Jackson Township Lions Club celebrates 51st Charter Night

The Suburbanite

51 JacksonT ownship Charter NightThe Jackson Township Lions Club recently celebrated its 51st Charter Night at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant at Akron Canton Airport. The Club was chartered by Lions Clubs International in September 1960.

Guest speaker was new Jackson Local Schools Superintendent Chris DiLoreto. In his remarks to the Lions Club, he said Jackson Local Schools’ 5,800 student district is ranked 18th in the state, ahead of all other school districts in the county. His goal is to improve upon this state ranking. He plans to use his 24 years of educational experience in the three interacting quantities of student performance, resource management and communication with the residences to lead the school system in continued excellence.

District 13-D Governor Dave Gauch, a member of the Crestwood Lions Club, was in attendance. The Jackson Township Lions Club is well respected in the District for its involvement in service to the community.

“It is great to be Governor of the District the Jackson Township Lions Club is a member,” he said.

Members who had Perfect Attendance include first year member Gary Wenning, three year members Don Dorkoff, Jim Leib and John Summers ; seven year member Chuck Cignetti; 10 year member John Whitmer; 14 year member Lou Kropff; 15 year members Joe Slade, Larry Wallman and Jim Zwick; 21 year members Bill Duell and Herb Snyder; 22 year year member Bill Burger; 25 year member Jarry Persinger; 31 year member Bill Hamill; 35 year members Rich Bowers and Ralph Manning; 37 year memeber Chuck Julian; 41 year member Ed Bachtel and 47 year member John Woodside.

The next fund raiser project of the Jackson Township Lions Club is Saturday, Oct. 8. This event is a Reverse Raffle at Massillon Eagles on Weirich Blvd NW.  Grand Prize is $2500. $100 tickets are available from any Lions Club member or call Ted Stuhldreher at 330-832-8133. The winner need not be present to win.

Ironton Ohio Lions Club shows spirit of civic group

ironton Ohio LionsClubIt would have been easy to just pack it up and call it quits. No one would have blamed the members of the Ironton Lions Club if they simply said they had had enough after vandals did more than $10,000 worth of damage to the Haunted Tunnel.

Instead, the volunteers with the small civic organization that has only a couple of dozen active members rose to the challenge because the need was too great.

Without the Haunted Tunnel and the money that it generates, the organization simply would not be able to support the numerous community projects it undertakes, including the largest of which is sponsoring a service dog for a man or woman who is vision impaired.

The Lions members simply would not quit, rallying to rebuild the tunnel — and making it better than ever — and continuing the tradition that is nearing two decades.

For their commitment and dedication, we recognize the civic club with this weeks “Good News, Good Neighbors” spotlight.