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Steve Lemond was presented the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tenn District Table of Honor at the Kiwanis meeting on February 2, 2022

2022 Kiwanis Pancake Day is set for Saturday, February 26 at the Martin Elemenatry School Cafeteria from 6:30 am - 11:00 am.  Take outs are available.  Tickets are availalbe from Kiwanis members and will be sold at the door.

Joyce Washington
Kiwanian recognized for Community Service

Joyce Washington (3rd from the left) received the Alpha Award for her community involvement at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast on Monday.  

table of honor 2022  2022 District Tablet of Honor Recipient

LOCAL KIWANIAN RECEIVES AWARD—Stephen W. (Steve) Lemond, member of the Martin Kiwanis Club, holds an engraved plaque stating that his name has been added the Kiwanis Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District Tablet of Honor, the highest honor the District Foundation can bestow. The plaque was presented to Lemond on behalf of local members and officers by fellow Kiwanis member Linda Ramsey at the Feb. 2 meeting of the club. Lemond received this honor in recognition of his leadership in the Kiwanis Club of Martin and for his dedication to youth and various community and club service projects. The Henry W. Nash and Eugene J. Maier Tablet of Honor, located in the district office in Baton Rouge, LA, has individual plates bearing the names of those honored. 

Harry Henderson donation to We Care  2021 Layperson of the Year
 Harry Henderson presenting a donation to Betty Baker, We Care Ministries
District FireFighter of the Year award 2021 2021 District FireFighter of the Year Award Winner
President-elect John Mayros presents a plaque and check to Kory Green, the 2021 winner of the La-Miss-Tenn Kiwanis District Firefighter of the Year award. Also pictured is firefighter Josh Wilson (third from left), the 2020 winner of the Kiwanis district Firefighter of the Year.  Linda Ramsy, Award Committee chair is on the right.
award winners2021 Outstanding Community Service Awards

Teacher of the Year        Dr. Ann Gathers
Lawperson of the Year    Lt. James R. Hatler
Firefighter of the Year     Captain/Training Officer Kory Green
Layperson of the Year     Harry Henderson (not pictured)
                                                                                                                                                               Fishing Derby 5 yr old winners  2021 Fishing Derby - 5 Yr Old Winners

Most Fish         Jase Jones
 Longest Fish     Riata Davanso
 Heaviest Fish    Loucas Rechis
 Shortest Fish    Eli Vickers
 Ugliest Fish      Charlie Smith
 Best Dressed    Aiden Vickers
Fishing Derby 6 8 yr old winners2021 Fishing Derby - 6 - 8 Yr Old Winners

 Most Fish         Drake Coffman
 Longest Fish     Barns Bragg
 Heaviest Fish    Averie Cross
 Shortest Fish    Coy Dilday
 Ugliest Fish      Kennis Smith
 Best Dressed    Weston Bragg
Fishing Derby 9 11 yr old winners2021 Fishing Derby - 9 - 11 Yr Old Winners

 Most Fish         Roman Barker
 Longest Fish    Tuff Blackwell
 Heaviest Fish   Brendon  Butts
 Shortest Fish    Aubrey Mobley
 Ugliest Fish      Reid Beard
 Best Dressed    Christian Gray
Fishing Derby 12 14 yr old winners2021 Fishing Derby - 12 - 14 Yr Old Winners
 Most Fish          Carson Garvin
 Longest Fish     Tristian Damron
 Heaviest Fish    Bergen Lindsey
 Shortest Fish    Jack Merritt
 Ugliest Fish      Jake Gooch
 Best Dressed    Thane Pierce
2021 scholarship winners  2021 Martin Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

 Bryce (right) and Blake Holliman, recent graduates of Greenfield High School, have each received a Christie  Ricketts  Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship to attend UTM. The $1,000 scholarship, is awarded to a Westview or  Greenfield High  School senior who has exemplified to the highest degree the basic principles of caring and  sharing in the home, school, and community. In addition to having outstanding academic records and  numerous hours of community service, both Bryce and Blake have been active in Kiwanis events at the  local and district levels and have served as  lieutenant governor of Key Clubs in the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District. Bryce and Blake were  presented certificates at the May 11 Greenfield High School Academic Awards and Scholarship night. Jim Clark substituted for scholarship committee chair Vickie Hazlewood in presenting the certificates. 
airee scholarship award 2021   2021 Martin Kiwanis Award for Leadership and Service

  Joseph Pelren is the 2021 recipient of the S K Airee Martin Kiwanis Award for Leadership and Service.
  Pictured is (l-r) Vice Chancellor Dr. Andy Lewter (Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs), Joseph Pelren, and  Steve Lemond (Treasurer, Martin Kiwanis Club)
Decorated Egg Contest Winners2021 Decorated Egg Contest Winners

Winners in the Kiwanis Decorated Egg contest are (l-r) Karson Pitt, 6, best celebrity; Kenton Pitt, 6, most unusual; Greyson Stout, 6, most colorful; Bella Reaves, 6, most unusual. Piper Reaves, 3, (front) received a prize in the best celebrity category for her Princess Poppy egg. Felicity Rachels (not pictured) was also a winner for her most colorful decorated egg entered in another group. Each winner received an Easter basket filled with cakes, candy, a puzzle, and a gift card to Dairy Queen. Kiwanis workers Anna Clark, Sara Sieber, and Jayne Parrish enjoyed greeting children and parents, setting up the egg board for display of the entries, and awarding the baskets to the artists.

