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Charlottesville Lions Club

Website: N/A
Phone: 795-716-9908
Stanley Wright, Board Chair:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
The Charlottesville Lions Club strives to best serve our community and empower others to do the same. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals who live in our community of Eastern Hancock County. We support local organizations that contribute to the betterment of our youth and community at large in Eastern Hancock County. We do not hesitate to provide manpower and/or share our equipment and facility as the need arises.

Exchange Club of Hancock County

Phone: 317-902-4364
Jeffry Young:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
The Prevention of Child Abuse is our national and local project. We also have Americanism programs for homeless veterans and programs that honor our first responders, military personnel, and our flag. We have freedom shrines that are replicas of all major US documents. We conduct Veteran’s Day programs and programs that honor America. We conduct community service programs that make our community a better place to live and support agencies who serve our community. We also conduct youth programs that honor youth in our community helping in their efforts to overcome adversity and become good citizens and good students.

Fortville Lions Club

Website:  N/A
Phone: 317-335-3828
Lee Guthrie, Secretary:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
Eyeglasses and eyeglass recycling, We also give a dictionary to all 3rd-grade students in the Mt. Vernon School System.  We also help with breakfast with Santa and ball day breakfast sandwiches.

Greenfield Elks

Phone: 317-462-5301
Beth Willoughby, Exulted Ruler:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course, or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Greenfield Lions Club

Phone:  Dennis Porter, Secretary 317-462-2156
Dianne Johnson, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
The Greenfield Lions Clubs sell Lions Paws during the Hancock County Fair and Riley Festival. They sell memorial flowers and Christmas trees. These project funds go back to the community by paying for eye exams and/or the purchase of glasses for people with low income. They also hold “Clothe-a-Child” in December and give scholarships and 4-H awards.

Greenfield Sertoma

Phone: N/A
Gary Locke: 

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
Greenfield Sertoma’s primary missions are to aid Hancock County residents with hearing and speech impairments and improve the quality of children’s lives and families through education, health, and well-being.  Sertoma also supports community programs, organizations conducting programs in the arts, and programs of the national Sertoma organization.

Currently supported projects include: supporting challenged individuals and hearing health, club programs, community organizations, arts, youth, and scholarships.  We also conduct Santa’s Helpers to clothe Hancock County children in need.  Our newest project is, an online community calendar to promote events in the county.  Contact David Berard for more information about sponsorship activities.

Hancock County Extension Homemakers

Margie Clark, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
Our mission is to strengthen families through:
1. Continuing education – we have 4 lessons we host at the extension conference room for the community, we are partnering with Love Inc to host some basic skills classes for the community hosted by a local church. We want to focus on basic sewing, foods, budgeting/planning, and cleaning supplies made at home.
2. Leadership Development – The homemakers club has been around for more than 100 years and we strive to support leaders through the scholarships that we sponsor and through the training we provide to leaders through education and community service.
3. Volunteer Community Support – As a group, we support Riley Hospital Cheer Guild and Ronald McDonald House. We also support the Purdue Cancer Research Fund, the NVON “Water around the World” project, the Indiana Donor Network Threads of Compassion making comfort shawls, our local homemakers in Hancock County donate to the local charities in Hancock County including the Mental Health Association, the Hope House, the Food Bank and more. We have given a refrigerator/freezer to Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House as well.

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. (Tri Kappa)

Facebook page:
Heather Contra, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:

The purpose of Tri Kappa is to promote charity, culture, and education. We raise money through a variety of projects such as selling donuts at the County Fair, nuts and butter braids.  We host a fashion show, Bingo, Bridge, and wine tasting.  Our proceeds support a wide variety of local organizations including Women Helping Women, Women’s Fund, Women’s Resource Center, Cops 4 Kids, Santa’s Helpers, ARC, FUSE, Boys, and Girls Club, Hope House, Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Cystic Fibrosis Walk-a-Thon, Greenfield Main Street, Nameless Creek Youth Camp, Talitha Koum House, Soup Kitchen and many others.  We also support several art shows, the Children’s Theater, the Children’s Choir, Chalk Fest, and Sister Cities.  Our scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors throughout the county and to adult women continuing their education.

