Capital District Kiwanis History

CCLUBS, Old-Divisions-New, Regions, Links, Leadership, People

KIWANIS CLUB OF STAUNTON, VIRGINIA
(Chas. S. Roller, Jr.)
Organized June 9, 1922 Chartered Oct. 26, 1922
Sponsor Field Representative Al Stimers
was Divisions 2, 5 New Division 9
was Presidential Now Heart of Virginia Region
Key #00794
22nd District Club
Population (1922) 11,990

1922
(Volume 1)
President W. H. Hall, Secretary E. Russell Cover

The Staunton, Virginia Kiwanis Club was sponsored by the Clifton Forge club. It was organized through Mr. Al Stimers from International headquarters at Chicago, in June, 1922, the first meeting being held on the 15th of that month, with the Clifton Forge Club represented by Deacon Snead and the Harrisonburg Club.

Senator George Conrad, both of whom made inspiring speeches, explaining Kiwanis ideas and ideals. Credit is also due to Mr. Charles A. Holt, of this city, who wrote to International regarding the formation of a club, which resulted in Mr. Stimers being sent to our city. Weekly meetings were decided for Wednesdays at 1:15 p. m.

The officers and directors elected for the first year were as follows: W. H. Hall, President; Charles S. Roller Jr, Vice-President; S. 1. Davis Treasurer; Russell E. Cover, Secretary; Hampton H. Wayt, District Trustee. Directors: Chas. A. Holt, P. D. Stratton, J. Harry Bryan, E. Russell Cover, J. Harry May, Wm. J. Clem, Dr. Fred E. Hamlin and H. E. Pierce.

55 charter members signed up representing almost as many classifications. The charter, dated June 7, 1922, was delivered on October 26, at a banquet held in the Beverly Hotel. Governor Julian Y. Williams of Alexandria presented the charter and Major Charles S. Roller accepted on behalf of the club. J. Harry May was toastmaster and presented the different speakers in a most acceptable manner.

The work of the club consisted in helping destitute children of the city and county. A public Christmas tree was also provided for such children, at an expense of over $200.

1923
President Major Charles S. I. Roller Jr, Vice Pres.Thomas Hogshead
Treasurer S. I. Davis, Secretary and Trustee R. E. Cover
Directors: Leon C. Ware, Duncan Curry, John L. Staples
M. G. Manch, L. W. Wilson, J. E. Runnels
Wm. M. Murrell Jr, and Dr T. M. Parkins

During 1923 the Kiwanis Club was especially active in putting over several public projects. The Rotarians and Kiwanians together were instrumental in selling bonds for the erection of the million dollar Stonewall Jackson Hotel. The baseball team was very successful from a financial stand point in putting money in the treasury, and one of the aims of the organization was to start a drive for the erection of a public swimming pool, more facilities for the public and high school children and a concentrated drive to help the under-priv& leged child. At the end of 1923 the enrollment was 63 and the average attendance for the club during the year was about third or fourth in the whole Capital District. During the year the meeting day was changed to Monday to give the men a better chance to carry out their projects during the week. The Staunton Kiwanis Club has had but one death and that was a very beloved member, Leon C. Ware, owner of the Beverly Hotel. The Staunton Kiwanis Club has had delegates at all District Conferences, District Convent-ions and International Conventions since its organization.

The Staunton Kiwanis Club has started the custom of having its anniversary meeting as near the 15th of June as possible and the last two years it has been held on the Augusta Military Academy grounds and all wives and lady friends of Kiwanians are invited.

1924
(Volume 2)
President Thomas Hogshead, Secretary Charles C. Fleming
Trustee F. S. Crosby

On February 25 we received the District Loving Cup from Clifton Forge and on March 27 we carried it to Harrisonburg.

We were host to the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg Clubs on Inter-Club Day. Governor E. Lee Trinkle of Virginia was a guest at one of our meetings.

We held an amateur show given by our members for the benefit of our crippled children fund, which enabled us to send five children to Richmond for examination and treatment. In November we held a clinic for crippled children, with Dr. W. T. Graham and Dr. A. F. Voshneer of the University of Virginia in attendance.

1925
President J. Harry May, Secretary Charles C. Fleming
Trustee Rev. W. Emmett Davis
Sponsor Lexington Club
Sponsor Waynesboro Club

We entertained at an evening meeting 39 teachers of the public schools, the Superintendent of Schools and several members of the School Board. We sponsored the new Kiwanis Club at Waynesboro.

The big event of the year for our club was the entertaining of the District Convention on October 22-24. Besides the regular business sessions and the preliminary conferences, there was a banquet and ball and trips to the Augusta Military Academy for a review of the cadet corps and to Staunton Military Academy for a dress parade.

We held a joint meeting with Rotary.

