CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

CLUBS, Old-Divisions-New, Regions, Links, Leadership, People

KIWANIS CLUB OF CREWE, VIRGINIA
Organized October 27, 1924. Chartered Dec. 9, 1924
Sponsored by Field Representative Joseph Bowles
was Divisions 2, 4, 18 New Division 10
Heart of Virginia Region
Key #01293
39th District Club
Population (1924) 2,152

The charter was presented on December 9, 1924, by District Secretary Robert E. Turner. The affair was a Ladies' Night with about 40 ladies present, 12 members from Chase City and 4 from Petersburg, LTG Russell S. Perkinson, and International Field Representative Joe Bowles.

1924 and 1925
(Volume 2)
President W. W. Bain, Vice President H. E. Lee
Secretary Percy H. Farley, Treasurer H. E. Freeman
Trustee T. E. Wilson Trustee
Sponsor Victoria Club 1925

We agreed to aid the Farm and Home Demonstration work and had their representative at one of our meetings. We also had the faculty of the High School at one of our meetings and the parsons of the town at another.

We sponsored the new Kiwanis Club at Victoria, Virginia, which was chartered on July 24, 1925. Sixteen of our members attended this meeting.

In order to develop and improve a park in Crewe, the club members turned out one morning at five o'clock in overalls. It was the most enthusiastic bunch of men ever assembled. Our Public Affairs Committee was engaged in highway promotion in cooperation with the State Commission. We held two out-of-town meetings, one at Burkeville and one at Blackstone.

The Kiwanis Santa Claus was busy and saw that every child was provided a Christmas gift.

1926
President J. A. B. Lowry, Secretary J. H. Flippen
Trustee J. E. Winslow

We held an Inter-Club meeting with Victoria on March 11 and played basketball with them. Without saying who won, we will say that Victoria lost.

Raised funds for an eye clinic, gave surgical attention to six children who had not been able to attend school because of eye trouble. Held a meeting with the Lions of Farniville at Crewe. Our club in conjunction with the Town Council secured from the Highway Department an allocation of $89,000 for a section of concrete highway through the town.

On October 21 we were the guests of the Rotary Club at Blackstone, Virginia. The two clubs formed plans to hold clinics to care for all underprivileged children in the county.

1927
President T. Edward Wilson, Secretary R. H. Owen
Trustee J. E. Winslow

We started the year by holding our second clinic, which treated fifteen patients. Thereafter the clinic was held monthly. Besides fostering our clinic and raising funds for the crippled child fund, we had many other activities. The club made possible the establishment of a golf course. We worked with the town council to secure a landing field. These efforts were finally successful. We also used our influence for good roads and to secure a new depot. Arranged a program for Fire Prevention Week. Were active in the Red Cross Drive. We were hosts to Chase City and Victoria on Inter-Club Day. In June we held a meeting at Crystal Lake and in October we held our annual Ladies' Night.

1928
(Volume 3)
President J. H. Flippen, Secretary R. H. Owen
Trustee W. A. Oliver

The club decided at the beginning of the year that its public affairs work should be done along the following lines: The improvement of Highway No. 10, a new depot, enlarging the municipal golf course and making Crewe a better town. We had a number of very interesting meetings during the year both in our own city and at inter-club meetings with other clubs. During March, Mr. H. E. Freeman spoke on "Co-operation and Industry for our' Town"; F. C. Verses talked on the work of the State Legislature, and George Seay and Dr. Irby of Rotary reported on the clinic which the two clubs support jointly. They reported that during the past year there were eight hundred underprivileged child visits to the clinic. Our annual Ladies' Night was held on April 3. There was a fine inter-club meeting with the Kiwanians of Victoria and the Lions of Farniville.

In May, there was a joint meeting with Victoria, the Division Meeting at Lynchburg on May 11, at which we were represented, while on May 22, we acted as hosts to Chase City and Victoria.

On June 27, the Chase City golfers came to Crewe for a tournament. After winning the match, we entertained the visitors at luncheon. We also defeated the golfers from Blackstone. We acted as sponsors on the appearance of the News Leader in Crewe. Chase City and Crewe had two baseball games for the benefit of the crippled children of Nottoway and Mecklenburg Counties.

In connection with the Rotary Club of Blackstone we sponsored a booth at the county fair. The proceeds of this went for the benefit of crippled children. Victoria presented the District Loving Cup to us on October 30.

When a review was made at the close of the year we found that the following accomplishments stood to the credit of the club. The club shared in the work of obtaining a concrete road. It shared in the program of building in Crewe, in the civic pride of the town, in putting aside petty jealousy, in the fair which was a great success. It worked with the Blackstone Rotary Club in doing a wonderful piece of work for underprivileged children.

