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PDG John Woodside was guest speaker at the Calcutta Lions Club meeting. (Submitted photo)

Calcutta Lions Club

CALCUTTA — Calcutta Lions Club met for their regular meeting on Oct. 25 at the Peter Metrovich Community Center.  King Lion Janet Christen called the meeting to order and led the invocation.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.  Lion Vicki Coalmer conducted tail twisting.  Minutes to the Oct. 11 meeting were distributed and approved as submitted.

The guest speaker was PDG John Woodside.  He spoke about the Melvin Jones District 13 OH4 Eye Care Foundation. He supplied a brief history of the foundation and its purpose.  He also spoke about the Lions who oversees MCECF and the finances.

A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers to ring the bells for Salvation Army on Nov. 26, at JC Penney in Calcutta.

The 50/50 was won by Dale McGaffic.

The next meeting will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 10 with no meal.

Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Area Seniors

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool Area Seniors met Nov. 10, with 19 members present. President June Mullen opened the meeting by welcoming everyone, and requesting a Bible reading from Alice Eckstein. Gail Grimm led us into reciting “The Lord’s Prayer”, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of “America”.

The roll call of officers and the reading of the minutes of Nov. 3 were by Secretary JoAnn Fickes. the minutes were approved and will stand as read.

Treasurer Gail Grimm read her weekly report, and took up a collection for the FISH Organization. The report was approved and will stand for audit.

Club Supervisor Martha Baxter reminded everyone that next week will be the Thanksgiving dinner. Brickers will cater and it will be served at noon.

A beautiful bouquet of pale pink and white carnations was won by LuLu Coplin, and she was escorted around the room by Ralph Samberson, while everyone sang “Oh You Beautiful Doll”.

This week’s lucky recipient of the 50/50 was Virginia Elsman.

Story time brought several funny stories from Wynn, Mullen, Grimm, and McCoy.

President Mullen called for motions to close, and the 1st motion was made by Diane Carnegie, and seconded by Samberson. Members sang “The Evening Prayer”, and the closing prayer was by Eckstein.

Wellsville Lions Club

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville Lions Club met Oct. 13 at the Wellsville Dairy Queen.

King Lion Doris Musselman called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Gary Malone said the invocation.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by Lion Cathy Wollam.

Lion Malone gave the Treasurer’s report.

King Musselman reported that 118 eye screenings were done at Southern Local Elementary, 147 at Garfield Elementary, and 57 at the village pre-schools.

Musselman discussed the Care and Share program for this year. Distribution of toys and food will probably have to be done earlier than usual since Christmas is on a Sunday this year. The committee of Lion Erin Orr, Lion Jeff Weekley, and Malone will have more details at the next meeting. Tag days for fundraising will be November 12 and December 3.

Breakfast with Santa plans are being finalized with the date to be Nov. 26, location to be announced.

The Card Game was won by Lion Brenda Raffa who did not draw the winning card from the deck. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.