At its 60th Anniversary celebration, the Twin City Kiwanis
Club presented a $10,000 check to the North Carolina Tennis
Foundation. At the presentation were (L to R) Andrew Waldrop,
Program and Development Director, N.C. Tennis Foundation;
Pappi Conrad, Unit Director, Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club,
Winston-Salem; Mildred F. Southern, Harold's widow; Ed
Hege, Past President; and Art Barnes, President.
TWIN CITY KIWANIS CLUB CELEBRATES 60-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
At its 60th anniversary celebration dinner on Sept. 28, 2016, the Twin City Kiwanis Club, with the Winston-Salem Foundation, presented a $10,000 grant to the North Carolina Tennis Foundation. Andrew Waldrop, program and development director for the N.C. Tennis Foundation in Greensboro, accepted the check at Forsyth Country Club.
The funds will be used to grow tennis and educational opportunities for thousands of young people in Winston-Salem. The Foundation plans to develop a National Junior Tennis and Learning Program with the Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club, The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem.
The grant was the first that the club presented from a $100,000 bequest left to the club by charter member Harold T. Southern, who passed away in 2011. According to the N.C. Tennis Association, Southern, of Winston-Salem, played no. 1 on the tennis team at Furman University. While working at the John Hancock, he was the singles and doubles champion in 1939 and in 1940 the singles, doubles, and mix doubles champion. With the exception of World War II, he played competitive tennis to age 90
when he was ranked number four in the Nationals.
At the dinner, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines proclaimed Sept. 28 Twin City Kiwanis Club Day in Winston-Salem, and three members were recognized for achieving 60 years of membership: Woody Clinard Jr., Robert Goodwin Jr. and Nick Hennessee (photo below).
The guest speaker was Les King, governor of the Carolinas District of Kiwanis International.
--Photos: Walt Kinsey