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Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club

Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:00 AM in the meeting room of the Viking Chili Bowl, US 30 in Val

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We were happy to hear all about Shirley Heinze Land Trust activities and opportunities for service this morning. Our gue...
01/24/2023

We were happy to hear all about Shirley Heinze Land Trust activities and opportunities for service this morning. Our guest speaker was Mari Patis, Programs Coordinator, pictured with our president, Brett Furuness.

Terrific tour of Urschel Laboratories in lieu of a meeting last Tuesday! Thanks to our guide,  Anthony Young, we learned...
01/20/2023

Terrific tour of Urschel Laboratories in lieu of a meeting last Tuesday! Thanks to our guide, Anthony Young, we learned about the history of the business, the many inventions they patented, and how important they are in the modern food processing industry.

Happy to have Stephanie Swearingen and Jessica Corral speak this morning about the Valparaiso Creative Council and their...
12/20/2022

Happy to have Stephanie Swearingen and Jessica Corral speak this morning about the Valparaiso Creative Council and their projects.

On the left, Sunrise President Brett Furuness inducted our newest member at our business meeting today! Dave Wagner (Wag...
12/07/2022

On the left, Sunrise President Brett Furuness inducted our newest member at our business meeting today! Dave Wagner (Wags), TJ teacher, is our newest member. Welcome aboard!

Adam O'Doherty from United Way spoke about the work United Way does in Northwest Indiana.
11/29/2022

Adam O'Doherty from United Way spoke about the work United Way does in Northwest Indiana.

Our speaker, Marianne Frigo, this morning told us about the great work done by Jacob's Ladder!
11/15/2022

Our speaker, Marianne Frigo, this morning told us about the great work done by Jacob's Ladder!

Allison Martin from Opportunity Enterprises spoke about the new Respite Center being constructed on their Lake Eliza pro...
11/08/2022

Allison Martin from Opportunity Enterprises spoke about the new Respite Center being constructed on their Lake Eliza property. For more information, go to oppent.org

Members from the South Shore Brass Band entertained the club on November 1! They are promoting their concert on November...
11/02/2022

Members from the South Shore Brass Band entertained the club on November 1! They are promoting their concert on November 6, which will include student musicians from North Judson, Kouts, and Morgan Twp. in a Side-by- Side performance. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are available at the door.

A very informative visit this morning from Denise Koebcke from the Caring Place. She told us about all the great work th...
10/25/2022

A very informative visit this morning from Denise Koebcke from the Caring Place. She told us about all the great work they are doing and the challenges they are facing to help victims of domestic violence in Valparaiso and the surrounding area. Shown with President Brett Furuness and the kids book we donate each week to Hilltop House.

This morning at our regular meeting, Jennifer Buck from Project Kids explained about the programs for emotional health t...
10/18/2022

This morning at our regular meeting, Jennifer Buck from Project Kids explained about the programs for emotional health that they have installed in many Porter County schools.

Inducted our newest member today,  Joe Ginzer on the left, with President Brett Furuness, and sponsor and friend who inv...
08/23/2022

Inducted our newest member today, Joe Ginzer on the left, with President Brett Furuness, and sponsor and friend who invited Joe, Deb Palko. Always happy to welcome new members!

Sunrise members toured the new Boys and Girls Club in Valparaiso. What a great facility for our youth!
08/17/2022

Sunrise members toured the new Boys and Girls Club in Valparaiso. What a great facility for our youth!

Stephanie Swearington from Porter-Starke Services spoke to us about psychosis in youth and teens and what help is availa...
08/09/2022

Stephanie Swearington from Porter-Starke Services spoke to us about psychosis in youth and teens and what help is available for them.

We are ready for First Tee golf at Valpo Country Club! Golf Outing today, tee off at noon!
08/04/2022

We are ready for First Tee golf at Valpo Country Club! Golf Outing today, tee off at noon!

Mike and Audrey Krooswyk from FIRST FRUITS talked to us what they do to help feed the hungry in Porter County.
07/26/2022

Mike and Audrey Krooswyk from FIRST FRUITS talked to us what they do to help feed the hungry in Porter County.

New installation of instruments at Butterfly Meadows Park on North Campbell St. These mushrooms sound like gongs when st...
07/19/2022

New installation of instruments at Butterfly Meadows Park on North Campbell St. These mushrooms sound like gongs when struck with the attached rubber mallets.

