29-L District Conference:

Three of our members, Lion Lib Ciccolella, Lion Bernice Hesson, and Lion Charlie Buzzard attended the conference in Parkersburg. We were entertained by a singing group of young people from the Parkersburg area. In the afternoon we attended a seminar. That evening we heard a keynote speech by International Director Robert Libin from Rego Park, New York.

Our club donated $3,750 in the parade of checks. Our club should be very proud of this in that we were third in donations behind Wheeling (roughly $13, 000 and Parkersburg $3,950.



New Member Installed:

On February 14, 2017, past president Lion Charlie Buzzard swore in our latest new member,  Marie Majdalany. Her sponsor, Lion Tommy Turman, was unable to attend her swearing in. In his stead, President Lib Ciccolella pinned Marie.



Four Chaplains Program

Lion Charlie Smoot and Lion Kitty Kelly-Smoot, members of American Legion Post #16, presented a program in honor and memory of those that gave THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

On February 3, 1943, a German submarine torpedoed the USAT Dorchester, carrying 902 servicemen, merchant seaman, and civilian workers off the coast of Greenland. The Dorchester sank within thirty minutes, taking a total of 672 men to their deaths. Among the casualties were four Army Chaplains who gave up their life vests and stayed behind to comfort and calm those who could not be saved. Arm in arm, they joined in prayer as the ship disappeared into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.


George Lansing Fox

Alexander David Goode

Clark Vandershall Poling

John Patrick Washington

Thanks to Lion Charlie and Lion Kitty for this very moving and inspirational presentation.


January 24 Meeting:


Five new members were inducted by Past District Governor John Pinkerman. From left to right, Lion Kelli Sobonya sponsored T-Ann See and Toney Stroud. Rachel-Miles Hoops, Scott White, and Jack McKenna were sponsored by Lion Tommy Turman.

Pictured above is Terri Keenan. Please excuse me for not getting the picture upright. I tried for an hour, but could not get it in the correct position. Terri received an operation that saved her sight. She had to go to Morgantown to have surgery and follow-up visits. For those who don't know, we give a thousand dollars each year to support the Leonard Jarrett sight progam in West Virginia. Because of this, Terri was able to have transportation, housing and all surgery costs paid through the Leonard Jarrett program.

Christmas Dinner:

Twenty Lions and five guests had a great time of fun and fellowship. Thanks to Lion Renee' Burcham and her daughter, Leo Jessica Burcham, for decorating and conducting the "Dirty Santa" gift exchange.


Salvation Army Bell Ringing:


Lion Lennie Roe and Ray Merritt started the day.

Lions Bernice Hesson and Donna Cross endured a cold two hours ringing the bells.

Lions Janet Artrip and Janet Roe endured the cold with Lion Janet Artrip getting a cup of coffee to warm her up.

I did not get a picture of Lion Kitty Kelly Smoot, Lion Charlie Smoot, Lion Christine Hall, and Lion Charlie Buzzard. All of these people are to be commended for working two-hour shifts on a very cold day. At this time I do not know how much money we collected. I do know that the kettle was full at the end of the day.


Breakfast With Santa:

Approximately 20 Lions and 20 Leos worked this breakfast on December 3, 2016. The latest word is that we made approximately $1,100. We also sold brooms and apple butter. We still have both available. Just see Lion Janet Roe at the Roe Insurance Agency if you are interested in purchasing either a broom or some apple butter. Both regular and no-sugar-added apple butter is still available for $8 per quart.

Apple Butter Day Pics:

Clendenin Flood Relief Project:

Twenty-two Lions and Leos spent a day in Clendenin helping to tear out water logged floor and to put up new wallboard. Our presidnet, Lion Lib Ciccolella, presented a check for $1,200 to the Clendenin Ministerial Association to buy food to replenish the food pantry.


Fallfest Pancake Breakfast:

Twenty-two Lions and 20 Leos worked the breakfast. We anticipate that we made approximately $2,400. Half of this will go for flood relief in Clendenin. The money will go to support the food pantries at churches in Clendenin. Thanks to all who worked this project. 



July 26 Meeting:

Former Lion Jack Mckenna spoke to us about the Lions Club Field, explaining to us all the improvement that had been made over the years. He continues to help with the upkeep of the field by moving it twice a week. For all that he has done for the Lions, he was presented with the Melvin Jones Award. He is truly deerving of this award.

