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KIWANIS CLUB OF TUCKAHOE RICHMOND, VA
Organized September 20, 1979. Chartered Nov. 29, 1979.
Sponsor West Henrico, VA
was Division 4 New Division 11
Heart of Virginia Region
Key #09694
272nd District Club

1979 - 1980
President Carl J. Slone, Secretary Gary D. Armstrong

1980 - 1981
President L. Peter Wren, Secretary Thomas A. Dale

1981 - 1982
President Robert G. Tavenner, Secretary Thomas A. Dale

1982 - 1983
President Douglas D. Jinks, Secretary George T. King III

1983 - 1984
President Robert G. Edwards, Secretary Charles J. Grigsby

1984 - 1985
President Luther W. Wright, Secretary Charles J. Grigsby

1985 - 1986
President ?
LG Douglas D. Jinks

1986 - 1987
President William B. Stadler, Secretary Larry A. Sinsabaugh

1987 - 1988
President John D. Seal III, Secretary Irving G. Turnage

1988 - 1989
President Spencer N. Warren, Secretary Steven T. Angely

1989 - 1990
President Irving G. Turnage, Secretary Todd Martin

1990 - 1991
President Dr. Gilbert F. Debiasi, Secretary Scot L. Morris

1991 - 1992
President Michael P. Casey, Secretary C. Frank Finley

1992 - 1993
President Creed T. Elliotte, Secretary C. Frank Finley

1993 - 1994
President James O. Herring, Secretary C. Frank Finley
Governor Douglas D. Jinks

1994 - 1995
President R. Bland Weaver Jr, Secretary C. Frank Finley

1995 - 1996
President Kathleen Fogerty, Secretary C. Frank Finley

1996 - 1997
President ?, Secretary James O. Herring

1997 - 1998
President Clarence R. Jung Jr, Secratary James O. Herring

1998 - 1999
President Jack Williams, Secretary Clarence R. Jung Jr

1999 - 2000
President Debbie Wheeler, Secretary Clarence R. Jung Jr

2000 - 2001
President Raymond T. Hodge, Secretary Richard L. Belcher

2001 - 2002
President J. Vernon Glenn, Secretary Richard L. Belcher
Membership Oct 1 - 25, Attendance 95%
LG Clarence R. Jung Jr

Year End: 92 Projects Completed, 595 Service Hours, $12,172 Spent, 24 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Paul J. Royer Jr, Secretary Richard L. Belcher
Membership Oct 1 - 37, Attendance 83%

Year End: 93 Projects Completed, 706 Service Hours, $10,793 Spent, 18 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Garth Griffith, Secretary Richard L. Belcher
Membership Oct 1 - 39, Attendance 68%
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

Year End: 94 Projects Completed, 317 Service Hours, $5, 663 Spent, 22 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Paul Dodson, Secretary Raymond Clemen
Membership Oct 1 - 35, Attendance %
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

(From E-Builder, Dec 2004) The Tuckahoe Kiwanis Club handed out one of its highest honors to a Manakin resident at its annual installation banquet held at the University of Richmond on Sept. 30. Richard Belcher took home the Hixson award.

Belcher, who retired after 40 years as an account executive at Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, said he enjoys working on projects with the club. But Belcher had no idea his fellow members had decided to give him the award. “I was absolutely flabbergasted,” he said.

Frank Finley, a former recipient of the Hixson award, had nothing but kind words to describe his Kiwanis brother. “He has served the club and community,” Finley said. He’s been very active in all of our volunteer work such as Meals on Wheels and he was just elected incoming president.”

Belcher is currently the club vice president and will start his term as president October 1, 2005. Mark Puccinelli, one of the younger Kiwanis members, said being part of the club gives him the opportunity to meet people like Belcher and Finley. “They’re both pretty good role models,” he said. “Hopefully I can get to that point sometime in my life.” The Hixson award carries with it a $1,000 donation to the Kiwanis International Foundation that will be used to help the fight against iodine deficiency disorder in third world countries.

The donation will be enough to provide iodized salt to 20,000 children. Although it’s the world’s most preventable disease, thousands of children are born each day under the threat of iodine deficiency disorder, according to Finley.

Iodine deficiency can cause goiters to form and more seriously, it can cause brain damage that leads to mental retardation in children, Finley said.

The Tuckahoe Kiwanis Club has donated $10,000 to this cause and in total Kiwanis International has poured in $175 million to help keep children healthy.

Although young children are the top priority for the Kiwanis club, they also support numerous other endeavors, including the YMCA Camp Project, the American Red Cross and the Boy Scout Building Fund, which will be used to build a new camp in Goochland. They provide scholarships to Godwin High School and also to Camp Baker, a facility for those with down syndrome.

The Kiwanis club raises most of their money through two fundraisers during the year. They sell delicious Hubs Peanuts in November and December and each May, the clubs holds its Shrimp Fest. This past year, the fest was held at The Diamond.

Belcher called the Kiwanis club a “breakfast club” as they meet every Friday at 7 a.m. in the Southern States building on Broad Street in Brookview. The Tuckahoe club currently has 35 members.

Year End: 159 Projects Completed, 1646 Service Hours, $1,698 Spent, 18 Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Heart of Virginia Region
President Richard Belcher, Secretary Raymond Clemen
Membership Oct 1 - 34, Attendance 98%
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria
Attendance Award - Blue Group Winner

Year End: 160 Projects Completed, 1356 Service Hours, $550 Spent, 28 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Earl Siddons, Secretary Paul Miller
Membership Oct 1 - 41, Attendance 86%
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

Year End: 3 Projects Completed, 52 Service Hours, $0 Spent, 7 Interclub

2007 - 2008
President Charles Long, Secretary Paul Miller
Membership Oct. 1 - 46, Attendance 71%
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

Year End: 16 Projects Completed, 209 Service Hours, $71 Spent, 4 Interclubs

2008 - 2009
President Debbie Wheeler, Secretary C. Finley
Membership Oct 1 - 37, Attendance 90%
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

Year End: 50 Projects Completed, 625 Service Hours, $3199 Spent, 18 Interclubs

2009 - 2010
President Bland Weaver, Secretary Merle E. Robertson
Membership Oct 1 - 35, Attendance 60%
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

Year End: 25 Projects Completed, 146Service Hours, $901 Spent, 12 Interclubs, $0 CD Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Robert J. Mattauch, Secretary Merle E. Robertson
Membership Oct 1 - 33
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

Year End: 1 Projects Completed, 147 Service Hours, $235 Spent, 17 Interclubs, $0 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Mark W. Barnard, Secretary Merle E. Robertson
Membership Oct 1 - 24
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States Co-op Cafeteria

2012 - 2013
President Roy Lambertson, Secretary Merle E. Robertson
Membership Oct 1 - 23
Meet FR 7:00 AM Southern States HQ
LG Merle E. Robertson

2013 - 2014
New Division 11

President Jesse Springer, Secretary Stacy Whitehouse
Membership Oct 1 - 18
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 7:00 AM Southern States HQ

2014 - 2015
President Frank L. Grier, Secretary Beau Robertson
Membership Oct. 1 - 18
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 7:00 AM Southern States HQ

2015 - 2016
President ?, Secretary ?
Membership Oct 1 - 14
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 7:00 AM Southern States HQ

2016 - 2017
President Donald Kaloski, Secretary Merle Robertson
Membership Oct 1 - 9
Meet 1st, 3rd WE 7:00 AM Southern States HQ