Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kiwanis club picks '09-'10 president

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JoAnne Poindexter

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Ken Briggs of Briggs Office Solutions has been elected president of the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke for 2009-10.

The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke has been in continuous operation since 1920, and its 170 members support more than 30 service organizations.

Other officers elected are: president-elect, Michael Loveman; vice president, James Arend; secretary/treasurer, Lloyd Enoch; immediate past president, Andree Brooks; and president of the Kiwanis Foundation, Eddie Barnes.

Ezra Amiss, Michael Bell, Michelle Belton, Alex Bowman, Larry Dancy, Cynthia Gray, Michael McEvoy, Anderson Stone and J.C. Taylor were elected directors.

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The Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized the 173 boys from a 21-county area who have earned the Eagle Scout Award this year and presented the Silver Beaver Award to seven adult volunteers during its recognition banquet Saturday.

The Silver Beaver Award is given to adult volunteers for distinguished and outstanding service to youth. Recipients are:

n William Brown of Salem, who has been a leader and volunteer for 20 years. He attends summer camp each year and is serving his sixth year as an executive board member.

n Patrick Costa of Fincastle, who has been an assistant scoutmaster since 1987. He has served on numerous scout committees, is member of Tutelo Lodge and will serve as assistant scoutmaster for the national Jamboree in 2010.

n John Johnson of Roanoke, who began his scouting career as an assistant scoutmaster and is vice president for district operation on the council's executive committee.

n Nancy McDaniel of Roanoke, who became active in 2003 and has had numerous roles including committee chairwoman, commissioner and instructor. She is the Cub Scout activities chairwoman and Webelos resident camp program director.

n Alfred Anderson of Vinton, who has served on the council's advisory and executive board. He is also a member of the council's nominating, finance and audit committees.

n Jerry Chaney of Martinsville, an Eagle Scout who started scouting at age 7. He has been a unit leader, charter organization representative, committee chairman, district chairman and chairman of the Claytor Lake Development Committee and on the council's executive board for eight years.

n David Clark of Danville is a Life Scout who been a professional with the Boy Scouts for more than 30 years.

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