CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

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KIWANIS CLUB OF POQUOSON, VIRGINIA
Organized September 19, 1974. Chartered Oct. 26, 1974.
Sponsor Olde Towne, Hampton, and York, VA
was Divisions 13, 23 New Division 12
was Hampton Roads New Southeast Virginia Region
Key #07584
284th District Club

1974 - 1975
President James S. Insley, Secretary David W. Forrest

1975 - 1976
No Officers Listed

1976 - 1977
President George W. Dickerson, Secretary John H. Dressler

1977 - 1978
President Geroge W. Dickerson, Secretary John H. Dressler

1978 - 1979
President Raymond F. Gray, Secretary John H. Dressler

1979 - 1980
President Evan Norton, Secretary Charles R. Brown

1980 - 1981
President Raymond AE. Vernall, Secretary Benjamin P. Ivey
LG George W. Dickerson
Sponsors Old Point Comfort Club

1981 - 1982
President Harold V. Neher, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr

1982 - 1983
President Donald L. Taylor Jr, Secretary Curtis Overman

1983 - 1984
President Henry G. Brodsky, Secretary Rix N. Yard

1984 - 1985
President Cleveland L Murphy, Secretary Rix N Yard

1985 - 1986
President Edward Burdick, Secretary Rix N Yard

1986 - 1987
President Walter Hill III, Secretary Truman L. Griswold

1987 - 1988
President David G. Falls, Secretary Turman L Griswold

1988 - 1989
President Michael A Smith, Secretary Turman L Griswold

1989 - 1990
President Johnny Byard, Secretary Turman L Griswold

1990 - 1991
President Robert Earl Turner, Secretary Turman L Griswold

1991 - 1992
Division 23
President Timothy H Howard II, Secretary Turman L Griswold

1992 - 1993
President James B Pierce, Secretary Turman L Griswold
Membership Oct 1 - 52
LG Henry G. Brodsky

1993 - 1994
President George O Bunting, Secretary Martha Hoover
Membership Oct 1 - 52

1994 - 1995
President Robert A De Coudres, Secretary Turman L Griswold
Membership Oct 1 - 59

1995 - 1996
President John H Moran, Secretary Thomas H Parry
Membership Oct 1 -70

1996 - 1997
President Eliabeth Salley Mendez, Secretary Thomas H Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 72

1997 - 1998
President Richmond N Long, Secretary Thomas H Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 72

1998 - 1999
President James H Horney, Secretary Thomas H Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 73

1999 - 2000
President Terry L Johnson, Secretary Thomas H Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 71

2000 - 2001
President George R Hawes, Secretary Thomas H Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 76

2001 - 2002
President Jerry Phillip Dougherty, Secretary Thomas H. Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 84, Attendance 92%

Year End: 136 Projects Completed, 1752 Service Hours, $6387 Spent, 35 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Donald L. Schindel, Secretary Thomas H. Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 87, Attendance 92%

Kiwanis Club of Poquoson has become a sponsor of the Poquoson Museum Project, with a $1,000 contribution to the museum's fundraising campaign. (Capital Builder, Dec. 2002).

Year End: 103 Projects Completed, 1119 Service Hours, $5600 Spent, 43 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Brian Wilson, Secretary Thomas H. Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 80, Attendance 92%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church
LG Terry L. Johnston

Year End: 175 Projects Completed, 2,558 Service Hours, $13,301 Spent, 37 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Patrick Garvey, Secretary Thomas H. Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 84, Attendance 93%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church
Distinguished Club Award
Website Contest Award

(From E-Builder, Jan 2005) On Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at their weekly breakfast, the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson presented a "Truck Load of Toys" to the Poquoson Empty Stocking Fund. This is the second year Kiwanis has participated in this worthwhile program, spearheaded by Frank and Madonna Kreiger and Tom and Carol Mann, all of Poquoson. The Kreigers and the Manns have been very active in Poquoson's recovery from Hurricane Isabel and see an ongoing need in helping those in the community still suffering from the effects of that storm.

Contributed $250 to Tsunami Relief Effort.

Year End: 200 Projects Completed, 2617 Service Hours, $16,776 Spent, 35 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Hampton Roads Region
President Edward Meree, Secretary Thomas H. Parry
Membership Oct 1 - 90, Attendance 99%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church
Distinquished Club Award
Attendance Award - Silver Group Winner

Year End: 169 Projects Completed, 2782 Service Hours, $25,779 Spent, 32 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President David W. Baker, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 91, Attendance 84%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

Year End: 217 Projects Completed, 2571 Service Hours, $36,268 Spent, 33 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Lawrence Svihla, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 94, Attendance 92%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

Year End: 199 Projects Completed, 1811 Service Hours, $13,287 Spent, 10 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Michael Condrey, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 99, Attendance 92%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

Year End: 1184 Projects Completed, 1465 Service Hours, $6042 Spent,17 Interclubs

2009 - 2010
President Michael Condrey, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 105, Attendance 40%
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

Year End: 49 Projects, 464 Service Hours, $9,169 Spent, 17 Interclubs, $100 CD Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Philip E. Prisco, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 119
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

E-Builder, June 2011: The Kiwanis Club of Poquoson and their charter Key Club each had a busy month volunteering and giving in April, 2011.

On April 2, designated as "Kiwanis One Day," club members helped with demolition and renovation at the City's swimming pool. On April 11-26, members assisted Poquoson Friends of the Library in arranging their annual Used Book Sale. On the 16th, members directed traffic for the third annual TS Gates Memorial 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Every week, Kiwanians donate their time for regular math tutoring at Poquoson Middle School and for reading tutoring at Poquoson Primary School.

Kiwanis regularly honors veterans and active duty military. Club members underwent training and coordination, and accompanied World War II veterans on an "Honor Flight" bus tour to Washington DC memorial sites. They also staffed the USO center at Patrick Henry Airport and served the famous Poquoson Kiwanis barbecue to spinal cord injury patients at the Hampton VA Hospital. Other volunteer activities included assistance to victims of the Gloucester tornado, preparing food for the Red Cross Blood Drive at Poquoson Middle School, and helping out at Earth Day at the Poquoson Public Library.

In this one month, besides the 530 hours of volunteer work, the club donated $1,420 to several worthy causes including the SHARE Food program, Poquoson Education Foundation for Gloucester school relief, Brainy Camp student support, the purchase of cherry trees for planting at Earth Day, and the Emmaus Baptist Church scholarship program. Also, as a result of the club's management of and many hours of volunteer work for the twelfth annual "Go for the Goal" Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament in March of this year, the club forwarded a check to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the amount of $7,639.

Not to be outdone, in April the Poquoson High School Key Club, affiliated with and sponsored by Poquoson Kiwanis, volunteered time to Kiwanis One Day, Friends of the Library, Adopt-a-Spot, TS Gates Run/Walk, Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk, Earth Day, and Poquoson Museum Butterfly Garden. They also donated a total of $1,500 to charities: Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Invisible Children Inc., and Gloucester Red Cross.

Year End: 5 Projects, 91 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 27 Interclubs, $390 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Jim Christol, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 114
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

2012 - 2013
President John Yakshe, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 124
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

2013 - 2014
New Division 12, New Southeast Virginia Region

President Graham Wilson, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 127
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

2014 - 2015
President Rex Evans, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 110
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

Distinguished Club

2015 - 2016
President Richard B. Neff, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 112
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church

2016 - 2017
President Phillip Tawney, Secretary Donald L. Taylor Jr
Membership Oct 1 - 111
Meet TU 7:30 AM Trinity U. Methodist Church