Kiwanis marks 50th anniversary in Hamilton

Kiwanian David Hall is shown with the club’s first article in the Marion County Journal in January 1974.

By Kathryn “Chazz” Hirschfeld
Staff writer
HAMILTON — For more than half of a century, the Hamilton Kiwanis Club and its members have contributed to the local community in a wide variety of ways.
The club recently held a 50th anniversary meet-and-greet, where past and present members were able to socialize together and recall memories shared during times of service to the community they live in, love and support.
Besides community, other strong themes for the Kiwanis are faith, family and fellowship.
During the event, club president Conley Ellis, the business development officer for PeoplesTrust Bank, spoke along these themes in his opening address.
“During the past five years, our club has raised $25,000 for our kids and different needs for our community in Hamilton. That figure shows how faithful God is and how faithful our past and current members are.
“The main focus for the Kiwanis Club is to ‘Improve the world, one child and one community at a time.’
“The Kiwanis Club has provided me with many blessings and makes me think how great life is. We tend to forget how blessed we really are here on earth, and I’m thankful for my Lord and Savior for dying on the cross for my sins, and even when I fall down in grace, He is there to love and forgive me.
“I pray we can show that type of love to other people in our community and everywhere else in the world, because God called us to do so.
“Once again, I want to say a big thank you to our past and current members who are here tonight. The friendships that are made through Kiwanis Clubs will last a lifetime.” …

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