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1982
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
James H. McMillon
Ron Keener
H. Bedford Furrr
Allison L. Koonce
John M. Womble
Kirby Leeson
S. E. Pass
Norman E. Naill
President
President Elect
Vice-President
Vice-President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Secretary & Asst. Treasurer
Immed. Past President

DIRECTORS
Bert Chapman Russell Berry Jim Gidley Marion Bridges
Robert E. Hitt David A. Crumley J. C. McCurdy Walter A.Pfeifer
  • There were 110 Inter-Clubs by our club members last year. The 1981-82 Kiwanis International Theme is "Serving the World."
  • Ron Keener, General Chairman of the 1982 Pancake Supper, called a meeting of a selected committee to formulate plans on Nov. 25. At this meeting it was decided to have the Pancake Supper on a Saturday in April, and to expand the serving hours from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. so to spread out the crowd and give better service.
  • Keith Garner is the Inter-Club Chairman and is pushing hard.
  • Henry McGinty, Chairman of the Senior Citizens Committee, announced that this committee will serve as a clearing house for Hearing Aids and will try to provide hearing aids for those Seniors who cannot afford to buy them. Kiwanians who have old hearing aids are encouraged to turn them in to the committee for redistribution.
  • A new club has been organized at Cross Plains with 30 members.
  • Lt. Gov. Winford Hogan, Supt. of Clyde Public Schools, was the speaker at the last meeting of 1981. His message was about West Point and the education a young person can get there. He and Mrs. Hogan have 3 sons that went there.
  • The Annual Ladies Night Valentine Banquet was held at Briarstone Manor on Feb. 9. Ron Keener was the Chairman and there were 207 Kiwanians and guests in attendance. Legion of Honor Awards were presented to Mel Coltharp, 25 years; Bedford Furr, 30 years; Bert Chapman, 45 years. Kiwanian of the Year Award was presented to Raymond McDaniel, Sr.
  • Past Lt. Gov. Marvin W. Sapaugh has allowed his name to be presented as a candidate for Governor-Elect for 1982-83.
  • Clive Pierce Day was observed on March 10 at which time District Gov. Bill Ayers and his First Lady were in attendance. Kiwanians Furr, McMillon, Coltharp, Dr. Leo Gee, Clive's Pastor; Biggs and Dr. Bill Pierce and Bessie Robertson added their bits about the honoree. It was a great day.
  • Pancake ticket sales kicked-off on Mar. 17 with Bedford Furr as the Ticket Sales Chairman. Supper date is April 17. About 125 Kiwanians reported to the Coliseum to make it all happen. Gross sales $18,713. Net income $12,114.20. Tickets sold for $2.00 Clive Pierce sold right at 1500 tickets.
  • The Board voted to spend $960 to purchase two manikins for the School's comprehensive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation program. This will allow many more students to learn CPR and save lives.
  • Kiwanis International Convention is in Minneapolis. Minn June 30- July 3. James McMillon, Ron Keener, Bill Baxter and Ben Benigno attended. Baxter and Benigno went to set up a booth at the convention center displaying materials and hand-out information on our "Senior Citizen's Day At The West Texas Fair". A proposal to admit women as Kiwanis members was defeated again.
  • The Club sponsored the recognition banquet for the RSVP volunteers.
  • Bill Landers was called to the podium and recognized as the "Unsung Hero" as selected by the club Vice-Presidents This was in recognition for the faithful service he has rendered at the reception table for the past 15 years.
  • Jack Harkins set up a Blood Drive for the Club members as part of the club meeting program on June 16. Twenty one men gave blood.
  • Senator Lloyd Benson was the Club speaker on June 30. He says our budget deficit will reach nearly $300 billion by 1985. He favors a Constitutional amendment that will require a balanced budget. He thinks such a budget will be approved by the senate this year.
  • A television set was purchased for the Abilene Girls Home for $567 for their new home at north 3rd and Grape Street.
  • Kenny Biggs was elected to be the Lt. Gov. Elect for Division 35 for the Kiwanis Year 1982-83 at the District Convention in McAllen August 12-14.
  • Our Club had a float in the West Texas Fair Parade on Sept. 11 which illustrated our service projects and the Pancake Supper.
  • Abilene Kiwanis Caps are now available for $3.00 each.
  • Through the 1981-82 year we have had 75 Inter-Clubs.
  • We closed the year with 243 members same as last year.

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