May 14 Meeting:
Elizabeth Ayers from the Cabell Huntington Health Department spoke about the need for a special needs directory in case of disaster. She indicated that there has been increased interest in developing this directory following the doratio winds last year. Her presentation led to several questions from different Lions in attendance.
Lion Bernie Hesson, chair of the nomination committee presented the slate of officers for the 2013-2014 year. One change was made to the slate. Lion Gerald Sturgeon agreed to continue as the president of the Lions Recreation, Inc. President Buzzard asked for any nominations from the floor. After a third request for nominations and there being none, the slate of officers was accepted.
Lion Larry Poynter reported that the scholarship committee, consisting of Lion Larry, Lion Lib Ciccolella, and Lion Sheri Vance, had selected the three recipients for the three scholarships. He noted that Lion Sheri made the very attractive certificates given to each of the scholarship winners at the awards assembly at Cabell Midland on Monday night, May 13. The three recipient will receive their scholarship money ($1,000) at the first meeting in July due to the fact that they have commitments for the fourth Tuesday in June.
Plans continue for the golf scramble. Lion Larry Poynter, chair of this project, asked those in attendance whether they had secured tee sponsors that they had been assigned. We have two weeks from this Saturday to finish getting tee sponsors. If anyone gets a new sponsor, Lion Larry would like to know ASAP so that he can get a sign made for that sponsor.
April 23 Club Meeting:
Great news!!!! Lion Renee' Burcham got her second Lions club recruit this evening. She invited Elizabeth "Libby" Chapman to come to the meeting. "Libby" is now "Lion Libby."
A great big thanks to Lion Gary Watson of the Lesage Lions Club, who inducted "Lion Libby."
The nomination committee presented their slate of officers for 2013-2014.
President - Lion Charlie Buzzard
1st Vice-President - Lion Phyllis Smith
2nd Vice-President - Lion Donna Cross
3rd Vice-President - Lion Liberatore Ciccolella
Secretary/Treasurer - Lion Renee' Burcham
Tail Twister - Lion Bernie Hesson
Lion Tamer - Lion Frank Dickson
Membership Chair - Lion Janet Artrip (co-chair - Judy Deer
Board of Directors:
one-year member - Lion Peachie Childers
one-year member - Lion Janet Roe
two-year member - Lion Valerie Dickson
two-year member - Lion Charles Francis
Lions Recreation, Inc.
President - Lion Charlie Buzzard
Vice-President - Lion Bernice Hesson
Secretary/Treasurer - Lion Lennie Roe
One-Year member - Lion Cindy Forman
Two-Year member - Lion Gerald Sturgeon
Lion Larry Poynter, chair of the scholarship committee, reported that the committee had over 15 applications to consider for the three scholarship this year. Cabell Midland is having its awards assembly on May 13. We will be awarding the scholarships on June 25.
Our next project is the Barboursville Charity Golf Scramble on June 1. Members who were assigned Tee Sponsors to get need to be working on getting them. If anyone would like to help Lion Charlie Buzzard get door prizes, please check with him.
Club treasurer Lion Chris McNeely reported that the club has over $1,000 in the administrative account and close to $10,000 in the activities account.
Four Barboursville Lions (L -R) Julie Sheils, Phyllis Smith, Charlie Buzzard, and Tom Turman presented flags and etiquette booklets to 113 fifth grade students at Village of Barboursville Elementary.
Lions Tom Turman and Julie Sheils are shown here with their fifth grade children. Lion Julie is a fifth grade teacher at the school.
Lions Charlie Buzzard and Lib Ciccolella presented flags and etiquette booklets to fifth grade students at Nichols Elementary. Shown here with the two Lions are teachers Diane Bowsher and Kelsi Cooper from left to right.
Lion Janet Artrip also helped with the presentations at Nichols. She is shown here with teacher Diane Bowsher on her right and teacher Kelsi Cooper on her left.
