Douglas A. Lee (Reinhardt College), 1963 Governor (died November 1963)

Jimmy Massey (Emory College), 1964 Governor

1963-64 GA Circle K District Board
1963-64 GA Circle K District Board

April 1963 Circle K Convention:  “The fifth (*) annual Georgia District Convention, Circle K International, was held in Columbus, Georgia, April 19 through 21.  Fourteen of the twenty one Circle K clubs in the Georgia District were represented.

“Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr., President of LaGrange College was the speaker at the opening session of the convention on Friday night.  Dr. Henry described knowledge, self-control, and direction as the three objectives of education and stated, ‘These are the requisites for orderly life and freedom.’

“The delegates to the convention elected Doug Lee of Reinhardt College their Governor for the ensuing year.  Jim Massey of Emory University and Roger Willis of Columbus College were elected Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Division Lieutenant Governors will be:  Division A—Bill Cooper, Emory-at-Oxford, Oxford; Division B—Joe Stoner, Georgia Tech, Atlanta; Division C—Baker Bedsole, Columbus College; Division D—Francis Asserson, Augusta College; Division E—Gerald Solomon, Berry College; Division F—Bob Johns, South Georgia College.

“Circle K International Trustee Jim Woodruff addressed the convention and installed officers at the Saturday night Governor’s Banquet.  Jim’s theme ‘Why Circle K’ was most appropriate and gave all present considerable reason for thought.

“Among honored guests present during the convention were Jim Deagan, Governor, Florida District, Circle K International; Alf Blackmar, Lt. Governor, II Division, Georgia District, Kiwanis International; Cal Sprinks, President, LaGrange Kiwanis Club; J. R. Griggs, privileged member, LaGrange Kiwanis Club; Dr. Thomas Y. Whitley, President of Columbus College, and member of the Columbus Kiwanis Club; and Dr. Barton, Faculty Advisor to the Emory-at-Oxford Circle K Club.

“The nearly 100 delegates present closed their convention with a dance in the ballroom of the Ralston Hotel.  The newly elected Governor of the Georgia District Circle K started his new year of service and responsibility by holding a breakfast meeting of his Board in the dining room of the Ralston Hotel on Sunday morning following the official closing of the Georgia District Convention the previous night.”  (Georgia District Kiwanian)

*While this was recorded to be the Fifth Annual convention, it was actually the Fourth.

January 1964 — The Georgia District Kiwanian reports that four members of the Georgia District Circle K were in attendance at the two-day Mid-Winter Kiwanis Training Conference held at the Rock Eagle State 4-H Center, along with 702 Georgia District Kiwanians.

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