Gov. Russ Williamson installed the new club officers for the 2019-20 Kiwanis year.
Receiving officer pins and congratulations were: Seth Miller, president; Logan Tipton, president-elect; Bill Fryar, secretary; Jared Tetrick, treasurer; Mitch Broyles, vice president; and Kelly Geagley, immediate past president.
Also present for the 30-member club’s installation ceremony were Howard Smith, incoming Kiwanis lieutenatn governor and Rebekah Potter, Key Club lieutenant governor. Key Club, the world’s largest high school service organization, is sponsored by Kiwanis International.
Williamson said Kiwanis International has designated Elizabethton Kiwanis a “Distinguished Club.” Cited were exemplary service to the community and significant growth in club membership.
The club sponsors seven school service clubs with approximately 175 members in Elizabethton and Carter County schools: Key Clubs at Elizabethton, Happy Valley and Unaka high schools; Builders Club at T.A. Dugger Junior High School; and K-Kids Clubs at East Side, Harold McCormick and West Side elementary schools.
Following the installation ceremony, Geagley recognized the 15 teachers who sponsor the school clubs and presented them with certificates admitting them to honorary membership in Elizabethton Kiwanis. Local citizen Leonard Febuary was also recognized for his long-time service to the club and community and designated an honorary member.
The Kiwanis Club of Elizabethton was chartered on March 2, 1928. The club meets every Tuesday at noon at Dino’s Restaurant in Elizabethton.