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KIWANIS CLUB OF ABINGDON, VIRGINIA
Organized September 15, 1942. Chartered October 27, 1942
Sponsor Bristol, TN
Division 3, 8 Now 16
Region Southwest Vriginia
Key #02490
70th District Club
Population (1942) 2,877

1942
Division 03
(Volume 5)
President Fewell Legard, Secretary Milton Elliott
Membership Sept - 42, Attendence 84%

The club spent most of the three months remaining in the year in learning the objectives of Kiwanis and in preparing to put them into effect through activities during the coming year.

The Charter Night was an inter-club meeting at which 8 clubs were represented.

Besides the programs on Kiwanis Education, other interesting programs were on The Part of the Schools are Taking in the War effort, The Activities of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Democracies Going to Ware, The Work of the couny Agent and the Home Demonstation Agent.

1943
President E. Fewell Legard, Secretary H. Milton Elliott
Membership Jan 1 - 44, Attendence 85%

The club had a number of meetings devoted to the discussion of underprivileged children. It omitted its meeting during Christmas week, and put the price of the meal into its welfare fund. The question of the possibility of a day nursery was discussed. It worked with the local Department of Welfare, furnishings milk to undernourished school children.

The Club discussed the problem of Juvenile Delinquency. Through an essay contest on Good Citizenship in time of War, open to high school seniors, it aided in combating delinquency. Prizes were given for the best essays, and the winners were entertained at a lucheon.

The club had joint meetings with the Business and Professional Women's Club, and with the Rotary Club.

At the end of the year the club had seven men in miltiary service.

1944
(Volume 6)
President S. J. Latture, Secretary Joseph A. Johnson
Membership Jan 1 - 49, Attendence 86%

The club held Essay Contests in all the High Schools in the county with cash prizes for the winners; entertained the senior Class and also the basketball and the football teams of the High School; provided playground equipment and paid the slary of a playground instructor for the summer, raising $347.59 for this purpose; contributed $82 to Boy Scout work and spent $51 for underprivileged child work.

1945
President Thomas C. Phillips, Secretary Joseph A. Johnson
Memberhsip Jan 1 - 53, Attendence 81%

The club sponsored the gathering and shipping of a car load of clothing for foreigh relief. Held a supper meeting to foster better relations between farmers and city people with 40 farmers present for a program on soil conservation. Had a county-wide essay contest awarding 3 cas prizes to the winners. Sponsored a recreational program for the summer months. Opened the swimming pool with free tickets for children unable to purchase them. Supervised the playgrounds and play rooms. Sponsored the High School football team raising $450 to outfit it. Raised $75 for Christmas presents for underprivileged children.

1946
President Walter H. Robertson, Secretary Joseph A. Johnson
Membership Jan 1 - 58, Attendence 79%

The club sponsored an dcarried out successfully a finance and reoganization campaign for Boy Scouts, resulting in the formation of a new Scout District, a new Scout troop, and a Club Pack. Organized a Key Club in the High School. Sponsored a project to light the athletic field and construct a field house. Put on an essay contest, subject Citizenship in teh local High Schools., giving 3 cash prizes. Made a $10 award to teh best all-round high school boy. In a joint meeting with Rotary entertained 100 farmers with a program by specialists from VPI and University of Tennessee on the care of tobacco from the seed bed until it is marketed. Entertained the Washington County 4-H Baby Beef Club. Cooperated in sponsoring a Hybrid Corn Show and donated one of the prizes. Furished glasses for a number of childre. Contributed to the Welfare Depart. Fund of Christmas gifts to underprivileged children.

