CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

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

KIWANIS CLUB OF CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND
Organized May 8, 1924. Chartered June 5, 1924.
Sponsor Hagerstown, MD
was Division 1, 9, 19 New Division 7
Mason Dixon Region
Key #01238
36th District Club

1924 - 1925
(Volume 2)

The formation of a Kiwanis Club in Cumberland, Maryland, was the result of a meeting of fifteen of the present members which was held at the Fort Cumberland Club on the afternoon of April 10, 1924, at the invitation of J. Thurston Boyd. At this meeting Boyd was made temporary chairman and Charles D. Clark acting secretary. The secretary was instructed to communicate with the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown to ascertain the procedur6 necessary to form such a club.

A meeting was held a week later when a temporary Board of Directors and a Classification and Membership Committee was appointed. Meetings were regularly held each week and on May I a delegation from Hagerstown was entertained. One week later Lieutenant-Governor Merle E. Towner and International Field Representative Joseph E. Bowles, Jr., were present and addressed us.

On June 5, 1924, we were presented with our charter by Lieutenant-Governor Towner. Hagerstown, the sponsoring club, had a delegation present who presented us with a gavel. Representatives of the Martinsburg, West Virginia, Club and Winchester and Frederick Clubs were also present, as was Joe Bowles. The temporary officers were then elected as the permanent ones. They were: D. Lindley Sloan, President; J. Thurston Boyd, Vice-President; Charles D. Clark, Secretary; Zeb. M. Hewitt, Treasurer, and Finley C. Hendrickson, Trustee. These officers were re-elected for 1925.

The club started with a membership of 44 which by the end of the year bad increased to 77 and by the end of 1926 had become 101.

The club has met regularly each week and delegates have attended all of the District and International Conventions. We have also been present at all Inter-Club meetings in which we were expected to have a part.

We have been active in many civic undertakings. It was at the suggestion of this club that a community chest fund was so successfully put through in 1926. Assistance was also given to the new Y. M. C. A. building campaign in 1924, and to the Salvation Army Drive in 1925. Assistance was also given to th3 Tuberculosis Hospital, Associated Charities, Civic Club, and the Boy Scout Troops of South Cumberland and Barrelsville.

We have been fortunate in having for the Chairman of our Welfare Committee, which also comprises the Underprivileged Child Work, Alex. Adams, who with Doctors E. B. Claybrook and C. L. Owens, have been instrumental in our helping a great many crippled and underprivileged children. Arrangements have been made for an orthopedic clinic, when eminent surgeons from Pittsburgh and Baltimore can be with us.

1926
President A. Taylor Smith, Vice President Harold W. Smith
Secretary Charles D. Clark, Treasurer Z, M. Hewitt
Trustee Finley C. Hendrickson

Our average attendance was 77%, which was quite creditable in view of the fact that the nearest club where our members could attend to make up lost meetings was ninety miles away. We have considered seriously the p6ssibility of organizing Kiwanis clubs in nearby towns, but have thought it inadvisable, as some of them already had service clubs and we were of the opinion that these towns could not support a Kiwanis Club.

Our committees have all worked well, particularly the Program and Welfare Committees. The latter committee also has charge of our underprivileged child work. We have been able to help numerous children in various ways such as by operations to correct deformaties, helping finance boy8 and girls through business schools and colleges, fostering the community chest, and assisting in successfully establishing it. We have helped in hospitals, the Y. M. C. A., the Free Library, and charitable institutions, both financially and with moral support. During the year we advertised in the newspapers for cases of crippled children whom we might help.

We were represented at both District and International Conventions and ha d the largest delegation at the International Convention of any club in this District.

We were entered in the Attendance and Efficiency Contests. In the Attendance Contest we were second in our division (silver) of the District, and in the Efficiency Contest we were first.

1927
(Charles D. Clark)
President H. W. Smith, Secretary Charles D. Clark
Tresurer Z. M. Hewitt, Trustee F. C. Hendrickson

The club had a very successful and interesting year. The average attendance for the year was 811/c, four points higher than any previous year. Our net membership increased by nine members, so that we had one hundred and eight members. Ten of our members maintained one hundred per cent in attendance.

