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Breakfast Kiwanis turns 35

4 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough


The Quincy Gem City "Breakfast" Kiwanis Club recently concluded celebrating its first 35 years of Service to the Quincy Area Community at its weekly meeting last Friday morning.

Shown in the attached photo, cutting the cake are the three charter members, out of the original 25, who are still in the club.  From the left are:  Paul Brown, Richard Walz, Scott Walden.  

Current Club membership is 63.

Ron Dedert, Noon Kiwanis Club President when the Gem City Kiwanis Club was chartered in October 1978 gave a program at our Friday, March 8, 2013 meeting, reviewing how we got started and our early activities. 

We had a "Kiwanis two-minutes" at each weekly meeting after that, going into November.  At each meeting we celebrated, in order, each of the 35 years that the Gem City Kiwanis Club has been in existence.

We had the Club President from each of the years use those two minutes to recap the service and other highlights of his (her) year.  All presidents except for 4 were able to attend (1 is deceased, 1 is in poor health, 2 are out of town unable to return).  In those cases, the charter members (Paul Brown, Dick Walz, Scott Walden) gave the presentation for each of those years.

We concluded the celebration in November with a special breakfast meeting, including showing a video and cutting the cake in the photo.  

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.  Our motto is:  "Serving the Children of the World."


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