Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek installs 2015-16 officers

From left, special honoree Bob Whaley with Southwest District Lt. Gov. Jim Skiotes, Carole Whaley and Troy Young, past president. (Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek)

From left, special honoree Bob Whaley with Southwest District Lt. Gov. Jim Skiotes, Carole Whaley and Troy Young, past president. (Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek)

 

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek held its installation banquet Oct. 3 at the San Tan Café to install new officers for the 2015-16 year and present awards and honors for the past year. Their newest member — Miguel Garcia — was inducted into the club that night.

The installation of officers was conducted by Southwest District Lt. Gov. Jim Skiotes. The following officers and board members were installed:  President Jerry Waling; President Elect Jim Skiotes; Past President Troy Young; Secretary Rose Ann Dodson; Treasurer Monica O’Toole and board members Andrea Reyes, Patty Nazarenus, Don Miller and Al Reyes.

Past President Young presented a number of certificates to members who significantly contributed to the club, the Kiwanian of the Year award to Rose Ann Dodson and a special award to Bob Whaley who has retired from the club after many years of dedicated service to the Queen Creek Kiwanis Club. He was the special honoree for the banquet and his services will be missed.
Special awards were presented by President Waling and Rose Ann Dodson. Troy Young was honored for his year as president; he also received the Southwest District Kachina award while Maria Silva received the Zeller award for her help in the International Eliminate Project.

Jerry Waling, left, is installed as president by Jim Skiotes. Ginny Waling is at the far left. (Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek)

Jerry Waling, left, is installed as president by Jim Skiotes. Ginny Waling is at the far left. (Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek)

 

I have been a member of Kiwanis since 1994, and I presented my goals for the next year at the end of the meeting.

As president I have a vision for our club – to become more viable within the community of Queen Creek. That will include increasing our membership so we can have greater impact, getting our members more involved and completing a survey of the needs of the town of Queen Creek, the school district and the chamber of commerce. I want to have at least one work project each month and to continue our fundraising efforts to save lives through Project Eliminate to eradicate Neonatal Tetanus in the world.

Present and past presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek, respectively, Jerry Waling, left, and Troy Young. (Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek)

Present and past presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek, respectively, Jerry Waling, left, and Troy Young. (Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek)

Editor’s note: Jerry Waling is president of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek.

Jerry Waling is with the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek

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