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  • CLUB NEWS: Swimming at Kiwanis
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Wabash College’s Head Swim and Diving Coach Will Bernhardt spoke at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club meeting on 1-17-19. Bernhardt became the head Coach at Wabash in October of 2018 after the swim season had already started as a result of the prior coach leaving for another position.
    Bernhardt said that the team has had good results this year, but they are looking forward to the Conference Championship on February 15th at Dennison College. Last week the team participated in a meet at Illinois Wesleyan College where the team won every event in which they participated.
    Bernhardt’s attitude is to “Coach the person first”, Develop the relationship and the results will follow. He instills in the team a belief that they should put hard work and commitment first in everything they do. The success of the team in both their sport and their academics shows that this belief is a part of their goals.
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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:20 PM
    Eighteen members of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners attended the first meeting of the New Year on Monday, January 14th. They met at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall, with the meeting called to order at 6:30 by President Susan Smith.
    Guest speaker Helen Hudson gave a presentation on revitalizing the Amtrak Train station garden located on N. Green Street in Crawfordsville. The information given was an invitation to the club to consider this for a project. There were newspaper articles, awards, posters and pictures showing what has already been accomplished in the area since it’s inception in 2005. No decisions were made to accept the invite but members were encouraged to visit the garden and come back with “possibilities”.
    Paula Furr reported that the Master Gardeners Annual Lawn and Garden Show is in the final planning stages and several vendors have made reservations for the event which will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 13th. The event will be catered by Juniper Spoon.
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  • Saturday, December 29, 2018 4:00 AM
    On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, a PIX business meeting was held at the First Christian Church of Crawfordsville with President, Maggie Bryant, residing. The business meeting was called to order by Bryant, members were led in the opening verse, and birthdays and anniversaries were announced. 
    Vice President, Michelle Dice took roll call and Pam Karle gave the Treasurer’s report, which was approved as presented. Julie Swick presented the November meeting minutes, which were approved as read. 
    Jennifer Hunter shared correspondence. Correspondence not requiring action included a letter from Deedra Runyan offering to have an officer at any upcoming events. State Officer, Taffy Day, also shared information regarding a challenge on Giving Tuesday. 
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  • Friday, December 14, 2018 8:33 PM
    Nineteen members of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners met at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on December 10. The following new officers for 2019 were installed: President – Susan Smith, Vice-president – Anita Arnold, Secretary – Priscilla Zachary, Treasurer – Paula Furr.
    Plans continue for the 2019 Lawn and Garden Show to be held on April 13. Registration packets were assembled to send to potential vendors. More vendors with gardening-related items to sell are still being sought and more information can be obtained through the Purdue Extension office.
    Master Gardeners are encouraged to attend the annual Bi-State Gardening Conference at the Beef House on January 22, where they will hear some of the latest news in gardening from experts with the Illinois and Purdue Extension Services. Attendance can count as educational hours required annually to be a Master Gardener.
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  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:45 PM
    December 10, 2018
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at noon on December 10 in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library. Fifty-eight members and guests were in attendance. The December birthdays were recognized by President Stan Covey and the invocation given by Karen Patton. Special guests were: Eileen Borman, recipient of a $500. 00 active teacher grant from the IRTA and her principal, Anthony Tharp. District 4 Area Director, Lynn Cox, IRTA was also a special guest. A new member, Leslie Warren was welcomed as well as a returning member, Valerie Hester.
    A delicious meal was served by Allen’s Country Kitchen. The program portion of the meeting was a concert by the Crescendos, featuring Christmas music. The group was directed by Marsha Smith and the accompanist was Bill Stockwell.
    Lynn Cox shared with the group the many benefits of membership in the IRTA. Lynn explained that a workshop for leaders in the local organizations will be held next summer, July 22, 23, and 24 with details to follow. Lynn also mentioned that the contest offered for those who are able to recruit members for IRTA continues. 
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  • MCCF’s Kelly Taylor talks with Kiwanis
    Friday, November 30, 2018 10:02 PM
    Kelly Taylor, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Community Foundation, presented at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis meeting on Thursday.
    Taylor explained how Community Foundations started in Indiana and what happens to the money that you or others contribute to the various funds that they currently manage. It’s interesting to know that all gifts to the MCCF are permanent and that grants are made only from the earnings off these funds. The initial principal is never touched! In other words, your gift to the fund is permanent and will continue to provide benefits to others in the community forever.
    MCCF manages over 200 funds which provide for scholarships, grants for various needs of non-profits in our community and other beneficial needs of our community.
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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:37 PM
    On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, a PIX business meeting was held at the First Christian Church of Crawfordsville with President, Maggie Bryant, residing. The business meeting was called to order by Bryant and members were led in the opening verse. 
    Vice President, Michelle Dice took roll call and cheeseball orders. Pam Karle gave the Treasurer’s report, which was approved as presented. Julie Swick presented the September meeting minutes, which were approved as read. 
    Jennifer Hunter shared correspondence. Correspondence not requiring action included receiving the National Chapter monthly newsletter. A letter was received regarding possible changes to the bylaws being submitted by Nov.1st and national project applications needing to be sent to Mo Dicks. A letter was also received regarding state bylaws being reviewed annually. Any suggested changes should be submitted by September 1st. 
