Goodman presents program to Kiwanis Club, three new members inducted


Swainsboro Kiwanis Club had a busy meeting on August 17 at The Rustic Grill at 7 p.m. Three new members were inducted that evening, Tim Goodman delivered an informative update about past and future events, and the club voted to change a part of its bylaws.

In regard to the new members joining the club, Goodman did the honors of inducting John David Bailey, Anita Ruth Cerpovicz, and Karolina Theresa Cerpovicz. He was assisted by David’s sponsor, Dess Smith III, and the Cerpoviczs’ sponsor, Paul Cerpovicz.

Goodman also presented for the crowd of 27 (26 members and one guest, Ben Buie) an overview of what has taken place and what was to come for the Kiwanis Club, starting with two run timings: the Terminator 5K in Sandersville on August 28 and the Moonshine 5K in Oak Park on September 18.

He then told about the Kiwanis International Convention, held back in June in Salt Lake City, and the Georgia Kiwanis Convention, which, at the time of the meeting, was scheduled for the coming weekend, August 20-21, in Stone Mountain.

During the Kiwanis International Convention, the international council elected the 2021-2022 slate of officers, including Georgian Katrina Baranko. (She now serves as vice president.) The council also dropped new member fees.

Goodman also told about the new Georgia District officers, who were elected on August 21. These include Governor Byron Mullican, Governor-Elect Darry Gumz, Vice Governor Brent Leslie, and Division 17 Lt. Governor Jeanette Lafond. The local Kiwanian also informed the group about the new, pro-rated dues from Kiwanis International and the Georgia District for new members.

Goodman then stated he, along with Cheryl Goodman and Gary Howard, were scheduled to attend the district convention on behalf of Swainsboro Kiwanis, and he listed the 2021-2022 officers for the local chapter: President Dianna Wedincamp, President-Elect Tammy Allen, Vice President Cheryl Goodman, Secretary Edwin Canady, and Treasurer Travis Garrett.

In closing, Goodman closed with a note about the Kiwanis Club’s annual Youth Protection Training.

In other business, the club voted to change its bylaws by adding the position of assistant secretary. This change will be presented to Kiwanis International for approval.

President Dess Smith III also honored the passing of Kiwanian Aaron Correll as well as Johnny Ware, brother of Kiwanian Joe Ware.

The giveaways for the August 17 meeting included a key lime cake and, as always, a Domino’s pizza. The cake was donated by Windy Ward, baked by Petite Garrett, and won by Bobby Seamans. The pizza, on the other hand, was donated by, of course, Domino’s and won by Monica Wren.

If you would like to become a member of Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, contact Membership Chair Jane Durden at 478-494-4113 or email her at hsdurden@bellsouth.net.

For more information about the club and the many community service projects it does each year, go to http://www.swainsborokiwanis.org or visit the club on Facebook.

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