Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana

Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 624 Columbus, IN. 47202

Fred Barnett the Code Enforcement officer for the City of Columbus spoke to our club today.
11/08/2019

Fred Barnett the Code Enforcement officer for the City of Columbus spoke to our club today.

11/04/2019
Indiana District Key Leader 2019

A video of some pictures from our Key Leader Weekend. Thanks Meridian Kiwanis for your financial support of this service leadership weekend and for all the cookies and brownies for snacks.

Service Leadership retreat for high school students sponsored by Kiwanis International.

Teresa Weichman from the BCSC C4 Program spoke to our club today about the state’s new graduation requirements. These ...
10/24/2019

Teresa Weichman from the BCSC C4 Program spoke to our club today about the state’s new graduation requirements. These are in effect for this year’s incoming freshmen.

Matt Snodgrass and Peggy Jones from Access Ability Columbus spoke to our club today about fall prevention and their serv...
10/17/2019

Matt Snodgrass and Peggy Jones from Access Ability Columbus spoke to our club today about fall prevention and their services.

Aktion club decided to make pumpkin arrangements  to  cheer the residents of Silver Oaks.
10/16/2019

Aktion club decided to make pumpkin arrangements to cheer the residents of Silver Oaks.

Aktion club decided to make pumpkin arrangements to cheer the residents of Silver Oaks.

Thanks to The Republic newspaper for sharing our story!
10/14/2019
Duck Splash raises thousands for community programs

Thanks to The Republic newspaper for sharing our story!

Staff Reports The 16th annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash raised $69,395 to help youth organizations in the community on Saturday at Mill Race Park. This year, 17,993 ducks were sold, slightly less than last year, but 2019 will still be the second-best year ever for the event, organizers said. Th...

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, members of the Columbus Golden K, Columbus Kiwanis and Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Clubs he...
10/12/2019

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, members of the Columbus Golden K, Columbus Kiwanis and Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Clubs held their annual Duck Splash.

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, members of the Columbus Golden K, Columbus Kiwanis and Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Clubs held their annual Duck Splash.

Started our Indian Culture immersion the day before Ethnic Expo with our speaker today. Ashish Paliwal is the President ...
10/10/2019

Started our Indian Culture immersion the day before Ethnic Expo with our speaker today. Ashish Paliwal is the President of the Hindu Society of Southern Indiana. There are more than 500 Indian families who are permanent residents of Bartholomew County and another 200+ who live here for a few years at a time.

Break a leg, Jill Tasker​, you were fantastic at your dress rehearsal at Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana​...
10/05/2019
Artist to portray portrait artist in one-woman show

Break a leg, Jill Tasker​, you were fantastic at your dress rehearsal at Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana​ on Thursday!

Staff Reports NASHVILLE — Art will come to life today and Sunday when Columbus actress Jill Tasker portrays artist Marie Goth as part of opening weekend festivities for the latest exhibit at the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville. “This is going to be a challenge,” Tasker said in an intervi...

At our meeting today Past Lt. Governor John Asel presented outgoing President Jodi Rittman with a Plaque recognizing her...
10/03/2019

At our meeting today Past Lt. Governor John Asel presented outgoing President Jodi Rittman with a Plaque recognizing her year of outstanding service. He also installed our incoming officers. President Jill Tasker, 1st VP Steve Bayer, 2nd VP Doug Stender, Secretary Lynn Sanford Dole, Treasurer Don Abel, and Board Member Jennifer Jaggers and John Foster (not pictured). Jill Tasker then entertained us with a preview of her upcoming portrayal of artist Marie Goth.

On Wednesday 2019-10-02, Jeff Blasdel , Mike Kell, Ken Kaiser and John Asel moved the Kiwanis Duck Trailer from HRC Roof...
10/03/2019

On Wednesday 2019-10-02, Jeff Blasdel , Mike Kell, Ken Kaiser and John Asel moved the Kiwanis Duck Trailer from HRC Roofing Co. to Pieper Real Estate for a good scrubbing and polishing. We are ready for the Ethnic Expo Parade and Duck Splash October 12, 2019, here in Columbus. IN.

On Wednesday 2019-10-02, Jeff Blasdel , Mike Kell, Ken Kaiser and John Asel moved the Kiwanis Duck Trailer from HRC Roofing Co. to Pieper Real Estate for a good scrubbing and polishing. We are ready for the Ethnic Expo Parade and Duck Splash October 12, 2019, here in Columbus. IN.

Tom Dell, Columbus city Councilman updated our club today on what’s happening in Columbus
09/26/2019

Tom Dell, Columbus city Councilman updated our club today on what’s happening in Columbus

09/21/2019
Kiwanis Duck-Splash

The Duck Splash will be here before you know it! Get your ducks from any Kiwanis member or one of our many Duck Buddies http://kducks.com/home-page/duck-buddies-2015/

Get your ducks for the 2019 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash for your chance to win some of our $12,000 worth of cash and prizes. And support your favorite participating youth organization aka our Duck Buddies. :)

Shane Yates Director of BCSC Pre-K spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis club today.
09/19/2019

Shane Yates Director of BCSC Pre-K spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis club today.

