Charter member Gerard Ruth received a lifetime membership in the Red Stick Kiwanis Club as well as its Zeller Award at the club’s annual Installation and Awards Banquet Oct. 2 at the City Club. Gary LaBauve and Philip DiVincenti were named Kiwanians of the Year.
Special guests for the evening, presided over by outgoing President Laura Gilliland, included the Rev. John M. McCay III, governor of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Southwest Tennessee Region; Gary Graham, governor elect; and Jeff Wittenbrink, District 8B lieutenant governor.
The evening also included the installation of chapter officers: President Matt Robinson, President elect Wendy LeBlanc, Secretary, DiVincenti; Treasurer, Jerry Hammons; and board members Russ London, Jeff Floyd, Bob Waggener, Tom Gibbs, Charlie Breard, Alexandre Colomb Polito and Gary DiVincenti.
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