(L-R) Lion Lib Ciccolella, teacher Teri Crowder, teacher Scott Waugh, and Lion Charlie Buzzard are shown here after the Lions presented flags and etiquette booklet to fifth graders at Davis Creek Elementary.
Lions Charlie Buzzard and Tim Stephens are shown here with teachers Tabitha Nottingham and Heather Jobst following presentations of flags and etiquette booklets to fifth grade students at Martha Elementary.
We did not get pictures at our presentation of flags and booklets at Salt Rock Elementary. Two hundred sixty-eight fifth grade students total in the five schools received materials from the Barboursville Lions Club. At each school the students learned about the Lions organization, the Barboursville Lions Club, and the Barboursville Leo Club. The students were very attentive and courteous at each school. They are to be commended.
April 9 Club Meeting:
We inducted new member Lion Julie Sheils at our meeting; however, I did not have the camera to take her picture being inducted. I am including her picture here as she helped with the flag presentations at Village of Barboursville Elementary.
Assignments were made for the flag presentations at five area elementary schools: Nichols, Salt Rock, Village of Barboursville, Davis Creek, and Martha.
Spring Pancake Breakfast
I wish to personally thank Lion Lib Ciccolella, chairman for the breakfast, for a job well done.
Our expert pancake flippers: Lion Larry Poynter and Lion Dr. Charles Francis
Our kitchen workers: Lion Phyllis Smith, Lion Tennyson Thornberry, and Lion Donna Cross
Our coffee maker supreme: Lion Bernie Hesson
Our 50/50 Lion: Lion Judy Deer. Our club will be splitting $167 with the winner of this drawing. Winner will be called on Tuesday, April 9 at our next club meeting.
Three seniors from the senior center. Sixteen seniors came to the breakfast.
Mayor Paul Turman attended our breakfast.
Mickey Mouse was in the house!!!
Thanks to the sixteen Lions who worked this project. If all money for tickets sold is turned in, the club will make over $1,1000. We served approximately 223 patrons.
March 26 Meeting:
Secretary of Agriculture Walt Helmick was our guest speaker, speaking as a licensed auctioneer. He told the club that he does auctions for non-profit groups for free and gave us the opportunity to use his auctioneering skills to raise money and have fun.
He is pictured with his wife Rita and club president Lion Charlie Buzzard.
Global Membership Chair Lion John Pinkerman inducted his former student and long-time friend Lion Tim Stephens. Lion Charlie Buzzard is his sponsor. Lion Tim has already gotten involved in the club with the Leo program and will be writing articles for the club. Again, a BIG LIONS ROAR for Lion Tim!!!!!
5K chair Lion Renee' Burcham presented a report of the financial expenses and revenues to the club, noting that the bottom line is that the club will make over $3000. Thanks, Lion Renee' for a great job as the 5K chair.
Lion Renee' said that there were about 40 tote bags left over from the 5K. The club plans to sell them for $5 each. If a Lion buys one, the money will be deposited in our administrative fund. If a non-Lions purchases one, that money will go into our activities fund to support our community.
It was noted that scholarship applications continue to come in with the deadline for getting an application in is April 15.
Spring pancake breakfast chair Lion Lib Ciccolella reviewed what has been done and what is yet to be done for a successful spring pancake breakfast. He is to be commended for doing a great job as chair of this committee.
The club voted to do flag presentations this year at area elementary schools. This has not been done for a few years.
Barboursville Lions 5K
Forty-five dedicated runners and walkers participated in our 5K. Lion Ashley Hesson came all the way from Bethesda, Maryland, to run the race, coming in 24th. She is pictured with the Hesson family above. Lion Charlie Buzzard (first picture) came in 44th out of 45, choosing to walk this year rather than run. He still received a metal for a third-place finish in his age group 60+. Through the sponsorship of St. Mary's Medical Center as our corporate sponsor, and supplemented by six $100 sponsors (Advantage Toyota, Woody's Kitchens, Wyngate Senior Assisted Living, Graphic Solutions, Delegate Doug Reynolds, and Delegate Kevin Craig), the club raised over $3,000 dollars. We appreciate every one of them and give them a BIG LIONS ROAR!!!
