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1964
A. Sam WaldropPresident
Grady C. HughesVice President
Hugh L. SkinnerVice President
Charles F. TrubyVice President
Hart C. ShoemakerImmediate Past President
Burl KingTreasurer
Sid E. PassSecretary
Grant JonesDirector
James H. GriggsDirector
Henry H. McGintyDirector
Sid E. McKinneyDirector
D. C. MusickDirector
Charles A. MoserDirector
R. C. WheelerDirector
Homer G. McPhersonDirector
  • Lt. Gov. Lowell Perry inducted the new Board and officers.
  • A donation of $100 was donated toward the FFA and 4-H Fair. Also $1000 was donated toward the capital improvement program of the Abilene Boys Club. 52 Kiwanians attended this Board Meeting.
  • Theron Fergus, Chrm.of the Club's Public and Business Affairs arranged to have Tax Collector, Burl King, set up a Poll Tax Booth so the members could pay their Poll Tax and be ready to vote.
  • It is the custom for the Vice-Presidents to serve as Administrative Vice-President for 1/3 of the year and be responsible for getting the pledge, prayer, and song leader for each week during that time.
  • The college and high school's basketball coaches were featured on January 29 and were given about 5 minutes to outline their programs.
  • The Boy Scout Office again produced the Club Directory which was made ready for the new year.
  • Valentines Day was observed by inviting all of the members to bring their wives to meeting as guests and a special program was presented by Dr. George Steinman from McMurry College.
  • Sid McKinney is the general Pancake Supper Chairman which is scheduled for March 31. Ticket sales started with a kick-off on March 11. The slogan is for each member to sell "100 MORE in 64". A total of 10,138 tickets were sold. There were 7000 people served from 40 feet of griddles at Rose Field House. Profit $3937.90
  • A new club has been organized to be known as the East Abilene Kiwanis Club. Raymond Jones is the new club's president.
  • The Board approved a request from the Vocational Guidance Committee for $500 to be forwarded to the Chamber of Commerce for the Scholarship Fund.
  • Lt. Gov. Lowell Perry has mailed out the first issue of the "Intercom", a Division wide bulletin. Walter Pfeifer is the editor.
  • Pete Tippen, Finance Committee Chairman, recommended to the membership that the dues be increased from $8.50 per month to $9.50 per month. This is necessary because of increased costs of operating the club. This recommendation was accepted by the membership.
  • The new Abilene Kiwanis Club East received its Charter on April 15. The Kiwanis Club of Abilene with Joe Smith, Jim Jennings, Bert Chapman, Sam Hill and Tom Wagley were responsible for its organization.
  • The Board voted to: sponsor the Kiwanis Clubbers Pony League team and approved $175 for them; contribute $20 toward the expense of Division 12 Newsletter; contribute $75 to help send 3 boys to the 4-H Club Round-Up; donate $125 to the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra to purchase a chair; approve the purchase of materials to build two more griddles.
  • A Career Day was observed at Abilene High School on April 21. Some 65 small conference groups made it possible for students to learn about two career areas. Six Kiwanians participated in this as members of the Vocational Guidance Committee.
  • The program committee under the leadership of Mat Casey has begun to award certificates of appreciation to those who appear before the club and present a program.
  • Joe Smith, a 32 year veteran member of the club, former president, and a great Kiwanian was honored by the club at a "Joe Smith Day".
  • Plans for the 131 acre Nelson Park and Zoo were revealed to the club by Jimmy Tittle, local architect and planner.
  • The club donated $1000 to Boys Ranch to help build a farrow house at the Ranch.
  • Several Kiwanians donated their time on Dec. 12 in the freezing rain to take tickets at the Abilene Pecan Bowl football game.
  • The Annual Ladies Night Banquet was held in Abilene High School Cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 10. Tom Wagley was Master of Ceremonies and Lawrence W. Bash was the speaker. Two Hundred fifty three were in attendance.
  • Seventeen Kiwanians, wives and teenagers prepared 466 Goodfellow Food checks for mailing on Dec. 20.

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