The President, Secretary and Trustee attended the meeting at Washington in January. Two members attended the International Convention at Memphis and twelve members and friends attended the District Convention at Wilmington, Delaware. Fifteen of us attended the charter presentation on April 23 of the new club at Bedford, Pennsylvania. On October 13, we had as our guests thirty Kiwanians who had been attending the Pennsylvania District Convention and were on their way home.

Twelve members attended the Inter-Club Meeting at Hagerstown on May 12. A delegation from Washington, headed by LTG Kimball, presented the district loving cup to us on June 23, and on August 2 our President, Harold W. Smith, with a delegation of other members proceeded to Havre de Grace and presented the cup to that club. Being so far removed from other clubs, it is difficult to plan and attend inter-club meetings. We have, however, been very fortunate in being on friendly terms with the local Rotary and Monarch Clubs and on different occasions during the year, we held joint meetings. In August, we held a joint picnic with the Rotary Club. During the winter months we have an inter club bowling league and bowling matches with the members of the Rotary and Monarch Clubs.

The club was active in assisting other agencies in looking after underprivileged children. 17 memberships were taken out in the Y. M. C. A. Members assisted in transporting and entertaining 600 children at the annual Salvation Army picnic. The club entertained the workers of the Community Chest Drive.

Members have been interested in the Boy Scouts work. We donated $300 to help form a Scout organization and to have a Scout executive in the city. Donated $50 to equip Southminster Boy Scout Troop and presented a banner to the Cresaptown Troop. We entertained at luncheon the workers of the Cumberland Welfare Federation at the time of their drive.

Members donated about 100 music records to the tuberculosis hospital and the same number of children's books to the public library. Donated $200 to the Red Cross relief for the Mississippi flood sufferers and $200 to help equip the Kiwanis hut of the Miracle House at Claiborne, Maryland.

We had very few cases of orthopedic work this year. The city and county were fortunate in not having many cases of crippled children needing attention. We kept in touch with the county nurses and the Associated Charities and even advertised for cases in the papers, but received few responses. The following cases were handlel by us: The club supplied additional braces and shoes for a young girl at Kernan Hospital. We supplied additional orthopedic shoes for another case. The club obligated itself to loan a young man sufficient money to defray his expenses at college. The boy's father was in a tuberculosis sanitarium. A child, born with a club foot, was operated on by our surgeon, the foot was kept in casts for two months and complete recovery followed.

A child with badly bowed leg was operated on. A boy with ankylosed knee as the result of an accident was operated upon and the deformity corrected. An artificial limb was supplied to a boy who had lost a leg. A baby born with a clubfoot received an operation which cured him. Two boys, sons of a needy widow, were placed in Miracle House for training and treatment. Another case of ankylosed knee and foot received a successful operation. A baby with a hair lip was taken under our care but not operated on until the following year.

One of our most interesting meetings was that held during the Christmas week when we had as our guests about fifteen children whom we had helped at different times during the past two or three years. The county nurses were also present. Santa Claus presented each child with a present and also presented to Alexander Adams, Dr. Claybrook and Dr. Owens gold watch charms in appreciation of their services on the Welfare Committee. Checks of $25 each were given to the matrons of the Alleghany and Western Maryland Hospitals, to be used as they deemed advisable in supplying Christmas presents or necessities for children in the hospitals.

1928
(Volume 3)
President J. Thurston Boyd, Secretary Charles D. Clark
Trustee and Alex Adams

The Educational Committee had charge of a meeting in January, and five members made short addresses. We donated two memberships in the Chamber of Commerce and gave $250 to insure the establishment of a Boy Scout executive in Cumberland. In February, we had an interesting address by Maj. Tein Lai Huang on Chinese political and economic affairs. That month we were the guests of Rotary. Eighty workers on the Community Chest were entertained by us at a luncheon. A delegation from the Altoona, Pennsylvania, Club paid us a visit and one of them gave us an instructive talk. Ladies' Night was held on April 12, with Jules Brazil as the entertainer. There was a joint meeting with Rotary and Monarchs. We sponsored one of the boys' baseball teams in the Legion League.

The members of the newly formed Monarchs Club were our guests on May 24, when. former Governor John J. Cornwell, of West Virginia, General Counsel of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, gave an interesting address.

