climate.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/karen and greg silver.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></p> <p>We also had the KIPS scholarship presentation. &nbsp;<strong>Tom Dunham</strong> presented winners Cori Church and Nancy Hiawntin Sui with their checks. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kips 2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kips 3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/kips.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>April 17, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Doug Boles,</strong> President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was our guest speaker this week. &nbsp;&nbsp;He was full of energy and fun information about the IMS and all the exciting things going on here in our city in the month of May!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/meeting april 17.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 346px;" /></p> <p><strong>Greg Silver</strong> recited the Gettysburg Address for us at this meeting!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/meeting april 17 number 2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 210px;" /></p> <p>Last but not least, the 2016/2017 slate of candidates were announced. &nbsp;President Elect, <strong>Greg Fennig</strong> shared a few words with the group. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/meeting april 17 number 3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 187px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A</strong><strong>pril 10, 2015</strong></p> <p>This was a fun and eventful meeting.&nbsp;We had the grant check presentation to Mark Bowell with Friends of Garfield Park and the Celebration of Service Leadership program! &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp 28.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp 16.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp 13.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp 4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp 5.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/slp 25.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152904635272753.1073741839.109633822752&amp;type=1">here </a>to view all of the pictures on our club Facebook page!</p> <p><strong>April 3, 2015</strong></p> <p>We missed everyone last week! &nbsp;Hope to see you all this week at the Skyline Club for our regular weekly meeting! &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>March 27, 2015</strong></p> <p>The 69th Annual Basketball Awards Luncheon was a great success! &nbsp;Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to all who helped make the event go off without a hitch.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bball sign.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bball scholarship winners.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" />​</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bball scholarship.jpg" style="width: 263px; height: 167px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/scholarship winner with family.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p><strong>March 20, 2015</strong></p> <p>Our speaker this week was Indy&nbsp;Kiwanian, <strong>Dr. Kathleen Lee</strong>, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College. She brought with her a great deal of interesting information about the college and how it compares to the other colleges and universities in Indiana. &nbsp;</p> <p>We also presented the grant check to the lovely ladies of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation today. &nbsp;The grant money will be used to support a new teen reading program at the library. &nbsp;How exciting!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_1617.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_1616.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_1614.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_1615.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>March 13, 2015</strong></p> <p>The Salvation Army released their annual port last Friday and we are so proud to see so many of our Kiwanians are a part of this amazing organization. &nbsp;To view the list of board members click <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/skmbt_c224e15031609420.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>We were also joined by guest speaker Janet Allen, Artistic Director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre. &nbsp;It was a great meeting!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/janet allen.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/janet allen and karen.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p><strong>March 6, 2015</strong></p> <p>Our guest speaker this week was Mr. Dale Ogden, Chief Curator of Cultural History at the Indiana State Museum. &nbsp;He shared some very interesting information about the Lincoln &amp; Loss Exhibit. We also presented the &nbsp;grant check to Charles Hyde, President and CEO of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on Friday. &nbsp;This grant will help fund their &quot;Future Presidents of America School.&quot;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dale%20ogden%20podium%20pic.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bhps%20check%20pres.jpg" style="width: 224px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>February 27, 2015</strong></p> <p>We were blessed this week to have Diane Arnold, IPS School Board President and Dr. Lewis Ferebee, IPS Superintendent join us for our meeting! &nbsp;Ms. Arnold and Dr. Ferebee shared some great insight on their plans for the upcoming years in IPS and how they are working hard to provide their students with the best education possible.