New members of the Fairfax Kiwanis Club, from left to right, are Keifer Nemyer, Brad Dush, and Scott Bentley.


Fairfax Kiwanis members present for the annual meeting, from left to right, were Keifer Nemyer, Danny Kemerling, Jeremy Burright, Kris Umbarger, Marilyn Alldredge, Bob Alldredge, Brad Dush, Lane Seymour, Scott Bentley, Gene Carder, and Patty Hodge. Kay Rosenbohm was present, but is not pictured.


The Fairfax Kiwanis Club held its annual installation dinner October 11, 2022, at the Fairfax Fire Station Community Room. All present sang “God Bless America” and recited the pledge to the flag followed by a prayer. Following a delicious meal catered by Kent and Janice Ray, Kiwanis President Dr. Jeremy Burright opened the meeting in normal fashion with members introducing their spouses or guests and introducing the special guest for the evening, Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Patsy McGuire and grandson Zander Blanchard of St. Joseph.

Those who have volunteered their time assisting with fundraising efforts and events were acknowledged and presented with a token of appreciation by Marilyn Alldredge: Alice Kemerling, Aimeé Seymour, Sue Carder, McKinley Daniels, Karen Burke, Roseann Nemyer, and Christin Dush. Others not present but acknowledged were Andrea Dush, Dereck Dush, Treyvor Umbarger, and Tim Umbarger.

New members initiated into Kiwanis this year and presented with pins by Dr. Burright were Keifer Nemyer, Scott Bentley and Brad Dush.

Ms. McGuire installed the following officers and board members: Kris Umbarger, president; Danny Kemerling, president-elect; Keifer Nemyer, vice-president; Marilyn Alldredge, secretary; Bob Alldedge, treasurer; and board members Dr. Jeremy Burright, Ed Taylor, Gene Carder, Julie Jones, Scott Bentley, and Brad Dush. Ms. McGuire spoke briefly of her duties as Lt. Governor and the director of the Earl Collins Scholarship Foundation. She acknowledged the Fairfax Kiwanis Club for their dedication to the community and county and the many projects involving the youth and community.

The Fairfax Kiwanis Club members are impressed with the Fairfax youth and all students involved with all the EA Wolves’ activities. The students’ portrayal of fine character, manners, loyalty and presentation of talents are most noticeable and admired by the Kiwanis members.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Fairfax Kiwanis Club encourages anyone interested in joining to contact a Fairfax member.