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1977
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
N. L. (Nick) Nicholson.
Raymond McDaniel, Jr.
Douglas B. Brodie
Walter H. Ott
Jack Stuart
Kirby Leeson
S. E. Pass
J. B. Jordan, Jr
President
President Elect
Vice-President
Vice-President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Secretary & Asst. Treasurer
Immed. Past President

DIRECTORS
Mason DavidsonJohn H. Dunn Clive Pierce Joe E. Felton
Stanley Whisenhunt Jim Jennings Earl Williams Robert E. Joy
  • Lt. Gov. Raymond Jones conducted the installation of the new officers and directors of the Club on October 6. President Nicholson was head football coach at ACC (now ACU) when he joined the club 18 years ago. He now is with Amicable Ins. Co. On November 23 the Support of Churches Committee sponsored the Thanksgiving program and Bob Christian was the speaker.
  • The Texas-Oklahoma District held its Board Meeting in Abilene at the Sheraton Inn, Nov. 15 & 16. Our own Lt. Gov. Elect, Clive Pierce learned what to start doing. Lt. Gov.& Mrs. Raymond Jones hosted a reception at their home on Saturday evening. Much stress on attendance at the International Convention in Dallas next June. About 125 were in attendance. Lt. Gov. Jones took many visiting Kiwanians on a tour of the city in his 1929 Rolls Royce.
  • Meal costs were raised by the Windsor Hotel from $2.75 to $3.00 and the monthly dues were raised from $13.50 to $14.00 beginning January 1, 1977.
  • The Kiwanigram was the Bulletin Award winner in the Tex-Okla District club bulletin contest for 1976.
  • Club members purchased 60 tickets for the Prayer Breakfast at Dyess Air Force Base. They also furnished tickets for the residents of Boy's Ranch to attend.
  • The Board voted to furnish Eagle Scout Kits for those Scouts in the Chisholm Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America who earned the Eagle Scout rank this year.
  • Ladies Night Banquet scheduled for February 10 at the Abilene Civic Center Main Lobby. Raymond McDaniel, Master of Ceremonies. Musical program by Ann Davis. Legion of Honor Awards presented to Bert Chapman, James Cassel, Sam Waldrop, Garvin Beauchamp, Reed Ingalsby and Bon Neimann, Jim Griggs, Kiwanian of the Year.
  • Pancake Supper is getting set up. Bynam Miers is the General Chairman. Date is Tuesday, April 5. Tickets are $1.50. Doug Brodie is the Ticket Sales Chairman. Bob Christian said that the only way to sell pancake tickets is to get the person's attention then hold out your hand and receive the money. Clive Pierce sold $816.00 worth of tickets. President Nicholson reported a total tickets sold at $9986.50 when Dr. Joe Humphrey walked up to the president with a check for $13.50 making the gross sales at exactly $10,000. Net profit from supper is $6,379.57
  • President Nick Nicholson has written to each Kiwanian who sponsored a new member stressing the importance of keeping in touch with the new Inductee each week, remind him of the meeting, and let him know that we are really interested in him.
  • President Nick Nicholson and Raymond McDaniel, Jr. are the elected delegates to the Kiwanis International Meeting in Dallas, June 26-29. Walter Ott, Doug Brodie, J. B. Jordan, Jr, Clive Pierce, Bert Chapman, Jim Jennings and Tim Rodgers also attended.
  • Col. Keith Garner has deleted because he has been transferred to Ft. Levingworth, Kansas. He has been Asst. Prof. Military Science at Hardin Simmons University.
  • The Annual recognition day for Vocational Training Students and the presentation of five $250 scholarships was observed with Homer Taylor from the Texas State Technical Institute from Sweetwater as the speaker. Also the Valedictorians and Salutitorians of the Abilene high Schools were recognized.
  • The Greater Abilene Club is promoting a memorial fund in honor of deceased Kiwanian Lowell Perry. He was Past Lt. Gov. Division 12, and a valuable member of Greater Abilene Club. All members are urged to support this memorial fund.
  • On June 8 the club observed "Elwin Skiles Day" when Dr.Elwin Skiles was honored as he retires from Presidency of Hardin Simmons University. Jim Griggs is Chairman of the day.
  • Farm Day was observed with Joe Wilson, new County Agent, bringing the program. He was introduced by H. C. Stanley, former Agent.
  • K-NOTES, the bulletin of the Texas-Oklahoma District carried a photo and article on Jack Kitts, our blind member. It told of his accomplishments and his Pancake selling records.
  • Earl Williams presented check for $400.69 from Gum Balls. Recent campaign brought us to 1031 machines; total income to date $47,000.

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