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Affiliated with Kiwanis International this college-student service club was one of the most active organizations in the history of IPFW. The club was founded in 1965 by charter members Dick Beeching, Ron Burgette, Bruce Davis, Mike Everston, Jim Gailey, Bill Griffins, Jim Irwin, Rick Lamprecht, Jim Mishler, Bill Myers, Rick Regadanz and Dave Wright. During the first year 34 members were recruited and the organization maintained a membership of about that number while on campus.
Two faculty advisors were James McWethy and Robert K. Hassel. Membership required a commitment to service to the campus and community. A Coat Check Room in Kettler Hall, the purchase of picnic tables for the patio area outside the cafeteria in Kettler Hall basement, a message tree for students in the lounge area, support of PIT performances, participation in the Penny Carnival, Winter Carnival and Harbor Arbor Days were all Circle K projects. One of the organization's activities was to clean and repair four rooms of a home which Miss Virginia Schrantz gave for an inner city mission house. They collected money for the radio station WOWO's Penny Pitch by pulling a bath tub through downtown Fort Wayne collecting money. The organization collected Toys for Tots, helped with recreational activities at the River Haven Community Center, and befriended boys from the Fort Wayne Children's Home. Social activities included luncheon meetings and a Splash Party at Club Olympia.
Source: Current (March 1993), 21-23.

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