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2014-2015 CLUB OFFICERS (Effective July 1, 2014)

 President - Doug Dame

1st Vice President - Steve Norton

2nd Vice President - Steve Edmonds

Secretary - Janie Hinson * Treasurer - Sondra Dame

Tail Twister - Lynne Tate * Lion Tamer - Alice Box

Membership Chairman - Anne Murphy

Eyesight Chairman- Steve Edmonds

Directors

Bob Hinson, Clyde Box

Past President - Larry Feldhusen

 

OUR HISTORY AND KEY EVENTS

STANLEY RODGERS - FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF INGLIS YANKEETOWN LIONS CLUB

Every Lions Club started with a dream –one or more people who wanted to have a Lions presence in their community.  For Inglis/ Yankeetown that was the dream of Stanley Rodgers. Lion Rodgers was one of the founders and the first president of the Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club.  Lion Rodgers career began in 1965 in Miami as a Florida State Trooper working the third shift.  In 1968 he was transferred to Inglis-Yankeetown  where he served as the only law enforcement officer within a radius of thirty miles. While in Inglis-Yankeetown he took an active role in the community activities. In 1972 Chief Rodgers established a Lion's Club in town, and became President of the local club and the P.T.A.  He worked with various clubs in raising funds and manpower to build a new baseball field and playground for the school. He spearheaded a project with the Lion's Club to build a new community building in Inglis. In addition to these activities he was an instructor at the Withalacoochee Vocational School and Santa Fe Community College. By 1977 Lion Rodgers had been transferred to Blountstown, Florida. In Blountstown he became a certified law enforcement instructor at Chipola Junior College and the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy. During this time he continued his education earning his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Criminal Justice Administration. While in Blountstown Lion Rodgers joined the local Lion's Club serving as President and District Governor. He was selected as Chairperson for the Council of Governors for Florida Lions. He was also selected by International President Jim Fowler in 1983 to be Parliamentarian of the International Lion's Convention in San Francisco, California.  In 1981 he was elected President of the Florida State Law Enforcement Organization and served on numerous state committees. He became a member of the National Trooper Coalition and was elected First Vice Chairman. After retiring from the Highway Patrol, Lion Rodgers began his Georgia Law Enforcement Career in Barnesville Georgia where he served from 1994-2001. In July of 2001 he became Chief of Police of Winder, Georgia. He remains very active in the Winder Community a member of the Lions Club, on the board of directors for the Peace Place, a battered women and children shelter, the Boy's and Girl's Club, and the Tree House Child Advocacy Center.  Inglis Yankeetown is fortunate Stanley Rodgers made a stop in our community.  He has dedicated his life to law enforcement, community service and the Lions Club.  Lion Rodgers personifies our international motto --- ‘We Serve’.

      

 

 

 

 

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