(1-24-22) Writing a check, opening a savings account and balancing a budget are life skills not everyone learns growing up. That’s where Brad Harsha can help. As a former educator and Financial Wellness Specialist at First Financial Bank, he’s well qualified to help people learn or improve their financial skills. In his presentation to the Celina Kiwanis, Harsha outlined the services he provides to both individuals and businesses as part of the community outreach that earned First Financial Bank an award for being invested at the local level more than just financially. Harsha runs workshops for community groups covering topics such as banking basics, buying a car or house, preparing for a financial emergency and planning for retirement. He also works with individuals who need to improve their skills. In addition to giving workshops on personal finance topics, Harsha works with small businesses. These workshops include what banking services and products are available, how to prepare important financial documents, and how to plan for financial emergencies. To discuss these topics or schedule a workshop, contact Brad Harsha at 419 399-1817 or at brad.harsha@bankatfirst.com .

During the business portion of the meeting, the members discussed two upcoming fundraisers, a 50/50 Super Bowl drawing and canvassing businesses for the club’s scholarship fund.

President Dale Hart and President-elect Linda Goodwin will attend the Kiwanis Mid-Year Education Day in March.

Yvette Fuelling described the Tik Tok bobby pin trade project.

Finally, the members discussed the Ohio District’s Mid-Year Education Day service project. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Celina, like them on Facebook or find them at k16309.site.kiwanis.org.