Swanson was invited to talk about an organization known as “Butterfly Moms,” a group of mothers who have experienced the tragic loss of a child. Swanson talked about her own experience with initial grief, her ultimate connections with mothers suffering a similar loss, and her initiative to organize this unique support group.
The group meets at Zion Lutheran Church on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.
Torie Swanson spoke at a recent Frewsburg Lions meeting about the group “Butterfly Moms” which is for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child. Welcoming her were Jon Anderson, program chair, left, and Gary Wells, Lions president.
Following Swanson’s talk, Lion President Gary Wells gave a brief overview of Lions commitment to community service. Jon Anderson then presented Swanson with a certificate of appreciation for her service to the community and also a candle centerpiece as a remembrance of her example of community service embraced by Lions Clubs international.
In the business meeting, Mike Wells announced that tickets for the upcoming spaghetti supper will be available at the next meeting. The supper will be on April 27. Pat Harvey reported that he has submitted more can tabs to the Kidney Dialysis Unit at WCA Hospital. The total that the club has collected is now 990 pounds. The Leo Club and the Lions Club are taking part in the Pennies for Paws campaign for the Humane Society.
Members voted to approve three delegates to the state convention in Buffalo. They are Don Dove, Danielle O’Connor and Gary Wells. Jerry Eklund gave an update on construction developments at The Relief Zone, which the Lions have supported.
Past President Tom Swanson read the proposed slate of officers for 2013-14. Members voted unanimously to elect the following officers: President – Robin Schroeder; first vice president – Danielle O’Connor; second vice president – Robert Anderson; secretary – Robert Sandberg; treasurer – Norma Eklund; membership chair – Robert Sandberg; financial secretary – Dennis Williams, tail twister – Wendell Berg; Lion tamer – Jerry Eklund; Directors: one year – John Gatgen and Randy Sherrick, two years – Thomas Holland and Dave Miller.
The next meeting will be Monday in the Frewsburg Central School community room.