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R. C. WheelerPresident
Hadden R. AndersonVice President
Jim MillermanVice President
Lamar H. Moore JrVice President
James H. GriggsImmediate Past President
Burl KingTreasurer
Sid E. PassSecredary
  • Lt. Gov. Neil Daniel conducted the installation ceremony of the new club officers at the regular meeting on Jan. 4. Rex Kyker, District Governor for Texas-Oklahoma District opened a District Office in Abilene to serve more than 15,000 Kiwanians in 334 Clubs. Bert Chapman is the District Secretary and Mrs. Maurine Barbour is the Assistant Secretary.
  • Joe Reed, manager of the Windsor Hotel, gave notice that the meal costs will go from $1.50 to $1.75 on February 1st. This will cost the club an additional $2000 to come from the administrative account. Where will the money come from?
  • The board voted to set aside $1500 for International Convention expense money. This convention will be in Houston in June.
  • Sam Hill, Chairman of the Agriculture & Conservation Committee, has arranged for the club to present $50 to Wylie High School and $75 to Abilene and Cooper High Schools to assist with staging their local livestock shows.
  • Pancake Ticket sales campaign kicked off on March 8. This year it will be ham instead of bacon at the Pancake Supper. Last year Lamar Moore sold a ticket at the airport to a soldier on his way to Vietnam, and one to a friend while attending to business in Kansas City. BIG IDEA is to sell the CAUSE or REASON; not a ticket. There were 11 Kiwanians who became members of the "200 Club" having sold more than 200 tickets. Lamar Moore sold 2500 tickets, George Stowe 617, Clive Pierce, 560. Total sales were 13,188. Gross income $6801. Net profit at $5350.
  • The NIB SHAW DAY was magnificent, moving, momentus. Ed Wishcamper was Master of ceremonies. This celebration climaxed his retirement from the Texas Coca-Cola Bottling Co. as of January 31. Mayor Ralph Hooks read and presented the Mayor's Proclamation of Nib Shaw Day. Alex Bickley, close friend of Nib was the speaker.
  • The Club donated $100 to help Jerry Franks, a victim of cerebral paralysis, set up a small business in the Mims Building Lobby.
  • Upwards of 200 Kiwanians and wives were in attendance on April 18 at the Windsor Hotel for the Division Banquet where District Governor Rex Kyker was principal speaker.
  • Homer Garrison, Director of the Texas Department Public Safety. His message was an appeal to the public to support law and law enforcement officers.
  • The Club recognized the 2 top graduating students in each of the six high schools in Abilene. These top students were the guests of he club and each received an engraved plaque. Parents of these students were the guests of First National Bank.
  • The Albany Fandangle group presented a sampler of the upcoming Albany Fandangle.
  • Seventeen Kiwanians and their wives went to Houston to attend the 52nd annual convention of Kiwanis International in Houston. The club allowed $21 registration fee and $50 toward expenses.
  • Hal Woodward, of Coleman, and member of the Highway Commission, was the speaker on June 13.
  • Congressman Omar Burleson helped the club celebrate the 4th of July with a fine address on the need to express our appreciation of our great country.
  • Again, the club dismissed their weekly meeting at the Windsor so the members could meet with and support the Abilene United Fund.
  • The Board of Directors voted to send $500 to the victims of the hurricane Beulah.
  • A donation of a $133 dishwasher was made to the new Christ House Nursery at 701 Mesquite.
  • The sum of $500 was sent to Boys Ranch to go toward the purchase of a new tractor. At the same time a check for $100 was sent to the Volunteer Council at Abilene State School to help with their annual Christmas Party.
  • The 47th Annual Ladies Night Banquet was held Nov. 16 at Cooper High School. Tonto Coleman was the speaker. Bert Chapman was the recipient of the Kiwanian of the Year Award.
  • The Inter-Club committee under leadership of David Adams met the goal of 100 Inter-Clubs.
  • $1000 was presented to Abilene Girls Home by the club on Dec. 14.
  • Fifty new members were inducted in 1967.

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