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1969
Ed N. WishcamperPresident
Darrell KnightVice President
Jim MillermanVice President
Tom WagleyVice President
Hadden R. AndersonImmediate Past President
Burl KingTreasurer
Sid E. PassSecretary
Garnet GracyDirector
John H. FielderDirector
Robert E. .Bob. HittDirector
A. E. FogleDirector
Charles NolanDirector
Hugh L. SkinnerDirector
James H. GriggsDirector
Bynum MiersDirector
  • The proceeds from the Marine Band appearance in November was $1836,63. The check was presented to the president by Tom Wagley, Chairman of this very successful activity which was well supported by the club members.
  • Sponsored Youth committee presented $250 to the Kiwanis sponsored Sea Scout to purchase materials to build a boat, Boys & Girls Committee presented $500 to West Texas Rehabilation Center, Mack Eplen accepted a $300 check for the YMCA to go toward purchase of a bus and Ed Paynter accepted a check in the amount of $200 to purchase an opaque projector for Christ House.
  • Lt. Gov. Harvey Baker installed the new officers of the club.
  • The Membership Committee under the leadership of Chuck Moser has set up an Honor Roll to honor those Kiwanians who induct new members.
  • Effective Feb 1, 1969 the meal costs will increase to $2.00. This caused a dues increase from $9.50 to $11.00 per month
  • Jim Griggs is the Chairman of the Gum Ball new location drive. Income from gum balls has passed $20,000. Two hundred new locations were secured, making a total of 910 gathering money.
  • Thirty eight Kiwanians from Ft Worth were here for an Inter-Club.
  • Kirby Leeson was introduced as a new member on Jan. 15, 1969.
  • Cleve Cobb and Charles Nolan built a button board on which to display the member buttons and have them easily available.
  • Van Boozer was introduced as a new member by Bob Hitt on Feb. 19.
  • Jim Jennings is Pancake Supper General Chairman. Ticket sales kick off on March 5 and the supper is March 25 from 4 to 9 P.M. Uncle Vans Pancake House furnished the pancake mix all mixed and delivered. Some persons were in line as long as 30 minutes. A total of 13,086 tickets were sold with gross receipts of $6,633.05 and a net profit $4,900.47.
  • The Kiwanis owned Boy Scout building at 2342 Jackson St. has been enlarged by adding two rooms and a new roof installed at the cost of $550. Labor was donated. This was done in the spring of 1969.
  • Kiwanis Plaques were presented to 15 outstanding Vocational Students from Abilene and Cooper High Schools.
  • Club elections were held in May this year as requested by Kiwanis International as the fiscal year for all clubs has been changed to October 1 - Sept. 30. Ed Wishcamper, his board and directors have only a 9 month term of office this year.
  • About 200 attended a banquet to honor District Governor Aubry Irby. Forty five Kiwanians attended the United Fund Kick-Off and pledged to work helping the fund achieve its goal. Kiwanian Hugh Skinner is the chairman of the Service Club's Division.
  • Twenty five new members were inducted in the 9 months of the 1969 year. The year ended with 171 members.
  • The Ladies Night Banquet on October 7 was an outstanding evening at Moody Coliseum with the Governor of Texas, Preston Smith as the speaker. About 300 persons were in attendance. Jim Jennings was recognized as the Kiwanian of the Year and presented an appropriate plaque.
  • Retiring President Ed Wishcamper was presented with a gavel made from white oak. This particular piece of wood came from a piece of timber taken from the old original barn on the Wishcamper farm in Germany. This farm has been in the Wishcamper family since 1713. This block of wood was secured by Ed's son and daughter when they visited in Germany this past summer. The gavel was made by Sid Pass.

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