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Pictured left to right Kiwanis President Chris Weittenhiller, Meg Kettelkamp, and Kiwanis February program chair John McClure 


Meg Kettelkamp of Taylorville, a Congressional Aide for U-S Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville, was Tuesday’sprogram speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Kettelkamp talked about career as a chemist for the Environmental Protection Agency, then for a private business in Shelbyville, and then her change in direction to becoming first a campaign organizer, then a Congressional Aide.

Kettelkamp was one of the people that organized buses to attend the county G-O-P chairmen meetings where Congressman Davis was appointed after the resignation of then-Congressman Tim Johnson. She then talked about working on the Congressman’s campaign to get him elected by just over one-thousand votes in a predominantly Democratic district.

Kettelkamp is one of 9 staff members that work for Davis. Kettelkamp works out of the Taylorville office; the Congressman also has staffed offices in the district in Champaign, Decatur, and Glen Carbon. Davis’ district stretches from Bloomington to Calhoun County to Edwardsville.

According to Kettelkamp, each Congressional Aide works on different constituent services, and she works in the areas of the Department of Defense, veterans issues, Social Security and disability issues, Medicare, the Department of Justice, the T-S-A, F-A-A, Secret Service, and Federal prison issues.

She encouraged Kiwanis members to call or e-mail Congressman Davis’ office with their concerns or views on issues, adding that Davis determines his votes in Congress on input from voters in the district.

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3 guests attended Tuesday’s Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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