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/diane%20at%20kiwanis.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dr_%20ferebee.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>February 20, 2015</strong></p> <p>Our speaker this week was Dr. Jeff Patchen, CEO and President of the Indianapolis Children&#39;s Museum. &nbsp;He shared with us the many exciting things to come in the next few years at the Children&#39;s Museum.&nbsp;We also presented a check to IPS #27 for the Young Children Priority One grant. Several of the teachers from IPS #27 joined us for the meeting. &nbsp;It was a fun and eventful meeting!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/jeff%20patchen.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ips%2027.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ips%20thank%20you.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ips%2027%20check.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>February 12, 2015</strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>The Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards Program</strong>&nbsp;went extremely well last Thursday, February 12th! Thank you to Committee Chair,<strong>&nbsp;Steve Willem</strong>&nbsp;and the rest of the Abe Lincoln Committee for all their hard work to making this one of the best programs yet!</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img alt="" data-mce-src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/bloomerang-public-cdn/kiwanisfoundationofindianapolis/Winners.jpg" height="357" src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/bloomerang-public-cdn/kiwanisfoundationofindianapolis/Winners.jpg" style="border: 0px;" width="475" /></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Listed below were the&nbsp;2015 winners and the amounts they were selected to receive:</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Hayley Faucett<em>,</em></strong>&nbsp;Broad Ripple High School, $16,000 (pictured: 2nd from the left)</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Victoria Updike</strong>, Southport High School, $12,000&nbsp;(pictured: far right)</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Ashley McWhirter</strong>, School for the Blind, $8,000&nbsp;(pictured: far left)</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Madisan Johnson</strong>, Speedway High School, $5,000&nbsp;(pictured: 2nd from the right)</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(136, 134, 134); line-height: 16.8999996185303px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The program was featured in an article in the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/life/2015/02/12/abe-lincoln-award-winners-overcoming-adversity-pays/23329301/">IndyStar</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/life/2015/02/12/abe-lincoln-award-winners-overcoming-adversity-pays/23329301/">&nbsp;</a>last Friday. Make sure to check it out!</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/faucett1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Broad Ripple Magnet High School principal Mike Akers hugs Hayley Faucett after she accepted first place in the Abe Lincoln Award from Kiwanis Club&#39;s Tom Ewbank.&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/faucett2.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 510px;" /></p> <p>Hayley Faucett, first place Abe Lincoln Award winner, talks with emcee Ann Rider. The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis presented the 40th annual Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards banquet Thursday , February 12, 2015, afternoon at the Sheraton City Centre.&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/faucett3.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Hayley Faucett smiles as she accepts the first place Abe Lincoln Award from Kiwanis Club&#39;s Tom Ewbank. The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis presented the 40th annual Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards banquet Thursday , February 12, 2015, afternoon at the Sheraton City Centre.&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/faucett4.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Dela Wright prepares to hug her niece Hayley Faucett after she accepted first place Abe Lincoln Award from Kiwanis Club&#39;s Tom Ewbank.&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/updike1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Victoria Updike receives her Abe Lincoln Award winner, accepts the award from Kiwanis Club&#39;s Tom Ewbank.&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/mcwhirter1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Ashley McWhirter, third place Abe Lincoln Award winner, talks to emcee Anne Ryder.&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/johnson1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Madisan Johnson, fourth place Abe Lincoln Award winner, talks to emcee Anne Ryder.&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/winners.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Abe Lincoln Award winners Ashley McWhirter (from left), Hayley Faucett, Madisan Johnson and Victoria Updike share a laugh after the ceremony.&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt Kryger / The Star</p> <p><strong>February 6, 2015</strong></p> <p>Our speaker last Friday was Carmel Mayor, James Brainard. &nbsp;He had some very interesting information to <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">share with us about the city of Carmel.&nbsp;</span>Greg Silver provided Mayor Brainard&#39;s introduction. &nbsp;To read this intro click <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/mayor brainard intro.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/greg silver .jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/brainard%20%26%20silver%20.