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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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  • Hudson visits Rotary
    Monday, September 17, 2018 10:15 PM
    Shannon Hudson spoke to the Crawfordsville Rotary Club last week about Bethel AME church and the underground railroad’s Crawfordsville connection.
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  • Lori Curless visits Kiwanis
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:49 PM
    Q: What has five thousand, five hundred and five feet but doesn’t walk, run or dance?
    A: The runway at Crawfordsville Regional Airport!
    Lori Curless, the Manager at the Crawfordsville Regional Airport spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Thursday to explain the importance of our airport to Montgomery County and the region. 
    Averaging 18 take-offs and landings per day the Crawfordsville Regional Airport has an economic impact on the region of almost $80 million per year. With a heated hanger, fuel facilities, 24-hour aircraft maintenance and flight instruction this airport is essential to Montgomery County businesses and helps to support 225 jobs in the area with almost $13 million in payroll Curless said.
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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:48 PM
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at noon on September 10 in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library. Forty-four members were in attendance. The September birthdays were recognized by President Stan Covey and the invocation by Shelia Hodges. President Covey recognized the following new members: Linda Airey, Judy McBride and Cynda Mellish.
    A delicious meal was served by Allen’s Country Kitchen. The program portion of the meeting was a presentation by Samantha Cotten. Cotten is a College Career Readiness Coach for South Montgomery and Crawfordsville School Corporations. The coach position was created with a Lily Grant in January of 2018. Cotten and a second coach, Clayton Randolph, North Montgomery and Western Boone’s coach have worked to develop a program to assist high school students after they graduate. Too many students think the only options are a four-year college or nothing. Cotten has worked with local industries to have students see first hand what goes on inside their facilities. A Career Field Trip is planned for October 10 for all freshmen in Montgomery County. After completing an interest inventory, students will have a choice of industries to visit and will board a bus that will stop at 2 to 3 businesses associated with their interests. Cotten said the students and businesses have been receptive to the career readiness program. 
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  • Monday, September 10, 2018 9:36 PM
    Two-thousand, eight hundred and five children age 5 or under live in Montgomery County and over 53 percent of them need daycare based upon data provided by Maureen Weber, President & CEO of Early Learning Indiana, a non-profit organization whose goal is to ensure the highest level of early care and education for children in Indiana. 
    Weber explained that 90 percent of brain growth happens before a child reaches 5 years old and it is during this formative time that the educational and learning processes should be developed to ensure that these children get everything they need to develop the ability to learn for the future. Studies have shown that children who get high quality preschool care are staying in school longer and completing their education, so they become valuable resources in the workplace.
    Kiwanis is for Kids and Kids need Kiwanis. Crawfordsville Kiwanis believes that programs like this are essential to Montgomery County and the future of our kids.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Youth Service Bureau’s Sara Clapp visits Kiwanis
    Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:15 PM
    Mentoring is defined as advising or training but mentors from the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau do so much more. They act as motivators, coaches and most of all supporters of the youth mentees that they volunteer with. Sara Clapp, who works with the Mentoring program at the Youth Service Bureau spoke at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis meeting Thursday and explained the three separate programs that are now part of the Mentoring Program.
    The JUMP (Juvenile Mentoring Program) Program is the original mentoring program through the YSB that works with kids who just need an adult that can help promote positive emotional and academic development.
    The Mentoring Plus program is for mentees who come from a home in which the parent is incarcerated, the child is living in a foster home or other non-traditional home.
    Lastly, the Momentary Mentor program is for those mentors that are unable to devote much time but can come out and help at an event or an outing with the mentees and hook up with one of the children who do not have a mentor at the time.
    Even the slightest influence has the potential to change a child’s life. Consider being a mentor. Call Sara at the YSB for more information and remember Kiwanis is for Kids. To hear more speakers like Sara visit us any week at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
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  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:53 PM
    Dubble Duzzen Extension Homemakers met Aug. 15, 2018 at the home of Marcia Neel’s for a brunch at the beach, with members wearing beach attire. Neel served several delicious dishes. 
    President Tulley called the meeting to order. Members present were: Sandy Caldwell, Sue Caldwell, Linda Cooper, Peggy Dixon, Janet Faqan, Sue Fox, Eulah Jaynes, Marilyn Lewis, Lynne Michaels, Marcia Neel, Patsy Stephens, Sue Tandy, Becky Thompson, Judy Tulley, Doris White and Janet White. 
    Tulley thanked Neel for being our host and the lovely brunch. President Tulley led is in the salutes to American Flag, Bible and Homemakers Creed.
    Inspiration was given by Tully. Song leader Neel led us in singing “It’s an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.” With a special guest modeling a yellow dot bikini. Happy Birthday was sung to Patsy Stephens and Eulah Jaynes.
    Roll call: What do you like best at the Indiana State Fair? 
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  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:11 AM
    Blue Star Hoosier Mothers, Indiana Chapter 3 of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., is extending an invitation to Military Mothers to join our organization. Our Chapter is located in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and we have monthly meetings on the last Thursday of each month in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library located at 205 South Washington Street. 
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    Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:11 AM
    Serving over 7650 youth in the past year and with an average daily attendance of 233 kids and an operating budget of about $600,000.00 the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County is no small undertaking, yet they serve these kids with only 4 full time employees and a cadre of volunteers.
    The program provides after school activities during the school year from 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm and during the summer from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. From Homework assistance to arts and crafts and even “Dodgeball Fridays” the children are kept busy during these times by the employees and volunteers of the club.
