CLEARWATER – The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City recently installed its new officers at its 57th charter night.
Daryl Waterman was installed as president; Kay Skelton is president elect; Sandra Blomstedt is treasurer; and Cindy Isaac is now secretary. Additionally, the following members will serve on the club’s board of directors: Dr. Nolan Allen, Brad Badger, Joe Braun, Tom Hanley and Doug Williams.
The immediate past president is Richard Blomstedt, who will continue to serve on the club’s board for the next year. David Browder was given the President’s Award for outstanding support throughout the year, and Elwood Hogan Jr., who is Past Kiwanis Governor of Florida District, received his 50th-year Legion of Honor Award. The following members received their Legion of Honor Award: Roy Workman for 35 years; Joe Braun for 30 years; and Tom Hanley for 30 years. Jim Ewbank was commended for his past five years of service as the club secretary and outstanding leadership within the club administration and service projects.
Al Fears was awarded the club’s 2012-13 Kiwanian of the Year award for his leadership with young children – priority one committee’s service projects, including the reading project at Reconciler Head Start on Drew Street.
Joe Turner, the only remaining charter member, received the club’s framed charter document from Richard Blomstedt and then passed it to Daryl Waterman.
The club service activities have included the 20th annual free Children’s Health fair; college scholarships for CHS graduating seniors; many school programs including Head Start through high school; the 51st annual Ed Wells Jr./Kiwanis Invitational Track Meet; and holiday gifts to children identified by Isaia’s Inn. Additionally, the members volunteer support and give direct donations to organizations that benefit children and youth in the Clearwater area.