CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

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KIWANIS CLUB OF CLINTWOOD, VIRGINIA
Organized December 17, 1937. Chartered Feb. 2, 1938
Sponsor Norton, VA
was Division 3, 8 New Division 17
Southwest Virginia Region
Key #02192
60th District Club
Population (1937) 729

1937
(Volume 4)
President Otis W. Danner, Secretary John C. Gilliam
Membership Dec 17 - 26, Attendance 80%

1938
(Volume 5)
President Otis W. Danner, Secretary Jess W. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 31, Attendance 79%

Put on an old time Music Festival making $53 assisted in putting on a crippled Children's Clinic.

Organization Boy Scout troop, Girl Scout troop, and Cub Pack. Delivered the Charter to the Boy Scout troop. Had a program devoted to Scouting and contributed money towards the establishment of a permanent camp for Scouts.

It had a series of farmers meetings with appropriate programs and gave a $5.00 prize for the most improved farm buildings.

Tried enforcement of an old ordinance forbidding cows and other live stock to be allowed to roam the streets, inaugurated a "Clean Up" program, started a movement for building a Community House, used N.Y.A. boys and followed the work to completion. It had programs on the NYA, Social Security, History of the County.

Inter-club meetings at Coeburn, Norton and to the Charter Night at Narrows, and had numerous visitors from other clubs.

Entertained the LG, held four Kiwanis education meetings and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference and the District Convention.

1939
President W. E. Counts, Secretary Jess W. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 24, Attendance 80%

Raised money to give hot lunches to 100 underprivileged children for the months of October, November and December.

Sponsored the building of a Community House and bought a piano for it, obtained part of the money from a play put on by the Barter Players. This building was dedicated at an inter-club meeting at which Norton, Coeburn, Big Stone Gap and Jenkins, KY were represented. Programs on Our Town, Tuberculosis, and the Improvement of the County Roads.

Visited Norton, Pikesville, KY, and attended the charter night of the Jenkins, KY club and held a Ladies Night inter-club picnic with Coeburn.

Entertained the LG who took part in the dedication of the Community House.

1940
President Walter Lee Rush Secretary Jess W. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 20, Attendance 81%

Chairman of the Boys and Girls Work Committee attended Scout training course and gave instructions to Scouts in fire prevention and detection. The Home Economic club gave a program. The NYA girls put on a program and the FFA boys.

A delegation went to Bluefield, WVA to visit the International President. It held all inter-club meeting with Coeburn, the LG as guest speaker. It was host to Norton and a joint Ladies Night picnic with Coeburn.

Had a report of the International Convention, sent representa-tives to the District Convention.

1941
President Elmer C. Smith, Secretary Jess W. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 16, Attendance 87%

Distributed toys for children and baskets of food to 50 indigent families at Christmas.

Sponsored the troop and raised funds to finance it for the year, contributed to the Girls Scout organization, had programs put on by the Home Economics class and the FFA and persuaded the City Council to put safety signs at tile school.

Presented a flag pole and a flag to the school, had the pole promptly put up and the flag flown with ceremonies featuring the History of the Flag.

Helped with the registration of 21-year-olds for the Selective Service, held a successful flower show, worked for a new highway ill the community. Had programs on The Health Department of Virginia, Good Roads, Telephone Communications, Safety, Plumbing, Soil Conservation, First Aid, and the club History.

Entertained the LTG, sent delegates to International and District conventions.

1942
President Elmer C. Smith, Secretary Jess W. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 14, Attendance 81%

Had a program on Scouting and carried out a successful drive for Scout finances.

Aided the Scrap Drive, and gave a dinner to 21. Had programs on: The War, Tobacco.

Attended an inter-club meeting at Norton but had to 'omit its annual picnic meeting with Coeburn.

Held a Ladies Night, had several Ki-wanis education, meetings and entertained
the LTG and the District Governor.

1943
President Fred J. Carfer, William M McFall. Secretary Jess W. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 14, Attendance 82%

The club put on a drive for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Extended the Christmas giving to include indigent families. Boxes were tracked and delivered to families comprising 50adults and 100 children.

Entertained the honor students at the High School and offered a prize, for the boy or girl who should make the best average grade, and discussed sponsoring a Scout troop.

1944
(Volume 6)
President James M. Skeen, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 18, Attendance 94%

The club had a benefit show which netted $100 to be used for repairs on the community building; started and successfully put on a school and FFA Fair; took charge of the 5th War Loan Drive and aided in the 6th,; bought glasses for several needy children; gave a Christmas party for poor children; inaugurated a system for rewarding high school studetns who made the best grades in each 6-week period, giving movie tickets to teh winning girls, and entertaining the winning boys at luncheon; had the loacl FFA Boys put on a program; engineered a War Bond rally at which $33,000 in bonds were sold; and aided in other civic enterprises.