Wednesday 9-18 members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club maned the Information Booth at the Columbus Air Show. Members includ...
09/19/2019

Wednesday 9-18 members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club maned the Information Booth at the Columbus Air Show. Members included John E. Foster, Rick Siefert, Mike Kell, Richard Boyce, Lynn Dole, Jeff Blasdel, Jennifer Jaggers and John Asel

Wednesday 9-18 members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club maned the Information Booth at the Columbus Air Show. Members included John E. Foster, Rick Siefert, Mike Kell, Richard Boyce, Lynn Dole, Jeff Blasdel, Jennifer Jaggers and John Asel

09/19/2019
Helping at the Birds and Brew airshow. #canadiansnowbirds
09/19/2019

Helping at the Birds and Brew airshow. #canadiansnowbirds

Tony Roberts spoke to our club today about mental health advocacy and compassion.
09/12/2019

Tony Roberts spoke to our club today about mental health advocacy and compassion.

Saturday 9/7/19 Members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club packed meals for the Feed My Starving Children @ the Asbury United ...
09/07/2019

Saturday 9/7/19 Members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club packed meals for the Feed My Starving Children @ the Asbury United Methodist Church

Saturday 9/7/19 Members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club packed meals for the Feed My Starving Children @ the Asbury United Methodist Church

Brigitte Halvorsen from Our Hospice of Southern Indiana spoke to our club today about the upcoming Broadway Memories Sho...
09/05/2019

Brigitte Halvorsen from Our Hospice of Southern Indiana spoke to our club today about the upcoming Broadway Memories Show September 28th. The show will support the Music and Memories Program at Our Hospice.

Liz Bidwell spoke to our club today about her parents experience as non Jewish survivors of Polish concentration camps d...
08/29/2019

Liz Bidwell spoke to our club today about her parents experience as non Jewish survivors of Polish concentration camps during WWII

http://www.therepublic.com/2019/08/19/be_a_buddy/Mike Kell is one of several of our club members who volunteer as Book B...
08/19/2019
Be a buddy

http://www.therepublic.com/2019/08/19/be_a_buddy/
Mike Kell is one of several of our club members who volunteer as Book Buddies and have been doing so, since the program began. It's one more way we are making an impact on our community.

Anybody can be somebody’s book buddy. Growing up, Mike Kell recalls being a struggling reader. After moving to a different school system in another state at a young age, he remembers feeling like he was never on the same level as his other classmates when it came to reading. “I ended up way behi...

Karen Niverson from Columbus Visitors Center spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis Club about their mission and programs.   Her ...
08/15/2019

Karen Niverson from Columbus Visitors Center spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis Club about their mission and programs. Her host was the distinguished Bob Lewis.

On Thursday 8/8 Meridian Kiwanis members John Asel and Michael Kell delivered tooth brushe kits to CSA Fodrea, Clifty Cr...
08/08/2019

On Thursday 8/8 Meridian Kiwanis members John Asel and Michael Kell delivered tooth brushe kits to CSA Fodrea, Clifty Creek and Taylorsville Elementary Schools as part of the monthly '100 Acts of Kindness'.

On Thursday 8/8 Meridian Kiwanis members John Asel and Michael Kell delivered tooth brushe kits to CSA Fodrea, Clifty Creek and Taylorsville Elementary Schools as part of the monthly '100 Acts of Kindness'.

Saturday 8-3 Members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club and Columbus East High School Key Club members volunteered for the 201...
08/04/2019

Saturday 8-3 Members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club and Columbus East High School Key Club members volunteered for the 2019 Columbus Moonlight Loop Bike Ride to benefit the Columbus Animal Care Service.

Saturday 8-3 Members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club and Columbus East High School Key Club members volunteered for the 2019 Columbus Moonlight Loop Bike Ride to benefit the Columbus Animal Care Service.

Getting ready for Midnight Loop Bike Ride
08/04/2019

Getting ready for Midnight Loop Bike Ride

Heather, Julie, and Lauren from Our Hospice of Southern Indiana spoke to our club today about Camp Eva and the upcoming ...
08/01/2019

Heather, Julie, and Lauren from Our Hospice of Southern Indiana spoke to our club today about Camp Eva and the upcoming Survivor Concert

Our Coolest Pet contest funds at work making an IMPACT on our community.
07/31/2019

Our Coolest Pet contest funds at work making an IMPACT on our community.

The deadline to apply for the Community Doula Program Scholarship is August 2, 2019, midnight. Please share with anyone who would like to be a DONA Birth Doula in Bartholomew County. The scholarship will pay for the initial training, August 21-24, 2019, at Mothering Essentials. Thanks to the Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana for providing the money for our scholarships, through the Coolest Pet Competition.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LP6ZVVZ

David Clark, Principal of Columbus North High School spoke to our club today about the new Block Scheduling.
07/25/2019

David Clark, Principal of Columbus North High School spoke to our club today about the new Block Scheduling.

