Capital District Kiwanis History

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KIWANIS CLUB OF SEAFORD, DELAWARE
Organized May 21, 1923
Sponsor Wilmington Club
was Divisions 1, 7, 11 now Division 5
was DelMarVa now Chesapeake Bay Region
Key #01036
32nd District Club
Population (1923) 2,468

1923
(Volume 1)
Divisions 1

On April 2, 1923, Mr. John W. Morris of the Wilminton Club, together with 5 other members from that organization, came to Seaford and talked with the writer (C. C Thompson) concerning the formation of a Kiwanis Club in Seaford. Because I was a charter member of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania club and knew the value of Kiwanis, I was very willing to co-operate to the fullest extent. Two weeks later we held a temporary organization meeting. District Governor Edwin W. Lintner, John W. Morris and about 10 others from the Wilmington Club were present and furnished us with inspiration and plans regarding the proposed organization. A number of meetings followed, attended only by the local people interested, and the required 50 members were secured. On May 21, 1923, we held our permanent organization and charter presentation meeting. The temporary officers and directors were continued in office. The club was handicapped from the start by not having a meeting place, and for several months the meetings were held at the Secretary's home. They are now being held at The Elms the country estate of Colonel James J. Ross, his daughter, Mrs. Ethel Ross Graham, being the hostess.

The club has entertained officers from the Washington, Baltimore, and Wilmington Clubs during its existence. In October it received from the Willmington Club the loving cup, and returned this to Washington early In November, about 25 members of the Seaford Club being the guests of the Washington organization.

Our club has promoted a spirit of co-operation between the town people and the farmers. It has succeeded in securing a milk cooling station, to be located at Seaford in the very near future. Farmers have been induced to buy and care for between 750 and 1000 cows, which will make considerably increased revenue to the farmers. We put over a community Christmas tree, at which time one hundred and fifty poor children were the recipients of candies, fruits, and toys. We held a banquet, entertainment and dance on December 28, which eclipsed any previous social event ever held in this community.

After the club was organized, an additional five members were secured, bringing the total to 55, but owing to specific conditions the membership has been reduced to 50 and our attendance at the regular meetings averages from 60% to 70% of the membership.

Kiwanis has taken a firm hold in this community and its future is assured. While we have been organized only nine months, we have been able to do some good for the community and our individual members.

1923
President Joseph H. Cox, Vice President J. Emory Willey
Treasurer Glenn M. Huston
Trustee Dr. R. M. Kaufman, Secretary C. C. Thompson.
Directors: W. D. Stevens, Samuel J. Stein
William, T. Lank, Capt. A. P. Vane, William F. Allen,
Frank C. Dawson, and William X. Morgan.

1924
(Volume 2)
President J. Emory Willey, Secretary C. C. Thompson
Trustee A. P. Vane

1925
President Capt A. H. Vane, Secretary N. Milton James,
Trustee J. Emory Willey

1926
President Edward J. Winder, Secretary H. Milton James
Trustee Nathaniel M. Conaway, Jr.

The operation of the Club was seriously handicapped and its very existence threatened by the fact that the club had no suitable place of meeting until the beginning of 1927. The management of the only hotel in the town was unwilling to have the club meet at the hotel and it was not until there was a change in management that we were given permission to meet there.

We tried to meet in the homes of the members but found that this was not feasible for any length of time.

However, the organization was kept together and some work done. In 1924 four scholarships were awarded to the short course in scientific agriculture at the University of Delaware. They were awarded to boys of the rural schools for good work in the agricultural clubs of those schools.

In 1925 we held a Ladies' Night and worked with the agricultural club of the High School relative to a corn show.

In 1926 the Agricultural Committee was active in an endeavor to promote friendly relations with farmers. The Underprivileged Child Committee made a canvas of the town to locate children who might be helped.

1927
President Dr George W. Elzey, Secretary H. Milton James
Trustee Edward J. Winder

We donated a loving cup to the debating society of Sussex County High School, erected new Kiwanis signs on the highways approaching town, worked with other town organizations for the erection of a community building, and used our influence with the State legislature to obtain a new school building.

In Fire Prevention Week, we entertained the entire active membership of the Volunteer Fire Department. A delegation attended the Inter-Club Meeting at Wilmington, and a delegation from that club visited us. We entertained the Rotary Club of Laurel, Delaware, and the Boys' Brass Band from the School for the Deaf at Jacksonville, Illinois. $100 were contributed for the Mississippi flood sufferers.