1926
President Floridus S. Crosby, Secretary Charles C. Fleming
Trustee Robert C. Beam

We provided treatment at a nearby sanatorium for a tubercular boy. Held an auction which netted about three hundred dollars, which was devoted to giving treatment to tubercular children. The annual report showed that we had helped seventy underprivileged children.

Was host at a dinner to the Confederate Veterans. Sponsored the Rhondda Welsh Singers and realized $586 for our crippled children fund.

1927
Division 5
President Dr. Guy R. Fisher, Secretary Curry Carter
Trustee J. E. Runnels
LG Maj Charles S. Roller

We donated $100.00 to the Mississippi flood sufferers relief. Host to Covington, Clifton Forge, Lexington and Waynesboro on Inter-Club Day, and joined with the Waynesboro Kiwanis Club in a joint picnic at Grottoes, 150 present.

We erected road signs directing traffic to various cities and to the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson.

In September, we met with Rotary at the fair grounds as guests of the Fair Association, and entertained the Staunton baseball team who were the winners in the Augusta County League. 1he team was presented with a loving cup by us.

Kiwanian P. G. Stratton had as his guests at the regular luncheon on October 27. 32 underprivileged children from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. The children entertained the club for a half hour by calisthenics and games. At the conclusion of the program, Stratton presented each child with a large and beautiful doll.

Two Ladies' Nights were held during the year. The second one was at Crofton Park with Jules Brazil as entertainer, and ninety of our ladies in attendance. This meeting, held just before Christmas, ended with a tree and presents for all. The poor and needy of our city were remembered at Christmas.

1928
(Volume 3)
President M. Kivlighan, Secretary Curry Carter
Trustee C. S. Roller Jr

All programs for February were in charge of the Underprivileged Child Committee. The club in connection with the County Welfare League held a series of illustrated lectures on underprivileged child work. These programs served greatly to stimulate interest and enthusiasm in this work.

At one of the meetings a donation was made by the members for a child who had been brought to the meeting as an example of the results of the club's activities.

Kiwanian R. N. Lineweaver donated a closed automobile to the County Welfare League for use in its work with underprivileged children and Dr. Guy R. Fisher supplied license plates. A bazaar raised more than $1,000 for this work.

Our members secured homes where several hundred children from the congested areas of large cities could spend two weeks in the open air. These children were met by us on their arrival, taken to their temporary homes, and on the expiration of their stay, were safely started back to their destination.

The club arranged to care for all the bills incurred during the year by the Welfare League in connection with the crippled child work. This was in addition to the regular expenditure made during the year.

At Christmas, President-Elect Powell Stratton presented to each of our nineteen underprivileged wards a five dollar gold piece and R. N. Lineweaver made a generous donation to the underprivileged child fund. A special committee was appointed to located deserving poor of the community and provide them with necessities for Christmas, the club appropriating the necessary funds. A large number of persons were helped in this way.

We sent a delegation to Washington in April to attend Army Day. Twenty of our members attended the inter-club meeting at Covington on May 23. We were host to Lexington on June 18. Over thirty visitors were in attendance on this occasion.

In August, the Staunton Club entertained its two foster children, Lexington and Waynesboro, at a banquet in the mess hall of Augusta Military Academy, through the courtesy of Major Charles S. Roller, coprincipal. The entire institution, including the athletic field, swimming pool and barracks, was placed at the disposal of the two hundred and twenty Kiwanians and their guests. There were games in the afternoon and a fine banquet in the evening.

In January, we entertained 22 Confederate veterans who live in Augusta and adjoining counties. Each veteran, introduced by his host gave his war record. We sponsored and took an active part in the Confederate memorial exercises on May 30.

We were represented by four members at the Seattle Convention. The Staunton Club has been represented at every International and District Convention since its organization.

1929
President Powell C. Stratton, Secretary Curry Carter
Trustee R. N. Lineweaver

At our first meeting in January, Mrs. W. W. King, Welfare Secretary, addressed the club on crippled child work. At a later meeting she brought to the club a child who, before receiving treatment from Kiwanis, had been unable to walk but now has the use of his limbs.

In April, Dr. Voshell, of the University of Virginia spoke on the work for crippled children. Two clinics were held during the year under Dr. Voshell which were attended by about 50 children. Five children were treated at the expense of the club.

We furnished the Welfare League with the expenses of operating an automobile which had been given it by a member of the club. This car is used in crippled child work.

We acted as clearing house for a large number of poor children from the tenements of New York sent by the Tribune. We arranged for the homes to entertain them, met them on their arrival and gave supervision to them while they were here. Staunton was given very complimentary mention in a large metropolitan newspaper for this work. The total cost of our underprivileged child work was $458.

Two meetings were directed to the subject of Vocational Guidance, one addressed by Lieutenant-Governor Converse and the other by Dr. William Brown, District Chairman.

