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500 Festival Memorial Service at the Indiana War Memorial - 05/19/2017
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The month of May in Indianapolis is a celebration of the world’s largest single-day sporting event in the world – the Indianapolis 500.  Beyond that, the 500 Festival also embraces a very important holiday in the midst of its festivities – Memorial Day and a weekend to remember the sacrifices made by Indiana men and women who perished while serving in the armed forces. 

The 500 Festival Memorial Service will include the joint service color guard presentation of colors and performances by the Capital City Chorus and the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band.

A wreath-laying ceremony, dedicated to the memory of all Hoosiers in all wars and conflicts...


Julia Whitehead, Executive Director, Vonnegut Library - 05/12/2017
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Julia is the founder and CEO of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Her background includes serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and writing and editing for Random House, Inc., Military Officers Association of America, and the state legislatures of both South Carolina and Indiana. Whitehead taught English to 100 children in Thailand in 2000 and worked for nearly nine years as a medical writer for Eli Lilly and Co. before leaving Lilly to open the Vonnegut Museum and Library.

She was a member of Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series Class of 38, and she serves on the Affiliate Steering Committee for Chicago’s American Writers Museum. She is the mother of two readers of banned books, Joseph and...


Faith, Hope & Love Awards Program - 05/05/2017
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Thursday, May 11th will be our club’s twenty-eighth Foster Parent Recognition luncheon.  At this annual gathering, sponsored by the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis, we will acknowledge the difficult, but loving, work of our foster parents with the presentation of a Faith, Hope, & Love Award.

Angela Cain,  former Community Affairs Director at WTHR/Channel 13, a broadcaster for some thirty years and also formerly with the Indianapolis International Airport as Director of Community Affairs, will be our guest emcee. Fostering Families Committee Chair Graham Honaker will present this year's theme of “Going Above and Beyond” which relates to...