Joseph P. Stoner (Georgia Tech), 1964-65 Governor
May 1964 — Circle K Convention by Jack E. McGraw, District Chairman, Circle K Committee: “Joe Stoner of Georgia Tech was elected Governor of the Georgia District of Circle K at the Fifth Annual Convention held in Atlanta April 17-18. Joe, a native of Sylvester, Ga., and the son of a Kiwanian, will be a junior in September.
“Other officers elected include David Willard of Ocilla, Ga., a student at Emory University, as District Secretary, and Robert Foster of McDonough, a student at Emory-at-Oxford, as District Treasurer.
“Lieutenant Governors of the Six Divisions of Circle K include Tony Neal, Emory-at-Oxford, Div. A; Chandler Peterson, Emory University, Div. B; Jimmy DeLoach, Columbus College, Div C; Oscar Patten, Berry College, Div. E; and Wayne Gibbs, Birdwood College, Div. F. None of the colleges in Division D were present at the convention and the Lt. Governor will be appointed by the Board of Trustees, which include the other Lt. Governors, Officers, and the Chairman of the Kiwanis Committee on Circle K.
“The Convention was presided over by Governor Jimmy Massey of Emory University, who was endorsed by the Convention for Trustee of Circle K International. Kiwanis guests at the Convention included Governor Morgan Thomas, International Vice President Dr. Glenn Reed, Jr., Governor Elect Ed Hammond and Past Governors Marion Snead and Larry Martin.
“Among the awards presented at the convention include “Best Club” to West Georgia College; “Best Single Service Project” to Emory University; (Columbus College was runner-up for both awards); and “Best Lieutenant Governor” to Baker Bedsole of Columbus College. Birdwood College of Thomasville won the Attendance Award by having 36% of their membership at the convention, even though they traveled the greatest distance.
“Other guests at the convention included Jerry Prickett, Secretary-Elect of Georgia District Key Clubs; Craig Knowles of the University of Alabama, Vice President of Circle K International and candidate for the office of International President and candidate for the office of International Secretary. In convention session the delegates endorsed both candidates for the respective offices as well as Governor Jimmy.” (Georgia District Kiwanian)
August 1964 — Joe Stoner, Governor, Circle K District of Georgia: “Joe is a student at Georgia Tech, is thoroughly concerned with the problems of responsible citizenship and is well endowed with those qualities which make up leadership as well as engineering.” (Convention Headliners)