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Bob Grinnell recognized by Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village - Hot Springs Village Voice


In 1964, Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States, the Beatles topped the music charts at No. 1, the Ford Mustang was launched, Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game and Bob Grinnell joined Kiwanis.

Fifty-three years later, he is still a Kiwanis member, still active and still contributing to improving the world one child, one community at a time.The Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village honored Grinnell in December 2017 for his 53 years of service.  He joined the Kiwanis Club of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in November 1964 and has been an active Kiwanian ever since.  During those 50 years, he has participated in campaigns that have raised over $1 million in support of educational opportunities and facilities for children. Grinnell has served as secretary, vice president, president, lieutenant governor and governor.His service to Kiwanis extended beyond his service to his local community. He has attended nine Kiwanis International conventions, three Key Club International conventions and 36 District conventions. Grinnell served on the District Foundation board of directors for six years and as the Kiwanis International chairman of education for the Eastern Canada-Caribbean District.When he and his wife, Barbara, moved to the Village in 1995, he joined the Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village and his service to the Hot Springs Village community has continued. He was honored by the club with its Kiwanian of the Year award in 2010-2011 and he served as club secretary from 2003-2011.Now, after more than 50 years of service to the children of the world, his fellow Kiwanians honored him once again with the thought that, “if there were an award for ‘Kiwanian of the Century,’ we have a nominee.”  Visit Kiwanis at 7:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts.  Let members tell you about “giving back” the Kiwanis way.  It’s an opportunity to learn about the projects and programs Kiwanis supports in the community and for the children of the world.Regular meetings begin each Thursday at 8 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, 103 Ponferrada Way. For more information, contact Kiwanis president David Olson, 922-3221. Like Kiwanis of HSV on Facebook.

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