Capital District Kiwanis History

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

HISTORY of the CAPITAL DISTRICT
and its CONSTITUENT CLUBS
in
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and
The District of Columbia

VOLUME 4

From January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1937

Henry A. Converse, District Historian

Preface

In order to logically connect the record of previous issues of the Capital District History, we quote the Preface from Volume 3, published in 1930:

PREFACE TO VOLUME 3

At the Capital District Annual Convention in Washington, DC, October 13 and 14, 1922, the position of District Historian was created. Harrv G. Kimball, who had been District Secretary and just refused re-election to that office, was elected Historian.

Volume I of the History of the Capital Kiwanis District and its Constituent Clubs was published in 1924. It covered from February 1917 when the Washington club was organized through August 29, 1918, (the District was organized by Washington and Baltimore) to the end of 1923.

Volume 1 was the first Kiwanis history of any kind to be published. It was followed by histories of New Jersey and California, while later a committee was appointed to prepare a history of International. That committee, however, has not as yet presented such a work.

Volume 2 was published in 1928, and covered the three years 1924-1926.

Volume 3 covers the activities for the three years 1927-1929.

History of some clubs are not complete as activities of those clubs might warrant. The work of the historian for the past eight years has been a labor of love for Kiwanis and our District, but it has compensated him by a knowledge of Kiwanis activities and Kiwanians which could have been obtained in no other way.

HARRY G. KIMBALL, Historian

PREFACE TO VOLUME 4

After the publication of Volume 3, Harry G. Kimball continued to collect the history from 1930 through January, 1932. He gave the District Secretary his notes in hope that another volume could be published. However the District treasury would not support a publication. In January 1934 Henry A. Converse was elected District Historian By setting aside a sum each year for that purpose the District is able to publish this history from 1930 to 1937. In order to do this it has been necessary to condense the club reports. Your historian has attempted to do this partly by leaving out headings and partly by arranging the activities of the clubs in the following order, and separating them as nearly as possible merely by paragraphing:

1. Under-privileged Child
2. Boys and Girls Work
3. Citizenship
4. Rural and Urban Relations
5. Vocational Guidance
6. Public Affairs
7. Inter-Club Relations
8. Social Activities
9. Relation to the District and International

Your historian has felt that a history of Kiwanis should be the history of the club activities rather than the achievement of individuals. Therefore officers are referred to as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, President. The preparation of this history has given the writer a wide and comprehensive view of club activities. He presents this history to the District in the hope that it will encourage clubs to widen their scope of activities and aid them in carrying out the objects and objectives of Kiwanis International.

HENRY A. CONVERSE, Historian

Capital District History

Since the activities of the Capital District are the activities of the individual clubs, the history of the District itself has been written rather in statistical form.

The District Convention consists of club reports, Trustee business meeting and the inspirational addresses on Kiwanis objectives. There is ample entertainment for the ladies and in most instances one afternoon for golf, and a sight-seeing tour for those who wish it. The last night of the Convention is always the Governor's banquet and ball.

1930
Clubs 48, Members 2,800
International President, Horace McDavid
District Governor, Jesse H. Binford, Richmond, VA
Secretary-Treasurer, Robert E. Turner, John C. Aspinwall, Norfolk, VA

Div 1 Edwin H. Hill, Washington Div 4 David N. Sutton, West Point
Div 2 Sam S. Stephens, Martinsville Div 5 E. Reinhold Rogers, Covington
Div 3 Rev. Francis H. Scott, Roanoke Div 6 Arthur G. Wilkinson, Wilmington

Mid-Winter Conference was held at Fredericksburg, Va. with 36 of 48 clubs attending by a total of 131 Kiwanians. International Field Representative Frank Kean attended.

International President Horace McDavid visited the Capital District attending a meeting at Harrisonburg, Va. on his way to the International Convention.

The International Convention was field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 29th to July 3rd. Seventy Kiwanians and their ladies attended the Capital District dinner.

The District Convention was field in Norfolk, VA with 390 Kiwanians and ladies. The opening session was on October 23rd, at 8:30 p. m., adjourning at noon, October 25th. Attending were International Trustee Randall Caton, International Treasurer Walter Weiser and Field Representative Franklin Kean.

