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1986
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Keith Garner
Jeff Goodin
Melvin Martin
Mike Singleton
Earl Williams
Russell Berry
Kirby Leeson
Henry McGinty
Roy Lewis
Debbie Loving
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DIRECTORS
Van Boozer John Dunn A. E. Fogle Scott Fletcher
Ron Keener Norman Naill J. C. McCurdy Walter Pfeifer
  • Lt. Gov. Richard Melton inducted the new Officers and Directors and challenged them and the membership to let the public know that Kiwanis is a service club to help under privileged kids. "Sympathy" and "Get Well" cards are being signed by the members and sent to those members who should get them by the Club Ministries Committee chaired by Connell Taylor.
  • P. E. Uniforms for those students who are unable to purchase them are being made available through a gift from the club to AISD.
  • Farm & City week was observed with Rep. Charles Stenholm as the speaker. The meeting was held at the Highland Church of Christ.
  • Mary Adams, a recipient of one of our Vocational Guidance Scholarships, was awarded the another scholarship check in the amount of $425 from the Foundation. This is the second check for her to get from the Foundation's earnings. She is earning high scholastic grades.
  • We observed Sid Pass Day as part of our Founders Day program on Feb. 5. Sid has been a member of the club for fifty years, forty seven years perfect attendance and served as Secretary for 21 years. He received congratulatory greetings from President Reagan, Governor Mark White, and was honored by the attendance of nearly two dozen former presidents. Art Swanberg, a trustee of the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation, was the guest speaker. Sid is a Lifetime Member. He came to the next Board Meeting and presented a check for $50 to pay for the plaques that were presented to him. That's our Sid!!!
  • Melvin Martin is the chairman of the Ladies Night Valentine Banquet February 12 held at Briarstone. Earl Williams was honored by being named as the Kiwanian of the Year.
  • The 40th Pancake Ticket Sales kick-off was on Feb. 26. Kiwanians who have worked in twenty-five or more suppers were inducted into the Kiwanis Club of Abilene Hall of Pancake Fame. This year it was decided that we will have a pancake luncheon and supper. Kiwanis caps are now available for all Kiwanians. Mr"T" in the person of Earl Williams made his appearance with the injunction,"Be There, Suckers." Jud Powell is the General Chairman, Dr. Paul Sorrels, and Danny Haddox, Ticket Sales Chairmen. Ed Wishcamper and Raymond McDaniel reflected on "Pancake Suppers I have Known". Ninety-two Kiwanians sold $100 or more tickets. Ron Keener top salesman who sold $1647.50. Gross income $28,242.
  • Nancy Miller, Executive Director of the Christian Homes, was the speaker at our club on March 5.
  • Governor Bill Clements spoke to the club on June 4.
  • San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros was our speaker on August 6. Roy Lewis was the pilot of the North Funeral Home Plane that brought him here in time for the meeting. His comments were all of a positive approach and the need to plan ahead.
  • Kiwanians volunteered hours at the security gate at the 4-H Horse Show and as a result saved the 4-H approximately $3000.
  • As has been the practice for several years, the club held its regular meeting in conjunction with the kick-off of the United Way.
  • The Public Relations Committee, Dale Mansfield, Chairman, gave leadership to the building of a Kiwanis Float to be in the West Texas Fair Parade. The float won the originality award in the Civic Division and was awarded a check in the amount of $100
  • Mat Casey reported that 64 Kiwanians from our club volunteered 848 hours during the nine days of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo.
  • Walter Pfeifer and President Keith Garner put together an excellent slide presentation which outlined the accomplishments of the club during the year 1985-86.
  • Earl Williams presented a Gum Ball check in the amount of $537.27 which made the total received todate $86,667.14.

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