First Vice-District Governor Lion LeeAnn Welch attended our meeting. She is shown to the left of Jack McKenna.

Lion Daryl White, who served as our Lion Tamer last year, was presented with the Leonard Jarrett Award. Lion Daryl has worked many Lions projects and Leo projects. Congratulations, Lion Daryl.

We inducted new member Joseph Weber. Pictured to his right is his sponsor Aaron Spurlock.


Lion Tom Turman, our Membership Chair, was presented with a Builder Key Pin for getting new members into our club.

These Lions received attendance pins for the year 2015-2016.


Officers 2016-2017:

President: Lion Lib Ciccolella

First Vice-President: Lion Bernice Hesson

Second Vice-President: Lion Donna Cross

Third Vice-President: Lion Peachie Childers

Secretary/Treasurer: Lion Janet Roe

Tail Twister: Lion Charlie Smoot

Membership Chair: Lion Tom Turman

Board of Directors: Lions Charlie Buzzard and Judy Deer (one year), Kitty Kelly-Smoot, and Martha Ferguson (two years)

Lions Recreation: President - Lion Lib Ciccolella, Vice-President - Lion Bernice Hesson, Secretary/Treasurer - Lion Lennie Roe and board member LIon Barbara Danford




Scholarships Awarded:

Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Cabell Midland High School graduates. Zachary Miller, the John T. Fife scholarship; Mary Morrison, the Willis Hertig/Claude Thornburg scholarship; and Collin Lee, the Roger A. Hesson scholarship.

Zachary Miller presented scholarship by Lion Dr.  Charles Francis

Mary Morrison presented scholarship by our president, Lion Lib Ciccolella

Collin Lee presented scholarship by Lion Bernice Hesson.

BLC Golf Scramble:

As of today (June 29, 2016) we have made $4,325.25  There are a few T-Sponsors yet to be turned in. We anticipate making at least $5,000.

Thanks to those of you who got T-Sponsors and door prizes; also thanks to those of you who worked the golf scramble.

BLC 5-K:

We made $2,992. Thanks to all of you who worked this project. 



Schedule of Projects:

Barboursville Lions Club/St. Mary's 5K is our next project on April 23. It will be held at Barboursville Park. We encourage you to register and participate in the 5K. Cost is $20 if you register by April 15. If you have a team of 5, the cost is $15 per person.


Barboursville Lions Club Charlity Golf Scramble at Orchard Hills on Saturday, June 4. Information about the scramble will be sent to club members soon. If you play golf, we encourage you to get a team of "four" together. Cost for the team is $200 or $50 per team member.

Spring Pancake Breakfast:

Twenty-two Lions and 18 Leos worked the breakfast. We made about $1500 after expenses.

March 22 Meeting:

Mayor Chris Tatum was our guest speaker. He spoke to us about the fact that the swimming pool will not be open this summer. Those wishing to swim will have to do so at the Kennedy Center pool on Route 2. 

He spoke extensively about the development of the Tannyard Yard complex and some of the businesses that will be there. This development should be completed in the next year.

Leo Spaghetti Dinner:

The Barboursville Leo Club had a very successful spaghetti dinner in February. They raised about $1500.

Ringing Bells For The Salvation Army

Christmas Party:

November 10 Meeting:

Since November 11 is Veterans Day, two of our Lions, Lion Charlie Smoot and his wife Lion Kitty Smoot presented a program that emphasized the importance of never forgetting our veterans who gave their lives or are missing in action. Lion Charlie is a Viet Nam veteran. Other veterans in attendance were Lion Lennie Roe, Lion David Massie, and Lion Steve Nash.


Members in attendance voted on their choice of the winner for the Peace Poster Contest. Grant Herrenkohl is the winner. His poster will be sent to District chair Ellen Saunders, and it will be in competition with other Peace Poster winners in the district. If it wins in the district, it will be entered into the International competition.


Lion Steve Nash and Lion Martha Ferguson were presented a green and white carnation by president Lib in rememberance of their brother Barry Nash, who died in the Marshall plane crash on November 14, 1970.


Please check the calendar for events this month and in December. Please note that there will not be a meeting on November 24.


October News:

Lion president Lib Ciccolella presented a check to Chris Tatum, who won the 50/50 drawing at our Fallfest Pancake Breakfast. Mayor Tautm donated his earnings from the drawing.

