Capital District Kiwanis History

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KIWANIS CLUB OF WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA
Organized March 20, 1947. Chartered May 8, 1947.
Sponsors Manassas and Alexandria, VA
was Divisions 1, 10 now 2
was Region NoVa now National Capital
Key #02917
90th District Club
Population (1947) 300

1947
(Volume 6)
Division 1
President Carroll M. White, Secretary Irving F. Purnell
Membership Mar 20 - 25, Attendance 83%

Chartered with 25 members. Initial meetings were held on Thursday evenings at Garcia's Coffe Shop.

1948
President Carrol M. White, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 99%

The meal price was raised to 85 cents. A Key club was sponsored at Occoquan High School.

1949
President Edward H. Von Deck, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 40, Attendance 96%

the budget was $2,500. Fund raising projects included pancake breakfasts, turkey shoots, auction sales and variety shows. The first Aniversary Celebration was held t teh Occoquan High School gym with each person paying $3 per plate. W. Albie Barksdale, Governor of the Capital District was our first speaker.

1950
President M. G. Garber, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 31, Attendance 99%

1951
(Volume 7)
President Michael A. Gardner, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 41; Attendance 97%

Kiwanis Administration 24 100% meetings were held throughout the year. 15 interclub visits were made to other Kiwanis clubs and 3 inter-club visits by other Kiwanis clubs were enjoyed. An anniversary party and 2 ladies nights were among the important social events of the year. The president, vice president and 3 directors attended the Divisional Organization Convention. 8 members attended the District Convention.

Boys and Girls Work 800 children attended our Halloween parties at 4 different areas, colored children included. We entertained 120 children on National Kids Day. A play-ground was secured, by our efforts, for the children of the community. Our club donated $37 to purchase athletic equipment for summer program. We furnished several baseball uniforms for children. We sponsored I boy to Boys State and 1 girl to Girls State.

Key Clubs sponsored the first Key Club in Capital District. A Key Clubber is present at each of our meetings. We paid the expenses for 1 member to Miami, Florida to compete in an oratorical contest. Transportation was paid for Key Clubbers to attend District Key Club Convention.

Public and Business Affairs completed the project of having city water furnished to the communities of Occoquan and Woodbridge. We cooperated with Civil Aeronautics Authorities by repainting skyway marker on roof of local lumber building.

Support of Churches in Their Spiritual Aims held meetings in the basement of the Methodist Church to help support their building fund. We maintain 2 hospital beds and 2 wheel chairs for the sick. Our club donated $87.00 to the Heart Fund. A kitchen sink was donated to a local church.

Underprivileged Child paid medical bills for 3 children at approximately $150.00 A complete outfit of clothing was furnished for 10 children, shoes for 6 other children and 140 lunches were purchased for the needy children in the school. $100.00 was donated to needy children in the school band. We netted $1,490.00 by holding an auction.

1952
Division 10
President Lawrence A. Barnes, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 44, Attendance 93%

Inducted 1 member, one member attended International convention, and 5 members attended District Convention. Donated $50 to Fire Department towards the cost of a mechanical respirator.

1953
President Lawrence A. Barnes, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 38, Attendance 90%

1954
President Joe P. Roysdon, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 41, Attendance 94%

1955
President John Cox, Secretary Marvin J. Best
Membership Jan 1 - 41, Attendance 92%

1956
President , Secretary

1957
President Frank Edward Shivers, Secretary James Monroe Hagood Jr

1958
President Wilfred W. Davis, Secretary Lester A. Malcolm

1959
President Thomas S. Culton, Secretary Lester A. Malcolm

1960
President Frank Williams, Secretary Lester A. Malcolm

1961
President Marion L. Beeton, Secretary Erwin E. Baldridge

1962
President Edward C. Kinker, Secretary Erwin E. Baldridge
LG Marion L. Beeton Jr

1963
President G. Don Sullivan, Secretary Erwin E. Baldridge

1964
President Scott P. Crampton, Secretary Edward C. Kinker

1965
President Mark T. Duvall, Secreetary Edward C. Kinker

1966
President Allen H. Bourne, Secreetary Edward C. Kinker

1967
President John W. Morrison, Secreetary Edward C. Kinker

1968
President Herbert T. Baker, Secretary Everette R. Stillman

1969
President Earle B. Mountcastle, Secretary Edward C. Kinker

1969 - 1970
President B. Early Mountcastle, Secretary Edward C. Kinker

1969 - 1970
President John W. Johnson, Secretary Eward C. Kinker

1970 - 1971
President Robert ?, Secretary Eward C. Kinker

1971 - 1972
President Hubert L. Mooney, Secretary Eward C. Kinker

1972 - 1973
President Joseph M. Dunivin, Secretary Donald A. Campbell

1973 - 1974
President John G. Henry, Secretary Everette R. Stillman

1974 - 1975
President Michael L. Quigley, Secretary Everette R. Stillman

1975 - 1976
President Stanley Georges, Secretary Everette R. Stikllman

1976 - 1977
Division 10 South
President William R. Bennett, Secretary Kenneth H. Lang

1977 - 1978
President Everett R. Stillman, Secretary E. N. Severnson

1978 - 1979
Division 10
President Arthur G. Bodkin, Secretary Alexander B. Smith, Jr.

