Kiwanis honors individual members for outstanding long-term
service by making contributions in their names to the Kiwanis
International Foundation and
them as George F. Hixson Fellows. Here are the KNK Hixson
Fellowship winners, with notes on the services they have provided
both before and after winning the award.
Doris Rappold 2008 -
awarded the Kenner
North Kiwanis 2008 George Hixson Fellowship in recognition of her
years of service to the club and the community. She was cited for
her work as club Secretary, and many other community service
and club projects.
first and former principal of Jefferson Community School was the
first female president of the club in 2001. She has also served as
newsletter editor, developed the KNK mentor program for JCS and
has been a leading recruiter of both members and speakers. In 2006
she took on the added responsibility of collecting the club's
The award was
presented posthumously to the club's former Sergeant-at-Arms on
Oct. 7, 2006. It was accepted by his widow Fran Snyder and
daughter Al died in early 2006 following a lengthy illness. He had
previously been involved in the club's fish frys for residents at
Chateau Living Center and KNK's sponsorship of the Curtis Key
Super Dome public relations director
conducted successful publicity programs for both
KNK and the 2004 Kiwanis fishing rodeo for Kids Kicking Cancer.
Has served as master of ceremonies, speaker and
humorist for club functions, coordinated successful fund
raising programs with New Orleans Zephyrs and headed a
committee to rewrite club songs.
Bill Lindsey, 2003. In
recognition of his service as club treasurer, as acting
sergeant-at-arms and work with both the Curtis Key Club , the
Jefferson Community School mentoring plan and the JCS Builders
Machado, 2002. In
recognition of his years of Kiwanis service, which has included
mentoring at Jefferson Community School, Community Services
Chairman, Interclub Chairman, as Chairman of the Ronald McDonald
House program, and as a volunteer for the Compaq Classic, Special
Olympics and Audubon's "Boo at the Zoo." He
served as vice president and as a director.
Trosclair, 2001. Served
three years as club treasurer prior to becoming secretary in
October 2001 and vice president in 2004.. He also wrote the club
newsletter, served as a Jefferson Community School mentor. and maintains the KNK web site. He and his wife, Betty, have served as
volunteers in the Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics,
.Boo at the Zoo, Celebration in the Oaks and Second Harvesters
Food Bank programs.
Taylor & Sean Brown, 2000. Jointly
honored for their continuing work with the J.T. Curtis Key Club
and Special Person programs, their monthly fish frys for the
Chateau Living Center and their cooking and food contributions for
the KNK annual golf tournament and other events. They also headed
the building of a boat dock for the Extreme Makeover home program
in 2005 and helped conduct the Kids Kicking Cancer Fish Rodeo in
Kelly, 1999. Served
and was very active in youth programs.
W Weekley Jr., 1998. Served
as club secretary for eight years and was named the top secretary
in the Louisiana-Mississippi West Tennessee district. Also active
in Special Olympics and other programs.
for his work in the Division 4B fund raising golf tournaments for
the first Kiwanis Worldwide service project, the elimination of
Iodine Deficiency Disorders. Dumas has served two terms as club
president (1992-94), edited the club newsletter, was active
in youth programs and later served as Division 4-B lieutenant
W. Hewgley. A
charter member of the club, he served as president in 1976-77 and
again in 1990-91. He also served as perennial program chairman, as
the club's unofficial cheerleader and most vocal singer. He
maintained a perfect attendance record from 1976 until his death
designated a Hixson Fellow after becoming the only Lieutenant
Governor in Kiwanis International to surpass (110%) the Iodine
Deficiency Disorders fund-raising goal established by
International. Bourque has also been presented Kiwanis'
prestigious "Tablet of Honor" and International's
"Distinguished Service Award" for his work on behalf of
the world's children. His DSA was the only award presented to any
club by International at its Montreal convention in 1998. Bourque
has also served two terms as club president (1994-96)
for his years of "quiet, unassuming"
service to the club, including his efforts to establish the Key
Club at Curtis High School; his two years as club newsletter
editor; and his service with Meals on Wheels, the Chateau Living
Center and Magnolia School; Kiwanis International later awarded
him its Legion of Honor in recognition of his 25 years of service
to Kiwanis. He joined Kiwanis in January 1977, about six months
after KNK was chartered.
designated a Hixson Fellow in recognition of her service chairing
the club's "Shots for Tots" immunization programs for
recognized for his efforts in the Division 4B golf tournaments, which
raised funds for the elimination of Iodine
Deficiency Disorders. Has served many years as the club's fund
raising and insurance chairman, coordinating the club's annual
golf tournament and the Summer Fling draw down gala.