Lions Charlie and Betty Buzzard were presented with an anniversary cake and a boquet of flowers celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary. They also received a card signed by members in attendance. They wish to thank club members for celebrating with them.

Ice Cream Social:

A big thank you to Lion Mary Ann Massie for a very successful Ice Cream Social on October 5. We really owe a big thanks to her daughter as well as Lion David Massie. The home made ice cream was really delicious, and the cake walk was a lot of fun.

September 22 Meeting:

 The Bill Crews family was presented with a grave marker for Lion Bill.

Lion Delores Rozzi was inducted by past president Lion Charlie Buzzard. Lion Judy Deer is her sponsor.

 Kraig Barker from the EMS spoke to us about the Message in a Bottle and its importance


Fall Fest Breakfast:


Sam Morrison, shown here in this picture, told us the story of the bronze lion sitting on the table behind him. The Morrison family originated in Ireland. They placed the Lion into the International Art Expo in Paris, France in 1900. It won first place. The man that made the Lion statue was the last man to attempt to fly around the world. Mr. Morrison said that the man failed more than once in his attempts.

Breakfast Pics

Lion Lib Ciccolella and Lion Aaron Spurlock

Lions Peachie, Janet, and Betty

Lion Traci Hicks

Thanks so much, Leos

Lion Chris McNeely and Lion Larry Poynter made some fabulous pancakes.

September 8 Meeting:

Lion Charlie Buzzard performed the induction of five new members at our meeting. From left to right is Lions Charlie Buzzard and new members Aaron Spurlock, Ashley Ripley, Lisa McClure, Jeremy Clem, and Tamara Toney. Lion Tommy Turman, their sponsor, is standing next to Tamara.

President Lib Ciccolella prented Lion Bernice Hesson with a membership advancement pin .

Dates to remember this month:

September 17 - Fallfest Parade. If you wish to ride the trolley, meet it at K-Mart no later than 5:30

September 19 - Fallfest Pancake Breakfast

September 26 - Leo Kickball Tournament. We need Lions to serve as umpires or work the concession all day from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. You can simply work a shift of a couple of hours. The Leos would really appreciate our help and support.


Recruitment Ice Cream Social - Monday, October 5 @ 6:30 p.m.  Location: Barboursville Community Building

Leo Speaks:

Leo Ty Spurlock spoke to our club on our August 11 meeting about the upcoming Barboursville Leo Club Kickball Tournament. Ty said that there will be five teams consisting of 8 to 13 players on each team. Each team member pays an entry fee of $10 and brings a can of food to be given to the Cabell Midland Food Pantry.


The tournament will take place on Saturday, September 26, at two of the softball fields at the Barboursville Park. The Leos would like for the Lions to operate the concession on that day and provide at least four umpires for the games to be played.


Ty also explained that the Leos would like for the Lions to come to their next meeting on Sunday, August 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the softball field in the park. The Leos plan to demonstrate how kickball is played and to talk to the Lions about the concession that the Lions will operate. We need to support the Leos to make this project a succes


Camp Horseshoe:

Two Leos attended the camp in June. They came to our meeting on July 14 to talk about their camp experiences. 

Hannah Bledsoe spoke to the club about her experience at Camp Horseshoe. She said that she had a great time and learned much at the camp.

Will Turman also spoke about his experience at the camp. Both Leos gained leadership skills by their attending Camp Horseshoe. 



June 23 Meeting:

Four Cabell Midland seniors received a $1,000 scholarship.

Katherine Watson received the Willis Hertig Memorial Scholarship.

Brooke Alexander received the Claud Thornburg Memorial Scholarship

Mary Ann Ball received the John T. Fife Memorial Scholarship.

Kelsey Offutt received the Roger Hesson Memorial Scholarship.

Awards Presented:

Second Vice-District Governor Lion Charlotte Henson presented Secretary Lion Janet Roe  the "Certificate of Excellence Award" for completing all secretarial reports for the year.

Lion Peachie Childers received the Leonard Jarrett Award for her outstanding service this year. The award was presented by Second Vice-District Governor Lion Charlotte Henson.

Past District Governor Lion Jim McMillian presented "The Leo Club Advisor Outstanding Service Award" to Lion Charlie Buzzard (accepting on his behalf was his wife, Lion Betty Buzzard), Lion Tom Turman, and Lion Renee' Burcham.

