The charter was presented by Governor Russell S. Perkinson. A delegation from the Washington Club, headed by Lieutenant-Governor Harry G. Kimball presented the District Loving Cup. District Governor-elect C. R. Pugh of the Carolinas District was present and spoke. Delegations were present from Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News and Hampton. Of course our ladies were present, to grace the occasion.
During the organization period and on to the end of the year, the baby club heard some fine addresses on matters of public interest and on Kiwanis. Among those speaking on the latter subject were: J. M. Fentress, Past Governor; M. T. Blassingham, Lieutenant-Governor, and Robert E. Turner, District Secretary. We sponsored the first community Christmas tree ever held here and provided 18 baskets for poor families.
We also have sponsored a Boy Scout troop known as the Troop of the South Norfolk Kiwanis Club. Much interest is being shown. The troop meets every Thursday and has now a membership of seventeen boys.
A dental clinic is also sponsored by the club. Two hours a week being given by two dentists to under-privileged children, otherwise unable to have this work done. This has met a need and has proven a success.
April the club sponsored a revue and cleared nearly $100.00 for use of the underprivileged fund.
During the first year the club heard addresses from some -of the leading jurists, ministers, lawyers and businessmen of this section, and also from Admiral W. T. Cluverius, commandant of the Norfolk navy yard and Fifth Naval District.
The club also entertained the senior class of the South Norfolk high school as its guests in May, also Boy Scout troop.
Dr. J. 0. Belcher, of South Norfolk, gave the same time to the clinic, of which 25 hours were used on:
Speakers during the year: Dean H. Dobson Peacock on Mexican geology, Harry M. Thompson, Secretary of Norfolk-Portsmouth Maritime Exchange, who spoke on "Ports of Hampton Roads," and Robert E. Turner, District Secretary, who paid us an official visit as the representative of the Governor.
During the year we sponsored dances for the benefit of our under-privileged child work.
We continued our work with the Boy Scouts and sent one of the boys to the annual encampment at Yorktown, and took lie troop to a beach for an outing.
Donated a prize for a typewriting and shorthand contest in the high school, observed All-Kiwanis Night, had an agricultural meeting, and were represented at the District Convention.
Worked with the Boys Scouts and raised money for the school lunch room.
A delegation from Hampton paid us a visit. 25 Christmas baskets were given to needy families.
The child work of this club consisted in fostering the Boy and Girl Scout troops in the community. It organized a meeting of the parents of the Boy Scouts, entertained the Boy Scout troop and the Girl Scout troop and presented a flag to the Girl Scouts.
Attended an inter-club meeting at Norfolk and sent a team to the inter-club golf tournament at Yorktown.
Held two Ladies Nights and gave a dance for the benefit of its Scout work and cleared $20.
The officers for 1933 attended the Lieutenant-Governor's School for Club Officers.
Had programs on Under-privileged Child Work, Business Standards, Public Affairs, Inter-club Relations and Kiwanis Education.
Continued its work with Boy and Girl Scouts for 6 months giving a minstrel show to make money for building a club house for Boy and Girl Scouts.
No meetings from June to November but in December under the leadership of the District Governor and the LTG began to take up new life.
Held no meetings in January, February or March. Reorganized April 6th, and the Norfolk and Portsmouth clubs installed its officers. It contributed to the Norfolk club's Camp Kiwanis. Each member filled a kiddy bag at Christmas.
Sponsored a Boy Scout troop and a Girl Scout troop.
Attended an inter-club meeting at Hampton and met with the Norfolk club at Camp Kiwanis. It also held two Ladies Nights.
The club held 52 meetings during the year. Three of these meetings were Ladies Nights.
It gave a play netting $166.80 to be used for under-privileged child work. It furnished one child with glasses.
Had a program on Citizenship.