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Creator W Club
Title UA80. W Club
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1952
Description Records of created by and about the W Club. The records are arranged in the following series:

Meeting Minutes/Correspondence
Newsletters
Athletic Hall of Fame
Treasurer's Reports
Admin / Biog History The W-Club was founded in 1928 as a gathering point of Western Kentucky athletes from all sports and evolved in the early 1930's into two related entities, the W-Club of current athletes and the (Alumni) W-Club, a rallying point for former athletes.

In 1939, Coach Ted Hornback, Head of the Department of Physical Education & Athletics as well as an assistant basketball coach, organized a dinner meeting for alumni letter winners at the Helm Hotel on the corner of State and Main Street in Bowling Green following the Homecoming football game. Those dinners became annual events following the afternoon homecoming games which gave former student-athletes and letter winners an opportunity to revisit the Hill.

Mr. Hornback was elected secretary/treasurer of the Alumni W-Club at its first meetings. He served continuously as secretary/treasurer until he was succeeded in 1971 by Mr. Lawrence (Butch) Gilbert. The annual meeting of the membership was moved to the E.A. Diddle Arena Lobby and E.B. Stansbury Concourse after the opening of that facility in 1963. At that time the dinner meeting was changed to a brunch.

The governance and business of the Club changed to a Board of Directors format that was implemented in 1978 during Col. Mickey Rigg's Term as W-Club President. Today, the W-Club is active in various projects which support both current student-athletes and former Topper athletes as well as the University's mission. [http://alumni.wku.edu/s/808/index.aspx?sid=808&gid=1&pgid=1116]
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms W Club (WKU)
Athletic awards
Athletics (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/141/

Meeting minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/univ_org/
Related Materials UA19 Athletic Department records
Catalog Number UA80
Dates of Creation 1952-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent .50 cu. ft.
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Level of Description Fonds/Coll
Containers Meeting Minutes
Newsletter
Newsletter
Award Blanks
Programs
Programs - Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Meeting Minutes
Newsletter
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Correspondence
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File
Meeting Minutes
Jersey Retirements - Film/Video/Audio File
Athletic Hall of Fame - Film/Video/Audio File