This morning, thirty members and guests heard Valpo School Social Workers,  Heather Hines and Debbie Sivray explain what...
07/12/2022

This morning, thirty members and guests heard Valpo School Social Workers, Heather Hines and Debbie Sivray explain what they do working with students in Valparaiso Elementary and Middle Schools. We also inducted Steve Janowiak as our newest member.

Sunrise Kiwanians worked hard to paint the sidewalk graphics and posts at Foundation Meadows Butterfly Park last week in...
07/05/2022

Sunrise Kiwanians worked hard to paint the sidewalk graphics and posts at Foundation Meadows Butterfly Park last week in preparation for installation of new instruments in the next week or so. Special thanks to Steve Cronk for coordinating with Valpo Parks and Recreation.

President Jose Padilla from Valpo University spoke at our meeting this morning, describing his vision for the future of ...
06/28/2022

President Jose Padilla from Valpo University spoke at our meeting this morning, describing his vision for the future of the University.

Nicole Harmon, Director of Humane Indiana Wildlife, spoke to our club this morning. She described the importance of educ...
06/14/2022

Nicole Harmon, Director of Humane Indiana Wildlife, spoke to our club this morning. She described the importance of education in leaving many wild animals in their mothers' care. Humane Indiana cares for all injured wild animals that are native to Indiana brought to them.

Terrific job on Chalk the Walk!
06/13/2022

Terrific job on Chalk the Walk!

Sheriff Candidate Dave Reynolds, Jr. spoke to us this morning about his plans for the County Sheriff's Department if ele...
05/24/2022

Sheriff Candidate Dave Reynolds, Jr. spoke to us this morning about his plans for the County Sheriff's Department if elected.

Winners of $1000 Grants for college expenses were presented by Valpo Sunrise Kiwanis to VHS students:  Karli Lo Duca, Na...
05/20/2022

Winners of $1000 Grants for college expenses were presented by Valpo Sunrise Kiwanis to VHS students: Karli Lo Duca, Nalani Noonan, Charlotte Corneil, and Macy Highland.

Beth Schrader, Planning Director of the City of Valparaiso,  spoke to us and showed drawings of potential plans for down...
05/17/2022

Beth Schrader, Planning Director of the City of Valparaiso, spoke to us and showed drawings of potential plans for downtown Valparaiso at our morning meeting.

This morning, we were happy to present a check for a new robot to the Robotics Team at Northview Elementary. This photo ...
05/10/2022

This morning, we were happy to present a check for a new robot to the Robotics Team at Northview Elementary. This photo shows our Sunrise President Brett Furuness with sponsors Courtney Smith and Tom McDaniel.

Great job by our "scoopers"! Ice cream social was lots of fun, met lots of parents of our K-kids and Builder's Club. Per...
04/30/2022

Great job by our "scoopers"! Ice cream social was lots of fun, met lots of parents of our K-kids and Builder's Club. Perfect weather (a little windy), but sunny and warm.

Erin Miller, Director of New Creation Men's Center, spoke about the programs they provide for homeless men in our commun...
03/29/2022

Erin Miller, Director of New Creation Men's Center, spoke about the programs they provide for homeless men in our community at our morning meeting.

Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann spoke to the club members this morning about the Special Victims Unit, and the pro...
03/22/2022

Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann spoke to the club members this morning about the Special Victims Unit, and the program of victim advocacy within the Porter County Prosecutors Office.

Mike Brickner, Candidate for Porter County Council, spoke to Sunrise Kiwanians at 7 Tuesday morning.
03/09/2022

Mike Brickner, Candidate for Porter County Council, spoke to Sunrise Kiwanians at 7 Tuesday morning.

Member Dave Keammerer listens intently as Dr. Erin Hawkins, Director of Social and Emotional Learning, talks to club mem...
02/15/2022

Member Dave Keammerer listens intently as Dr. Erin Hawkins, Director of Social and Emotional Learning, talks to club members about the Backpack Food Program in the Valpo Community School System at our meeting this morning.

Donna Golob from PATH, talked about what we can do to help teens make healthy choices!  We are happy to support this gre...
02/08/2022

Donna Golob from PATH, talked about what we can do to help teens make healthy choices! We are happy to support this great program. Visit: PositiveTeenHealth.org for more info.

US Congressman Frank Mrvan spoke this morning about his work in Washington to support local citizens through the America...
01/25/2022

US Congressman Frank Mrvan spoke this morning about his work in Washington to support local citizens through the American Rescue Plan, the Cares Act, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan. Come join us on Tuesday mornings at 7 at Viking Chili Bowl to hear interesting speakers.