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/mayor%20brainard.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 30, 2015</strong></p> <p>Matthew Tully with the Indianapolis Star joined us this week. &nbsp;What a great meeting with lots of&nbsp;information!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/matthew tully 4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/matthew tully(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/matthew tully and karen.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/matthew tully 3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/matthew tully 2(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p><strong>January 23, 2015</strong></p> <p>Our guest speaker last week was Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis (IMPD). &nbsp;The safety of our city is important to all of us, so we want to Thank Troy for his efforts! &nbsp;Also at this meeting, Trena Roudebush shared with us the pictures of the playground project that we are helping fund. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/duke%20haddad.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/troy%20riggs(1).jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/troy%20and%20karen.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/troy%20and%20tom%20ewbank.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/playground%20project.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/playground%20-%20view%202.png" style="width: 250px; height: 136px;" /></p> <p><strong>January 16, 2015</strong></p> <p>Our guest speaker last week was David L. Johnson, President &amp; CEO of Indiana Corporate Partnership and BioCrossroads. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/david%20johnson.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/david%20johnson%202.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/david%20johnson%203.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>January 9, 2015</strong></p> <p>Last week was our candle lighting ceremony for Kiwanian Wade Rubick, who passed away in August 2014. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/wade rubick (1).jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 174px;" /></p> <p>This was a jam packed meeting! &nbsp;We also had speaker Sarah Taylor from the Hoosier Lottery and Henry Ryder performed as James Whitcomb Riley. &nbsp;What an entertaining and informtaional line up!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/sarah taylor and karen burns.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 174px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/henry ryder 1.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 174px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/henry ryder 2.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 174px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/henry ryder 4.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 174px;" /></p> <p><strong>January 2, 2015</strong></p> <p>There was no meeting last week due to the New Years Holiday. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2015 hny.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 218px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>December 26, 2014</strong></p> <p>There was not meeting last week due to the holiday. &nbsp;We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break with your loved ones. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/snowman.jpg" style="width: 284px; height: 177px;" /></p> <p><strong>December 19, 2014</strong></p> <p>Amy Lamb was our speaker at last week&#39;s meeting. &nbsp;Amy is with the Indiana Historical Society. &nbsp;She had great information to share with us about the IHS and all the great events and activities they have there. &nbsp;The Perry Meridian Key Club president, Lt. Governor and treasurer also paid us a visit at this meeting. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/amy%20lamb%201.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/amy%20lamb%202.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/key%20club.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dec%2019%20meeting.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 168px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>December 12, 2014</strong></p> <p>The 2014 Kiwanis Football Awards Luncheon was such a great experience! &nbsp;We honored some amazing kids for their hard work on and off the football field! &nbsp;Our keynote speaker, Devon McDonald gave a very inspirational speech and Anthony Calhoun not only did an amazing job as our MC, but he also added his humor to the event. &nbsp;Thanks to all who came out to support these amazing high school students!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/devon%20mcdonald%20football%20awards%202014.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 373px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/ac%20football%20banquet%202014.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/football%20banquet%202014.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/football%20banquet%202014%202.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px;" /></p> <p><strong>December 5, 2014</strong></p> <p>What a great meeting this week! &nbsp;We had Tania Moskalenko from the Center For the Performing Arts join us to tell us all about the wonderful things going on at the Center. &nbsp;Julie Laginess from United Way also paid us a visit to share some information about the United Way ReadUp Program. &nbsp;The ReadUp Program pairs volunteer tutors with students who are struggling to read at grade level. What a fun and rewarding program to get involved in. &nbsp;To find out more about the program click <a href="http://uwci.org/readup.">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/mark%20varnau.