Our Fourth Anniversary was observed on June 7, when each of our Past Presidents gave a short talk. At this meeting the members of the bowling team presented the club with a handsome bronze -table gong and gavel. We donated $200 to the Miracle House Tuberculosis Preventorium. at Claiborne, Maryland. On July 10, fifty of our members attended a meeting with the Bedford, Pennsylvania, Club. The meeting was preceded by a golf game between the members of the two clubs. A joint picnic was held with Rotary on August 8, on the grounds of the Country Club. There were golf, baseball and horseshoe pitching contests as well as stunt races and swimming.

Underprivileged child cases: A three-year-old girl was operated for hare lip. A child with nervous disorder since birth was given special treatment. A three-year-old boy with bow legs was operated. A young girl that we supplied orthopedic shoes and braces for the past three years received an operation and expect she will now need them in the future. A seven year old boy was given an artificial leg. A boy suffering with curvature of the spine was given treatments and another with synovitis of the right knee received attention. We held a Ladies' Night on November 22. We were the guests of the Monarch Club on December 12. A joint meeting of Rotary, Monarchs and Kiwanis proved a very enjoyable event. On December 20, we had at our meeting twenty children whom we had helped this year. There was a Santa Claus and toys and clothing for each child. $50 was presented to the Salvation Army for needy children.

1929
President Isaac Hirsch, Secretary Charles D. Clark
Trustee Alex Adams
LG Findlay C. Hendrickson

A joint meeting of Kiwanis, Rotary and Monarchs Clubs was held on January 31. The club purchased fifteen memberships in the Y. M. C. A. for boys recommended by our Welfare Committee. We also followed our usual custom of taking two memberships in the Chamber of Commerce. The workers of the Community Chest Drive were entertained at luncheon. Dr. George E. Bennett, of Baltimore, spoke at one of our meetings on the American League for Crippled Children. The Rotary Club was our guest. Many of our members assisted in entertaining and transporting those in attendance at the Rotary District Convention. We formed a bowling league of four teams from among our members and games were rolled once a week. Our howlers also played a series of games with Rotary.

$300 was donated to equip a room at the new Memorial Hospital here, and $200 was given for the care of six additional children at the Clairborne Preventorium. Our Fifth Anniversary was observed on June 5. Fifteen of our members attended a meeting at Keyser, West Virginia, where they were organizing a new Kiwanis Club. We were represented at the International Convention and at an Inter-Club Meeting at Frederick, Maryland. Fifty of our members attended a similar meeting at Bedford, Pennsylvania, with the Holidaysburg Club of that State also participating. We furnished the program on this occasion.

We assisted in transporting 700 children to and from a Salvation Army picnic. A joint picnic with Rotary was held at the Country Club. This was the fifth annual occasion. There was golf, baseball, swimming, horseshoe pitching, tennis, singing and dancing. This year we again won the golf match which gave us permanent possession of a handsome trophy.

Rev. Bill Hess, President of the Hagerstown Club, addressed us relative to the District Convention to be held in his city. One of the best meetings we had was a Father and Son Day, when Fred T. Small, one of our members, related his experience in Galipoli during the World War. The Ladies' Night was held on September 26. We celebrated Edison Week with a joint meeting with Rotary and Monarch. Our delegation to the Hagerstown Convention consisted of twenty-seven Kiwanians and ladies' and was said to be the second largest in attendance. We assisted in a Y. M. C. A. drive for new members. Kiwanis, Rotary and Monarch were the guests of local community builders on November 26, when an address given by Congressman Clyde Kelly.

In December, two children with defective sight were supplied with glasses. We were also able to secure occupational training for a man who was stricken last year with infantile paralysis. Braces and other help were supplied and we expect that he will shortly be able to earn a livelihood. Our Christmas party was the most interesting and enjoyable of the year. Our ladies were present and also twenty children whom we had helped during the year. Santa Claus was present "in person" with gifts for all the children.

Our most interesting case:

    A worker at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company, thirty-five years old, became stricken with spinal meningitis. He was entirely bedfast, with a wife and three children, owned a home, and his entire income ceased. We sent our surgeon, Doctor Claybrook, to give him medical attention. Finally, we enlisted the services of Doctors Bennett and Weinberg of Johns Hopkins University. They came several times and in a few months we were able to send him to Baltimore so that he could have braces fitted at a cost of $185. We saw to it that his family was supported properly, that the mortgage on his home was paid, and then he wanted to make him self supporting. The State of Maryland has a fund for this purpose-and in conference with the authorities, they agreed to pay $30.00 per month if he could be taught a trade, which, in his condition would be suitable. We finally succeeded in getting him placed with a large optical company, where he is to be taught the mechanics of lens grinding. The, optical company was magnanimous enough to return the $30.00 per month to our protege. The next thing 'was the greatest difficulty yet: to get him to and from his work. We solved this by getting him an automobile and having his wife, who can drive, take him to work in the morning and from work in the evening. He is promised a good position as lens grinder after he thoroughly understands the work.