Wilson to Wenz checkJosh Wilson of the Martin Fire Department—recently honored as the 2020 Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tenn Kiwanis District Fireman of the Year—has shared his award with a local charity.

Wilson presented a check to Mike and Jennifer Wenz of the Anna Kate Wenz FIGHT Foundation, named for their three-year-old daughter who died on March 2, 2016, after a courageous battle against cancer. Martin Kiwanis club president-elect John Mayros was present for the brief ceremony held December 30, 2020, at the fire station.

The Martin Kiwanis Club named Josh Wilson as the local 2020 Fireman of the Year and nominated him for the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District Fireman of the Year. In December, Kiwanis received word that Wilson had received the district award and a $250 check to present to a local charity of his choice.

“The first charity I thought of was the Anna Kate Wenz FIGHT Foundation,” said Wilson. The mission statement of non-profit is in part “to educate, encourage, and empower others to get involved and make a different for children with cancer.”

Wilson has been a part of Martin Fire Department since 2015 and is an EMS Lieutenant/Lead Firefighter. In addition to his service as a fireman, he teaches educational courses for the Martin Fire Department.

Current Kiwanis president Annie Jones said, “Words cannot express the gratitude that the Martin Kiwanis Club has for you and the service you and others in MFD provide for our community. Your commitment and dedication do not go unnoticed.”

Wilson received an engraved plaque along with the check to present to the Anna Kate Wenz FIGHT Foundation.

(photo: Josh Wilson, Martin Fire Department (second from left), presented a $250 check to Mike and Jennifer Wenz of the Anna Kate Wenz FIGHT Foundation. Martin Kiwanis club president-elect John Mayros (left) was present for the brief ceremony held at the fire station.)

2020 Christmas Contests
  - Decorated House/Yard Contest
  - Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

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Josh WilsonJosh Wilson has been selected at the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District Fireman of the Year. 2020
Bettye Giles Photo Bettye Giles was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 11 at the Dunagan Alumni Center at UT Martin.  Giles was the primary advocate for women's equality in Tennessee sports and was instrumental in the development of athletic opportunities for women.  Bettye was one of the first women inducted into the Martin Kiwanis Club in 1988.  She serves on the club Board of Directors.
Christie RickettsWith heavy hearts, Martin Kiwanis members faced the loss of our Kiwanis President, Christie Ricketts. She showed us that, even when adversity tries to knock you down, that you can live life to the fullest. She faced her illness with a spirit that amazed and inspired us all. Christie, thank you for your example of living by faith. Thank you for helping us improve the world, one child at a time.

Martin Kiwanis Club recognizes the Firefighter, Lawman, Layperson, and Teacher award in our community for the 2019-2020 Year.

Congratulations to Josh Wilson, Phillip Fuqua, Steve Lemond, and Clinton Smith for your outstanding contributions to your profession and to our community. 

We are proud to recognize you for your service.

Each person has been also been nominated for the Louisiana-Mississippi-Tennessee Kiwanis District for the district award for outstanding Firefighter, Lawman, Layperson, and Teacher.

Josh Wilson  Martin Kiwanis Club 2020 Firefighter of the Year
 Josh Wilson
 Martin Fire/EMS/Rescue Department

Phillip Fuqua  Martin Kiwanis Club 2020 Lawman of the Year
 Phillip Fuqua
 Martin Police Department
 Clinton Smith
Martin Kiwanis Club 2020 Teacher of the Year
 Dr. Clinton Smith
 Associate Professor of Special Education,
 Department of Educational Studies, UT Martin

 Steve Lemond
Martin Kiwanis Club 2020 Layman of the Year
Steve Lemond
 IT Analyst
 Information Technology Department, UT Martin

pancake  ticket Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.  
Harding photoCharles Harding, retired UT Martin professor of chemistry with a passion for making wooden toys, was the speaker today (July 10) for the Kiwanis weekly meeting. You should see these toys! You would be fascinated by the T-Rex, the hippo, the dog, the frog—all with moving parts. And boxes— Charles also crafts wooden boxes. We loved Charles' entertaining and interesting presentation. If you go to the FUMC Christmas Bazaar this year, you might be lucky enough to find a Charles Harding wooden treasure! In these pictures Charles (left) explains some details to Bill Austin (right) who is examining a block of wood. Also pictured are Kiwanians Harry Henderson and Mary Elizabeth Bell.
We’re sad to report the death of Martin Kiwanian Dr. Shakti Kumar (S.K.) Airee, age 84, of Martin, a charter member of our club. He died Sunday, June 23, at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.  
Dr. Airee was professor of chemistry and served the university for 54 years from 1965 until
Airee PhotoFIVE DECADES OF SERVICE – Dr. S.K. Airee (center), professor of chemistry, will officially retire June 30 after 54 years of university service. A retirement reception was held April 27, 2019 to honor his career. Airee joined the university faculty in 1965 when the campus was still known as the University of Tennessee at Martin Branch. He was elected to UT Martin’s first faculty senate and served as director of what is now the J. Houston Gordon Museum for 20 years. He chartered the UT Martin chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society in 1971, and that chapter now holds more Outstanding Ratings from the American Chemical Society Council Committee on Chemical Education than any other chapter nationwide. Airee is pictured with his wife Shashi and Chancellor Keith Carver (speaking).


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