Kiwanis Club names Eddy the top member of the year

The Kiwanis Club of Marietta named Linda Eddy as its 2017-2018 “Kiwanian of the Year” for her service and dedication to the club. President Marcia Stewart announced the award at the club’s annual installation dinner Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, at Knights of Columbus Hall.

Eddy has been a dedicated member for many years. She can be found helping with our monthly service projects, attending the meetings, serving as the club’s secretary, and is dedicated to making the themed baskets for the annual Pancake Days. The Kiwanis motto is “serving the children of the world” and Linda truly believes in improving our world, one child, and one community at a time,” said Marcia Stewart.

Officers and board members for the 2018-2019 year are: President, Will Johnson; President-Elect, Melanie Singer; Secretary, Linda Eddy; Treasurer, Michelle Secrest; and Immediate Past President, Marcia Stewart.

The board members for the next Kiwanis year are: Mark Doebrich, Nancy Broughton, Inez Bowie, Rick Peoples, Tim Stewart, Ann Hontz, Jan Seaman, Marilynn Scharff, John Halliday and Tom Hushion.

Members with 20 or more years were recognized: Joe Grimm- 43 years; Dorothy Peppel and Roger Eddy- 30 years; Margie Greenless and Jeanette Hale- 27 years; Dave Broughton and Mark Doebrich- 26 years; Kyle Lankford- 2324 years, Jan Seaman- 23 years; Linda Eddy, Tom Hushion and Jennifer Offenberger- 22 years; Judy VanDyk- 21 years.

Kiwanis is a service club celebrating its 95 years of success. Its purpose is to promote human and spiritual values, good citizenship, fellowship and altruistic service through voluntary action. The Marietta Kiwanis Club is active in the community through various events such as Pancake Days, Terrific Kids at Harmar and Phillips Elementary Schools, maintenance of local parks, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Washington County Relay for Life, City of Marietta Picnic Pavilion-Flanders Field donation, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Supplies for Humane Society and Car Seat Safety Check. Kiwanis also sponsors the members of the Marietta High School Key Club. This past year, Kiwanians returned over $22,000 back to the community through its many projects, activities and donations.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club and becoming a new member, contact Linda Eddy at 740-373-9205.