Barboursville Leo Club president Jessica Burcham received the "100% Leo Club President's Award" for the club meeting all of the requirements to receive the award. The Leos are to be commended for all they have accomplished this year.

Officers for 2015-2016

Past District Governor Lion Eddie Queen inducted our new officers:

President: Lib Ciccolella

1st Vice President: Renee' Burcham

2nd Vice President: Donna Cross

3rd Vice President: Peachie Childers

Secretary/Treasurer: Janet Roe

Tail Twister: Delbert Artrip

Lion Tamer: Daryl White

Membership Chairperson: Tom Turman

Board of Directors

One-Year Term: Bernice Hesson

One-Year Term: Martha Ferguson

Two-Year Term: Charles Buzzard

Two-Year Term: David Massie

Lion Recreation, Inc. Board of Directors

President: Steve Nash

Vice President: Bernice Hesson

Secretary/Treasurer: Lennie Roe

First Year Member: Gerald Sturgeon

Second Year Member: Barb Danford






June 9 Meeting:

District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas presented Lion Charlie Buzzard with a patch for the year 2012-2013 to be put on our club banner. This patch was given for our club excellence that year. Lion Charlie was also presented with the President's Excellence Pin for the year 2012-2013.

The District Governor also presented president Steve Nash with the District Governor's Award for our club taking in 18 new members this year. We wish to thank Lion Tom Turman for getting most of these new members.

Teresa Boyd, director of volunteer services at the Huntington VA, was our guest speaker. She had many nice things to say about the VA and the services that volunteers provide there. She encouraged all of us to consider becoming a volunteer. She was given an application by president Steve Nash; she was also given a certificate for coming to speak to our club. Lion Steve feels confident that Teresa will be joining the Barboursville Lions Club.

Final plans were made to have another successful Barboursville Lions Club Charity Golf Scramble this coming Saturday, June 13.

Environmental Project

The Village of Barboursville Elementary was given 222 spruce seedlings. All fourth and fifth grade students will take a seedling home to plant.

93 fourth and fifth grade students at Nichols elementary were given a spruce seedling to take home and plant.

Martha Elementary was presented with 89 seedlings to fourth and fifth grade students to take home and plant.

At Davis Creek Elementary 85 students in the fourth and fifth grade were given a seedling to take home and plant.

A big thanks goes to Lion Judy Deer, who helped secure these seedling at no cost to us through the support of Agricultural Commissioner Walt Helmick.


Flag Presentations:

Village of Barboursville Elementary

Davis Creek Elementary

Nichols Elementary

Martha Elementary

Salt Rock Elementary

Thanks to the following Barboursville Lions who worked this project: Bernice Hesson, Deana White, Peachie Childers, Lib Ciccolella, and Charlie Buzzard.

May 12 Meeting:

The primary focus of the meeting was the Barboursville Lions Club Charity Golf Scramble, which will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Lion Larry Poynter, the chair for this project, identified those Lions who will get T-SPONSORS and those who will get DOOR PRIZES.

Leo Ellie White informed the Lions that the Leos planned to check with the Village of Barboursville to see if there could be some tree seedlings planted in the city.

Leo Ellie also updated our club on a project that the Leos plan to do. They are planning to make stuffed animals to donate to either Cabell Huntington Childrens' Hospital, the Huntington City Mission, or any other organization that cares for children.


State Lions Conference:

Seven Barboursville Lions Club members attended the State Convention in Charleston. They included President Steve Nash, Lion Charlie Smoot and his wife Lion Kitty Smoot. Shown at the same table in the first two pictures are Lions Charlie Buzzard and Betty Buzzard. Shown at a separate table at the banquet on Saturday evening are Lions Judy Deer and Janet Artrip.

On Sunday morning we attended the district breakfast where Lion Janet Artrip received a gift from District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas. 

In the final picture is shown International Director Jack Epperson, who was the featured speaker at the banquet on Saturday evening. He stopped by our breakfast before heading for home in Nevada.


Supporting the Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter:

Members from our club and other clubs in the Zone collected about a thousand pounds of dog food and cat food that was taken to the animal shelter. Thanks to all who participated.


