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C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Dennis Laster
Jerry Carter
Marcus Anderson
Gary Bomar
John Clark
Benny Turney
Bob Christian
Kirby Leeson
Ken Poynor
Henry McGinty
Linda Wallace
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DIRECTORS
Gordon Dowell
Jack English
Vance Goddard
Lee Hogelstein
Bill Hoogstgra
Nell Sims
Fred Aycock
Mike Barber
Margaret Jolly
Jim Myers
Bruce Whittemore
Bill Zavatson
  • Mike Barber presented a check for $500 to Hendrick Hospice Care.
  • Bob Christian presented a check for $400 to Betty Blazier of Meals-On-Wheels.
  • Ken Poynor presented a check for $1,000 to R.C. Swaim of Christian Homes to help them with some unexpected expenses.
  • Past President Bob Christian and Young Children Priority One Chair, Dottie Preston, sold Christmas CDs and cassettes to raise money for our contribution to the Kiwanis International campaign to eliminate Iodine Deficiency worldwide.
  • Kiwanian Nancy Gibson and her crew at the Abilene Food Bank are well-organized. They filled a total of 1000 boxes of food in less than 90 minutes. Kiwanisans who were observed helping include Doug Williamson, Jerry Carter, Bob Christian, Olen Everett, Ralph Schwartz, Joe Felton, Keith Garner, Garnet Gracy, Ray King, and former Kiwanian Norman Nail.
  • Nancy Miller was named the Kiwanian of the Year. Nancy joined the Kiwanis Club on September 16, 1987. She was elected to the Board of Directors for 1990-91, President Elect 1992-93, and President for 1994-95. She woas elected Lt. Governor of Division 35 for 1996-97.
  • Earl (the gumball king) Williams, announced at the February 12th club meeting that after 50 years the Kiwanis club gumball machine project had finally crossed the $200, 000 mark by 92-cents.
  • President Dennis Laster presented Pat Frosch, director of Mend-A-Child, with a check in the amount of $10,000. The presentation was only part of a project which includes 250 volunteer hours. Mend-A-Child serves children from low income families that have immediate medical needs and do not qaualify for Medicaid and do not have insurance to cover the cost of treatment.

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