CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

CLUBS, Divisions, Regions, Links, Leadership, People

KIWANIS CLUB OF MILFORD, DELAWARE
Organized October 24, 1938. Chartered January 24, 1939.
Sponsor Dover DE
was Division 6, 7 now Division 11
DelMarVa Region
Key #02253
62nd District Club
Population (1938) 3,718
Resign Charter 2006 - 2007

1938
(From Volume 5)
Division 6
President Thomas E. Jeffries, Secretary James K. Pettyjohn
Membership Nov 1 - 28, Attendance 75%

This club was organized November 1. Its first few programs were on Public Affairs, Vocational Guidance, and Underprivileged Child Work. The Georgetown Club was entertained and put on the program for the occasion.

It was chartered January 24, 1939, and was ready to begin the new year as a fill fledged Kiwanis Club.

1939
President Thomas E. Jeffries, Secretary James K. Pettyjohn; D. B. Greene
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 74%

The club gave a minstrel show to raise money for its community work. It furnished hot lunches to a number of school children, distributed Christmas baskets to 20 indigent families, gave a Christmas party to 400 children.

The club was instrumental in having a class in advertising formed at the High School, and it was able to secure summer jobs for several students.

Although saddened and somewhat hampered in its work by the death of its president, the club celebrated Mother's Day, Armistice Day, and Thanksgiving, placed a float in the Halloween parade, and inaugurated a contest for the best lighted home at Christmas.

On the night of the presentation of its charter, the club was host to Georgetown, Dover, Seaford, Rehoboth, Elkton and Westminster. It received a flag from Wilmington and the plaque from Seaford, and it sent delegations to visit Dover, Rehoboth, North Baltimore, and Bridgeville, and presented a banner to Salisbury.

The club had a joint meeting with Rotary and a Ladies' Night.

A number of programs on Kiwanis Education were given, the District Governor and the LG were entertained, and representatives were sent to the District Convention.

1940
Division 7
President Edmund F. Steiner, Secretary David B. Green
Membership Jan 1 - 20, Attendance 83%

The chief work of the club for underprivileged children was that of furnishing hot lunches to schoolchildren.

The club had a program on Boy Scout work and the possibility of organizing another troop. On the school playgrounds, teams of different age groups were organized to promote equalized competition, and prizes were offered for the winners in different groups.

The club called a meeting of city merchants to active a Chamber of Commerce. Raised $700 for the construction of a city swimming pool. Sponsored the decoration of the city for the Christmas season, and aroused interest in a lighting contest. A city-wide Clean-Up Week was inaugurated.

The club sent delegations to five interclub meetings, and was host to one.

Entertained the Division Training School with LG elect and representatives from 9 Division clubs, 23 members visited other clubs.

Held a Ladies' Night with the Rotary Club at Thanksgiving, and one in honor of the District Governor by the Rehoboth Club.

The club had Kiwanis Education meetings, celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, and Constitution Week, entertained the LG, and was represented at the MidWinter Conference and the District Convention.

1941
President David R. Greene, Secretary Carson Ward
Membership Jan 1 – 19, Attendance 87%

The club held a musical show and a donkey baseball game and raised over $300 for its community welfare work. It furnished hot lunches for needy school children, gave food, clothing, and fuel to two families at Christmas, and worked with the local committee to put on the Christmas entertainment for underprivileged children.

Appointed a committee to work with the Playground League, contributed liberally to the swimming pool project, started by the club and now taken over by the city. This fund has now reached the sum of $40,000, and the pool is nearing completion. The club also gave $155 to buy material and build club houses for the Boy Scout Troop and the Girl Reserves.

The club had a Farmers' Night, with 13 farmers present and the Delaware State F. F. A. boys' champion (a local youth) who addressed the club.

Programs were given on vocational guidance, and the club continued its policy of aiding boys to find suitable parttime jobs.

Initiated a movement for a bond issue to finance a new school building.

The club was host to Dover, Georgetown, and Rehoboth on the occasion of the visit of the District Governor, sent delegations to visit Georgetown and Bridgeville, and entertained the Division Training School for Club Officers.

The club had a Charter Night, Ladies' Night, two fishing trips, one shore dinner, and a joint meeting with Rotary.

All Kiwanis Week was celebrated. Entertained the LG and District Governor. Sent club representatives to the Training School for Club Officers, the Mid-Winter Conference, and the District Convention.

