CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

CLUBS, Divisions, Regions, Links, Leadership, People

KIWANIS CLUB OF GRAHAM BLUEFIELD, VA
Organized July 22, 1946. Chartered Sept. 9, 1946.
Sponsor Bluefield, West Virginia
Division 3
Key #02773
83rd District Club
Changed to Bluefield in 1967

1946
(Volume 6)
President J. Hudson Hufford, Secretary Ernst R. Worrell
Membership Sept 12 - 57, Attendance 78%

1947
President J. Hudson Hufford, Secretary Ernst R. Worrell
Membership Jan 1 - 56, Attendance 89%

1948
President Ernst R. Worrell, Secretary J. M. Pope
Membership Jan 1 - 50, Attendance 91%

1949
President "Buss" McNeer, Secretary Ernst R. Worrell
Membership Jan 1 - 49, Attendance 95%

1950
President M. Crockett Hughes, Secretary Ernst R. Worrell
Membership Jan 1 - 49, Attendance 89%

1951
(Volume 7)
President Joseph H. Barnes Jr, Secretary F. H. Daniel
Membership Jan. 1 - 41; Attendance 88%

The club had representatives at a meeting sponsored by the Triangle Sportsman's Club, on tree-planting and feeding of wild life, who presented the information thus obtained to the club at a regular meeting and also showed a picture on "Wild Life in Virginia"; had a representative meet with the Chief of Police to bring to the club information in the Police recreational program for boys and girls with the result of closer cooperation with the town council in planning recreational activities for the youth; continued to sponsor the Key Club, and sent one member of it to Boys State; contributed $50 to Camp joy, the Salvation Army camp for underprivileged children; sponsored the local Boy Scout Troop; spent $10 for Christmas cheer for the children of a needy family; worked with the town and county officials in an attempt to improve the local schools; provided a hot lunch for 40 children each month during the school year; provided. Shoes for four children, glasses for six, and eye treatments for ten; cleared $300.00 for its community welfare fund by the sale of tickets to the Southern Appalachian Horse Show; sponsored a baseball game to raise funds for the high school band; sponsored, with the assistance of the junior Woman's Club and the Eastern Star, the production of the Kiwanis Minstrels, the receipts of which were placed in the Youth Service fund; promoted church attendance of its members; had a series of meetings at which ministers of different denominations told why they were members of the denomination to which they belonged, and in some instances calling on members of the club to speak on the same subject.

1952
President William D. Hostetter, Secretary William E. Bowers
Membership Jan 1 - 49, Attendance 81%

1953
President L. N. Dalton, Secretary Okey B. Yost
Membership Jan 1 - 50, Attendance 81%

1954
President J. Jarvey Tate, Secretary Okey B. Yost
Membership Jan 1 - 50, Attendance 74%
LG C. Briscoe Carlan

1955
President C. Briscoe Carlan, Secretary Okey B. Yost
Membership Jan 1 - 50, Attendance 76%

1956
President ?, Secretary
Okey B. Yost

1957
President William E. Bowers, Secretary Okey B. Yost
Governor C. Briscoe Carlan

1958
President William M. McGlamery, Secretary Okey B. Yost

1959
President Earl V. Peery, Secretary Okey B. Yost

1960
President William P. Jackson, Secretary Okey B. Yost

1961
President J. Murray Pope, Secretary Okey B. Yost
LG Earl V. Perry

1962
President J. Barmes Gillespie, Secretary Okey B. Yost

1963
President Benjamin E. Bates, Secretary J. Murray Pope

1964
President Clyede Grubb, Secretary Okey B. Yost

1965
President Graham E. Newman, Secretary C. D. Earls

1966
President Walter L. Pierce, Secretary Julian J. Hodges

1967
President Clark M. Brown, Secretary Julian J. Hodges
March 3, Change name to Bluefield, VA