The Attendance Contest was won in the:

Gold Division, Washington, DC.
Silver Division, Petersburg, Va.
Blue Division, Fredericksburg, Va.
White Division, Hopewell, Va.

During 1930
inactive club Pulaski, Va..

1931
Clubs 46, Members 2,741
International President Ray Crossman
District Governor F. Berry Plummer, Ha-gerstown, MD
Secretary-Treasurer Robert E. Turner, and John C. Aspinwall, Norfolk, VA

Div 1 Robert A. Hucherson, Manassas Div 4 George T. Elliott, Hampton
Div 2 Rev. Carlton Barnwell,Lynchburg Div 5 James L. Howe, Lexington
Div 3 Frank Wiley, Salem Div 6 Charles Linhardt, Baltimore

Conventions

  • Mid-Winter Conference, Lynchburg, Va., February 13th with International President Ray Crossman.
  • International Convention, Miami, Florida, attended by 138 delegates and visitors.

The Inter-Club Relations Committee of Washington, DC during the week of August 3rd-7th recorded visiting 10 clubs in 5 days and putting on the program at 9 of these meetings. The itinerary was as follows:

On Monday, August 3rd, the committee visited the Richmond, Va. club at a noon meeting and the Ashland, Va., club at a night meeting. On Tuesday, August 4th, they visited Frederick, MD a noon meeting and Fredericksburg, VA at 6:30 p. m. On Wednesday, August 5th, the committee was at Arlington County club at a noon meeting and the Towson, Md., club at night. On Thursday, August 6th, the committee attended the regular meeting of the Washington, DC club at noon and visited Martinsburg, W. VA club in the evening. On Friday, August 7th, they paid a visit to the Lancaster, PA club at a noon meeting and ended their week of visitation with a grand rally at Manassas on Friday evening. Four members of this committee attended all ten of these meetings.

The District Convention was held in Baltimore, Md., October 23rd to 31st. International was represented by International Trustee Russell Perkinson.

The Attendance Contest was won in the:
Gold Division, Washington, DC Silver Division, Petersburg, VA
Blue Division, Towson, MD White Division, Victoria, VA

The District was saddened by the news of the deaths of District Secretary-Treasurer Robert E. Turner of Norfolk, and Past Governor Robert W. Kime of Salem, VA.

The District Governor-elect held an Executive Committee meeting and training school for Lieutenant-Governors in Covington, Va., on December 4th.

Each of the LTGs held a training school for club officers as follows:

Division 1, December 1, at Washington.
Division 2, December 18, at Lynchburg.
Division 3, December 15, at Marion.
Division 4, December 17, at Norfolk.
Division 5, December 14, at Staunton.
Division 6, December 16, at Wilmington.

New club, Arlington County, Va. was chartered. Inactive clubs Waynesboro and Crewe, Va.

1932
Clubs 47, Members 2,466
International President, William 0. Harris
District Governor, Henry A. Converse Harrisonburg, VA
Secretary-Treasurer, Asa W. Howard, Roanoke, VA

Lt. Governors

Div 1 Jess C. Oakes, Winchester Div 4 D. S. Frazier, Richmond
Div 2 R. S. Weaver, Victoria Div 5 George Vermilya, Clifton Forge
Div 3 F. B. Fitzpatrick, Radford Div 6 Joseph Mac Sweeney, Rehoboth Beach

Mid-Winter Conference was held at Charlottesville, Va., on January 18th with 91 present. Attending was represented by International Trustee Russell Perkinson.

International Convention was held at Detroit, Michigan, June 26th to June 30th, with 90 in attendance from the District. The Capital District was awarded the attendance banner in the Silver Division for the year 1931.

Division meetings were held as follows:

Div 1 Winchester, September 8
Div 2 Danville, May 26
Div 3 Salem, October 6
Div 4 Williamsburg, September 12
Div 5 Lexington, August 18.
Div 6 Rehoboth Beach, August 17.

District Convention was held at Washington, DC October 27th to 29th, with 400 in attendance. Attending were Past International President Harrv Karr and International Trustee Russell Perkinson.

