The Kiwanis Club of Tullahoma has proudly served the community for more than 50 years. The club was founded in 1963 and has served the children of the community ever since. The global club strives to improve the world by helping the children in the community by teaching them about the responsibilities of good citizenship, community service and building future leaders.
Ninety-two-year-old Milton Davis was honored Jan. 8 for dedicating 27 years to the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club. Davis’ service to the organization was commemorated with a special jacket, cake, ice cream and camaraderie.
“One of my favorite events with the Kiwanis was the Christmas tree sales we did,” said Davis, reflecting on past experiences with the Tullahoma Kiwanis. “We also used to have a street fair that I liked attending. Those were both really fun activities that benefited the youth in the community.”
The president of the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club, Mike Rutherford, presented Davis with his jacket. Rutherford acknowledged Davis’ 27 years of service as setting a great example for the fellow members of the club.
“It felt great to be honored with the jacket,” Davis said. “It meant a lot after serving with them for so many years.”
According to the Tullahoma Kiwanis website, there are six objectives a Kiwanis member should exemplify:
• To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
• To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
• To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
• To develop by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
• To provide through Kiwanis clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
• To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.
Davis reflected on his time spent with Kiwanis as a very enjoyable experience.
“We provided for the young people,” Milton said. “That was the special part about Kiwanis that I liked so much.”
Tullahoma Kiwanis has several committees that are dedicated to helping the children and the community. Committees include community services, membership growth and education, finance and fundraising, spiritual emphasis, youth services and leadership, international understanding and young children priority one.
The Kiwanis club is always looking for devoted individuals to help impact the community for the greater good.
For information on the Tullahoma Kiwanis club, visit www.tullahomakiwanis.org.
Faith Few can be reached at email@example.com.