Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe Makes Plans for 60th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Homer L. “Andy” Anderson (left) president of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe in 1971 is shown at a club meeting.  Can you identify the other two men in this photo?  E-mail Leonard Fant at lbfant@bellsouth.net or Chris McKeever at chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com.
Homer L. “Andy” Anderson (left) president of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe in 1971 is shown at a club meeting. Can you identify the other two men in this photo? E-mail Leonard Fant at lbfant@bellsouth.net or Chris McKeever at chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com.

Catoosa County's premiere service club, the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe, will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in June, 2014.  While the celebration is four months away, planning the event has swung into high gear.  Leonard Fant, a club member for over 50 years is chairing the celebration and needs the community’s input and help.  “We need our former club members, the families of those members who are not with us anymore, Key Club members and those charities and organizations that we’ve helped to let us know how to contact them.”

Fant is also asking for photos and newspaper clippings.  “We’ll scan the photos and clippings to use in a video presentation telling the story of the club and our accomplishments.”  Organizing such an important event will be a challenge that Fant is well suited for.  Afterall, he served as Club President in 1964 while he was Mayor of Fort Oglethorpe, served again as president in 1973 and Governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee District for Kiwanis in 1982-1983.

The celebration will include recognition of the club presidents.  “Many of our past presidents are no longer with us but I sure would like to see their families join us and send us pictures to include in the video presentation.”  Past presidents include:

Oscar Hilliard 1954/55                                    
John McCloy 1956
Henry Hankins 1957
Frank Jarnigan 1958
Thomas Westbrook 1958
Guy Clark 1959
Dan Barker 1960
Drew Haskins 1961
Dub Hutton 1962
Wallace Mosman 1963
Leonard Fant 1964 and 1973
Denva Bowen 1965
Zuma Richardson 1966
Everett Bullock 1967
Harold Coalson 1968
John Cook 1968
George Hackler 1969
Thomas Sloan 1970
Homer L. Anderson 1971
Donald Guiton 1972
James Harris 1974
Ray Swafford 1975
Russell Friberg 1976
Bill Morgan 1977
Donald Laster 1978
Tanner Austin 1979
Larry Duke 1980
John Palmer 1981
Bob Lloyd 1982
Julian (Bo) Hill 1983
Jim Powell 1984
Jim Hyde 1985
Craig Walker 1986
Richard Arp 1987
Tracy Arp 1988
Wayne Rasbury 1989
Zane Goggin 1990
Ross Andrews 1991
Paul Cook 1992
Jeff Clay 1993
Donald Laster 1994*
Britt Schaffeld 1995
Richard Grant 1996
Lynn Fant-Burke 1997 and 2002
Wayne Rasbury 1998
Dan Nichols 1999
Eric Shaw 2000
Knox Farmer 2001
David Currie 2003
Lynda Palmer 2004
Tammy Cole 2005
Jim Coltrin 2006

Judy Jackson 2007

Denny Whitesel 2008

Chris McKeever 2009

Greg Anderson 2010
Ava Rowan 2011
Jeff Epperson 2012
David Hollis 2013

Dwight Watt 2014

Contact information and photos can be e-mailed to Fant at lbfant@bellsouth.net or Chris McKeever at chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com.  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.  The club meets each Friday at 12:00 pm in the Private Dining Room at Hutcheson Medical Center.  Visitors are welcome to attend to learn more about the club.

 



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