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Union City Lions Club 2022 Summer Events

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Fly-in Breakfast

June 11th at the Randolph County Airport

Serving from 6:00am - Noon

**Set up is on Friday (6/10/22) at 1:00 pm

Contact:  Larry Amspaugh

Summer Lions Meetings

(We are trying something NEW!)

June 14th and July 12th

6:00 pm

At the shelter house in Harter Park by the horse arena.

Contact: Jim Dubeansky

Blood Draw

July 18th

Community Room

2:30-6:30

Contact: Hoddy Speight or Doug LeMaster

Work at the 4-H Fair

Monday, July 18th       from10:00am—4:00pm

Helping to serve lunch

Randolph County 4-H Fair Grounds

Contact: Owen Griffith

Lions Disc Golf Tournament (2nd Annual)

Saturday, August 6th

Big shelter house by the pool at Harter Park

8:00 am

Contact: Larry Amspaugh or Hoddy Speight

Heritage Days Parade

We are the Grand Marshals

Parade - Afternoon of August 6th

Þ We will drive golf carts in the parade

Contact: Larry Amspaugh

75th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, August 7th

12:00 Noon . . .  Covered Bridge Dedication at Harter Park

1:00-2:30 . . .  Music, Food, and at 1:30 a short program at Artisan Park

Contact: Owen Griffith

UC Rodeo Food

Saturday, August 13th

Selling Sausage Sandwiches and Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

During breakfast time and during the rodeo in the evening

By the Horse Arena in Harter Park

Contact: Larry Amspaugh

August Board Meeting

Aug. 23rd (4th Tuesday)

6:00

Contact: Jim Dubeansky

September Regular Meetings

Sept. 13th and 27th

Community Room

6:00

Contact: Jim Dubeansky

 


5/24/22

The Union City Lions officially ended the 2021-2022 Lions year on Tuesday with our Spring Friendship Night.  Lions and their guests enjoyed a meal of shredded chicken, Mac and Cheese, tossed salad, and chocolate cake.  The meal was catered by Roots and was held in the soon-to-open Roots Deli on Columbia St. in Union City.  The entertainment for the evening was provided by Amanda Livingston.  All in attendance enjoyed the music as Amanda played the guitar and sang.  Even though that is the end of our official year, the Union City Lions have BIG PLANS for a busy summer.

Amanda Livingston

 


 

5/10/22

The Union City Lions held the annual installation of officers at its meeting on May 10th.  The installation meeting began with a great lasagna meal prepared by Diana Dubeansky.  After the meal, the Union City Lions Officers for the 2022-23 Lions year were installed.  These are the Lions that will lead our club through this coming year.

Officers for 2022-23 are

    President                      Jim Dubeansky

    1st Vice President         Troy Rose

    2nd Vice President        David Lenkensdofer

    3rd Vice President         Len Hindsley

    Secretary                       Owen Griffith

    Treasurer                       Troy Rose

    Tail Twister                      Dan Green

    Lion Tamer                      Ed Speight

    1 Year Director                 Len Hindsley

    1 Year Director                 Tom Cline

    2 Year Director                  Rick Lacy

    2 Year Director                  Gary Miller

    Past President                   Doug LeMaster

    Membership Chairman      Larry Amspaugh    

We are looking forward to another great year led by these dedicated Lions members.  That will start with our Union City Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration on August 7, 2022, at Artisan Park.  Come join us as we celebrate 75 years as an active service club in Union City.

This is the last regular meeting of the 2021-22 LIons year as May 24th will be our Spring Friendship Night. That meeting will include Lions members and significant others and will be held at the location of the soon-to-open Roots Deli on Columbia Street in downtown Union City.

Union City Lions Club 2022-2023 Officers

(front l-r), President Jim Dubeansky, Troy Rose, Doug LeMaster,        and Owen Griffith

(back l-r), Larry Amspaugh, Gary Miller, Len Hindsley, Tom Cline,         Ed Speight, and Rick Lacy.

Not pictured: David Lenkensdofer

Outgoing Lions President, Doug LeMaster accepts a plaque for his dedicated service to the Union City Lions Club from incoming Lions President, Jim Dubeansky. 

 

4/26/22

Our Lion Has a Name . . . 

