Tennerton Lions Club celebrates stellar year, installs new officers


BUCKHANNON—The Tennerton Lions Club met at the Tennerton United Methodist Church on Mon, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. They hosted District Governor Elect, Ruth Straley, as a special guest speaker. Straley talked about how proud she is to be a member of the Lions Club because of all the good work they do to help their communities all over the world. She stressed the need to bring younger members into the Lions Club to carry on their work. “We need to focus on how we can continue to grow as an organization and bring in new younger members,” Straley said.

The Lions Club participates in Festival Fridays throughout the summer at Jawbone Park. On Fri, May 31, the club set a record for the most money raised at any Festival Friday. “The crowd has been amazing so far at Festival Fridays,” Becker said. “They have purchased food and bought raffle tickets from us.”

Over the past year, the Lions Club has participated in the Adopt-A-Highway project three different times, bought eye glasses for a total of 21 people in the community, and donated a record breaking $11,769 back to their community. The Lions Club is proudly living up to their motto “We Serve”.

After the review of their yearly donations, the installation of New Officers was announced.

The New Officers for the 2019-2020 Lion Year are as follows:

Lions Club International Foundation Coordinator – Johnnaston Kimble

Tennerton Lions Club Directors – Larry Wamsley, Edith Casto

Site Chairperson – John Haymond

Tail twister – Nancy Ward

Membership Chairperson – Robert Anderson

Treasurer/Secretary – Frank Becker

Third Vice President – Vickie Walton

Second Vice President – Bob Garrison

First Vice President – Ann Slaughter

President -- Nicholas Cutright

The Lion’s Club will be hosting its annual service project called JAKES Day on Sat, August 17. This project, in conjunction with the National Wild Turkey Federation, plans to host 75 kids and 45 adults. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Stonewall Jackson Woodland Tracks. The Lions Club meets at the Tennerton United Methodist church the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Their next meeting will be held July 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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