We employed a school bus for a year to go into the rural section and bring children who had no means of conveyance to the Sunday School of their choice in town. We held an outing at Rehoboth Beach, had a Ladies' Night on Armistice Day, entertained the American Legion, and had a Christmas program with the singing of carols and a talk appropriate to the season. We purchased a chair for a crippled lady.

1928
(Volume 3)
President Nathaniel M. Conoway, Secretary John J. Parsons
Trustee Dr G. W. Elzy Jr
Sponsor Rehobeth Beach Club

Our new officers were installed by LTG William A. Staving and Arthur Wilkinson, president of the Wilmington Club, gave us a fine talk at 'the same meeting.
In February, our Agriculture Committee met the American Legion and Del-Mar-Via Committee in the interestof the State Apple Blossom Day at Dover, the capital of Delaware.

We entertained the school commissioners from twelve rural districts consisting of thirty-six farmers. Work was started with the school board to secured a new school building for Seaford. One month after we began this movement the old building burned. Action was immediately taken by the school authorities for the erection of a new building at a cost of $325,000.

Our Agriculture Committee attended a farmers' meeting at Wilmington. Laurel Rotary entertained us, we putting on the program. On May 11, Lieutenant Governor Staving and fifteen members of the Wilmington Club visited us.

Our fifth anniversary was celebrated with a Ladies' Night and address by Rev. Helfenstein, of Dover, Delaware. All Kiwanis Night was fittingly observed.

A lunch meeting was held at Waterview, Maryland, on a fishing trip. We left home at 4 a. m., arriving at Waterview at 6. We fished until 11 and then enjoyed a seafood dinner, returned home and then went to Rehoboth Beach to attend the first luncheon of that club. It would be useless to publish the number and size of the fish caught on this trip and would probably lead to charges of exaggeration on our part. However, we caught them.

In connection with the organization of the Rehoboth Beach Club, we held several get together meetings in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, which finally resulted in starting one of the best little clubs in the Capital District.

Attended the Charter Meeting of the Rehoboth Beach Club on August 17. We were the sponsors for this club.

A meeting with the Chamber of Commerce was held on November 16, to entertain the officials of the Ellis Channel System, Inc., of New York, who have leased the railway and will build steel barges. This will give employment to about one hundred men and will be a big advantage to Seaford.

Fire Prevention Week was observed, at which time we entertained the firemen of Seaford and Rehoboth Beach.

We purchased a Kiwanis banner for display at our meetings, donated a cup to be given the most efficient Boy Scout of the troop which we sponsored and held an "All Question Night" when anyone could ask questions about Kiwanis and particularly about the Seaford Club.

We were fortunate to hear Thomas M. Leonard, of Wilmington, who told of his trip to France with the American Legion. Harry L. Cannon, Past President of the National Canners Association on the canning business; Congressman Robert G. Houston, of Georgetown, Delaware, who spoke to us twice during the year, once on early days in Delaware and the other time on the benefit of club attendance; Dr. David D. Vaughan, of Boston University, and Henry A. Isaacs, of Wilmington.

1929
President William C. Hurley, Secretary John J. Parsons
Trustee Nathaniel M. Conoway

Our meeting on January 11 was "Hunters' Night" and the speaker was Deputy Game Warden Virgil Hearn, of Laurel, Del.

January 18 was "Manufacturers' Night" we heard an address on canning by Isadore Stephany, President of Greenabaum Bros. Cannery.

Kiwanis anniversary was observed with an address on Kiwanis by Arthur G. Wilkinson of the Wilmington Club.

Good Roads Night on February I brought to us Mr. W. W. Mack, State Highway Engineer.

Poultry Night was an occasion when we entertained many of our farmer friends.

Our ladies were present on February 15, when our meeting was designated as Home Makers' Night. Miss Marian F. Breek, State Supervisor of Home Economics of Delaware was the speaker.

Washington and Lincoln's birthdays were jointly celebrated on February 22.

During 1928, we had sponsored the organization of a Boy Scout Troop. This year we helped build them a camp located on the Indian River about thirty-three miles from Seaford, on land donated by Mr. Chas. M. Cullen, of Georgetown, Del. The money for the camp was raised by a carnival given by Kiwanis, and the American Legion, each of whom assumed one-half of the expense of constructing the camp. We also entertained the troop at one of our regular meetings and presented a silver cup to the Flying Eagle Patrol which had secured the highest average in efficiency.