1930
(Volume 4)
President Dr. E. B. Claybrook, Secretary Charles D. Clark
Trustee Alex Adams

We sponsored a plan whereby persons in moderate circumstances could secure the services of a trained nurse for an hour or two each day. We guaranteed her regular salary for a period of four months. We sponsored and equipped a team in the American Legion junior Baseball League. Artificial limbs were provided for a boy who had lost his legs in a railroad accident as a result of his own carelessness. We have been much interested in a man with a family who was stricken with infantile paralysis. We have helped him financially and assisted him in securing a position, although lie has not regained the use of his legs.

We had inter-club meetings with Hagerstown Kiwanis club and also with the local Rotarians, Monarchs and Chamber of Commerce. We entertained at luncheon the workers on the Community Chest Drive. We also held a joint picnic with the local Rotary club. We were represented at the Kiwanis International Convention, District Convention, Lynchburg Convention and the outing at Braddock Heights given by the Frederick club.

Constitution Week was fittingly observed with a special program and our major committees also had charge of different meetings. Visited by our LTG Edwin F. Hill with a delegation from the Washington club.

We helped financially the Keating Memorial Day Nursery. Presented 20 memberships in the Y. M, C. A. to young boys. Supplied braces for three crippled children and supplied hospital treatment to two others. In addition a Christmas party was given for the children whom the b had helped during the year and for pupils of a class of backward children the public schools. Santa Claus present gifts to all the children.

1931
President William A. Gunter, Secretary Charles D. Clark
Trustee Dr. C. L. Owens

We supported the Chamber of Commerce taking out two memberships. Robert rns Day was celebrated by having an ellent Scotch program. City engineer address on Water City Extensions.

Our club suffered a severe loss in the death of Immediate Past President Dr. E. Claybrook. He was also a charter member of the Cumberland Kiwanis club.

1932
President W. C. Honley, Secretary C. D. Clark
Membership Jan 1 - 87, Attendance 76%

The club paid ten junior memberships in the Y. M. C. A. for Under-privileged boys. It surveyed the schools for under-nourished children, found only two schools in which such children were present and took care of those children, bought orthopedic braces for two boys, donated an artificial leg to another. The 60 children who had been helped by the club were individually sponsored each by one member of the club who looked out for him personally. The club in cooperation with Rotary attempted to establish a local branch of the Maryland League for Crippled Children, and gave a Christmas party to 15 children. The club made loans of $90 to $100 to two boys to help them finish their college courses.

In conjunction with Rotary and Lions it brought Admiral Byrd to Cumberland for a lecture, the proceeds of which, $300, was turned over to the Unemployment Relief Committee. The club helped the other civic clubs and the Chamber of Commerce form a joint committee to educate the citizens in regard to taxes, especially in relation to schools.

Being so far from other clubs in the District, this club had most of its interclub relations with Rotary and Lions, especially enjoyable being a picnic with Rotary, at the Country Club, where golf, baseball, and horse-shoe pitching was indulged in in the afternoon by both men and ladies and there was dancing in the evening. .

Alexander (Sandy) Adams read a splendid paper on Club Activities of the District at the District Convention in Washington.

1933
President W. A. Eisenberger, Secretary C. D. Clark
Membership Jan 1 - 78, Attendance 70%

The club increased its college loans to students. Contributed to the Keating Day Nursery. Bought braces and orthopedic slices for three boys. Furnished two artificial legs, and donated ten Junior memberships in the Y. M. C. A. Contributed $40 to the Community Chest and $25 to the Scout Camp. At Christmas time a party was given to all the children the club had helped during the year.

The club had four joint meetings with Rotary and Lions, one of which was a picnic at the Country Club, and put on a most successful and enjoyable Ladies Night. The club celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary and entertained both the District Governor and the Lieutenant-Governor.

