Programs at Jack's


Golden K Kiwanis celebrated Christmas with a sit-down dinner at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant at noon on December 10, 2015. GK Members and their spouses and guests were entertained by piano Christmas tunes and carols sung by vocalists Scott Marshall and Harlan Hackett. The pianist was Gary Smith. Following the dinner feast was a fun auction chanted by volunteer auctioneers Larry and Terri Atterberry, father and daughter team from Atterberry Auction & Realty Co., with the assistance of Spotter Jim Boillot. Items for the auction were supplied by GK members and included such things as home made cakes and cookies, bottled liquor, baskets of mixed goodies, meat & cheese platter, coffee beans, a Mizzou blanket, a screenprint, and personal labor such as cleaning. The auction raised over $3000 which will be used to fund activities supporting the welfare of children in Columbia and surrounding communities.

Bob & Shirley Marshall

Fern Parrish

Marsha & Tom Sisson

Jim & Sharon Fischer

Sara and Kulangara Zacharias

Louise Martin, Evelyn Yanders, Penny Braun

Pianist Gary Smith

Patsy Cole & Bob Lee

Carol & Verel Benson

Betsy Dreyer, Mildred Brown

Mildred & Tom Brown

Richard & Anne Hessler

Liz & Milt Bailey

Judi & Robert Reeves

Phyllis & Jim Boillot

Jim & Verna Rhodes

Gordon & Kathleen Brown

Harlan Hackett, soloist

Janet Kimmons, auction organizer

Spotter Jim Boillot  and bidders in the audience

Auctioneer Larry Atterberry

Auctioneer Terri Atterberry


Kiwanis clubs around the globe begin a new fiscal year at the end of September by honoring service performed by members during the past year and introducing officers and board members for the coming year. The Golden K Kiwanis club’s “changing of the guard” took place at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at their noon luncheon by inducting officers and board members for the 2015-16 year.

Golden K’s current president Penny Braun was ill and couldn’t be there so President-elect Gordon Brown took over her duties as MC. Installation of new officers was conducted by Lt. Governor Sally Robinson. She inducted Gordon Brown as president; Larry Propp as president-elect; Philip Olson as vice president; Verel Benson as treasurer; Robert McArthur as asst. treasurer; Bud Alexander as secretary and Patsy Cole as asstistant secretary. She also installed Board of Director members: Myron Bennett, Jim Rhodes, George Wagner, Fern Parrish, Lory Rugolo, Deb Olson, and Bob Reeves.

Presentation of awards was conducted by Tom Sisson. He presented the Tablet of Honor to Harlan Hackett. This Kiwanis International award recognizes a person’s service, leadership, and exemplary service to children. Sisson also awarded Hixson Fellowships to John Hoehne, Jim Jacob, Lory Rugolo and Penny Braun (in absentia). This award was named for Kiwanis International’s first president, George F. Hixson, and is a way of recognizing people for their “generosity and inspiration that extends (their) Kiwanis impact”.

Tom Sisson, Harlan Hackett (with Tablet of Honor award)

John Hoehne and Charlie Dreyer

Tom Sisson, Lory Rugolo (with Hixson award)

Tom Sisson, Jim Jacob, Harlan Hackett. Jacob wears his Hixson Award

Phil Olson is inducted as Vice President by Sally Robinson

Verel Benson is inducted as Treasurer by Sally Robinson

Sally Robinson places the President-elect pin on Larry Propp's lapel

Sally Robinson places the Presidential pin on Gordon Brown's lapel

President Gordon Brown delivers his acceptance speech

GK members were encouraged to wear medals and other awards won in previous years.
Milt and Liz Bailey wear their Hixson awards and Milt also wears his 
Tablet of Honor award.