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Mary McConnell, State Director, Indiana Nature Conservancy - 06/23/2017
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Mary McConnell is the State Director for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.

Mary has been with the Conservancy since 1992.  She was named Indiana State Director in 1999.  Some of the signature projects of the Conservancy in Indiana include protecting 100,000 acres of natural land in Indiana, restoring 12 square miles of native prairie in northwest Indiana and establishing a bison herd on the property, transforming freshwater...


Magnificent Macaws at the Indianapolis Zoo - 06/16/2017
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Currently, one-third of the world’s native macaws are endangered due to pet trade and habitat destruction. The zoo has 50 of the endangered birds with three flocks — the Racers, Pacers and Pit Crew! Join us Thursday, June 22nd when we travel to the Indy Zoo for the Magnificent Macaws Presentation! Don't miss the fun!  Support the birds!  
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The Magificiant Macaws will take the place of our formal agenda. Please plan to arrive at 11:15!  The cost for this special "field trip" is $25 and includes parking, zoo admission, the Macaw presentation and lunch. 

Parking:
Please make sure to get your parking pass ahead of time from the Kiwanis Office...


Bill Taft, Executive Director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation - 06/09/2017
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William G. (Bill) Taft has served as the Indianapolis Executive Director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) since 2005.  LISC Indianapolis has invested over $240 Million to leverage almost a Billion dollars of investment in the core urban neighborhoods of Indianapolis.  These investments in comprehensive community development include affordable housing, small businesses, community facilities, charter schools, commercial corridor revitalization, and green spaces.  These occurred through LISC leadership in the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative, Fostering Commercial Urban Strategies, Centers for Working Families, and Great Places 2020.  Since becoming a national...