Michael Leppert, Public Affairs Director, Krieg Devalt, "The Upcoming Legislative Session" - 01/18/2018
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Krieg DeVault Director of Public Affairs Mike Leppert will entertain and inform during this program when he’ll present the most up-to-date information surrounding Indiana Legislative Session. Sunday Liquor Sales and Cold Beer Laws, Bias Crimes, Drug Crisis, Workforce…they are all in play!  With over 20 years of experience as a public and private sector lobbyist, Mr. Leppert has focused on serving his clients by learning the details of his clients’ business at hand and communicating it effectively. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Leppert has diverse experience, including administering education and youth treatment...

Raad Khatib, Programs Coordinator, IUPUI, 21st Century Scholars Success Program - 01/11/2018
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I was born to a family of refugees escaping war in the Middle East. Most of my extended family came from overseas with nothing and were forced to live together. I grew up in a 3 bedroom house with 23 of my family member. The experiences I had as a minority in America helped form my way of thinking and the goals I wanted to achieve in my life. I ended up attending IUPUI and the Kelley School of Business to get my degree in Finance. My current goal is to pursue my Masters of Health Administration at IUPUI in the next academic year.  I am currently the Program Coordinator for the 21st Century office at IUPUI.  I have been very active in the program since the beginning of my college career....

Happy Holidays - 12/22/2017
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays - 12/18/2017
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We hope you enjoy time with your family and loved ones over this Holiday season!

We will not have Thursday meetings on these dates over the Holidays:
Thursday, December 21
Thursday, December 28
Thursday, January 4

The Kiwanis Office will be closed Dec 25-27, Jan 1

Kristin Jones, Director of Community Engagement, Julian Center - 12/14/2017
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Kristin Jones is the wife of a former UAW President and mother to two homeschooled children now aged 20 and 24.  Her involvement in the community includes roles as a Children’s Pastor and community activist for neighborhoods on the near Westside.  Her love for her community coalesced into the political arena in 2012 and 2014 where she became a campaign manager for House and Senate races respectively.  In 2015, she tackled a new role as a Campaign Finance Director for a gubernatorial campaign and set and all-time fundraising record for the state of Indiana of $17 million in less than 18 months.  Her ability to organize volunteers for both the community and political campaigns...

61st Annual Marion County High School Football Awards Banquet ~ Guest Tom Allen, IU Head Coach - 12/08/2017
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Kiwanis 61st Annual High School
Football Awards Banquet
Friday, December 8th, 11: 30 a.m.

Located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Harvest Pavilion
RSVP by Thursday, November 30th!
Speaker:  Tom Allen, IU Head Coach

Individual Tickets $20
Table Sponsors $200
-Table Sponsor Cost - 100% Tax-deductible
-The sponsor’s name will appear on the table number sign
-Recognition in program
-One ticket to the event will be included
(Member will NOT be seated at school table unless you would like to be.)

Please email the Kiwanis Office which school you would like to sponsor:

Checks should be made payable to the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis Deadline...

Major Kendall "KK" Mathews, Executive Director of The Salvation Army's Harbor Light Center, "Staring Down The Opioid Crisis" - 11/30/2017
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Bio Information


Major K. Kendall Mathews a native Detroiter who holds degrees from Greenville University, and Andersonville Theological Seminary. He served in The Salvation Army as a corps officer in the inner city of Detroit for five years and at the Pontiac Corps of North Oakland County from 1991 to 2001. During these assignments, he ministered to the holistic needs of people from poverty-stricken backgrounds of different ethnic roots.

From 2001-2008 he served in the Eastern Michigan Division as the Divisional Secretary, Detroit City Commander and Metro Detroit Area Coordinator, responsible for 13 Corps Community Centers located throughout Metro Detroit as well as the inner-city. Before...

No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving - 11/23/2017
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No meeting this week.  Enjoy the holidays! Reconnect with Kiwaninis next Thursday 11/30/17.

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

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

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

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