    Mandy Fenters, the Administration and Program Manager, Erica Cummins, the STEM Education Director and Heidi Fedor, the Athletic Director attended the Kiwanis meeting today to tell us what they do for and with these kids daily. Thanks for your help ladies!
    The Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County is one of the many groups that the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club supports. Join us on any Thursday at Noon to find out about the children that we help through Kiwanis.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Rotary visited by two speakers
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:09 PM
    Karen Branch (left) spoke to the Rotary Club this week about news of the Youth Service Bureau and Sue Lucas spoke about Crawfordsville Main Street. 
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  • Janet Rucker, DDS visits with Kiwanis
    Monday, August 20, 2018 9:23 PM
    Janet Rucker, a Dentist in Crawfordsville since 1983, spoke with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. Along with having her own practice Dr. Rucker helped establish the dental clinic at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic about five years ago. 
    Although Dr. Rucker and other dental professionals provide the normal services of a dentist to patients of the clinic they strive to make dental education a priority. Imagine a Mom bringing her 4-year-old child to the dentist for the first time and the dentist tells the child and Mom about the fact that sugar can cause dental decay and the Mom says she had never heard that before! Wow! Or the 18 yr old who comes to the dentist, for the first time in their life, and needs 4 teeth extracted and has 12 cavities! Dental Education should be a priority for these children and their families.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Delta Theta Tau - 110th National Convention Completed
    Friday, August 17, 2018 4:00 AM
    The 110th National Convention of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Inc. was held July 18-22, 2018 with over 66 chapters being represented. The “Smoky Mountain Jamboree” themed convention was held In Knoxville, TN. The Epsilopm Omega Chapter from Crawfordsville was represented by President Gloria Long.
    It was announced that a combined total from all chapters donated to philanthropic projects during the past year amounted to $685,423 dollars. Members supported their communities with a total of over 130, 395 volunteer hours of service during the same period.
    Members voted to allot $5,000 for the Delta Theta Tau’s Education Grant Program which funds student graduate studies in the field of Guidance and Counseling. Also receiving $5, 000 was the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia. The Alpha Chapter from Muncie, IN received the award for most hours spent for philanthropy.
    Delegates elected Anita Waits of Theta Iota Chapter in Delano, CA to serve as the new National President. She chose as her focus for the coming year “She Believed She Could, So She Did”. The 2020 Convention will be held in Oak Brook, IL.
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  • Armstrong visits Rotary Club
    Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:18 PM
    Terry Armstrong from the Montgomery United Fund spoke to the Rotary Club about upcoming events and goals. Armstrong has been a Rotary member for a number of years.
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  • CASA Director presents at Kiwanis
    Friday, August 10, 2018 9:48 PM
    A CASA, what is a CASA? 
    Jane Christopherson, the Director of the CASA program through the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau presented at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis meeting Thursday to tell the club about the CASA program in Montgomery County. 
    CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and the program is made up of volunteers who are appointed by a Judge to advocate for children who are in the court system as victims of abuse and/or neglect. The CASA’s major role is to recommend a course of action to the court that is in the child’s best interest. A CASA will meet with the child and many times the parents or guardian(s) of the child along with DCS case managers and other service providers to develop the recommendations that the CASA will make to the court.
    CASA volunteers in Montgomery County are currently representing almost 140 children and more volunteers are needed. If you are interested in seeing if you can help contact Jane Christopherson at 765-362-0694 X 104 for information. 
    Kiwanis hears from speakers like these at our meetings held every Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Come on out and join us for a meeting.
    Pictured are Jane Christopherson and Kiwanis President Don Thompson.
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  • Gregory Family Recognized for August Garden of the Month
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 4:00 AM
    Ashton Walk is the site of the August Garden of the Month selection by the Flower Lovers Club. The Club recognizes Lannie and Linda Gregory for their striking and sophisticated front yard garden.
    The garden at 38 Copper Leaf Drive is symmetrical, colorful, and beautifully maintained. Starting with spherical evergreens in front of wooden porch columns, the beds are edged and mulched in gravel for a formal approach to the home. Color comes to the garden in bright splashes of red geranium in imposing black pots, which in turn compliment the bold black and white stripes of the front porch chairs.
    Another outsized planter, patterned in black and green, holds colorful coleus in shades of lime and burgundy.
    Closer to the street, the Gregorys created another flower bed. This bed blends the formal edging and gravel with native perennial plantings. Carefully selected ceramic yard décor accents prairie favorites such as tall grasses, purple liatris, orange, yellow, and purple coneflower, and moonbeam coreopsis. A hummingbird feeder acknowledges a feathered Crawfordsville favorite.
    The Flower Lovers Club is the oldest Garden Club in the state at 97 years. Membership inquiries may be made to Terri Trinkle, Vice President, at 765 366-5632. 
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  • Terry Armstrong presents at Kiwanis
    Monday, July 30, 2018 4:00 AM
    Terry Armstrong, Executive Director of the Montgomery United Fund, formerly MUFFY, spoke at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday 7-26-18. The fund is currently beginning their 2018 fundraising campaign. The Montgomery United Fund is unique in that contributions made to the fund can be designated for “Community Care” which supports all the fund’s partner agencies or can be designated to a specific agency whether it is a partner or not.
    In 2017 the fund raised over $475,000.00 that will be used either for community care or contributed to designated agencies. 
    The slogan for the 2018 campaign is “I CARE”. Do you care enough to donate to the Montgomery United Fund this year to help some of the partners of the fund including the Youth Service Bureau, Scouting, Boys & Girls Clubs and many others?
    Kiwanis meets every Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Come on out and see what it’s all about.
    Pictured above are Kiwanis President Don Thompson (left) and Terry Armstrong.
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