New Lions Club officers installed

By on July 9, 2018

An installation ceremony was recently held at Union Station Park for incoming officers of the Lions Club of Chili. The club elected George Bowles as the club president for the 2018-2019 year. Mr. Bowles has been an active member of the Lions Club of Chili for the past five years.

The club voted Bonnie Platt to serve as the new club secretary. The club’s vice-president will be Glen Martin and the treasurer will be Tom Platt.

According to Secretary Platt, “I am looking forward to leading various projects and continuing the Lion Club of Chili’s commitment to serving the community.”

Since its chartering in 1964, members have worked on a variety of projects in the Chili community, such as the medical loan closet at 3278 Union Street and high tech vision eye screening for young children. Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to annual scholarships at the three Chili high schools, holiday food baskets and benches at the town’s spray park. The club is also currently funding diabetes, environmental, and disaster relief projects.

The Lions Club of Chili has 29 members and meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Panorama Restaurant at 730 Elmgrove Road from September to June.  Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. To get more information or to become involved with the Lions Club of Chili, please contact Glen Martin at keyssanta@yahoo.com.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.

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