March 12 Meeting:
Seventeen Lions were in attendance. If you were not there, you missed an excellent homemade meal cooked by Lion Janet Artrip.
Our guest speaker was Olivia Milam, who is a VISTA volunteer. VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America. As a volunteer she works for AmeriCorps in a program called Success By 6. Since West Virginia ranks 44th among all states for child well-being, this is a very beneficial program. Part of what she does is provide parents of infants and toddlers with support, especially low-income parents. Her presentation was well received by those in attendance.
Barboursville Lions Club/St. Mary's Medical Center 5K chair Lion Renee' Burcham showed the club the totes and metals that will be given out at the 5K. She reviewed and clarified assignments for race day. She also stated that we have two $100 sponsors for the 5K. We are hoping for more to supplement the $2,500 corporate sponsorship by St. Mary's.
Spring Pancake Breakfast chair Lion Lib Ciccolella updated the club on plans for this project. Several members committed to work. We can always use your help.
I want to commend Lion Renee' and Lion Lib for doing an excellent job as chair for each project. Each of them would appreciate any help you can give them.
The club came to an agreement that we display our charter and presidents' plaques at our pancake breakfasts in the Barboursville Community Building. These items could also be displayed at our first meeting of the new year when the District Governor makes an official visit.
The club is planning a Spring Membership Round-Up. Those in attendance were given a sheet on which to write the name(s) of prospective new members, their address, phone number, and email address. If you were not in attendance, I will be sending this form to all members who have an email address. I encourage you to get at least one new prospect to consider attending a Spring Membership Round-Up Meeting on April 9, 2013. I am asking that you provide me with this information by no later than March 26. This will give me time to send out a letter of invitation to these prospective new members.
February 26 Meeting:
Our guest speaker this evening was Tim Stephens, former sports columnist for The Herald-Dispatch. Tim is currently working with young people in the Barboursville area. He indicated that he really likes to work with young people, directing them in Bible study, service to the community and beyond. They have gone on mission trips, but they also have fun going to amusement parks, ball games at Appalacian Park, etc.
Tim would like to incorporate his group of young people into the Barboursville Leo Club. He said that some of his group is already in the Leo club, and he believes that enough of them will join to make it possible to have the Leo club chartered. He informed me that his young group really likes to do service work, whcih is what our Leos do.
One final thing, Tim has agreed to join the Barboursville Lions Club. The board approved his application at a board meeting following the regular meeting. We plan to induct Tim at our next meeting on March 12.
Plans continue to move forward on our upcoming projects. Lion Renee' Burcham updated the club on our 5K, which will be on Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 P.M., at the Barboursville Community Park. Chair for the spring pancake breakfast Lion Lib Ciccolella reviewed what has been done and what needs to be done to get ready for our Spring Pancake Breakfast on April 6. Lion Bernice Hesson distributed pancake tickets to be sold and posters to promote the breakfast. Finally Lion Larry Poynter updated the club on the Barboursville Charity Golf Scramble on June 1.
Membership Chair Lion Renee' Burcham told the club that we would be having a spring round-up for new members in April. Each member is asked to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for potential new members. Follow-up letters will be sent to these possbile new members inviting them to attend a meeting in April to check us out.
I encourage more of you to attend meetings to enjoy fellowship and become more involved in making our club even more successful.
February 12 Meeting:
Our guest speaker was Jeanette Rowsey, author of a book entitled The Lost Village of Barboursville. She did a power point presentation featuring the history of Barboursville, which is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. Jeanette said that she has not finished the book yet, but plans to finish it prior to the July 4th celebration.
Since the presentation was somewhat more lengthy than usual, the business meeting was abreviated. President Buzzard made a report about the upcoming 5K Run and the spring pancake breakfast. He reviewed the list of Lions who are to get tee sponsors and stated that he would send this list out again to members. Lion Bernice Hesson gave out posters and tickets for the spring pancake breakfast.
