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 THE KIWANIS CLUB OF ABILENE
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1960
Clive PiercePresident
Mel ColthrapVice President
Charles P. HeardVice President
Ed N. WishcamperVice President
Reed IngalsbeImmediate Past President
Burl KingTreasurer
Max LanfordSecretary
Billy C. EarlesDirector
Glen BiggsDirector
Joe C. HumphreyDirector
Charles A. MoserDirector
Harold NixonDirector
Nib ShawDirector
Hart C. ShoemakerDirector
Roy ScaggsDirector
  • Lt. Gov. Richard Shipman from Sweetwater inducted the new club officers and directors on January 6, 1960. The new President is the Taylor County Superintendent of Schools. January 6, 1960: This is the week for the West Abilene Kiwanis Club's annual Chili Day at the Abilene High School Cafeteria. They made $1400.
  • Twenty five Kiwanians under the leadership of Charles Heard manned a Polio Blockade at North 1st and Graham St.
  • The board approved a donation of $500 to furnish a 4 bed dormitory at the new YWCA building.
  • The club changed its meeting place on Feb. 24 to the Coca Cola Auditorium so the Wooten Hotel could be used to serve the large number of visitors attending the A. C. C. Lectureship. The streets were covered with ice and everyone had a slipping time.
  • The Kiwanis Club Of South Abilene had its initial meeting on Tuesday, February. 23 at Thornton's Cafeteria. Bert Chapman and Joe Smith did the leg work to get this new club organized. Shella Thornton was named as the Club's first president.
  • The directors voted to provide approximately $100 for the making of a movie of scenes at Abilene State School for use in acquainting the community with this institution.
  • Sales of the Ninth Pancake Supper tickets kicked off on March 9 for the greatest show in Abilene Kiwanis history. Billy Earles and Hugh Skinner are Pancake Chairman and Co-chairman of ticket sales. Cleve Cobb is the overall Chairman. Two hundred and fifty posters were distributed throughout the city. Raymond McDaniel has been assigned the thankless job of arranging for the "Other Necessary Items" such as fans, trash trucks, barrels, etc, etc. Seven musical groups were on hand to provide entertainment during the supper. Income from ticket sales amount to $4329.50, a sale of 9327 tickets. KPS badges helped sell tickets.
  • The club spent $130 to provide plaques that were presented to the students who were winners in the West Texas Fat Stock show.
  • The meeting of the club was held in the assembly room of the new city library on May 4. This resulted in a Kiwanis sponsored campaign through out the city to buy additional books for the library. The club and its members donated $500 for new books.
  • The Wooten Hotel raised the cost for luncheon from $1.25 to $1.50. The dues were raised from $7.50 per month to $8.50.
  • Two well equipped boats were purchased for Camp Tonkawa at the cost of $195.00.
  • One hundred folding chairs were purchased for the new YMCA building.
  • A $100.00 scholarship for a student specializing in music was approved. A $400 college scholarship was approved to be made available for the Chamber of Commerce.
  • The club sponsored the school safety patrols in all the elementary schools.
  • Nib Shaw was getting Kiwanians to sign up to volunteer to work at the gates as ticket sellers and takers at the West Texas Fair.
  • The club purchased 25 beds for Boys Ranch in for $887.25. These funds came from the "milk glass" collections in the past 3 years. The Ranch can't accept operational donations because of its relation to the United Fund.
  • A new flag with 50 stars was purchased by the club for its use.
  • Script was written for the Goodfellows by a group of Kiwanians and their wives on December 18.

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