Notes from April 10th Meeting

Barbra SorkinThe meeting for the Uniontown Lions Club on April 10th 2013. King Lion Jim Laverick was absent, traveling for work, 1st Vice President Bob Kendall presided over the meeting. There was an official visit by 2nd Vice District Governor Barbra Sorkin. She congratulated the club on having over 60 members and good attendance for the meeting. Sorkin received laughs when she mentioned that Lion Ed Cikity was performing so well as Tail Twister that she might tap him as a speaker for an upcoming leader conference when she become District Governor.  2nd Vice District Governor Barbra Sorkin reminded the club about the Spring Leadership conference on April 27th and a District social in May. The 2nd Vice District Governor also announced that the club would receive a patch for the banner if all major officers attended the Spring Conference.

A letter was read as a part of the external communication recognizing the memorial day recognition of veterans and expressing disappointment at the lack of recognition of veterans of all wars. It was pointed out that the Memorial Day program was ran by the Uniontown Community Park and not the Lions Club. The letter was signed anonymously so it would be difficult to respond directly to the concerns but the letter will be passed on to the park board.

During the committee reports Lion Mark Troyer reminded the club that the Uniontown Lions Club Festival will be held August 7-10 2013 and that there could be a festival committee meeting on April 24 after the regular meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:30.

Heath Lions Club wins Club of the Year

The club was named “Club of the Year” recently at the annual convention of Ohio Lions District 13K in Zanesville. During the two day convention the Heath club and several of its members were recognized for outstanding performance during the past year.

Ohio Lions District 13K consists of 58 Lions clubs in Licking, Knox, Fairfield, Perry, Hocking, Muskingum, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Washington, Athens and Meigs counties. In addition to being named club of the year, the Heath club won second place in the Governors Contest, the Excellence in Effort Award, the Ohio Lions Foundation Award, the Lions Club International Foundation Award, District Humanitarian Award, the District Service Award, and the Russ Williams Chapter Award. Individual awards include the “Excellent President Award” to Fran Heimerl and the “Excellent Secretary Award” to Virginia Ream.

Marilyn Fraunfelter, Al Carrelli, Robert Lovett, and Bill Sisco received the Governor’s Award for their work on the governor’s cabinet. Bill Sisco received the International President’s Appreciation Award from Lions Club International President Eberhard J. Wirfs in recognition of his work in improving District 13K communications through the use of an e-mail news network.