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KIWANIS CLUB OF WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Organized April 7, 1948. Chartered May 19, 1948.
Sponsor Bland County, VA
was Division 3 now Division 16
Southwest Virginia Region
Key #03133
98th District Club
Population (1948) 6,700

1948
(Volume 6)
President Ben Swecker, Secretary Harold S. Wampler
Membership April 9 - 42, Attendance 62%

1949
President Lewis Jones, Secretary Harold F. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 39, Attendance 74%

1950
President Fred W. Jackson, Secretary Harold F. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 36, Attendance 80%

1951
(Volume 7)
President Horace Sharitz, Secretary Harold S. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 31; Attendance 92%

The club sponsored the local Boy Scout Troop; sent a boy to the Safety Patrol School in Washington, and another to Boy State; and had a school bus shelter built in a location where it can be used by a number of children; is carrying on a tree-planting project, using 4-H Club members and Boy Scouts to plant trees under the direction of the Forest Ranger; is working for the establishment of a Key Club; cooperated with all local civic projects, and is working for the establishment of a Hospital; put on a successful Horse Show to raise funds for community work; purchased sixty pairs of shoes for needy children, and gave a Christmas party for fifty children, with a turkey dinner and presents for each child; and sponsored a weekly broadcast on the subject "Go to Church."

1952
President Paul W. Walk, Secretary Harold S. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 34, Attendance 93%

Five visits to other clubs. Three new members were inducted. Representation was made to Kiwanis International and District conventions.

The club reseeded 1 acre of white pine seedlings. Sponsored a farmers night. Sponsored a Boy Scout Troop. Raised $2,000 by sponsoring the Preston Show for 3 nights. Assisted with the MArch of Dimes. Purchased a hearing aid at a cost of $65. Entertained 30 children at the Christmas party.

1953
President H. S. Wampler, Secretary C. C. Carp
Membership Jan 1 - 22, Attendance 95%
LG Lewis Jones

Six interclubs visits were made. Entertained the George Wyth Hight School Basketball Team. Continued sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 60. Contributed $100 to a local high scholl for athletic purposes.

Purchased a $65 hearing aid for a child. Spent approximately $300 for clothes, shoes and other items for children unable to attend school. Removed tonsils for 4 children. Contributed $100 to the dental clinic.

1954
President Ralph C. Whitt, Secretary Harold S. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 30, Attendance 92%

There were ten 100% meetings held during the year. Sixteen inter-club vistis made and 9 visits by other clubs. Ten new members were inducted. The President, Vice Prisident and Secretary were present at the Divisional Organization Conference. Thre registered for the International Convention and two were present at the District Convention.

The club spent $80 to resod the ball park after the annual horse show. We stocked a stream with adult trout for Scouts. Entertained 21 girls of the high schold basketball team and their coaches. $225 was given to George Wythe High School Band for uniforms. A free show and ice cream were given to 360 kids on National Kids' Day. The club presented a radio program urgin people to attend church. Shoes and clothing were given to needy children. We sore to raise funds for needy children. We helped to sponsor a "College Night for the entire county with 60 colleges present.

1955
President Bert UDell, Secretary Harold S. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 29, Attendance 91%

Six new members were inducted. Ten visits to other clubs and four visits received. A monthly bulletin was issued. Officers and 4 members were present at the Divisional Organization Conference. Two members attend the International Convention and one member attended the District Convention.

We sponsored a Boy Scout Troop and Explorer Troop. Co-sponsored an annual Southwest Virginia Horse Show in June. We furnished and maintained playground equipment. Sponsored and organized a Key Club on June 1, 1955 with 25 Key Clubbers attended weekly meetings.

The annual Christmas party - shoes and clothing were purchased for needy school children. Hot lunches were furnished for approximately 100 indigent children. Held a winter festival raising $200.

1956
President ?

1957
President Jack G. Kaylor, Secretary Harold B. Wampler

1958
President Edwin C. Armbrister, Secretary Harold B. Wampler

1959
President Hugh P. Grubb, Secretary Harold B. Wampler
Governor Lewis Jones

1960
President L. Hargus Crockett, Secretary Harold S. Wampler

1961
President Raymond E. Dodson, Secretary Harold S. Wampler

1962
President G. Joe Eldridge, Secretary Harold S. Wampler
Membership Jan 1 - 39

Celebrated 14th Birthday July 24, with 120 members and guests in the form of a family picnic. Recognized seven remaining Charter Members: Carl Carp, George Young, Tom Noell, Harold Wampler, Hoarace Sharitz, Olaf Milgrim, and Lewis Jones (Past Governor).

1963
President Edgar L. Weinberg, Secretary G. Grank Reasor

1964
President Gordon L. Ownby, Secretary G. Frank Reasor

1965
President Morris W. Witten, Secretary G. Frank Reasor
LG Edgar L. Weinberg

1966
President Perry G. Davis, Secretary G. Frank Reasor

1967
President Donald K. Flinchum, Secretary Rannie D. Porter

1968
President Carl Powers, Secretary Rannie D. Porter

Celebrated 20th year of Kiwanis Service with a program recognizing 4 members with Kiwanis Service Awards. Those receiving the award were Perry Davis, Edwin Armbrister, Joe Eldridge, and Ed Wineberger.

