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  •  Rabbi Michael Harvey speaks with Kiwanis
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:00 AM
    Rabbi Michael Harvey of Temple Israel in West Lafayette spoke with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. Rabbi Harvey came to Indiana after serving as a Rabbi in St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. While serving there he represented the community by sitting on the boards of the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, The Family Resource Center and the United Way.
    Rabbi Harvey brings his role as a teacher to the community in West Lafayette and talked about the basics of Judaism along with some of the traditions and history of Judaism. Rabbi Harvey belongs to the Reform Movement of Judaism which is the most progressive denomination in Jewish culture. Reform Jews are committed to the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. 
    If you would like to hear more interesting speakers like Rabbi Harvey come out and visit with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
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  • Dale Petrie Speaks at Kiwanis
    Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:39 PM
    Dale Petrie, Crawfordsville City Operations Manager, spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday, giving an update on the status of several of the Stellar Grant Projects going on around the town. His presentation included numerous images of progress happening in the Elston/PNC Bank/Fusion 54 building at Main and Washington in downtown Crawfordsville, as well as the construction occurring at the new Pike Place Park at Pike and Washington. He also answered questions regarding the construction activities at the Trailhead Park at Washington and Franklin adjacent to the CSX railroad tracks that run through town at that location. The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon in the R.R. Donnelley Room on the lower level of the Crawfordsville District Public Library. 
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  • Patton Home Chosen as July Garden of the Month
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:00 AM
    Right in the heart of Crawfordsville lies a gem of a garden belonging to Larry and Sue Patton. The Pattons recently revamped their yard pulling out old overgrown shrubs and adding new plantings of hosta, lemongrass, columbine, and a variety of colorful blooming annuals! Sue likes to use the lemongrass near the front porch and in pots in outdoor living spaces to inhibit mosquitoes. Larry and Sue have lived in the home for 40 years which was originally built in 1886. Larry, retired from the Fire Department, does most of the labor, and Sue is the designer who has a great eye for combining plants in containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes. Larry attributes their weed free oases to a thick cover of mulch in the beds, regular maintenance, and fertilizing every few weeks. This keeps the many impatiens, geraniums, and bridal veil in bloom! There is nary a weed to be found in the Patton garden! Don’t miss the working pulley pots near the garage! To see the true charm, drive by 503 E Franklin Street and see this Garden of the Month for July sponsored by Flower Lovers Garden Club. Look for Flower Lovers Club sign.
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  • Wabash professor discusses trip at weekly Kiwanis meeting
    Friday, July 6, 2018 7:31 PM
    Wabash College Associate Professor of Political Science, Shamira Gelbman, recently spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club at their weekly meeting about “Civil Rights and the Blues.” Her talk described a student immersion trip that she helped to organize last November, along with Glee Club Director, Reed Simpson. She and Simpson led a group of Wabash political science and music students on a bus tour through Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, Ala. and Atlanta, Ga. to explore the struggles of the American Civil Rights movement in the 50s and 60s and how the music of that era and region have affected and influenced music today. The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday in the R.R. Donnelley Room on the lower level of the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
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  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:00 AM
    On Monday, June 4, 2018, a PIX initiation/business meeting was held at the First Christian Church with President, Maggie Bryant, residing. The initiation ceremony was led by Maggie Bryant, President, along with the Conductress, Michelle Dice. Brea Carlson and Mindy Frazee were the new members initiated into the chapter. Following the initiation ceremony, dinner was served to all members and new initiates with the business meeting to follow. The business meeting was called to order by Bryant and members were led in the opening verse. 
    Bryant announced birthdays and anniversaries and called for Happy Bucks to be shared. Vice President, Jennifer Hunter took roll call. Pam Karle gave the Treasurer’s report, which was approved as presented. Julie Swick presented the May minutes which were approved as read. 

    Jennifer Hunter shared correspondence. For correspondence not requiring action, a letter was received by Hoosier Art Salon, thanks from CHS Band director regarding the recent scholarship given by the chapter, and a letter from Hear Indiana sharing about their upcoming visitor’s night during camp. For correspondence requiring action, a letter from Athens Art Gallery was received regarding the chapter becoming a possible donor and being listed as a community advocate. Discussion was held regarding further action. 

    In old chapter business, Committee sign-up was passed for confirmation and/or any additions. In new chapter business, installation of new officers for the 2018-19 year took place. 
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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:45 PM
    Civitan is a service organization, with individual local chapters, dedicated to helping people in their own communities. Civitans help wherever the need arises – from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Civitans have been helping people since the organization’s founding in 1917, by a group of businessmen determined to make a difference in their community. In the 1950’s, Civitan adopted a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitan was one of the major supporters of Special Olympics International, and thousands of Civitans still support these local events. Civitan clubs also fund and organize special camps and events for people with developmental disabilities.