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 188px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/tania%20moskalenko%202.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 188px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/julie%20laginess.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 188px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>November 21, 2014</strong></p> <p>Angela White was our guest speaker this week. &nbsp;She brought with her some very interesting and useful information regarding philanthropy. &nbsp;The Legion of Honor and Perfect Attendance Awards were also presented today. &nbsp;Congratulation to all those who earned an award. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/angela%20white(1).jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 347px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legion%20and%20attendance%20awards%202.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 347px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legion%20and%20attendance%20awards%202.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 347px;" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/legion%20and%20attendance%20awards%204.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 347px;" /></p> <p><strong>November 14, &nbsp;2014</strong></p> <p>This week we heard from Keira Amstutz, President and CEO of the Indiana Humanities Council. &nbsp;Keira showed us a fun interactive way to learn about the history of Indiana, called All IN. &nbsp;How much do you know about Indiana&#39;s history? &nbsp;Test your knowledge go to <a href="http://indianahumanities.org/all-in">indianahumanities.org/all-in</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>November 7, 2014</strong></p> <p>Chris Gahl with Visit Indy joined us this week. &nbsp;What a great reminder that we live in an amazing city with so many great things to do all year long!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/christ gahl 11-7.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 31, 2014</strong></p> <p>These members came to the meeting in the Halloween spirit! &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/halloween 2014(1).jpg" style="height:335px; width:250px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/karen ears.jpg" style="height:234px; width:350px" /></p> <p>We had fun, but we also learned a great deal from Mr. Bryan Mills, CEO of Community Health Network. &nbsp;He shared some very interesting information about the health care industry and Community Hospitals&#39; mission.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bryan mills 10-31.jpg" style="height:234px; width:325px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/bryan and karen.jpg" style="height:234px; width:325px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/meeting 10-31.jpg" style="height:218px; width:325px" /></p> <p>We also celebrated all of the October birthdays with a delicious cake from Taylor&#39;s Bakery!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 24, 2014</strong></p> <p>Our guest speaker this week was <strong>Dr. Dan Bradley, President of Indiana State University</strong>. &nbsp;He shared some very interesting information about the University, the community, and his plans for the upcoming years to increase enrollment and student success. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dan bradley(2).jpg" style="height:333px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 17, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Mr. Ersal Ozdemir, owner of Indy Eleven</strong> joined us this week to share a little about the background of Indy&#39;s own professional soccer team. &nbsp;We also honored Steve Robinson as Kiwanian of the Year! &nbsp;Steve has served above and beyond since joining the club in 1990. &nbsp;Congratulations Steve. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_5437(2).jpg" style="height:267px; width:200px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_5418.jpg" style="height:200px; width:225px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/fullsizerender (2).jpg" style="height:200px; width:250px" /></p> <p><strong>October 10, 2014</strong></p> <p>Our guest speaker was <strong>Mr. Nicholas Rhoad, Executive Director, &nbsp;IPLA.</strong> &nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Rhoad provided us with great information regarding licensing in Indiana, read more <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/ipla document.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>October 3, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Kiwanis International President, Dr. John Button / Induction of new board/officers/committee chairs</strong></p> <p>This week Dr. John Button joined us to speak and induct <strong>Karen Burns</strong> as the new Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis president.&nbsp; We are looking forward to working with Karen.&nbsp; The new directors for the 2014-2015 year, <strong>Kim Fogg</strong>, <strong>Greg Fennig</strong> and <strong>Peter Schueth</strong> were also inducted. Congratulation to <strong>Tom Ewbank</strong>, the President Elect. Last but not least, we want to thank <strong>Steve Fero</strong> for his service as Club President.</p> <p>Read<strong> Karen Burns&#39;s </strong>Acceptance Speech as she began her role as the new Club President<strong> <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/acceptance speech.pdf">here</a>.