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C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Ken Poynor
Bill Hoogstra
Ricki Brown
Roy Dent
Gordon Dowell
Carl Lockett
James Hallmark
Sheila Watts
Nell Sims
Henry McGinty
Kimberley Cole
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DIRECTORS
Margaret Hoogstra
John Howard
David Jones
Roy Lewis
Nancy Miller
Clinton Nix
Carl Cook
Lynda Fogerson
Jill Geeslin
Allean Jasmine
Dub Pritchett
Larry Williams
  • State Representative Bob Hunter presented a program about redistricting procedures.
  • President Ken Poynor presented a check for $1000 to Nancy Miller for Christian Homes of Abilene. These funds will help with transportation expenses of girls who come to Abilene to participate in the maternity program.
  • Dennis Laster reported that we fed over 600 people and provided food for the Food Bank and Salvation Army at our UNITED FOR KIDS TAILGATE PARTY.
  • Dr. Virgina Armstrong, National Chairman for the Eagle Forum's Court Watch Project and founder of the Blackstone Institute, presented a report on the nine most powerful people in the nation. Dr. Armstrong introduced us to each of the nine members of the Supreme Court, gave their ages and told something about each one.
  • Mark Hewitt, Co-Founder of Love and Care Ministries presented a program. The ministry reaches out to help the homeless and poor.
  • Rat Stone presented a colorful and entertaining program, "Do You Remember America's Team?" He had members and guests roaring with laughter as he told stories of some of those famous Dallas Cowboys from days gone by.
  • The 7th Annual Basketball Shootout netted $1739.79 for the Children's Miracle Network. That raises the total amount raised over the past seven years to $12,942.63. WOW!
  • March 3, 2004 marked the kickoff for 55th annual Kiwanis Club of Abilene Pancake Day. IHOP again agreed to be our corporate sponsor.
  • Glyn Hammons introduced his new member, Mark Hoover.
  • Michael Grant, author of "Warbirds - How they Played the Game", presented a program about the glory years of Abilene High School football when they won four state championships from 1954-1957.
  • Ticket sales for our 55th Pancake Day totaled $31648.50 and the Silent Auction netted $3400. Net "profit" after expenses was $26,810.91. Another successful Pancake Day!
  • Jerry Harris introduced his new member, Pamela McGrew. Pamela is the assistant administrator for the Windcrest Alzheimer's Care Unit.
  • Six students were awarded $700 Foundation Scholarships.
  • President Poynor announce that the membership approved a dues increase effective July 1, 2004. Regular dues will be $43, senior dues will be $19, and leave of absence dues will be $10.
  • Notice from the August 4, 2004 Kiwanigram: "If you cannot get the Kiwanigram off the website, let President Ken Poynor know. If you do not have a computer, you may use the computer at the Abilene Public Library, Better Business Bureau, or pick up a printed copy at the Kiwanis office."
  • Don Scargall introduced his new member, Russell Leavenworth. Russell is employed by Hardin-Simmons University.

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