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1949
A.M. Tonto ColemanPresident
Neil DanielVice President
Jack FulwilerVice President
Clyde GrantVice President
Cearly R. KinardImmediate Past President
Fleming JamesTreasurer
Claude WrightSecretary
John H. FielderDirector
Sam HillDirector
Jim JenningsDirector
Frank HobbsDirector
N. W. McCormickDirector
Joe C. HumphreyDirector
Sid E. PassDirector
A. Sam WaldropDirector
Sid E. PassKiwanigram Editor
Nick CrainAssociate Editor
Cearly R. KinardAssociate Editor
Joe C. JamesAssociate Editor
T. B. BlainAssociate Editor
N. W. McCormickAssociate Editor
A. Sam WaldropAssociate Editor
  • The Attendance Committee had a program to put an attendance numeral on the member's badge showing his years of perfect attendance.
  • The Boy Scout building at South 15th & Jeanette Streets owned by the club was vandalized and new furniture was solicited from the club members.
  • Thirty Club members flew in a chartered plane to Austin on April 18 to have an Inter-Club with the Austin Club. Joe Humphrey, Principal Abilene High School was the speaker at the Austin Club.
  • The Club continued to sponsor a boy from Abilene High School to the American Legion Boys State which meets on the University of Texas Campus each June.
  • The Annual Kiwanis Family Picnic at Camp Tonkawa was rained out on May 17 and a hurry up program was put together for the Wednesday meeting. It was held on August 23.
  • New song books have been purchased and the Abilene Kiwanis Club became a singing club on June 1, 1949.
  • In an effort to promote perfect attendance, the Kiwanigram published a list of all of those members who had accumulated perfect attendance each month.
  • In July, 1949, a reprimand to the club membership was published. It seems that the good natured horse-play during the regular meetings is getting out of hand. Wolf whistles directed to a lady entertainer and bread throwing has been mentioned outside the club by visitors.
  • Two Board Members were in the hospital at the time of the July Board meeting, but a portion of the board meeting has continued at the hospital in their rooms so that it might continue as a make-up meeting for them. That is how important perfect attendance was then.
  • Quote from 2-1-50 Kiwanigram
    "ABOUT NIB SHAW: The Kiwanis career of Nib Shaw began in 1938 at which time he was inducted into the Abilene Club. He climbed the ladder rapidly. In 1939 he was elected a director and in 1940 he was vice-president and in 1941 he was president. Again in 1944 he was chosen as director for a two year term.
  • Nib's highest honor came in 1945 when he served as Lt.-Gov. Division XII of the Texas Oklahoma District. He has always been faithful to Kiwanis and his varying responsibilities in the organization.
  • For the past 18 years Mr. Shaw has been chairman of distribution for the Goodfellows. In 1948 he was president of the local Chamber of Commerce. For the past four years he has been finance chairman of the Chisholm Trail Area Council Boy Scouts of America, a position he still holds.
  • Like any good Dad, Nib is proud of his three children and he has a right to be. Mrs Eddie Cornelius of Abilene is the oldest child and is a homemaking major from T. S. C. W. She has done considerable work in this field in recent years since graduation. Bill is in Baylor Dental School, and Johnny, the youngest, is majoring in architecture at the University of Texas.
  • Incidentally, and if there is any time left from community duties, Nib devotes a few hours weekly to his hobby of acting as Abilene District Manager for the Texas Coca Cola Bottling Co.!

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