We heard Kiwanian C. Russell Snyder, County Agent, speak on "Crop Pests" at a meeting when a number of farmers were present.

All Kiwanis Night was observed by an Inter-Club at Rehoboth Beach.

During Fire Prevention Week, we entertained the members of the local fire department when the speaker was the fire chief.

We sponsored a parade on Hallowe'en which brought to our town about seven thousand people from the adjoining territory. A Thanksgiving Ladies' Night was voted the best we had ever had.

We had our first crippled child case, a boy who was sent to the Delaware Hospital at

Wilmington. His leg was in such bad condition that it was feared it would have to be amputated, but the surgeons were able to save the leg for him.

1930
(Volume 4)
Division 6
President Charles R. Snyder, Secretary John J. Parsons
Trustee Wilbur C. Hurley

We held a joint meeting with the Laurel Rotary club.

Ex-Senator Drexler was the speaker when we entertained the Delaware Safety Council.

The Boy Scout camp again received our help. This year we erected a two-story building, 20 by 30 feet, which greatly improved their facilities. We sponsored a troop that sent 40 boys to camp for a two weeks. The Camp Fire Girls at another period, and then many under-privileged children with their mothers, also had the benefit of such vacations.

Mr. H. H. Wheeler, of the State Forestry Department, addressed us. We heard the Gabel sisters with violin, cornet and piano.

Mr. Charles E. Wood, of Washington, representing the National Council of Boy Scouts, spoke before the club. The Lions Patrol of the Scouts was presented with a cup.

A Ladies Night on November 21 brought us a delegation of Kiwanians and their ladies from Baltimore, including the Lieutenant-Governor-elect, and another delegation from Rehoboth Beach. Captain George Marshall, of the Baltimore club gave a fine talk on our relations with Canada, and presented us with a Canadian flag, a gift of the Baltimore club.

We entertained the superintendent of schools, Mr. William B. Thornburgh, and the teachers of the high school who furnished the prograrn

1931
President William B. Thornburgh, Secretary John J. Parsons
Trustee Charles Russell Snyder

Our first meeting of the year was an interclub meeting with members of the Rehoboth Beach club. The speakers were LTG Linhardt, Joseph McSweeney of Rehoboth Beach, and Lamont Hackett of Baltimore.

On January 27, we had a meeting observing the 100th anniversary of the Building and Loan Association.

A series of bingo parties were held to raise money for our Boy Scout camp.

We had an address on Vocational Guidance and one on Advertising the Peninsula.

An inter-club meeting was held in March with delegations from Baltimore and Wilmington present, when Governor Plummer was the speaker.

All-Kiwanis Night was observed.

Entertained by the high school glee club and entertained the officers of the junior Safety Council of the high school.

Attended an inter-club meeting at Wilmington. Entertained a delegation from Rehoboth Beach.

1932
President E. W, Higgins, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 23, Attendance 73%

During the first four months of the year the club reported dental work done for 44 under-privileged children and glasses for 6.

Sponsored a basketball team for the benefit of the Boy Scout camp.

The club held a successful Farmers Night.

Celebrated Garden Week and had a program on "Tuberculosis and the Children of Today."

Host to Wilmington and Rehoboth and to Elkton, Md., at three separate meetings arrd attended a Flag Day Ladies Night at Rehoboth.

Celebrated Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday and gave a bridge party netting $30 for the Boy Scout camp.

Entertained the LTG and celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary and Constitution Week.

1933
President W. L. Tolbert, Jr., Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 75%

The club gave a cash prize to a handi-capped boy who graduated from the high school, and sent a newsboy to the School for Stuttering, and furnished one child with glasses.

Sponsored the basketball team for the benefit of under-privileged child work netted $200. Entertained this team at a regular luncheon. Sponsored the Boy Scout organization and held a Boy Scout Night.

Attended meetings at Havre de Grace, Towson, Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington and was host to Towson.

Entertained the District Governor and sent delegates to the District Convention.

1934
President H. Milton James, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 27, Attendance 78%

The club furnished glasses for 25 underprivileged school children selected by the school nurse. Those children had to be carried to Wilmington, a distance of 85 miles, 10 trips being necessary which made a total of 1700 miles traveled. Examinations were made gratis by a member of the Wilmington club.