1945
President G. Gaines Sutherland, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 24, Attendance 98%

Obtained part time use of the high school grounds and equipment for recreational facilities for underprivileged children. Furnished two children with glasses. Distributed packages containing candy, fruit, toys and articles of clothing to 100 needy children at Christmas. Sent a delegation to a meeting of the Virginia Highway Commission to place before it the county's highway needs. Took charge of the T.B. Christmas seal drive. Aided in the March of Dimes and Cancer Campaigns. Organized the used clothing drive collecting 14 tons. Aided in all war loan drives and other worthwhile drives. Sent the home paper to 800 men and women in the armed forces as regular subscribers. Held classes in gardening instructions with well quallified instructors. Gave prizes to persons growing the best exhibits of vegitables and flowers. Sponsored a county-wide meeting of 4-H clubs.

1946
President John C. Gilliam, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 99%

Sponsored a Boy Scout Troop securing a scoutmaster and committeemen. Sent a boy to Boy State. Furnished two instructors, a chaplain and a lifeguard at teh 4-H club encampmentwith 29 boys and girls. Sponsored three 4-H clubs county-wide gatherings in Clintwood, Greewood and Davis Schools.

1947
Division 8
President Jess W. Skeen, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 28, Attendance 100%

Club began distributing literature on modern imporved farming through the county. Then inaugurated classes in gardening covering in the proper season planting, spacing, clutivating, fertilizing, insect control and harvesting including the planting and harvesting of vvarious vegetables. Started an intensive campaign to interest farmers in electification of the farm. SPonsord meetings in various parts of the county. Beatured both talks and movies on this subject with all the assistance thatcou be obtained from the County Agent, teachers of agriculture, veterinarians and trade journels.

1948
President Herbert M. Sutherland, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 26, Attendance 97%
LG Elmer C. Smith

Furnished labor and machinery to put the newly lighted athletic field in playing condition. Sponsored a Boy Scout Troop and held a carnival the proceeds of which were earmarked for the Scouts. Organized all community organizations in a drive to provide a community park and playground. Presented an amateur theatrical performance raising $250 for the PTA. Bought steel signs "School - Drive Carefully".

1949
President Samuel A. Marshall, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 34, Attendance 98%

Employed an architect to draw plas for a propsed additoin to the local high school. Sent a boy and a girl to Boy State and Girl State. Aided 4-H club members in attending summer camp. Held a carnival on July 4th proceeds went to the Boys and Girls work Fund.

1950
President Glenn F. Kiser, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 34, Attendance 99%

Continued operation of the Kiwanis Pig club. Secured tree seedlings from the forestry department and planted them around the community building and school property. Initiated a move to organize a high school band raising $2,700 for this purpose. Continued sponsor the teenage canteen with the aid of the Junior Women's club. Joined with Haysi Club in obtaining a highway through the Breaks of Cumberland. Initiated a move for $800,000 school bond issue for construction of a high school building. Held a turkey shoot, a womanless wedding and a donkey baseball game to rais funds for underprivileged child work.

1951
(Volume 7)
President Everett R. Stanley, Secretary Alfred A. Skeen Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 25, Attendance 94%

1952
President Charles S. Perkins, Secretary William L. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 25, Attendance 94%

1953
President Alfred A. Skeen Jr, Secretary William L. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 31, Attendance 97%

1954
President Fred Noel Fletcher, Secretary William L. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 31, Attendance 97%

1955
President Calvin M. Jackson, Secretary William L. Skeen
Membership Jan 1 - 28, Attendance 97%

1956
President ?, Secretary William L. Skeen

1957
President Bonsall Sykes, Secretary William L. Skeen

1958
President William M. Peebles, Secretary William L. Skeen

1959
President Ralph Cummins, Secretary William L. Skeen

1960
President J. Hoge T. Sutherland, Secretary William L. Skeen

1961
President Glyn R. Phillips, Secretary William L. Skeen

1962
President Elihu J. Sutherland, Secretary William L. Skeen
LG Glyn R. Phillips

1963
President Benjamin F. Sutherland, Secretary William L. Skeen

1964
President Donalk King, Secretary William L. Skeen

1965
President Kurtz Alderman, Secretary William L. Skeen

1966
President John Dotson, Secretary William L. Skeen

1967
President L. Victor McFall, Secretary William L. Skeen

1968
President Howard M. Deel, Secretary Bernard Rakes

1969
President Jimmie Vanover, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1969 - 1970
President Ernst Mollnary, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1970 - 1971
President Ralph Cummins, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1971 - 1972
President Bill Southern, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1972 - 1973
President Lurton B. Lyle, Secretary Gussi Mullins
LG Douglas H. Baker

