Logan honored as Kiwanian of the Year
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[October 05, 2012]
The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln
installed new officers at a special evening meeting Tuesday at Lincoln
Dinner was prepared by Lincoln College chef
Warren Wendlandt, and the LC Jazz Combo offered musical entertainment along
with a comedy bit by a student.
served as president during the past year, and it is the privilege of the
outgoing president to select the Kiwanian of the Year. Haning chose Roy
Haning said that Logan has been a hard
worker. He has especially been there to help the group with food at
fundraisers, including an Italian dinner of spaghetti. Logan added
cavatelli this year, ham and beans, and the chili and oyster
The club had been meeting at
Rusty's when it was learned one Monday that the business was closed
for good. Logan quickly stepped up and made arrangements for the
group to meet at the Rec Center and even provided the lunch himself
with the help of Marcia Greenslate. Haning said that Logan had
provided a couple of meals for the group.
Logan is always willing to help
with a lot of things, "and," Haning added, "Roy is a very personable
kind of guy."
K. Bridgett Schneider, the incoming
president, said: "Roy is always a hard worker. He comes in and does
what he needs to do and likes to do it without the spotlight."
Logan has been a Kiwanis member
approximately 10 years.
For 2012-2013, new officers will be
K. Bridget Schneider as president; Alyssa J. Schneider,
president-elect; Tom Comstock, treasurer; and C. Wayne Schrader,
The local chapter is affiliated
with the international organization, whose motto is "Serving the
children of the world."
The name Kiwanis means "we trade"
or "we share our talents."
The Lincoln Kiwanis Club hosts a
number of fundraisers and sponsors service projects throughout the
year. Committee chairmen include Mike Booher, Logan, Schneider,
Marti Sawicki, Bob Sullivan, Tom Zurkammer and Schrader.
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According to the chapter brochure:
"When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and
succeed, great things can happen." Emphasis is placed on encouraging
and developing youth leadership, as well as providing for children
in the community.
Haning is the committee chair and
adviser for the Builders Club. Junior high students conduct acts of
service at school or bus tables at Kiwanis events.
Also stated in the Kiwanis mission
is to help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the
disadvantaged and care for the sick.
Membership is open to any adult,
male or female. The local chapter has about 40 members, with about
20 in attendance at its meetings each week. The group currently
meets at the St. John United Church of Christ on Seventh Street in
Lincoln, starting at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Peggy's Place
caters the lunch.
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]