The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their 60th annual officer installation and banquet, in lieu of their weekly meeting Tuesday at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Following the meal and invocation, outgoing Kiwanis Club president Chris Weittenhiller presided over recognizing Kiwanis officers, board members and committee chairs for their work in helping children and youth in the Taylorville community.
The Kiwanian of the Year Award went to Larry Kemner (left) for his efforts in all of the club's many fund raising activities thru-out the year. Outgoing president Weittenhiller presented the award to Kemner.
Blain Cornwell was installed as the new president of the club, by Illinois-Iowa Kiwanis District Governor Pattie Heath.
Heath had these comments about the Taylorville club and its 60th anniversary.
Also present was Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Cary Holman.
Charter members Ralph Harrison (left), who now resides in South Dakota; and local resident and Kiwanis member Herman Altman, were also recognized for their years of service to the club.
The club's many projects to help local children and youth this past Kiwanis year, included Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, High School Key Club, high school scholarships, YMCA programs, and Camp Care-A-Lot.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.
New officers installed at the 60th annual Taylorville Kiwanis officer installation banquet include, from the left:
President-elect Pastor Bill Kern; newly installed president Blain Cornwell; secretary Diane Beatty; and treasurer Dan Sneed.