Introducing GUS

The Union City Lions Club had its regular meeting on April 26th at the Community Room in Union City, IN.  It was an exciting night with many guests present to witness the naming of our mascot.  The 27 people in attendance enjoyed fried chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, and pie prepared and served by Diana Dubeansky.  The focus of the evening was on our Lions Club mascot.  The mascot costume was the idea of Jim and Diana Dubeansky with Diana doing the sewing of the suit.  For the past few weeks, there has been a contest to name our mascot.  Local elementary school children participated in a coloring contest and suggested names for the lion.  The winning entry was submitted by Ava Nieport, a 2nd grader at Mississinawa Valley Elementary.  She suggested the lion be named Gus.  As her family watched, Ava was introduced to the club, signed Gus’ birth certificate, and received a McDonald's Gift Card, a check for $25 from the Union City Lions Club, and a Lions pin from Lions District 25D Governor Scott Smith.  Witnessing this event were Union City Indiana Mayor Chad Spence, and Union City, Ohio Mayor Duane Pouder, our Lions Zone Chairman, Jeff Manning from Saratoga, and Anita Hines, also from the Saratoga Lions Club.  

You should start to see Gus out and about at Lions functions and other city activities.  Gus also has some trips planned to other Lions Clubs around our district and across the State of Indiana. Please help us welcome Gus to Union City.

 
 
 
Club President, Doug LeMaster, Ava Nieport, Contest Winner, and “Gus” the UC Lion.
 
   
 
   
 
   

4/12/22

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday, April 12th at the Community Room in downtown Union City.  Diana Dubeansky, prepared a meal of turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, and pie that was enjoyed by the 20 members and two guests.  The program for the evening was presented by the City Manager of Union City, Steve Shoemaker.  Steve also serves Union City as its Fire Chief. Mr. Shoemaker spoke about the progress that is being made on some of the many projects going on in Union City right now.  His comments included information about Vision Corner and the collaboration between the city, Randolph Eastern Schools, Ball State University, and Ivy Tech.  BSU students and professors are working with RESC students on various projects.  Ivy Tech hopes to be able to offer some classes in Union City by 2023.  Steve talked about the Governor Issac P Gray housing edition located off of N. Plum street.  They are ready to start moving dirt in the new edition that will eventually include 60 homes.  He also mentioned that Group Therapy will be open soon and so will Roots Deli located beside HomeTown Coffee, all in downtown Union City.  A new cantina-style restaurant is planned for the corner of Columbia and Oak streets.  The rail tower was moved to Artisan Park last year and should have handicap accessible restrooms available in the next couple of months.  The city is building three new soccer fields on the west end of Harter Park and hopes to get some funding to update the swimming pool and the playground equipment in the park.  Mr. Shoemaker also talked about Workhorse and the positive news coming from them about creating jobs and building electric delivery vehicles.  Thank you, Steve, for a very informative program.

 
 
Pictured are UC Lion Rick Lacy and Union City's City Manager, Steve Shoemaker. 
 

2022 Union City Lions Easter Egg Hunt

April 16th at Harter Park


Spring Pancake Day is Saturday, April 2


Union City Main Site


Thanks to Blake Clevenger and Union City Jr/Sr High School's KISS TV for highlighting the Union City Lions Club on Cable Chatter.

Click HERE to watch the program.

 


3/22/22

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday evening, March 22 at the Union City Community Room.  The 15 members and 1 guest enjoyed a meal of sausage gravy, biscuits, and fried potatoes prepared by Diana Dubeansky.  The program for the evening was presented by Lawrence Sexton, the librarian at the Union City Public Library.  Mr. Sexton spoke about all the things provided by the public library from books (obviously) to wifi access, computer use, research, historical newspaper archives, meeting spaces, crafts, and instructional sessions.  Larry said they are working hard to grow their youth programs with craft kits, videos, and many other things.  The library is working to grow the outside of the building also.  They are working to plant more trees and shrubs, add more benches and make the library yard a true park area.  The library is completely funded by local taxes.  The Union City public library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11-6, and on Saturday from 11 until 3.  Larry encouraged everyone to get a library card and use the public library.

Pictured are Lawrence Sexton from the Union City Public Library, and UC Lions 1st Vice President Jim Dubeansky.