1934
President D. R Bowie, Secretary Robert S. Barnes
Membership Jan 1 - 83, Attendance 71%

Furnished 764 quarts of milk for school lunches for U. P. Children, paid dues for 10 at the Y. M. C. A., sent five Scouts to camp, entertained 16 cri Ppled children at a Christmas dinner, gave 150 toys to be distributed by the Salvation Army and started the idea of a summer camp to accommodate 20 needy children. The club contributed $25 to a boys' baseball team and $50 to the Boy Scout Camp. It furnished books, bookracks and toys to backward children, and it entertained at luncheon the High School Octette.

The club had four joint meetings, one picnic and one bowling inatch with Rotary. It furnished dinner for 153 workers in the Welfare Federation Drive, and had programs on The Work of the C.C.C. Camps, and on Business Conditions.

It sent representatives to two meetings of the new club at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, and to one meeting of the Frederick, Maryland, club. It entertained the Lieutenant-Governor and the District Governor and celebrated its own anniversary with a Ladies Night.

1935
President Charles Owens, Secretary Robert S. Barnes
Membership Jan 1 - 71, Attendance 78%

The club undertook the cases of a five year old cripple, operating to straighten legs and shoulders of a five year old, operating for a deformed hand and furnishing nourishment and clothing for a seven year old, operating for a deformed foot, furnishing braces and proper. Took care of several other needed operations and furnished hospitalization for three. Purchased a wooden leg for a boy and spent $80 on artificial limb equipment. It furnished 2162 pints of milk for children's lunches, and paid for 10 Y. M. C. A. memberships. It entertained 59 U. P. Children at a Christmas party with candy and toys for each and gave a large number of toys to the Salvation Army for distribution. It undertook and completed the formation of a permanent summer Kiwanis Camp for Under-privileged Children and put it into operation, taking care of 35. One meeting was held at the camp with Kiwanians and their wives in attendance and the program was put on by the children.

The club took part in organizing a sports program for the summer. The club entertained at luncheon the workers in the Community Chest Drive. It renovated the highway signs on the approaches to the city and put on programs of interest on such topics as Government, Community Forum, Government Loans, the Supreme Court, Dentistry and the Newspaper.

A joint meeting was held with Lions, a joint picnic with Rotary and Lions. The ladies were guests at one mid-day meeting and one Ladies Night was held. The club celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary and Constitution Week, the address being broadcast and all children were urged to tune in. It entertained the LTG and had representatives at the Mid-Winter Conference and the International and District Conventions.

1936
President Phil. A. Heimlich, Secretary Robert S. Barnes
Membership Jan 1 - 84, Attendance 80%

The club furnished 2082 pints of milk for lunches for undernourished school children. Christmas party was given. Fifty-seven children were sent to the Y. M. C. A. Camp and a La(lies Night was held at the camp, the children putting on the program. The club spent $800 in fitting up a six cubicle room at the Memorial Hospital for the use of the doctor members, the use of the room to be free for U. P. Children.

The club fostered a movement toward having a City Manager Form of Government and had one program devoted to this subject. It had a group from a neighboring CCC Camp put on a program. It entertained at luncheon the 196 workers on the Community Chest Fund and had interesting programs on such subjects as Life Insurance, Parks and Playgrounds, Religious Education, and a Century of Progress in Medicine. A bowling team was organized and return matches arranged with Hagerstown and Baltimore and the local Rotarians. Representatives were sent to Washington, to Winchester and to the Division Meeting at Hagerstown. The club had four joint meetings and a joint picnic with Rotary. It held a successful Ladies Night Dinner Dance.

The club entertained the LTG. Attended the Mid-Winter Conference and the International and District Conventions.

1937
President Frederick W. Eiler, Secretary Robert S. Barnes
Membership Jan 1 - 82, Attendance 77%

The club furnished an average of 330 pints of milk a month to undernourished school children. Tile Kiwanis Cubicles at the Hospital were occupied by 19 Children, one child being it, the hospital for more than a year at a cost of $1,039. Thirty T and A operations were performed. Sixty children were taken to see the Wizard of Oz and 60 children sent to the Kiwanis. A Christmas party was given to kiddies. The club entertained a Scout OUP from Oklahoma on its way home in the National Jamboree, furnishing meal and lodging.

