Kiwanis Club of Henry installs state officers at convention

Special to the Times

The Kiwanis Club of Henry County is proud to announce that club members Andy Pipkin and David Shofman were installed as state officers during the annual Georgia District Convention held August 17-19 at Jekyll Island.

In addition to the election of district officers, the convention offered educational seminars, exhibits, leadership training, and related activities.

Andy Pipkin (left) and David Shofman (right) were chosen to represent Kiwanis Club of Henry County as state officers. They are joined by incoming club president, Dwight Lewis. Special photo

Andy Pipkin has been elected governor of the Georgia District of Kiwanis International and will serve as Governor-Elect beginning on October 1, 2018, when Kiwanis observes its new year. He will assume the role of District Governor in October of 2019. Pipkin has served in several local and state leadership positions including District Lieutenant Governor in 2014-15.

There are 150 clubs with more than 5,800 members in the Georgia District of Kiwanis, all dedicated to helping children in their communities and in communities around the world.

Another Henry County Kiwanian was also installed as a district officer during the convention. David Shofman will begin serving as Division 18 Lieutenant Governor in October. Besides Shofman’s home club of Henry County, the Division includes the clubs of Conyers, Covington, Eatonton, Logan-ville, Madison, Monroe and Monticello. Shofman has previously served as President of the Henry County club and chaired the fair committee for many years.

Pipkin and Shofman were recognized for their achievements during a recent club meeting. Also recognized was incoming Henry County club president Dwight Lewis, who will assume the role from current president Priti Griffin in October.

Kiwanis Clubs and members undertake nearly 150,000 service projects each year, contributing more than $107 million dollars and 6.2 million volunteer service hours. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

The Kiwanis Club of Henry County meets every Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral in McDonough.

For more information, contact Laura Turner, 404-201-0822,