A delegation attended the Richmond meeting in honor of International President 0. Sam Cummings. Thirty of our members visited the Charlottesville club on June 10.

Entertained the Confederate soldiers living in Augusta and adjoining counties. Co-operated with Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce and the Young Men's Business Club in entertaining a delegation of 200 from Mississippi who were on a trip through our area. A committee worked to secure a large municipal armory.

We heard addresses by Dr. Henry Smith of Washington and Lee University on Robert E. Lee, the Man and by Prof. Charles Halvey of the University of Virginia on Commercial Law.

A joint meeting was held with the Business and Professional Women's Club. Jointly with Rotary we were guests of the Shenandoah Valley Fair Association at its fair. A meeting was had with Rotary, at which time General Le Jeune was the honor guest. At his invitation, a picnic was held with our ladies present, at the camp of President Powell Stratton in the Allegheny Mountains. We were called to mourn the death of the first president of the club, William H. Hall, who died on October 22.

1930
(Volume 4)
President R. N. Lineweaver
Secretaries Curry Carter and Fred T. Prufer
Trustee D. J. L. Alexander

Curry Carter served as Secretary for January, February, and March then resigned. Fred T. Prufer was elected Secretary for the balance of the year.

A committee cooperated with committees from other organizations on plans for securing a municipal armory.

On Lee-Jackson-Day we entertained the Confederate veterans at luncheon with Col. Rudolph Bumgardner as the speaker.

Entertained by the children of the Virginia School for Deaf and Blind. Each child was presented with a gift. We heard representatives of 4-H Clubs.

All welcome signs on the outskirts of town were repaired and repainted. Our club assisted the Business and Professional Women's Club to put on a show for charity. Girls from Stuart Hall School put on a program for us. Entertained the daughters and sisters of Kiwanians attending this school and Mary Baldwin College.

During Interclub week we were host to Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville during Inter-Club Week. Division club officers met with LTG Rogers in our city for a meeting.

Participated in the Woodrow Wilson banquet. The principal speaker on this occasion was Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy under President Wilson.

Some of the other interesting speakers during the year were: Rev. J. E. Wayland, on "Conditions Among the Chinese"; W. Stuart Moffett and Walter E. Beard on the work of the Assembly; J. W. Stanley, a 20 year resident of India, spoke of conditions in that country; Dr. Harry F. White on "Under-privileged Children in Europe"; Dr. Hunter Blakely, on "Conditions in Germany as Compared to Ten Years Ago"; Dr. Allen Vosliell, orthopedic surgeon of the University of Virginia, and Franklin Kean, International Field Representative, and Professor Edgar, delivered a talk on Business Standards.

Mr. George A. Cottrell, a member of the City Council, spoke on the increasing number of misdemeanors and petty crimes committed by young boys in the city. In the discussion which followed, Dr. Blakely, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Mr. R. H. Kinney, secretary of the YMCA spoke of their experiences with such boys.

December 15 was Farmers' Day when Mr. Nelson A. Loucks, of the Virginia Department of Agriculture, was the speaker before a number of guests from the county.

1931
President S. I. Davis, Secretary R. H. Kinney
Trustee W. H. Landes

Lee-Jackson Day was celebrated by a meeting in charge of the Inter-Club Relations Committee, with many members from the Lexington club present, as well as several other guests. Major General John A. LeJeune, President of Virginia Military Institute and a member of the Lexington club, was our speaker.

Other inter-club meetings were held. We joined with Harrisonburg in a meeting held at Charlottesville. Both the Harrisonburg and the Charlottesville clubs visited us and put on a program, and we reciprocated by furnishing programs for these two clubs. Held two joint meetings with the Rotary club, at one of which we heard a talk by Dr. Daniel A. Polling, and on the other occasion we held a joint meeting at the county fair grounds, spending the day there to boost the fair.

Held a meeting at Middlebrook, a farming community, with 26 members of the 4-H Club as our guests, who furnished most of the program. Many farmers and their wives were present. Part of the program was a hog-calling contest between 6 farmers and 6 town folk. It was vociferous if not melodious, and of course the farmers won.

Furnished musical programs by 9 groups, including girls from Mary Baldwin College, the Harrisonburg Teachers College, and an orchestra from Augusta Military Academy.

We entertained our high school basketball team, champions of the state in Class B Division.

Delegates attended District and International Conventions and brought back inspiration, to the club.

Our under-privileged child work was a feature. We handled eighteen individual cases for special service and treatment, held four clinics, at which an average of over forty cases were consulted each time, bought glasses, paid for x-rays, removed tonsils, gave blood transfusions, etc. In addition we conducted a camp for underprivileged boys at which we took care of nearly 50 boys for ten-day periods, during which the boys gained in weight a bit more than one-half pound per day. We had two meetings of the club at this camp and played with the boys.

