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Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick

Organized on January 6, 1972
Charter Night March 25, 1972

The first 35 years 1972 – 2007 (watch the .wmv video)

Presidents
Herman Hauver 1972 (Charter)    
Edward Brown 1972-1973 Curtis Bowen 1973-1974
Frank Rothenhoefer 1974-1975 Charles Mertz 1975-1976
Kenneth Grimes 1976-1977 Wayne Speak 1977-1978
Eric Gatrell 1978-1979 Edgar Crawford 1979-1980
Vernon Simmons 1980-1981 Edward Garett 1981-1982
Robert Rankin 1982-1983 Charles Rhoades 1983-1984
Clyde Roney 1984-1985 Carmi Salyer 1985-1986
Wayne Speak 1986-1987 Charles Jackson 1987-1988
Eric Gatrell 1988-1989 Stephen White 1989-1990
Philip Hickman 1990-1991 Ronald Disque 1991-1992
Michael Kovacs 1992-1993 Glenn Magaha 1993-1994
John Sorvik 1994-1995 Douglas Wilson 1995-1996
Janet “Mick” Hickman 1996-1997 Kenneth Thompson 1997-1998
James Tinney 1998-1999 Russell Turney 1999-2000
James Krysiek 2000-2001 Phil Pople 2001-2002
Mark Gaver 2002-2003 Jerry Jenkins 2003-2004
Ken Dell 2004-2005 Christine Semon 2005-2006
Christine Semon 2006-2007 Phil Pople 2007-2008
Dave Maloney 2008-2009 Bill Muffi 2009-2010
Janet “Mick” Hickman 2010-2011 Eric Gatrell 2011-2012
David Schmitt 2012-2013 Patrick Long 2013-2014
Phil Pople 2014-2015 Aaron Valentino 2015-2016
Tracy Bush 2016-2017    

 

Treasurer
Richard Martin 1972-1974
Eric Gatrell 1974-1976
Victor Reynolds 1976-1978
James Stevens 1978-1993
Carmi Sayler 1993-2004
Leslie Bruchey 2004-2006
Ellis Stroup 2006-2007
Debbi Matthews 2007-2011
Peter Brehm 2011-present

 

Secretary
James MacLea 1972-1973
Walter Kirk 1973-1978
Ray Seitler 1978-1980
John Brennan 1980-1983
James Riley 1983-1985
David Maloney 1985-1992
Austin Rippeon 1992-1997
John Sorvik 1997-2001
Rob Summers 2001-2007
Terry Proescholdt 2007-2011
Dave Maloney 2011-present

 

Division Lieutenant Governors from our club
Charles Mertz 1977-1978
Vernon Simmons 1983-1984
Carmi Sayler 1987-1988 and 2001-2002
Charles Jackson 1990-1991
Michael Kovacs 1994-1995
Stan Webster 1995-1996 and 1999-2000
Patrick Long 2015-2016
Patrick Long 2016-2017

 

History of Our Club
Nov. 29, 1971 First organizational meeting held at Betty’s Restaurant. The Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick Club was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Frederick.
Dec. 15, 1972 Second organizational meeting at Ernie’s Italian Restaurant
Jan. 6, 1972 First official meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick at Ernie’s Italian Restaurant
March 25, 1972 Charter Night at Francis Scott Key Hotel. There were 38 Charter members.
Oct. 1973 First issue of the club newsletter, The Chatter, was printed
Apr. 1974 First Shrimp & Oyster Feed held in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Frederick
Mar. 1976 First meeting at the VFW Country Club
Apr. 21, 1976 Charles Mertz elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9
Apr. 1983 Vernon Simmons elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9
Mar. 26, 1987 Carmi Sayler elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9
Dec. 1, 1988 First meeting at the Dan Dee Inn Restaurant
May 1988 Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick Foundation established (later moved to the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick Fund held at the Community Foundation of Frederick County)
Dec. 1989 First Gift Wrap fund raiser first held at FSK Mall
Feb. 7, 1990 Charles “Bud” Jackson elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9
Mar. 8, 1990 First Middle School Most Improved Student Awards Night
Sep. 19, 1991 First Golf Tournament fund raiser held at Glade Valley Golf Club
Sep. 1993 Mike Kovacs elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9
Oct. 6, 1996 Janet “Mick” Hickman becomes club’s first female President
Jan. 16, 1997 25th Charter Night Anniversary held at Red Horse Restaurant
Mar. 13, 1997 Charter Night for Middletown H.S. Key Club held at Dan Dee Restaurant
Jan. 11, 2001 FMH Courtesy Van Driving project begins
Apr. 2001 Carmi Sayler elected Lt. Gov. of Div. 9
Dec. 4, 2003 Suburban Frederick Club assumes sponsorship of the Walkersville High Key Club
Jan. 7, 2004 First meeting at the Quality Inn Frederick
June 9, 2009 First meeting at the Elks Lodge in Frederick