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.

 


Chattanooga Books Available By John Wilson

John Wilson, former Hamilton County Historian, has written two volumes on the early families of Hamilton County and also books on Chattanooga and on Lookout Mountain, as well as editing books on Chattanooga's railroads and the Stokes and Hiener photo collections. Railroads In And Around Chattanooga , featuring Chattanooga's intriguing railroad history, has 69 chapters and covers ... (click for more)

Cornerstones, Inc. And UTC Partner To Offer Historic Preservation Courses

Cornerstones, Inc. announced the establishment of the Cornerstones Professor in Residence at UTC. Andrew Smith, local educator, architect, and preservationist is the organization’s first professor to take on the role. “This is a huge step forward to Cornerstones,” said Ann Gray, executive director of Cornerstones. “We are now teaching the where’s and what for’s ... (click for more)

Alabama Man Faces Murder Charge In Shooting Death At Bradley County Landfill

An investigation by  s pecial agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of an Alabama man in a shooting death that occurred last fall at the Bradley County landfill.   At the request of 10 th  District Attorney General Steve Crump, last Sept. 8 TBI special agents began investigating a shooting death that occurred that ... (click for more)

Man Shot In East Lake Winds Up Facing Several Criminal Charges

Police said a man who was shot on Sunday morning in East Lake was assaulting the woman who shot him and others immediately before the gunfire.   Police said 29-year-old Latesha Hinton would not be charged in the shooting of Dieshunn Lindsey, 30. At approximately  10:50 a.m.,  officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the 2700 block of ... (click for more)

Proud Of Chattanooga And The Women's March

I was very happy to participate in the Women’s March on Chattanooga yesterday afternoon. The diversity and the sheer numbers of women, men and children were incredible. One estimate was at least 3,000. Standing together with all of these like-minded souls was overwhelming and humbling.  I have rarely been so happy and so proud of my town.  One question is, why is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jumoke’s Thuggery Ends

Jumoke Johnson, the most notorious criminal in Chattanooga’s recent history, was killed by a rain of bullets in the 2100 block of East 12 th Street at little after 8 o’clock Friday night and for the many of us who have kept up with the 23-year-old, you wonder how he ever lasted this long. He was aptly proclaimed as the “most dangerous man” to ever have been sentenced in Chattanooga’s ... (click for more)