Don Bright (Gordon Military College), 1962-63 Governor

May 1962 Report on 1962 Circle K District Convention by A. E. Fuller, District Chairman Circle K:  “The 1962 Circle K District Convention was held April 13-14 at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, with retiring Governor John Stroud presiding.  LaGrange College Circle K Club, assisted by LaGrange Kiwanis Club, served as host committee.  Seventy Circle K members were in attendance, establishing a new attendance record.

“Officials of Callaway Gardens arranged sleeping accommodations for students in cottages, with meals available at the golf club house.  A banquet and dance were the social highlights.  The host committee, with the cooperation of LaGrange College officials, brought 50 lovely co-eds from the college as dancing partners for the occasion.  Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr., President of LaGrange College, and his wife were present, and Kiwanians attending were: J. R. Griggs, of LaGrange, founder of the Georgia District Circle K, and his wife; District Committee Chairman Al Fuller and his wife; George Best, District Co-Chairman, of Barnesville, and his wife; and Bill Dickey of the Covington Club, with the Emory-at-Oxford group.  LaGrange Kiwanis Club also sponsored a breakfast for the entire group.

“The beautiful Gardens, with thousands of azaleas and dogwoods in full spring blossom, provided an ideal setting for the occasion, and a fine spirit of enthusiasm as present throughout the Convention.

“New District Circle K officers elected were:  Governor—Don Bright, Gordon Military College, Barnesville; Secretary—Al Cohen, West Georgia College, Carrollton; Treasurer—Harold Tarpley, Reinhardt College, Waleska.  Lt. Governors:  Division A—Eugene Parker, Emory-at-Oxford, Oxford; Division B—Jim Majure, Georgia Tech, Atlanta; Division C—Vincent Shaffer, LaGrange College, LaGrange; Division D—Not represented, consequently no Lt. Gov. elected; Division E—Harold Bearden, Shorter College, Rome; Division F—Thomas Clements, Birdwood College, Thomasville

“Kiwanis Clubs sponsoring the Home Circle K Clubs of these district officers should duly recognize the honors accorded them and give proper recognition at their Club meetings.”  (Georgia District Kiwanian)

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