We were host to the Lieutenant-Governor's Training School.

We distributed Christmas baskets to a considerable number of families. The baskets were filled with provisions.

The speakers at our club numbered many out-of-town people of note, in addition to the best talent of the city.

We closed the year with all bills paid and over $300 in the treasury, due to the good work of our Treasurer, Bob Beam, and the approval of the good, active program by the members.

1932
President J. Wilson Jarman, Secretary R. H. Kinney
Membership Jan 1 - 43, Attendance 88%

The club held 3 crippled children's clinics during the year and carried on its case work including fitting glasses and braces and doing dental work, through the year. It gave a show to make money for the work. It gave an all-day picnic to 50 bov s ' sent out 30 Christmas baskets and gave a Christmas dinner and a Christmas tree to 100 under-privileged children.

The club held a voters' school for new voters and tried by means of poster s and stickers to get out a full vote at election time.

Held a Farmers' Day, Ladies Night at Tinkle Springs Church in the county with farmers as guests.

The club celebrated Washington's Birthday, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day, entertained the Confederate Veterans on Memorial Day, entertained the city officials, boosted the county fair, had programs on the Acts of the Legislature, The Abolltion of Bill-boards on Highways, and on Legislation for Traffic Safety. The club a - so put on a benefit football game to aid the Salvation Army.

Attended an inter-club meeting in Harrisonburg, was host to Charlottesville, and furnished the program for two other clubs.

The club held two Ladies Nights.

Hosted the LTG's Training for Club Officers in 1932 and 1933. Sent delegates to the Midwinter Conference, the District and International Conventions, entertained the District Governor and the LTG and put on one program on Kiwanis Education.

1933
President J. G. Fulton, Secretary C. D. Kerr
Membership Jan 1 - 39, Attendance 84%

Besides continuing the crippled children's clinic and carrying on the case work as last year the club entertained 200 children at the county fair, gave another party to 428 under-privileged children and gave a Christmas dinner to 150 of them, turkey and everything, and sent them home with fruit, candy and toys.

Two Ladies Nights were held in the county, one at Hebron Church with fortv farmers as guests and another at New Hope.

The club cooperated with other civic clubs in the interest of proper highway markers, with the Knights of Pythias in bringing their convention to Staunton and with the Augusta Garden Club in beautifying the highways. It celebrated Washington's birthday and Armistice Day, and it had programs on The Work of the Chamber of Commerce, Business and Religion, Bankruptcy, The New Banking Code and The NRA.

The club was host to Harrisonburg and Charlottesville and sent a large delegation to the Division Meeting at Lexington.

It held a joint meeting with Rotary and it had a Thanksgiving program.

The club attended the Membership Stabilization Meeting at Lexington, entertained the District Governor and the Lieutenant-Governor and sent delegates to the Mid-Winter Conference and to the District Convention.

1934
President L. F. Shelburne, Secretary James M. Hesser
Membership Jan 1 - 39, Attendance 85%
LG Dr Guy R. Fisher

The Under-privileged Child Committee outlined a big program for the year. A periodic dental clinic was' organized which treated the teeth of more than 150 children. After the first clinic the patients were entertained at luncheon. An all-day picnic was given to 1100, boys and girls of the city and county at the park. 1700 under-privileged children were carried to the county fair in trucks, given free rides and a grandstand show, and 180 children were given a real Christmas dinner and were sent home with toys, candy and fruit.

A program was given on Vocational Guidance with a visiting speaker.

Washington's Birthday and Armistice Day were celebrated. The club entertained the remaining Confederate Veterans of the county at luncheon. It aided other organizations in finding jobs for the unemployed. It entered a float in the Autumn Festival Parade and it had programs on The Work of the Legislature, Crime and Its Prevention and the FHA. Held a joint luncheon with Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce in bringing Lowell Thomas into the community in the interest of the Shenandoah Valley, Incorporated.

The club was host to Charlottesville and Harrisonburg during Inter-Club Week.

The club held a Ladies Day Picnic in the country. Had a golf match with Rotary, entertained the District Governor and sent delegates to the International Convention.

1935
President Duncan Curry, Secretary James E. Hesser
Membership Jan 1 - 47, Attendance 83%

The dental clinic was continued, serving 120 children and the crippled child clinic served 59. The usual Christmas party was given for under-privileged children, more than 200 being present. Supplies were furnished for a Christmas dinner for the inmates of the colored orphans home.

In connection with other civic organizations an egg hunt for approximately 3,000 children was held on Easter Monday, and the remaining eggs were sent. to the orphanage.

Talks on Clean Speech, Clean Living, and Good Citizenship were given in the city and county high schools. Two meetings were held in different parts of the county with ladies present.