    In old chapter business, discussion of chapter bylaw changes was tabled until the December meeting. Discussion was held regarding possible changes to the membership process. Naomi Horton stated that Hear Indiana will be submitting a similar proposal to last year for the national project. In new chapter business, members provided donations to Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County. Everyone Reads event date was announced. Event will be March 9th and committee sign-up sheet was passed. 
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  • Friday, November 23, 2018 8:29 PM
    Opening-Ten people and one guest, Bill Doemel, attended the regular meeting of FISH November 15, 2018, in the library of the First United Methodist Church. President Bud Arnold opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M. Daryl Fry gave the prayer.
    Bud Arnold introduced Bill Doemel who has been working with a committee of community people to present a strategic plan for FISH. Bill distributed a paper outlining the recommendations that the committee had for FISH. The committee developed a statement, recommendations based on visits to other food banks and input from the community, and ended with a conclusion of the status of FISH. Members present were instructed to take the information, read it, send any comments pro or con to Bud, and then the proposal will be discussed at the next FISH meeting in January.
    Committee Reports- Clothing-Betty Pollitt reported total clients in September and October were 145 representing 431 individuals. Items distributed were 2,809. 
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  • Friday, November 16, 2018 11:19 PM
    Thirty-one Montgomery County Master Gardeners and spouses met in the Exhibit Hall of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday at 6:30 p.m. for their annual harvest pitch-in. This number included 11 new interns who recently graduated from the Master Gardener class. Interns now have two years to log 35 volunteer hours to become Certified Master Gardeners. President Byron Thada went through a list of projects carried out by the Master Gardeners that provide volunteer and educational opportunities: Bi-State Gardening Conference, the Lawn and Garden Show, spring and fall plant exchanges, the Nicholson Elementary garden project, teaching at Montgomery County Ag Days for county 4th graders, the Indiana State Fair Master Gardener booth, educational speakers at monthly meetings, and two possible new projects for 2019 – landscaping at Lane House and Arbor Day tree plantings as part of Crawfordsville Main Street’s urban forestry effort.
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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:28 PM
    November 12, 2018
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at noon on November 12 in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library. Forty-nine members were in attendance. The November birthdays were recognized by President Stan Covey and the invocation given by Gary Meek. President Covey welcomed a new member, Therese Callhan. Covey invited all the veterans in the group to stand and be recognized.
    A delicious meal was served by Allen’s Country Kitchen. The program portion of the meeting was a presentation by Dr. Kathy Steele on Homeschool and Virtual School. Kathy shared information garnered from a committee through the League of Women Voters, who have been studying this topic. Kathy noted that a big problem with these nontraditional schools is that the state does not hold them accountable. For parents who are involved and have involved students it seems to be successful, but that group is in the minority.
    Larry Manlove gave the treasurer’s report. ML Dawald read the secretary’s report.
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  • Dede Groves visits Rotary
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:50 PM
    Dede Groves of Finish Strong Studio, spoke to the Rotary Club about the benefits of doing Yoga. She said she has taught 3 different types chair, stretch and balance and power (hot) yoga. She received her training in Indianapolis. Since She has no set studio she does yoga on sight. She can be reached at 765 376 6552
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  • Jean Peterson, Ph.D. Presents to Crawfordsville Kiwanis
    Monday, November 5, 2018 8:38 PM
    Jean Peterson, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, and counselor educator made a presentation to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. Dr. Peterson has focused most of her clinical work and research on children and adolescents with exceptional ability. Her presentation was about the troubling trend of children hurting themselves due to mental illnesses, depression, home and school stresses and other emotional and psychological factors.
    Dr. Peterson encouraged all of us, as parents, educators or people working with kids, to be available to them, to listen to them, and to learn the signs of depression and how to talk to kids about depression.
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  • Gingerbread winner!
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:18 PM
    Crawfordsville Kiwanis held their 44th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. For the first time ever, Kiwanis invited all the 5th grade elementary classes in Montgomery County to participate in a Gingerbread House Building and Decorating competition. 
    Schools were encouraged to utilize STEM processes in building these houses. The turnout exceeded expectations for this first effort. Many of the teachers and parents reported that the students really enjoyed making the gingerbread houses and had put many hours of work into building them.
    The winner of this year’s Gingerbread House Building and Decorating competition was Mr. McVay’s class from New Market Elementary School. They will receive a class pizza party and the additional proceeds will go to the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau.
    Pictured are Mr. McVay’s students and the Gingerbread House that they entered.
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  • Claremohr visits Kiwanis
    Friday, October 26, 2018 10:53 PM
    Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the quiet, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows. This old Native American proverb is something that Crawfordsville Kiwanis speaker, Ginger Claremohr, lives by today. 
    Claremohr spoke to the club Thursday at their weekly meeting at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Claremohr spoke of her life from growing up in a fundamental religious home in Tennessee that subsequently led into a life of fear in her marriage filled with domestic violence. 
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Claremohr, a syndicated columnist, author and motivational speaker, told about her experiences to a room that included Crawfordsville High School Key Clubbers and Kiwanis members. Emotions ran high as her compelling story made everyone in the room think about their life and their fears.
    To hear speakers like this come on out and visit us any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    Kiwanis International is an international service club found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas throughout the world. With a membership of more than 600,000 members Kiwanis clubs raise more than $100 million and report more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.
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  • Brandi Allen visits Rotary
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:26 PM
    Brandi Allen from the Crawfordsville Community Development and Planning Commission visited the Crawfordsville Rotary Club this week. She spoke about what their department does and current upcoming events, that will be going on in the community.
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