Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gil Hewett Honored at Kiwanis Birthday Party

Gil Hewett was honored for his long-time service to the Cedar Falls Rough Risers Kiwanis club at the club's 30th birthday party September 15 at Hartmann Reserve Nature Center.

Hewett, a charter member who has held the offices of secretary and treasurer of the club for many years, was presented with the Diamond-Level Hixon Fellowship Award, a recognition granted by the International Organization to members who support the Kiwanis International Foundation Endowment program. The club provided a $1000 contribution to the endowment program in Hewett's name.

Gil was joined on stage by a group of other members who have received the Hixon Fellowship Award.  These members include (left to right) Charles Wheeland, Jerry Holbach, David Loy, Lynn Schwandt, Carl Wocher, Jim LaRue and Gil Hewett.

The birthday party at Hartmann Reserve was attended by 83 current and past members, spouses and friends and featured a video of members' reminiscences of significant and humorous events in the history of the club.

The Rough Risers Kiwanis club of Cedar Falls was founded in 1980 and has provided financial grants and constructed several facilities in support of programs for children and youth in the metropolitan area. Funds to support the Rough Risers' financial donations are raised through the club's Kettlecorn sales at numerous community events.

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