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C L U B     O F F I C E R S
Charles Kirkpatrick
Randy Williams
Mark Hoover
Kirk Hancock
Will Smith
Lora Lynn Christensen
Ricki Brown
Faye Dodson
Henry McGinty
Kimberley Cole
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Marty Anderson
David Batson
Jamie Breed
Dennis Laster
Don Scargall
Rob Allen
Marion Lewis
Guy Lucas
Royce Manning
Twyla Young
  • Henry McGinty received the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Certificate in recognition of 65 years in Kiwanis..
  • Russell Berry, Charles Kirkpatrick, and Christine Curtis-Carr walked in the American Heart Walk on October 1st. Russell expressed appreciation for support from the club members who donated $705.00 to support the event.
  • Gumball King, Earl Williams, announced that since the gumball machine project began in 1950, the total amount raised has now surpassed the $250,000 mark!
  • A check in the amount of $1500 was presented to Ketta Garduno, Principal at Reagan Elementary School, to fund a new reading program.
  • January 30, 2012 marked the fifteenth annual Basketball Shootout between Hardin-Simmons and McMurry with proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network. Over the course of the fifteen year history of this event, over $50,000 has been raised for the Children's Miracle Network.
  • On February 1, 2012, the club met at the new Hendrick Children's Hospital. Members were given a tour of the new facility, including the two rooms which our club helped to provide. Kiwanis dolls, which doctors will use to help explain medical procedures to children were donated. The dolls are a project of the Young Children Priority One Committee.
  • Fay Dodson was recognized as a Kiwanis International Distinguished Member. To qualify, a member must sponsor two or more new members; attend a midyear conference, International or District convention; participate in two or more Kiwanis service efforts; and make a personal contribution to the Kiwanis International Foundation.
  • The Abilene Country Club notified our club that the cost of the buffet for our meetings was being increased from $8.95 to $9.95. To offset the cost increase, dues were raised from $56 to $60 a month.
  • A check for $1000 was presented to Mark Young, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Abilene.
  • On April 28, 2012, the club held its 63rd Annual Pancake Day and Silent Auction at the Abilene Civic Center. Over $30,000 was raised for the children of Abilene.
  • In May 2012, the club formed a club satellite to help reach members who are not able to attend a noon meeting due to the nature of their employment. The satellite was launched with the induction of six new members. The club satellite will meet monthly in the evening.
  • Jerry Carter was named as the Layperson of the Year for both our club and for Division 35.

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