Berry P. Ladd (University of Georgia), 1969-70 Governor

April 1969 – Support Circle K Clubs:  “In these days of campus protest and ferment, it is pretty well agreed that Circle K represents Kiwanis’ best means of bridging the so-called generation gap.  Yet, what does a club do if it does not have a college nearby to sustain a Circle K Club?

“There are many ways in which Kiwanis Clubs can show their support of Circle K, irrespective of whether they sponsor a club or not. For one, you can participate by providing physical and financial support, for which your club will receive credit.  This would be especially timely for the Circle K District Convention, which will be held in Savannah, April 18-20.  (Georgia Kiwanian)

June 1969 – 1969 District Circle K Convention by Donald F. Witt, District Circle K Advisor:  “The 10th Annual Georgia District Circle K Convention was held at the new Desoto Hilton in Savannah, April 18-20, 1969. Some two hundred Circle K Members representing 26 Circle K clubs in Georgia plus 50 guests (including several Kiwanians and faculty advisors) attended.

“The Keynote Banquet on Friday night was highlighted by former Circle K President Ronnie Hudson’s inspiring keynote address and the presentation of Circle K theme and objectives by John Hatcher, President of the University of Georgia Club.

“Workshop discussions were held on Saturday morning; and Saturday evening Lt. Governor George T. Smith was the main speaker at the President’s Dinner.  The evening was climaxed by a dance and the presentation of several awards.

“Sunday’s activities consisted primarily of the House of Delegates meeting on Sunday morning in which new officers were elected and the Governor’s Farewell Luncheon which featured an address by Kiwanis Governor Ralph Slay and a farewell speech by retiring Circle K Governor Tommy Rymer.

“New Circle K Clubs chartered during the year and recognized at the convention were Macon Junior College (Sponsored by Macon Kiwanis), Emmanuel College (sponsored by Hartwell Kiwanis), and Georgia College at Milledgeville (sponsored by Milledgeville Kiwanis).

“1969 Circle K District Convention Awards:  Attendance – University of Georgia (Honorable Mention, Berry, Gainesville, Shorter); Oratorical Contest – Leon Peevy, Gainesville Jr. College (HM, Bob Chapman, DeKalb College); Impromptu Essay Contest – Rex Granham, University of Georgia (HM, Chez Gwinn, West Georgia); Scrapbook – University of Georgia (HM, Berry, Gainesville); Best Secretary – Hoyt D. Morris, University of Georgia (HM, Gary Trimm, Berry College); Best Lt. Governor (tie) – Bob Baldridge, Berry College and Dennis Hooper, Georgia Tech; Best Single Service Project – Gainesville (HM, Georgia Tech); Jack E. McGraw Best Club Award – Gainesville (HM, West Georgia, Shorter, Berry, University of Georgia).

“1969-70 Circle K District Officers:  Governor Barry P. Ladd, Gainesville Jr. College; Secretary Hoyt D. Morris, University of Georgia; and Treasurer Tommy Farr, West Georgia College.  Lt. Governors:  Chattahoochee - Chez Gwinn, West Georgia College; Cherokee - John Caraway, Berry College; Hills of Habersham – Mark Cheek, Emmanuel College; Coastal – Jim Burch, Armstrong State College; Old Capitol – Phil Comer, Mercer University; Old South – Ben Pool, ABAC; and Metro-Atlanta – Jack Waldrop, DeKalb College.”  (Georgia Kiwanian)

August 1969 - Gainesville Junior College wins the International Single Service Award at the Circle K International Convention in Portland, OR.  The club also receives 2nd place in the Achievement Award, Silver Division.

Macon Kiwanians Present Circle K Chapter (picture below):  “W. B. Shearer, third from right, immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Macon, presents a charter establishing a new Circle K Club at Macon Junior College to Greg Lundy, president of the new Circle K Club.  Left is James Oliver Paine, Circle K Committee chairman for the Kiwanis Club, followed by Dr. W. R. Birdsong, president of the Kiwanis Club of Macon.  Larry Lovik, faculty advisor, is next to Shearer and Barry Ladd, Georgia District Governor of Circle K, is on the extreme right.”  (The Georgia Kiwanian)

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