The Kiwanis Club of Marietta named Nancy Broughton as its 2011-2012 "Kiwanian of the Year" for her service and dedication to the club. Outgoing President, Sarah Drake, announced the award at the club's annual installation dinner Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, at The Emeritus of Marietta.
Broughton has been an active member of the club for two years and has been energetic this past year in a variety of activities. "Any time I needed volunteers for our many service projects and events last year, Nancy was always there volunteering and helping out in any way she could. She provided invaluable help to myself and the club and she is an excellent member of our club," said Sarah Drake, Immediate Past President.
New officers and board members are elected to terms that run from October to October each year. Also recognized were retiring directors: Cissy Henry, Nancy Broughton, Doug Orr, and Rick Peoples - as well as retiring officer and Board member, Louise Holmes.
The board members for the next Kiwanis year are: Jeanette Hale, Michelle Secrest, Marilynn Scharff, Pat Amrine, Marcia Stewart, Jan Seaman, Cissy Henry, Nancy Broughton and Rick Peoples.
Introductions of the club's newest members were also made: Chad Gardner, Jamie Gomez, Mallory Greenham, Jordan Thompson, Marcia Stewart, Chet Victor, Jack Hansis, Sam Anderson and Dianne Theobald.
Members with 20 or more years were recognized: Elvin Tenney- 48 years; Joe Grimm- 37 years; Dennis Morris-36 years; Gordon McCarthy - 27 years; Dorothy Peppel and Roger Eddy- 24 years; Margie Greenless and Jeanette Hale- 21 years; Dave Broughton, Mark Doebrich and Joanie Washburn- 20 years. Dennis Morris, who is 105 years old, was also recognized as the oldest member.
Kiwanis is a service club. Its purpose is to promote human and spiritual values, good citizenship, fellowship and altruistic service through voluntary action. The Marietta Kiwanis Club is active in the community through various events such as Pancake Days, Terrific Kids at Harmar Elementary, maintenance of local parks, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Broughton's Ice Cream Social, Washington County Relay for Life, The Right Path volunteers, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Supplies for Humane Society and Car Seat Safety Check. This past year, Kiwanians returned over $22,000 back to the community through its many projects, activities and donations.
Officers and Board Members for the 2012-2013 year are: President, Ann Hontz; President-Elect, Tom Hushion; Vice President, Chad Gardner; Secretary, Linda Eddy; Treasurer, Inez Bowie and Immediate Past President, Sarah Drake.
Entertainment for the evening was Jenny Phillips who played a variety of melodies on the keyboard.
The Kiwanis Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Gilman United Methodist Church in Marietta. Guests are always welcome.