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image1.jpg" style="height:323px; width:243px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image4.jpg" style="height:323px; width:241px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/image5.jpg" style="height:328px; width:245px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>September 19, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>2014 Kiwanis Gala</strong></p> <p>This year&rsquo;s Kiwanis Gala centered on frest starts and challenging the Foundation in new ways to continue to move forward and prepare for our Centennial!&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks to the creativity and perseverance of our planning committee led by Steve Robinson, the silent and live auction were a smashing success with the implementation of the new Online Bidding format and Kiwanis members had fun trying out the new technology and getting competitve with their fellow Kiwanians!</p> <p>As part of the formal program, guests heard from MC of the night, Foundation President, <strong>Jeremy King</strong>, as he presented our fifth annual Partners with Riley adaptive bike to 13-year-old <strong>Brayden Cox,</strong> who was joined by his sister, Alisse, brother, Collin and parents Jacob and Holly. Everyone was moved by the touching video about past Lincoln Scholar, <strong>Mike Foddrill</strong>, Associate Director at Tangram as he discussed his battle with Cerebral Palsy (View the video <a href="http://vimeo.com/106603191">here</a>). He illustrated the importance of programs like the Kiwanis Lincoln Scholarship Program, and our guests were abundantly generous in offering <strong>&quot;gifts from the heart&quot;</strong> raising over $10,000 in support of the Foundation&rsquo;s, new initiative to provide all Lincoln Scholars with a minimum $250 scholarship every year.</p> <p>And, of course, some of the great fun of the evening came as Past President <strong>Larry Barrett</strong> again served as Auctioneer Extraordinaire as he masterfully sold our 13 Live Auction items to the highest bidders.</p> <p>As we are still tallying up the net proceeds numbers, we wish to thank <strong>Goelzer Investment Management, Merrill Lynch Cowles-Fogg Group, and Robinson Wolenty &amp; Young, LLP </strong>for being our supporting sponsor for this event.</p> <p>If you see any of the planning committee members, please thank them for pulling together a fun-filled and record-setting event:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Larry Barrett</strong></li> <li><strong>Nancy Hershman</strong></li> <li><strong>Kathleen Bernhardt</strong></li> <li><strong>Nancy Ahlrichs</strong></li> <li><strong>Steve Fero </strong></li> <li><strong>Jeremy King</strong></li> <li><strong>Pat McCrory</strong></li> <li><strong>Trena Roudebush</strong></li> <li><strong>Jaime Smith</strong></li> <li><strong>Tim Worthington</strong></li> <li><strong>Chair: Steve Robinson</strong></li> <li><strong>Staff Member: </strong><strong>Taylor Bontrager </strong></li> <li><strong>Amber Fields and We Do Charity Auctions</strong></li> </ul> <p>Stay tuned for more pictures from Paul Best Photography soon!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo-36%20(2)(1).jpg" style="height:472px; width:354px" /></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 1(3).jpg" style="height:444px; width:333px" /></strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 2(4).jpg" style="height:280px; width:374px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 3(3).jpg" style="height:277px; width:368px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>September 12, 2014</strong></p> <p>Michael Malik, Campaign Associate Director for Fundraising for Eliminate.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_0917.jpg" style="height:335px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_0924 (2).jpg" style="height:335px; width:500px" /></p> <p><strong>Septemeber 5, 2014</strong></p> <p>We enjoyed hearing from the President and CEO of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce<strong>&nbsp;Michael Huber</strong>. He shared his visions for Indianapolis with the Club and all of the exciting things to come for our wonderful city.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/huber(1).jpg" style="height:640px; width:480px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/huber 2.jpg" style="height:640px; width:478px" /></p> <p><strong>August 29, 2014</strong></p> <p>Friday we enjoyed hearing from<strong> Attorney General Greg Zoeller </strong>with a great Introduction from <strong>Marge O&#39;Laughlin!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/zoeller.jpg" style="height:640px; width:480px" /></strong></p> <p><strong>August 22, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Governor Mike Pence,&nbsp;</strong>filled up the Skyline Club last Friday during our Noon meeting. Governor Pence praised Kiwanis&#39;s service to the community saying, &quot; I am thankful for your service to the people of our capitol city&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/pence.jpg" style="height:500px; width:500px" /></p> <p><strong>August 15, 2014</strong></p> <p>John Ketzenberger with Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute</p> <p>Please view his <a href="http://www.indianafiscal.org/">webiste</a> to learn more!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/john ketzenberger(1).jpg" style="height:640px; width:480px" /></p> <p><strong>August 8, 2014</strong></p> <p>Last Friday, fellow Kiwanian, <strong>Mark Monson</strong>, spoke to the club about his work as President and CEO of Fairbanks Hospital. He is charged with responsiblity for all day to day operations of Fairbanks Hospital and affiliate member organizations. As the oldest not for profit alcohol and drug treatment center in the U.S. Fairbanks provides a full continuum of care and sponsors a Charter School. Fairbanks provides services for men, women and adolescents and their families who struggle with addiction from the Midwest and from around the country.