January 27 Meeting:

Dr. Shirley Neitch was our guest speaker. She gave us a very clear understanding of dementia, and explained that alzheimers is a type of dementia. She further explained the differences between what is normal aging and what could be dementia. She talked about treatments for the disease and gave recommendations for dealing with it.

Food Basket Project:



Thirteen Leos and a number of Lions helped put the food baskets together on Friday, December 19.

We wish to thank the students at The Village of Barboursville Elementary and Davis Creek Elementary for collecting over 1500 non-perishable food items. Twenty-five food baskets were delivered on Saturday morning, December 20. Thanks to all the Leos and Lions who worked on this project.

Bell Ringing for Salvation Army:

We had a successful day ringing bells for the Salvation Army. We raised $546.09 at K-Mart and $477.43 at Kroger. The grand total was $1,023.52  Thanks to everyone who worked. Note the bell ringers below. I missed getting a picture of Lion Janet Roe, Lion Stacy Layne, Lion Ainslie McKinney, Lion Patrick Francis, Lion Betty Buzzard, and Lion Charlie Buzzard.

Lion Lennie Roe

Lion Rachael Smith and Lion Delbert Artrip

Lions David and Mary Ann Massie

Lion Janet Artrip

Leo Hannah Bledsoe and her dad, Lion Pat Bledsoe

Lion Charles Francis and Lion Bernie Hesson

Our Christmas Dinner:





November 11 Meeting:

We had a tremendous turnout of 41 Lions and guests. Several veterans (members and invited guests) were presented an American flag in support of  all they have done to serve their country.

Chuck Ricks from Cabell County Community Services Organization (CCCSO) was our guest speaker. He spoke about what this organization does for the community. Those in attendance were given a brochure detailing all the services that the organization provides.

Second Vice-District Governor Lion Charlotte Henson inducted a new member, Lion Sandra Merritt. Lion Sandra was pinned by her brother, president Steve Nash, who will be her sponsor.

Second Vice-District Governor Lion Charlotte Henson presented chevrons for years of service.

Ellie White, the Barboursville Leo Club secretary, talked to the club about what has been happening in the club, including meetings and developing a calendar for the year. At the last meeting at Billy Bob's there were 17 Leos and six Lions who attended. She said that the club is planning to work at the City Mission during Thanksgiving week helping to prepare food and serve meals. Club members are also planning to help at the Breakfast With Santa on December 6 at the Barboursville Senior Center. Leo will also help the Lions on Salvation Army Day on December 13. The club, she said, is also planning a trip to Co-Sci in Columbus this winter or next spring.

It was a very busy evening with those in attendance voting on the Peace Poster Contest winner. Note the posters lying on the table in the background.




October 28 Meeting:

Our guest speaker was Natural Resources Police Officer Clarence Nicely. He said that up till three years ago he was called a Game Warden. Now he has the authority to stop speeders, etc. He answered many of our questions. He made me understand that I no longer have to pay for a license or a trout stamp to fish since I am over 65 years of age.

We hope to see Clarence become one of us.



Jack Artrip/Jim Earls Memorial Apple Butter Day

The Turman family (Lion Tom and wife Lion Patty and their two Leo children, Will and Olivia, helped stir apple butter.

The Bledsoe's, Lion Patrick and wife Lion Diana and their daughter Leo Hannah helped stir.

Lion Kitty Kelly-Smoot helped Lion Tennyson Thornberry and other Lions and Leos can the apple butter. Thanks to all the LIons and Leos who helped make this project successful. A big thanks to Lion Bernie Hesson for serving as the chair of this project.


October 14 Meeting:

Jessica Burcham, president of the Barboursville Leo Club, came to our meeting to talk about what the Leo club will be doing during 2014-2015. The club will be working with Lions on our projects as well as doing some of their own projects. At the first meeting of each month a Leo will give an update about their activities.

Lion Bernice Hesson is the chair for the apple butter project. We will be making apple butter this Saturday from 5 a.m. until we finish. We will be making two kettles. One will be regular and one will be surgar free. We encourage all Lions to help pitch in to make this project a success. If you have orders for apple butter, you must pay Lion Bernie for what you take as you pick it up on Saturday evening.


September 9 Meeting:

District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas and Barboursville Lions Club president Lion Stephen D. Nash

To the right of president Stephen Nash are District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas, First Vice-District Governor E. Duane White, Second Vice-District Governor Charlotte Henson, Past District Governor Jim McMillon, Past District Governor Eddie Queen, Lion Kathy Stephenson, and (not shown) Past District Governor Donna Pinkerman.