    The Montgomery County Civitan Club hosted a fun filled “An Afternoon at the Beach” prom. On Saturday, June 2nd about 60 special needs individuals and their family members or care givers, and volunteers were able to enjoy a Special Needs Prom at the Crawfordsville American Legion. The event was a tremendous success with those in attendance having a memorable afternoon. If it were not for so many caring Crawfordsville merchants and individuals this event would not have been possible nor the success that it was. The Montgomery County Civitan Club would like to recognize and thank the following organization who helped make this possible through their donation of time, talent or treasure. Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Arni’s, Athens Art Gallery, DJ K Stet - Andy & Joni Stetler, Pastries Plus Bakery, Just Because Flowers & Gifts, Kathy, John & Matt Steele, Kirby Risk, Journal Review, The Paper of Montgomery County, Studio 32 Salon, Penquin Random Books, Crawfordsville American Legion, Chad Budreau State Farm, Long John Silver, Crawfordsville Radio Stations, McDonald’s South, DDS Rasmussen, Tri County Bank, Betty Leslie/Avon, Surb’s Tires, Snyder Pretzels, Little Mexico, Rancho Bravo, Carla Brady, Ace Hardware, Tri-County Bank, Tanner Insurance, Valley Professionals, Williamsburg Healthcare, Franciscan Health, Kelly McKinney, Active Podiatry, Homestead Greetings & Gifts, Dr. Scott Molin, Gould Body Shop, Sugar Creek Eyewear, Creek Jewelers, Cornett’s Furniture, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Clore Insurance Group, PNC Bank, Houston Group Homes, DDS White, Visible Changes Hair Salon, Abilities Services, Inc., DDS Andre, The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau volunteers- Blake Froedge, Faith Galbert, Luke Riley and Delaney Gobel. The club is looking forward to offering similar events annually. 
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  • Kiwanis - Lots of License Plates
    Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:09 PM
    Long-time Kiwanis Club member, Chuck Sommer, recently spoke to the club about his life-long hobby, collecting license plates. He said he started in his Dad’s garage at the age of 4 1/2, when his Dad put the new plates on the family car in 1942 and gave him the old ones. He displayed a small portion of the more than 5,000 vintage license plates in his collection during his talk, while he explained some of the history of plates in various states around the country. He also talked about the many numbering systems Indiana and other states have used and how they evolved into what we have today. 
    The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon in the R.R. Donnelley room in the lower level of the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Come on down and join us for lunch and an always informative weekly speaker. 
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  • Local business owner visits Rotary Club
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:49 PM
    Josh Miller, owner of Backstep Brewing Company, spoke to the Crawfordsville Rotary Club Wednesday as to how he got into the beer brewing business and how the process works. The club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Crawfordsville District Library.
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  • Kiwanis hears from Shannon Hudson
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:00 AM
    Shannon Hudson, local author, school teacher and local historian spoke today at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club weekly meeting. Shannon gave us a video-graphic history of the Elston Grove Historical District of Crawfordsville. From the history of the Lane Place, once owned by Henry and Joanne Elston Lane, to the I.G. and Josephine Poston home built around 1900 the history and the people of Crawfordsville leads to historical areas throughout the Midwest.
    Do you know which home has an old cabin that was built in 1833 and now serves as the dining room?
    Do you know which home was originally built to face Main St. but now faces Pike St.?
    Do you know which home, built in 1906, is called a Half Timber home and why?
    If you were at the Kiwanis meeting this Thursday you would have heard the answers to all of these questions and much more. Come on out and see us any Thursday at noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. 
    Pictured below is Shannon Hudson.
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  • KIWANIS: The Forests of Indiana
    Friday, June 8, 2018 9:21 PM
    Just a few years before Indiana became a state in 1816 almost 85 percent of the state was forest said Lenny Farlee from the Purdue University Forestry department. Lenny says he wasn’t around then but his work as a Hardwood Extension Specialist for Purdue has made him somewhat of a historian of the forests of Indiana. 
    Farlee talked about the history of the forests in Indiana and some of the invasive pests and plants that have been killing off the forests. He is also involved in groups that work on sustainable forest management and effective forest research. Whether you own a large forest or just some backyard trees his information was very informative. If you would like to hear more conversations on topics like these please come and visit the Crawfordsville Kiwanis meeting any Thursday at Noon in the Donnelly room at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    Pictured is Lenny Farlee.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Dr. Louis Janeira visits Kiwanis
    Sunday, June 3, 2018 10:21 PM
    Talks about Atrial Fibrillation & Murder!
    Dr. Louis Janeira, a cardiologist at Indiana Heart Physicians presented at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club meeting on May 31, 2018. Dr. Janeira talked about the cause, the effects the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation along with the treatment plans for people with the symptoms.
    Dr. Janeira said that more than 2 million Americans have Atrial Fibrillation, and it is the most common hearth rhythm condition in people age 65 and older.