Two new presidents' plaques were displayed along with the original charter of the club. The proclamation from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was also displayed.
Please note! There will be a board meeting following our next club meeting on February 26.
70th Anniversary Celebration
Lion Bernice Hesson and Lion president Charlie Buzzard pose in front of the picture of Dr. W. D. Bourn, the first president of the Baroursville Lions Club. Below his picture is the charter.
I wish to personally thank Lion Gerald Sturgeon, Lion Lennie Roe, and Lion Bernice Hesson for sharing the history of the Barboursville Lions Club.
I also wish to thank Lion Charlotte Adkins for serving as the chair of the committee which organized this celebration. Other members of her committee were Lion Bernice Hesson, Lion Betty Buzzard, and Lion Janet Artrip. I extend a special thanks to Lion Clayton Cremeans who produced the nice program. It was extremely well done and very professional looking.
Our entertainment for the evening was provided by Emily Kinner, a junior at Cabell Midland High School. She sang the National Anthem and four other songs. I think some of our younger Lions really appreciated her music. I am not sure about what some of the older Lions thought.
One final thank you to all of you who purchased raffle tickets and even sold some. If you attend the meeting on Tuesday evening, February 12, you will learn what we made from this raffle won by Lion Betty Buzzard.
Following are some pics from the celebration.
This banner was donated by Lions Norman and Charlotte Adkins.
My apologies to Lion Gerald and Lion Lennie for not getting a picture of each one of you. Again, thanks for sharing club history.
January 22 Meeting:
Vice-District Governor Amanda Means was the guest speaker at our club. She spoke about her goals for next year as District Governor. After her speech she inducted new member Lion Judy Deer who was sponsored by Lion Janet Artrip.
Plans are moving forward for our 70th Anniversary on February 9, 2013, at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Barboursville. Members were given raffle tickets to sell for a 32" Samsung LED TV donated by Walmart. Raffle proceeds will help pay for expenses incurred by our anniversary party, with additional funds earmarked to meet needs in our community.
Dates have been finalized for the following events:
5K Run - March 24 Lion Renee' Burcham is chair of this committee.
Spring Pancake Breakfast - April 6 Lion Lib Ciccolella is the chair of this committee.
Barboursville Lions Club Charity Golf Scramble - June 1 with a rain date of June 8 The chair for this committee is Lion Larry Poynter.
Lion Larry Poynter, chair of the scholarship committee, reported some slight changes to the scholarship application. Serving on the scholarship committee with him are Lions Sheri Vance and Lib Ciccolella.
Two other committees have also been formed: the audit committee chaired by Lion Chris McNeely, with Lion Lennie Roe and Lion Charlie Buzzard serving with him.
January 8 Meeting:
Our guest speakers were Zelma Workman and Mary Wallace, child-care specialists who work at Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital. This hospital is totally separated from the main hospital to provide for the special needs of children. The specialist use certain props like those shown in the pictures above to alleviate fears and concerns of children in the hospital. Thanks to Lion Chris McNeely for inviting them.
Lion Chris brought several guest with him in addition to the two speakers. They included his wife Mary Jane and their two children. He also invited Ben and Jessica Sandy, Ryan and Brandon Hatfield, and Joe Overstreet. We are hoping to see these young guests become members of our club.
President Buzzard showed those in attendance two awards patches that the club had been given by Lions International. They are a Membership Excellence Year-Round Growth patch for 2011-2012 and a Branch Club patch for sponsoring a branch club at Marshall University.
Lion Renee' Burcham, chair of the 5K Run/Walk to occur March 24 at Barboursville Community Park, informed the club that we have permission to use the park that day and use Orman Hall's shelter at no cost to the club. She has asked Lion Fred Kitchen to promote the event through news releases. The cost of participation will be $20 prior to the race and $25 on the day of the race. Lion Sherry Vance will work at getting the shirts made again this year. Also, St. Mary's Medical Center will be our corporate sponsor at the $2,500 level. We are asking our members to get sponsors at the $100 level to help fund the shirts and metals given to participants of the race and to make additional money for this project.
