TENNERTON — Two members of the Tennerton Lions Club attended the Lions District 29- I Fall Conference at Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Lion Nicholas Cutright, immediate past president and membership chair, and his wife April attended. Also attending was Frank Becker, secretary of Tennerton Lions Club and Zone 5 Chair for District 29-l, and his wife Sheila.
At lunch on Saturday, October 29, Past International Director Steve Glass, presented a power point, Leadership Development Opportunities. Lion Nicholas and Frank attended the 29-I cabinet meeting, where Lion Frank gave his report on Zone 5. They also attended seminars, including Serving as an Officer, presented by International Director Jeff Gans, Service Projects, presented by PID Cindy Gregg, and Journey of Service, presented by Council Chair Sue Long.
At the banquet, also on Saturday night, the keynote speaker was International Director Jeff Gans. A number of awards were presented to lions in attendance. Lion Frank Becker was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for his work as secretary. The award was for 100% Secretary Award for 2021-2022. The last event of the evening was the parade of checks from the clubs.
The Tennerton Lions Club made the following donations: WV Lions Sight Conservation, $1,000; Lions Clubs International Foundation, $1,000; Leader Dog, $250; Pilot Dog, $250; Romney Student Work Program, $200; Romney School for the Blind Recreation Program, $300; and District 29-I Disaster Relief, $200, for a total of $3,200 donated. The district collected $56,400 that evening.
The Tennerton Lions Club also donated over 1,000 pairs of used eyeglasses. A box of glasses from the Central Upshur Lions Club was also delivered. The eyeglasses will be delivered to a recycle center in Richmond, Virginia where they will be cleaned and packaged to be distributed to people in other countries where they cannot afford glasses. At events like this, lion’s leaders are trained and motivated to go out into our communities and work to achieve our motto: We serve!