Columbia County now has its own Kiwanis Club.
The club organized in early February.
The aims of the new club are to serve the needs of children in Columbia County and other community needs, develop youth leaders and provide opportunities for leadership, and business and social networking.
The club will hold its weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. at The Jones Creek Country Club, 4101 Hammonds Ferry. Anyone, 18 years or over, interested in improving their community and helping meet the needs of children are welcome.
Georgia District of Kiwanis Governor Bob Lambertson, Lt. Governor Harold Ward and Division Six New Club Builders Tim and Beth Upton and Stacy Hawkins conducted the initial meeting - where club bylaws were determined and club officers and directors elected.
Others who helped in the recruiting were Past Governor Dr. Ted Harris, Kiwanis International Representative Earl Forbes and Georgia District New Club Builder Chairman Kenneth Day.
Lambertson said that there are 24 Charter Members presently on the rolls and more interested citizens are expected to become Charter Members before the charter presentation celebration which will take place in the coming weeks.
Club officers include Tim Upton, President; Stacy Hawkins, Vice-President,; Andre Woodard, Treasurer; and Beth Upton, Secretary.
The Kiwanis Club of Columbia County will join more than 8,500 Kiwanis Clubs and 290,000 Kiwanians in more than 80 nations dedicated to serving children and others in need.
Please call President Tim Upton at 854-1389 or Vice-President Stacy Hawkins at 821-2297 if you have any questions about Kiwanis and how to become a member.
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