1929
President J. E. Winslow, Secretary R. H. Owen
Trustee W. W. Carson, Trustee

A committee from the club met with the Town Council in an endeavor to have a bed endowed in Farmville Hospital, but we were not successful. The Kiwanis Club of Crewe and Victoria played a game of basketball for the benefit of underprivileged children. Contests were also held among the members of our own club and also with neighboring clubs. For some time, we had committees at work to improve conditions in our town, among them street signs, grade crossings, reduction of fire insurance rates, a better newspaper, and the erection of aviation lights.

We gave a minstrel show, which was so successful that it was repeated in the neighboring community of Amelia. The proceeds from this entertainment were for the benefit of our child clinic. We arranged for a golf tournament for communities in our section of the State. We gave material aid to the Nottaway County Fair, which was held at Blackstone. Our Underprivileged Child report showed approximately 300 treatments at a cost to the club of $500.

1930
(Volume 4)
President Warren Oliver, Secretary R. H. Owen
Trustee C. H. Wilson

The club not only successfully worked for tile establishment of the Boy Scouts in Our city, but also furnished Scout masters. A 901f tournament was arranged and we also Played with a delegation from Richmond, headed by Governor Jesse H. Binford. The visitors also attended our meeting where the Governor was speaker.

No reports were submitted after May. The club became inactive in August, when they ceased to hold meetings, and in December, 1930, surrendered its charter.

Reorganized January 14, 1936.

1936
President, J. H. Flippen, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Membership Jan. 14 - 29; Attendance 70%

The club put on an Amateur Night and also a Bazaar, netting a total of $440 for its u. 13. Child Work. It had a program on Rehabilitation. It made a survey of the needs of U. p. Children, bought braces for a cripple, furnished glasses for six and contributed $24 to the P. T. A. The club planned and completed the organization of a Boy Scout Troop, furnishing the financial aid necessary, and sponsored the Troop. The club helped with the expenses of a 4-H Boy at the short course at V. P. 1. and it entertained the football team of the high school. The club arranged a series of Vocational Guidance talks at the high school.

The club joined with other civic organizations in working for a north and south highway between Crewe and Victoria and in trying to bring new industries to Crewe. It aided the Red Cross and the P, T. A. Worked for a Municipal Playground, and supported the Five County Fair. Had programs on Better Schools, The Supreme Court, Public Safety and Community Welfare. It attended a number of inter-club meetings at Victoria, received the Golden Rule from Victoria-Kenbridge and carried it to Chase City. The club held two successful Ladies Nights.

The club had three Kiwanis Education programs, celebrated Constitution Week and sent representatives to the Mid-Winter Conference, the District and International Conventions and the Training School for Club Officers.

1937
President L. H. Wilson, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Membership Jan 1 - 31, Attendance 69%

Held a Bingo Party, supported the President's Ball and held a Carnival Bazaar netting more than $500 for its U. P. Child Work. Aided in the Children's Home Society drive for funds. Furnished 1 child glasses and spent $16 for school books. It had a program on Child Welfare.

Two programs on Boy Scout Work, when one troop was complete in membership, formed a second troop. Spent $40 for camping equipment for scouts. Presented plans for a Municipal Playground to the Civic Forum. that were adopted, donated $50, and the playground was opened from June 15 to August 31, with an average attendance of 125 children. Sent 2 Boy Scouts to the Horse Show Tournament and donated $15 to 4-H Club.

The club joined with the Chamber of Commerce in entertaining the farmers with a program on Kiwanis and the Farmer and Soil Conservation, It aided in making Crewe a Live Stock Shipping Point and in planning the Farmers Jubilee.

The club worked for bringing new industries to the town and contributed $25 towards the Christmas lighting. It had programs on Syphilis, Better Telephone Service, Modern Banking, juvenile Delinquency, Efficiency, and Peace, and celebrated the Fourth of July.

Delegations were sent by the club to visit the clubs at Victoria-Kenbridge and Danville.

The officers attended the LTG Training School and the President trained his Committee Chairmen. The club celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, had four programs on Kiwanis Education, entertained the LTG sent in an Achievement Report, and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference and the District Convention.

1938
(Volume 5)
President J. F. Wilkinson, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Membership Jan 1 - 25, Attendance 69%

The club put on a benefit dance and a "Karnival" Bazaar to raise money for its Community Fund. It furnished glasses to two children, contributed $100.00 to a fund for hot lunches for indigent school children and contributed to the county work for underprivileged children.

