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On November 24th, the Westminster Maryland Lions Club, in coordination with the City of Westminster’s holiday Miracle on Main Street event, provided apples, oranges and candy canes as part of the Santa’s Treat activity for Kids. The event is actually a series of fun activities for young and old alike to enjoy and get into the holiday spirit. The Westminster Weis Market donated the oranges for the event.

Pictured are members of the Westminster Lions Club preparing the bags containing the apples, oranges and candy canes as well as Lion’s Bob Coursey and Richard Hosfeld preparing to hand a bag to the children as they enter the Westminster Public Library. In addition to the apples and oranges our club, under the leadership of Lion Wendy Beares, set-up a coloring activity table for children to create a lions face using paper, crayons, and paste. Club members are shown working on the coloring table prior to the opening of the library for Santa’s Treat.

To see more photos, go to http://lionsclubofwestminster.org/112418_SantasTreat.html

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8 November 2018 was Veterans night at the Westminster Lions Club meeting at the Westminster VFW post 467 hall. Veterans in attendance represented the military services from Vietnam to the present. Each veteran was introduced and provided a brief statement of their military branch, time and location of service duty. Lt. Col. Yoho, was the guest for the evening. He discussed his military background and his responsibilities as Department Chair of the Military Science ROTC Program at McDaniel College.

Pictured here are Lion Lee Miller and Lt. Col. Yoho.

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From Lion Lee Miller:

On July 26th my name was drawn to select a recipient for our "Cash for Caring" program. Knowing all first responders have been underpaid/unappreciated unsung heroes in our community, my choice was a well deserving local police officer from the Westminster Police Department. On Saturday July 28th I spoke to Sergeant Lambert and Chief Spaulding about our program and its intention. To avoid any problem with an officer receiving cash as a gift, I asked that the department use the money to reward the most deserving officer of the day. They were both elated to receive the gift and said they greatly appreciate what the Westminster Lions club has done and continues to do. I told them both that the club looks forward to working with the City of Westminster at the Fallfest in September and to consider joining our club sometime in the future. The attached picture shows Sergeant Lambert receiving the gift card and cash at the local police station. 

Thank you, to our own "Cash for Caring" committee and fellow Lions for permitting me to participate it the program. It was most rewarding.

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The coins collected in the fountain at Westminster Town Mall for the month of July will benefit the Westminster Lions Club Leader Dog efforts.

    

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The Westminster Lions Club has awarded scholarships to Westminster-area high school graduating seniors to apply to their college expenses. At the club’s July 12th meeting at Westminster VFW post 467, the students were recognized and received their scholarships. Pictured from the left: Robert Hayes, Westminster Lions Club Scholarship Chairman; Brandon Arbough from Westminster High School who will be attending Millersville University; Kaelin Astlin from Westminster High School who will be attending Ann Arundel Community College; Matthew Hale from Westminster High School who will be attending Carroll Community College and Jeanette Morris Westminster Lions Club Immediate Past Present. Not pictured: Xavier Joseph from Winters Mill High School who will be attending Carroll Community College.

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June 16, 2018 - Westminster Lions Club served lasagna, salad, bread, and various desserts provided by volunteers at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen.

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The Westminster Lions Club donations night was held May 24th at Westminster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467. The lion club Treasurer, Charles Hedges introduced representatives from each of the organizations and presented the donations accordingly. Shows from the left: Lion Jeanette Morris, Westminster Lions Club President; Erin Bishop, Boys and Girls Club of Westminster; Charles Hedges; Karen Rau, Shepherd’s Staff; Celene Steckel, Westminster Bureau of Aging; and Dr. Joyce Mahoney, Sober Truth. Not shown, Sandy Miller, Westminster Municipal Band. For more information about the Westminster Lions Club, visit lionsclubofwestminster.org.

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May 2, 2018 found 56 people who painted beautiful birdhouses. All of the money is going toward “Lions Saving Kids Sight”. Thank you to all who came out joined us! You can see more photos here:  http://lionsclubofwestminster.org/050218_PaintNight.html

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Janice A. Kispert, CEO of the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS), was the speaker at the April 12th meeting of the Westminster Chapter Lions club, held at the Westminster Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 467. Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) provides free counseling and other support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. They also offer prevention education programs and professional training in order to eliminate sexual violence through education and advocacy. Jeanette Morris, President of the Westminster Lions Club, is shown on the right, presenting a donation of $500.00 to Janice Kispert.

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April 26, 2018, some Westminster Lions attended the District 22W Leader Dog Banquet.  Here President Jenny Morris presents the club donation at the banquet.  More pictures can be foun at http://lionsclubofwestminster.org/042618-LeaderDogBanquet.html.

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On February 13, the Westminster Lions Club presented the State Troopers in Westminster and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department special 'Goodie Bags". They were very much appreciated - see http://lionsclubofwestminster.org/021318_Troopers.html for the thank you we received.

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On November 26th, the Westminster Maryland Lions Club, in coordination with the City of Westminster’s holiday Miracle5on Main Street event, provided apples, oranges and candy canes as part of the Santa’s Treat activity for Kids. The event is a series of fun activities for young and old alike to enjoy and get into the holiday spirit. The activities include the electrifying Holiday Electric Parade, preceded by the Jingle Bell Run, the lighting of the holiday tree, caroling, and Santa's Treat for Kids. Pictured are members of the Westminster Lions Club preparing the bags containing the apples, oranges and candy canes.

