Uniontown, Ohio LIons Club Inducts Three New Members

Last night we held our first regular meeting of year. Our special Guests were Deputy District Governor Jeff Snyder and his wife Lion Carol Snyder. The Deputy District Governor was on hand to induct and introduce out three newest members to the Uniontown Lions Club. Our newest members are Duane Clark, Bill Katzenmeyer, and Doug Mckita.  Lion John Birk was the sponsor of all three new members.

King Lion Bob was also allowed the privilege of making a special presentation to Lion Bud Bourn. Lion Bud was awarded the Golden Chevron for fifty years of service to the lions Club. Bourn first joined the lions on October 1st 1958.  He was awarded a certificate of service and a letter of congratulations from Lions International President Albert F. Brandel.

During committee reports, Lion Bob Moffat gave the wrap up of the 2008 Christmas party which was a huge success and a great time was had by all. Lion Jon Thomas announced that the deate for the first swiss steak dinner would be February 27th. This first event will be dinner only since it has taken longer to secure the bingo license than initially planned.

Lion Wade Miller announced that there has been some changes in the annual spouses night. Since the Carousel Dinner Theater has closed we are planning on attending Lolly’s Dinner show instead. The proposed date will be February 21st and we will have more information and a sign up form after the next regular meeting.

Santa and the Wizard of Yo make the annual Uniontown Lions Christmas party a success

Club members enjoying the evening festivitiesThe 2008 Uniontown Lions Club Christmas party (photo album)was held last night at the Uniontown Community Park. The park and clubhouse was festively decorated with wreaths and Christmas lights and we were treated with Hors d’œuvre before the festivities.

Our Christmas party chairman, Bob Moffat was the evening’s emcee and had Lion Bud Bourn lead the club in a verse of “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”.



Eric Monroe, The Wizard of Yo



After dinner the kids all ran to the front pf the club to secure their seats for the entertainment and course arrival of the big man. The evening entertainment was provided by the Wizard of Yo AKA Eric Monroe.

Eric began playing with a classic wooden Yo Yo at the age of twelve and said it was winning a playground competition that gave him the passion to keep throwing and eventually landed him a job with Sports Illustrated and Universal. Eric said one of his inspirations had been the Smothers Brothers who was responsible for at least one of the resurgences of the yo yo.



Eric showed several tricks and had the club joining in laughing and clapping along, even from the back of the room I could her my daughters and niece and nephew howling at various tricks like shoot the moon, which Eric nicknamed the black eye. Monroe finished by having Spot, his imaginary yo yo dog, jump into his pocket. Moffat then led the club in a chorus of Jungle Bells in usher in Santa Claus.

Lion Jim and Marlene Raker with SantaSanta visited with the children on his way up the front of the room and joked about sitting on one child’s lap.  As I looked across the room I saw wide-eyed gazes from all of the children, this was indeed the moment that they had been waiting for. The children waited for their names to be called and then went to the front to visit with Santa.

It was a great night for children and adults alike.




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