Seventy people attended the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks on Sunday, September 26, at North Woods Inn, which included a social hour, buffet dinner, and presentations and awards. Carolyn Trimbach, outgoing president, presided over the evening. Assemblyman Marc Butler of the 117th District was in attendance and presented a Certificate of Merit and congratulations on behalf of the New York State Assembly.
A proclamation of congratulations was also presented from the New York State Senate.
It recognized that in September 1987, when the club was formed, it was one of the first Kiwanis clubs in the New York Division to register womenas members.
It was signed by state Senators James Seward and Hugh Farley.
The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks was formed on September 30, 1987 in OldForge with the New Hartford Kiwanis sponsoring.
The first president was John Hanford and the first secretary was Audrey Streeter.
When the club was formed, there were thirty-three members, of whom five were women.
It is significant that 1987 was the first year that Kiwanis allowed women members and are therefore is celebrating 25 years of Women in Kiwanis this year. The Club presently has 29 members, including eleven women, according to Carolyn Trimbach.
In honor of 25 years of Women in Kiwanis, the Central Adirondack Kiwanis Club is donating $25 in honor of each women member to the Kommunity Youth and Activity Center (KYAC).
Those women members are Diane Amos, Linda Bamberger, Sheila Brady, Deborah Carhart, Linda Gibbs, Linda Kurtz, Annette Mahoney, Jan O’Connor, Jane Slack, Anne Thornton and Central Division Lt. Governor Carolyn Trimbach. Continue reading