New officers for 2001-2002 are (l. to r.) Dr. Ken Clawson, Governor for the Kentucky-Tennessee District who installed the new officers; Beth Thompson, past president; Dr. Glen Kleine, vice president and president-elect; Brenda Blankenship, treasurer; Mark Calitri, president; and Danny Damrel, secretary.
Retiring past 1999 president and outgoing board member David Benge receives a plaque recognizing his exceptional service to Kiwanis from Beth Thompson, club president.
Dr. Glen Kleine is inducted as v ice president and president elect for 2002-2003 by Dr. Ken Clawson, Governor for the Kentucky-Tennessee District
Dr. Ken Clawson, Governor for the Kentucky-Tennessee District, inducts and applauds Brenda Blankenship, treasurer and Danny Damrel, secretary for their long service in those posts.
The Richmond Kiwanis Club held its annual Awards Banquet at Arlington on September 25.
Tracy Burdett was recognized for his many contributions to the Richmond Kiwanis Club by his selection as the Kiwanian of the Year for 2001. The Kiwanian of the Year award, the top recognition given by the local service club, was won by Mark Calitri in 2000.
The following individuals were given Distinguished Service Awards to recognize them for service in the following projects: David Benge, Tracy Burdett, Mark Calitri, Ray Desloover, and Patrick McMahon for leadership in the annual Kiwanis Auction.
Scott Truesdell for his leadership in organizing the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast; Dorothy Esce and Dave Harkleroad for their leadership in conducting club Interclub visits to other Kiwanis clubs in our district.
Also recognized were Mark Calitri for his organization of the annual Kiwanis Carnival; Brenda Blankenship and Bob Nayle for their leadership in administering the annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament and before heading the program sales at the All A Classic.
Phillis Adams who organized the any Young Children - Priority One projects; who headed the committee that selected and awarded scholarships to local high school students; Patrick McMahon for leadership in providing local Home Meals Delivery.
Also recognized were George Ridings who organized the highway cleanup on the Eastern By-pass; Tracy Burdett and Dorothy Esce for collecting and distributing items to local nursing homes at Christmas; Greg Powell for chairing the Human and Spiritual Values Committee and Dr. Glen Kleine for editing the Kiwanis monthly newsletter and for serving as the Kiwanis Web Site webmaster (which may be seen at www.Richmond Kiwanis.com)
More than 10 individuals were recognized with an award for perfect attendance during 2001. Earl Rhodes was singled out for his long-time membership as a 30 year-member of Kiwanis International.
Tracy Burdett, the Vice President of McMahon and Burdett, was selected as the Kiwanian of the Year for 2001 by the Richmond Kiwanis Club. Giving Burdett the top award given by the local service club is Beth Thompson, president of the Richmond Kiwanis club.