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

Operating as usual

President Steve Bayer makes the”Looking Back” section of The Republic this morning.
06/13/2021

President Steve Bayer makes the”Looking Back” section of The Republic this morning.

President Steve Bayer makes the”Looking Back” section of The Republic this morning.

Therese Copeland spoke to our club today about the building project and the curriculum opportunities at Ivy Tech. It hel...
06/10/2021

Therese Copeland spoke to our club today about the building project and the curriculum opportunities at Ivy Tech. It helped us appreciate the fantastic educational opportunities we have right here in Columbus. Thanks Jason Belk for bringing us this program.

Therese Copeland spoke to our club today about the building project and the curriculum opportunities at Ivy Tech. It helped us appreciate the fantastic educational opportunities we have right here in Columbus. Thanks Jason Belk for bringing us this program.

Still waiting on details for Jim's funeral.
06/07/2021
Obituary for James E. Bullard at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory

Still waiting on details for Jim's funeral.

The former Police Chief and Mayor of Seymour, James E. Bullard, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Norton Hospice in Louisville, KY. A celebration of life service will be conducted at a later date. Cremation services have been entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home Crematory in Crothersville,...

05/31/2021

It’s with great sadness that I’m writing to mark the passing of fellow Kiwanian Jim Bullard. Please join President Vanessa and our club leadership in extending our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Kiwanian Elaine Cummings-Bullard.

At this time, I’m unaware of the details for a memorial.
Trena



Trena Roudebush
Secretary, 25+ Kiwanians Who Care - Indiana

Sarah Flores and Steve Dishinger from Turning Point Domestic Violence Services spoke to our club yesterday about the cha...
05/28/2021

Sarah Flores and Steve Dishinger from Turning Point Domestic Violence Services spoke to our club yesterday about the challenges that 2020 posed to their Dance Marathon fundraiser.

Sarah Flores and Steve Dishinger from Turning Point Domestic Violence Services spoke to our club yesterday about the challenges that 2020 posed to their Dance Marathon fundraiser.

2021-05-13 Meridian Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis celebrated with the finalist in our 2020-2021 Meridian Scholarship winners. ...
05/13/2021

2021-05-13 Meridian Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis celebrated with the finalist in our 2020-2021 Meridian Scholarship winners. Scholarship winners are Ben Essex - Hauser High School, Vanessa Brookes and Anna Combs - Columbus East High School. L-R: Steve Beyer, Anna Combs, Vanessa Brookes, Ben Essex, Jeff Blasdel, Jim Stafford.

2021-05-13 Meridian Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis celebrated with the finalist in our 2020-2021 Meridian Scholarship winners. Scholarship winners are Ben Essex - Hauser High School, Vanessa Brookes and Anna Combs - Columbus East High School. L-R: Steve Beyer, Anna Combs, Vanessa Brookes, Ben Essex, Jeff Blasdel, Jim Stafford.

Thanks to our faculty advisors, Michelle and Kelly, for guiding our club through this challenging year of service.
05/11/2021

Thanks to our faculty advisors, Michelle and Kelly, for guiding our club through this challenging year of service.

It was great to have Cora Carter , our Purdue Extension Educator as our guest speaker yesterday. She gave us an update o...
05/07/2021

It was great to have Cora Carter , our Purdue Extension Educator as our guest speaker yesterday. She gave us an update on the 17 year cicadas coming to the trees near you VERY SOON!!

It was great to have Cora Carter , our Purdue Extension Educator as our guest speaker yesterday. She gave us an update on the 17 year cicadas coming to the trees near you VERY SOON!!

In case you missed the AM Columbus interview with Leadership Trainer, Speaker, and author Anthony Casablanca.  Anthony w...
05/04/2021
AM Columbus Anthony Casablanca Interview

In case you missed the AM Columbus interview with Leadership Trainer, Speaker, and author Anthony Casablanca. Anthony will be discussing his book, The Dying Art of Leadership and how leaders can help grieving employees excel at work at our May 20th event at YES Cinema. https://youtu.be/EfAo40E1Gdg

Leadership consultant and trainer discusses his book, The Dying Art of Leadership about how leaders can help grieving employees excel at work.

Excellent program yesterday by Steve Mohler, professor of business at IUPUC. Interesting information about the Columbus ...
04/30/2021

Excellent program yesterday by Steve Mohler, professor of business at IUPUC. Interesting information about the Columbus and country’s economic outlook.

Excellent program yesterday by Steve Mohler, professor of business at IUPUC. Interesting information about the Columbus and country’s economic outlook.

Over 1700 pounds of pop tabs collected for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.  Yes that’s 1,861,016 pop tabs (bu...
04/29/2021

Over 1700 pounds of pop tabs collected for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. Yes that’s 1,861,016 pop tabs (but who’s counting). Total $$ raised = $984.48. Thanks Jim Stafford, John Asel, Mike Kell, and Ken Kaiser for helping us get them from the East and North Key clubs and over to Kroots for recycling.

Congratulations and good luck to Blake and Hayden, sons of Meridian member, Bob Lewis.
04/27/2021
Face-Off / Lewis brothers seek national hockey championship

Congratulations and good luck to Blake and Hayden, sons of Meridian member, Bob Lewis.

Hockey has been in the blood for brothers Blake and Hayden Lewis from a really young age, and all of the time playing together, the hard work and hours they’ve put in for so many years has paid off in a huge way. Blake and Hayden, a senior and a junior at Culver Academies, are

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post
04/24/2021

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post

04/24/2021
Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post
04/24/2021

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post

04/23/2021

Rev. Johnnie Edwards, President of the local chapter of the NAACP spoke at our hybrid meeting today. We are looking forward to working together with them on serving the children of our community.