President Buzzard also reviewed his seven goals for the year, stating that all of them have been achieved or will be achieved. One of the goals was to have a flag presentation at local elementary schools. This is a project that has not been done for a few years. Club members will volunteer to present flags and etiquette information about the flag. As part of this presentation, they will promote the Barboursville Lions Club.
Breakfast With Santa
Senior Brunch No pictures taken
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Selling Apple Butter
Christmas Food Baskets:
November 27 Meeting:
We inducted two new members:
Fred Kitchen sponsored by Lion Bernice Hesson
Patrick Francis sponsored by Lion Charlie Buzzard
A big thanks to Zone 2 chairman Lion Gary Watson from the Lesage Lions Club who inducted these two new members.
This now brings our membership to 41 regular members, 3 members-at-large, and one student member.
The club finalized plans for activities in December. They include the following:
Breakfast With Santa (Dec. 1)
Senior Brunch (Dec. 3)
Ring Bells For Salvation Army (Dec. 8)
Christmas Dinner (Dec. 11)
Selling apple butter at Foodfair (Dec. 15)
Collecting and assembling food baskets (Dec.21)
Food basket delivered (Dec. 22)
NOTE!!! For times of each of these activities, check the calendar.
A "Happy New Year"
November 13 Meeting:
Our guest speaker this evening was Ernie Barger, Technical Resource Manager from Applachian Power. He talked about ways to save power in our homes by having a Home SMART Energy Assessment. One of our members had an assessment done this year, and some other members signed up for an assessment of their home.
Those in attendance voted on a club winner for the Peace Poster Contest. Students from Barboursville Middle School participated in the contest thanks to their art teachers, who helped promote the contest. The poster of the first-place winner will be sent to the district for judging.
Lion Christine Hall, chair of the Salvation Army Day, got members to sign up to work a two-hour shift ringing the bells on Saturday, December 8.
The club decided to continue the food basket program for Christmas, spending about $50 per family for about 10 to 12 families.
Jack Artrip/Jim Earls Memorial Apple Butter Day was a great success!
Many thanks to Don Jenkins, who lent two apple butter kettles and also worked nearly all day helping us make apple butter. He is the tall gentleman in the red sweatshirt.
Additional thanks goes to another non-Lion, Patrick Francis, son of Lion Charles Francis. He worked several hours stirring apple butter (He is shown in the second picture above.) and helped us can it late into the evening. I told him that his dad ought to get him to join the Barboursville Lions Club. He seemed open to the idea.
There were 16 dedicated Lions who worked this project. So far there has been over one thousand dollars worth of apple butter sold. There still are many jars (pints only) left to sell. I still have 68 pints of NO SUGAR ADDED and 81 pints of REGULAR. If someone wants a quart of apple butter, we will sell them two pints for the price of one quart ($8) since we are out of quarts. If they ask to buy pints, sell each pint for $5 per pint.
October 23 Meeting:
Two new members were inducted. They were Lions Frank and Valeria Dickson. The induction was performed by PDG and current state cabintet secretary/treasurer Lion John Pinkerman.
October 9 Meeting:
John May, winner of the 50/50 drawing held at the Fall Fest Pancake breakfast, was given a check for $120.50 by Lion president Charlie Buzzard.
Pastor Pete Davidson, executive director of the Huntington City Mission was our guest speaker tonight. He gave a very inspiring talk about the mission and all of its services to those in need. He was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a check for $100 by president Charlie Buzzard.
Lion Orman Hall finalized getting tee sponsor commitments from Lions members. The scramble will be on October 20. Those members who still have tee sponsors to get meed to turn them in to Lion Orman this week in order for him to get signs prepared.
