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1972

C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Jerome D. Vannoy...........................................President
A. E. Fogle.............................................President-Elect
Van Boozer.............................................Vice-President
Bob Hanna..............................................Vice-President
Brad Helbert............................................Vice-President
Robert E. Hitt............................Immediate Past President
Burl King........................................................Treasurer
S. E. Pass.....................................................Secretary

DIRECTORS
James A. Cassle, Jr.Elmo Cure Mason Davidson D. C. Misick
Maurice Hufstedler John KarrLee H. Pinkerton Jimmy Jividen

  • New officers for 1971-72 were installed by Lt. Gov. Bill Haley of Sweetwater on October 6, 1971. The Gum Ball Project has earned the club over $25,000 in its 18 years of operation.
  • President Vannoy says,"Lets have 200 members at the end of this Kiwanis year." Statistics show that there must be two inductions to realize a net gain of one member.
  • Seven couples attended the Kiwanis Education program held at Mack's Cafeteria on November 11.
  • Raymond Thomason, Sr. here for many years, has donated to the club a nice lot across from the Boy Scout building at 2334 Jackson Street on November 17, 1971.
  • The program on Dec. 1 was to gain insight on what the young first time voters are thinking as to their privileges, opportunities and responsibilities regarding the 18 year olds who will be allowed to vote for the first time. Speaking were Mike Hughes, Cooper High, Johnny Collins, Abilene High, Rodney Dunn, A.C.C., Gus Taylor, McMurry, Nat Haas, H.S.U. They all believed that the 18 year old voter would attempt to vote conscientiously on questions and candidates involved in elections.
  • The Support of Churches Committee arranged for a Christmas Season Project on December 16th. for local nursing homes. The first part is for a musical program at all of the homes by groups from local schools. The second involves Kiwanians taking ambulatory residents on a tour of the city to see the homes that are lighted for the season. About 25 Kiwanians with cars picked up 70 nursing home residents and took them through out the city.
  • This year a Christmas Banquet was held A.C.C. Campus Center. Because of the late arrival of the speaker, Pres. Vannoy arranged for V.P, Brad Helbert to proceed with the meeting. Reed Ingalsby was the M.C. Legion of Honor Awards were presented to Bert Chapman 5 years, James Cassle and Neil Daniel 25 years. Nib Shaw was recognized as Kiwanian of the year. Bob Hitt, Immediate Past President was given a pair of suitcases. The speaker was Wayne Philpott who made a very humorous presentation. One hundred and eighty seven were in attendance.
  • Jimmy Jividen, General Chairman of the 1972 Pancake Supper, presented each person at the Board meeting with a 2 page Prospectus which outlined his organizational plans. Ticket sales chairman is Raymond McDaniel, Jr. Nick Nickolson will see that the kitchen will produce pancakes and clean up; C. W. Stephenson produced an excellent publicity campaign. Date is March 21 at Taylor Coliseum. Tickets sell for 75c. K.P.S. buttons are all over town. Entertainment was provided by choirs from four elementary schools; College Heights, Jackson, Bowie, and Johnston. Junior High Schools Jefferson, Mann, and Franklin brought their Madrigal Singers. J.B. Jordan,Jr played the organ through the evening. Pancake Batter was donated by the Pancake House. 9,073 tickets sold. Gross income $7147.77. Net profit $5243.00.
  • Jim Jennings reported that 3,820 miles were traveled by our club members in three Inter club trips out of town during January.
  • New Member Proposal Cards were placed at each Kiwanian's plate to encourage the proposal of new prospective members. Kiwanians who introduce a new member is presented a Kiwanis Letter opener.
  • Garvin Beauchamp is working on New Club Building in Ballinger.
  • Rex Kyker has started promoting the District Convention which will be held in Abilene August 17-19. Kiwanis Red coats are for sale for $25. Twenty club members wore their coats to the meeting on the 6th. Seven hundred copies of the Kiwanigram were distributed to each place at the Friday luncheon. The Abilene Reporter news gave the convention excellent press. The convention was a huge success and about 1600 Kiwanians and guests left Abilene saying "This was the best ever."
  • Kirby Leeson is elected to be club Treasurer for 1972-73.
  • The club has sponsored Omar Cardona, a college student in Belize Honduras, Central America during the past two years by sending him $25.00 per month to help with his college expenses.
  • Another lot across from the Boy Scout building on 2340 South Jackson St. has been secured for the Boy Scouts use.

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