TAYLORVILLE KIWANIS REVIEW KIWANIS YEAR PROJECTS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH; INSTALL NEW OFFICERS AT WEEKLY LUNCHEON
Outgoing Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor and Taylorville Kiwanis member Dick Wamsley (left), presents the outgoing Kiwanis president pin to Will Perkins.
Former Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo of Springfield (right) presented the outgoing Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor pin to Taylorville Kiwanis member Dick Wamsley.
Former Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo of Springfield (left) presented the incoming Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor pin to Taylorville Kiwanis member Blain Cornwell.
CAPTION TO PIX 2443: Former Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo of Springfield (left) congratulates the newly installed Taylorville Kiwanis Club president Martin Vota (center). Incoming Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor and Taylorville Kiwanis member Blain Cornwell (right) presented the Kiwanis president pin to Vota.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club ended their Kiwanis year reviewing the many projects for children and youth in the Taylorville community, and installed new officers, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Former Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo of Springfield installed the new officers, assisted by outgoing Kiwanis District Lieutenant Governor and Taylorville Kiwanis member Dick Wamsley.
In his final week presiding over the Kiwanis Club meeting, outgoing president Will Perkins thanked club members for volunteering for the many fund raisers thru-out the year, most recently last weekend's Peanut Days on the streets of Taylorville.
Perkins last official action as the local Kiwanis Club president, was to name the Kiwanian of the Year. Perkins recognized long-time Kiwanis member Duane Stock for his many volunteer efforts at Kiwanis Park and at many Kiwanis fund raisers.
Palazzolo recounted his first experience with the Taylorville Kiwanis Club, as a Key Club Lieutenant Governor in 1982, helping the local Key Club rebuild.
Palazzolo installed Martin Vota as the new Taylorville Kiwanis Club president, Michael Evanchak as president-elect, and re-installed Diane Beatty as secretary and Cliff Beatty as treasurer.
Vota said increasing Kiwanis membership is at the top of his priorities in the coming Kiwanis year.
Committee chairs re-installed at Tuesday's Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting include membership chair Raedena Ryan, Kiwanis Park chair Jerry Woodard, Harriett Morrissey as Priority One chair, Blain Cornwell as Interclub chair, Dick Wamsley as spiritual aims chair, and Randy Miller and Patty Hornbuckle co-chairing public relations. Will Perkins was installed as the new Key Club and Builders Club chair.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving 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.