The Kiwanis Club of Tacoma recognized members who have achieved Legion of Honor status with their membership in Kiwanis International.
The success of Kiwanis results from the strong and active service of thousands of Kiwanis-club members. With the Legion of Honor Award, we have the privilege of recognizing Kiwanians who have been club members for 25 years or more.
A Kiwanian must have at least 25 years of Kiwanis-club membership. (The 25 years do not have to be consecutive, and they can be accumulated in more than one club.)
After recognition for 25 years of service, a member is again eligible to receive the award for 30 years, again for 35 years and so on. A member is eligible for each when he or she is within six months of the reaching that milestone.
Recent honorees were a “catch-up” so that members in the middle of service years cohorts received the recognition deserved. Some members are on the cusp of receiving their next cohort pin.
Member KI Years Join Date for Tacoma
Eugene Wiegman 55 August 11, 1969
Ron Hendry 50 September 5, 1968
Willie Stewart 45 September 1, 1970
John DeLoma 45 February 18, 1972
Brad Baker 45 December 2, 1974
Tom Taylor 45 May 15, 1972
John Graham 40 May 20, 1976
Doug Berglund 40 March 8, 1976
Richard Hawkins 35 November 5, 1980
Norm Bellamy 35 January 31, 1979
Gary Brackett 35 February 2, 1981
Don Arsenault 35 October 17, 1983
Bill Martyn 30 October 20, 1987
Michel Bellamy 30 July 27, 1987
Pete Stiles 30 April 1, 1978
Mike Lonergan 30 August 21, 1988
Dick Benedetti 30 April 1, 1988
Robert Kinch 30 July 30, 1996
Most amazing is the 55 years of service by Dr. Eugene Wiegman. Now retired as President of Pacific Lutheran University, Gene’s service began in Atchison, Kansas, then Winfield, Kansas and Seward, Nebraska before coming to Tacoma. Gene also took several years off during his term as a Cabinet member for Gov. Dixy Lee Ray.