Kiwanis dignitaries attend FM 50th anniversary

BY PCC STAFF

FORT MADISON – State and district Kiwanis officials were on hand Monday night to honor the Fort Madison Kiwanis Club in celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary at the Elks Club.

The Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Governor Terry Cunafare, along with Governor Assistant South Charles Smith and District 18 Lt. Governor Tim Olson were on hand to commemorate the event. Fort Madison President Greg Smith introduced the dignitaries and then Joe Bowen, the last original charter member from 1968 spoke about the passion of Kiwanians to help serve the children of the world.

He also reminisced about how the local Kiwanis club came to be and the history of fundraising, while sprinkling in some humorous stories of local antics surrounding peanut sales and circus tickets.

 

From left to right, District 18 Lt. Governor, Tim Olson, Fort Madison original charter member Joe Bowen, Illinois-Iowa District Governor Terry Cunafare, Governor Assistant South Charles Smith and Fort Madison President Greg Smith pose at Monday’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Elks Club. Bowen is holding the chapter’s original charter certificate. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Fort Madison President Greg Smith introduces Governor Assistant South Charles Smith at the Fort Madison Kiwanis 50th Anniversary celebration Monday evening at the Elks Club. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Kiwanis’ Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Governor Terry Cunafare addressed the crowd of about 40 at the Fort Madison Kiwanis 50th Anniversary on Monday. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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