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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 PAGE 5 mm i The Tri-Cities Flo- rala Kiwanis Club held their annual installa- tion banquet on October 18 at the Paxton Agri- culture Complex Build- ing. President Jimmy Kimbril welcomed the attendees and Rever- end Ed Britton led the group in prayer. Roll call of members and guests was conducted. Keynote speaker was Rick Powell, Lieuten- ant Governor of Kiwan- is Club from the Mon- roeville, AL district. He spoke about the impor- tance of Kiwanis Club and how important the club is to the children of the tri-cities area. New officers and di- rectors were installed as follows: President Glen Powell, Vice- President Terry Holley, Treasurer Melissa Pow- ell, Secretary- Barbara Powell. Directors in- clude Ed Britton, Mike Cheshire, Rhea Golden and Hayward Thomas. Membership chair Rhea Golden installed the club's newest mem- ber, Rachael Porche who is a great asset to the club. Outgoing President Kimbril recognized members with out- standing service. Lisa Powell was recognized for her work involving the skeet shoot and her accountant skills and Rhea Golden for her as- sistance with the Key Club at Florala High School. The Tri-Cities Flora- CLUB OFFICERS - Officers for 2019 include Terry Holley, Lisa PoweU, Barbara PoweU, Glen Powell, (guest speaker) Ricky Powell, and outgoing President Jimmy Kimbril. i i FLORALA LOCKH:ART PAXTON KEY CLUB MEMBERS of Florala High School, partners with Kiwanis Club, volunteer their services at the Christian Service Center. Shown are (front, l-r) Hannah Goodwin, Kaitlyn PoweU; (back, l-r) Logan West, Emily Ward, Taylor Kimbril, Morgan Kilpatrick, and JD Hudson. CERTIFICATE la Kiwanis Club meets Home, on 5th Avenue inPRESENTED - Jimmy at 5:30 p.m. the firstFlorala. The club works Kimbrilpresented and third Thursdays offor the children of the Lisa PoweU with a cer- each month at the office tri-cities area. tificate of appreciation of Alabama Land and for all of her hard work during the past year. NEW MEMBER - Rachael Porche is presented with a membership certificate by Rhea Golden, membership chairman. PLAQUE PRESENTED - New President Glen Powell presented a plaque to outgoing President Jimmy Kimbril for his service the past year. FROM FRONT abortion or require the funding of an abortion us- ing public funds. The proposed amendment does not identify any specific actions or activities as unlawful. It ex- presses a public policy that supports broad protec- tions for the rights of unborn children as long as the protections are lawful. If a majority of voters vote "Yes" on Amendment 2, the public policy of this state will be to support and protect the importance of unborn life and the rights of unborn children. The state constitution would also not include a right to an abortion or to the funding of an abortion using public funds. If a majority of voters vote "No" on Amendment 2, there would be no language in the state con- stitution related to the importance of unborn life or protecting the rights of unborn children, or to abortion or the funding of abortions using public funds. There is no cost for Amendment 2. the board, and trustees will be allowed to serve on the board after their seventieth birthday. If a majority of voters vote "No" on Amendment 3, future changes to the number of congressional districts in Alabama will impact the number of board members, the State Superintendent of Edu- cation will continue to automatically have a seat on the board, and trustees will not be allowed to serve on the board after their seventieth birthday. There is no cost for Amendment 3. AMENDMENT #4 "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that, if a vacancy in either the House of Representatives or the Senate occurs on or after October 1 of the third year of a quadrennium, the seat would remain vacant until a successor is elected at the next succeeding general election. " occurs in November of the fourth year of the term. The Governor would no longer have the power to schedule a special election to fill a vacancy in these circumstances, and public funds that would have been spent on the special election would be saved. If a majority of voters vote "Yes" on Amendment 4, state legislative seats that become vacant within the final 14 months of the four-year term of office will remain vacant until the general election. If a majority of voters vote "No" on Amendment 4, the Governor will continue to be required to schedule a special election whenever a vacancy oc- curs in the state legislature. There is no cost for Amendment 4. AMENDMENT #3 "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to the Board of Trust- ees of the University of Alabama, to specify that the congressional districts from which members are appointed continue to reflect those as constituted on January 1, 2018, to remove the State Super- intendent of Education from membership, and to delete the requirement that members vacate office at the annual meeting of the board following their seventieth birthday." Under current law, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees is composed of 16 people: three members from the congressional district in which the Tuscaloosa campus is located, two members from each of the other six congressional districts in the state, the Governor, and the State Superin- tendent of Education. So, if the number of congres- sional districts in Alabama increased or decreased in the future, the number of trustees would also increase or decrease. Additionally, other than the Governor and the State Superintendent of Educa- tion, current law requires a trustee to retire from the board following his or her seventieth birthday. Amendment 3 does three things. First, it pro- vides that the board will be composed of mem- bers from congressional districts as those districts existed on January 1, 2018, meaning any future changes to the number of congressional districts in Alabama would not impact the number of board members. Second, it removes the State Superin- tendent of Education from automatically having a seat on the board. Third, it allows a trustee to serve after his or her seventieth birthday. If a majority of voters vote ': 3, future changes to:the districts in Alabama will not impact the number of board members, the State Superintendent of Edu- cation will no longer automatically be a member of Under current law, members of the state legis- lature are elected to four-year terms of office that begin and end on Election Day in November. This four-year period is known as a quadrennium. When a person who was elected to serve in the state leg- islature is unable to complete his or her term, a vacancy is created. When this vacancy occurs, the Governor is required to schedule a special election. The winner of the special election fills the vacancy for the rest of the term. Amendment 4 provides that when a vacancy oc- curs in the state legislature on or after October 1 of year three of the four-year term, the seat will re- main vacant until the next general election, which