The Attendance Contest winners:
Gold Division, Washington, DC
Silver Division, Newport News, VA
Blue Division, Petersburg, VA
White Division, Victoria, VA

The Efficiency Contest winners:
Gold Division, Washington, DC
Silver Division, Roanoke, VA
Blue Division, Harrisonburg, VA
White Division, West Point, VA

District Governor-elect held an Executive Committee meeting and LTG training in Washington, DC on Dec 3rd.

Each LTG held a training school for club officers as follows:

Division 1, December 13, at Frederick
Division 2, December 15, at Danville
Division 3, December 15, at East Radford
Division 4, December 15, at Norfolk.
Division 5, December 12, at Staunton.
Division 6, Dec. 29, at Havre de Grace.
New clubs Westminster, MD and Elkton, MD Inactive South Boston, VA.

1933
Clubs 48, Members 2,337
International President Carl Endicott
District Governor, Edwin F. Hill, Washington, DC
Secretary-Treasurer Asa W. Howard, Roanoke, VA

Lt. Governors

Div 1 Park W. T. Loy, Hagerstown Div 4 Dr. Lonsdale J. Roper, Portsmouth
Div 2 James T. Catlin, Jr. Danville Div 5 E. T. Carruthers, Charlottesville
Div 3 B. E. Chewming, Roanoke Div 6 C. Walter Cole, Towson

Mid-Winter Conference was held at Richmond, Va., on January 16th with 113 present. Attending were International Trustee Russell Perkinson.

International President Carl Endicott visited Capital District at inter-club meetings at Towson, MD and Washington, DC and the Capital District took part in an inter-club Inter-District meeting held in his honor at Charles Town, W. Va.

Capital District was featured in the June issue of the International Magazine on page 275. A picture of officers of the Havre de Grace club were riding an official car in the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration 4th of July parade for Harford and Cecil counties. On the same page is a picture of about 200 Kiwanians and guests of the Charlottesville club attending the annual picnic and outing at the home of Kiwanian Arthur M. Gable that summer. On page 276 you will find two pictures showing some of the 40 under-privileged boys sent to Camp Johnson for a 10-day period that summer by the Roanoke Kiwanis club. On page 277 you will find a beautiful picture depicting the presentation of the American flag as a part of the pri6gram at a picnic and entertainment given that summer by the Kiwanis club of Arlington County to the sixty children of St. John's Orphanage.

International Convention was held at Los Angeles, California, June 25th to 29th. Capital District had 37 Kiwanians and ladies at this convention. Towson club was the winner in the Blue Division in the Achievement Contest.

The Baltimore club sponsored an inter-club meeting at Bay Ridge, Md., on August 29th, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Capital District, with 190 Kiwanians and ladies present.

The District was saddened by the news of the death of Past International President Horace McDavid.

District Convention was held in Lynchburg, VA, October 19th to 21st, with 375 in attendance. Attending were International Trustee James M. Lynch of Florence, SC.

The Attendance Contest winners:

Gold Division, Richmond
Silver Division, Norfolk
Blue Division, Petersburg
White Division, Manassas

At the International Council in Chicago on November 9th the Governor of the Capital District presented International President Joshua L. Johns with the "Golden Rule." This inter-club good-will symbol so impressed the Governors-elect and other International officers that a number asked permission to have duplicates made for their respective districts. This, of course, was agreed to.

This "Golden Rule," designed by District Governor Edwin F. Hill, is a yard in length and three inches in width. It contains the Capital District emblem is an outline of the dome of the United States Capitol over the seal of Kiwanis International, with the area, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, indicated. Below are the words, "The Golden Rule"; then an inscription "Travel with 'The Golden Rule' as a guide and your circle of enduring friendships will be greatly enlarged," signed, Edwin F. Hill, Governor, 1933.

On November 23rd the Governor accompanied by a delegation of Washington Kiwanians presented the "Golden Rule" to the president of the Baltimore, Md., club, who promised to see that it reached a neighboring club at an early date.

District Governor-elect held an Executive Committee meeting and LTG training in Washington, DC.

