Local attorney Joey Homans was installed last week as president of the Dawson County Kiwanis Club by the group's 2011 President Lisa Thurmond.
"There's a lot of opportunities to be involved in community activities in Dawson County. Kiwanis is the way I've been able to tap into the community," Homans said. "I hope to just continue along the path that Lisa Thurmond set and continue to be positive to grow and strengthen our club."
Chartered in 1998, the mission of Dawson County Kiwanis has remained on the local children.
"Ultimately, everything we do is to benefit the children of Dawson County in one way or another," Homans said.
The club's fundraising focus supports local organizations like the Rainbow Children's Home and an annual scholarship for a high school senior.
"Right now, the scholarship is at $1,500, but that could be broken down for three separate scholarships," Homans said. "I hope by March or April, we're able to increase that amount."
Thurmond said Homans' dedication to the children can be seen in the leadership he brings to Kiwanis.
"The club is very fortunate to have someone of his leadership at the helm," she said.
Also installed on Oct. 11 for one year terms were 1st vice president Kristie Myers, secretary Becky Holbrook and treasurer Regina Varnado.
Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Ryan's in Dawsonville.
Homans said new members are welcome.
"We invite folks to come join us to further our mission," he said.
For more information about Kiwanis, call Homans at (706) 265-3090.