Kiwanis complete successful year
The 62nd annual installation banquet of the Kiwanis Club of Waynesville was held at the Gateway Club on Oct. 2. Retiring president Tom Tout summarized the Kiwanis year of service.
The Club distributed more than $36,000 in grants through its Unrestricted Grants and Scott Grant Programs. The club also was involved in many projects to benefit children and handicapped adults.
Highlights of some of those were the Kiwanis Family Fun Day held in partnership with the Waynesville Recreation Center; the dictionary project that presented dictionaries to every third grade student in the nine Haywood County elementary schools; the BUG Program at Clyde Elementary School, which rewards students for “Bringing Up their Grades;” sponsorship of the Key Clubs at Pisgah and Tuscola high schools; the Waynesville Christmas Parade, co-sponsored with the Downtown Waynesville Association; and noteworthy, with the support of ARC, was the chartering of a new Aktion Club of Waynesville for handicapped adults.
Lt. Governor Jim Wagoner installed the following officers and directors for the 2012-13 year that began Oct. 1 — Mike Simonson, president; John Franco, president-elect; Sam Crain, vice president; Dick Antross, treasurer; Marti Peithman, secretary; Jane Daniels, Carol Hall, Bob Miles, Walter Miles, Susan Tedcastle, Vi Terrell, Bob Webb and Dave Wilkins installed as directors.
Marti Peithman, having met the criteria required, was chosen by club members as the Kiwanian of the Year. Peithman serves as secretary, co-chair of the spelling bee and assistant newsletter editor.