Seventeen new members (WOW!) were inducted by First Vice-District Governor Duane White. Governor White, who had attended the Leader Dog school, had each member wear a blindfold to get a better understanding of what it is like to be blind. Next the governor had each new member turn around facing him to be sworn in.

Lion Janet Artrip was sworn in as membership chair by District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas.

Lion Donna Cross was given her ten-year pin by Governor Karen Hall-Dundas.

Lion Charlie Buzzard was presented an extension award for his efforts in chartering the Marshall University Lion Club


August 26 Meeting:

Our guest speaker was Mike Zaneski, who was formerly a member of our club. He spoke to us about the Al-Anon program, which provides strength and hope for families and friends dealing with family members facing alcoholism or drug addiction. In light of the extreme drug problem in our area, this was a very timely presentation.

Nineteen members and six guests were in attendance.

Note the following dates:

  • September 8 - Zone Meeting at Lesage Lions Club clubhouse at 6:30 p.m.
  • September 9 - Induction of members by First Vice-District Governor Lion Duane White
  • September 13 - officer training at Golden Corral in Cross Lanes from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
  • September 18 - catch the trolley at K-Mart by 5:00 p.m.
  • September 20 - Fallfest Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Barboursville Community Building

August 12 Meeting:

Past District Governors Donna Pinkerman and her daughter Kris Pinkerman attended our meeting. Lion Donna is the zone chair for our zone this year. In addition to them, there were about ten other guests at the meeting. Most of them plan to join our club. PDG Kris Pinkerman presented Lion Renee' Burcham with a Lion Key for getting new members.

July 22 Meeting

District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas made her official visit to our club, bringing greetings from International President Joe Preston. She indicated that his motto for this year is "Strengthen the PRIDE." His emphasis this year is on increasing membership. To go along with this, the District Governor has a motto: MEOW. "M' stands for mentoring."E" stands for encourage. "O" stands for outreach. And "W" stands for WORK. So, let's all MEOW!

The District Governor wants each club in the district to have a net increase of two by the end of the year; however, club president Steve Nash wants the Barboursville Lions Club to have a net increase of ten by the end of the year.

Second Vice-District Governor Charlotte Henson and District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas display the quilt that is being raffled off to support the West Virginia Sight Conservation Foundation. The quilt was made by Lion Charlotte's mother. Our club purchased a hundred dollars worth of tickets in addition to tickets purchased by individual members. The drawing for the quilt will be on September 27 at the District 29-O Fall Conference at Milton Baptist Church. If our club wins the raffle, it will be given that quilt. If our club sells the most tickets, we will receive another quilt that we can use to raffle off to raise additional funds.

Tail Twister Lion Lennie Roe had a little fun with our president by cutting off his tie. It was all in good fun!

District Governor Karen Hall-Dundas pictured here with our club president, Lion Steve Nash.


July 8 Meeting:

Barboursville Leo Club president Emily Kinner was presented with a Completion of Service Award and a check by Leo advisor Lion Charlie Buzzard. Emily will be attending Marshall University this fall studying for a degree in broadcast journalism. Our hope is that she will join the Marshall University Lions Club.

New president Lion Steve Nash revealed project chairs for projects from now until the end of 2014. Let's all get behind Lion Steve to make his year as president a great success.



June 24 Meeting:

Scholarship chair Lion Sherri Vance presents the Roger A. Hesson Memorial Scholarship check to Jordan Garcia.

Lion Lib Ciccolella presents the John Fife Memorial Scholarship check to Anna Sheils.

Lion Julie Sheils presents the Willis Hertig/Claud Thornburg Memorial Scholarship check to Taylor Risinger.

                 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

(L-R)  Anna Sheils, Jordan Garcia, Taylor Risinger

FIRST ROW (L-R) Lion Peachie Childers, 2 yr. board member;Lion Bernice Hesson, 2 yr. board member; Lion Renee' Burcham, treasurer; Lion Janet Roe, secretary; and Lion Steve Nash, president

SECOND ROW (L-R) Lion Julie Sheils, 2nd vice-president; Lion Valerie Dickson, one-year board member; Lion Frank Dickson, Lion Tamer;  Lion Lib Ciccolella, 1st vice-president; Lion Lennie Roe, Tail Twister; and Lion Donna Cross, 3rd. vice-president

Absent and not in the picture:

Lion Janet Artrip, membership chair; Lion Charles Francis, 1 yr board member

Past District Governor Lion Eddie Queen inducted new Lion Donna Fkih. Her sponsor is Lion Judy Deer. Lion Eddie also inducted all the new officers for 2014-2015.