</p> <p>And last Thursday was the annual Kiwanis vs. Rotary Softball Game at Victory Field. Kiwanis was victorious with a final score of 7-6, and gets to keep the honored Babe Ruth Trophy for another year! Great job Team!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 1(2).jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 2(3).jpg" style="height:500px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 3(2).jpg" style="height:500px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 4.jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo-36 (2).jpg" style="height:640px; width:234px" /></p> <p><strong>August 1, 2014</strong></p> <p>Last Friday, fellow Kiwanian, <strong>Tim Wilcox</strong>, spoke to the club about his experiences as a Private Investigator. Over the course of his 26 year membership he has been the featured speaker of the club 13 times! He discussed the variety of work his company, International Investigators, Inc can perform incluidng cell phone spyware. The latest technology can ping the cell phone of a missing person within 50 ft of their location in North America, this can be done because a cell phone is always communicating with cell towers at all times. International Investigators can also locate birth parents of adopted children, and even help employers look into prospective employees through social media. For more information about International Investigators, Inc click <a href="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/files/skmbt_c224e14080410410.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_0186 (2).jpg" style="height:350px; width:262px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 25, 2014</strong></p> <p>Last Friday, fellow Kiwanian, <strong>Deborah Hearn Smith</strong>, spoke to the club about her experiences as the CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Committed to helping girls overcome barriers they face, Deborah has impacted the lives of nearly one million girls through the Girl Scouts organization. Deborah has dedicated her life to encouraging them to become leaders with courage, confidence and character. Deborah has helped to ensure that generations of Hoosier girls enter the next stage of their lives as well educated, civically engaged and philanthropic women. She also shared with us a powerful and inspirational video of Judy O&#39;Bannon accepting an award from the Girl Scouts, you can view it <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAhzMnoclFY&amp;list=UUIIGcma-ZK4zw2EvrWkvBpQ">here.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 18, 2014</strong></p> <p>Last Friday, <strong>Ellen Rosenthal</strong>, President and CEO of Conner Prairie spoke on the growth and focus of programs for all in the family, kids, teens, and even adults.</p> <p>She spoke on the &quot;Informal Learning&rdquo; that takes place at Conner Prairie and the great impact it has on the children and adults who visit them. Conner Prairie&rsquo;s transformation has drawn international attention, and the museum was awarded the 2010 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony.</p> <p>She left us with a simple message to families and adults that plan on visiting Conner Prairie: &quot;Expect the Unexpected.&quot;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/e_rosenthal_1.jpg" style="height:292px; width:500px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 11, 2014</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Last Friday, <strong>&nbsp;Max Schumacher</strong> proudly introduced his friend of over 70 years to our club, <strong>Dick Campbell</strong>.&nbsp;<span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size:14px">Dick Campbell presented to our club about remembering</span><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size:14px">&nbsp;the U.S.S. Indianapolis and her crew. &nbsp;</span>In the past 15 years, Campbell has shared&nbsp;these various history talks over 300 times to service clubs, school and university classes, civic groups, church groups, and retirement homes throughout Wisconsin and even up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He shared many photos with us with detailed descriptions. Below are some photos he shared with us last Friday.</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss1.jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss2.jpg" style="height:403px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss3.jpg" style="height:374px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss4.jpg" style="height:405px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss5.jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss6.jpg" style="height:283px; width:500px" /></p> <p>Survivors as of August 2013.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/uss7.jpg" style="height:342px; width:500px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>July 4, 2014 </strong></p> <p><strong>No meeting was held due to the Holiday.</strong></p> <p>We hope you had a safe and wonderful Independence Day!</p> <p><strong>June 27, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Indiana Supreme Court Justice, Loretta Rush</strong></p> <div> <p>This week&#39;s guest speaker highlighted her extensive career working with Indiana Youth.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought that (children) were the least represented, or had the least rights that were set forth in court,&rdquo; Rush said. &ldquo;So I saw the need. The need is just so pressing and it&rsquo;s just as pressing now as it was when I started working with children in the legal system 25 years ago.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rush has seen hundreds of children in her courtroom over the years, each one of them special to her. She still remembers every single one of their faces and names to this day.