New Cumberland Lion’s meet

Pastor Jeremy Alger (right) presenting a certificate to President Barb Blackwell (center) with Lion Tom Stiles (left), chairman of the Adopt-A-Highway Project. (Submitted photo)

NEW CUMBERLAND — Feb. 28, 2017, the New Cumberland Lion’s Club met with President Barb Blackwell calling the meeting to order. Lion Pam Stiles gave the invocation while Lion Joe Ghenne led members in the Pledge to the Flag of the United States. Lion Tom Stiles introduced our guest, Pastor Jeremy Alger from the Nazarene Church of New Cumberland.

Pastor Jeremy Alger, who has been with the Nazarene Church for seven months, presented a framed certificate to our club thanking us for our participation and efforts in the Adopt-A-Highway Project. The Nazarene Church is located near our highway cleaning project.

President, Barb Blackwell, noted that District Governor, Linda Leasure, had sent a Centennial Service Challenge Award of a Diamond Centennial Patch for 2015-16 for excellence in reporting by Secretary, Lion Jennifer Meeker. This will be placed on our Lion Banner by Lion Betsy Wells.

President, Barb Blackwell, presented a Certificate of Centennial Membership to John Briscoe and a Centennial Sponsorship to Bob Manypenny.

The minutes of the Feb. 14, 2017, meeting were read and accepted with no corrections. The Horseshoe Leadership Center sent a request for our club to sponsor and select a youth to attend a summer Leadership program session. Lion Bob Manypenny noted that in the past it was difficult to find someone interested in this program, therefore, our money and efforts are given for the Scholarship of the Month Program.

Lion Jim Wells, Treasurer read the financial report and the Parade of Checks. They were placed on file.

Old Business: Lion Betsy Wells passed out a signup sheet for food donations for our Soup Night which is March 14, 2017. Lion John Edwards reminded members that the Flag Day Program will be held at the New Manchester Elementary School on March 10, 2017, at 2pm. Volunteers are welcomed.

Lion minute: Lion Russ Flanigan stated that past presidents need to meet to select a slate of officers. Lion Bob Manypenny reminded members to sign cards for Lion John Ashcraft and Lion John Givens. Lion Joe Ghenne discussed ways to put more money into the “Lunch Fund”. Lion Russ Flanigan stated that the WV State High School Wrestling Tournament was very exciting and Oak Glen had six participants. Lion Tom Tate stated that past member Loranna Harris, who lives in Florida, is going to be inducted President of her local Lion’s Club.

Lion Dick Blackwell made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Lion Tom Tate. The next regular meeting will be March 14, 2017, at the New Cumberland City Building. This well be our Soup Night.