1947
Division 8
President Norvell O. Akers, Secretary Joseph A. Johnson
Membership Jan 1 - 57, Attendence 80%

The club examined 530 school children for defective eye, ear, and throat conditions. The results recorded and aid given to a number of children whose finacncial condition was not such as to enable them to havae these corrections made. Formed a purpose of developing the athletic field of the local High School, Installing lights through popular subscription and by gate receipts the sum of $14000. the completed field to be turned over to the high school. Sponsored a Key Club in the high scholl and finacned two delgates to the Key Club Convention in Macon, GA. Assisted in the finacne campaign and the camping activities of teh Boy Scounts. Gave a medal to the most outstanding boy of the senior class of the high school. Sponsored an essage contest open to all high school students.

1948
President A. L. Calfee, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard
Membership Jan 1 - 64, Attendence 85%

Entertained the leaders of the Washington County 4-H Club. Donated $50 to pig growing project and $25 to the Fair. Pledged $1200 to the building fund of the Johnston Memorial Hospital. Raised $650 of that amount by sponsoring a play. Donated $40 to the nurses home for recreational purposes. Gave $25 to the Red Cross. Aided in getting employment for physically handicapped persons. Coorperated in a Get out the Vote campaign. Donated $65 to the Wlefare Department to buy toys for underprivileged childre. Bought glasses for five such children. Held a July 4th celebration with games and prizes for the children taking part. Ovserved Boy Scout Anniversary with an appropriate program. Gave a prize of $10 to the outstanding member of the graduating class of the high school. Continued to sponsor at the Key Club and to aid financially in sending its delgates to teh Key Club Convention at Memphis. Raised $100 for the Boy Scout Financeial drive.

1949
President Victor S. Armbrister, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard
Memberhsip Jan 1 - 62, Attendence 89%
LG Norvell O. Akers

The club continued to sponsor the Key club, Abingdon Boys Club, local Boys Softball League, and contributed $100 to fund glasses for underprivileged children. Donated $50 to Welfare Board for Christmas toys.

1950
President Eldridge H. Moore, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard
Membership Jan 1 - 58, Attendance 90%

The club carried out a "Get out the votes Campaign" by having this notice published monthly bulleting which goes into 20,000 home .

1951
(From Volume 7)
President W. Fred Callihan, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard
Membership Jan. 1 - 56, Attendence 87%
LG Victor S. Armbrister

1952
President E. M. Collier, Secretary Robert L. Stallard
Membership Jan 1 - 56, Attenance 87%

Inducted 11 new members. Donated $25 to send a high school FFA Judging Team to a National Stock Judging Contest. Spent $225 in organizing and sponsoring a Kiwanis team in the Little League Baseball league. Assisted Boy Scout activities and marched in the Abingdon Christmas parade. Donated $150 to the Washington County Life Saving Crew and $100 ot the football team, Donated $10 to the outstanding HS senior student. Held its annual KIiwanis Halloween Carnival and raised $350.

1953
President Joseph E. Collins, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard
Membership Jan 1 - 60, Attendance 88%
LG Haskel B. Arrington

Inducted 7 new members. Sponsored a 4-H Dress Revue and Fashon Show. Sponsored a Kiwanis team in teh Abingdon Little League. Raised $55 to sponsor a basketball game. Raised over $100 during the year for youth work by passing milk bottles at club meetings. Club members donated over $200 to the Salvation Army Day. Purchased 4.000 buttons for National Kids Day.

1954
President Joe A. Johnson, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard
Membership Jan 1 - 64, Attendance 87%
LG Fred Callihan

Inducted 1 new member. Sponsored a high school football game and entered a Kiwanis float in the Festival Parade . Sponsored a Kiwanis team in the Abingdon Little League at a cost of $125. Sponsored a Hi-Y club in the local high school. Donated $20 to an outstanding member of the senior class and sent 2 students to the annual Boys State at a cost of $25.

Key Club members attend our meeting, as we attended theirs. Purchased 50 tickets to a Key Club sponsored dance and donated $50 towards sending delegates to the National Key Club Convention.

Sponsered a Christmas party for 500 needy children. Gave $100 for educational assistance to a student in a local nursin school.

