Tucker named Lt. Gov of Kiwanis

By Shannon Sneed

Shannon@msgr.com

 

Eatonton Kiwanis Club’s Keithen Tucker has been named a Lt. Governor of the Georgia Kiwanis District 18.

Just as the club president is the leader of the club, the lieutenant governor is the leader of the division, working with existing clubs to strengthen Kiwanis within the communities in the division.

A position given to leaders who are well acquainted in club operations and communities within their division, the position will require Tucker to assist club presidents in his division with the experience he has gained as a long-time member of Kiwanis.

Each Lt. Governor of a division serves under the governor and is usually “chosen to hold the position if you have grown up in Kiwanis,” said Tucker.

Having been involved with Kiwanis in several capacities for many years, Tucker served in the Key Club in high school and the Circle K Club in junior college, which are branches of Kiwanis. He served as president of the Eatonton Kiwanis Club in 2015 and 2016.

“I have really enjoyed providing community service through this organization,” he said.

With18 divisions and more than 140 clubs active within throughout Georgia, Tucker will serve nine clubs including Putnam, Green, Jasper, Hancock, Morgan and Butts.

Creating and implementing signature events for his service area, Tucker is responsible for pulling the clubs in the district together to implement various projects within the community for the benefit of children and families.

One project previously done in the district was providing a grant to build a park/playground for North Georgia, Tucker reported.

The presidents of the clubs get together and decide what each division will do, he said, noting “Everything we are about is serving children.”

Participation in the Scholastic Book Program, conducting an annual pancake supper and holding a Patriotism Day celebration to make sure children are aware of what has been done for them are a few of the programs the Eatonton Kiwanis Club organizes.   

One of the key leadership positions in his district, as lieutenant governor, Tucker is also responsible for helping clubs increase their membership, opening new clubs, assisting club leadership education and increasing club morale.

Along with participating in various programs within his district, Tucker noted the experience he has gained in the many years he has been affiliated with Kiwanis will be used to help support other leaders to implement useful projects to build a better future for children in each of the communities within his district.

 

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