1979 - 1980
President John T. Cutchid, Secretary William E. Hubbard
LG Stanley Georges

1980 - 1981
President Michael W. Mooney, Secretary William R. Bennett

1981 - 1982
President William E. Hubbard, Secretary William R. Bennett

1982 - 1983
President James C. Hare, Secretary Ronald J. Stephens

1983 - 1984
President Robert B. Bell, Secretary Ronald J. Stephens

1984 - 1985
President Robert B. Bell, Secretary Ronald J. Stephens

1985 - 1986
President Paul B. DeHoll, Secretary James C. Hare

1986 - 1987
President John A. Wiley, Secretary Ronald J. Stephens

1987 - 1988
President James C. Hare, Secretary Warren Price

1988 - 1989
President Ralph H. Echkley, SecretaryJames T. Barnes

1989 - 1990
President Warren L. Price, Secretary James T. Barnes

1990 - 1991
President Al E. Shefler, Secretary Erik S. Gregory

1991 - 1992
President Philip J. Christie, SEcretary Jerome W. Massie

1992 - 1993
President James T. Barnes, Secretary Jerone W. Massie
Membership Oct 1 - 34

1993 - 1994
President R. Brian Bell, Secretary Jerone W. Massie IV
Membership Oct 1 - 27

1994 - 1995
President James J. Steponwski, Secretary R. Brian Bell
Membership Oct 1 - 26
LG Ralph H. Echkley

1995 - 1996
President William Young, SEcretary James T. Barnes
Membership Oct 1 - 30

1996 - 1997
President Bernard M. Sison, Secretary Jerome W. Massie IV
Membership Oct 1 - 28
LG Brian R. Bell

1997 - 1998
President Richard L. Baldwin, Secretary Beth Grant
Membership Oct 1 - 31

1998 - 1999
President Alexander B. Smith, Secretary William Tubbs
Membership Oct 1 - 31

1999 - 2000
President Herb Tiede, Secretary William Tubbs
Membership Oct 1 - 41
LG John Graves

2000 - 2001
President Deborah Ann New, Secretary Michall Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 35

2001 - 2002
President Kevin James, Secretary Julie Lucas
Membership Oct 1 - 37, Attendance 46%

Capital Builder April 2002, Vol 21, No.7
The Kiwanis Club of Woodbridge celebrated the 55th anniversary of community service tonight at the Montclair Country Club in Dumbries. Over 80 guests, including Sponsored Youth members from Hylton and GarField High Schools, community leaders, and Capital District Kiwanis dignitaries attended the celebration. Delegate Jack Rollison was the keynote speaker. Capital District Kiwanis Governor Jerry Peuler and members of 7 other Kiwanis Clubs, including the orginial co-sponsors of the Woodbridge Charter, Manassas and Alexandria, were present. J. Howell Barnes and Gordon Armstrong, Charter Members of the Woodbridge Club were honored.

Other guests included: PG John Tyner, GE Dan Warren, District Diversity Chair Linwood Watson, and delegations from Tysons Corner, Arlington, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Bull Run, Battlefield. The Kiwanis Club of Woodbridge was founded on March 22, 1947. Since its beginning the club has performed needed community service activities including building the pavilion at the Weems Botts Park in Dumfries, supporting teh Dale City and Dumfries Boys and Girls Clubs, providing grants to Potomac Hospital, giving scholarships to Key Club and other high school seniors, working with ACTS, sponsoring Key Clubs in aras heigh schools, rebuilding the Triangle Baseball Field, and many othner projects.

Many area residents are familiar with the Kiwanis Fireworks stands, the annual carnival at Gar-Field, and Peanut Days, the club's major fund raisers. All proceeds from these events go directly to the community. The Kiwanis Club of Woodbridge is part of the Kiwanis International, the world's largest volunteer service organization dedicated to children. Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 and currently has over 500,000 Kiwanis family members in 79 countries. The Capital District of Kiwanis emcompasses Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Kiwanis Clubs sponsor K-Kids in grade schools, Builders' Clubs in middle schools, Key Clubs in high schoools, and Circle K clubs in colleges. Together these Kiwanis family members work to imporve their communities and the world.

The Kiwanis family emphaszies service to children from prenatal through 5 years. Service projects often are linked to this "Young Children"Priority One" effort. This initiative places continuing focus on the needs of children in pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early development, infant health, nutrition, and parenting skills. Kiwanis International has just completed its first World Wide Service Project raising $75 million to eradicate Iodine Deficiency Disorder throughout the world.