1973 - 1974
President Lowell Huff, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1974 - 1975
President Henry B. Sutherland, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1975 - 1976
President Ken Smith, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1976 - 1977
President Roy Rose, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1977 - 1978
President Ross C. Miller, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1978 - 1979
President Charles Drum, Secretary Gussi Mullins

1979 - 1980
President Radford Stanley, Secretary Curtis Deel
LG Kenneth M. Smith

1980 - 1981
President Charles W. Chase, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1981 - 1982
President Joe L. Chase, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1982 - 1983
President Lester Moore, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1983 - 1984
President Buddy I. Rife, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1984 - 1985
President Richard C. Baker, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1985 - 1986
President Bernard Rakes, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1986 - 1987
President Mitchell Mullins, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1987 - 1988
President Kelly Sutherland, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1988 - 1989
President Greg Baker, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1989 - 1990
President Robert J. Spera, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1990 - 1991
President Eddie C. Stanley, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
LG Ralph Cummins

1991 - 1992
President Ross E. Hawkins, Secretary Joe A. Scardo

1992 - 1993
President Nancy I. Phillips, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 24

1993 - 1994
President Charles E. Dixon, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 21

1994 - 1995
President Michael E. Tate, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 24

1995 - 1996
President Dr. Kurtz Alderman, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 28
LG Kenneth M. Smith

1996 - 1997
President J. D. Fletcher, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 29

1997 - 1998
President Melanie L. Blanton, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 32

1998 - 1999
President Lynn Ray Phillips, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 29

1999 - 2000
President Sheilia B. Phipps, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 28

2000 - 2001
President David L. Davies, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 27
LG J. D. Fletcher

2001 - 2002
President Teddy J. Fryatt, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 28, Attendance 90%
LG Kurtz Alderman

Year End: 51 Projects Completed, 139 Service Hours, $12,290 Spent, 12 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Glyn R. Phillips Jr, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 30, Attendance 83%
LG Kurtz Alderman

Year End: 39 Projects Completed, 435 Service Hours, $6,505 Spent, 18 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President J. Greer Mullins, Secretary Joe Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 22,
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End: 27 Projects Completed, 190 Service Hours, $5005 Spent, 9 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President David Davis, Secretary Joe Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 22, Attendance 96%
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building
Distinguished Club

Contributed $565 to Tsunami Relief Effort.

Year End: 31 Projects Completed, 180 Service Hours, $11,151 Spent, 16 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Southwest Virginia Region
President Kurtz Alderman, Secretary Joe Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 24, Attendance 96%
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End Statistics: 27 Projects Completed, 165 Service Hours, $7,050 Spent, 13 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Teddy J. Fryatt, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 21, Attendance 80%
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End: 13 Projects Completed, 65 Service Hours, $840 Spent, 15 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Laura Deel, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 18, Attendance 98%
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End: 41 Projects Completed, 197 Service Hours, $1,050 Spent, 16 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Gerry Scardo, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 17, Attendance 99%
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End: 30 Projects Completed, 141 Service Hours, $200 Spent, 9 Interclubs $100 District Foundation

2009 - 2010
President Rodney Stanley, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 16, Attendance 53%
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End: 18 Projects, 182 Service Hours, $250 Spent, 10 Interclubs $50 District Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Glyn Phillips, Secretary Joe A. Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 17
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Year End: 11 Projects, 91 Service Hours, $351 Spent, 2 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Mary R. Hylton, Secretary Rodney D. Stanley
Membership Oct 1 - 17
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

2012 - 2013
President Mary R. Hylton, Secretary Rodney D. Stanley
Membership Oct 1 - 16
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

2013 - 2014
Division 17

President Teddy Fryatt, Secretary Rodney D. Stanley
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

Distinguished Club

2014 - 2015
President Laura Stanley, Secretary Rodney D. Stanley
Membership Oct 1 - 17
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

2015 - 2016
President Teddy J. Fryatt, Secretary Gerry Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 19
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building

2016 - 2017
President Catherine Cummins, Secretary Gerry Scardo
Membership Oct 1 - 18
Meet MO 6:30 PM Kiwanis Building