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The Westminster Lions Club has awarded scholarships to Westminster-area high school graduating seniors to apply to their college expenses. At the club’s July 13th meeting at Westminster VFW post 467, the students were recognized and received their scholarships. Pictured from the left: Floyd Freyman, Westminster Lions Club immediate past president; Derek Konsen from Westminster High School who will be attending Keiser University in Florida; Diana Welliver from Westminster High School who will be attending Wake Forest University; Lexxi Segovia from Winters Mill High School who will be attending Lynchburg College and Justin Furr from Westminster High School who will be attending the University of West Virginia.

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We sponsored the American Heritage Essay Contest. Molly Meeter was the winner.

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April 27 found us at the Region 4 Leader Dog Banquet where President Floyd Freyman presented a check to the Leader Dog Program.

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January 21, 2017, found 7 Westminster Lions serving food at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen at the Westminster Church of the Brethen.

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On November 26th, the Westminster Maryland Lions Club, in coordination with the City of Westminster’s holiday Miracle on Main Street event, provided apples, oranges and candy canes as part of the Santa’s Treat activity for Kids. The event is a series of fun activities for young and old alike to enjoy and get into the holiday spirit. The activities include the electrifying Holiday Electric Parade, preceded by the Jingle Bell Run, the lighting of the holiday tree, caroling, and Santa's Treat for Kids.

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As part of our giving back to the community, the Westminster Lions donated a park bench to the Westminster Community Pond park.

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The Westminster Lions Club met on June 9th at the Westminster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 and made donations to organizations from the Westminster area. Club Treasurer Charles Hedges introduced representatives from each of the organizations and Club President, Richard Crunkilton presented the donations accordingly.

Shown from the left, Richard Crunkilton; John Byrne, Commander VFW Post 467; ; John Paris, Westminster Baseball Association; Donna McGuire, Special Olympics of Carroll County; ; Don Rowe, ARC of Carroll County; ; John Wiekel, Carroll Hospice; Greg Wantz, Westminster Municipal Band; Karen Scott, Therapeutic Riding and Bill Vandergrift, Carroll County Schools Tournament of Champions.

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The Westminster Lions Club donated $500.00 to the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland at the White Cane Banquet hosted by the Hampstead Lions Club on 24 May at the Hampstead fire Department Hall.

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The Club donated $200 worth of snacks to the WESTMINSTER COLD WEATHER SHELTER last month. Thanks to Barb and Russ Mills who obtained and delivered a variety of packaged foods to help sustain homeless individuals.

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A tip of the hat to organizer Ted Burnett and the 12 Lions who helped prepare and serve 121 meals at the SOUP KITCHEN at the Westminster Church of the Brethren on Saturday, February 20. Ted reports also that from July to December 2015, the Club donated 395 cans of food to the food pantry.

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On November 28th, the Westminster Maryland Lions Club, in coordination with the City of Westminster’s holiday Miracle on Main Street event, provided apples, oranges and candy canes as part of the Santa’s Treat activity for Kids. Pictured are members of the Westminster Lions Club preparing the bags containing the apples, oranges and candy canes as well as Club members passing out the bags to children and families as they enter the Westminster Public Library.

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The Westminster Lions Club met on May 28th at the Westminster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 and made donations to organizations from the Westminster area. Westminster Club Treasurer Charles Hedges introduced representatives from each of the organizations and presented the donations accordingly.

Shown from the left, Thomas Eshelman, President Westminster Lions Club; Corey Wilt, Voices For Children Carroll County; Joe Weikel, Carroll Hospice; Shelby Uhrin, ARC of Carroll County; Donna McGuire, Special Olympics of Carroll C ounty; Sandy Miller, Westminster Municipal Band; John Paris, Westminster Baseball Association; Tom Shaffer, Commander VFW Post 467 and Lion Charles Hedges.

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On Saturday, May 2, the Westminster Lions Club provided lunch to the homeless at the  LOAVES AND FISHES SOUP KITCHEN.

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On Saturday, 29 November 2014 at the Westminster Public Library, the Westminster Lions Club provided holiday treats (apples, oranges, candy canes and ornamental charms) to all family members attending "santa's treat" activities as part of the Westminster City annual post Thanksgiving parade and tree lighting .  Here Lions Russ Mills and William Green handing out treats to the children attending Santa's Treat.

The Westminster Lions Club has awarded scholarships to Westminster-area high school graduating seniors to apply to their college expenses. At the club’s July 10th meeting at Westminster VFW post 467, the students were recognized and received their scholarships. Pictured from the left: Jalna Brown, Westminster Lions Club immediate past president; Elizabeth Poole from Winters Mill High School who will be attending York College of Pennsylvania; Bob Hayes, Scholarship Committee chairman; Margo Huffman from Winters Mill High School who will be attending the University of Maryland and Kenneth Williams from Westminster High School who will be attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Not Pictured is awardee Kimberly Robinson from Westminster High school who will be attending Colorado State University.

The Westminster Lions Club met June 12th at the Westminster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 and made donations to organizations from the Westminster area. Lion President Jalna Brown introduced representatives from each of the organizations and presented the donations accordingly. Shown from the left, Gary Hammett, Young marines of Carroll County; Tom Shaffer, Westminster VFW Post 467; Jalna Brown; Jennifer Gambino, Carroll Hospice; Sharon Smith; Arc of Carroll County; Doug Goodson, Westminster Little League Baseball and Laurie Brewer, Special Olympics of Carroll County.

Additionally, this year, the Westminster Lions club has made donations to The Westminster Fire and Hose Company; Carroll County Fireworks fund; Shepherd Staff; Maryland Eye Bank; the Maryland School for the Blind; Diabetes and Leader Dog's.


 

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