2021-04-22 Johnnie Edwards, President of the local chapter of the NAACP presented the program on how Meridian Kiwanis co...
04/22/2021

2021-04-22 Johnnie Edwards, President of the local chapter of the NAACP presented the program on how Meridian Kiwanis could work with the local NAACP towards our common goals.

2021-04-22 Johnnie Edwards, President of the local chapter of the NAACP presented the program on how Meridian Kiwanis could work with the local NAACP towards our common goals.

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post
04/21/2021

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post

Great to have Brad Boyd from Kiwanis International join us via Zoom today.  He shared impactful service ideas and stress...
04/15/2021

Great to have Brad Boyd from Kiwanis International join us via Zoom today. He shared impactful service ideas and stressed the importance of having more hands join our clubs to serve the children. #KidsNeedKiwanis

Great to have Brad Boyd from Kiwanis International join us via Zoom today. He shared impactful service ideas and stressed the importance of having more hands join our clubs to serve the children. #KidsNeedKiwanis

Excited to add 5 new members to our club yesterday.  Left to right; Jeff Blasdel behind new member Jason Belk, Dick Boyc...
04/08/2021

Excited to add 5 new members to our club yesterday. Left to right; Jeff Blasdel behind new member Jason Belk, Dick Boyce, new member Herb Coffey behind new member Sandy Allman, new member Jim Pridgen and President Steve Bayer. Not pictured, new member Wayne Baker. The more hands we have, the more kids we can help. #KidsNeedKiwanis If you would like to know more about our club and our service click on this link: http://kducks.com/join-kiwanis/

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post
04/03/2021

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post

04/01/2021

Great to get back together for our Hybrid meeting (in person and on Zoom). Suzi Bruin from BCSC Foundation was our guest speaker.

Check out this link to see some great local entertainment on 4/3/21 and help CNHS Key Club raise money for the Leukemia ...
03/30/2021
LLS | CNHS Key Club

Check out this link to see some great local entertainment on 4/3/21 and help CNHS Key Club raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
https://cnhskeyclub.wixsite.com/cnhskeyclubwebsite/lls

Columbus North High School Key Club is a volunteering club with a mission to spread kindness throughout our community. We are hosting a fundraising livestream for Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fight blood cancer on April 3, 2021 at 3:00pm via YouTube. This concert will have performances from Co...

Bob Schafstall, Membership chair for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce discussed potential synergies with our club f...
03/25/2021
Kiwanis Zoom Meeting March 25, 2021

Bob Schafstall, Membership chair for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce discussed potential synergies with our club for recruiting members and building a better community.
https://youtu.be/Yjcq7Sa9SKc

Bob Schafstall, Membership chair for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce discusses potential synergies with our club for recruiting members and building a ...

Great turnout for the Aktion Club's Easter Egg and Food Hunt
03/25/2021

Great turnout for the Aktion Club's Easter Egg and Food Hunt

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post
03/25/2021

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post

03/18/2021
Kiwanis Zoom Meeting 2021 March 18

We were fortunate to have Grace Kestler, Executive Director of the Arc of Bartholomew County, as our guest speaker. She also helps with the Self Advocates and our Aktion Club. You can help support their efforts by buying one or more of their Coupon Books at www.thearcbc.org and donating to their canned food drive Mon.-Fri. from 8-4 at their office at 2060 Doctors Park Dr.

Pies baked by Mike Kell for Pi Day for Transitional Living dinner.
03/16/2021

Pies baked by Mike Kell for Pi Day for Transitional Living dinner.

Pies baked by Mike Kell for Pi Day for Transitional Living dinner.

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post
03/14/2021

Photos from Meridian Kiwanis club of Columbus, Indiana's post

03/12/2021
March 7, 2021 Kiwanis Zoom Meeting

What a great program by Kelly Daugherty, Executive Director for Love Chapel. They do an amazing job of helping the people in need in our community.

Great program today during our Zoom Meeting.  Heather Pope and Randy Royer explained the details and costs involved in t...
03/04/2021
February 4, 2021 Zoom Meeting

Great program today during our Zoom Meeting. Heather Pope and Randy Royer explained the details and costs involved in the proposed Riverfront Project.

Heather Pope and Randy Royer discuss the proposed Riverfront Project.

Tuesday 1/26/2021 members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club  (Jeff Blasdel, Mike Kell, Rick Siefert, Steve Beyer and John Ase...
01/27/2021

Tuesday 1/26/2021 members of the Meridian Kiwanis Club (Jeff Blasdel, Mike Kell, Rick Siefert, Steve Beyer and John Asel) prepared and Chili Dinner for the less fortunate in Columbus. Got to admit, it was one of our finest efforts.

Address

700 Washington 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

12pm - 1pm

Telephone

(812) 603-6461

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We sponsor Key Clubs at 2 area high schools to help high school students develop a passion for service and leadership. We help area youth organizations raise money for their needs through our Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash. We also raise funds through our Annual Coolest Pet Contest. Funds are used for our many projects which primarily focus on helping children, such as our Race for Safety, support for Book Buddies and Book Express, Riley Children's Hospital, CRH Infant Mortality Prevention Action Team, Love Chapel, Turning Point, and Salvation Army.

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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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Thanks to all who helped at Celebrate the Arts on Saturday at BCSC Administration! You were great helpers!