The goal of the program is to encourage young residents to be active in the community and recognize those who are.
The club recognized last year’s winners, Emory Schroeter and Katie Cobb, as well as Doug Hollberg, the first winner.
“All of our prior winners are still very active in our community,” club member Rita Cavanaugh said.
This year, there was no qualified young woman but there were many qualified young men. James Johnston read Glass’ nomination letter, which cited his attendance at Griffin High School and his work at First Baptist Church. Johnston ascribed to Glass several qualities, including a conscientious attitude toward his customers and involvement at the Kiwanis Club.
Glass came up and Cavanaugh gave him a plaque honoring his achievement.
“I was extremely honored and humbled to find the committee has chosen me,” Glass said.
He described how he joined the club during the presidency of Ed Beall and praised Kiwanis members, singling out Wade Hutcheson and Michelle Cannon.
“There are so many others in this room who lead by example,” he said.
He then thanked his wife Donna.
“She is my best friend,” he said.
The club also inducted four new members. K.P. Smith, sponsored by Glass; Joe Bailey, sponsored by Ralph Jones; Lee Dinoff, sponsored by Jim Demski; and Ricky Todd, sponsored by Harry Todd, were inducted.