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1973
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
A. E. Fogle.......................................................President
Mason Davidson.........................................Vice-President
John Karr..................................................Vice-President
Burl King...................................................Vice-President
Van Boozer...............................................President Elect
Jerome Vannoy...............................Immed. Past-President
S. E. Pass................................Secretary- Asst. Treasurer

DIRECTORS
Elmo CureMaurice Hufstedler Jimmy Jividen Sid Wetsel
Bob Bailey J. B. Jordan, Jr.Darrel Knight Nick Nicholson
  • The new Club officers and directors were installed by Lt. Gov. Bert Chapman. Russell Berry was inducted as a new member on October 11, 1972. He became club President in 1985.
  • Senator-Elect and former State Representitive, Grant Jones was the speaker on October 8, 1972. He encouraged the passing of Amendment No. 1 which would raise the salaries of the legislators from $4800 $8400 per year. He also brought the club up to date on Austin.
  • New college faculty members were special guests of the club and heard Dr Allen Cordts, new Dean at McMurry talk about the importance of private colleges.
  • Bob Hitt has arranged for a picture of the Kiwanian who pledged to bring in a new member and mount it on a board where it stays until he has introduced his new member. New member contracts were signed by 60 Kiwanians.
  • A new Evening Kiwanis Club is being organized to be known as the Kiwanis Club of the Big Country. It started meeting at the Bank of Commerce on South 14th St. Nine from or club attended Charter night on Jan. 22, 1973.
  • A Boys Ranch boy was awarded $420 to pay tuition to attend barber school by the Board of Directors.
  • A memorial fund to honor deceased past president Haddon Anderson has been established for the purpose of assisting with the covering of the swimming pool at Abilene State School. This fund grew to $3,234 of which $1617 came from individual contributions and $1617 from Pancake supper matching funds and was given to the Volunteer Council of the State School.
  • A Circle K Charter Application was sent to International for a Chapter at A.C.C. Richard Dillard is Circle K Chairman. Circle K may now admit girls into the organization and some at A.C.C are wanting in.
  • Division 12 Ladies night was a great success. Nib Shaw was presented the Kiwanian of the Year Award and past president Jerome Vannoy was presented a watch. Roy Coffman was in charge of our club's attendance. Rex Kyker presented a check for $50,000 to Abilene State School Superintendant, L. W. Cain for the Swimming Pool Cover Project.
  • Pancake Supper Ticket sales Kick-off was March 14 with the theme to sell 7226 tickts as that was the amount that was spent in 1972 for the club's boys and girls projects. Raymond McDaniel, Jr is the Asst. General Chairman. Tickets are selling for $1.00. Nick Nicholson is general Chairman and reported that the net profit from the supper was $5,637.93. Two additional griddles were purchased for $787.70
  • A campaign to improve the attendance at club meetings was initiated and each Kiwanian put his name in the box and then at the end of several weeks names would be drawn and prizes awarded. The more slips in the box, the better chance to win a prize. Fifteen or twenty prizes were awarded.
  • The Board of Directors appropriated $1945.10 to furnish a new room at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, also $295 to Camp Tonkawa for a new canoe.
  • At the International Convention in Montreal propositions voted down were (1) no women members in Kiwanis; (2) no change in the present Kiwanis year (Oct 1-Sept. 30); (3) no increase in International dues and (4) no acceptance of lotteries for Kiwanis Clubs.
  • A campaign under the leadership of Chuck Moser is out to get additional gum ball locations. Over 1000 prospective sponsors letters were mailed. One hundred thirty new locations were secured.
  • Bob Hitt, President of the West Texas Fair, praised Nib Shaw for his excellent work in organizing the ticket sellers and takers at the fair and gave Roy Coffman credit for arranging the excellent entertainment for each evening on a huge 60 X 100 foot outdoor stage.
  • Eight Kiwanians from the Abilene Club drove to Anson early Friday morning, Sept. 14, to attend the breakfast organizational meeting of the new Anson Kiwanis Club.
  • Governor Dolph Briscoe spoke at the United Fund Kick-off where 108 kiwanians and 25 guests were in attendance.
  • Membership Sept.30: 194 gain of 20. Spent $11,706 on club services.

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