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1950
Neil DanielPresident
Sam HillVice President
Jim BinionVice President
N. W. McCormickVice President
A.M. Tonto ColemanImmediate Past President
Fleming JamesTreasurer
Claude WrightSecretary
John H. FulwilerDirector
Ben GrayDirector
Jim JenningsDirector
J. B. Jordan Jr.Director
D. C. MusickDirector
Paul LindbergDirector
Sid E. PassDirector
Frank W. NevinsKiwanigram Editor
Sid E. PassAssociate Editor
Paul LindbergAssociate Editor
Jack O'DellAssociate Editor
Tom McGeheeAssociate Editor
Garnet GracyAssociate Editor
Joe C. JamesAssociate Editor
  • Kiwanians worked at the Wishing Well to raise money for the March of Dimes. This was a very important program as a cure for polio had not been developed. This was done on January 24, 1950.
  • The Board approved a budget for the year in the amount of $11,900.
  • Considerable help in the form of leadership, financing, transportation and involvement with the Boy Scout Troop and the Explorer Post that the club sponsors is evident throughout the year.
  • The club sponsored an indoor benefit circus in March. The club will get 40% of advanced ticket sales. About $100 was profit was realized, and it was turned over to the Explorer Scout Unit.
  • Kiwanians lend strong support to Annual Abilene Fat Stock Show.
  • The club sponsored a School Safety Patrol picnic for 150 boys at Camp Tonkawa. Club members furnished transportation, ice cream and life guard service.
  • On May 24, twenty four Kiwanians boarded a plane and made a flying goodwill trip to Oklahoma City, Capitol Hill Club.
  • On July 8, the Board of Directors voted to give the milk bottle collection to Boys Ranch.
  • The Boy Scout Hut located at So. 15th & Jeanette was sold to the highest bidder for $325 and the Scout Troop has a new meeting place in Gold Star Dorm on McMurry Campus.
  • The Wooten Hotel raised the luncheon costs from $1.00 to $1.25 beginning September 1, 1950.
  • The club purchased fifteen football uniforms for Locust School. Cost, $150.00.
  • The Community Chest goal is $79,558.00 and benefits seven agencies.
  • A service club sign featuring Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary has been erected.
  • Thirty Kiwanians made their annual Christmas deliveries for the Goodfellows, Saturday morning, December 23.
  • Dr. Grady Jolly was introduced as a new member on Dec. 20.
  • A large number of boys from the Kiwanis sponsored Explorer Post are eager to earn money to pay their expenses to the National Jamboree. Each boy who attends this encampment must have in the neighborhood of $175 to $200 for the trip. Kiwanians are asked to provide opportunities for these boys to earn their Jamboree money.
  • Several Kiwanians have been assigned to a committee for the purpose of representing the Kiwanis Club in a movement for the study of the problem of setting up a local vocational school of nursing. Bernie Blain heads the committee and Sam Hill, Ben Gray, and Jim Jennings serves with him.
  • Sixteen Kiwanians, four hoe-down entertainers, and a bus driver left the Mack Eplen's Stand and made an Inter Club trip to Coleman on Tuesday June 20. They went immediately to the Coleman Hotel for a fine family style meal. Tom Wagley took over the reins after N. W. McCormick introduced the Abilene delegation and the program members. Several selections were played by Jeff Miller, fiddler, Melvin Maze, Bill Donaldson, and Calvin King, all guitarists. The main program was a sound film entitled "Triple Goodness" which featured modern methods of producing, handling, and distributing milk, THE MOST COMPLETE SINGLE FOOD AVAILABLE. Those attending were Neil Daniel, Elmo Cure, Jim Neely, Fleming James, Jim Binion, Harlie Woodard, Henry Free, Russ Glasser, J. E. Greely, Sid pass, V. W. Kelley, Ernest Yates, W. C. Barnes, N. W. McCormick and Tom Wagley.
  • The directors authorized Chief D. C. Musick to purchase a Fire Prevention trailer to be run in local theaters during Fire Prevention Week.
  • It is the policy of the club to have the three Vice Presidents to serve as leaders of the different activities. A Vice-President works with the Club Administration, Youth Service activities, and Citizenship projects, and they change quarterly.

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