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Watertown Kiwanis Club


1958 Annual Kiwanis Speed Skating Meet

01 12 The promise of fair weather should bring a big turnout of skaters for the annual Kiwanis speed skating meet which will be held on the Rock River ice near the Klink property on North Water Street Sunday afternoon. The affair will start at 2 p.m. and skaters are urged to be on hand well before the starting time. There will be 100 yard, 220, 880 and one mile events on the program. Boys will be divided into three age groups for the competition midget for those under 12, cadet for those from 13 to 15, and junior for those from 16 to 19. Girls will be divided into similar age groups. Trophies will be awarded to those accumulating the most points in each bracket of competition. WDT



01 04 The newly elected slate of officers of the Watertown Kiwanis Club was installed last night at the East Gate Inn. The installing officer was Milton Frater, a member of the local club and former lieutenant governor of Division Five, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District of Kiwanis International. Those officers installed were Harry Dopke Jr., president; Archie Loeb, first vice president; Donald Malcolm, second vice president; Wayne Strayer, secretary and Fred Luhman, treasurer. Roy Childers, the 1961 president, was installed as immediate past president and a member of the Kiwanis board of directors. WDT


09 26 Don Malcolm has been elected president of the Watertown Kiwanis Club at a meeting held at the East Gate Inn, it was announced today. Mr. Malcolm is the manager of the A & P Store in Watertown. He succeeds Harry Dopke in the presidency. Mr. Malcolm is apparently keeping up with a family tradition as his brother, Ken Malcolm, manager of the A & P Store in Rhinelander, Wis., is president of the Rhinelander Kiwanis Club. Other officers elected were: first vice president, Fred Luhman; second vice president, Wayne Strayer; treasurer, Bernie Adams; secretary, Lorenz Wesemann; board of directors, Archie Loeb, Harry Dopke, Clyde Pophal, Dr. William Foster, the Rev. Gene A. Lackore, Stan Gronert, Carl Hobus and Robert Erdman. WDT



04 11 A Help Beautify Watertown project has been set up by the Watertown Kiwanis Club. In the project two types of trees will be sold a Flowering Crab for $7 and a Black Hills Spruce for $5. The trees will be sold by members of the club. It is planned to make general contacts throughout the city. The trees will be provided by McKay Nursery of Waterloo and have been selected by the nursery exclusively for the club. Profits from the project will be used for scholarships, Bethesda Day, Badger Boys State, safety patrols and the ping pong tournament. WDT



02 16 Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders in Watertown and Dr. J. R. Casanova were guests at the Monday evening meeting of the Kiwanis Club at Welcome Inn. Vice president Dennis Johnson said Kiwanis Clubs in the United States and Canada have long been partners in scouting. The organization sponsors more than 2,000 units, making the Kiwanis the largest scout sponsor by percentage in the state. At the meeting, the local leaders were recognized for their involvement with youth. Very active in community affairs, Dr. Casanova has been chairman of two public drives to raise money for the hospital and is a member of the Elks Lodge, Rotary Club, Jefferson County Dental Society, Catholic Knights Insurance Society and scouting organizations. In 1968, he was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Watertown Chamber of Commerce. WDT





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