Meetings

Dave King,                   President

Don Gesick,                 1st Vice President

Scott Stewart               2nd Vice President

Phil Reese                      3rd Vice President

Bob Mauger,                Secretary

Ben White,                   Treasurer

Kristen Harris               Membership Chairman

Dorothy Kavanaugh,    1 Year Director

Jo Ann Seaman,          1 Year Director

Carol Yurt                     2 Year Director

Jeannie Mauger              2 Year Director

Brian Fox                      Lion Tamer

Jeff Seaman                 LCIF Coordinator

David Rosen,                Immediate Past President

Ray Anklam                PDG Barb Bachman   PDG George Bachman

Kim Barlag                  Dr. Pete Bickel            Susie Braskett           

Kathie Butler               Pam Coulter                Pat Deskins                 

Danny Dickerson         Madeline Douglas      Dan Fawcett               

2nd VDG Lilane Fox    Pam Good                  Mayor Lee Gray         

Paul Gregg                 Jeff Harris                    Jim Hatem                 

Bernie Hatem             Jennifer Hrusch           Chelsie Huffman         

Bob Hulvey                 Debbie Hulvey            Shirley Jacobs           

Cathy Kilbourn            Phil King                     Sarah Kinney             

Bob Koch                    Cherie Koch                Shaili Kothari             

Shivani Kothari           Cris Kraft                     Darlene Kuzmic         

Craig Maxey               Ken Milliser                  Vanessa Niekamp       

Paul Parks                  Gary Peterman            Karen Robinson           

Jim Rogers                 Jaclyn Rohaly              Tom Romine               

Melissa Rosen           Dave Scheetz               Jacquie Self               

Joe Self                      Sonnie Stewart             Trish Stewart               

Janet Thiede              Nick Turner                   Jean Walrath               

Lillie Williams          

 

Pickerington Lions Club History:

75 Years of Service to Others

The Pickerington Lions Club was organized September 23, 1946, with the Canal Winchester Lions Club as our sponsor. There were 38 charter members that year, with Frank W. Fenstermaker serving as our first President.

Adhering to the Lions' motto of "We Serve", the club got right to work sponsoring functions for community entertainment and community improvements.

On June 7, 1947, our first Strawberry Social was held – an annual event for 37 years.  In December 1947, the first of numerous Christmas home decorating contests was held.  In March 1948, the first of four minstrel shows was sponsored.  And in September of 1949, the club held it's first Labor Day homecoming parade and fish fry, a yearly tradition that is eagerly anticipated by community residents even to this day.

December 1951 found the Club decorating the Pickerington Library, something the Lions continued to do at Christmas for many years.  In 1956 the Club planted and harvested a field of corn with proceeds going to Club projects.  The Club operated a booth at the Millersport Lions Sweet Corn Festival for several years and also worked to clean the Festival grounds for a number of years.  Light bulb & broom sales have been held annually for many years, as well.  Other activities have included sales of Halloween candy, Holiday fruit baskets & Entertainment Books, our White Cane Fundraiser and our annual Pickerington Lions Club Pizza Challenge.

Jim Catalfino, of Catalfino's Pizza,
with the Best Specialty Pizza Award
of 2010

 

 

 

 

So what has the Club done with the money raised from these projects?  A major beneficiary has been our schools: $1600 for a well before we had city water, $3000 for the athletic field, a piano, water fountain, band uniforms, the GOOD Program and support of athletic teams and booster groups.  We have also sponsored delegates to Boys and Girls State.

 

Innumerable Pickerington citizens have benefited from the Club's donations to pay for eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need.  Donations have also been made for eye operations and for the purchase of close-circuit TVs for magnifying printed material for the visually impaired.  Additionally, the Club provides ongoing monetary support to Pilot Dogs, Eye research, the Diabetes Association, the Cancer Society, the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory, Radio Reading Service, Camp Echoing Hills and other organizations supporting our common goal of service to those in need.

A project from the Club's very beginning - and one that continues to this day - was our sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop 256.  We also sponsor the Pickerington Leo Club in the high schools.

A large project over the years has been the construction and maintenance of the Terry O’Brien shelter house and storage building in Victory Park.  Over the past 20 years, the club has made several major contributions, including:  $10,000 to the Pickerington Senior Citizens Center, $5,000 to the Sycamore Park Covered Bridge Committee and $1,200 to the New York Firemen’s fund after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.  In the 2003-04 Lions Year, we raised thousands of dollars and put many man-hours into furnishing and dedicating a "soft room" at the Pickerington Police Department.  This room -- which looks like a family living room -- is used by police when interviewing children or victims of domestic violence to give them a more comfortable and safe atmosphere in which to talk to police.

Lion Connie McClellan delivers a portion of the club's food donations to Family Services

 

 

 

Lion Connie McClellen delivers a portion of the club's donated food to Family Services for Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

Most recently, we successfully finished our pledge drive for Campaign SightFirst II by raising over $5,000 for this important sight-saving project.

The members of our club take great pride in our long history of service to the community and we look forward to many decades of service to come.

 

Historical List of Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers 

Melvin Jones Fellowship Recipients from the Pickerington Lions  

Recent Club Awards & Honors

District Club of the Year:  2021-22, 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2015-16, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2008-09, 2006-07

Best Newsletter - 2019, 2018, 2013, 2012, 2011, 1995, 1991, 1983, 1981, 1979, 1978

Pickerington Chamber's Non-Profit of the Year - May 2022

District OH7 Humanitarian Award, March 2022

District OH7 Service Award, March 2022

Ohio Lions Foundation Gold Patron Award, March 2022

LCIF Certificate of Appreciation, March 2022

Russ Williams Chapter Award, March 2022

OH7 Hall of Fame Inductee:  PDG Paul Kelly, March 2022

Lion of the Year - Scott Stewart, June 2022

Rookie Lion of the Year - Pam Good, June 2022

OLF Founder's Award - Phil Reese, June 2021

Knight for Sight - Bob & Cherie Koch, June 2022

Knight For Sight - Jeff & Jo Ann Seaman, June 2022

Knight for Sight - Ken Milliser, June 2022

Melvin Jones Fellowship - Paul Parks, June 2022

Melvin Jones Fellowship - Jim Rogers, June 2022

International Presidential Award - Brian Fox, 2019

Council of Governors' Award - Brian Fox:  2020, 2018, 2017, 2016

Council of Governors' Award - Lilane Fox:  2018

Zone 4 Lions of the Year - Phil Reese, 2020, Bob & Jean Mauger, 2016;  Jo Ann Seaman, 2013

James Coffey Fellowship - Tom Brubaker, 2015

Betty Coffey Fellowship - Cherie Koch, 2017

Int'l President's Certificate - Lilane Fox, 2022, 2014;  Debbie Hulvey, 2019;  Brian Fox, 2014

Council of Governors Chairman's Award of Excellence - Lilane Fox, 2010

Honorable Mention - Website:  2012 Lions International Convention

Community Service Award, 2009 from the Pickerington Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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