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1957
Charles A. MoserPresident
George BrownVice President
George W. ErvinVice President
Garvin V. BeauchampVice President
O.R. TullisImmediate Past President
Fleming JamesTreasurer
Max LanfordSecretary
Billy C. EarlesDirector
Claude WrightDirector
Jack FulwilerDirector
Reed IngalsbeDirector
Len JohnsonDirector
D. C. MusickDirector
Charles LaceyDirector
A. Sam WaldropDirector
Sid E. PassKiwanigram Editor
Theron GuffeyMailing List
  • The Club donated $100 to Girl Scout Camp Booth Oaks toward building an attractive entrance, as well as providing camperships.
  • Twenty-nine members made an Inter-Club meeting with the Brownwood Club
  • The Club membership turned down a proposal that the Club enter into a $30,000 Kiddie Park project in cooperation with the Key City and the West Abilene Clubs. The Club later purchased 10 One Hundred Dollar Bonds from the Key City Kiwanis Club as an investment in their project. Interest on these bonds are 6%
  • The Pancake supper netted the Club $3340 in 1957.
  • There is evidence that the membership is creating a real boisterous and noisy environment at the meetings and has been reprimanded in the Kiwanigram.
  • Ed Wishcamper appeared before the board asking the Club to cooperate with the Chamber of Commerce project to provide $400 per year for scholarships. The board voted to provide a $400 scholarship for one year.
  • Jim Jennings, from our Club, is serving as the Lt Gov. for Division XII this year.
  • A mid-summer Ladies Nite at Lytle Shores auditorium took the place of the traditional family picnic at Camp Tonkawa. Two hundred twenty nine attended.
  • Kids Day was a great success with 10,000 - 12,000 kids on hand to see the things of interest at Dyess Air Force Base. Fifty to seventy Kiwanians helped the Boys & Girls Committee under Charles Heard's leadership.
  • Senator Lyndon B. Johnson was the speaker at the October 23, 1957 club meeting. He was introduced by Reed Ingalsbe. Representative Omar Burleson was a guest of the club.
  • Twenty Kiwanians, plus thirteen wives attended a Rural-Urban relations dinner at Potosi.
  • Again, club members gathered to write script for food to be given out by the Goodfellows. The Kiwanis Club of Abilene was the first to contribute to the Goodfellows.
  • President Moser, Jim Jennings and Joe Smith and their families attended the International Convention in Atlantic City. President Moser says his children have never ridden on a train and have been filling and refilling their piggy banks for several months. Overall attendance was 13,465. H. Park Arnold from Glendale, California is the new president of Kiwanis International.
  • One gallon of ice cream was offered to every Kiwanian who sold one hundred or over tickets to the Pancake Supper. Fifteen Kiwanians had a gallon of ice cream complements of the Borden Co. and Sam Hill, Manager.
  • DON'T BRAG; it isn't the whistle that pulls the train.
  • A bill to pay for two tonsillectomies for children was approved by the board. The total amount was about $30.
  • Kiwanian and Wooten Hotel Manager, Q. M. Taylor, says he had the Wooten ballroom finished in black and gold in honor of President Chuck Moser and his fourth-time state championship football team!
  • On October 9 the program was "College Day at Kiwanis". Dr. Walter Adams, Abilene Christian College, talked about the economic value of the colleges in Abilene. Dr. Evan Reiff, Hardin-Simmons discussed the need for college teachers. Dr. harold Cooke, McMurry, presented the picture of increased college enrollments within the immediate future.
  • The Ladies Night Banquet was held at the Abilene High School Cafeteria on Tuesday evening, December 10. Nib Shaw was master of ceremonies. Food served by Mack Eplen. Legion of Honor awards were presented for 30 years to Homer Scott, Frank Hobbs, Henry W. Free, and E. N. Compere, and for 25 years to Paul Scott, H. A. Pender, E. E. Traweek, Wiley Caffey, and Joe Smith.

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