Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.
Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved.

2022 – 2023




Adopt A Spot Dan Robinson, Steve Worthington We plant flowers and landscape at the intersection of Lincoln and Vann in Evansville.
Audit Karen Mehling A yearly review of our finances.
Back to School JoAnn Laugel, Sharon Johnson We provide school essentials and dinner to underprivileged children in Evansville.
Banquet Martha Seal, Terry Davis Each fall we gather for an evening dinner to celebrate the the end of the Kiwanis year.
Baseball & Softball Awards Steven M. Theising We honor area high school baseball and softball players.
Blood Drive Marion Judy, Charley Beck
BUG Program (Bring Up Grades) Sylvia DeVault Commonly known as BUG program. The program recognizes students who raise their grades.
Celebration/Bereavement/Illness Bill Rogers, Thelma Whoberry
Circle K – UE Sylvia DeVault, JoAnn Laugel A GR sponsored collegiate service organization.
Coffee-Half-Pot-Greeter; Song Pledge & Prayer Jay Inman
Community One Jack Arney
Directory Sharon Johnson
Dream Center – BBQ Sale Terry Davis We sell smoked ribs to fund our monthly Dream Center meals.
Easter Seals Dialing & Dueling Helen Fisher We actively raise money for the annual Easter Seals Telethon.
Electronic Communication/Website Amy Fehn, Sig Labhart, Martha Seal This committee is responsible for updating our Facebook page and website.
Firefighter Breakfast Ed Ziemer We recognize our local firefighters at a morning breakfast.
Golf Awards Dan Oates We honor area high school  golf players.
Golf Outing for Riley Hospital Ed Ziemer, Skip Borre, Bill Brackett, Ken Shoup We host an annual golf scramble to raise funds for Riley Children’s Hospital.
House Committee Helen Fisher, Ezra Smith, Jennifer West, Carl Linge This committee is responsible for setting up our meeting room each week.
Interclubs Sharon Johnson This committee is responsible for reporting when members visit other Southwind clubs.
Jim Byers All Sports Award Gene VanStone
Key Club, Evansville Christian School Terry Davis, Amanda Withers Key Club is a student-led Kiwanis organization.
Key Club, Harrison High School Dwight Nestrick, Lois Patton Key Club is a student-led Kiwanis organization.
Key Club, Memorial High School Steven M. Theising Key Club is a student-led Kiwanis organization.
Kiwanian of the Year Don Johnson
Marketing/PR/End of Year Fund Request Martha Seal
Membership/Retention Debbie Kassenbrock, Steve Page, Don Apple, Sharon Johnson
New Member Orientation Don Johnson
Newsletter Mona Meyer, GRK This committee is responsible for writing the weekly Newsletter.
On-Line Auction Martha Seal
Photographer Martha Seal, Don Johnson
Poinsettia Sales Bill Elgin, Bill Rogers, Steve Worthington, Terry Davis We sell poinsettias to fund the many programs throughout the year.
Point Czar Karen Mehling
Programs Sylvia Devault
Raffle Fundraiser Don Apple, Tom Kassenbrock
Riley Walk JoAnn Laugel, Sharon Johnson, John Worthington A Southwind Division project that raises funds for Riley Children’s Hospital.
Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights Gil Bockelman Over several nights we work the admissions gate at the annual Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Loren Carter, Susan DeHaven, Terry Davis Each Christmas season, club members ring the bell to help raise funds for the Salvation Army.
Santa Auction Terry White At a weekly meeting, members bring in items to auction off to raise funds for the local Santa Clothes Club event.
Santa Breakfast JoAnn Laugel, Sharon Johnson We provide Christmas presents and breakfast to underprivileged children in Evansville.
Scholarships: Shike & Dyer Debbie Kassenbrock, Steven M. Theising
Senior Project Bob Naas, Steve Worthington, John Worthington, Bill Rogers Each Christmas season we delivery food baskets to the needy in Evansville.
Sergeant of Arms Rett Larimore
Soccer Awards Bryan Ruder We honor area high school soccer players.
Social, Dinner Night Out-Ellis-Otters Bob Zimmerman, Sonny Brucken, Martha Seal Club members gather for evening social dinners.
Special Olympics Jack Arney, Bryan Ruder, Don Johnson, Ed Ziemer We encourage the participants in the Special Olympic Area Tournament.