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1947
James R. NeelyPresident
W. E. KingVice President
F. E. SmithImmediate Past President
Cearly R. KinardSecretary
Joe D. PrideTreasurer
A.M. Tonto ColemanDirector
Ross ArcherDirector
Clyde GrantDirector
Rainey OwenDirector
Harlie WoodardDirector
Roy ScaggsDirector
D. C. MusickDirector
Howard KemperDirector
Max LanfordKiwanigram Editor
Joe C. JamesAssociate Editor
Bob PointerAssociate Editor
  • Meeting Place: Wooten Hotel
  • Charter Anniversary Program was held on Thursday evening, May 15, 1947, 8 P.M.; Iris Graham Memorial Hall, McMurry Campus.
  • The "Rough Neck" bunch had dwindled down to one table.
  • A trip through West Texas towns was organized by the club to promote the West Texas Fair in Abilene.
  • Club gave $200 to the Milk Fund and pledged $50 monthly for October,November and December. This money is collected each week in the Milk Fund Bottles at the club meeting. Usually get $15 or $20 each week.
  • Ft. Worth Club visited Abilene Club on Oct. 29, 1947. Some came by auto, and some on a DC3 to the Airport as an Inter-club in response to the Inter-club Abilene had on June 5.
  • At the end of October, 1947 the Club had 166 members.
  • The Club sponsors a Boy Scout Troop, an Explorer Post and a film used for the promotion of Camp Tonkawa.
  • Pictures were taken for a pictorial year book where every member's picture is placed in a small ring binder. This was a very successful venture that was carried on for several years until about 1957 when Mel Thurman owner of the Thurman Photography Co. sold out to Roberts Studio. Mel always took the picture of a new inductee and furnished the picture for the binder. By doing this, Mel had a market for that good picture he already taken. He was a good business man.

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