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Notes from Lions Club Meeting

The Edgefield Lion’s Club had its monthly meeting on Monday, August 13, 2012, in the Edgefield United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.   Lion members enjoyed a wide variety of food prepared by the members.

Lion President Roger Timpson welcomed members and recognized the guest speakers, Lions Charlene Frye, District Governor of 32-D from the Cayce-West Columbia area and Rick Pressly, 2nd Vice District Governor from Abbeville, South Carolina.

Also in attendance was Lion Henry Wofford, the longest serving Lion countywide with over 70 years of active participation in the Lions.  Lion Wofford stated that it was his love of serving others that was always in the forefront of being a Lion.

Lion Charlene Frye stated that the Lions have a history of serving citizens for 95 years!  She shared her experiences as a second generation Lion following her late father whom was very involved with the Lions.  In addition, her daughter Stephanie is now a third generation family member to be a Lion, starting from a Lion Leo Club.

Lion Charlene shared her experience attending the International Convention, where 55,000 people attended from all over the world and meeting the District Governors from different countries.

Lion Charlene also recognized Edgefield Lions Club as being one of the oldest established clubs of over 75 years.  October 11 will be World Vision Day and Lion Charlene challenged the Lions to bring a service to their community.  She shared many opportunities for the Lions to provide in the community especially students; the Leo Club and the International Peace Poster Contest with the theme of “Children Know Peace.”  Lions around the world believe in promoting peace and the importance of encouraging young people to think creatively.

The Lions Club Internationally created the Peace Poster Contest 25 years ago to foster a spirit of peace and international understanding in young people worldwide.

Following the presentation, Lion members shared questions and open discussions with the District Governor.

Afterwards, Lion Roger Timpson presented two Lion members with their anniversary pins; Lion Sam Watson received a 15 year pin and Lion Arlene Traxler received her 10 year pin.

Lion Secretary Carroll Wates gave a financial report with an update on eye exams and eyeglass approvals.

Lion members discussed upcoming activities, broom inventory and sales.

The meeting was adjourned with the next scheduled meeting on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 6:00 pm in the Edgefield United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 309 Norris Street.   The public is cordially invited to attend and share in the meetings.

Lion Club brooms are available from Lion members throughout the year.

Respectfully submitted:

Arlene Traxler