</p> <p>The number of pictures of the children who stood before Rush in the courtroom were so many, the collection eventually grew to cover her entire bench. She took all of these pictures and decoupaged them on a large canvas. The portrait hangs in the Statehouse today to remind people of the &ldquo;importance of the law in protecting children in the system.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pieces of those cases stay with you. I can close my eyes and see some of the cases.&rdquo;</p> <p>One case in particular stuck out to Rush during those years, which involved a girl under 10 years old who was molested by one of her family members. When the little girl was recounting her experiences to Rush, she paused and said, &ldquo;I hope this isn&rsquo;t hard to hear.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It hit me; that one hit me,&rdquo; Rush remembered. &ldquo;That she had the empathy to worry about me hearing the horrors that she had lived.&rdquo;</p> <p>This instance, among many others, reaffirmed the importance of her role in these childrens&rsquo; lives.</p> <p>&ldquo;When you are involved in this, you are resolved to put those children in a safe place and not let it happen again. Not let the system take advantage of them and to make sure that they are gonna get to know the world again as a safe one. That is why you do it, because you know how bad it can be for them out there. You can&rsquo;t turn a blind eye to it,&rdquo; Rush said.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 2(2).jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 20, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Kim Graham Lee, trueU</strong></p> <p>Kim Graham Lee spoke to the club about a new nonprofit founded in February. trueU is a consortium of companies and individuals who believe in growing leaders, investing in relationships, and serving others. The theme of her presentation was, relationships matter. They are the building blocks of rewarding lives and successful companies. Healthy relationships are learnable skills and chooseable attitudes. Building strong relationships requires intentionality and investment. A healthy company recognizes that its success is ultimately based on the support of people (internal and external) who impact the business. Just as we are all leaders and teachers, we are all students, and we learn from each other, sharing what we&rsquo;ve discovered and growing together.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2014-06-20 13_14_13.jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2014-06-20 13_15_56-2(1).jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p><strong>June 13, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Indianapolis Indians</strong></p> <p>Radio Broadcaster, Will Flemming, Indianapolis Indians outfielder Jaff Decker, and pitcher A.J. Morris along with Indians Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Schumacher joined the club in celebrating A.J.&#39;s shut out the night before, and leading us in a discussion about the Indians, and baseball in Indiana. The players cheered Indianapolis as a beautiful city, with a beautiful ball park, and great hospitality from it&#39;s citizens, creating a great atmosphere to play in. Lunch was a special &quot;ball park&quot; themed buffet and was a fun way to celebrate summer!</p> <p>This week we also had a special Interclub group visit us from the Golden K Club of Decatur, Illinois. Our 5 visitors from Illinois enjoyed this meeting immensly, noting enaging members, beautiful location and a wonderful presentation. Below are pictures of our special guests!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6_13 2(1).jpg" style="height:348px; width:468px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6_13 3.jpg" style="height:373px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/6_13.jpg" style="height:373px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 3(1).jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 2(1).jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 6, 2014</strong></p> <p><strong>Website Changes and Member Updates</strong></p> <p>John Ketzenberger was unable to attend last week&#39;s meeting but that did not stop Kiwanis from having a fabulous meeting anyway! Joe Marbaugh, as well as several other members gave updates on current Kiwanis projects and President, Steve Fero gave a demonstration of all the new changes taking place on the Kiwanis website. Take a stroll through the new website setup and let us know what you think!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/website.png" style="height:273px; width:500px" /></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>May 30, 2014</strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Tom King, Indiana State Museum&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p>Tom King reminded us during his presentation of what it means to be a Hoosier and that the Indiana State Museum tries to capture the Hoosier spirit in telling Indiana&#39;s story. He mentioned that Mike Crowther from the Indianapolis Zoo asked him, &quot;What is most authentically wondrous to Indiana?&quot;. As President and CEO he has accomplished just that. The Indiana State Museum houses collections such as the Wooten Desk (made in Indiana), Amish Quilts, the Abe Lincoln Collection, and much more! King has a lot to be proud of; there were 695,086 visitors to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites and IMAX last year!</p> <p>Check out the Indiana State Museum website <a href="http://www.indianamuseum.org/">here.