CAPITAL DISTRICT KIWANIS HISTORY

CLUBS, Divisions, Regions, Links, Leadership, People

KIWANIS CLUB OF SALISBURY, MARYLAND
Organized May 10, 1939. Chartered June 6, 1939.
Sponsor Seaford, DE
Division 7
Key #02295
Population (1939) 10,993
Give up Charter 2000 - 2001

1939
(Volume 5)
Division 7
President Harry L. Harcum, Secretary S. Lee Englar
Membership May 10 - 44, Attendance 76%

An outing was given to the boys of the Children’s Home with a wiener roast and rides on the merry go round. The club at one dinner met at the Children's Home.

After conducting a registration of eligible boys, a Boys Builders Club was organized. The boys of this club put on one program and also went to work to raise money for filling the Christmas baskets for less privileged families. They filled and delivered 8 Christmas baskets. The club entained 90 of these boys at a Cliristmas dinner. The club gave prizes to the winners of athletic events at the close of the summer playground.

The club held a successful Farmers’ Night. It encouraged the Boys Club in the community and sent a boy and a girl to the University of Maryland Shore Course.

A committee from the club discusses with the Principal of the High School the possibility of arranging a vocational guidance prograin for juniors and seniors in the High School.

The club attended church in a body. It discussed the needs of enlarging the hospital. It planned and erected 4 road signs on roads leading into the town. It worked with other organizations in gathering funds for the construction of a cabin in the manicipal park to be used as headquarters for Scouts and other organizations.

The Charter was presented by the District Governor and later the club entertained an International Field Representative and the LG. Was represented at the International and District Conventions.

1940
President Carroll Bounds, Secretary S. Lee Englar
Membership Jan 1 - 52, Attendance 74%

The club gave a Minstrel Show to pay the expenses of its underprivileged and community welfare work. Turned over 125 yards of dress material to the Junior Red Cross for dresses to be distributed among the needy children. Send 6 boys to Camp Misty Mount for a period of 10 days. The club cooperated with the local Fire Dept. in collecting, repairing, and distributing toys at Christmas. One program was given on underprivileged child work and one meeting was held at the Children's Home.

The interest of the club was centered around the development of the Young Builders Club. A Kite Flying Contest, open only to members of the club, was held and a softball team which went unbeaten through the season was sponsored. The club sponsored Scouting in the community. Working in connection with the County Agent, the 4 H clubs of Wicomico were sponsored and a boy and girl were sent to the University of Maryland Short Course. Farmers' Night honored 35 farmers who were guests of the club.

The Bridgeville club brought the Baby Cup to Salisbury. Delegations were sent to all inter club meeting at Baltimore at which 33 clubs were represented. The club was host to an inter club meeting at Ocean City with representatives from Rehoboth, Seaford, Wilmington, Bridgeville, and Towson present, and at which the District Governor was the guest speaker. This club held another inter club meeting with Rehoboth Beach and Baltimore represented. The club carried the plaque to Seaford.

A bowling team was organized which held contests with other local teams. A joint meeting was held with Rotary and Lions. The club celebrated its own anniversary with a Ladies' Night which was attended by one or more Kiwanians from other clubs. A Games Party netted $208 which was appllied to pay off a portion of the pledge of $500 to the Hospital Bulding Fund. The annual picnic was held at the beach with fishing parties, launch rides, and Softball games before supper and dancing afterwards. An informal Ladies' Night was held.

The club was represented at the International and the District Conventions, and celebrated its own first anniversary with a Ladies' Night.

1941
President A. B. Boulden, Secretary J. Collins Lank
Menibership Jan 1 - 54, Attendance 73%

The club supplied milk to undernourished school children, sent 15 boys and girls to Camp Misty Mount, provided toys and candy for the Children's Home at Christmas time, bought dolls which were given to the Salvation Army for distribution, contributed $20 to the college fund of a boy who was the victim of infantile paralysis. Money for these activities was raised through an amateur Contest held in one of the local theaters.