The club entertained the high school football squad of 23 boys and some of their parents.An agricultural meeting was held with an appropriate program at which each Kiwanian had a farmer guest.

Programs were on International Relations and on Game Preservation, and two joint meetings were held with Rotary.

Attended inter-club meetings at Rehoboth Beach and Annapolis.

The installation of officers was held as a Ladies Night with the Lieutenant-Governor installing the officers.

The club held a meeting on Kiwanis Education, and it worked hard for the organization of new clubs at Georgetown and at Dover.

1935
President Elwood Cook, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 26, Attendance 82%
Sponsor Georgetown, DE Club

Gave a Christmas party with a turkey dinner and presents to 31 underprivileged children.

Had a Father and Son Night, had a program on Citizenship and a "Corn-Hog" program.

Celebrated Armistice Day and Delaware Day and had special programs on Service and on Railroading.

Visited Dover and Georgetown on the occasions of their charter presentation and sent delegations also to Rehoboth Beach and to Towson.

Held a Ladies Night, a picnic with fishing and swimming and two joint meetings with the Rotary club of Selbyville.

Represented at the Mid-Winter Conference and it celebrated Constitution Week.

1936
President G. R. Legates, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 26, Attendance 84%
LG H. Milton James

Furnished and decorated a community Christmas tree. Gave a Christmas dinner to 45 underprivileged children with presents and took them to the Christmas tree for community carol singing. The club furnished four children with glasses.

Started a new Boy Scout troop with a new scoutmaster, and it held a Boy Scout Night.

Had a Farmers Night with an appropriate program.

Gave $15 to flood relief, proposed a community swimming pool, and worked for better telephone service. It celebrated Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday, Easter, Flag Day, Columbus Day, Mother's Day, and Armistice Day, had programs on Constitution, Municipal Government, and Highway Safety.

Host to Georgetown, and on its Charter Anniversary to Wilmington, Rehoboth Beach and Georgetown and made visits twice to Georgetown, twice to Rehoboth, and to Seaford and Towson.

1937
President H. A. Willin, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 39, Attendance 89%

Contributed $250 to the Nursery School, furnished four children with glasses and did dental work for three. It gave a benefit card party, had a special program on under-privileged child work, and entertained 51 under-privileged children at a Christmas dinner, giving each child a new quarter.

Had a Boy Scout program, a rural electrification program, and a Farmers Night with the program put on by FFA boys.

Celebrated Lincoln's Birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Armistice Day, Delaware Day, and had programs on Fire Prevention, The Value of Electricity, Our Leisure Time, Why Vote, Safety, The CC Camps, Texas, Railroads, and Transportation.

Carried the Log to Dover and visited Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, Baltimore and Georgetown, and was host to Rehoboth Beach, Georgetown and Elkton at one meeting and to Seaford at another.

Had a joint meeting with Rotary and celebrated Thanksgiving and Kiwanis Anniversary, its own anniversary and US - Canada Week, and was represented at the District Convention and at the School for Officers.

1938
(Volume 5)
President Dr. Larry Monogue, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 - 32, Attendance 94%

The club gave an Amateur Show, netting $74 for its underprivileged work. It sponsored a Nursery School, held a free clinic for eye, teeth, and tonsil trouble, and carried approximately 150 children to the clinic. Gave two programs devoted to underprivileged child work, and gave a Christmas party to 50 underprivileged children.

The club made a survey of boys' and girls' organizations in the community, cooperated in organizing an Horior Society in the High School, and gave a $5 prize for upholding Kiwanis ideals.

The club held a Farmers' Night. Obtained a scholarship for a boy to go to college.

Delegations attended inter club meetings at Rehoboth, Dover, and Georgetown.

The club held a Ladies' Night, a joint Ladies' Night with Rotary, and a Ladies' picnic at a shore. It had a Halloween party, a joint luncheon with Rotary, entertained the Lions Club, and had a softball team.

Entertained the LG, celebrated and was represented at the Mid Winter Conference and the District Convention.

1939
President Robert J. Rubenstein, Secretary John J. Parsons
Membership Jan 1 – 36, Attendance 94%
Sponsored Bridgeville, DE

The club furnished articles of clothing to 12 children, 7 pairs of glasses, 19 X-ray treatments, 7 dental examinations, carried a total of 26 children a round trip of 167 miles to the Orthopedic Clinic, and furnished numerous medical and eye examinations. Donated $60 to the Nursery School, and gave a Christmas party with candy, fruit, and toys to 55 children.