Lion Janet Artrip reported on final plans for the apple butter day on October 27.Lions need to sign up prospects and get applications completed and checks written by prospective new members prior to the next meeting on October 23. The member who gets the most prospects to attend this orientation will receive a $20 gift certificate to O'Charley's. The person who gets the most new prospects to join will be given two buffet dinners at Golden Corral.
Sept. 25 Meeting:
Past District Governor Lion John Pinkerman inducted a new member into our club tonight. He is new Lion Liberatore "Lib" Ciccolella. Lion Lib even worked our pancake breakfast prior to be inducted. Lion Charlie Buzzard is his sponsor.
Lion Lennie Roe was awarded the "Leonard Jarrett Award" for his many years of service in the club.
Lion Renee' Burcham also received a "Leonard Jarrett Award." This award is given to a deserving Lion when the club gives $1,000 to the West Virginia Sight Conservation Foundation. She was quite surprised in receiving this award. Lion Renee' has been a member of our club for about a year and was instrumental in getting our 5K Run/Walk started earlier this year.
The final award given went to Lion Orman Hall. He received the "Melvin Jones Award" named after the founder of Lions International, Melvin Jones. Lion Orman has served as the club's Lion Tamer for many years and has been responsible for the success of many of our projects including our pancake breakfasts, golf scramble, and our apple butter day.
Several members of our club were awarded a chevron for years of service in our club.
The business of the evening involved making plans for our upcoming golf scramble and apple butter day.
Sept. 11 Meeting:
Leos Jessica Burcham and Isabella Vance spoke to our club about their experiences at Camp Horseshoe this summer. Both girls shared with us that they enjoyed the camp and learned some leadership principles while having some fun and meeting new friends.
Leo Jacob Burcham also spoke about his experience at an engineering camp that he attended. Our club helped fund his trip to this very exclusive camp attended by students from all over the United States. We could tell from Jacob's presentation that he learned much and had a great experience at the camp.-
Lion Bernice Hesson continues to liven up our meetings with entertaining tail-twister activities. Thanks, Lion Bernie.
All members who attended this meeting were asked to turn in their registration form and check if they planned to attend the District 29-O Fall Conference, which will be held in Barboursville this year.
Members who had beef raffle tickets filled out were asked to turn them in. The drawing for this raffle will be on November 3 at the District 29-N Conference at Pipestem. Any member who was given raffle tickets to fill out but has not done so needs to turn them in at our next meeting on September 25. If one of our members wins the drawing, the meat will be donated to a local charity.
President Buzzard assigned members to work various tasks at the Fall Fest Pancake Breakfast.
August 28 Meeting:
Lion Tom Turman and Jack McKenna spoke at our club meeting tonight about the vision they have for Lions field. They plan to secure some grant money to upgrade the field to ensure that the field becomes more than "the hole."Tonight was the last night for Lion Ashley Hesson as a member of the Barboursville Lions Club. She is moving to Washington, D.C. to start her career. We gave our best wishes to her.
Fall Fest Parade trolley will be leaving K-Mart parking lot at 5:30 for those of you who want to get on it there.
Members will be contacted about assignments for the Fall Fest Pancake Breakfast. For those of you who are selling tickets to the breakfast, be sure to turn all money in to Lion Bernice Hesson. Any unsold tickets should also be returned to Lion Bernice.
The deadline for registering for the District 29-O Fall Conference is Sept. 14. If you did not turn in your registration form and money last night, you can bring them to the next meeting on Sept. 11 or send them in on your own. I am hoping that you will attend the conference since it is here locally.
Please return all Beef Raffle Tickets filled out by the next meeting. They need to be turned in to Lion Charlie Buzzard at the next meeting on Sept. 11 or the following meeting on Sept. 25. Thanks for participating in this project. Remember that our club will donate the beef to a charity if one of our tickets is a winner.