Each of the LTG held training for club officers as follows:

Division 1, Frederick, December 13th
Division 2, Danville, December 15th.
Division 3, Radford, December 14th
Division 4, Norfolk, December 15th.
Division 5, Staunton, December 12th
Division 6, Elkton, December 15th.
New chartered club Annapolis, MD. Inactive club Emporia, Va.

1934
Number clubs 44
Number members 2,408.
International President, Joshua L. Johns.
District Governor, E. I Carruthers, Char-lottesville, VA
Secretary-Treasurer, Asa W. Howard, Roanoke, VA

Lt Governors

Div 1 Irving Diener, Alexandria Div 4 Watson Copeland, Hopewell
Div 2 W. R. Broaddus, Jr. Martinsville Div 5 Dr. Guy R. Fisher, Staunton
Div 3 Rev. H. H. Hemming, Big Stone Gap Div 6 M. Channing Wagner, Wilmington

Mid-Winter Conference was held at Washington, D. C., on January 15th with 102 present.

International President Joshua L. Johns made a trip through the Capital District with inter-club meetings being held in Baltimore, Norfolk, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Alexandria.

The Baltimore club gave a testimonial dinner to Past International President Harry Karr of Baltimore. Present were International President and Mrs. Johns, and International Secretary and Mrs. Parker.

The International Convention was held at Toronto, Canada, from June 10th to 14th, with 103 Kiwanians from 36 clubs of the Capital District in attendance.

At the International Convention a District dinner was held in connection with the Ontario-Quebec-Maritime District. Governor Carruthers presented Governor Gordon S, Dodington of the Canadian District with the "Kiwanis Fellowship Chair," made from products entirely within the District.

The "Kiwanis Fellowship Chair" is made entirely of wood from the confines of the Capital District including historic buildings or sites and estates. Public buildings from which wood was secured included the Capitol of the United States and the Executive Mansion or White House, Washington, DC, State Capitols at Annapolis, MD, Dover, DE and Richmond, VA.

Contributions of wood were secured from Jamestown Island site of the first English settlement in America, May 13, 1607. St. Clement or Blackstone Island, Md., where settlers first landed March 25, 1634, and St. Mary's, the pioneer settlement. Lewes, DE, site of the landing of settlers in that state on land purchased from the Indians, May 5, 1631, and Williamsburg, Va., first permanent seat of English Government in the United States. Also woods from many historic estates in the Capital District.

Leather in the seat of the chair is from the hide of a pedigreed Maryland cow, dressed in a Washington County, Maryland, tannery.

The idea of this chair was originated by Edwin F. Hill, Washington, DC, Immediate Past District Governor. The wood was secured through the cooperation of Kiwanians of the Capital District in appreciation of fellowship of Kiwanians of the Ontario-Quebec-Maritime District. The chair was made by Donovan R. Beachley from the Hagerstown club. The drawings by Courtenay S. Welton, secretary of the Richmond club. It was patterned after the original lining room chairs used by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.

The District Convention was held in Richmond, October l1th to l3th, with 517 in attendance.

The Attendance Contest winners were:
Gold Division, Washington Silver Division, Petersburg.
Blue Division, Towson White Division, Hampton.

Governor Dodington was a guest of the District at this convention. International was represented by the newly-elected International President, William J. Carrington.

At the banquet a replica of the "Fellowship Chair" was presented to the District Governor.

District Governor-elect held an Executive Committee meeting andLTG training in Alexandria, VA on Novr 8th.
Each of the LTG held a training school for club officers as follows:

Division 1, November 22, at Washington
Division 2, December 1, at Danville
Division 3, Decembet 4, at Marion
Division 4, December 4, Newport News
Division 5, November 22, at Lexington
Division 6, November 12, at Elkton

New chartered club Prince Georges County, MD.

1935
Number clubs, 49
Number members, 2,779
International President, William J. Carrington
District Governor, C. Walter Cole, Towson, MD
Secretary-Treasurer, Asa W. Howard, Roanoke, VA

LTGs Charles W. Pimper, Washington, D. C.; Carl 0. Keirn, Lynchburg, Va.; George G. Peerv, Salem, VA, Herbert G. Smith, Newport News, VA, Garnett C. Sites, Covington, VA, Dr. J. Ben Robinson, Baltimore MD.

