Kiwanis Club of North Little Rock, AR

Chartered March 18, 1949

History

The club was formed on March 13, 1949 by charter from Kiwanis International with the Kiwanis Club of Little Rock (Downtown) serving as the local sponsor.  Many distinguished and dedicated community leaders have served in the club over the years.  The service projects carried out by the club have been varied and numerous over its 50+ year history.  All such projects have benefited our community and had a great impact on the quality of life in the greater Little Rock area. For instance, up until 1957, there was no hospital north of the river.  Our club members, Clyde Brown and Dr. W. E. Phipps, took the lead in starting a drive to get one.  Charles G. Ball was President then and a kickoff luncheon was held 1-21-57 to get the leaders of the community and the city behind it.  Thus Memorial Hospital was built.

 

Originally, our club was all male but since 1988, business and professional people of both sexes have been members.

Past Presidents

(* indicates an active member)


1949 – Charles Meyers, Jr.

1950 – Charles Meyers, Jr.

1951 – B. Bruce Cook

1952 – George S. Daunis

1953 – Robert V. Lamar

1954 – John Cook

1955 – Virgil E. Tyler

1956 – D. Thomas Cox

1957 – Charles G. Ball*

1958 – Tom S. Hall

1959 – W. W. Miller

1960 – W. M. Harris

1961 – Ben H. Kelly

1962 – Clyde Brown

1963 – W. E. Shelton

1964 – S. H. Bill Burgin*

1965 – David S. Yielding

1966 – Dr. Newte Nelson

1967 – Robert L. Peeples

1968 – R. H. Dorris

1969 – Henry A. Simpson

1969-70 – Darrell Hiett

1970-71 – Abner Junkin, Sr.

1971-72 – Don W. Grimes

1972-73 – James Wear

1973-74 – Kent Careathers

1974-75 – Terry W. Landrum

1975-76 – James Harper

1976-77 – Ogden Mayhugh

1977-78 – Dick Lucas

1978-79 – Marv Kee*

1979-80 – Carl Beutelschies

1980-81 – Dick Hall

1981-82 – Dwight Callaham

1982-83 – Biscoe Bingham

1983-84 – Jim Brazil

1984-85 – Thomas Johns

1985-86 – Mike Hagen

1986-87 – Duane Starr

1987-88 – Wayne Gruber*

1988-89 – James W. Stanley

1989-90 – Jim Morris*

1990-91 – Scott Wheeler*

1991-92 – Jim Lincicome*

1992-93 – Todd Larson

1993-94 – Tommy Hendricks

1994-95 – Dana Chadwick

1995-96 – Jeff VanPatten

1996-97 – Sandy Becker

1997-98 – Eileen Woodall

1998-99 – Whit Kimbrow

1999-2000 – Sheryl Norwood

2000-01 – Peggy Thornton

2001-02 – Mark Gugino*

2002-03 – Dennis Berry

2003-04 – Robert Copeland

2004-05 – James Little

2005-06 – John Drake*

2006-07 – Gordon Garlington*

2007-08 – Sherrie Rine

2008-09 – Howard Harts*

2009-10 – Jim Proctor

2010-11 – Dave Hutson

2011-12 – Donna Harts*

2012-13 – Jim Lincicombe*

2013-14 – Haskell Anderson*

2014-15 – Ann Russell/Nadine Grady

2015-16 – Nadine Grady*