1955
President Dr. Harrison C. Spencer, Secretary Hobart L. Stollard
Membership Jan 1 - 65, Attendance 89%

Inducted 12 new members. Visited by Marion club. A tractor school was held for 4-H clubs. Trained the Washington County 4-H Live stock judging Team. Assembled and paraded a Kiwanis float in the Washington County Tobacco Festival. Sold $650 of tickets to a football game.

Donated $225 to the Milk Bottle Fund. Sponsored a Little League team and donated $50 to the Babe Ruth League. Donated $100 to the Washington County Life Saving Crew. Donated $50 to the Virginia Highlands Arts and Crafts Festival. Furnished a special tricycle for physical therapy for 2 town tots having cerebral palsy. Provided 10 children eye examinations and treatment. Netted $1000 to Kiwanis Auction Sale of donated articles. Sold 393 - $1 bricks for the Mentally Retarded Childrens School and the club donated $500 to the school. Provided 400 hot lunches for needy children. Contributed $125 towards the hopitalization bill of osteomyelitis patient.

1956
President ? Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1957
President Albert C. Smeltzer, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1958
President Paul S. Dunn, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1959
President Volney H. Campbell, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1960
President Luke B. Russell, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1961
President Clifford R. Quesenberry, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1962
President Fillmore McPherson Jr., Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1963
President Harry J. Garnand Jr.,Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1964
President Dr. French H. Moore Jr.,Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1965
President Jacob H. Lowe, Secretary Hobart L. Stallard

1966
President Richard D. Yager, Secretary Jackson S. White, Jr.

1967
President James D. Moore, Secretary Woodrow W. Williamson

1968
President Robert E. Johnson, Secretary Woodrow W. Williamson

1969
President Morton L. Dudley, Secretary Woodrow W. Williamson

1969 - 1970
President Aubrey E. Brown, Secretary Woodrw W. Williamson

1970 - 1971
President Charles A. Pearson Jr, Secretary William F. Carne

1971 - 1972
President Sam Guza, Secretary Woodrow Williamson

1972 - 1973
President Ray Fitzpatrick, Secretary Sammy L. Campbell

1973 - 1974
President Eugene Ohlson, Secretary Robert A. Vinyard

1974 - 1975
President David S. Collins, Secretary Robert A. Vinyard

1975 - 1976
President Ray C. Minor, Secretary Kenneth Epling

1976 - 1977
President Sammy L. Campbell, Secretary Eugene V. Redden Jr

1977 - 1978
President Milton C. Webber, Secretary George H. Gumm

1978 - 1979
President Donald E. Adams, Secretary George H. Gumm
LG Glenn F. Kiser

1979 - 1980
President William S. Phillips, Secretary Aubrey E. Brown

1980 - 1981
President Robert A. Vinyard, Secretary Aubrey E. Brown
LG Milton C. Webber

1981 - 1982
President Mickey E. Tyler, Secretary Aubrey E. Brown

1982 - 1983
President Barry E. Whitaker, Secretary Aubrey E. Brown

1983 - 1984
President John D. Lentz, Secretary Aubrey E. Brown
LG William S. Phillips

1984 - 1985
President James E. Mitchell, Secretary Aubrey E. Brown

1985 - 1986
President H. Ramsey White Jr, Secretary Robert L. Saunders Jr
LG Mickey E. Tyler

1986 - 1987
President Rev. William O. Gregg, Secretary Robert L. Saunders Jr

1987 - 1988
President Samuel L. Neese, Secretary Robert L. Saunders Jr

1988 - 1989
President Joseph L. Howard Jr, Secretary Robert L. Saunders Jr
LG John D. Lentz

1989 - 1990
President David J. Hutton, Secretary Robert L. Saunders Jr

1990 - 1991
President Jesse L. Owens, Secretary Robert L. Saunders Jr

1991 - 1992
President James T. Rifle, Secretary William E. Chaffin

1992 - 1993
President Harry L. McKinney Jr, Secretary William E. Chaffin
Membership Oct 1 - 84
LG Robert A. Vinyard

