Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs - 1965 Officers

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Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs - 1965 Officers - Altamont Enterprise, January 8. 1965

Helderberg Kiwanis Installs ’65 Officers

The Jan. 5 meeting of the Helderberg Kiwanis club was held at Highland Farms Restaurant at 7 p.m.

Installation ceremonies were conducted by Lt. Governor Louis Preiss Jr., welcoming and charging the new officers with their duties and obligations. Past President Bob Giebitz presided over the meeting.

Officers for 1965 are: President, George Van Etten, Knox; 1st vice president, Pastor James Keller, Berne; 2nd vice president, Joseph Mangano, West Berne; secretary, James Keller, Berne; treasurer, Bob Giebitz, Berne. Ben Friedman and Bernard Jacobs were installed as new members of the board of directors.

Bob Giebitz was awarded a Certificate of Achievement from Lou Preiss for his accomplishments during his year as president. Three past presidents were cited for their work with the club. They are: Bob Deats, Marshall Stevens and Charles Richards.

After the installation, George Van Etten presented to the club what he hoped to accomplish in the year 1965. The major projects will be a Key Club in the Berne Knox school; a ski club for the area with free instructions for children interested in learning the fundamentals of the sport; a playground and athletic field for the children in the Knox area; closer affiliation with the churches in the area; Memorial Day parade, which the club sponsors each year; work with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts on merit badge achievement; 4-H club achievement awards and the sponsorship of children to 4-H camp; conservation award to outstanding boy interested in conservation and wildlife; tree planting; Fresh Air children from the city to share the beauty and freedom of our rural area; and many other projects that go along with our motto "Community Service – We Build."

Guests present were: Lt. Governor Louis E. Preiss and his wife; Past Lt. Governor Earl Robinson and his wife; Past Lt. Governor Lauren Kisselburg and his wife; Gladis Sharp of the New Scotland club; John Armstrong and Chuck Ebetino, of the Altamont club; Mr. and Mrs. Aldon Pugliese, Fran Bardy and Art Zautner, from the Delmar club. Also a prospective member, Ralph Miller, who was a guest of Ben Friedman.

Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, the club will meet with the Berne-Knox School Board to discuss formation of the Key Club, All members are urged to attend this important event.

Altamont Enterprise January 8. 1965