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1994
C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Nancy Miller
Grady Jolly
Dennis Laster
Hillary Moore
Clarence Presswood
Doug Williamson
Roy Lewis
Kirby Leeson
Ken Poyner
Henry McGinty
Carolyn Fudge
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DIRECTORS
John Clark Bill Chaney Keith Garner Bob Christian
Martin Kemper Jack Estes James Myers Jim Jennings
Walter Pfeifer Guinn Smith Gaylon Seaton Tommy Williams
  • The new officers and directors were inducted on Oct. 6 by Lt. Gov. Barry Rushing. Nancy Miller became the first lady president of the Kiwanis Club of Abilene.
  • Carolyn Fudge won the drawing for a free trip to Vegas, Dallas or the Hill Country. She inducted one new member.
  • Kiwanians donated 1,236 hours of work at the West Texas Fair.
  • Russell Berry and Nancy Miller Co-Chairpersons started working on the T-O District Convention early in this year.
  • The membership voted to raise the dues on Dec. 1 to $30 per month.
  • Roy Lewis, Foundation President announced that an anonymous member has offered to match dollar for dollar all donations to the Foundation between Dec. 1 and June 1, 1994 up to $5000.00. We were able to raise the challenge and got the $10,000 in the Foundation.
  • The Community Service Committee chaired by Zelma Wade reported 17 hrs work for Hospice of Abilene, 80 hrs Habitat for Humanity, and 80 lbs of food for the Food Bank.
  • It was Henry McGinty Day on January 19, 1994 when he was honored for his service to Kiwanis, Boy Scouting, State School, and the community of Abilene. He was presented with a 45 year Legion of Honor pin, a certificate and a book of Kiwanis Memories.
  • The 73rd Annual Kiwanis Sweetheart Banquet was held on Feb. 11 at the Abilene Kiwanis Club. Dr. Rosanna Herndon presented story-telling entertainment. Garnet Gracy was honored by being named as the Kiwanian of the Year.
  • Grady Jolly, Tommy Williams and Cindy Burleson along with their team captains got us into a sporting mood at the kick-off of our annual Pancake Day ticket sales. Tickets are $3.50 this year. Cindy reports gross receipts of $35,131.00.
  • Thanks were extended to Doug Williamson Co-editor of the Kiwanigram and the Reporter News who has been printing it for the past 2 years. Carolyn will continue to be the Editor and Minute Man Press will begin April 20 to print it. Kiwanian Leif Merck owns and operates Minute Man Press.
  • On July 27 the club met with the Chamber of Commerce in a dedication program tho honor Sam Waldrop, former Kiwanian, and former Chairman of the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. The Sam Waldrop Interchange at U.S. 83/84 and Loop 322 was dedicated at 10:30 A.m.
  • The big thing this year is the fact that Abilene is the site for the T-O District Convention on August 4-6. T-Shirts have been designed and are for sale. They have Kiwanis of Abilene and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Logo on the front and the Star of Texas on the back. Nancy Miller and Russell Berry are co-chairmen. Several meetings were held before the convention with the high level Kiwanis personnel. Henry McGinty developed a data base registration program, Carolyn ran it and printed out cover sheets to be attached to envelopes that had the right number of tickets for each registrant. The Visitors Bureau made name tags for everybody and Roy and Lugene Lewis made up over 1600 envelopes for each Kiwanian registered. Henry also wrote the agenda and program and updated it as changes were made. Everything went according to schedule. The Caring Corner was an outstanding part of the convention under the leadership of Rosemary Choate. The Convention was a huge success from all reports.
  • Bill Chaney and a crew of 36 worked at the 4-H Horse Show for a grand total of 165 man hours.
  • As one of his last activities, Texas Oklahoma District Governor Fred Shields came to our club meeting. Gov. Fred and Dottie came to express appreciation to this club for their work on the successful District Convention and to thank Nancy Miller and Russell Berry as the local Chairpersons.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Abilene had 51 members work as gate workers and gate staff for the West Texas Fair and Rodeo with volunteer hours totaling 1,190.

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