Calvin Wyatt Honored for 50 Years of Service in Kiwanis Club
Charter Member, Joe Turner, presents 50 Year Legion of Honor Certificate to Calvin Wyatt.
CLEARWATER - The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City in Clearwater paid tribute to one of their members recently, honoring 50 years of service to the club and the Clearwater community.
The club's program on September 9th was a tribute to Calvin Wyatt, who joined the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City on September 3, 1960, and regularly attends the weekly Thursday night club meetings.
Club President, Dale Tindall introduced the program at the club's dinner meeting. Elwood Hogan pinned Wyatt with his 50-year Kiwanis pin. Charter member, Joe Turner, provided the "50 Years - Legion of Honor" certificate.
Hogan stated that Wyatt was his "right hand man" when he served as Governor for the Florida District of Kiwanis International in 1980/81. Executive Director for the Florida District of Kiwanis, George Langguth, shared that Wyatt's service to his club, his community, and the children of the world is truly cause for celebration. Additionally, Wyatt's past service for the Florida District has not gone unnoticed by the District leadership team.
Wyatt remembered his commitment to the Florida Kiwanis District when he manually graded all of the secretary reports each month for 6 years.
Wyatt served as club secretary for 5 years, 1963-65 and 1972-74. He was club president in 1968, and Lt. Governor for Pinellas in 1970/71.
During his year as president, Wyatt was also the bulletin editor for the club and his last entry was: "At the risk of being somewhat prejudice, 1968 was a very good year."
This club will be holding its 54th Charter Night dinner at Clearwater Country Club on September 30th.
Recent club service activities include the 17th annual free Children's Health Fair every July at the Long Center; college scholarship to SPC; many school programs from Headstart through high school, including: the Ed Wells, Jr./Kiwanis Invitational Track and Field Meet for the past 48 years, as well as direct donations to children-related groups and causes that benefit children and youth in the Clearwater area.
Kiwanis has 15 clubs in Pinellas County, with more than 300,000 members in 94 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $117 million and almost 7 million volunteer hours for community service projects.
For more information, visit the club's website at www.kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.
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