Kiwanis Club hears programfrom Watt

During its weekly meeting held Tuesday, August 3, at Rustic Grill at 7 p.m., Dwight Watt presented a program about his time at the recent Kiwanis International (KI) Conference to the local Kiwanians.

Watt, a 25-year member of Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, is also a member of Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club and is vice governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanis District. During his talk about his time at the conference held at The Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah, Watt explained the trip there took 10 days total—four to drive there, three days at the conference, and three days driving back.

Watt presented a slideshow of some of the sights between Swainsboro and Salt Lake City, along with some photos of Salt Lake City itself.

Most of the conference, he continued, involved training of attendees. The only business conducted was the meeting of the Kiwanis International Council, which elected Peter Mancuso as the 2021-2022 Kiwanis International President, Bert West as president-elect, and Katrina Baranko as vice president.

Baranko, Watt explained, is from Albany, Georgia and is only the second woman elected to a KI office.

Twenty-seven members attended the latest meeting, which was presided over by President Dess Smith III.

Carlos Cunha won a sour cream pound cake donated and baked by Ginny Smith while Karelian Cerpovicz won a pizza donated by Domino’s.

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

For more information about the club and the many community service projects it does each year, go to or visit the club on Facebook.

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