"It's been a pleasure to serve you and to be a part of this wonderful organization," said immediate past president of the Quincy Kiwanis Club Charles Brinkley as his third non-consecutive term as president came to an end. Brinkley addressed his fellow club members and guests at the installation of the new officers Oct. 8.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child, one community at a time. The motto is "One Can Make A Difference."
New officers were installed by the regional lieutenant governor of the organization, Donna Wells of Tallahassee. She told each new officer what his or her responsibilities are in the organization before officially swearing in each one individually.
New officers are: Judge Helms, president; Frank Allman, president-elect; Cheryl Meeks, secretary; Archie Watson, treasurer; and Charles Brinkley, immediate past president.
Lauren Wright was elected to the board of directors, replacing Fred Bates, who rotated off the board.
"We're small and we're looking to grow our numbers. We do a lot with what we have but with a few more we can do more for the community," Helms said.
For more information on Kiwanis or to join, call Helms at 850-875-2205 or membership growth/public relations chairperson Wright at 618-0030, ext. 6680.
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