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

Mission: To serve the children of the world.

Operating as usual

11/20/2020

Medela Symphony Hospital Grade Pump added to the Birthing Center Loaner Fleet

Thanks to the Columbus Meridian Kiwanis and the participants of the 2020 Coolest Pet Competition, the Birthing Center has a new pump to loan to families when there is a medical indication for a hospital grade pump. This program has successfully helped moms get to the right start with breastfeeding. Thanks so much Columbus Meridian Kiwanis!
Amanda Virostko, MPH, CLC
IMPACT- Infant Mortality Prevention Action Team

Healthy Communities

Result of funding from The Coolest Pet Contest! Helping to reduce Infant Mortality in Columbus, IN
11/19/2020

Result of funding from The Coolest Pet Contest! Helping to reduce Infant Mortality in Columbus, IN

We have a brand new Symphony Hospital Grade pump to loan, thanks to the Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Coolest Pet Competition!

Unfortunately back to Zoom meetings, but great to have Brian Russell from Russell Development share information about hi...
11/19/2020

Unfortunately back to Zoom meetings, but great to have Brian Russell from Russell Development share information about his Commercial Real Estate business and the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial real estate climate.

Mary Claire Speckner and Sandy Allman from Bartholomew County Public Library spoke to our club today about their adult p...
11/12/2020

Mary Claire Speckner and Sandy Allman from Bartholomew County Public Library spoke to our club today about their adult programs and Book Express

Mary Claire Speckner and Sandy Allman from Bartholomew County Public Library spoke to our club today about their adult p...
11/12/2020

Mary Claire Speckner and Sandy Allman from Bartholomew County Public Library spoke to our club today about their adult programs and Book Express

Great program today by Herb Coffey, President and owner of Barkefellers, the new pet care center on the west side of Col...
11/05/2020

Great program today by Herb Coffey, President and owner of Barkefellers, the new pet care center on the west side of Columbus. They provide grooming, training, day care and hotel suites.

Wrapping up the Duck Splash trailer for the winter.
11/04/2020

Wrapping up the Duck Splash trailer for the winter.

Putting the Duck Trailer and our flock of ducks into hibernation for the winter. Thanks John H. Asel and Mike Kell for y...
11/04/2020

Putting the Duck Trailer and our flock of ducks into hibernation for the winter. Thanks John H. Asel and Mike Kell for your help.

10/29/2020

Great program today by Dr Roger Brinkman about the Hillside Medical Clinic and Abby’s House in Belize. President Steve presented a check from our club to support their mission.

Fist 4 boxes of books from East Key Club's book collection for Book Express.  Nice work!
10/16/2020

Fist 4 boxes of books from East Key Club's book collection for Book Express. Nice work!

East Key Club donation to Book Express. Sandy Allman was SO APPRECIATIVE!! They really needed the boost. They gave out 1200 books last month. You kids are making a difference in your community!!

President Steve Bayer presents our donation to the Fireman’s Cheer Fund.  Accepting are Fire Chief Andrew Ley and co-cha...
10/15/2020

President Steve Bayer presents our donation to the Fireman’s Cheer Fund. Accepting are Fire Chief Andrew Ley and co-chairs Justin Sims and Jeff Brown.

Thanks Brian Blair for this article and thanks to all the Kiwanis volunteers who sold ducks and helped on Splash Day.  N...
10/13/2020
Kiwanis duck splash raises $26,050

Thanks Brian Blair for this article and thanks to all the Kiwanis volunteers who sold ducks and helped on Splash Day. Note: The complete list of winners is available on our website at www.kducks.com and also on our Kiwanis Duck - Splash FB page. https://www.facebook.com/kiwanis.ducksplash/?ref=bookmarks

Staff ReportsThe 17th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash on Saturday saw 7,055 rubber ducks adopted with $26,050 raised for the children’s and youth-oriented programs.The Lucky Duck number belonged to Tanya Hawkins of Columbus. However, since it was not one of the first 10 ducks drawn, so she d...

And the winners are...
10/10/2020

And the winners are...

Congratulations to all the Winners. And THANKS to everyone who adopted ducks. We ended up selling 7,050 ducks and raised $26,050 for youth organizations in our community.

October 10, 2020 the Kiwanis Clubs from Columbus Indiana (Meridian, The Kiwanis Club and Golden K) held our 17th Annual ...
10/10/2020

October 10, 2020 the Kiwanis Clubs from Columbus Indiana (Meridian, The Kiwanis Club and Golden K) held our 17th Annual Duck Splash. All proceeds go to the 'Duck Buddies' to support their programs.

October 10, 2020 the Kiwanis Clubs from Columbus Indiana (Meridian, The Kiwanis Club and Golden K) held our 17th Annual Duck Splash. All proceeds go to the 'Duck Buddies' to support their programs.

10/10/2020

We will be selling duck adoptions at the Duck Central Tent at Mill Race Park Saturday, October 10th from 10:30 a.m. until we drop the ducks at 12:30 p.m.

10/10/2020
Kiwanis Duck-Splash

See our livestreams from the 17th Annual Kiwanis Duck Splash on or Kiwanis Duck - Splash page.

Tune into our live broadcast tomorrow, highlighting the Kiwanis Incredible Duck splash. Will be giving detailed insight on how we put the ducks in the water, how we take them out, how we draw and announce the winners.