It had two programs on Scouting and contributed $50 to the Scout organization, sponsored the Girl Scouts and contributed $25 to that organization, sponsored a girl basketball team at the high school, and contributed $100 to the community playgrounds which were used by an average of 140 daily.

The club fostered the 4-H club, contributed $25 to its work, sent two 4-H boys to a special course at VPI, had a Farmers Night and contributed to the farmers picnic put on by the Chamber of Commerce.

Inter-clubs with Lynchburg and Victoria-Kenbridge.

Had joint meetings with Farmville Lions, three Ladies Nights, one stag party and one Christmas gift party, played golf and softball, being in the local league in the last instance.

Filed an Achievement Report, entertained the LG and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference and the District Convention.

1939
President J. W. Shepherd, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Membership Jan 1 - 23, Attendance 71%
LG Lynwood Wilson

Raised $310 at a dance and "Karnival" Bazaar for welfare work. Spent on U. P. child work in part as follows: $50.00 for school lunches, $25.00 for dental, $21.66 for hospital expenses, $7.50 for county welfare work and seven pairs of glasses.

Opened the municipal playground attended by an average of 150 children daily, worked on a club house for young people, and joined with the Chamber of Commerce in giving a banquet to the high school football team.

The club had a program put on by members of the 4-H Club and donated $15.00 to this work.

The club was host to Lynchburg and to Victoria-Kenbridge and made return visits to these clubs, putting on the program at the latter.

The club entertained the Eastern Star, entered a team in the softball leagues and had two Ladies Nights and two picnics with ladies present.

The club furnished the LTG for this Division, sent in an Achievement Report and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference, the District Convention and the training school for club officers.

1940
President W. T. Flippen, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Membership Jan 1 - 22, Attendance 82%

The club gave a benefit dance, a bingo party, a night game and a "Karnival" Bazaar, raising $300.00 for its work. This was spent in part: $70.00 for school lunclies, $50.00 for Christmas baskets, $10.00 to 4-H Club, $5.00 to the Scout program, $25.00 to to the Community hospital and $50.00 to the playground work.

It sponsored both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and had programs on the work of these organizations.

It joined the Chamber of Commerce in putting on the farnier's picnic and worked for the introduction of vocational training in the high school.

The club raised funds for the airport and put on a Christmas tree. Among its most interesting programs were its forums on Public Affairs, on Soil Conservation, Kiwams and the Church and Experiences in a German Concentration Camp.

Interclub with Victoria-Kenbridge.

Entertained the Eastern Star, held two Ladies Nights, a stag party and a Christmas party at which each member brought presents for each other.

Presented an Achievement Report, entertained the District Governor and LG and was represented at the Division meeting and the training school for club officers.

1941
President T. D. Hardwood, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Membership Jan 1 - 25, Attendance 80%

Raised $400 from the "Karnival" Bazaar. Glasses were given where needed, $50.00 contributed to the school lunch fund, Christmas baskets were furnished, and a sum was contributed to the underprivileged child work of the Ruritans in the county.

Contributed $60 to the Scout work, $80 to the summer playgrounds, $15 to religious education in the schools.

Citizenship Responsibility was accented as perhaps the most important objective of Kiwanis.

Contributed $13.00 to the 4-H Club work.

Inter-club meetings with Victoria-Kenbridge, Danville, and Martinsville.

The club had two Ladies Nights and the usual Christmas party.

Submitted an Achievement Report, held two Kiwanis education meetings, entertained the LG and the District Governor and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference.

1942
President John A. Proffitt, S. R Davis, Secretary Kermit Wheary,J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 77%

Both the club president and secretary moved away from Crewe early in the year, but their successors carried on and kept the club in good condition during the year.

The club co-operated with the school authorities in an attempt to increase the number of Five-Point children in the schools. It gave financial aid to the PTA. in furnishing hot lunches to needy children, and it furnished two children with glasses.

It gave $20 to enable several Scouts to attend the Scout camp, and contributed $50 to a fund to operate playgrounds in the summer. It held a Father and Son Night and gave a banquet to the high school football team and its coach.

It contributed $15 to send a 4-H Club champion to the International 4-H Convention.

The club bought defense bonds, maturity value $4,000. It bought a new piano and gave the old one to the USO, contributed $15 toward Bible teaching in the schools, cooperated with the Ministerial Union in an attempt to have better attendance at the union services during the summer, and it attended church services in a body for the four Sundays in March. Interesting programs were on Camp Pickett, The Camp's Place in the Community, The Church in Camp Pickett, The USO at Camp Pickett.