Div 1 Charles W. Pimper, Washington Div 4 Herbert G. Smith, Newport News
Div 2 Carl O. Keirn, Lynchburg Div 5 Garnett C. Sites, Covington
Div 3 George G. Peery, Salem Div 6 Dr. J. Ben Robinson, Baltimore City

Mid-Winter Conference was held in Fredericksburg, Va., on January 14th with 128 in attendance. International was represented by International Trustee Ed. Hill. All Kiwanians present re-dedicated themselves to Kiwanis by repeating the pledge formulated the International Committee on Kiwanis Education. The pledge reads:

"I hereby pledge myself to give unstintedly of my time and thought to the carrying out of the principles of Kiwanis. For the aiding of under-privileged children, for vocational guidance to boys and girls, for better relations between the farmer and the city man, for the development in youth as well as in the adult members of the community of the high ideals of an aggressive, serviceable citizenship, and finally. To build up in the club and through the club in the community that fine feeling of cooperative friendship which adds so much to the making of this world a better place for every creature."

International Convention was held at San Antonio, Texas, May 19th to 23rd, with 75 in attendance from the Capital District, who were proud to take with them the following District record for the first third of 1935:
1. Club secretaries' monthly reports filed 100%.
2. Official club visitations by LTGs 100%.
3. Club financial obligations to Interna-tional and the District paid 96.61%.
4. Attendance increase 4.06%.
5. Membership increase 79.
6. New club chartered 1.

Division meetings were held as follows:

Division 1, Alexandria, September 17
Division 2, Lynchburg, September 6
Division 3, Marion, September 3,
Division 4, Old Point Comfort, Sept. 12
Division 5, Covington, September 13
Division 6, Havre de Grace, Sept. 10.

International President Carrington visited the District on April 29th and dedicated a tablet in memory of the signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement in 1817 on the site of the British Legation at that time.

District Convention was held in Danville, VA October 10th-12th with 401 in attendance.

International was represented by International Trustee James N. Lynch.

The Attendance Contest winners were:
Gold Division, Roanoke, VA
Silver Division, Petersburg, VA
Blue Division, Towson, MD
White Division, Elkton, Md.

The Achievement Contest winners were:
Gold Division, Baltimore, MD
Silver Division, Petersburg, VA
Blue Division, Towson, MD
White Division, Elkton, MD

District Governor-elect held an Executive Committee meeting and LTG training in Washington, D C Novr 21.
Each LTG pledged to train all club presidents and secretaries. Attend the Mid-Winter Conference. Officially visit all clubs by April l. Visit all clubs at least once and before the District Convention; and hold a divisional meeting of clubs in the late summer.

Each of the LTG held a training for club officers as follows:

Division 1, December 3, at Frederick.
Division 2, December 5, at Danville
Division 3, December 3, at Marion
Division 4, December 10, at Petersburg
Division 5, December 5, at Lexington
Division 6, December 5, at Elkton.

Reorganized Bassett, VA and Chase City, Va.

New clubs: Dover, DE, Georgetown, DE, Pikesville, MD and Reisterstown, MD.

1936
Number clubs, 53
Number member-, 3,017.
International President, Harper Gatton.
District Governor, Lonsdale J. Roper, Portsmouth, VA
Secretary-Treasurer, Asa W. Howard, Roanoke, VA

LTGs: Edgar C. Jones, Hagerstown, Md.; James M. Lea, Danville, Va.; H. Eugene Hyatt, Norton, Va.; J. Walton Hall, Ashland, Va.; John M. Biedler, M. D., Harrisonburg, VA H. Milton James, Seaford, Del.

Div 1 Edgar C. Jones, Hagerstown Div 4 J. Walton Hall, Ashland
Div 2 James M. Lea, Danville Div 5 Dr. John M. Beidler, Harrisonburg
Div 3 H. Eudgene Hyatt, Norton Div 6 H. Milton James, Seaford

Mid-Winter Conference was held at Washington, D. C., on January 13th, with 121 in attendance. International was represented by International Trustee Edwin F. Hill.

