From Grace Vandebur
GREENSBURG, IN – Doug McMillan, Governor of the Indiana Kiwanis District, recently
visited the Greensburg Kiwans Club and present Bill Blasdel to Col. J.L. McCulloch Award.
This is a lifetime achievement award for service to Kiwanis and community. This award is
presented in memory of Col. J.L. McCulloch, the first Governor of Indiana District Kiwanis.
Bill Blasdel joined the Greensburg Kiwanis Club in 1968 and has served as President
several times over the years. His leadership has helped the club serve the Greensurg community
and Riley Hospital. Each year, the 146 Kiwanis Clubs over the state of Indiana donate at least
$250,000 to the Riley Hospital for Children.
The Greensburg Kiwnis Club serves the Greensburg community in several ways. They
sponsor and help coordinate the Aktion Club for special needs people. The K in Aktion Club
stands for Kiwanis. The Aktion Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at DSI.
The Kiwanis Club helps sponsor a very nice Christmas paty for the Headstart kids from low
income families. They support Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa at Lake Santee, ring the bell
for the Cheer Fund, academic jackets at North Decatur, co-sponsor the Top 10 Academic Seniors
from North and South dinner, and cook pork chops for several events throughout the year.
The Greensburg Kiwanis Club’s major fundraiser is their annual Pancake and Sausage
Breakfast each year held in conjunction with the Fall Festival. This helps the club support Riley
Bill Blasdel has been instrumental in helping the Greensburg Kiwanis Club remain
successful in serving the community and Riley Hospital. He has brought in several new members
over the years, most recently hs granddaughter Grace Vanderbur, who was elected President of
the Greensburg Kiwanis Club. The Greensburg Kiwanis Club was chartered in April 1926.
Membership is open to anyone interested in serving our community and Riley Hospital.