76th Charter Party...Bigger than Last Year!
Our Club has grown this last year, and dare I say gotten better. For those of you that missed it, here is a re-cap of the festivities.
It started with a Social Hour, as always, and with around 70 members and guests arriving, there was a lot of activity. Entertainment was the Aberdeen High School Jazz Band, who did a great job, so much so, that several couples joined in to dance. O'Brien's Catering received a standing ovation for the dinner.
Dist. Gov. Elect (DGE) Lion Monty Ward did the Inductions of new members. Dist. Gov. (DG) Lion J.D. Nellor presided over the induction of new club officers: Lion Steve Fowler - President, Lion Robert Braden - 1st Vice President, Lion Aaron Gillies - 2nd Vice President, Lion Mike Barkstrom - 3rd Vice President, Lion Erv Granahan - Secretary, Lion Judity Higgins - Treasure, Lion Candy Palmer & Lion Jene'e Bearden - Lion Tamers, Lion Andy Palmer- Membership Chairman, Lion Mike O'Connor - Tail Twister, Lion Andrea Leal, Lion Danielle Stanton, Lion Nancy Bryson, Lion Brian Peck and Lion David Wilhelms - Directors, Lion Al Waters - Past President.
Lion Al presented several Appreciation Awards. As a reporter I suck! I didn't think to write them down, so until I get a list from Al, let us just say he appreciates a lot, and said very nice things about all of them. Lion Al then introduced a new award not given in our club before..a music award to Lion Pat Wilhelms and Lion Bob Neisinger who have greatly improved our musical efforts as a club. The Bull Flinging award was presented to Lion Mike Barkstrom. Rookie of the Year was presented to Lion Steve Beck, Lion of the Year went to Lion Andy Palmer.
It was Lion Al's greatest pleasure to present the Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Lion Scott Berken, a long time member, board member and participent in so many projects. Well Deserved! Congratulations Lion Scott!!!
Another award for our club!
Ray Hodge, Aberdeen Lion, named
2016 Daily World Citizen of the Year!
Look what we Won!!!
BEST SERVICE CLUB!!
Thanks Everyone for recognizing our efforts to make our Community and the World a Better Place. We will continue our Mission, to live up to our motto .....
What we do.... We Serve!
We spend our year working and planning projects and fundraisers so that we can enrich our lives by giving back to the community. Paper Recycling, White Canes, Relay for Life and the Toast the Harbor are just some of the things we do, so that we can do this....
Organizations supported by the Aberdeen Lions Club In 2015-16
- 7th Street Kids
- Aberdeen High School - Food Ball
- Aberdeen Revitalization Movement
- Aberdeen Girls Softball Association
- American Cancer Society
- Coastal Harvest
- EyeCare WeCare Foundation
- Friends of Schaffer Park and Lake Sylvia
- Grays Harbor Clothing Bank
- Grays Harbor College Foundation
- Grays Harbor Young Life
- Habitat for Humanity
- Making a Difference for Grays Harbor Kids
- Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
- Poco Voce
- Project New Hope
- Salvation Army
- Union Gospel Mission
- YMCA - Strong Kids
Lions Club Organizations supported by the Aberdeen Lions Club In 2015-16
- Camp Leo - Diabetic Childrens Camp
- Leader Dogs for the Blind
- Pacific Foundation for Blind Children
- Lions Club International Foundation - Various Disasters
Other local projects supported by the Aberdeen Lions Club In 2015-16
- Buddy Bench
- Bicycles from Heaven (over 250 bicycles given to low income children each year)
- Eye Care for Low income residents of Aberdeen
- Hearing aids for Low Income residents of Aberdeen
- Aberdeen/Hoquiam Easter Egg Hunt
- Aberdeen Little League (we sponsor a team)
We look forward to another year of service to our community and to make life better for those that we can. We would love you to join us! For a Membership Application...click here.
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.