The club in Cooperation with the other civic clubs purchased and presented to the library a complete set of Scout handbooks and literature. A boy and a girl from the club sponsored 4 H club went to the University of Maryland Short Course.

The club cooperated with the Junior Chamber of Commerce and other organizations in instituting what became known as the Eastern Shore Strawberry Festival, made donations to the Community Welfare Fund, the Christmas Lights, and to the Red Cross.

Attended the Ladies' Night of the Wilmington, visited Seaford, Wilmington, and Rehoboth Beach. The club held two inter club meetings, at one of which nine visiting clubs were represented, and at the other seven.

A joint meeting of the service clubs and the Chamber of Commerce was held and three joint meetings with Lions and Rotary. Organized a bowling team. Held a picnic, and on New Year's Eve the club attended an open house at the home of a past president.

Several Kiwanis Education meetings were held. Sent a representative to Baltimore on the occasion of the visit of the International President. It celebrated its own anniversary with a Ladies' Night and the LG as guest speaker. Was represented at the International and District Conventions and the Training School for Club Officers. At the end of the year two members were in military service.

1942
President Everett E. Hearn, Secretary Thomas J. Frutchey
Membership Jan 1 - 53, Attendance 87%

The club made cash contributions to the Children's Home Auxiliary. It repaired swings and other playground equipment, purchased bathing suits, milk, and candy for the children. The money needed for these activities was received from a show which netted $600.

An Essay Contest was put on and 3 prizes given: namely, a $25 Defense Bond, $10 in cash, and $5 in cash, and the winner of the first prize read the essay over the local broadcasting station.

Held 2 Farmers' Nights, one program on the Farm Labor Situation, the other on the Preservation of Foods by Canning or Dehydrating. The club aided in financing the 4 H club dinner.

Host to the Service Men's Recreation Center on the 14th of each month, fostered the Scrap Drive, the Victory Book Campaign, in which 415 books were collected, and made donations to the Salvation Army, the Cancer Control Group, Service Men's Center, and the March of Dimes. These contributions were made jointly with the Chamber of Commerce.

The club had two Ladies' Nights, a Family Picnic in the Municipal Park, a meal on the Silorn Camp Ground and a joint meeting with Rotary.

Delegations visited Seaford, Bridgeville, Wilmington, Norfolk, and Baltimore. The club was host to an inter club meeting, Baltimore, Rehoboth, Wilmington, Bridgeville, and Milford being represented. Represented at the International and District Conventions and the Training School for Club Officers, and entertained the LG.

1943
President Robert R. Jefferson, Clisby M. Grunnelly Jr
Secretary Carlos C. Crawford
Membership Jan 1 - 47, Attendance 80%

Furnished milk to underprivileged school children, and glasses were needed. It Interested itself in activities for teenage boys and girls as a counter attack to juvenile delinquency.

The club put on two Farmers' Nights, with 40 or more farmers present at the two meetings and financed a 4 H club banquet.

Had a Poverty Dinner at which each member brought his own dinner. The money saved was put into War Stamps. In cooperation with the Lions Club, the two Service Men's Huts were built on the main highway. The club put on a War Loan Bond Sale.

Entertained the LG, was represented at the District Convention, and at the end of the year had 9 members in military service.

1944
(Volume 6)
President John A. Trader, Secretary Carolos C. Crawford
Membership Jan 1 - 59, Attendance 89%

LG Clisby M. Jennelle Jr

1945
President Arthur R. Miller, Secretary Carlos C. Crawford
Membership Jan 1 - 68, Attendance 94%

1946
President Clark Gardner, Secretary R. Hall Grier Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 71, Attendance 89%

Sponsor Crisfield and Chincoteague Clubs

1947
President Arkley L. Fleming, Secretary R. Hall Grier Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 71, Attendance 90%

1948
President Hilary M. Taylor, Secretary R. Hall Grier Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 71, Attendance 90%