Sent delegations to visit Dover, Georgetown, and Milford, furnishing a speaker there, and to the Charter Night at Milford, and attended the Charter Presentation of the new club at Bridgeville, presenting a Canadian flag to this club which is the third new club sponsored by Seaford.

Had a joint meeting with Rotary, joined a bowling league made up of various organizations in the town, and attended a meeting at Ocean City sponsored by several other clubs.

Held a number of Kiwanis Education meetings, entertained the LG, and was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International the District Conventions, and the Training School for Club Officers.

1940
Division 7
President Van Leer Stephany, Secretary Charles E. Dawson
Membership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 94%
LG Charles R. Snyder

Carried 6 children to the Ortho¬pedic Clinic, furnished 24 pairs of glasses, distributed 48 articles of clothing, gave 12 dental treatments, one T and A operation, and numberous physical and eye examinations to children that needed further assistance. Furnished cod liver oil where needed, donated $84 to the Seaford Nursery School, and $25 to the Sewing Unit. Entertained 56 underprivileged children at a Christmas Party. Grave fruits, candy, and toys as presents.

A Farmers' Night was held with 35 farmers present. The club showed an agricultural film at the high school and disCussed the possibilitv of ail experimental sub station for agriculture and poultry for Sussex County.

The club was instrumental in getting a film "Choosing Your Vocation," and having it shown at the High School to 600 students.

It put forth strong efforts to have the environs of a pond in the neighborhood beautified and the pond stocked with fish. Cooperated with the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce in putting up two large road signs bearing the insignia of each.

The club carried the plaque to Elkton and after it had made its rounds, Salisbury brought it back. Delegations were sent to Bridgeville, Baltimore, and Rehoboth Beach. Individual members at various times visited Bridgeville, Milford, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, and Salisbury.

The club celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, was visited by the LTG, and was represented at the Mid Winter Conference and the District Convention.

1941
President John J. Parsons, Secretary Charles E. Dawson
Membership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 90%

The club helped to support a Dental Clinic at the school by a contribution of $30 and contributed $60 to the white and $20 to the colored nursery schools. Furnished glasses to 8 children, gave 12 medical attention, and 4 dental treatments. A Christmas Party and dinner at the local hotel was given on Christmas Eve. The children were carried to and from the hotel by Kiwanians, and in addition to the dinner and the entertainment, each child was presented with gifts, toys, clothing, candy, and money. The club also sponsored the Seaford Clinic.

The club is working with the school in regard to the installation of a vocational guidance program and has suggested having a school placement bureau as an aid to obtaining either temporary or perinarient jobs for high school graduates. The club itself has placed many out of school youths in NYA work, and in some instances has obtained permanent employmerit for them.

Contributed $100 for the establishment and maintenance of an Airplatic Observation Post, $25 to the YMCA, $25 to the Associated Charities, and $20 to the Sewing Room. Due to the efforts of the club, a petition was circulated which resulted in the reduction of gas rates in the city.

Delegations visited Georgetown, Milford, Dover, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, and Bridgeville. Three inter club meetings, two of which were attended by 5 clubs in the neighborhood, and the third one to receive a delegation from the Baltimore club were held. The club entered softball and bowling team in the local leagues. Also had an old time spelling bee.

Was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions, and the Trai.~ , king School for Club Officers.

1942
President L Benson Allen, Secretary Charles E. Dawson
Membership Jan 1 - 38, Attendance 93%
LG John J. Parsons

The club furnished twelve children with glasses, gave four dental treatments, and looked after a number of medical cases. Following its usual custom it gave a Christmas Party, presents and everything, to 35 children.

A Boy Scout program was put on, and perhaps one of the most interesting programs of the year was that put on by the children of Kiwanians at one meeting.

The club fostered the planting of Victory Gardens.

It brought a well known speaker on Vocational Guidance to the club and continued its cooperation with the school, authorities in their efforts in this direction. The club cooperated with the Lions Club in the Scrap Metal Drive.

The club visited Bridgeville and Baltimore. Was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the District and the International Conventions, and at the end of the year had 1 member in the armed forces.