Year End: 95 Projects Completed, 1060 Service Hours, $22,653 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Mitchell Colston, Secretary Julie C. Lucas
Membership Oct 1 - 29, Attendance 47%

Year End: 56 Projects Completed, 354 Service Hours, $6,728 Money Spent, 5 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Herb Tiede, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 27, Attendance 82%
Meet (2nd, 4th) Thursday 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Year End: 36 Projects Completed, 357 Service Hours, $12,616 Spent, 0 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Steve Keen, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 22, Attendance 54%
Meet Montclair Country Club
Website Contest Award
LG Brian Bell

Contributed $1,000 to Tsunami Relief Effort.

(From E-Builder, Mar 2005) The Woodbridge Kiwanis Club officially donated a new storage facility to the Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) Food Pantry in Dumfries, VA, on December 14, 2004. In the spring of 2004, the Woodbridge Club purchased a used 8-foot by 28-foot construction trailer, transported it to the Dumfries site, connected it to the main building, installed shelving and provided other necessary repairs to make it usable. This project was conceived and spearheaded by Community Service Chair Al Knehans. Steven Keen, President of the Woodbridge Kiwanis Club, on the right, presents the key to the new Food Pantry Annex to John Turnquist, Executive Director of ACTS and Francis Harris, Emergency Assistance Director.

Year End: 34 Projects Completed, 239 Service Hours, $31,489 Spent, 1 Interclub

2005 - 2006
NoVa Region
President Herb Tiede, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 19, Attendance 60%
Meet Montclair Country Club
LG Brian Bell

Year End: 32 Projects Completed, 387 Service Hours, $7,085 Spent, 3 Interclubs

2006 - 2007
President Steven Keen, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 27, Attendance 55%
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Year End: 30 Projects Completed, 204 Service Hours, $2151 Spent, 1 Interclub

2007 - 2008
President Robert Bell, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 19, Attendance 90%
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Year End: 20 Projects Completed, 151 Service Hours, $1,425 Spent, 1 Interclub

2008 - 2009
President Athea Keen, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 15, Attendance 99%
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Year End: 20 Projects Completed, 350 Service Hours, $1867 Spent, 3 Interclub

2009 - 2010
President Mitchell Colston, Secretary R. Brian Bell
Membership Oct 1 - 15, Attendance 34%
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Year End: 25 Projects, 424 Service Hours, $3,003 Spent, 3 Interclub, $50 CD Foundation

2010 - 2011
President Randall Zeigler, Secretary R. Brian Bell
Membership Oct 1 - 19
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club
LG Robert Bell

E-Builder, April 2011: On Thursday night, March 17, 2011, the Woodbridge Kiwanis Club celebrated the 64th anniversary of its charter date at the Montclair Country Club. Emcee for the evening was Randy Zeigler, club president. Attendees included members of Kiwanis Clubs of Manassas, Manassas-Battlefield, Arlington, Mount Vernon, Fairfax and Tysons Corner. Guest speaker was Peggy Van Lowe, Area Coordinator of Prince William Special Olympics. Other highlights included the induction of a new member, Major Hilda Chadwick, Commander of the Prince William Salvation Army Corps, and presentation of the Distinguished Club Award (2009-2010) to Woodbridge Kiwanis by NOVA Trustee David Lurie. Immediate Past President Mitch Colston received his Distinguished President Pin and Secretary Brian Bell received his Distinguished Secretary and Distinguished Member Pins. The honoree of the evening was Judith Theissen, the outgoing President of the CKI (Circle K International) Club of Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus. Judith was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding leadership of the club. She took over the responsibilities of the club during November 2010. Though her tenure was short, the club accomplished numerous community service projects throughout eastern Prince William County, including assisting ACTS, Woodbridge Senior Citizens Center, Salvation Army, Prince William Special Olympics; as well as, participating in charity events in the District of Columbia, plus others. Her Certificate of Achievement is well deserved! The Woodbridge Club wishes her the best in her future endeavors.

Year End: 23 Projects, 373 Service Hours, $1500 Spent, 6 Interclub, $1050 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Jaime Jeffers, Secretary R. Brian Bell
Membership Oct 1 - 19
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

2012 - 2013
President Jaime Jeffers, Secretary R. Brian Bell
Membership Oct 1 - 18
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

2013 - 2014
New Division 2, National Capital Region
President Mitchell Colston, Secretary R. Brian Bell
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Governor Elect R. Brian Bell
Distinguished Club

2014 - 2015
President ?, Secretary ?
Membership Oct 1 - 19
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

Governor R. Brian Bell
LG Jaime Jeffers

2015 - 2016
President Vonia C. Jackson, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 15
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club

2016 - 2017
President Robert Bell, Secretary Mitchell Colston
Membership Oct 1 - 12
Meet 1st, 3rd TH 6:45 PM Montclair Country Club