1969
President Alvin L. Burger, Secretary Charles A. Harris

1969 - 1970
President Edwin F. Wilson, Secretary Charles A. Harris
LG Perry G. Davis

1970 - 1971
President Rannie D. Porter, Secretary Morris W. Witten

1971 - 1972
President W. Douglas Brewer, Secretary W. Gordon Johnson

1972 - 1973
President Howard Ogden, Secretary W. Gordon Johnson
Sponsor Galax Club

1973 - 1974
President John S. Fox, Secretary Larry W. Duty

1974 - 1975
President James W. Trent, Secretary E. Byron Umberger

1975 - 1976
President Eric J. Collins, Secretary E. Byron Umberger

1976 - 1977
President James A. Williams Jr, Secretary E. Bryon Umberger

1977 - 1978
President James G. Repass, Secretary E. Byron Umberger

1978 - 1979
President John David Hall, Secretary Thomas A. Bralley Jr
LG Ralph C. Whitt

1979 - 1980
President Jerome E. Johnson, Secretary William E. Carter

1980 - 1981
President Norman H. Scott, Secretary Thomas A. Bralley Jr
LG Ralph C. Whitt

1981 - 1982
President Richard C. Hargis, Secretary Ralph C. Whitt
Membership Oct. 1 - 30
LG Ralph C. Whitt

(From Annual Report)

1. Boy Scout Show - hosted and sponsored the 1982 Mountain Empire Scout Show. Thirty Scout units from this area participated on March 27. The Scouts sold tickets amounting to $3,000 that was used for programs within the district. An estimated 500 to 600 attended. The Kiwanis Club donated a bike, valued at $150 and operated a concession stand that made $300 for service projects. All 23 active members and 3 senior members participated for a total of 150 man hours.

2. The club each year grants a full scholarship ($500) to a local high school student attending Wytheville Community College.

1982 - 1983
President William E. Carter, Secretary Ralph C. Whitt

1983 - 1984
President Terrance E. Suarez, Secretary Ralph C. Whitt

1984 - 1985
President Roy B. Hand, Secretary Ralph C. Whitt

1985 - 1986
President ?

1986 - 1987
President Thomas E. Ashworth, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez

1987 - 1988
President John D. Hall, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez

1988 - 1989
President Richard C. Hargis, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez

1989 - 1990
President J. Douglas Kelly, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez

1990 - 1991
President Terrance E. Suarez, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez

1991 - 1992
President Terrance E. Suarez, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg

1992 - 1993
President Joseph O. Salerno, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 18

1993 - 1994
President Joseph O Salerno, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 17

1994 - 1995
President Joseph O. Salerno, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 17

1995 - 1996
President Richard C. Hargis, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 17

1996 - 1997
President Gary L. Gilmen, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 17

1997 - 1998
President Charles W. Irvin, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 15

1998 - 1999
President Terrance E. Suarez, Secretary Edgar L. Weinberg
Membership Oct 1 - 20

1999 - 2000
President Carolyn Copenhaven, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez
Membership Oct 1 - 21

2000 - 2001
President Douglas W. Brewer, Secretary Terrance E. Suarez
Membership Oct 1 - 221

2001 - 2002
President Seth Wilkins, Secretary Marsha L. Boone
Membership Oct 1 - 22, Attendance 81%

Year End: 80 Projects Completed, 365 Service Hours, $1610 Spent, 11 Interclubs

2002 - 2003
President Carolyn Copenhaven, Secretary Marsha Lynn Boone
Membership Oct 1 - 20, Attendance 76%

Celebrated 55 years of Kiwanis Service, Monday, April 7. Other clubs attending from Division 3 were Christiansburg, Montgomery County-Blacksburg, Pulaski, and Radford.

Year End: 130 Projects Completed, 501 Service Hours, $2848 Spent, 8 Interclubs

2003 - 2004
President Seth Wilkins, Secretary M. Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 18, Attendance 73%
Meet MO 6:00 PM Asbury Retirement Center

Year End: 61 Projects Completed, 349 Service Hours, $3048 Spent, 11 Interclubs

2004 - 2005
President Ronald Kime, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 20, Attendance 70%
Meet MO 6:00 PM Asbury Retirement Center

Contributed $100 to Tsunami Relief.

Year End: 57 Projects Completed, 297 Service Hours, $2,365 Spent, 8Interclubs

2005 - 2006
Southwest Virginia Region
President William Brewer, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 19, Attendance 76%
Meet MO 6:00 PM Asbury Retirement Center
Distinquished Club Award

Year End: 78 Projects Completed, 636 Service Hours, $8,937 Spent, 5 Interclub

2006 - 2007
President William Brewer, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 20, Attendance 80%
Meet MO 6:00 PM Asbury Retirement Center

Year End: 62 Projects Completed, 210 Service Hours, $5444 Spent, 2 Interclub

2007 - 2008
President William Brewer, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 19, Attendance 71%
Meet MO 6:00 PM Asbury Retirement Center

Year End: 92 Projects Completed, 177 Service Hours, $5,852 Spent, 0 Interclub

2008 - 2009
President William Brewer, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 18, Attendance 71%
Meet MO 6:00 PM Asbury Retirement Center

Year End: 74 Projects Completed, 133 Service Hours, $6200 Spent, 2 Interclubs

2009 - 2010
President Pete Jonas, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 17, Attendance 60%
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place Retirement Center

Year End: 40 Projects Completed, 192 Service Hours, $4,765 Spent, 5 Interclubs

2010 - 2011
President Dana Jonas, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 18
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center

Year End: 29 Projects Completed, 252 Service Hours, $4563 Spent, 3 Interclub, $46 CD Foundation

2011 - 2012
President Dana Jonas, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 25
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center

2012 - 2013
President Roy Hand, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct. 1 - 21
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center

2013 - 2014
New Division 16
President Roy Hand, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 20
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center

2014 - 2015
President Danny C. McDaniel, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 24
Meet 1st, 3rd M0 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center

2015 - 2016
President Terrance Suarez, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 20
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center

2016 - 2017
President Terrance Suarez, Secretary Margaret Anne Powell
Membership Oct 1 - 18
Meet 1st, 3rd MO 6:00 PM Carrington Place at Birdmount Retirement Center