Thanks to Andy East for his coverage in The Republic of our latest community improvement actiity!http://www.therepublic....
07/22/2019
‘Coolest’ pets honored at Upland Columbus Pump House

Thanks to Andy East for his coverage in The Republic of our latest community improvement actiity!
http://www.therepublic.com/2019/07/22/coolest_pets_honored_at_upland_columbus_pump_house/

Meridian Kiwanis Club of Columbus celebrated local residents and their dogs and cats for raising money for local, state and national infant mortality initiatives.The event, conducted Thursday evening at the Upland Columbus Pump House, celebrated the end of club’s “Coolest Pet in Columbus” cont...

On Thursday 7/18/18 the Meridian Kiwanis Club celebrated the raising of $6,823 for  the Columbus Coolest Pet Contest at ...
07/19/2019

On Thursday 7/18/18 the Meridian Kiwanis Club celebrated the raising of $6,823 for the Columbus Coolest Pet Contest at the Pump House. Checks were presented to March of Dimes,Riley Hospital for Children and Columbus Regional Hospital Healthy Communities Infant Mortality Prevention Team.

On Thursday 7/18/18 the Meridian Kiwanis Club celebrated the raising of $6,823 for the Columbus Coolest Pet Contest at the Pump House. Checks were presented to March of Dimes,Riley Hospital for Children and Columbus Regional Hospital Healthy Communities Infant Mortality Prevention Team.

Skip Taylor and Brian Payne spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis club today about the Atterbury- Bakalar air museum and Columbu...
06/27/2019

Skip Taylor and Brian Payne spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis club today about the Atterbury- Bakalar air museum and Columbus Municipal Airport.

Chuck Kime, Executive Director of Foundation For Youth was speaker at our Meridian Kiwanis meeting today. A great organi...
06/20/2019

Chuck Kime, Executive Director of Foundation For Youth was speaker at our Meridian Kiwanis meeting today. A great organization that does so much for kids in our community.

Kiwanis provides so many opportunities to serve our community.  Here we are serving the kids hot dogs and hamburgers at ...
06/15/2019

Kiwanis provides so many opportunities to serve our community. Here we are serving the kids hot dogs and hamburgers at Pence Park, yesterday afternoon. With Richard E Boyce, Rick Siefert, Jeff Blasdel and John Asel.

Another load of hot dogs ready.

Friday 6/14/2019 Members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus-Meridian grilled hot dogs and hamburgers marking the opening of...
06/14/2019

Friday 6/14/2019 Members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus-Meridian grilled hot dogs and hamburgers marking the opening of the city parks for the summer. Involved Kiwanians were Jeff Blasdel, Rick Siefert, Richard Boyce, Mike Kell and John Asel.

Friday 6/14/2019 Members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus-Meridian grilled hot dogs and hamburgers marking the opening of the city parks for the summer. Involved Kiwanians were Jeff Blasdel, Rick Siefert, Richard Boyce, Mike Kell and John Asel.

Lynn Whittington and Regina Egloff spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis Club today about The Cure Starts Now and their Carnival...
06/13/2019

Lynn Whittington and Regina Egloff spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis Club today about The Cure Starts Now and their Carnival for A Cure to fight Childhood Brain Cancer.

Captain Amy Thompkins, Commander of our local Salvation Army spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis Club about their programs for...
06/06/2019

Captain Amy Thompkins, Commander of our local Salvation Army spoke to our Meridian Kiwanis Club about their programs for youth.

06/06/2019

Thanks Rachel White and Josh Burnett of JAB Media for making this video for us!

2019-05-30 the Kiwanis Club of Columbus - Meridian honored the Seniors from the KEY Clubs from Hauser High School and Co...
05/30/2019

2019-05-30 the Kiwanis Club of Columbus - Meridian honored the Seniors from the KEY Clubs from Hauser High School and Columbus East High School with a luncheon and awarding the Meridian Kiwanis Scholarships for 2019

2019-05-30 the Kiwanis Club of Columbus - Meridian honored the Seniors from the KEY Clubs from Hauser High School and Columbus East High School with a luncheon and awarding the Meridian Kiwanis Scholarships for 2019

May 23, 2019, the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Club kicked off it's newest fund raiser 'Coolest Pet of Columbus' At the Upl...
05/24/2019

May 23, 2019, the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Club kicked off it's newest fund raiser 'Coolest Pet of Columbus' At the Upland-Brewery in Columbus. In partnership with Riley Hospital for Children, March of Dimes and CRH Healthy Communities Infant Mortality Prevention Team, we are hoping to lower the number to 0 of children who do not live to their first birthday.

May 23, 2019, the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Club kicked off it's newest fund raiser 'Coolest Pet of Columbus' At the Upland-Brewery in Columbus. In partnership with Riley Hospital for Children, March of Dimes and CRH Healthy Communities Infant Mortality Prevention Team, we are hoping to lower the number to 0 of children who do not live to their first birthday.

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330 8th St.
Columbus, IN
47201

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Our club meets every Thursday at the Moose Lodge (330 8th St.) for fellowship and a brief program that is pertinent to our community or mission.

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Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

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(812) 603-6461

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