3/8/22

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday, March 8th at the Union City Community Center.  A meal of ham and beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, and a cupcake was enjoyed by the 20 members present.  The program for the evening was presented by the UCJSHS Science Olympiad Team.  Team members talked about the events they competed in when they went to the Science Olympiad Regional at Butler University on Saturday, February 26th.  The team competed in the 22 events and placed in the top 5 in 3 events.  The students explained their events and showed and demonstrated what they did.  UCJSHS Science Olympiad coach, Blake Clevenger also explained his role and made sure we knew he was extremely proud of the effort the students gave this year.


Pictured are Coach Blake Clevenger, Sullivan Thomas, Andrew Osornia-Machuca, Sylaris Denney, Josiah Bowers, Christina Sowinski.
Not pictured: Kalam Denney and Kayla Shafer.

       

        


Name The Lion

The Union City Lions Club has a new mascot and it needs a name.
 
The Union City Lions members visited the Mississinawa Valley Elementary School and the North Side Elementary in Union City, Indiana. The Lions club is promoting a contest of coloring the lion and giving the lion a name. The contest is having the First, Second, and Third grades at Mississinawa Valley submit their drawings and name for the lion. The North Side Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades will submit their drawings and name for the lion. Each school will have the teachers evaluate all drawings and submit ten students’ drawings from each school. The Lions Club will then judge the drawings and names to determine the winner of the contest. The winner will receive $25.00 and a Kids' meal at McDonald's. All other finalists will receive $5.00 and a Kid's meal at McDonald's. Assisting the Lions Club was Diana Dubeansky.
Mississinawa Valley Elementary
Pictured in the photo are; Larry Amspaugh, The Lion, Principal Stephanie Kemp, President Douglas LeMaster, Jack Anderson. Photographer Jim Dubeansky.
North Side Elementary
Pictured in the photo are; Jack Anderson President Douglas LeMaster, The Lion, Principal Mark Winkle, and Larry Amsbaugh. Photographer Jim Dubeansky.
 

3 Exciting Union City Lions Club Announcements

Our Spring Pancake Day is April 2, 2022, at the Union City Elks.  It will be INSIDE this spring.  Drive-through/carry-out will also be available.  Plan to come and enjoy the pancakes and whole hog sausage.  We are excited to be back inside for this event!

 

The annual Union City Lions Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Harter Park on April 16th at 1:00 PM.  Age groups for kids from 1-12 years old.

 

Keep this date open . . . Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Union City Lions Club will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary.  Activities are being planned at Artisan Park and at Harter Park.  Plan to come and celebrate with us.


2-22-22

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday at the new Roots Deli building next door to Home Town Coffee.  Diana Dubeansky served a delicious meal of tossed salad, shredded chicken sandwiches, mac & cheese, and pineapple upsidedown cake.  The program was presented by Jeff Manning from Manning Service in Saratoga, IN.  Jeff told us that the station was started in 1948 by his dad.  At that time they did automobile service with Jeff’s uncle Bob as the head mechanic.  Manning Service no longer works on cars and has had to find new and creative ways to make some income.  They sell kerosene heaters and wicks, mostly online.  Their main source of income right now is food in the form of pizzas and subs.  Mannings is also the location of the Saratoga Village Post Office.  Jeff is also our Lions Zone Chairman and he is the current president of the Saratoga Lions Club.  Jeff was accompanied by Anita Hines who is the secretary of the Saratoga Lions Club.

Pictured are Lions Zone Chair and owner of Mannings Service in Saratoga, IN, Jeff Manning, Saratoga Lions Secretary Anita Hines, and Union City Lion Troy Rose.


2-8-22

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday, February 8th at the Community Room in Union City.  Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, and green beans were on the menu for the first meeting in February.  The program for the evening was presented by UC Lion Dan Green.  Dan spoke to the club members about his experiences as he served in the United States Air Force.  Dan graduated from UCCHS in 1983 and joined the Air Force.  He became an aircraft mechanic which took him all over the world during his 27-year career. Dan spent time in Texas, California, Alabama, and Illinois in the states, and overseas in the Philippines, Germany, and Afghanistan.  Dan progressed to training maintenance workers and then managing maintenance jobs and finally, he got involved in computer programs that track the maintenance on specific aircraft.  Thank you for your service to our country, Dan.  We are very proud of you.