1943
President J. Edwin Drum, Secretary Charles E. Dawson
Membership Jan 1 – 35, Attendance 91%

The club arranged for medicid examination of school children and found that it was necessary to perform 30 T. and A. operations, fit 9 children with glasses, and gave numerous individual medical treatments.

The club continued to foster Scouting.

The usual Farmers Night was held and as much aid as possible given to the farmers in the community. The club sponsored 4 Go to Church Sundays in which the club attended church in a body, sponsored an Airplane Spotter Post, sent 50,000 cigarettes to the boys overseas, aided in the War Bond Drive, and joined other civic organizations in erecting a Honor Roll Plaque containing the names of local boys in service.

Sent delegations to Milford and Georgetown. Host to 4 inter club meetings, two with Bridgeville and one each with Baltimore and Georgetown. Was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the District Convention, and the Training School for Club Officers, and at the end of the year there was one member of the club in the armed forces.

1944
President Winfield Scott Jr, Secretary Charles E. Dawson
MEmbership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 92%

1945
President C. W. Setter, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 41, Attendance 93%

1946
President Charles E. Dawson, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 41, Attendance 91%

1947
President Karl K. Brown, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 39, Attendance 87%

1948
(Volume 6)
President Jacob H. Moore, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 41, Attendance 88%

1949
President LeRoy B. Hurley, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 42, Attendance 85%

1950
President C. L. Moore, Secretary Kennth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 43, Attendance 87%

1951
(Volume 7)
President Samuel H. Messick, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 44, Attendance 90%

1952
Division 11
President Elbert W. Lynch, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 48, Attendance 92%
LG Elmer Moore
Co Sponsor Laurel Club

1953
President Oscar E. Peterson Jr, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Membership Jan 1 - 50, Attendance 93%

1954
President William S. Foster Jr, Secretary Kenneth H. East
Mambership Jan 1 - 52, Attendance 90%

1955
President George H. Turner, Secretary Robert W. Emery
Membership Jan 1 - 58, Attendance 89%

1956
President ?, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1957
President Alfred J. Strohmaler, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1958
President Walter J. Bell, Secretary Robert W. Emery
LG George H. Turner

1959
President Edgar L. Smith, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1960
President James E. Davis, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1961
President Dr. Kenneth C. Madden, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1962
President George E. Higgins, Secretary Robert W. Emery
LG William S. Foster Jr

1963
President R. Glen Maears, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1964
President Edward E. Elliott, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1965
President George H. Murray, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1966
President Kenneth L. McElroy, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1967
President Donald W. Vane, Secretary Robert W. Emery
LG Walter J. Bell

1968
President R. Byron Palmer, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1969
President George W. Fernstrom, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1969 - 1970
President David B. Webb Jr, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1970 - 1971
President J. Frank Wainwright, Secretary Robert W. Emery
Governor William S. Foster Jr

1971 - 1972
President Floyd S. Cantrell, Secretary Robert W. Emery
LG Edward E. Elliott

1972 - 1973
President Charles E. Butler, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1973 - 1974
President Steven L. Hackett, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1974 - 1975
President Frederick W. Hertrich, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1975 - 1976
President Robert L. Colona, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1976 - 1977
President Earl B. Tull, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1977 - 1978
President Robert T. Marshall, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1978 - 1979
President Elwood L. Jones, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1979 - 1980
President Ralph J. O'Day, Secretary Robert W. Emery

1980 - 1981
President Kent T. Peterson, Secretary Robert W. Emery
LG Kenneth M. Madden

1981 - 1982
President Jean P. Bizier, Secretary Wade R. Nystrom

1982 - 1983
President R. Jackson O'Day, Secretary Frederick P. Glime

1983 - 1984
President Wade R. Nystrom, Secretary Frederick P. Glime

1984 - 1985
President William B. Wilmer, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason

1985 - 1986
President Gary L. Jones, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason

1986 - 1987
President Roanld A. Breeding, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason
LG Wade R. Nystrom

1987 - 1988
President Frederick P. Glime, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason

1988 - 1989
President Roland D. Jordan, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason
LG David B. Webb Jr
Co Sponsor Greater Millboro Club

1989 - 1990
President G. Timothy Kavel, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason

1990 - 1991
President Raplh B. Palmer, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason
LG Gary L. Jones

