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Massengille named Kiwanis president

Xavier Smith • Sep 26, 2017 at 8:46 PM

The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon named its 74th president Monday, as Beau Massengille will head the club for the next year.

“I’m certainly excited to be taking over duties as club president,” Massengille said.

He takes over for Diana Cavender, who will step into an advisory immediate past president role with the club.

“I can’t begin to say enough about what a job Diana Cavender has done for the club this year. To me, the first thing that comes to mind is consistency. She was there at every club meeting, event or anything we had going on,” Massengille said.

Massengille said he’s committed to the club and its partners, including Empower Me Day Camp and Lebanon Youth Baseball.

“I was sitting down at dinner, and it was brought to my attention that I’m the 74th president of the Kiwanis Club. When I think about that, and I look out over the crowd here and see a lot of past presidents, and think about the group I’m joining, I just want to communicate that it won’t be taken lightly on my part. I feel privileged and honored to be a part of that group,” he said.

The club also named Eddie Lovin as president-elect and Sarah Haston as vice president.

Two Kiwanis members also received Legion of Honor recognition during Monday’s ceremony.

T.A. Bryan received recognition as a 55-year member of the club, ushering in dozens of new Kiwanis members, including his son, John Bryan, who also received recognition as a 35-year member of the club.

“I can’t believe it’s been 35 years,” said John Bryan, who said he joined the club after he routinely attended meetings with his father. “One day, I showed up and he said, ‘I’m not going to pay for your lunch anymore.’ I’ve been a member ever since.”

 

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