For the first time every club in the district presented Efficiency Reports for the previous year.
International Convention was in Washington, D. C., June 21st-25th.
Division meetings were held as follows:

Division 1, Winchester, August 19
Division 2, Danville, September 17
Division 3, East Radford, September 25
Division 4, Williamsburg, Sept. 10
Division 5, Staunton, September 6
Division 6, Towson, September 2

District Convention was held in Wilmington, Del., October Il-13, with 598 present.
International was represented by International Trustee James P. Gallagher.

The Attendance following clubs:
Gold Division, Roanoke
Silver Division, Petersburg.
Blue Division, Towson,
White Division, Radford
The Achievement Contest was won as follows:
Gold Division, Washington Silver Division, Roanoke
Blue Division, Towson White Division, West Point

District Governor-elect held an Executive Committee meeting and training for LTG in Charlottesville on Nov 30.

Each of the LTG held training for club officers:

Div 1, Dec 10, Washington, 15 of 30 trained.
Div 2, Dec 10, Danville, with 16of 18 trained.
Div 3, Dec l1, Marion, with 9 of 18 trained.
Div 4, Dec. 8, Petersburg, 29 of 30 trained.
Div 5, Dec. 10, Lexington, 21 of 21 trained.
Div 6, Dec. 9, Elkton, 29 of 39 trained.

Among the clubs that held training: First Division 3 out of 10, Second Division 4 out of 8, Third Division 3 out of 8, Fourth Division 6 out of 8, Fifth Division all clubs, Sixth Division 8 out of 13.

Reorganized Crewe, Va. New club North Baltimore, MD.

1937
Number clubs, 54
number members 3,151
International President, A. Copeland Callen
District Governor, George G. Peery, Salem, VA
Secretary-Treasurer, Asa W. Howard, Roanoke, VA

Lt Governors

Div 1 Arthur C. Keefer Washington Div 4 Floyd W. Moore, Hampton
Div 2 Claude S. Turner, Martinsville Div 5 R. Swinton Roadfcap, Clifton Forge
Div 3 H. Powell Chapman, Roanoke Div 6 Dr. H. LeRoy Trone, Elkton

Mid-Winter Conference held at Richmond, Va., on January 11th, with 128 in attendance. International was represented by International Trustee James Gallagher.

To encourage inter-club visitations, four "logs" were provided. Each club transporting a log engraved their name and date the visit was made to another club. For example, the first club conveying the log on its initial visitation should engrave its name on half the copper plate, and each club in turn receiving it shall add its name and date of receiving it.

The District was sadden February 20th as Past Governor and Past International Trustee, Edwin F. Hill died.

International Convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 20th-24th, with 132 present from the Capital District.

At the District dinner at the International Convention the Western Canadian District presented the Capital District with a good-will trophy. Kiwanians of the Capital District and of the two Canadian Districts will long remember the joint District dinner, not only as a most delightful social occasion, but as another link in the chain of friendship and good-will which has been forged through several years among these three Districts. The outstanding feature of the occasion was the presentation of a good-will testimonial by Governor Paul Brecken of the Western Canada District to Governor George G. Peery of the Capital District. The story of this testimonial, as told by Governor Brecken, is that a member of the St. Boniface, Manitoba, club, while attending the International Convention in Washington last year, picked up a fragment of bronze on the White House grounds. This was taken back to Canada. Melted with a nugget of gold from the Province of Alberta, silver from Western Ontario, zinc from Saskatchewan and copper from Manitoba, and the whole molded into a statue of a buffalo, which, he said, was best representative of the vastness and newness of western Canada. The buffalo is mounted on a base of Canadian marble bearing a gold plaque appropriately inscribed. Said Governor Brecken, "we hope the fusing of these metals from the provinces of Western Canada and from the Capital District is symbolic of the fusing of the mutual goodwill and basic interests of the people of these two great commonwealths, under the helpful influence of Kiwanis."

The District Convention was held in Staunton, Va., October 17th 18th, with 494 present, and International Trustee James Gallagher.

