CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

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KIWANIS CLUB OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA
Organized July 9, 1963. Chartered Oct. 22, 1963.
Sponsor Petersburg, VA
was Divisions 4, 18 New Division 10
Heart of Virginia Region
Key #05765
176th District Club

1963
President J.D. (Junny) Smith, Secretary E. Landon Meredith

The Kiwanis Club of Colonial Heights held its Charter Night on Tuesday evening, October 22, 1963 at the Country Club of Petersburg. There were over 200 Kiwanians and guest present with representatives from each club in Division 4. Capital District Governor Chester Troy, Sr. was on hand to present the club's charter to our first President, Junny D. Smith.

The club was organized on July 9th with 25 Charter Members. We were sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Petersburg. At the Charter Night Dinner, each of the other clubs in Division 4 presented our club with gifts of a club banner, gong, gavel and other items to get the club off on the right foot. Our club began with meeting each Wednesday at Arnett's Restaurant at 12:30 p.m. The first elected officers were President J.D. Smith, 1st- Vice President James Honeycutt, 2nd-Vice President Ralph Johnson, Treasurer Aubrey Wheeler and Secretary Landon Meredith.

1964
President
Sponsor Ettrick-Matoaca Club

One of the first projects was to organize a Key Club at the Colonial Heights High School. The Key Club was Chartered on Jan. 15, 1964 with Tim Brown serving as President. The club's first fund raiser was the Pancake Meal held at the Community Building on Saturday, February 24, 1964. The cost was $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. There was a profit of $328 that first year.

1966
President

In 1966, we became the co-sponsor of the Brickwood Invitational Golf Tournament which led to the establishment of the Kiwanis of Colonial Heights Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Virginia in 1968. That first year, we donated $1,000 to the MCV.

1969 - 1970
President Karl Pritchett, Secretary William H. Doss

1970 - 1971
President Ralph J. Rutledge, Secretary William H. Doss

1971 - 1972
President William N. Humphries Jr, Secretary Lowell E. Thomason
Sponsor Chester

The club took a new direction in its fund raising and it switched from the Brickwood Golf Tournament to sponsoring the 4th of July Celebration for the City of Colonial Heights. This was a big step for the club as we not only sponsored the fireworks, but had a parade from Temple Avenue to the Colonial Heights football field, operated up to ten games booths around the field, sold food of all kinds, auctioned off items that local businesses donated and sponsored "The Battle of the Bands" contest.

1972 - 1973
President William H. Doss, Secretary Erick F. Yarchin Jr

1973 - 1974
President Lowell E. Thomason, Secretary Erick F. Yarchin Jr

1974 - 1975
President Marvin G. Foster, Secreatary Daniel C. Sneade

1975 - 1976
President Leslie P. Fryer, Secretary Wayne L. Whelan

1976 - 1977
Division 4B
President Erick F. Yarchin, Secretary Wayne L. Whelan

1977 - 1978
President Harace M. Hill, Secrtary Hand J. Barrett

1978 - 1979
Division 18
President Josehp D. Mann, Secretary Dean A. Williams

1979 - 1980
President William C. Lee, Secretary Philip A. Murray
LG Erick F. Yarchin

1980 - 1981
President Sture V. Westerberg, Secretary Philip A. Murray

1981 - 1982
President James A. Pnd, Secretary Philip A. Murray

1982 - 1983
President Dean A. Williams, Secretary Philip A. Murray

1983 - 1984
President Leonard Mc Adams, Secretary Philip A. Murray

1984 - 1985
President Donald E. Netzley, Secretary Philip A. Murray

1985 - 1986
President Robert T. Whiteburst, Secretary Philip A. Murray

1986 - 1987
President John H. Mitchell, Secretary Philip A. Murray
LG Leonard McAdams

1987 - 1988
President James O. Ferguson, Secretary James P. Hammond

1988 - 1989
President Gary L. Farley, Secretary Robert J. Temple

1989 - 1990
President Gary L. Ackerman, Secretary Robert J. Temple

1990 - 1991
President Perry Homer, Secretary Robert J. Temple

1991 - 1992
President Lewis L. Johnson, Secretary Robert J. Temple
LG Gary L. Farley

1992 - 1993
President Robert E. Taylor, Secretary Robert J. Temple
Membership Oct 1 - 38

1993 - 1994
President Vicki B. Minetree, Secretary Robert J. Temple
Membership Oct 1 - 39

1994 - 1995
President E. Daniel Odon, Secretary Robert J. Temple
Membership Oct 1 - 46

1995 - 1996
President Gary Thomson, Secretary Robert J. Temple
Membership Oct 1 - 48

1996 - 1997
President W. Edward Adams, Secretary Robert J. Temple
Membership Oct 1 - 47
LG Vicki Minetree