    Dr. Janeira answered many questions from the audience but one question stunned the audience when someone stated, “I understand you are also involved with murder, can you tell us about that?” Along with being a Cardiologist, Dr. Janeira is also a medical murder mystery writer! He has written five books about medical murder mysteries and is now writing plays that will be performed in the Indianapolis area.
    If you would like to hear more interesting speakers like Dr. Janeira come on out and visit the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    Pictured are Dr. Louis Janeira, Kiwanis President Don Thompson and Program Chairman Caleb Wilson.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Flower Lovers Name June Garden of the Month
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:34 PM
    The Flower Lovers Club recognizes Bonnie and Rhett Jones for their bright and cheerful front yard at 1402 W. Main, Crawfordsville. President of the club, Janet Hook, explains that the Garden of the Month flag is given to one creative and knowledgeable front-yard gardener in June, July, and August in the years the Club does not sponsor a Garden Walk. 
    Mr. and Mrs. Jones are lifelong Crawfordsville residents with an eye for color, balance, and creative containers. Their welcoming porch features brightly painted rustic chairs surrounded by neatly edged and mulched flower beds. The particular charm of the Jones’ garden comes in the creative use of containers within the traditional flower beds. 
    A galvanized tub full of verbena, marigolds, and petunia stands on either side of the front walkway. Lush coir windowboxes planted with nicotiana, creeping jenny, and petunia are mounted on the porch railings. Whimsical elements, such as pots of geranium placed on a bicycle sculpture, a pedestal, or a weathered chair, all require a second look. 
    To the left of the porch, the containers are placed against a simple background of mountain bluets. To the right is a thriving colony of balloon flower, as well as lilies, hydrangea, hosta, and coral bells. Other foliage plants such as potato vine, lamium, and coleus, both in the ground and in containers, will provide interest throughout the summer. Elephant ears will soon make a dramatic entrance. 
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  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:33 PM
    Opening-Fourteen people attended the regular meeting of FISH May 17, 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.
    Committee Reports- Clothing-Betty Pollitt had sent her report. In March there were 34 clients representing 99 family members with 801 items of clothing distributed. In April there were 41 clients representing 122 family member and 956 items of clothing distributed.
    Linen-Barb VanArsdel stated that twelve families representing 32 family members served between March 21 and May 16. Items distributed were 16 sheet sets, 3 comforters, 4 throws, 15 bath towel sets, 7 pair of drapes and some miscellaneous items. The activity in the linen closet slows as the weather warms, but bath towels and drapes are still needed.
    Financial-There was no report since the financial committee has been put on hold due to lack of funds.
    Nutrition- Deb Threlkeld reported the lesson for clients in March was MyPlate-all food groups. There were 59 clients of which 5 were new. In April the lesson was fruits and vegetables. There were 42 clients, eleven of which were new.
    Phone calls-Deb Weliver sent a report; in February there were 31 calls, in March 49, in April 38, in May so far 30.
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  • Bill Combs visits Kiwanis
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:00 AM
    Bill Combs, a former teacher and Science Department head at Crawfordsville High School and Montgomery County Teacher of the Year in 1990 presented at the Kiwanis meeting on Thursday May 24. Combs talked about his other passion – Civil War Re-enactments.
    Combs wore a uniform from the 14th Indiana Infantry Regiment and talked about his experiences of doing re-enactments around the Midwest and East. He said one of his biggest joys about reliving this history is that he gets to “shoot and burn things”!
    If you would like to hear more interesting speakers like Bill come on out and visit the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:00 AM
    On Monday, May 7, 2018, a PIX business meeting was held at the Lew Wallace Museum with President, Maggie Bryant, residing. Following a tour of the museum, the business meeting was called to order by Bryant and members were led in the opening verse. 
    Bryant announced birthdays and anniversaries and called for Happy Bucks to be shared. Vice President, Jennifer Hunter took roll call. Pam Karle gave the Treasurer’s report, which was approved as presented. Julie Swick presented the April minutes which were approved as read. 
    Jennifer Hunter shared correspondence. For correspondence not requiring action, a thank you note was received from Taffy Day, District Officer, regarding her visit to our April meeting. For correspondence requiring action, discussion was held regarding possible project proposals at the National Convention. Naomi Horton motioned that the delegates vote at their discretion regarding project proposals. Pam seconded the motion. Motion passed. Jennifer Hunter and Maggie Bryant will be attending the National Convention on June 23-24th, 2018. Jenny Slavens motioned that delegates vote their conscience and consider that our chapter would prefer that we keep State and National conventions separate. Vicky Reynold seconded. Motion passed. A letter was received requesting a donation to the Multifaceted Stuttering Service Project. Jenny Slavens motioned to donate $100 to the project, Tamera Hemmerlein seconded. Motion carried.
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