Aided in promoting a safe and sane Fourth of July celebration, sponsored the exhibition of a safety film and aided in the Welfare League drives for funds. It had programs on The State Chamber of Commerce, The F. H. A., The Social Security Act, The State Liquor Laws, juvenile Laws, Juvenile Crime, The Ethiopian War and Local History.

The club visited Charlottesville and in return was host to Charlottesville.

The club entertained the LTG and District Governor. Held several Kiwanis Educational Meetings, and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions and the Division Meeting.

1936
President S. E. Mathews, Secretary James E. Hesser Rudolph Bumgardner
Membership Jan 1 - 46, Attendance 82%

The club held a bazaar for the benefit of its under-privileged child work. It fostered a summer camp for 50 girls and 50 boys for two weeks, each in a camp loaned by one of its members and spent $100 on making this possible. It entertained 250 under-privileged children at a Christmas supper at which the ladies were present and gave the children presents. It boosted the formation of an Empty Stocking Club. Sent food to poor families, presents to sick children, and to the colored orphans home.

Held annual egg hunt for children on Easter Monday, in cooperation with other civic organizations. One farmers meeting was held.

Entertained the city officials and it had programs on Better Government, City Beautification, The Secondary Schools, Community Welfare, Public Health, Public Education, Organized Recreation, The Medical Needs of the Community, The History of Electric Lighting, The History of the Railroads, Modern Communication, Highway Safety, Religion in Life, and The Situation in Europe.

Sent delegations to Harrisonburg and Lexington. Put on a program at Clifton Forge.

Had two Ladies Nights and two joint Ladies Nights with Rotary. Kiwanis and Rotary adopted a plan of having one man from each club present at the weekly meeting of the other.

Celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, held two Kiwanis Education Meetings, entertained the LTG and was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference, the International and the District Conventions and was host to the LTG's School for Club Officers. The new president trained his officers and committee chairmen.

The club invited the District Convention to come to Staunton in 1937.

1937
President Clarence K. Jones Secretary Rudolph Bumgardner
Membership Jan 1 - 43 Attendance 87%

On Easter Monday a total of 5,000 children from the city and county were given free movies in the morning and taken to an egg hunt in the afternoon, through the cooperation of the other civic organizations, the club taking care of 350 deaf and blind children from the state school. The club kept one boy in high school. Its dental clinic took care of the dental need of 59. Five pairs of glasses were furnished and milk was purchased for an indigent family.

In order to make possible a Christmas party for 215 under-privileged children the club met twice without luncheon (the luncheon fee going to buy food and toys). A church loaned its social room and dishes and the members of the club cooked and served the supper.

The Boys' and Girls' Work Committee formed a Junior Kiwanis Club of underprivileged boys, paying the remainder of their Y. M. C. A. fees providing each boy earn one dollar of the fee, The committee met with these boys on Saturdays taking them for hikes in the country. The club had a Junior Kiwanis Day with these boys as guests and the boys put on the program. This committee arranged a program on the Youth of Today and arranged a community Fourth of July program. The club aided the Y in its effort to secure summer playgrounds.

The club had a program on The Duties of Citizens in Peace and in War.

Celebrated Thrift Week, Washington's Birthday, St. Patrick's Day, Shenandoah Valley Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and Armistice Day. It assisted the Salvation Army Drive, discussed the Community Chest idea and aided the Y drive. It had programs on The History of the Telephone, Radio Broadcasting, The Industrial Development in the Community, The State Program of Educational Legislation, Safety, Public Utilities, and The Establishment of a Syphilis Clinic.

Sent a delegation to Roanoke on the occasion of the visit of the International President, and was host to the Division Meeting held at AMA.

Held two Ladies Nights, a joint meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary at the Fair.

The club had three meetings on Kiwanis Education, entertained the District Governor and the LTG, was represented at the Mid-Winter Conference and the International Convention, and was host to the District Convention and to the Division Training School for Club Officers.

1938
(Volume 5)
President C. Franklin Williamson, Secretary Rudolph Bumgardner Jr.
Membership Jan 1 - 40, Attendance 89%

The club held a series of dental clinics through the year and had one program put on in which children benefited by the clinic were present and took part. It supported the community camp project, put on an Easter Egg hunt for 3,000 children, and a Fourth of July picnic with games for 4,000 children. The club met on December 19 and 26 without luncheon and with the money thus saved furnished a Christmas supper for 200 underprivileged children, the members of the club cooking and serving the meal, and gave a party with toys and candy for 300 children at the School for the Blind and Deaf.

The club sponsored a junior Kiwanis Club. It furnished this club with a number of band instruments. The juniors put on two programs for the club and furnished the music with their band. The club had a Playground program, with the staff of the Playground and a hundred children present.

