2006-03-30 / Front Page

Washington Kiwanis gets kudos, 'Distinguished Club' at regionals

Immediate Past President Mark Waters received the Outstanding Leadership Award from Georgia District Governor Johnny Johnson at the Division 6 Rally in Thomson. Immediate Past President Mark Waters received the Outstanding Leadership Award from Georgia District Governor Johnny Johnson at the Division 6 Rally in Thomson. The Washington Kiwanis Club received a number of awards and distinctions at the annual Division 6 Rally in Thomson Monday, March 20, including the "Distinguished Club Award" for 2004-2005.

The local civic club was the only one in the division to receive that award which was presented by Past Georgia District Governor John Holley. And for showing a net gain of 12 members during the year, the club also received the "Membership Growth Award.

But perhaps the most prestigious recognition the club received was the presentation of the "Community Service Award." "I think this was for all our community effoerts and expecially the promotion of 'Hands on Georgia' as pushed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue," Washigton Kiwanian Mark Waters said.

Two individual Kiwanians were recognized during the rally. Washington club secretary David Tatum received the "Distinguished Club Secretary" award and in a surprise announcement, Waters received the "Outstanding Leadership Award" from Georgia District Governor Johnny Johnson.

Kiwanian David Tatum receives the "Distinguished Club Secretary" award from past president Mark Waters. Kiwanian David Tatum receives the "Distinguished Club Secretary" award from past president Mark Waters. Local club members attending the rally included William Johnson, Bob Simmons, Carlton Norris, and Waters, along with two guests, Margaret Norris and Lynn Simmons.

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