The club carried the Kiwanis Log to Hagerstown and sent delegations to visit Westminister and Reisterstown. Had a bowling team which bowled Baltimore and Hagerstown. The bowling team also bowled the Rotary club and the Lions club, and sponsored smokers were well attended. The club had an oyster roast with Rotary, a joint meeting with Rotary and one with Lions, a Kiwanis-Rotary Picnic and two Ladies Nights with floor shows and dancing.

The club celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, sent in an Achievement Report, held a Kiwanis Education Meeting, celebrated Constitution Week and was represented at tile District and International Conventions, and Training School for Officers.

1938
(Volume 5)
President Herbert Platt, Secretary Robert S. Barnes
Membership Jan 1 - 84, Attendance 82%

Furnished 385 gallons of milk for lunches of undernourished children in the school. Contributed $25.00 to the Cancer Clinic, removed tonsils from 17 children and treated teeth of 22, had a survey Of crippled children made and a report given at a regular meeting of tile club, sent 50 boys and girls to Kiwanis Camp for ten day periods, gave them physical examinations and corrected minor defects before letting them 90 to the camp, furnished each with swim suit and camp clothing, gave each a small allowance for spending money and had one meeting at the Camp with the children putting on the program It also bought 20 rain coats for tile boys patrol and paid the membership fees of tell boys in the YMCA and gave a Christmas party to 52 indigent children.

The club put on a safety program throughout the county aided the Community Chest drive and entertained the workers at a luncheon, and gave $50 to the Red Cross.

The club had bowling matches with other Kawanis clubs and with local organizations. It entertained Rotary at a Shrimp party and was entertained by Rotary at all Oyster party. It had a joint meeting with the Elks club, it had a Kiwanis-Rotary picnic and a Ladies Night.

It had two Kiwanis education programs, celebrated All-Kiwanis Night, all([ Constitution Week, entertained the District Governor and the LG and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference, the International Convention, the District Convention and the club officer training.

1939
President H. Platt, Secretary Robert S. Barrie
Membership Jan 1 - 80, Attendance 79%

The club furnished milk and hospital treatment to the underprivileged children when needed. It sent 50 boys and girls to camp and furnished needed clothing, dental and medical care and gave a Christmas party with presents to 63 children. During tile year the club spent a good (lea] of time considering the possibility of changing, In unused building to a recreation center.

Sponsored the Boy Scouts in this area and had a Vocational Guidance program.

The club had a debate on the relation of America to the war in Europe and had the following outstanding programs: Two on Americanism, Flood Cost, Social Security, The Situation in Europe, The Income Tax, America Today, Education for Democracy, Socialized Medicine, and Propaganda.

The club's bowling team took part in a good many contests and it had a big Rotary-Kiwanis picnic with families and friends of members.

The club entertained the District Governor and the LG, had programs on Kiwanis education, celebrated All-Kiwanis Night and was represented at the District and International Conventions, celebrated Constitution Week.

1940
President M. Somerville, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 84, Attendance 72%

Club acquired a 10 year lease and operated the Sunshine Camp for a two week camp for 60 boys and 60 girls at a cost of $3,000. The camp was formerly the Allegany T. B. Sanatorium.

Programs were on Cancer, Hunting and Fishing, City Government, Our National Defense Forces, The Railroad Industry, The Work of the Salvation Army.

Had inter-clubs with Hagerstown, Frederick and Baltimore.

Entertained the District Governor, LG, and was represented at International and District conventions.

1941
President Harvey H. Weiss, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 82, Attendance 72%
LG Harold W. Smith

The only other club Petersburg, W. Va.

The club had two Ladies Nights and a picnic, various joint meetings with Rotary and Lions and an active bowling team.

The club celebrated its own l7th Anniversary and was represented at the District and International conventions.

1942
President Forrest Brown, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 79, Attendance 61%

The big activity of the club is its Stillshine camp for underprivileged children. The camp buildings were repaired and needed improvements made before the camp was opened. It was run in four 2- week periods, two periods for boys and two for girls, caring for a total of 161 children. Every care was taken for the physical and spiritual welfare of the children from a preliminary physical examination before entry to proper care while in camp- A morning religious exercise was held at breakfast, citizenship and respect for the flag were taught, and the children were given a chance to learn useful things by helping in the work of the camp. Tile average gain in weight was three pounds. The club had four luncheons at the camp, the last of which was an evening meeting at which 37 girl campers put on a very interesting pageant.

