Nancy Ahlrichs, Chair
Responsible for a campaign that targets appropriate community and business leaders to become members of Kiwanis. An important function of this committee is to monitor and follow up, when necessary, with members regarding their lack of attendance and participation. The committee works to retain members and monitor why members resign. It also develops and implements strategies to encourage regular attendance at club meetings and events.
Kiwanis Connect Orientation
Wende Padek, Chair
Informs incoming members about Kiwanis history, club activities and their responsibilities as active members of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis. Helps new members feel welcome and get oriented and acclimated into the club.
PROGRAM & CLUB MEETING COMMITTEES
Trena Roudebush, Chair
Responsible for selecting, communicating, hosting and introducing the programs at our club's weekly meetings. By delivering the very best programs, the committee motivates members to attend meetings and participate in club activities that, in turn, helps all other committees meet their objectives.
Marge O'Laughlin, Chair
Works to enhance the spiritual life of members by providing an invocator for weekly meetings.
Gary Stage, Chair
Responsible for keeping club bylaws current.
Eric Steel, Chair
All club member’s golfers or not are encouraged to participate in raising money for our Kiwanis Foundation.
Graham Honaker, Chair
Supports parents who take abandoned, abused or neglected children into their home. Exemplary foster parents selected by local children’s agencies are honored at our annual Faith, Hope and Love luncheon, where they share their stories. Our club presents them with A Faith Hope and Love award as well as local memberships, sporting event passes, household items, gift cards, encouraging books, coupons, toys and much more!
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Karen Burns, Chair
enlists club members to ring bells at Salvation Army Christmas kettles at various locations in downtown Indianapolis.
Partners with Riley
Bob Baxter, Chair
Benefits from our club members who staff and support two Magic Castle Carts that provide “smile therapy” for young patients and their caregivers. We helped establish Riley’s trauma center in the 1920’s and have raised money for the hospital and its foundation over the subsequent 90 years.
SERVICE LEADERSHIP CLUBS
Rob Schlegel, Chair
Sponsors, promotes and advises a service club for handicapped adults that is atterned after a traditional Kiwanis club. Currently, we sponsor one club that meets every other week at Goodwill Industries.
Perry Meridian Key Club
Lou Drexler, Chair
Sponsors, promotes and advises a service club for high school students that is patterned after a traditional Kiwanis club. Currently we sponsor Perry Meridian High School.
Circle K (IUPUI, Butler, UIndy)
Scott Bearby, Deborah Hearn Smith, Kim Fogg, Co-Chairs
Sponsors, promotes and advises a service club for college students that is patterned after a traditional Kiwanis club. Currently, we sponsor three clubs: Butler University, IUPUI and University of Indianapolis.
Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards
Steve Willem, Chair
Solicits school nominations and awards scholarships at a luncheon for high school seniors who have overcome severe obstacles in their lives and have achieved despite these adversities.
Basketball State Finals Luncheon
David Wright, Chair
Recognizes the scholastic and athletic achievements of the Marion County high chool boy’s basketball teams and the eight teams playing in the state finals ata luncheon in March.
Kiwanis Improvement Program at Southport (KIPS)
Tom Dunham, Chair
Annually recognizes two Southport seniors who’ve demonstrated grade improvement and excellent attendance over several years. Our foundation funds the program, assisted by Kiwanian Thomas Dunham.