Art Smith (Georgia Tech), 1974-75 Governor
April 1974 – Circle K Convention: “Terrific; fantastic; right on; great. These are but a few of the adjectives used in describing the convention. Governor Rick Martin and his Board put on a tremendous affair that is reflected in Circle K’s accomplishments this past year. Highlighting the convention was the election of the Circle K officers for the year.
“Art Smith of Georgia Tech will lead Circle K’ers this year. Lee Daughtridge and Bill Bozeman were elected Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Lt. Governors elected were Greg Carlisle, Southern Division; Ken Tomlinson, Northeast Division; Stan Lovell, Northwest Division; and Allen Breedlove, Metro Atlanta Division.
“Awards presented went to Berry College - Best Club; Druid Hills, North and Thomasville, South - Best Sponsoring Kiwanis Clubs; Floyd Junior College – Best Single Service (Multiple Sclerosis); University of Georgia – Best Scrapbook; University of Georgia – Greatest Attendance; and Bill Bozeman, Gainesville Junior College – Best Club Secretary.
“Kiwanians John Thompson and Troy Holcombe were presented awards for outstanding service to Circle K for 1973-74.” (The Georgia Kiwanian)
The Northside Atlanta Kiwanis Club wins a Georgia Kiwanis District Award for its involvement with Circle K during the 1973-74 administrative year.
May 1975 – Art Smith-A Man on the Go: Art Smith, Governor, Georgia District Circle K, has been listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. The Georgia Tech senior has come up through the ranks of Circle K serving as club vice president, club president, District Lt. Governor and now serves as Governor. The very personable young man has attended two International Circle K Conventions where he was Co-Chairman of Credentials and Moderator of a Health Seminar. He has also attended two Circle K International Leadership Conferences and was Convention Chairman for last year’s Georgia District Convention.
“While at Tech, he has been on the Dean’s List and a member of Beta Theta Pi where he participated in all major sports. He has been Student Government Representative, on the Academic Improvement Committee and a member of the Student Center Clean Air Committee as well as a member of the Ramblin’ Reck Club. Next year he will continue his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York where he plans to remain active in Circle K or Kiwanis.” (The Georgia Kiwanian)