Getting the Boy over Fool's Hill, Crewe Playground and The Work of the Engineering Corps in the New War.

The club sent a delegation to Lynchburg on the occasion of the visit of the District
Governor.

It had a Ladies Night, a Stunt Night, and a Halloween party.

It had a number of programs on Kiwanis education and it entertained the LG.

1943
President Frank B. Handley, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 25, Attendance 71%

This club had a hard year, but it did furnish one child with glasses, and send Christmas toys and fruit to tile colored children in the Piedmont Sanitarium.

It sponsored the BOY Scout Troop, kept the summer playground going, and aided the YMCA in its work for young people, Aid and encouragement was given to outstanding 4-H club members.

The chill contributed to a fund for Bible study in the schools, and sponsored the program for Victory Gardens. Programs: Payroll Withholding Tax, Point Rationing, Civilian Defense, Christmas Seals, and Education in the County.

Inter-club to Victoria-Kenbridge.

Kiwanis Anniversary was celebrated, and three members in the armed forces.

1944
(Volume 6)
President Virgil S. Coleman, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 24, Attendance 72%

1945
President W. T. Johnson, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 26, Attendance 75%

1946
President Charles T. Clay, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 27, Attendance 84%
LG J. F. Wilinson

1947
President Charles W. Scott, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 88%

1948
President Augustus A. Hagberg, SecretaryJ. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 31, Attendance 90%

1949
President Charles H. Wilson, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 87%

1950
President Robert F. Lynch, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 44, Attendance 85%
LG A. A. "Gus" Hagber

1951
(Volume 7)
President Preston M. Dupriest, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan. 1 - 49, Attendance 86%

The club held a Scout night; entertained honor students at one luncheon and outstanding athletes at another; gave a $75 scholarship to the best student; celebrated Kids Day with a bicycle parade, a field day, a song fest and a talent show; celebrated 4-H club week, and worked for the better pasture program in the county; presented movies at the Piedmont Sanitarium for the children regularly through the year; sent letters to service men of the community; put on a "Get Out the Vote campaign;" donated $200 to the Community Center carried out a Booster day for baseball, clearing a considerable sum for underprivileged child work; presented two table radios to the hospital at Camp Pickett; helped furnish cars to take aged people to church; had a number of programs on religious subjects; and put on a "March to Church in March" campaign.

1952
Division 4
President J. Berman Murphy, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 45, Attendance 97%

1953
President B. C. Weatherford, Secretary J. Frank Wilkinson
Membership Jan 1 - 44, Attendance 91%

1954
President Kermit Whery, Secretary John B. Murphy
Membership Jan 1 - 49, Attendance 96%

1955
PresidentJoseph D. Bradshaw, Secretary John B. Murphy
Membership Jan 1 - 46, Attendance 92%

1956
President ?, Secretary John B. Murphy

1957
President charles S. Hooper Jr, Secretary John B. Murphy

1958
President Travis T. DuPriest, Secretary J. Berman Murphy

1959
President David S. Slaw, Secretary J. Berman Murphy
LG Charlie S. Hooper Jr

1960
President Marvin G. Harrison, Secretary J. Berman Murphy

1961
President W. Lewis Shipp, Secretary A. A. Hagberg

1962
President Dwight A. Pfirman, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1963
President Calvin T. Lucy Jr, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1964
President Freeman H. Stewart, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1965
President J. Howard Flippen, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1966
President Wilson C. Wertz, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1967
President Grattan M. Powell, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1968
President Paul V. Williams, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1969
President Thomas L. Wilson, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1969 - 1970
President David S. Slawk Secretary Kermit Wheary

1970 - 1971
President O. Paul Long, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1971 - 1972
President Thomas V. Warren, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1972 - 1973
President William T. Flipppen, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1973 - 1974
President Robert V. Southworth, Secretary Grattan M. Powell

1974 - 1975
President Re. Roy L. Miller, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1975 - 1976
President Drury W. LaNeave, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1976 - 1977
Division 4 B
President Eugene T. Sones, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1977 - 1978
President Thomas T. Traynham Jr, Secretary Kermit Wheary
Sponsor Mecklenburg County Club

1978 - 1979
Division 18
President Max F. Wingett, Secretary Kermit Wheary

1979 - 1980
President Charles C. Olsen, Secretary O. Paul Long

1980 - 1981
President D. Michael Crafton, Secretary O. Paul Long

1981 - 1982
President Howard Mustian Jr, Secretary O. Paul Long

1982 - 1983
President James M. Jones Jr, Secretary O. Paul Long

1983 - 1984
President George H. Gravitt, Secretary O. Paul Long
LG Howard M. Mustain Jr