1991 - 1992
President Dr. Stephen E. Schwartz, Secretary Wilmer C. Cason

1992 - 1993
President William K. Culver, Secretary Benjamin E. Gordy
Membership Oct 1 - 76

1993 - 1994
President James H. Thompson, Secretary Benjamin E. Gordy
Membership Oct 1 - 83

1994 - 1995
President Ronald S. Mac Arthur, Secretary Benjamin E. Gordy
Membership Oct 1 - 80

1995 - 1996
President William R. Hudson, Secretary Benjamin E. Gordy
Membership Oct 1 - 77

1996 - 1997
President Michael I. Wheatley, Secretary Benjamin E. Gordy
Membership Oct 1 - 69

1997 - 1998
President John D. Figgs, Secretary Patty MacArthur
Membership Oct 1 - 62

1998 - 1999
President Karddon K. Van Tine, Secretary Patty MacArthur
Membership Oct 1 - 59
LG W. Roger Hudsonm

1999 - 2000
President Phillips H. Wheatley, Secretary Patricia A. MacArthur
Membership Oct 1 - 61

2000 - 2001
President Kenna Nethken, Secretary Patricia A. MacArthur
Membership Oct 1 - 57

2001 - 2002
President Barbara Willetts, Secretary Ellen Nelson
Membership Oct 1 - 56, Attendance 67 %
LG Roland D. Jordon

Year End: 121 Projects Completed, 669 Service Hours, $3950 Spent, 83 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President C. M. Kolenberg, Secretary Ellen Lynn Nelson
Membership Oct 1 - 57, Attendance 79%

Year End: 93 Projects Completed, 1524 Service Hours, $10,066 Spent, 80 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Rose Poole, Secretary James Thompson
Membership Oct 1 - 54, Attendance 75%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House
Orange Section Honorable Mention: Interclub Competition Award

Year End: 90 Projects Completed, 636 Service Hours, $8594 Spent, 7 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Robert Kirpaitis, Secretary Barbara Willetts
Membership Oct 1 - 52, Attendance 74%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House

Year End: 103 Projects Completed, 941 Service Hours, $14,571 Spent, 68 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
DelMarVa Region
President Bryant L. Richardson, Secretary Barbara Willetts
Membership Oct 1 - 50, Attendance 75%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House

Year End: 93 Projects Completed, 717 Service Hours, $7,165 Spent, 53 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Ronald A. Breeding, Secretary James Thompson
Membership Oct 1 - 50, Attendance 76%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House
LG Rose Poole

Year End: 61 Projects Completed, 884 Service Hours, $20,842 Spent, 70 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Frank Raskaukas, Secretary James Thompson
Membership Oct 1 - 60, Attendance 70%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House

Year End: 59 Projects Completed, 545 Service Hours, $21,334 Spent, 22 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Norman Poole, Secretary James Thompson
Membership Oct 1 - 53, Attendance 86%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House

Year End: 63 Projects Completed, 640 Service Hours, $14,610 Spent, 21 Interclubs

2009 - 2010
President Karidon Van Tine, Secretary Rose W. Poole
Membership Oct 1 - 47, Attendance 47%
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House

Year End: 8 Projects Completed, 80 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 42 Interclubs, $415 CD Foundation

2010 - 2011
President C. M. Kohlenberg, Secretary Rose W. Poole
Membership Oct 1 - 42
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House

Year End:7 Projects Completed, 487 Service Hours, $2030 Spent, 39 Interclubs, $215 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President James H. Thompson, Secretary Rose W. Poole
Membership Oct 1 - 45
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House
District Trustee Rose Poole

2012 - 2013
President John Figgs, Secretary Rose W. Poole
Membership Oct 1 - 36
Meet WE 6:30 PM Methodist Manor House
District Trustee Rose Poole

2013 - 2014
New Division 5, Chesapeake Bay Region

President Frederick Gilme, Secretary Rose W. Poole
Membership Oct 1 - 39
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 6:00 PM Methodist Manor House

2014 - 2015
President Karen Schreiber, Secretary Rose W. Poole
Membership Oct 1 - 38
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 6:00 PM Methodist Manor House

2015 - 2016
President Frank Raskauskas, Secretary James H. Thompson
Membership Oct 1 - 33
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 6:00 PM Methodist Manor House

2016 - 2017
President Kenna Nethken, Secretary James H. Thompson
Membership Oct 1 - 35
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 6:00 PM Methodist Manor House