Dr. James McCall, Valpo Community Schools Superintendent, spoke to us about the issues faced by VCS through the pandemic...
01/18/2022

Dr. James McCall, Valpo Community Schools Superintendent, spoke to us about the issues faced by VCS through the pandemic. He explained why VCS currently have a mask mandate, to keep kids in school in person.

A fun get together at Viking Chili Bowl for a Holiday Breakfast! Happy New Year to all from the Sunrise Kiwanis Club of ...
12/30/2021

A fun get together at Viking Chili Bowl for a Holiday Breakfast! Happy New Year to all from the Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso! (As Carol Short dresses to read to kids at Hilltop!)

Hilltop House delivered a big thank you to our club this morning
12/22/2021

Hilltop House delivered a big thank you to our club this morning

Our dedication trees in the Porter County Library Garden in downtown Valpo.
12/15/2021

Our dedication trees in the Porter County Library Garden in downtown Valpo.

Kathy Flores from Alice's House spoke to us this morning about the great work they do helping women with addiction issue...
12/14/2021

Kathy Flores from Alice's House spoke to us this morning about the great work they do helping women with addiction issues in Valparaiso and the surrounding area.

Jim Martz showed us the new shirts for TJ Middle School Builders Club at our morning meeting!
12/07/2021

Jim Martz showed us the new shirts for TJ Middle School Builders Club at our morning meeting!

Two important visitors to Kiwanis this morning! Kacie Ensign from Opportunity Enterprise talked about their new Respite ...
11/30/2021

Two important visitors to Kiwanis this morning! Kacie Ensign from Opportunity Enterprise talked about their new Respite Program. Joanie Furuness "pitched" the value of buying a Sponsor Card to support the Valparaiso Community Schools Foundation.

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We can't thank our Day of Caring volunteers enough!



St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Computer Services, Inc., Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club, American Red Cross, The Caring Place, Inc., Ella Jayms, Smith Legal Group
Great to visit with members of the Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club this morning. Thank you for your wonderful work and efforts to bring people together and support the Valparaiso community.
Fantastic day for our charity golf outing at Valpo CountryClub! Thank you to all the sponsors! Great Job everyone!
4 bypasses for our girl Stephany...so far...soo good!!!
Great news: the Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis club will meet on WebEx weekly in February and March. We will have our normal meeting cadence, with an informational meeting the first week and speakers for the subsequent weeks.
Good luck to all the participants! The First Tee Annual Golf Outing Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club
For our Tuesday Kiwanis meeting:
Let us dedicate our Pledge of Allegiance to ALL Veterans and Active Duty Military with our continued thanks.
Let us PRAY for cool and calm and consideration.
Let our song be LIFT UP YOUR CROSS.
HAPPY TUESDAY!
our PLEDGE is dedicated today to Our POLICE force as they serve and protect.
Our prayer is for the healing of our world, the cleansing of our earth and the sanctity of our homes.
Our song is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW.
Let us dedicate our PLEDGE to the Pastors, Priests, Ministers, Rabbis, and all who try to keep our Faith Life on track.
Let us PRAY for those who have no Faith.
Let us SING ABIDE WITH ME.
It's Tuesday!
dedicate our PLEDGE in memory of Mr Floyd
Our Prayer for the suffering: with Covis,with isolation, with financial hardships...with sadness,despair and hatred.
Our song...LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH
Let us dedicate our PLEDGE to America and all who serve her.
Let us PRAY for a vaccine, empathy, fortitude and each other.
Let us sing GOD BLESS AMERICA, land that I love.
For 5/19 Sunrise Kiwanians
Let us dedicate our PLEDGE to the re-opening of commerce.
Our PRAYER...Hear us, Guide us ,Protect us and keep us safe in Your Eternal Light.
and Our SONG today...L'Chaim from FIDDLER... TO LIFE!
For Tuesday 5/12
Dedicate our PLEDGE in honor of the home schoolers and their students.
Our Prayer..."We live by hope."
Helping
Other
People
Exist
and our song:
YOU"LL NEVER WALK ALONE
For this Tuesday 5/5:
Dedicate our PLEDGE to the researchers and scientists who seek cures and vaccines and great discoveries...
Our PRAYER ..."Be joyful in hope, be patient in affliction, be faithful in prayers."
Our SONG today....YESTERDAY by the Beatles when all our troubles seemed so far away.
Carry on Kiwanians!
For our Tuesday Kiwanis Meeting:
Dedicate our Pledge to all in need. (consider making a contribution to your favorite charity or PCCF for scholarship fund)
Pray..."protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope..."
Our Song...LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH (and good health)
Be safe and well Kiwanians!
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