The Vocational Guidance committee was responsible for 40 talks on vocations and character building in the city and county schools, and had one program at which 20 children told the club their reactions to the talks.

Organized a Citizens Committee which raised $10,000 for a Playground. Held two Ladies Nights, a stag party at Marsh's Camp with horse shoe pitching, contests, and swimming, a joint meeting with Rotary and Exchange at the Fair, and attended an inter club meeting at Waynesboro.

Entertained the LG and was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions.

1939
President Wesley C. Marsh, Secretary Rudolph Bumgardner Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 47, Attendance 89%

The club furnished glasses for seven children and sent six to the Dental Clinic. On the meeting day nearest to Christmas, the club dispensed with its regular luncheon. The funds thus saved and the services of the members were used to put on a great Christmas Party for 27 underprivileged children. The entire party from the cooking to the serving of the food and the putting on of the program was in direct charge of members of the club who did the work themselves. For this dinner the club furnished 68 pounds of hamburger, 50 pounds of hot dogs, 700 rolls, 70 qts of beans, 400 slices of ice cream, and 40 gallons of milk. At the close of the dinner, Santa Claus appeared and took charge of the remainder of the program. When this was finished, the club went directly to the Virgiiiia School for the Deaf and Blind, distrihuting candy, nuts, apples, and orange to the 300 ininates, and thence to the Colored Orphanage where a like treat was given to 60 colored children.

The club put on an Easter Egg Hunt which was taken part in by 3,000 children. It also had a prograin featuring the work of junior Kiwanis. Lee jackson Day was celcbrated with 3 out of the 4 remaining Confed¬erate veterans, the count whose ages were all over 90 years present as hon¬ored guests. The club had joint meetings with the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary.

Was visited by the LG, was represented at the Mid winter Conference, The International and the District Conventions, the Training School for club Officers, and one of member was elected to serve as LG for the next year.

1940
President Milton 0. Culpepper, Secretary Rudolph Bunigardner, Jr.
Membership Jan 1 - 55, Attendance 88%
LG C. Franklin Williamson

Contributed money to the community camp, paid for the memberships of 10 boys in the YMCA and gave the usual Christmas Party to approximately 300 children.

Arranged for 4 prominent speakers to talk to High School students on Honor, Thrift, Character, etc., and it arranged conferences for 200 High School students who wished advice with regard to various vocations.

The club received the LG banner from Waynersboro, sent a delegation and plague to Harrisonburg, the occasion of the District Governor visit. The plague came from Covington.

The club celebrated Kiwanis Anniversary, with all former members of the club as guests, and All Kiwanis Week. It was represented at tile Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Convention, the Training School for Club Officers, and celebrated its own Charter Night. The club furnished the LG for the year,

1941
President Herbert J. Taylor, Secretary Rudolph Burrigardner Jr, Frank B. Holt
Membership Jan 1 - 51, Attendance 82%

Four dental clinics held were visited by 150 children. Gave 12 WMCA memberships at a cost of $50. The club promoted the organization of a junior band of 75 pieces, donating about $100 to this proj¬ect, in an attempt to promote, along with other civic organizations, interest children in music by a series of band con¬certs through the county, cooperated in the promotion of the Christmas Parade, donat¬ion with money for prizes, gave money for prizes in the Halloween celebration, gave its usual Christmas dinner for 350 underprivileged children, and gave candy, etc., to children in the Colored Orphanage at Christmas.

The usual Easter Egg Roll in Gypsy Hill Park was attended by approximately 2,500 children. One meeting was held in the county with 100 county people there as guests of the club.

Attended the Division inter club meeting at Waynesboro.

There were two Ladies' Nights, two Picnics, and a joint meeting with all the civic clubs of the community. The club was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and District Conventions, and the Training School for Club Officers. At the end of the vear it had two members in the armed forces.

1942
President Edgar A. Potts, Secretary Frank B. Holt, Fitzhugh Elder Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 44, Attendance 87%

The Dental Clinic had 44 visiting children. The usual Christmas Party was given by the club to several hundred underprivileged children.

Paid $40 for YMCA memberships to worthy boys, $50 was given to the Community Band. Forty news boys were interested in the sale of War Bonds and Stamps, and a prize of a $25 War Bond was given to the boy who sold the most Bonds and Stamps. The club was instrumental in organizing a marble tournainent.

The club was host to Waynesboro in an inter club meeting in which almost the whole of tile Waynesboro club was present.

A Ladies' Night was held as usual, and a joint meeting of all the 'civic clubs at the Fair.

The LG visited the club, which was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the International and the District Conventions, and the Training School for Club Officers. At the end of the year 7 members of the Club were in military service.