June 10 Club Meeting:


Patricia Perry, executive director, of the new Village of Riverview Senior Living Community located at 1356 Riverview Drive in Barboursville, was our guest speaker. 

The facility, which is still under construction, will be open to new residents in September. It contains fifty-four units, and includes a sun room and a great room for residents and their families to enjoy. There will be home cooked meals provided by a professional chef.

Patricia stated that their mission is to provide a home-like setting which injects warmth, love, and humor into the lives of each and every resident and their families.


Fifteen Lions were in attendance. Lion Larry Poynter reported that the Barboursville Lions Club Charity Golf Scramble was a great success with the club making over five thousand dollars that will help provide scholarships, eye exams, eyeglasses, etc. 

The next club meeting on June 24 will be special. At that meeting we will be giving three one thousand dollar scholarships to deserving Cabell Midland High School students. We will also be inducting our new officers for 2014-2015. For those of you who have not been attending club meetings, we encourage you to make a special effort to attend.





Barboursville Lions Club Charity Golf Scramble:

A total of four teams (16 golfers) participated in the scramble.

Some of the players from years past were out of town or had other commitments. However, through the efforts of those who got tee sponsors, we were able to raise approximately five thousand dollars.

A big thanks to everyone who helped get tee sponsors. I especially want to thank Lion Lennie Roe and Lion Larry Poynter for making this project a great success. 

The following article will appear in The Cabell Standard.

                        The Barboursville Lions Club Has a Successful Golf Scramble

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, the Barboursville Lions Club held its annual charity golf scramble at Orchard Hills Golf Course in Barboursville. It was a great success on a perfectly beautiful day.

The club wishes to thank all the tee sponsors and door prize contributors for their support. With their generosity the club was able to raise nearly five thousand dollars.

This project, along with several other projects put on by the club, makes it possible for the club to support many needs. More than half of the money raised by the club stays in this local area. One hundred percent of money raised goes back into the community on the local, state, national, and international level.

Our club continues to seek out people in our community who have a passion for service. We invite you to attend one of our meetings. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue in Barboursville.

May 27 Meeting:

Lion Barbara Danford, who is an audiologist working with Dr. Touma, was our speaker at our meeting on May 27, 2014.

She spoke to us about the "Hear Now Program." This is a program provided by the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide assistance to those in need.

Lion Barb would like to donate one day a month to meet and screen applicants that have been approved to use her services. The screening could be done at The Barboursville Community Center with the approval of the city of Barboursville. Our club could provide financial assistance in this project.

Great news!!!  We have raised over $5,000 in tee sponsorships for our charity golf scramble this Saturday, May 31, at Orchard Hills Golf Course. I wish to express my thanks to all of you who helped get tee sponsors and door prize donors.


State Convention News and Pics:

Five of our members attended the Multiple District 29 State Convention at Stonewall  Jackson Resort April 25-27. Those attending were Lion Charlie Buzzard, Lion Janet Artrip, Lion Lib Ciccolella, Lion Judy Deer, and Lion Steve Nash.

Result of two votes:

Redistricting from four districts to three passed. If approved by LCI, this will go into effect in 2015-2016.

Dues will increase from $9 to $12 per year starting in 2014-2015.

Our new District Governor is Lion Karen Hall-Dundas from the Lesage Lions Club; First Vice-District Governor is Lion Duane White from the South Charleston Lions Club; Second Vice-District Governor is Lion Charlotte Henson from the Cross Lanes Lions Club.

Below are some pics from the convention.

I took a picture of a Lion who had a Leaderdog. The last pic is International Director PDG Bob Corlew of Milton, Tennessee.


New Members Inducted:

At our April 22 meeting we took in three new members. They are (L-R) Lion Jimmy Osborne, Lion Barbara Danford, and Lion Kelli Sobonya.

