He was top ticket salesman for Kiwanis Pancake Day and served as president of the Danville Kiwanis Club in 1954.
Millikin married Peggy in 1940, which was four years after they started dating. "We waited so long to get married because Peggy was slow in asking me," he said with a grin.
Millikin and his wife make frequent trips to their second home in Naples, Fla., but they always plan their traveling around his Kiwanis meeting schedule. If he attends Kiwanis meetings in other states, they will still count toward his weekly attendance record.
"For example, if we’re traveling, I have to be sure to either be in Naples on Wednesday for their meeting or in Danville on Thursday for the meeting here," he said.
Also, Kiwanis members are allowed to attend any of the three Kiwanis clubs in town — Kiwanis Breakfast, Kiwanis Noon, or Golden K Kiwanis — if they can’t make it to their own club. Kiwanians also can attend a committee meeting in place of a regular weekly meeting.
"I’ve often been asked why I didn’t change from the noon club to the Golden K Club," Millikin said. "I tell people that I’m not old enough to join the Golden K."
Paul Palazzolo, president of Kiwanis International, was the guest speaker at the recognition luncheon conducted for Millikin.
"It’s phenomenal for a member of the Kiwanis to have given so many years of their life to community service," Palazzolo said. "He’s a wonderful example of what many Kiwanians have done and what the current generation of members aspire to do."
"Danville has a good membership and a strong club," Palazzolo added. There are 250,000 Kiwanis members worldwide.