Pictured: 2019 inductees Darrell Enfinger and Bobbi O’Neill accepting on behalf of the late Gene O’Neill

Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Inducts Two To Hall Of Fame (AUDIO INCLUDED)

The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee inducted two new members to the clubs’ second annual Hall of Fame this week in a ceremony held at Lakeside Grill.

Gene O’Neill was inducted posthumously. O’Neill was a long time member, one time president and secretary of the club. O’Neill was the first Kiwanian from Okeechobee to serve as Lieutenant for the district. Gene’s widow Bobbi O’Neill accepted the honor on behalf of her late husband.

Darrell Enfinger became a Kiwanian in 1998, after being invited to the Club by Steve Padgett and Bruce Homer who were Kiwanis members at the time. Darrell actively got involved and became the “behind the scenes guy” for the club’s many activities, most notably the pancake breakfast, radio auction and Santa in the park. Enfinger remains an active member and still volunteers for most every Kiwanis function. Enfinger still attends almost every weekly meeting as he enters his 22nd year as a member.

The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee created the Hall of Fame last year inducting five members to the inaugural class. O’Neill and Enfinger join Red Larson, Don Kelly, Jack Wolff, Donna Enrico and Dick Blair in the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Hall of Fame. The Club created the Hall of Fame to recognize and honor past and present members that have and continue to contribute to the club and community while setting a high standard for new and future members to follow.

CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO BOBBI O’NEILL SPEAK ON HER LATE HUSBAND’S INDUCTION (Run Time 43 seconds)

CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO SHERRI ENFINGER SPEAK ON DARRELL ENFINGER’S INDUCTION (Run Time 1:08)