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1971
W. H. Avinger
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Robert E. Hitt....................................................President
Jerome D. Vannoy.............................................Pres-Elect
A. E. Fogle.................................................Vice-President
Raymond McDaniel, Jr..................................Vice-President
L. B. Pinkerton............................................Vice-President
Garvin V. Beauchamp....................Immediate Past-President
Burl King..........................................................Treasurer
S. E. Pass........................................................Secretary

DIRECTORS
W. H. Avinger Van Boozer Bert Chapman James A. Cassle
Brad Helbert Bob Hanna Bill Landers D. C. Musick
  • Lt. Gov. John Gallaway from Brownwood installed the new officers for the year 1970-71. This is the Golden Anniversary of this club and Bob Hitt is the president. He is a 4 year member of the club, attended two District Conventions and one International Convention. He was President only 21 days when he was bragging around about the birth of his new grandson Robert Charles Thornell. Jim Griggs, membership development chairman explained to Kiwanians the plan to present a beautiful golden anniversary key ring to each Kiwanian who sponsors a new member during the golden anniversary year.
  • The presidents of the student body at each of the 3 colleges gave a talk on their reaction to present day conditions as most students see them.
  • Chuck Moser explained that somebody each week would be called upon to introduce, by name, the six men nearest him. Every man who can do this will receive a dime. This is to get us acquainted.
  • Each Kiwanian was asked to get a marble and carry it in his pocket at all times until he recruits a new member. Then he can turn in his marble and get a golden anniversary key chain. This is Jim Grigg's idea.
  • The Marine Band Concert sponsored by the club made a net profit of $303.64 When the club sponsored this program 2 years ago the profit was $1800.
  • The season was right, the weather was perfect, the setting and appointments were suburb for the 125 persons who attended president Bob and Marilyn Hitt's open house in their beautiful home Thursday evening, December 17.
  • The board voted to invest $100 in the Evaluation and Training Center at Abilene State School.
  • The Pancake Supper will be held March 23 at the Taylor County Coliseum. Bill Landers is the General Chairman for this Golden Anniversary Year. The selling price for tickets was raised to 75c and $1.00 at the door. A total of $5438.15 in ticket sales. The profit is $4132.14.
  • Nib Shaw, Chairman of the Golden Anniversary celebration was Master of Ceremonies at the first Banquet held on Feb. 16 at the Starlite Motor Hotel. Pres. Bob Hitt introduced Lt. Gov.John C. Gallaway, who introduced District Governor Ernest Sturch, the speaker of the evening; Lindell Harris invocation; Jerome Vannoy introduce special guests; Garvin Beauchamp presented Mayor J. C. Hunter; Joe Humphrey made a presentation to Homer Scott charter member of the club for his long and faithful service; Jim Jennings presented the Kiwanian of the Year Award to Joe Smith a 40 year member. Henry McGinty prepared the golden program folder.
  • Bert Chapman has been placed in the race for Lt. Gov. for Div. 12.
  • The second Golden Anniversary Banquet was held at the Taylor County Coliseum on May 21, 1971. Nib Shaw is the Committee Chairman assisted by Henry McGinty. President Bob Hitt Presided; Jerome Vannoy gave a Club History; Ed Wishcamper introduced Senator John G. Tower, Senior Senator from Texas. A big evening for all Kiwanians and guests.
  • Our club member State Representative Grant Jones was the speaker at our meeting on June 2.
  • Five Kiwanians and their wives attended the International Convention in San Francisco. They are Hitt, and two daughters; Vannoy, Beauchamp, Pinkerton, and Smith, June 27-30. President Hitt had to buy a new car in Flagstaff, AR. Marilyn Hitt pulled in an 18 1/4 pound Chinook Salmon from a boat in the Columbia River.
  • The Gum Ball new location campaign netted 125 new places to get more money for the projects sponsored by this club according to Gum Ball Chairman Garvin Beauchamp.
  • This has been a year in which the four Kiwanis Clubs in Abilene have honed together to deal with the drug problem in the city. This is part of a program initiated by Kiwanis International, known as the Drug Alert Program.
  • A check in the amount of $350 was presented to the Girl Scout Council which will be used to build a screened in camping cabin at Camp Booth Oaks.
  • There was a net increase in membership from 151 to 177. New members inducted: 52. Jim Griggs, Membership Chairman did a good job!!!!

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