August 14 Meeting:
Cabell Midland football coach Luke Salmons spoke to our club about the upcoming football season. He said that the team is much improved and is looking forward to a very successful season. He brought along Lowell Farley, who will see a lot of action on the football field this year. Lowell is a member of The Barboursville Leo Club
serving as club president this year.
The club will be participating in Fall Fest on September 13 with Lions and Leos riding a TTA trolley and passing out candy during the Fall Fest Parade. On Saturday, September 15, the club will have its annual Fall Fest Pancake Breakfast at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue. Price is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and children under 4 eat free. The breakfast will run from 7 A.M. until 11 A.M. Both Lions and Leos will work this project. Club members will be selling tickets in advance, but patrons can purchase tickets at the door on the day of the breakfast.
The 29-O Fall District Conference will be held at the Holiday Hotel Inn and Suites on Route 60 on September 21 and 22. We are anticipating that many of our members will be able to attend this conference.
July 24 Meeting:
Dana Holmstrand, A VISTA associate with Huntington Food Bank spoke to our club tonight. She explained the circumstances confronting many kids who go to school hungry in our area. Furthermore, she stressed how detrimental to the physical as well as academic well being not having adequate food was for many young people. She explained how there was a difference between the Food Bank, which distributes food to various agencies, and a food pantry, which provides food to those in need directly from its stock of food as well as clothing items.
Fifteen members and one guest were in attendance.
President Buzzard presented his "seven" goals for this year. Also he revealed all the activities and projects that the club will be involved in through December.
The final order of business was to explain to those club members in attendance that the club members had an opportunity to buy or sell raffle tickets for a quarter of beef with money raised going to the West Virginia Sight Conservaton Foundation. The money will be used to purchase new mobile eye screening equipment
July 10 Meeting:
District Governor Donna Pinkerman made her official visit to our club this evening. Governor Donna is serving as District Governor for a second time. Her theme for this year is TEAMWORK GET'ER DONE. She reviewed her goals for this year, emphasizing the importance of growing our membership and working with other clubs. The Governor was presented a check for $100 for her favorite charity, the West Virginia Sight Conservation Foundation.
Audrey Conn, daughter of David and Deana Conn, was presented the Willis Hertig/Claud Thornburg Memorial Scholarship check for $1,000 and a memorial plaque. Presenting the check was Lion Janet Artrip, chairperson of the scholarship committee.
President Charlie Buzzard presented Audrey Conn and Cassidy Conn with a" Leo Completion of Service Award" for their four years of service in the Cabell Midland Leo Club and the Barboursville Leo Club.
Audrey and Cassidy sang a song for the club at the end of the meeting. It topped off a great night in which our new Tail Twister, Lion Bernie Hesson, did a great Tail Twister activity that left all of those in attendance laughing and having a great time. Lion Bernie promises to do more Tail Twisting at our next meeting.
June 26 Meeting:
Pictured above are the new officers for 2012-2013:
President, Charles Buzzard; 2nd Vice-President, Phyllis Smith; 3rd Vice-President; Donna Cross; Secretary, Marjolee Brady; Treasurer, Christopher McNeely; Tail Twister, Bernice Hesson; Lion Tamer, Orman Hall, Membership Chairperson, Renee' Burcham; and Board of Directors: Charlotte Adkins, one year; Linda Brady, one year; Peachie Childers, two years; Janet Roe, two years.
First Vice-President Larry Poynter was not in attendance.
I wish to personally thank First Vice-District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas for doing a really nice induction ceremony.
In the first picture above Benjamin Russell receives the John T. Fife Memorial Scholarship presented by Lion Janet Artrip.
In the second picture above Laken Adkins receives the Roger Allen Hesson Memorial Scholarship presented by Lion Bernice Hesson
The third picture shows both recipients. The third scholarship will be presented on July 10 to Audrey Conn, who will be receiving the Willis Hertig/Claud Thornburg Memorial Scholarship.
Each recipient has received or will receive a $1000 scholarhsip to use at their discretion.
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