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1958
George W. ErvinPresident
Billy C. EarlesVice President
Reed IngalsbeVice President
Charles LaceyVice President
Charles A. MoserImmediate Vice President
Fleming JamesTreasurer
Max LanfordSecretary
Charles P. HeardDirector
Jack FulwilerDirector
Henry H. McGintyDirector
Len JohnsonDirector
Robert H. NiemannDirector
Clyde GrantDirector
Clive PierceDirector
Claude WillisDirector
Sid E. PassKiwanigram Editor
Theron GuffeyMailing List
  • A big push is being put on to get all Kiwanians to pay Poll Tax.
  • Club members assisted with the mailing of the Easter Seals.
  • Wearing the Kiwanis Lapel button is being encouraged by the Public Relations Committee.
  • Charles McFarland, Texas-Oklahoma District Governor was the speaker at the Club's meeting on March 12, 1958. A reception for all Kiwanis ladies was held at the home of Mrs. Joe Smith for them to greet the Governor's mother who came with him. The Governor was presented a western hat.
  • Circle K is going great out at Hardin Simmons University as it is at McMurry College.
  • Bob Niemann is the over-all chairman of the Pancake supper. Charles Heard is the Co-chairman. The supper is set for April 8 in Rose Field House. Tickets are 50 cents each. Supplies used at the supper included: 640 lb. bacon, 840 lb. pancake mix, 662 tall cans Pet evaporated milk, 180 lb Margarine, 396 quarts syrup. Clive Pierce sold 641 tickets. Total ticket sales were 8,267. Certificates were given to all who sold 100 or more tickets. Five hours of entertainment were provided as well as two clowns according to Claude Willis.
  • The Club assisted with the organization of the Boys Club of Abilene in Southeast Abilene.
  • Ten members motored to San Angelo for an inter-club meeting with the downtown Club in San Angelo.
  • The Club is a sponsor of another Pony League Baseball team and presented the team with $200. It has sponsored the Kiwanis Klubbers ever since the league was organized. Homer McPherson has served as a manager for 7 years.
  • The Kiwanis International Convention was held in Chicago June 29 thru July 3. Bob Niemann and his daughter attended the convention and continued with a vacation trip through Niagara Falls, Detroit, New England, New York and Washington, D.C. Reed,his wife and three children drove and were gone about 10 days. Both reported that the convention was great inspite of the fact that a Chuck Wagon Chow was way under prepared.
  • The Gum Ball committee worked on getting additional locations for more gum ball machines. As of July 16, 1958 a total of $6,466.72 has been earned by Kiwanis sponsored machines.
  • The Annual Outing of Kiwanians and their families was held at Lytle Shores Auditorium in August. About 150 persons enjoyed the three proverbial ingredients of American leisure, namely, Food, Fellowship, and Fun. The Three Blind Mice comprised of Dr. Leonard and Jack Buford and Dr. Clinton Adams gave us several musical numbers. The arrangements were under the direction of Elmo Cure, Garvin Beauchamp, and Charles Heard.
  • Texas-Oklahoma District Convention was held in Brownsville, Texas
  • The Board of Directors voted to donate $250 toward the purchase of dining tables and chairs for the new $30,000 dinning hall at Camp Tonkawa.
  • On September 16 under the leadership of Kiwanian Henry Conklin, Inter Club Chairman a group from this club went to Coleman for an Inter-club at the home club of Lt. Gov. E. W. Scott. Max Lanford was the speaker.
  • Frank Nevans, Vocational Guidance Chairman, received a letter from the high school principal in which he expressed appreciation for the services of Paul Lindberg, Henry Conklin, and Kenneth Etheridge in counseling with high school groups regarding their professions.
  • John Fielder is working with the Abilene Rotary Club and the Abilene Lions Club on the problem of relocating, reconditioning, and installing club emblems along the highway approaching the city. Seven new signs are needed to meet the requirements caused by the changes in highways near town and to replace some that have been damaged.
  • Dr. J. C. Shipman, Chairman of the Boys and Girls Committee asked for 20 Kiwanians to assist him with hiding Easter eggs at three of the city parks.

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