1984 - 1985
President Franklin E. Cassada, Secretary O. Paul Long

1985 - 1986
President James L. Williamson, Secretary O. Paul Long

1986 - 1987
President James M. Jones III, Secretary O. Paul Long

1987 - 1988
President Jack M. Robeson, Secretary O. Paul Long

1988 - 1989
President Thomas R. Robinett, Secretary O. Paul Long

1989 - 1990
President John C. Anderson, Secretary James E. Robertson

1990 - 1991
President L. Herbert Martin, Secretary Dan Robertson

1991 - 1992
President Marvin F. Graham, Secretary Ronald K. Wise

1992 - 1993
President Larry J. Parrish, Secretary Ronald K. Wise
Membership Oct 1 - 46

1993 - 1994
President Robert K. Martin, Secretary Tommie H. Jenkins
Membership Oct 1 - 46

1994 - 1995
President Warren D. Robertson, Secretary Tommie H. Jenkins
Membership Oct 1 - 43

1995 - 1996
President William Thomas Jenkins, Secretary Tommie H. Jenkins
Membership Oct 1 - 44

1996 - 1997
President Robert P. Scherck, Secretary Tommie H. Jenkins
Membership Oct 1 - 45

1997 - 1998
President Robert I. Horn, Secretary Tommie H. Jenkins
Membership Oct 1 - 42

1998 - 1999
President William C. Abel, Secretary ?
Membership Oct 1 - 40

1999 - 2000
(Officers not list in KI Directory)
President ?, Secretary ?
Membership Oct 1 - 39

2000 - 2001
President Robert L. Mann, Secretary Richard L. Calhoun
Membership Oct 1 - 38

2001 - 2002
President Thomas W. Warren, Secretary Kay F. Baughan
Membership Oct 1 - 34, Attendance 0%

Year End: 0 Projects Completed, 0 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Bobby Mann, Secretary Richard L. Calhoun
Membership Oct 1 - 34, Attendance 33%

Year End: 15 Projects Completed, 148 Service Hours, $700 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President J. Larry Williamson, Secretary Kay F. Baughan
Membership Oct 1 - 32, Attendance 0%

Year End: 9 Projects Completed, 10 Service Hours, $1 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Tom Willis, Secretary John Klag
Membership Oct 1 - 32, Attendance 77%
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Contributed $150 to Tsunami Relief Effort.

Year End: 30 Projects Completed, 391 Service Hours, $655 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Heart of Virginia Region
President Rob Bowman, Secretary Carol Alderman
Membership Oct 1 - 30, Attendance 58%
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Year End: 48 Projects Completed, 321 Service Hours, $281 Spent, 5 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President David Graham, Secretary Hazel V. Hill
Membership Oct 1 - 30, Attendance 64%
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Year End: 9 Projects Completed, 21 Service Hours, $237 Spent, 0 Interclub

2007 - 2008
President Gloria Dooley, Secretary Hazel V. Hill
Membership Oct 1 - 30, Attendance 74%
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Year End: 22 Projects Completed, 45 Service Hours, $168 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Macio Hill, Secretary Cynthia Wood
Membership Oct 1 - 21, Attendance 79%
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Year End: 17 Projects Completed, 17 Service Hours, $283 Spent, 0 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2009 - 2010
President Macio Hill, Secretary Cynthia Wood
Membership Oct 1 - 16, Attendance 55%
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Year End: 1 Project Completed, 4 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 0 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Gloria P. Dooley, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

Year End: 0 Projects Completed, 0 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 0 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Gloria P. Dooley, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct 1 - 17
Meet (2nd, 4th) TU 6:30 PM Crewe Community Center

2012 - 2013
President Gloria P. Dooley, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct. 1 - 17
Meet 2nd, 4th TU 6:30 PM DineNCrewe Restaurant

2013 - 2014
New Division 10

President Henry Crittenden, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct 1 - 16
Meet 2nd, 4th TU 6:30 PM DineNCrewe Restaurant

2014 - 2015
President Gloria P. Dooley, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet 2nd, 4th TU 6:30 PM DineN Crewe Restaurant

2015 - 2016
President Gloria P. Dooley, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet 2nd, 4th TU 6:30 PM DineN Crewe Restaurant

2016 - 2017
President Gloria P. Dooley, Secretary Joseph H. Mayton
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet 2nd, 4th TU 6:30 PM DineN Crewe Restaurant