1943
President Francis W. Lineweaver, Secretary Fitzhugh Elder Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 45, Attendance 84%

Paid YMCA membership fees for 44 boys, and 20 others were given memberships through the generosity of certain individuals in the club. The club took care of all necessary dental work among underprivileged children.

The club had a program on Girl Scout work, and at one meeting the Boys Chorus from the High School put on tile program.

An outstanding Farmers' Night was held at which time 100 farmers, all the agricultural teachers in the county, the supervisors, and the county agents were guests. The tables were decorated with farm products, and a prominent man from the Departmerit of Agriculture was the guest speaker.

At one meeting 3 ladies took over the part of officers of the club and showed how the club should be run. There was also a Iadies' Picnic and a joint meeting with Rotary.

The club had several programs on Kiwanis Education, was represented at the Mid Winter Conference, the District Convention, and the Training School for Club Officers. At the close of the year there were 7 men in the armed forces.

1944
(Volume 6)
President A. Vernon Keeley, Secretary Fitzhugh Elder Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 47, Attendance 85%

1945
President William H. Boozer, Secretary Fitzhugh Elder Jr
Membership Jan 1 - 52, Attendance 88%

1946
President George B. Tullidge, Secretary Robert S. Jorden
Membership Jan 1 - 48, Attendance 85%

LG W. H. "Bill" Boozer

1947
President Fitzbugh Elder Jr, Secretary Robert S. Jordon
Membership Jan 1 - 54, Attendance 91%

1948
President Sidney R. Brine, Secretary Robert S. Jordan
Membership Jan 1 - 52, Attendance 91%

1949
President Rudolph Bumgardner, Secretary Celcil Richardson
Membership Jan 1 - 73, Attendance 89%

1950
President Frank Shaffer, Secretary Cecil Richardson
Membership Jan 1 - 80, Attendance 87%

1951
(From Volume 7)
President Frank B. Holt, Secretary James B. Robinson
Membership Jan 1 - 86, Attendance 84%

1952
President Kinsley McWhorter, Secretary Guy S. Davis
Membership Jan 1 - 82, Attendance 91%

1953
President Thomas A. Teagle, Secretary Guy S. Davis
Membership Jan 1 - 74, Attendance 92%

1954
President Walter M. Dixon, Secretary Guy S. Davis
Membership Jan 1 - 76, Attendance 94%

1955
President Cecil T. Richardson, Secretary J. Russell Wisely
Membership Jan 1 - 72, Attendance 82%

1956
President ?, Secretary ?

1957
President Clarence M. Elder, Secretary William H. Boozer

1958
President Breckenridge C. Goodloe, Secretary William H. Boozer
LG Llucius F. Shelburne

1959
President Dr. Richard P. Bell, Jr., Secretary William H. Boozer

1960
President Kenneth H. Norr, Secretary William H. Boozer

1961
President Dr. Sam D. Graham, Secretary William H. Boozer

1962
President Russell Wisely, Secretary William H. Boozer

1963
President Eugene T. Hays, Secretary William H. Boozer
LG Thomas A. Teagle

1964
President Richard F. McPherson, Secretary William H. Boozer

1965
President Dr. Karl F. Menk, Secretary William H. Boozer

1966
President W. Robert Hudson, Secretary William H. Boozer

1967
President Chesley M. Moyer Jr, Secretary William H. Boozer
LG Walter M. Dixon

1968
President Joseph W. Timberlake, Secretary William H. Boozer

1969
President Roscoe J. Jamison, Secretary William H. Boozer

1969 - 1970
President David H. Brown, Secretary William H. Boozer

1970 - 1971
President Malcolm H. Livick, Secretary William H. Boozer

1971 - 1972
President B. Bruce Lamond, Secretary William H. Boozer
LG Malcolm H. Livick

1972 - 1973
President Daniel W. Knopp, Secretary William H. Boozer

1973 - 1974
President George A. Beam, Secretary William H. Boozer
Sponsor Verona Club

1974 - 1975
President Robert C. Atkin, Secretary William H. Boozer

1975 - 1976
President Bruce G. Grover, Secretary William H. Boozer
LG Robert C. Atkins

1976 - 1977
President Rudolph Bumgardner III, Secretary William H. Boozer

1977 - 1978
President William N. Schuler, Secretary William H. Boozer

1978 - 1979
President Roy T. Stephenson, Secretary William H. Boozer
LG David H. Brown

1979 - 1980
President Kenneth T. Linkous, Secretary William H. Boozer
District Governor Malcolm H. Livick

1980 - 1981
President Marcus W. Kates, Secretary James Beverage
Co Sponsor Shenandoah Valley Club