Good fortune in great amount has come to the Kiwanis club of Washington and to the crippled children of Washington, the District of Columbia, nearby Maryland and Virginia, where they are conveniently located so they can attend the clinics and receive the attention which they require.

The good fortune is income from a trust fund of $125,000 made available to the Washington Kiwanis club for its work in helping crippled children. In 1919 Gen. Anson Mills a United States Army officer, entered into an agreement with the National Savings and Trust Company, as trustee, under the terms of which certain securities were deposited with the trust company, the income therefrom to accumulate and be invested until January 1, 1934, at which time certain trust funds were to be established for specific beneficiaries with the proviso that if there should be any balance remaining after the establishment of these specific trust funds, such balance should be transferred to some charity for the benefit of children, the definite charity being left to the discretion of the trustee. There is a balance remaining of $125,000.

With a view of perpetual administration of this fund "The Anson Mills Foundation" was formed in the District of Columbia and is devoted to work in behalf of underprivileged children with special emphasis on orthopedic work. The membership of this corporation consists of seven directors, four of whom shall at all times be members of the Washington Kiwanis club. The corporation was formed on September 15, 1937.

At the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Anson Mills Foundation, held on September 15th, a resolution was adopted. Income from the foundation shall be disbursed in meeting expenses incurred for the care, maintenance, and hospitalization of under-privileged children ministered to by the Orthopedic Committee of the Washington Kiwanis club.

Attendance Contest winners:
Gold Division, Roanoke, VA
Silver Division, Petersburg, Va.
Blue Division, Towson, MD
White Division, Elkton, Md.

Achievement Contest winners::
Gold Division, Washington, D. C.
Silver Division, Petersburg, Va.
Blue Division, West Point, VA
White Division, Radford, Va.

District Governor-elect held a LTG training in Alexandria, Va., November l8th.

Each of the LTG held a training for club officers as follows:

Division 1, Washington, December 9
Divisions 2 and 3, Roanoke, Dec. 8
Division 4, Richmond, December 9
Division 5, Staunton, December 6
Division 6, Elkton, December 9

In 1937:
Inactive clubs Havre de Grace, MD and the Chase City, VA.
Transfer Big Stone Gap, VA transferred to the Kentucky-Tennessee District.
Reorganized clubs at Coeburn, VA, and Waynesboro, VA.
New club was chartered at Clintwood, Virginia.

1938
Number clubs, 56
number members, 3,25
International President, F. Trafford Taylor
District Governor, Irving Diener, Alexandria, VA
Secretary-Treasurer, Asa W. Howard (died July 7), Roanoke, VA
Frank B. Walters, Roanoke, VA

Lt Governors

Div 1 Andrew Bell, Winchester Div 4 John H. Frischkorn Jr. Richmond
Div 2 W. Carey Wheatley, Lynchburg Div 5 W. Albie Barksdale, Charlottesville
Div 3 Ralph R. Repass, Marion Div 6 Miles S. Reifsnyder, Westminster

Mid-Winter Conference held at Hagerstown on January 10th, with 136 present.

International Convention held in San Francisco, California, June 26-30, with 80 present from the Capital District.

District Convention held in Roanoke, October 20-22, with 863 present. International was represented by International Trustee Frank Finley.

Attendance Contest winners were:
Gold Division, Roanoke
Silver Division, Petersburg
Blue Division, Towson
White Division, Lexington
Achievement Contest -Winners were:
Gold Division, Wilmington
Silver Division, Salem.
Blue Division, Towson
White Division, Radford.

New chartered clubs: Narrows, VA, and Milford, DE.

District Governor-elect held the LTG training at Winchester, Va., on Nov 16.
The Lieutenant-Governors held training schools as follows:

Division 1, Alexandria, Va., December 8.
Division 2, Danville, Va., December 6.
Division 3, Marion, Va., December 3.
Division 4, Newport News, Va., Dec. 12.
Division 5, Staunton, Va., December 8.
Division 6, Elkton, Md., December 7.