</a></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>May 23, 2014</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>Indy 500 Festival Memorial Service</strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Each year nearly 1,000 people gather at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis to honor Indiana&rsquo;s military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in America&rsquo;s wars at the 500 Festival Memorial Day, presented by Rolls-Royce. All the excitement that surrounds the annual running of the Indianapolis 500 eagerly pauses for one solemn morning each May as a grateful community gives honor to Hoosiers who died in defense of our country so that others might remain free. The Memorial Service was held downtown on the north steps of the Soldier&rsquo;s and Sailors&rsquo; Monument on Friday morning of race weekend.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><a href="http://www.indystar.com/picture-gallery/news/2014/05/23/indy-500-festival-memorial-service/9507999/">Click here to view pictures</a> from the Memorial Service in the Indy Star. <a href="http://fox59.com/2014/05/23/fallen-heroes-honored-at-500-festival-memorial-service/#axzz32vZVL2sd">Click here to view a video </a>posted by Fox 59 News from Friday&#39;s service.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>May 16, 2014</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>Zoo Meeting at the International Orangutan Center</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">Friday&#39;s meeting was at the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo.&nbsp; Downtown Kiwanians were treated to a presentation by Dr. Martin, apost doctoral research associate who will be focused on studying orangutan mental abilities, in the dolphin gallery. After this presentation, we were granted early access to the Center and given an interactive presentation with Azy, the Orangutan and Dr. Schumaker, lead researcher at the Center.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Sunday&rsquo;s Indianapolis Star had a picture of our Kiwanis Club&rsquo;s group on our exclusive tour last Friday. &nbsp;<a href="http://indianapolisstar.in.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/frame/check.8078/positioning/crop_pdf_panel.php?file=0@/indianapolisstar/20140518/inibrd_star_05-18-2014_b_a_017.pdf.0/&amp;crop=33-70-395-796&amp;meddim=434-900&amp;pSetup=indianapolisstar&amp;offsetX=16&amp;offsetY=17&amp;name=Indianapolis_Star_20140518_A17_0&amp;highRes=1100-2282-101">Click here</a>.</span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 1.jpg" style="height:292px; width:292px" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 2.jpg" style="height:288px; width:288px" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/photo 3.jpg" style="height:387px; width:291px" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_0507.jpg" style="height:257px; width:386px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/img_0541.jpg" style="height:252px; width:380px" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>May 9, 2014</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>Fostering Families, Faith Hope and Love Program</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Our Fostering Families Committee honored exemplary foster parents during the 25th annual&nbsp;<strong>Faith, Hope &amp; Love Recognition Awards Program</strong>&nbsp;luncheon, led by chair Graham Hoanker. The program was sponsored by&nbsp;<strong>OneAmerica</strong>&nbsp;and our Kiwanis&nbsp;<strong>Foundation of Indianapolis.</strong>&nbsp;Those honored were:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Derek and Terri Anderson, nominated by The Villages, Inc.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Lynn and Abron Buckner, nominated by KidsPeace</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Mike Locotosh, nominated by Marion County Dept. of Child Services</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Barb and Earl Olson, nominated by Adult &amp; Child</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Jennifer and Randall Thomas, nominated by Benchmark Family Services</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Shelonda White, nominated by National Youth Advocate Program</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Emcee <a href="http://www.wthr.com/story/1186524/angela-cain">Angela Cain</a>, WTHR, provided the back story on the honored families, followed by a moving <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajGY7oIzhw&amp;feature=youtu.be">video tribute</a> produced by Mike Yonts Films. Committee members&nbsp;included<strong>&nbsp;Graham Hoanker (chair), Tim Blakely, Suzanne DeCellis&nbsp;Lou Drexler, Steve Fero, Chuck Kotterman, Carol Orbison, Wende Padek and Jackie Salmon.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2014%20emcee%20fhl.jpg" style="height:266px; width:400px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/2014%20fhl%20honaker%20dcs.jpg" style="height:266px; width:400px" /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>To view more photos of the event, check out our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IndyKiwanis">Facebook page.</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>May 2, 2014&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><strong>Legislative Panel with<em>&nbsp;</em></strong><em><strong>IndianaWeek in Review</strong></em><strong>&#39;s Ann Delaney, Michael McDaniel &amp; Jim Shella</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5 2 2014 2.jpg" style="height:335px; width:500px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/5%202%202014.jpg" style="height:335px; width:500px" /><img alt="" src="https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-7612/userfiles/images/dsc_0712.jpg" style="height:335px; width:500px" />Steve Fero&#39;s Dad, Richard Fero came to visit too!</span></p>