Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lorain Lions Install New Officers and Honor 2 Members with Melvin Jones Fellow Awards

Lion Bruce Bevan receives the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Lion President Tim Lombardi at the June 1 Installation Dinner.  This was awarded in particular for Lion Bruce's contribution to initiate the semi-annual Lions Pancake Breakfast, which has raised in the neighborhood of $150,000 to $200,000 since it's beginning.

Lion Bruce was moved and very emotional in his remarks lauding Lions and their mission and his gratefulness at receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow--the highest honor given to any Lion.

Lion Doug Kayle also received the Melvin Jones Fellow award, in particular for his leadership in organizing the 90th Anniversary events in 2012, which included bringing the Ohio School For The Blind Marching Band to participate in the Lorain International Parade, and providing a catered lunch to those band members following the parade.  There were many other events during the 90th Anniversary Year when Lion Doug served as club President, which are documented on this blog, for those interested in viewing those earlier blog postings.
We thank Lion Doug and Lion Bruce for their invaluable contributions to the Lorain Lions and congratulate them on a job well done!

Past Council Chair and PDG Sharon Parker installs Lion Rich Foil as membership chair.

PCC Sharon installs Lion Glenn Owen as Lion Tamer.

Lion Doug Kayle installed as Tail Twister.

Lions Vivian Fallis and Bruce McCartney were installed as Directors.

Lion Tammy Tansey and Lion Tom Bruno were installed (respectively) as 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President

Lion Ken Kayle being installed as Treasurer.

Lion Barry Buck installed as Secretary.

PCC/PDG Sharon congratulates President Elect Ralph O'Hara on his installation and wishes him well.

This was a very nice dinner and installation and we thank all the incoming officers for their willingness to serve Lions and Lionism in Lorain.  It's a great way to serve our community and people in need around the world.

President Elect Ralph laid out his plans and challenges for the club for the coming year in an inspirational speech.  Congratulations Lion Ralph!