Every member of the club took part in one or more Defense activities, and the club took an active part in the Community Chest drive. Interesting programs were oil England and Her War Problems, National Hygiene, Civilian Defense, Small Industries in War, Material Production, The Wage Hour Law, Rubber Shortage, Religion in this Crisis, Know Your Money, Gasoline Rationing.

The club had two joint meetings with Rotary.

Entertained the LG and was represented at the training school for club officers, the Mid-Winter Conference and the International and the District conventions.

1943
President Roy C. Lottig, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 73, Attendance 66%

Owing to food rationing, the club was Unable to operate Sunshine Camp this year, but the physical condition. of the buildings and grounds was kept up, and the club was able to entertain a group of forty-one children there for supper on one occasion. Sunshine Clinic was operated, giving medical and surgical care to a number of children.

A series of programs was put on to inculcate in High School students a deeper sense of obligation to and responsibility for the community, and a plaque, commemorating these programs, was placed in the School building.

The club supported and encouraged the Red Cross, the Community Chest, the U.S.O., the League for Crippled Children, and the YMCA.

Programs were: Life in the Army, Functions of a Food Broker, New Developments in Medicine, War and Research, India, Persia, juvenile Delinquency, Synthetic Rubber, Training of a WAC, Newspapers and journalism, Foreign Policy, and Railroading.

The club held joint meeting with Rotary and Lions.

The club entertained the Lieutenant Governor, held Kiwanis Education meetings, celebrated its own 19th anniversary, and had four members-in the armed forces on December 31.

1944
(Volume 6)
President James W. Bishop, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 78, Attendance 76%

1945
President E. Lee Fresh, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 80, Attendance 76%

1946
President O. J. Hale, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 78, Attendance 72%

1947
W. Earle Cobey, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 94, Attendance 74%
LG O. J. Hale

1948
Division 9
President William E. Landefeld, Secretary William J. Edwards

1949
President John J. Robinson, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 94, Attendance 74%

1950
President Albert C. Cook, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 97, Attendance 70%

1951
(Volume 7)
President Thomas B. Finan, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 87, Attendance 68%

1952
President Core F. Schartz, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 85, Attendance 67%

1953
President Thomas N. Berry, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 84, Attendance 67%

1954
PresidentCharles L. Herath, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 82, Attendance 67%

1955
President Bernard G. Renz, Secretary William J. Edwards
Membership Jan 1 - 80, Attendance 72%

1956
President ?, Secretary William J. Edwards

1957
President William H. Johnson, Secretary William J. Edwards

1958
President Albert D. Darby Jr, Secretary William J. Edwards

1959
President Dr. Richard E. Bolyard, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1960
President J. Daniel Eisenberger, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1961
President Lloyd N. Fox, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1962
President Dr. John J. Robinson Jr., Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1963
President Paul W. Barnett, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1964
President Norman D. Messman, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1965
President John J. Long, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1966
President Guy P. Liller, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1967
President William H. Macy Sr, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1968
President Rev. Forrest L. Farris, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1969
President Danny B. Thomas, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1969 - 1970
President John J. McMullen Jr, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr
LG William H. Macy

1970 - 1971
President David E. Kirk, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1971 - 1972
President Paul M. Arbogast, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr
Sponsor Western Allegany

1972 - 1973
President Thomas M Wagner, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1973 - 1974
President William G. Kite, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1974 - 1975
President Martin Schwartz, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1975 - 1976
President Edward I. Heath, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1976 - 1977
Division 9 West
President Lynn W. DeHart, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1977 - 1978
President Robet E. Kopsack, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr
LG Martin Schwartz

1978 - 1979
Division 19
President Francis C. Rohman Jr, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr
LG William G. Kite

1979 - 1980
President James D. Preaskorn, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1980 - 1981
President Lawrence H. Hohing, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1981 - 1982
President Kay O. Nelson, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1982 - 1983
President Tommy R. Butler, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1983 - 1984
President Donald E. Paupe, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1984 - 1985
President William M. Rudd, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1985 - 1986
President Gary I. Upchurch, Secretary Albert D. Darby Jr

