Gawler Kiwanis Club
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History of The Kiwanis Club of Gawler SA Inc.
During the course of a Board Meeting, the history of our club was raised. It was suggested that one member who had been in the club since its commencement undertake this task. That limited the choice to one.
As I pondered what should be included in the book I contacted our current photographer Ray Hobart. He turned up with all the albums and assisted me in scanning a cross section of one album. For starters we selected the best quality photos which depicted events. There were so many memories in each snap making it more difficult to choose. May I suggest that you take the time to contact Ray and view all albums.
My memory required some help in recalling all of those people who had been members since charter. The Birthday Book was of some help along with the Handover Programs which my wife Nancy, has faithfully kept. I have listed 84 of them in alphabetical order. Each President had his or her own style of leadership and what better way to record that but to include their Annual Reports. There have been many excellent community service projects, many varied fundraisers and great fellowship ideas. I have added some details below the photos to bring them alive. I do hope you enjoy reading of the achievements, fun and fellowship enjoyed over the years. © R B Townsend 2010
Please click here to continue to read the detailed history of Gawler Kiwanis Club.
Please click here to read the President's Report from 2009-2013.
Please click here to see photos of Gawler Kiwanis Club over the years.
Please click here for the article from the Bunyip "Kiwanis 30 years" June 2018
As a long-serving member of Gawler Kiwanis, please read the memoirs of Bruce Townsend by clicking on the related article below.
Please <click here> to read a Bunyiup newspaper article, published 4 November 2020, regarding the closure of the Gawler Kiwanis Club.
Please <click here> to read a Bunyip newspaper story about the farewell of the Gawler Kiwanis Club, dated 16 Dec 2020. .