1949
President W. Newton Jackson, Secretary R. Hall Grier Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 68, Attendance 93%
LG Arkley L. Fleming

1950
President S. Lee Englar, Secretary Frederick M. Carrick
Membership Jan 1 - 77, Attendance 89%

Sponsor Delmar Club

1951
(Volume 7)
President Arthur A. Ahrens, Secretary Frederick M. Carrick
Membership Jan 1 - 76, Attendance 89%

Sponsor Easton Club
Governor Arkley L. Fleming

1952
Division 11
President Hamilton P. Fox Jr, Secretary William C. Rasmusson
Membership Jan 1 - 75, Attendance 88%

1953
President Elliott T. Cato, Secretary Willima C. Rassmussen
Membership Jan 1 - 72, Attendance 89%

1954
President Robert W. Dallas, Secretary Dr. Robert B. Shillinger
Membership Jan 1 - 71, Attendance 91%

1955
President Hans C. Schilling, Secretary Edward B. Coulston
Membership Jan 1 - 71, Attendance 87%
LG W. Newton Jackson

1956
Division 15
President ?, Secretary ?

1957
President Darrell M. Turner, Secretary D. Malcolm Glenn

1958
President Charles H. Clark, Secretary Marion H. Gillis
LG Hans C. Schilling

1959
President Ross E. Waterman, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1960
President George A. Benedict, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1961
President J. Edwin Hobbs, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming
LG Ross E. Waterman

1962
President Robert W. Menzel, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1963
President Hilary M. Taylor Jr, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1964
President William A. Reid, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1965
President W. Eugene Hines, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1966
President William O. Thomas, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1967
President Lorne C. Rickert, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming
LG George A. Bendict

1968
President Marshall Petlitz, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1969
President Joseph M. Manzer, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1969 - 1970
President Herschel Marmer, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1970 - 1971
President William T. Middleton III, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming
LG Charles H. Clark

1971 - 1972
President Russelll L. Snyder, Secretary Arkley L. Fleming

1972 - 1973
President William G. Carey, Secretary William R. Wheatley
Sponsor Greater Ocean City Club

1973 - 1974
President Robert C. Kackley, Secretary William R. Wheatley

1974 - 1975
President James P. Gilmore, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
LG Marshall Petlitz

1975 - 1976
President Gerald C. Bounds, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Co Sponsor Midshore Salisbury Club

1976 - 1977
President Benjamin G. Smith, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1977 - 1978
President Norris Ward, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1978 - 1979
President Robert E. Greer, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1979 - 1980
President Richard Hoover, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1980 - 1981
President Louis A. Adkins, Secretary Philip A. Taylor

1981 - 1982
President ?, Secretary ?
LG Benjamin G. Smith

1982 - 1983
President Milton G. Price, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1983 - 1984
President Robert Sterling, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1984 - 1985
President Richard Hoover, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1985 - 1986
President Robert E. Eck, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1986 - 1987
President Merrill J. Burchans Jr, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1987 - 1988
President William T Russell, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1988 - 1989
President Jay E. Mason, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
LG Benjamin G. Smith

1989 - 1990
President James T. Wolfe, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1990 - 1991
President Rapul R. Kratzer, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1991 - 1992
President Benjamin G. Smith, Secretary Louis A. Adkins

1992 - 1993
President Benjamin G. Smith, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 23

1993 - 1994
President Merrill J. Burbans Jr, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 26

1994 - 1995
President Delmas B. Thomas, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 25

1995 - 1996
President James L. Howard, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 29
LG Benjamin G. Smith

1996 - 1997
President Warren Edward Owens III, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 26

1997 - 1998
President William J. Latham, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 27

1998 - 1999
President Warren Edward Owens III, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 26

1999 - 2000
President Phillip A. Lee, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 16

2000 - 2001
President Phillip A Lee, Secretary Louis A. Adkins
Membership Oct 1 - 17
August 2001
Gave up Charter