Kiwanis Club of Greenfield

Julie Dishman, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:

Kiwanis is dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Greenfield does this by supporting many local organizations focused on children and families, including Hoosier Girls and Boys State, Boys and Girls Club, Key Club, Builders Club, and K-Kids at local schools; FUSE, Imagination Library, and Nameless Creek Youth Camp. We provide three scholarships annually to graduating seniors from county high schools. Kiwanis also supports numerous organizations that affect families and the entire community, such as Senior Services, Hancock Regional Hospital, Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen, Hancock County Food Pantry, and Mental Health Partners. We are a major contributor to Riley Hospital for Children.

Our Kiwanis club raises funds through a number of projects:

  • Making and selling candy carrots at Easter time
  • Poinsettia sales at Christmas
  • Selling popcorn and drinks during Festival on the Plaza
  • Working at concession stands at Indians games

Our membership numbers are over 120, with 40 – 80 attendees at our weekly Tuesday evening meetings. We have a very engaged, active, and interested membership.  We are always looking for new members looking for fun activities supporting great causes!

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club

Mark Johnson, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
The Mt. Vernon Optimist Club (MVOC) mission is “Friend of youth.”  We are a chartered organization from Optimist International.  Our charter club is 50 years old (2017.)  We provide year-round youth service sporting and academic programs. MOVOC hosts Spring and Fall baseball, softball and soccer, and Winter basketball. MVOC holds annual oratorical and essay contests for youth up to 17 years of age.  We have a scholarship offering for graduating MVHS seniors.  MVOC supports the Mt. Vernon School system and its youth benefactors through countless yearly donations to school-affiliated groups, clubs, and educational departments including the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation.  The Optimist Club charters Cub Scout Troup #237 in Fortville.  We sponsor a yearly event in the Town of Fortville called Ball Day.  We also sponsor Breakfast with Santa with proceeds benefiting the Fortville Police Department “Shop with a Public Servant.”

Psi Iota Xi

Phone:  317-439-7337
Stacey Stephenson, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
The Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi focuses its charitable donations in the areas of speech and hearing, and art, literature, and music. We fund an annual speech and hearing clinic for elementary school students, “adopt” a family in need at Christmastime, financially support art programs at Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, and New Palestine high schools, award a scholarship to a high school graduate annually, and much more.

Rotary Club of Greenfield

Phone: N/A
Rob Caird, President:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
The Rotary Club of Greenfield was charted July 25, 1955. Representing a cross-section of our community, our members include business and professional men and women, civic leaders, and government leaders — both active and retired. Many are involved in personal efforts of philanthropy and volunteerism in addition to their Rotary service.

The club meets weekly to enjoy fellowship and informative programs dealing with topics of local, state, national, and global importance.

The Rotary Club of Greenfield is an exceptionally active club that draws on its membership to participate in numerous local, national, and international activities. Recent club activities/projects have included:

•Pennsy Trail Beautification
•Academic Scholarships
•Gift of Life Auction
•Christmas Bell Ringers
•Apples for Teachers
•Polio Eradication
•Charitable Contributions
•Youth Interact Club
•Memorial Day Program
•International Exchange Students
•Vocational Award
•High School Speech Contest
•Adopt-a-Highway clean-up
•Fund-raising for local and international causes; and
•Club Socials

VFW Post 6904 Fortville 

Phone: 317-485-4582
Tony Buechler:

Types of organizations, projects, and/or community issues supported:
We are a nonprofit run by combat Veterans with deployment history. While our primary focus is the health and well-being of our brothers and sisters in arms, we also support many of our local programs and kids’ activities.

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