1981 - 1982
President D. Menk Barristers Row, Secretary James W. Beverage

1982 - 1983
President Miles F. P. Willett, Secretary James W. Beverage

1983 - 1984
President Carl W. Buchhotz, Secretary James W. Beverage

1984 - 1985
President Donald G. Henry, Secretary James W. Beverage

1985 - 1986
President B. E. Meyerhoeffer, Secretary James W. Beverage

1986 - 1987
President Victor V. Ludwig, Secretary James W. Beverage

1987 - 1988
President William C. Mundorf, Secretary James W. Beverage

1988 - 1989
President G. William Surratt, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1989 - 1990
President Robert S. Link Jr, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1990 - 1991
President William M. Saxman, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1991 - 1992
President Dr. Mixon M. Darracott, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
LG G. William Surratt

1992 - 1993
President Col Frank R. Pancake, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1993 - 1994
President Bernard A. White, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
LG Robert S. Link Jr

1994 - 1995
President David W. Didawick, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1995 - 1996
President David E. Walsh, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1996 - 1997
President John R. Weatherman, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1997 - 1998
President Peter F. De Vaux, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
LG David W. Didawick

1998 - 1999
President Robert N. Avery, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

1999 - 2000
President Clifford D. Caldwell, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

2000 - 2001
President David W. Bonner, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick

2001 - 2002
President Martin O. Schwartz, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 75, Attendance 69%

Year End: 72 Projects Completed, 348 Service Hours, $4309 Money Spent, 16 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Richard P. Moring, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 79, Attendance 64%
LG John R. Weatherman

Year End: 77 Projects Completed, 286 Service Hours, $10,870 Money Spent, 15 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Darwin King, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 78, Attendance 63%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Holiday Inn Golf & Conf. Center

Year End: 273 Projects Completed, 170 Service Hours, $5579 Money Spent, 36 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Douglas Holroyo, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 74, Attendance 60%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Holiday Inn Golf & Conf. Center
Distinguished Club

Contributed to Tsunami Relief $730.

Year End: 83 Projects Completed, 297 Service Hours, $5,682 Spent, 25 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Presidential Region
President E. Vincent Ennis, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 78, Attendance 69%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Holiday Inn Golf & Conf. Center
Board Trustee John Weatherman
Distinquished Club Award

Year End: 25 Projects Completed, 595 Service Hours, $6,010 Spent, 14 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Lucinda Cooke, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 80, Attendance 68%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Holiday Inn Golf & Conf. Center

E-Builder, March 07: Fitzhugh Elder receives the Legion of Honor certificate from the club President Lucinda Cooke. “ Fitz” who recently celebrated his 90th birthday has been a member for 65 years. He is a past president of the club and it was under his presidency that the Staunton Kiwanis baseball program - our big service project - got underway - a program which continues successfully to this day. Even as a senior member, Mr. Elder's attendance each week at our meetings has been perfect for decades.

Year End: 27 Projects Completed, 306 Service Hours, $6575 Spent, 17 Interclubs

2007 - 2008
President Bruce Elder, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 84, Attendance 70%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Holiday Inn Golf & Conf. Center
LG Darwin King

Year End: 50 Projects Completed, 494 Service Hours, $3,011 Spent, 12 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Nicholas MacNeil, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 85, Attendance 73%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Holiday Inn Golf & Conf. Center

Year End: 63 Projects Completed, 547 Service Hours, $21,010 Spent, 12 Interclubs

2009 - 2010
President Michael Romanl, Secretary Malcolm H. Livick
Membership Oct 1 - 82, Attendance 50%
Meet MO 12:15 PM Federated Shopping Center

Year End: 15 Projects Completed, 552 Service Hours, $9,796 Spent, 5 Interclubs, $0 CD Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Priscilla Stanley, Secretary Lucinda Cooke
Membership Oct 1 - 70
Meet MO 12:15 PM Federated Shopping Center

Year End: 3 Projects Completed, 54 Service Hours, $10 Spent,7 Interclubs, $450 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Alan D. Biskey, Secretary Lucinda Cooke
Membership Oct 1 - 65
Meet MO 12:15 PM Federated Shopping Center

2012 - 2013
President Prewitt Scripps, Secretary Lucinda Cooke
Membership Oct 1 - 63
Meet MO 12:15 PM Gypsy Hill Place

2013 - 2014
New Division 9, Heart of Virginia Region

President Jason Hand, Secretary Lucinda Cooke
Membership Oct 1 - 61
Meet MO 12:15 PM Gypsy Hill Place

2014 - 2015
President David Walsh, Secretary Lucinda Cooke
Membership Oct 1 - 58
Meet MO 12:15 PM Gypsy Hill Place

2015 - 2016
President John Childress, Secretary Lucinda Cooke
Membership Oct 1 - 56
Meet MO 12:15 PM Gypsy Hill Place

2016 - 2017
President Jeffrey Adams, Secretary Franklin Johnston
Membership Oct 1 - 60
Meet MO 12:15 PM Gypsy Hill Place