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TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club inducted a new member and installed officers for the new Kiwanis year that starts October 1st at their club’s weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Mike Assalley, owner of funeral homes in several communities, including Taylorville, was inducted as the newest member of the Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis new member chair, Adam Jeffrey, presented Assalley with his Kiwanis membership certificate and pin.
President John Gardner then officiated during the ceremony recognizing committee chairs and inducting officers for the new Kiwanis year.
Committee chairs receiving certificates for their service to the club this past year included Kiwanis Park co-chairs Larry Kemner and Duane Stock, Interclub and Finance Committee chair Blain Cornwell, Membership chair Adam Jeffrey, Fund Raising Committee and Student Leadership Program chair Will Perkins, Program Committee chair Alec Myers, Funding and Public Relations Committee chair Randal J. Miller, and Priority One and Kids Day chair Bruce Blanshan who was also named “Kiwanian of the Year” with a plaque presented by Gardner.
Installation of officers for the new Kiwanis year starting October 1 then took place, with Cornwell and Jeff Grimmett named co-treasurers, secretary Martin Vota, president-elect Bill Assalley, and incoming Kiwanis president Chuck Martin. Gardner was then given a certificate for his year of service as club president. The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers. They are dedicated to improving the world, one child, and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held on Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.
Mike Assalley (right) was inducted Tuesday as the newest member of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club. Assalley was given his membership certificate and pin by Kiwanis member chair Adam Jeffrey (left).
Kiwanis member Bruce Blanshan (right) was named “Kiwanian of the Year” Tuesday at the annual installation of officers meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club. Blanshan was presented a plaque for his service as Priority One and Kids Day chair by Kiwanis President John Gardner (left).
Kiwanis members Blain Cornwell (center) and Jeff Grimmett (right) were installed as co-treasurers of the club Tuesday during the installation ceremony by Kiwanis president John Gardner (left).
President John Gardner (left) installed Bill Assalley (right) as president-elect of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. Assalley will lead the club from October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2025.
Chuck Martin (left) was installed as the new president of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday at the annual installation ceremony by outgoing president John Gardner (right).