Lion Jimmy Osborne was pinned by his sponsor, Lion Charlie Buzzard; Lion Barbara Danford was pinned by her sponsor, Lion Bernie Hesson; and Lion Kelli Sobonya was pinned by her sponsor, Lion Judy Deer. Our club now has 44 members, which means we are minus 1 for the year. Hopefully we will induct a least two more before the end of the year.

Flag Presentations:

A total of five schools were visited: 

Nichols Elementary,Davis Creek Elementary,Salt Rock Elementary, Village of Barboursville Elementary, and Martha Elementary. Approximately 250 fifth grade students were presented flags and etiquette booklets.

Barboursville Lions Club 5K:

Eighty runners and walkers participated on this beautiful day. We wish to thank St. Mary's Medical Center for being our corporate sponsor.

Marshall University Lions Club Tableing

Lion Charlie Buzzard and Lion Judy Deer helped members of the Marshall University Lions Club recruit new members at a tableing at the Marshall University Student Center.

Zone Meeting:

President Charlie Buzzard receives the Team Up To Warm Up Certificate of Appreciation from Zone Chair Lion LeeAnn Welch for our club participating in the coat drive sponsored by the Huntington Downtown Lions Club.

Lion Charlie Buzzard presents a check for $250 to Marshall University Lions Club treasurer Shannon Dunn. As the sponsoring club we are providing this money as start-up funds. The Marshall University Lions Club will be having its charter night on Thursday, April 17, in room 333 of Corbly Hall located on the Marsahll Campus at the corner of 16th Street (Hal Greer Blvd) and 5th Avenue. Let's all show up that evening to support this club. You will have to pay a $10 fee to attend.

Spring PancakeBreakfast:

March 25 Meeting:

Lion Bernie Hesson, our Tail Twister this year, has put a lot of life into our meetings.


March 11 Meeting:

Past District Governor Lion Eddie Queen inducted Lion Steve Nash at our meeting on March 11, 2014. Lion Steve had dropped out of the club for about three years, but he is really glad to be back. Lion Charlie Buzzard is his sponsor. He pinned Lion Steve. The Barboursville Lions Club, on behalf of their president, wishes to thank Lion Eddie for coming to induct Lion Steve. Lion Eddie was very glad to do this induction of his good friend.

Lion Bernie Hesson passed out pancake tickets and posters to those who wanted to pre-sell the tickets prior to the breakfast on April 5, 2014. All 250 were distributed with Lion Lennie Roe taking the Lion's share. Go get 'em, Lion Lennie!!!

Lion Julie Sheils agreed to get the names of principals and fifth grade teachers at the five elementary school where our club will be presenting American flags and etiquette booklets later this month.

Treasurer Lion Renee' Burcham informed the club that St. Mary's Medical Center had sent the $3,000 as our corporate sponsor for the 5K Run/Walk to be held on April 19. Lion Renee', chair of the 5K, plans to make assignments for the event at our next meeting on March 25.

Our club is also sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest at Barboursville Middle School

February 25 Meeting:


 President Charlie Buzzard presented a Leonard Jarrett Award to Lion Lib Ciccolella and Lion Larry Poynter of the Barboursville Lions Club. Lion Lib and Lion Larry are very deserving of this award named after Lion Leonard Jarrett, who was instrumental in getting the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation started here in West Virginia (1959). It is the second highest award presented to Lions, with the highest award being the Melvin Jones Award, named after Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International (1917).


The Barboursville Lions Club has some very important events coming up this spring. They include the following:

            Spring Pancake Breakfast

            Location: Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue

            Time: Saturday, April 5,  7:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.

            Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12, children under 4 eat free


            Spring Round-up

            Location: Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue

            When: Tuesday, April 8

            Purpose: To recruit new members

            Prospects will be invited to join us for a meal and an orientation about Lionism.


            Barboursville Lions Club 5K

            Corporate Sponsor: St. Mary’s Medical Center

            Location: Barboursville Community Park

            When: Saturday, April 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

            Register on Tri-State Racer. com

            Registration fee: individual $20 by April 17

            $15 for teams of 5 or more by April 12


            For more information about the 5K,

            call Lion Renee’ Burcham  (304)634-1900


The Barboursville Lions Club, serving the community for 71 years, invites anyone interested in serving their community with a great group of devoted Lions to come to one of our meetings.  We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue, Barboursville, WV.  Come share a meal with us. We meet at 6:30 pm. 


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