Swanton Lions Club Installs Officers for 2022-2023

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The Swanton Lions Club held their Annual Installation Dinner on Friday evening at the Swanton Community Center and formally installed club officers for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  The officers, who were elected during a meeting in April and were sworn in by Past District Governor Nick Schmunk, are as follows:

President–Travis Weigel, Vice President-Dr. Mark Jones, Second Vice President-Scot Lawson, Secretary-Holly Lawson, Treasurer-Bill O’Connell, Membership Chair-Jenny Salyers, Lion Tamer-Lloyd Cass, Tail Twister-Dr, Mark Jones

Many members of the club were recognized for their attendance and contributions to the Lions’ programs and events during the past year and outgoing President, Jeff Patch, was given a plaque in recognition of his outstanding leadership during his term.  It was a peaceful transition of power.

The highlight of the evening came when long-time Lion member Scot Lawson was presented with the prestigious Melvin Jones Award by fellow members Dick Notestine and Penny Jones.  This award is not given out very often and requires a large body of benevolent work to even be considered.  The criteria for this award are below:

Exemplary service and dedication by a Lion to their club, their community and to Lions overall. Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

The Swanton Lions Club is looking forward to another great year of community service.

Scot Lawson and Dick Notestine

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