Dr. Kenneth Clawson, past governor of the Kentucky Tennessee District of Kiwanis International, gave a detailed report on the 2004 Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanis Convention. Here he holds up his badge and describes what each of the ribbons stand for and the support programs they represent.
The K-T District Convention was held on August 13-15 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Clawson reported that this was truly the best organized K-T convention in quite awhile. The host Division 14 clubs went out of their way to make the convention a memorable one for all attendees.
The Richmond Kiwanis club was recognized for it's distinguished administration, a service performed by Danny Damrell, the 11 year secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. The club also received an award for the best club web site in Kentucky and Tennessee. The site was developed and maintained by Glen Kleine. This was the first such competition for web sites to be held by any district in Kiwanis International. The judging was done by the webmasters of the Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania web sites.
Infromation was provided on both the next K-T Conference to be held in Louisville, KY and the 90th Annual Kiwanis International Convention to be in Honolulu, Hawaii July 2-6, 2005.
Annie Caitlin Kipp, a senior at Model High School, was presented the George Brown Scholarship in Academics and Community Involvement by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. The club gave Ms. Kipp, an active member of the Model School Key Club, a $500 scholarship award. Because Ms. Kipp completed a minimum of 100 hours of community service and because she received at least a $500 scholarship from another source (the Kiwanis scholarship) she also received the Presidential Freedom Student Service Challenge scholarship, a $500 matching scholarship which is available to high school juniors or seniors. Ms. Kipp plans to continue her education at Eastern Kentucky University. She is the daughter of James A. Kipp, an administrator at the University of Kentucky, and Susan Kipp, an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University.
||Alicia Turner, a senior at Madison Central High School, was presented a $500 scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. Ms. Turner was recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond for exceptional academic and service performance. She is the daughter of Donna Turner and is undecided about which college she will attend.|
||Lesley Carr, a senior at Model High School, was presented a $500 scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. Ms. Carr was recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond for exceptional academic and service performance. Ms. Carr plans to continue her education at Georgetown College. She is the daughter of James B Carr, a builder / developer and Rebecca Carr, a school nurse.|
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From the Archives
As he gathered the staff around the chart, Kiwanis International secretary O. E. "Pete" Peterson pointed out that Kiwanis membership had reached an all-time high as of March 7 1944, surpassing 125,000 members in Canada and the United States. This total included 11,427 members who temporarily had been reclassified as military service members due to involvement in World War II.
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