Capital District Kiwanis History

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The first clubs were organized by Kiwanis International Field Representatives
(Building Communities, Book 1, pages 76, 77) " E.F. Wescott, one of the vetern organizers, was hired as the new Extension Department's first director, and two other former "organizers' rejoined staff as "field representatives," a preferred title. These "field reps," who worked on commission and grew to thirty in number by July 1920, were totally responsible for new-club building - with cooperation from district governors. A field rep stayed with a new club until it could functon independently. This practive, however, did not work well, and soon volunteer Kiwanians were helping the field reps build clubs successfully."

Joseph W. Bowles organized these clubs:
South Boston (31st) | Emporia (33rd) | Covington (34th) | Crewe (39th) | Hampton (42nd)

Arthur Malkin started the first 5 clubs in the Capital District from 1917 to 1919.
Washington (1st) | Baltimore (2nd) | Wilmington (3rd) | Richmond (4th) | Norfolk (5th)

George Selig organized these clubs:
Hagerstown (14th) | Danville (16th) | Charlottesville (19th) | Marion (25th) | Radford (26th) | Coeburn (30th)

Al Stimers organized these clubs:
Harrisonburg (20th) | Staunton (22nd)

E. F. Westcott organized these clubs:
Roanoke (6th) | Lynchburg (8th) | Salem (13th)

Clubs organized by Districts OUTSIDE the Capital District
West Virginia District sponsored Richlands (63rd) | Graham (83rd) | Grundy (89th)
sponsored Norton (10th) | Abingdon (70th)

Clubs organized by Capital District DIVISIONS: 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22.

Clubs UNKNOWN sponsors.