Clovis Kiwanis Club
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History

It was a new era and a new tradition was about to begin...

By the early 1970s, the people of Clovis had reason to be very proud. Public safety and high-quality education were a way of life, and the neighboring cities started to take notice. Young families from neighboring communities began moving into Clovis and the community started growing at a record pace. No longer a small town, Clovis was on the brink of becomming a major influence on the entire region.

In the summer of 1975, a small group of successful businessmen and community leaders wanted to form an organiztion to help give back to the community which had provided so much to each of them.  Members of the  Kiwanis Club of East Fresno decided to sponsor a club in Clovis. The first organizational meetings were held in October of that year and in November, the club received its official charter.

Today, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis maintains a membership of 50 with several of the early members still active in helping to maintain the Clovis Way of Life.

Kiwanis Club of Clovis Charter Members:

Mike Atonin Robert Baker
Richard W. Benson Richard Lantze Bloom
Michael R. Braun Don G. Casperson
Stan Cate Dan Clemmensen
Russell R. DiGirolamo Lewis Dunn
Morrell W. Fitch, Jr. Eugene E. Fosdick
Bill Frank Craig D. Hamilton
Clifford James Hathaway Dean L. Hemenway, Jr.
Alfred W. Hobbs Ronald R. Horg
Ronald S. Hults LeRoy Jenks
Max F. Kimberly Douglas E. Larabee
Albert William Lowe Samuel Anthony Lucido
Ole Mathiasen Dennis Paul Myers
Lawrence E. Page William K. Perry
Karl W. Peterson Roy Sakamoto
Gerald Salazar Sam Sandoval
Willy J. Saulus Donald R. Savino
Norm Schoch Don Slakey
Charles Simpkins Michael Sivik
Richard Starin John Lewis Steinhauer
Gordon Taylor David Tew
Stanley Clifton Watson Robert West
Lawrence R. Wilder Jack E. Wilson
Bob Worth  





    

The following is a list of all former Presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Clovis: 

 

Don R. Savino 1975-1976 Jim Cook
1996-1997 *
Ole Mathiasen 1976-1977 John Schiro
1997-1998
Roy Sakamoto 1977-1978 Walt Hood
1998-1999
Rick W. Benson 1978-1979 Dennis Pope
1999-2000
Sam Sandoval 1979-1980 Eddie DeLeon
2000-2001
Bob Pendergrass 1980-1981 Jim O'Neal
2001-2002 *
Frank J. Fagundes 1981-1982 Keith Levitt
2002-2003
Glenn M. Conn 1982-1983 Loren Cabral
2003-2004
Brian D. Heryford 1983-1984 Larry Linder
2004-2005
Steve E. Carroll 1984-1985  Rand Holechek
2005-2006
Edward Mason 1985-1986 * Merrill Wright
2006-2007
Leonard A. Federico 1986-1987 + Jeff Lawton
2007-2008
Jim Linenbach 1987-1988 Dave Jones
2008-2009
Brett Hedrick 1988-1989 Jeff Keast
2009-2010
Bruce Ekmanian 1989-1990 Paul Turner
2010-2011
Steven W. Shute 1990-1991 Harold Blanchard
2011-2012
Mike Stevens 1991-1992 Steve Hall
2012-2013
Myron Kooiman 1992-1993 Jerry Moreno
2013-2014
Richard Gorubec 1993-1994 Shawn Miller
2014-2015
Gayle Dixon 1994-1995 Jason Fennell 2015-2016
Jim A. Barr
1995-1996
Matt Teresi 2016-Present


*  Subsequently served as Lieutenant Governor of Division 5 of the Kiwanis Cal-Neva-Hi District.
+  Current Lieutenant Governor for Division 5 Cal-Neva-Hi District.



Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis honors one of its members as the Kiwanian of the Year for outstanding service to the club. The following is a list of the members holding this distinction:


Leonard Doss: 1976-1977         Bob Daneke:
1996-1997
Gene Fosdick: 1977-1978 Jim Cook:
1997-1998
Steve Shute: 1978-1979 Dave Hillman:
1998-1999
Tom Ebert: 1979-1980 Bruce Wilson:
1999-2000
Jerry Simmons: 1980-1981 Eddie DeLeon:
2000-2001
Don Meek: 1981-1982 Bill Sautter:
2001-2002
Jim Linenbach: 1982-1983 Mike McKinney:
2002-2003
Bill Sautter: 1983-1984 Jim Linenbach:
2003-2004
Jim O'Neal: 1984-1985  Jeff Lawton:
2004-2005
Frank Fagundes: 1985-1986  George Renn:
2005-2006
Sam Sandoval: 1986-1987 Rand Holechek:
2006-2007
Brian Heryford: 1987-1988  Dave Jones:
2007-2008
Leonard Federico: 1988-1989 Buford Smith:
2008-2009
Ned Mason: 1989-1990 Tom Bigbee:
2009-2010
Mike Stevens: 1990-1991 Bob Keiser:
2010-2011
Gayle Dixon: 1991-1992 Shawn Miller:
2011-2012
Tim Born: 1992-1993 Gary Black:
2012-2013
Merril Wright: 1993-1994 Paul Turner:
2013-2014
Richard Gorubec: 1994-1995 Jerry Moreno: 2014-2015
Loren Cabral:
1995-1996 
Michael Wells 2015-2016 
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