ATTENDANCE AVERAGES
The average attendance of all clubs in the District from 1923 to the present time is as follows:

1923 ---------------------- 68.60%
1924 ---------------------- 70.40%
1925 ---------------------- 74.30%
1926----------------------- 74.04%
1927 ---------------------- 74.06%
1928 ---------------------- 76.06%
1929 ---------------------- 76.70%
1930 ---------------------- 72.89%
1931 ---------------------- 71.98%
1932 ---------------------- 73.15%
1933 ---------------------- 72.87%
1934 ---------------------- 73.94%
1935 ----------------------74.76%
1936 ---------------------- 75.86%
1937---------------------- 76.15%
1938 --------------------- 81.72%

CLUBS OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
Club histories are available by clicking on the below links.

ALEXANDRIA, VA
Organized May 9, 1921
ANNAPOLIS, MD
Organized Feb. 28, 1933
ARLINGTON, VA
Organized June 5, 1931
ASHLAND
Organized Feb 2, 1923
BALTIMORE, MD
Organized Nov. 22, 1917
BASSETT, VA
Organized Aug 17, 1926
Reorganized 1936
BIG STONE GAP. VA
1937 left the District
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Organized April 3, 1922
CHASE CITY, VA
Organized April 11, 1924
1937 Inactive
CLIFTON FORGE, VA
Organized April 4, 1921
CLINTWOOD, VA
Organized Dec. 17, 1937
COEBURN, VA
Organized Mar. 8, 1923
Inactive 1934 - 1937
Reorganized Dec 30, 1937
COVINGTON, VA
Organized Sept. 4, 1923.
CREWE, VA
Organized Oct 27, 1924
CUMBERLAND, MD
Organized May 8, 1924
DANVILLE, VA
Organized May 1, 1921
DOVER, DE
Organized Jan. 16, 1935
ELKTON, MD
Organized Apr. 21, 1932
EMPORIA, VA
Organized June 11, 1923
Inactive 1933
FREDERICK, MD
Organized May 1, 1923
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Organized Feb. 9, 1923
GEORGETOWN, DE
Organized Sept 30, 1935
HAGERSTOWN, MD
Organized March 17, 1921
HAMPTON, VA
Organized Oct 27, 1925
HARRISONBURG, VA
Organized May 10, 1922
HOPEWELL, VA
Organized Nov. 11, 1924
LEXINGTON, VA
Organized Nov. 23, 1925
LYNCHBURG, VA
Organized Jan. 14, 1920
MANASSAS, VA
Organized Oct. 17, 1924
MARION, VA
Organized Dec. 26, 1922
MARTINSVILLE, VA
Organized March 14, 1921
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Organized January 11, 1921
NORFOLK, VA
Organized May 13, 1919
NORTH BALTIMORE, MD
Organized Feb 6, 1936
NORTON, VA
Organized Jan. 18, 1921
PETERSBURG, VA
Organized Feb. 16, 1922
PIKESVILLE, MD
Organized May 27, 1935
PORTSMOUTH, VA
Organized in Jan. 11, 1920
PRINCE GEORGES CO, MD
Organized Mar 22, 1934
PULASKI, VA
Organized Feb. 7, 1921
Resigned charter 1930
RADFORD, VA
Organized Jan 24, 1923
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
Organized Jul 16, 1928
REISTERSTOWN
Organized Aug 23, 1935
RICHMOND, VA
Organized Mar. 6, 1919
ROANOKE, VA
Organized Nov. 26, 1919
SALEM, VA
Organized March 15, 1921
SEAFORD, DE
Organized April 1923
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
Organized April 6, 1923
SOUTH NORFOLK
STAUNTON, VA
Organized June 15, 1922
TOWSON, MD
Organized Dec 12, 1928
VICTORIA-KENBRIDGE
Organized July 24, 1925
WASHINGTON, DC
Organized Feb. 19, 1917
WAYNESBORO, VA
Chartered Sept. 22, 1925
WESTMINSTER, MD
Organized Dec 9, 1931
WEST POINT, VA
Organized Sept 26, 1922
WILMINGTON, DE
Organized Nov 19, 1918
WINCHESTER, VA
Organized June 25, 1922
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