1997 - 1998
President Charles E. Townes, Secretary Robert J. Temple
Membership Oct 1 - 44
LG Gary Thomson

1998 - 1999
President Alan G. Moore, Secretary Vickie B. Minitree
Membership Oct 1 - 40

1999 - 2000
President Thomas L. Vaughn, Secretary Vickie B. Minitree
Membership Oct 1 - 44

2000 - 2001
President William L. Conwell, Secretary Vickie B. Minitree
Membership Oct 1 - 49

2001 - 2002
President Herbert D. Miles, Secretary Vickie B. Minitree
Membership Oct 1 - 57, Attendance 52%
LG Vickie B. Minitree

Year End: 82 Projects Completed, 302 Service Hours, $20,635 Spent, 16 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President James L. O' Connell, Secretary Vickie B. Minitree
Membership Oct 1 - 44, Attendance 60%
LG Alan G. Moore

Year End: 78 Projects Completed, 545 Service Hours, $18,924 Spent, 8 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Frederick Zehrer, Secretary Kathryn Cooper
Membership Oct 1 - 49, Attendance 70%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Old Country Buffet

Year End: 146 Projects Completed, 680 Service Hours, $14,209 Spent, 20 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Frank Lundle, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 47, Attendance 61%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Old Country Buffet

(From E-Builder, Nov 2004) On September 15, 2004 the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club held its 12th annual Shrimp Feast. This annual event raises funds to benefit the club’s community projects and to fund the Colonial Heights Kiwanis Foundation. The Foundation was formed to honor one of its former members, Judge William N. (“Bill”) Humphries. Judge Humphries died on July 26, 1993 after fighting a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). All funds from the Foundation are used to provide college scholarships for Colonial Heights High School students.

The first Shrimp Feast was arranged and pulled off in less than two weeks. That event netted nearly $4,000 for the Foundation. Since then the event has netted an additional $100,000 to fund these scholarships. This year’s event was a tremendous success netting nearly $13,000. The sold-out event was attended by nearly 1,000 people. The club members cook, clean, serve and do all that is necessary to make this event successful.

Year End: 105 Projects Completed, 430 Service Hours, $5,070 Spent, 14 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Heart of Virginia Region
President Dusty Anderson, Secretary Edward Owen
Membership Oct 1 - 43, Attendance 50%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Old Country Buffet
LG James L. O' Connell

Year End: 18 Projects Completed, 190 Service Hours, $901 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Beth Creasey, Secretary Frederick A. Zeher
Membership Oct 1 - 40, Attendance 64%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Old Country Buffet

Year End: 63 Projects Completed, 39 Service Hours, $300 Spent, 10 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Beth Creasey, Secretary Frederick A. Zeher
Membership Oct 1 - 41, Attendance 59%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Old Country Buffet

Year End: 41 Projects Completed, 336 Service Hours, $7,505 Spent, 13 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Frederick A. Zeher , Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 42, Attendance 56%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Colonial Italian Resturant

Year End: 17 Projects Completed, 17 Service Hours, $3,538 Spent, 1- Interclubs $302 District Foundation

2009 - 2010
President Frederick A. Zeher, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 44, Attendance 50%
Meet WE 12:30 PM Colonial Italian Resturant

Year End: 19 Projects Completed, 323 Service Hours, $351 Spent, 9 Interclubs $392 District Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Michael Cao, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 45
Meet WE 12:30 PM Colonial Italian Resturant

E-Builder, June 2011: Colonial Heights Kiwanis held its annual golf tournament on May 12 at Lake Chesdin Landing Golf Course. The tournament is set up for 8:00 am and 1 pm start times. Priority Toyota donates funds and provides vehicles for par 3 holes and other places on the course. Food and drinks are served on the course. The club donates all proceeds to the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond.

New members this month, Brian Nerrie, Elizabeth Fields, Rodney Miles.

Year End: 15 Projects Completed, 33 Service Hours, $52 Spent, 11 Interclubs $94 District Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Joshua B. Atchley, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 51
Meet WE 12:30 PM Colonial Italian Resturant

2012 - 2013
President Roger Green, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 45
Meet WE 12:01 PM Dante's; 1st TH 11:55 AM CH Fire Chief's Conf. Rm

2013 - 2014
New Division 10

President Roger Green, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 47
Meet WE 12:30 PM Dante's

2014 - 2015
President Jeffrey W. Faries, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 47
Meet WE 12:30 PM Dante's

2015 - 2016
President Brian L. Nerrie, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 46
Meet WE 12:30 PM Dante's

2016 - 2017
President Jennefer Carpenter, Secretary James L. O' Connell
Membership Oct 1 - 46
Meet WE 12:30 PM Dante's