Thursday October 8, 2020, Kiwanis Indiana District Governor, Martyn Furnish, inducted the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Meri...
10/08/2020

Thursday October 8, 2020, Kiwanis Indiana District Governor, Martyn Furnish, inducted the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Meridian officers for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. (l-r) President-Steve Bayer, Treasurer-Don Abel, BOD Member-John Foster, Governor-Martyn Furnish, BOD Member-Jeff Blasdell, Secretary-Lynn Dole, 2nd Vice President-Mike Kell, BOD Member-John Asel missing First Vice President- Doug Stender

10/08/2020
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Moved the Duck Trailer from it's winter home @ HRC to Piper Real Estate to get it ready for the 'Duck Splash' on October 10, 2020, Mill Race Park, Columbus IN

Craig and Larry helping Kwacker get some ducks adopted for the 17th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash!
10/04/2020

Craig and Larry helping Kwacker get some ducks adopted for the 17th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash!

Thanks Brianne aka Kwacker for helping Golden K Kiwanis with their duck sales yesterday!

Thanks Brian Blair for a great article about the Duck Splash.  You can still adopt ducks at www.kducks.com and they will...
10/01/2020
Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash on tap at Mill Race Oct. 10

Thanks Brian Blair for a great article about the Duck Splash. You can still adopt ducks at www.kducks.com and they will be available at the Duck Splash beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10th at Mill Race Park!

Leaders of a not-so-birdbrained annual fundraiser aim for its impact to ripple toward children and youth-oriented programs.The 17th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash is set for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Mill Race Park Round Lake in downtown Columbus. Hundreds of numbered, yellow and .....

Nice job Melissa!
09/27/2020

Nice job Melissa!

09/24/2020
New Power Segment at Cummins, Inc.

Fantastic program today for our Zoom Meeting. Jim Fier, Chief Technical Officer for Cummins, Inc. spoke to our club about their future Power projects in Electric, Hybrid, Fuel Cell and other combinations. Also thanks to Kelly Tingle for her technical support of the presentation.

Since our collection for the Riley Comfort Cart can not be delivered to Riley Children's Hospital (COVID-19 Restrictions...
09/18/2020

Since our collection for the Riley Comfort Cart can not be delivered to Riley Children's Hospital (COVID-19 Restrictions) we donated the items to Turning Point where they were greatly appreciated

For our 100 Acts of Kindness for September we supplied socks and underwear to San Souci. They are then made available fo...
09/17/2020

For our 100 Acts of Kindness for September we supplied socks and underwear to San Souci. They are then made available for school children. Karen Dugan and Lynn Sanford Dole are shown presenting them to Brooke Adams of San Souci.

After 6 months of isolation from the virus, we had out first Kiwanis meeting back together.
09/17/2020

After 6 months of isolation from the virus, we had out first Kiwanis meeting back together.

Congratulations to our Key Club Treasurer, Vanessa Brookes.
08/31/2020

Congratulations to our Key Club Treasurer, Vanessa Brookes.

Congratulations to our Key Club Treasurer, Vanessa Brookes!

Getting ready to serve our home, school, and community.
08/28/2020

Getting ready to serve our home, school, and community.

First meeting today. Doing in person socially distanced with masks and Zooming for those studying from home.

08/16/2020

Sporting a couple of our Kiwanis face masks from SCI Kiwanis club. Thanks Vanessa McClary.

Here's your opportunity to adopt some ducks for the 2020 Kiwanis Duck Splash!
08/15/2020
17th Annual Kiwanis Duck Splash

Here's your opportunity to adopt some ducks for the 2020 Kiwanis Duck Splash!

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Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest
08/13/2020

Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest

Are you the NEXT Kiwanis Idol!?Help us spread the word to win prizes! Kiwanis Idol is an annual singing competition held during the Balloon Fest for all ages. The event offers two categories 17 and under and 18 and over. The winners receive beautiful trophies, appearances throughout the year, and other perks selected each year. Click the link below for ways to register for our VIRTUAL Kiwanis Idol sponsored by Wisconsin Cheese Studios. Registration is free and participants are not required to be from this area. Click on the link or copy and paste in your browser for details! https://forms.gle/GD6VY3tb8wMBNcECA

Mark your calendars!
08/13/2020

Mark your calendars!

How do you like our logo on the new Book Express Van.  We are excited to see all the books being distributed to kids in ...
08/07/2020

How do you like our logo on the new Book Express Van. We are excited to see all the books being distributed to kids in our community to help improve their reading skills. If you would like to help us improve the world, one child and one community at a time, send us a PM or contact us through our www.kducks.com website. We are always looking for a few good men and women to join our efforts.

Address

330 8th St.
Columbus, IN
47201

General information

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.

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(812) 603-6461

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We've just started a page called “Kiwanis Video Meeting Info”. This page could serve as a resource database of all Kiwanis Club’s video meetings so that others may join in and learn about your club or to share ideas. Come on and like the page and share your info. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/Kiwanis-Video-Meeting-Info-104258634621454
Christina Bailey of Thrive Alliance has asked for the following to be shared: I'm doing a canned meat collection for my clients at work. We're going to use as prizes/ incentives for attending the educational programs & activities. Meat will help stretch their food budgets & get much-needed proteins. Canned beef, chicken, turkey, tuna, beef stew or "hearty" soups like pot roast. If anyone wants to make monetary donations instead I will purchase frozen meat items since we have freezer at work. Any extras will be shared w/ the senior hot meal site clients at community center. Please share w/ any youth groups or civic groups you belong to if they would like to do as a service project. Thank you! Christina Bailey [email protected] 812-379-1109
Thank you for inviting my husband and I to speak at your meetings. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were honored to be there.
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