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 Gale Fuller poses with his George Hixson Fellowship medal and one of the many Legion of Honor certificates he has earned in his time at the Fulton Kiwanis Club. Fuller has maintained a perfect Kiwanis attendance record for 57 years.

Gale Fuller poses with his George Hixson Fellowship medal and one of the many Legion of Honor certificates he has earned in his time at the Fulton Kiwanis Club. Fuller has maintained a perfect Kiwanis attendance record for 57 years. Photo by Dean Asher.

Though he spent his career as a college professor, Gale Fuller has had a hand in helping Callaway County’s children for a long time.

The 86-year-old Nebraska native moved to Fulton in 1955, where he began a 40-year career in the psychology department of Westminster College. But it was through his connections there that he started perhaps his most prolific endeavor.

“The president and dean of the college and one of the longtime professors at the time were all Kiwanians, and they invited me to visit and see what I thought,” Fuller said. “I thought it would be all right to meet the community and join the Kiwanis Club.”

Since joining the Fulton branch of Kiwanis 1956, Fuller has maintained a perfect attendance record with the international service organization that serves children.

At one meeting a week for 57 years, that’s no small task. Fuller is one of the most dedicated members of the organization, near or far.

“I don’t know of anyone in our whole Kiwanis district who had more years of perfect attendance than I,” Fuller said.

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