1993 - 1994
President David L. Scyphers, Secretary William E. Chaffin
Membership Oct 1 - 77

1994 - 1995
President Cramer L. Boswell, Secretary Thomas E. Phillips Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 76

1995 - 1996
President Walter M Hite Jr, Secretary Thomas E. Phillips Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 77

1996 - 1997
President Charles H. Brown, Secretary D. David Ringley
Membership Oct 1 - 72

1997 - 1998
President Cornell C. Angleman, Secretary D. David Ringley
Membership Oct 1 - 82
LG Harry L. McKinnery Jr

1998 - 1999
President Monroe Jamison, Secretary Patricia Gayle Lawson
Membership Oct 1 - 78

1999 - 2000
President James H. Alexander, Secretary John P. Niemann
Membership Oct 1 - 78

2000 - 2001
President Leland B. Bassham, Secrtary John P. Niemann
Membership Oct 1 - 70

2001 - 2002
President Hugh Ferguson, Secretary John P. Neimann
Membership Oct 1 - 76, Attendance 58%

Year End: 54 Projects Completed, 148 Service Hours, $30,264 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Thomas L. Phillips, Secretary John P. Neimann
Membership Oct 1 - 76, Attendance 60%

Year End: 60 Projects Completed, 294 Service Hours, $36,000 Spent, 4 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Robert Blevins, Secretary John Niemann
Membership Oct 1 - 73, Attendance 60%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House
LG Jackson White Jr

Year End: 61 Projects Completed, 256 Service Hours, $32,617 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President David Neal, Secretary John Nieman
Membership Oct 1 - 86, Attendance 57%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House
LG Jackson White Jr
Sponsor new Emory & Henry College Circle K

Contributed $1520.30 to Tsunami Relief Effort.

Year End: 44 Projects Completed, 299 Service Hours, $34,968 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Southwest Vriginia Region
President Jean F. Neal, Secretary John Nieman
Membership Oct 1 - 80, Attendance 60%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House
Board Trustee Jackson White Jr
Distinguished Club Award

Year End: 28 Projects Completed, 221Service Hours, $30,450 Spent, 3Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Robert Craig, Secretary John Nieman
Membership Oct 1 - 85, Attendance 89%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House
Board Trustee Jackson White Jr

Year End: 20 Projects Completed, 1984 Service Hours, $9417 Spent, 31 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Anne Musgrove, Secretary John Nieman
Membership Oct 1 - 80, Attendance 51%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House
Board Trustee Jackson White Jr
District Chair International Understanding Robert Craig

Year End: 26 Projects Completed, 190 Service Hours, $26,331 Spent, 1 Interclub

2008 - 2009
President Gary Crane, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 77, Attendance 62%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House

Year End: 10 Projects Completed, 643 Service Hours, $10,410 Spent,1 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2009 - 2010
President Jackson White, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 66, Attendance 41%
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House

Year End: 7 Projects Completed, 443 Service Hours, $5 Spent, 6 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Fred Keller, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 62
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House

Year End: 14 Projects Completed, 386 Service Hours, $3355 Spent, 5 Interclubs $63 District Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Bennett A. Hamby, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 69
Meet TU 12:30 PM Green Haven Party House
LG Fred Keller

2012 - 2013
President Bennett A. Hamby, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 61
Meet TU 12:30 Noon Greenway Party House

2013 - 2014
New Division 16
President Joe Walers, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 56
Meet TU 12:00 Noon Greenway Party House

LG Jackson White Jr

2014 - 2015
President Robert L. Saunders, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 58
Meet TU 12:00 Noon Greenway Party House

LG Jackson White Jr

2015 - 2016
President David I. Jordan, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 53
Meet TU 12:00 Noon Greenway Party House

2016 - 2017
President Lucy Phillips, Secretary Carol A. Brunty
Membership Oct 1 - 47
Meet TU 12:00 Noon Greenway Party House