1942
President R. G. Wollter, Secretary A. E. Huiries
Membership: Jan 1 – 21, Attendance 86%

The club had 100% attendance for two successive months.

The club had a donkey baseball game and a boxing show, raising $163. The entire membership met on several different occasions at the Playground and Bathing Beach working hard at putting the finish touches on this project. Spent $16 for school lunches and $23 for food and clothing for needy children, and gave $5 to the T. B. drive. A second Scout Troop was formed, financial aid was given, and a Scoutmaster and a meeting place were found.

A big Civilian Defense meeting was held with a number of invited guests, $125 was given to the Fort Salisbury Soldiers' Athletic Fund, $1000 to Red Cross Soldier Kits, and $40 to the Welfare Service Organization.

Held a Farmers' Night with 14 guests, and gave $10 to the 4H Club of the County.

There were two picnics. two Ladies' Nights, one, a Charter celebration, and one, a joint meeting with Rotary, besides which there were other joint meetings with Rotary.

Held 3 interclub meetings and attended 3 meetings with other clubs. Hosted the Training School for Club Officers. Sent representatives to Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions.

1943
President William R. Burke, Secretary Alphonso E. Humes
Membership Jan - 25, Attendance 86%
LG David B. Greene

A wooden leg was purchased for a local World War I veteran, whose leg ha amputated as a result of an industrial accident. Dental work to the extent of $33 was given three children. The full value of the work was $78. Because of the nature of the activity, the dentist charged only actual cost. A pair of glasses was purchased for an underprivileged child. Safety precautions were taken along the banks of the Mispillion Creek where it flows through the city. Lifesavers, bearing the name of the club, were hung from ropes in advantageous locations. Also the club played Santa Claus to the children in the children's ward of the hospital, and carried cheer to the patient in the other wards. A Farm Festival and Dance and a Rummage Sale were the means of raising money for these and other community activities.

Several programs were devoted to Scouting, and both a Boy Scout and a Girl Scout troop were organized, and were functioning well by the end of the year.

Held a Farmers' Night with farmer guests, there were 13 FFA boys present.

Sent 40,000 cigarettes to the boys in service, aided a group of girls brought to the neighborhood as bean pickers, urged citizens to do parttime work on farms, sponsored Victory Gardens, contributed $450 to civic and charitable projects, worked on selling bonds and stamps, and attended Church.

Visited Rehoboth and Bridgeville, and entertained Seaford and Rehoboth. Sent delegations to the U. S.Canada good will meeting in Washington and to Elkton.

Furnished the Division LG, host to the Training School for Club Officers, celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary and was represented at the Mid Winter Conference and the International and the District Conventions. On December 31, there were, 6 members in the armed forces.

1944
(From Volume 6)
President Edgar F. Isaacs Jr, Secretary Ford W. Sewell
Membership Jan 1 - 27, Attendance 87%

1945
President Vinal E. Bennett, Secretary E. Claude Benwick
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 94%

1946
President Joseph W. Dare, Secretary E. F. Isaac Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 23, Attendan ce 87%

1947
President Ford W. Sewell, Secretary F. A. Jackson
Membership Jan 1 - 32, Attendance 83%

1948
President Fred C. Geyer, Secretary F. A. Jackson
Membership Jan 1 - 30, Attendance 84%
LG Robert G. Walter

1949
President J. Hugh Jackson, Secretary John R. Rogers
Membership Jan 1 - 30, Attendance 74%

1950
President Robert A. Fischer, Secretary John R. Rogers Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 39, Attendance 72%

1951
(From Volume 7)
President John R. Rogers Jr, Secretary James C. Downham
Membership Jan 1 - 34, Attendance 70%

1952
President M. Nelson Wright, Secretary James C. Downham
Membership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 75%

1953
President George Stokes, Secretary Wilmer C. Nauman Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 35, Attendance 75%

