Pagosa Springs Kiwanis Club installs new officers

Pagosa Kiwanis members, their spouses, and Kiwanis Lt. Governor Jan Reed welcomed the start of the club’s new year, beginning Oct. 1 with an installation dinner held at the uptown branch of 1st SouthWest Bank.

Last year’s officers — President Jackie McGuire, President Elect/Acting President Richard “Chilly” Fearon, and Secretary/Treasurer Deneice Stacy — were recognized for their leadership in the club.

In addition, recognition was given to several club members for other outstanding accomplishments: Chilly Fearon for stepping up and taking on the responsibilities of president with such gusto; Dan Howe, recognized as the club’s No. 1 fund-raiser; Don Bartlett for his work as the chief advisor and communicator; Jackie McGuire, for her courage and strength during her recent illness; Bob Pohly for his efforts as the county fair organizer for the Kiwanis Club; Rob McGheney and Bob Pohly for their efforts in the reorganization of Pagosa Springs High School’s Key Club; Darryl Coster for his help with Back to School Night and the Halloween Party; and Larry Page for his continued efforts in organizing the club’s two main fund-raisers for the year.

Reed praised the club members for their continued efforts in offering support to the Pagosa Springs community, especially in the area of assistance to children.

The new slate of officers includes: President Richard “Chilly” Fearon, President Elect Fred Bunney, and Secretary/Treasurer Joyce Lindauer. Board members include all officers, Larry Page, Jim Stacy, Dan Howe, Roy Vega and Deneice Stacy.

Pagosa Springs Kiwanis Club meets each Thursday at noon at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant. This week’s presenter will be Selena Silva from Children’s Hospital in Denver. Car safety for children will be the topic of her presentation.