1986 - 1987
President John F. McCormick Jr, Secretary G. Raymond Humbertson

1987 - 1988
President Charles Babich, Secretary G. Raymond Humbertson

1988 - 1989
President David C. Mathews, Secretary G. Raymond Humbertson

1989 - 1990
President Dr. Hugh F. Malamphy, Secretary G. Raymond Humbertson
LG Francis C. Rohman

1990 - 1991
Division 9
President Edward L. Castle, Secretary Karen Johnson

1991 - 1992
President Joseph P. George, Secretary Karen S. Johnson

1992 - 1993
President Joseph E. Williams, Secretary Colleen Lowman
Membership Oct 1 - 49

1993 - 1994
President Loren Mooney, Secretary Colleen G. Lowman
Membership Oct 1 - 49

1994 - 1995
President Karen Johnson, Secretary Colleen G. Lowman
Membership Oct 1 - 50

1995 - 1996
President John S. Slider, Secretary Colleen G. Lowman
Membership Oct 1 - 46

1996 - 1997
President Robin R. Turner, Secretary Collen G. Lowman
Membership Oct 1 - 45

1997 - 1998
President Kevin Pat McCormick, Secretary Sherry L. Alt
Membership Oct 1 - 35

1998 - 1999
President William G. Knight, Secretary Karen Johnson
Membership Oct 1 - 31

1999 - 2000
President Joseph E. Williams, Secretary Karen S. Johnson
Membership Oct 1 - 27

2000 - 2001
President Ray A. Bitner, Secretary Christine L. Campbell
Membership Oct 1 - 32

2001 - 2002
President David R. Jones, Secretary Christine L. Campbell
Membership Oct 1 - 26, Attendance 69%

Year End: 59 Projects Completed, 934 Service Hours, $11,365 Spent, 1 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President John R. Wheeler, Secretary Christine L. Campbell
Membership Oct 1 - 25, Attendance 50%

Year End: 23 Projects Completed, 289 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 1 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President John Wheeler, Secretary Kris Craig
Membership Oct 1 - 26, Attendance 51%
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

Year End: 14 Projects Completed, 21 Service Hours, $50 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Frank Breitfeller, Secretary Kris Craig
Membership Oct 1 - 26, Attendance %
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

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

2005 - 2006
Mason Dixon Region
President Melanie McDonald, Secretary Kevin P. McCormick
Membership Oct 1 - 27, Attendance 56%
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

Year End: 19 Projects Completed, 24 Service Hours, $7,978 Money Spent, 0 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Melanie McDonald, Secretary Richard D. Stewart
Membership Oct 1 - 26, Attendance 55%
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

Year End: 42 Projects Completed, 79 Service Hours, $6527 Money Spent, 0 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Wesley Mckee, Secretary Richard D. Stewart
Membership Oct 1 - 25, Attendance 43%
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

Year End: 15 Projects Completed, 12 Service Hours, $75 Money Spent, 0 Interclub

2008 - 2009
President ?, Secretary Richard D. Stewart
Membership Oct 1 - 26, Attendance 42%
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

Year End: 11 Projects Completed,0 Service Hours, $0 Money Spent,0 Interclubs $30 District Foundation

2009 - 2010
President Richard D. Stewart, Secretary Mary Aaa Moen
Membership Oct 1 - 26, Attendance 31%
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

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

2010 - 2011
President Richard D. Stewart, Secretary Jennifer Krampf
Membership Oct 1 - 29
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

Year End: 0 Projects, 16 Service Hours, $0 Money Spent, 0 Interclubs $0 District Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Richard D. Stewart, Secretary Jennifer N. Voitek
Membership Oct 1 - 26
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

2012 - 2013
President Robert Lewis, Secretary Jennifer N. Voitek
Membership Oct 1 - 25
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

2013 - 2014
New Division 7

President Robert Lewis, Secretary Jennifer N. Voitek
Membership Oct 1 - 24
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

2014 - 2015
President Jennifer N. Voitek, Secretary Zach Hattenfield
Membership Oct 1 - 23
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

2015 - 2016
President Jennifer N. Voitek, Secretary Zach Hattenfield
Membership Oct 1 - 19
Meet TH 12:15 PM Holiday Inn

2016 - 2017
President Jennifer N. Voitek, Secretary Zach Hattenfield
Membership Oct 1 - 19
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