1954
President Frank A. Jackson, Secretary Ronald D. Pack
membership Jan 1 - 26, Attendance 80%

1955
President Wilmer C. Nauman Jr, Secretary Walter Morris
Membership Jan 1 - 20, Attendance 77%

1956
Division 11
President ? Secretary ?

1957
President James R. West, Secretary Albert Rosen

1958
President J. Irvin Bowman, Secretary Albert Rosen

1959
President H. Lynn Hollenbeck, Secretary William L. Stayton

1960
President John R. Wilkins Jr., Secretary William L. Stayton
LG John J. Rogers Jr

1961
President Herbert K. Disharoon, Secretary Joshua J. Willey Jr.

1962
President Daniel Friedman, Secretary Oland L. Evans

1963
President Robert Masten, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1964
President Oland L. Evans, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1965
President Arthur H. Brandenburg, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Governor John R. Rogers Jr

1966
President Eugen Nelson, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1967
PresidentLouis Pikus, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1968
President Douglas F. Browning, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1969
President Odus A. Moore, Secretary Oland L. Evans
LG Arthur H. Brandenburg

1969 - 1970
President C. Nelson, Secretary Oland L. Evans

1970 - 1971
President Robert D. Hatfield, Secretary Edwar A. Stadler

1971 - 1972
President Richard F. Nugent, Secretary Edward A. Stadler

1972 - 1973
President Richard F. Nugent, Secretary Oland L. Evans
LG C. Nelson Short

1973 - 1974
President Edward A. Stadler, Secretary Oland L. Evans

1974 - 1975
President Ricahard B. Howell III, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1975 - 1976
President Brainerd G. Poore, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1976 - 1977
President Brainerd G. Poore, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1977 - 1978
President John A. Rutt, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1978 - 1979
President Norval R. Roinson, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1979 - 1980
President Kenneth M. Millman, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1980 - 1981
President Stephen S. Stack Jr, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1981 - 1982
President Stephen S. Stack Jr, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1982 - 1983
President John R. Rogers Jr, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1983 - 1984
President Rev Joseph E. James, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1984 - 1985
President Rev Thomas B. Pitman, Secretary C. Nelson Short
LG George G. Russell Jr

1985 - 1986
President Wayne A. Bays, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1986 - 1987
President Valvert L. Fox, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1987 - 1988
President Robert L. McKim, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1988 - 1989
President Michael B. Johnson, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1989 - 1990
President Herschel N. Poore, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1990 - 1991
President William P. Bowman, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1991 - 1992
President Daniel F. Roe Jr, Secretary C. Nelson Short

1992 - 1993
President Delbert W. Mills Jr, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 25

1993 - 1994
President David L. Hermansader, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 28

1994 - 1995
President Joseph K. Larrimore, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 25
LG Kenneth M. Ellers

1995 - 1996
President Irving Bovis, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 26

1996 - 1997
President Irving Bovis, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 23

1997 - 1998
President Kenneth M. Ellers, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 20

1998 - 1999
President Joseph K. Larrimore, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 15

1999 - 2000
President Delbert W. Mills Jr, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 20

2000 - 2001
President Janice L. Crouch, Secretary C. Nelson Short
Membership Oct 1 - 19

2001 - 2002
President Joseph K. Larimore, Secretary Roberta Palumbo
Membership Oct 1 - 19, Attendance 48%

Year End: 48 Projects Completed, 379 Service Hours, $8594 Spent, 8 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Joseph K. Larrimore, Secretary Janice L. Crouch
Memberhsip Oct 1 - 18, Attendance 41%

Year End: 37 Projects Completed, 252 Service Hours, $4319 Spent, 9 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Joseph Larrimore, Secretary Janice L. Crouch
Membership Oct 1 - 18, Attendance 33%
Meet Tuesday 6:30 PM Kiwanis Youth Center

Year End: 12 Projects Completed, 99 Service Hours, $1,233 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Joseph Larrimore, Secretary Janice L. Crouch
Membership Oct 1 - 18, Attendance 30%
Meet Tuesday 6:30 PM Kiwanis Youth Center

Year End: 2 Projects Completed, 0 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
DelMarVa Region
President Joseph Larrimore, Secretary Janice L. Crouch
Membership Oct 1 - 20, Attendance 44%
Meet Tuesday 6:30 PM Kiwanis Youth Center

Year End: 11 Projects Completed, 0 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 2 Interclub

2006 - 2007
President Karen McColley, Secretary Rebecca Minnick
Membership Oct 1 - 20, Attendance 42%
Meet Tuesday 6:30 PM Kiwanis Youth Center
Resigned Charter approved by Aug 17 District Board

Year End: 9 Projects Completed, 100 Service Hours, $132 Spent, 1 Interclub