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1988
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Melvin Martin
Jud Powell
John Dunn
Roy Lewis
Mike Singleton
Jeff Goodin
Kirby Leeson
Henry McGinty
Roy Lewis
Debbie Loving
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DIRECTORS
Ron Keener Russell Berry Norman Naill Van Boozer
Keith Garner James McMillon Earl Williams Danny Haddox
  • Police Lt. Melvin Martin became the club president on Oct. 1, 1987. Carl Brown from the Clyde Club is the Lt. Governor for Division 35. Arthur D. Swanberg, trustee for Kiwanis International, spoke to our club on the Major Emphasis Program of Kiwanis International "Our Quest: Their Best."
  • The club launched the Goodfellow project with a check for $550.
  • Roy Lewis presented from the members of the club $728 to the hostesses of Briarstone Manor.
  • Dale Hill, Chairman of the Membership Development Committee announced a membership drive January 6. Goal is to induct 60 new members by Feb. 28.
  • Sid Pass has been hospitalized for surgery on his knee. He is doing well.
  • The Annual Valentine's Banquet was held on Feb. 11 at Briarstone. Mike Singleton is the coordinator. Earl Williams shared "Reflections on Sweethearts". Ron Keener presented the 1987-88 Kiwanian of the Year Award to J. C. McCurdy.
  • The membership of the club voted to change the by-laws of the club on February 24, 1988 to reflect these changes: 1. Increase the number of directors from 8 to 12. 2. Increase the number of Vice Presidents from 3 to 4. 3. All references to gender be substituted with the word person.
  • Jud Powell, chairman of the Pancake Supper for the third consecutive year lists these Kiwanians as members of his executive committee: John Dunn, floor manager, Buddy Coke, asst. floor manager; Gayland Seaton, procurement; Wes Speights and Jerry Spivey ticket sales co-chairmen; Nancy Miller, day care and nursing home coordinator, Phil Gage, placement sales; Ron Keener and Bill Stevens, public relations. The lunch-supper is scheduled for April 12. Ticket sales kick off was held March 2. The goal is to have a gross income of $31,001. Actual gross income $35,355.25. Ron Keener sold tickets valued at $2122.50. 8050 people were served. 121 Kiwanians sold tickets. Net income $26,082.24 compared to $21,957.48 last year.
  • Roy Lewis arranged the Founder's Day program on March 16.
  • Jim Griggs, chairman of the support for spiritual aims committee reported on the Prayer Breakfast at Briarstone on May 12.
  • Mike Singleton, chrm.and the finance committee recommended that the dues be raised from $22.00 to $24.00 per month. The membership approved this dues increase effective June 1,1988.
  • Billy Jones, Chairman of the Vocational Guidance Committee, recognized the outstanding vocational students and the Valedictorians and Salutitorians of the high schools in Abilene.
  • A check for $1250 was presented to Good Will Industries.
  • Jim Sayre reports that club members are delivering meals on 3 Meals on Wheels routes every Thursday and Friday.
  • Walter Pfeifer presented the club's check for $1200 to Bailey Choate to be used by the newly organized program known as "Disability Resources."
  • The club had 317 members in May 1988.
  • Abilene's Kiwanigram was named the best club bulletin in the large club category at the District convention in Lubbock. Ron Keener is the Editor of the Kiwanigram.
  • Abilene Kiwanis Club was recognized as the # 1 club in total new members inducted at the District convention. Dale Hill is the Membership Chairman.
  • The Foundation closes out the year with $25,625.93 in its endowment account which is not to be spent but to earn income to help people.
  • Buddy Coke, Inter Club Chairman reported that Abilene Kiwanis Club had particapated in 150 inter clubs during 1987-88.

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