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Club History

History Bulletin:
     The Kiwanis Club of Circleville, Ohio was chartered on May 27, 1929 under the direction of Tom Renick, a local attorney and E. I. Gephart, the high school principal.  They met at the Boggs Hotel located on part of the present Post Office property.  The Kiwanis Club of Chillicothe was the sponsor club and the charter was presented on June 8, 1929. 
     In 1930, an award was given the boy and girl in the graduating class who showed the most initiative in both extra-curricular activities and scholarship.  This tradition continues to this day is know as "The Kiwanis Achievement Award". 
     The club was instrumental in purchasing a 13 acre tract off of N. Court Street and starting a park.  The park was turned over to the City and is now known as Ted Lewis Park.
      In 1962, the Circleville Club sponsored a new club in Ashville which is still active.  It also sponsored a morning club, the Moundbuilders, in 1975, which, unfortunately, was not able to sustain it's membership. 

The Circleville Kiwanis Club is looking for old Kiwanis items. If you have any old Circleville Kiwanis items (old photos, charity newspapers, bulletins, memorabilia, or any item) that you do not want, please contact Travis Humphreyto add these items to our archive.