 
Pictured are Lion Dan Green and UC Lion'sPresedent, Doug LeMaster

1-25-22

The program for the Jan. 25th Lions Club meeting was "Route 47 Auto Sales and Service" of Union City, Ohio. Owner Lion Eugene Thomason introduced his head mechanic, Andy Sanders, and explained that complete service is available.  A lasagna meal was served by Diane Dubeansky.

Pictured is L-R is Lions program chairman Len Hindsley, Route 47 head mechanic Andy Sanders and Route 47 owner Eugene Thomason. 


1-11-22

At the Union City Lion's first meeting of 2022 on Jan. 11, Lion Larry Amspaugh presented the program. Larry, who is the Chairman of the Community Christmas in Harter Park, discussed the event and provide information regarding the attendance, donations, and the new Covered Bridge. Hundreds of cars attended the Community Christmas, over $9.000.00 was received in donations and the New Covered Bridge was decorated and lighted. 25% of the donations go to the organizations that helped with the gates and the remainder goes back to the Community Christmas committee to maintain the event and for additional decorations next year. Larry also mentioned that the Covered Bridge will be dedicated to Lions members both past and present this summer at the Union City Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration this summer. Larry thanked all those who helped with this project. This is the 16th year for the Community Christmas and Larry was congratulated for all of his hard work.

Pictured with Larry (left) is Union City Lions Club President, Doug LeMaster

The Union City Lions welcomed new member Lovie Farrington to the Club. Lovie was sponsored by Lion, and her husband, Sam Farrington. Pictured is Lovie receiving her Certificate of Membership from Lion President Doug LeMaster.


12-14-21

We met in December with our significant others for our fall Friendship Night. Good food from Roots and good entertainment from Amanda Livingston made for an enjoyable evening and a nice way to end 2021 and get ready for what is in store for the Union City Lions Club in 2022.

    


11-23-21

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday, November 23rd.  A traditional Thanksgiving meal was prepared by Diana Dubeansky.  The members enjoyed the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, and pumpkin pie.  The program was presented by Jeannette McIntire a sister to UC Lion Scott Flory.  Jeannette is a Quality Manager at 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics in Bluffton, IN.  20/20 Custom Molded Plastics employs 230 people in their Bluffton facility and their company headquarters is located in Holiday City, OH.  They manufacture a wide variety of custom plastic items for their customers.  The customer provides the mold and 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics uses plastic resin and stamps everything from small plastic gears, cart shelves, plastic storage tubs, port-a-pot bases, to burial vaults.  They also use some recycled plastic in the manufacturing of their products.

The Union City Lions also welcomed a new member to the club at the meeting.  Joining our great organization is Mike Peden.  Mike was sponsored by Len Hindsley and we would like to welcome Mike into the club.

 

Pictured are Jeannette McIntire and UC Lion Scott Flory
 
Welcoming Our Newest Member
Mike Peden is being welcomed into the Union City Lions Club by UC Lions President Doug LeMaster

11-9-21

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday evening, November 9th at the Community Room in Union City.  The evening started with a wonderful meal of ham and beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, and a cookie prepared by Diana Dubeansky.  The program was about the Art Hub which is located in downtown Union City, IN next to The Corner Cupboard.  Brent Cotter, Mary Boettger, and Susan Judelle took some time and explained what the Art Hub does and how it functions and displayed many pieces of various types of art.  It was founded with support from the City of Union City and from Frank Miller Lumber Co.  Brent explained that the Art Hub is an Art Co-op.  The member artists are either working artists or nonworking artists and a working artist is required to work at the Art Hub at least one day/month.  High-quality art is produced, displayed, and sold at the Art Hub in Union City.  The club was challenged to buy local art because there are many one-of-a-kind pieces for sale.  We were also encouraged to use the Art Hub in Union City for gift shopping, not only for Christmas but all year round.  Make sure you check out the Art Hub Union City on Facebook or stop by in person. (https://www.facebook.com/arthubunioncityindiana/ The Union City Art Hub is open on Wednesday from 12-4, Thursday and Friday from 11-5, and Saturday from 10-2.  Thanks to Lion Jack Anderson for arranging the program.  Jack is also involved at the Art Hub and sells some of his woodworking projects there.

 
Pictured are Brent Cotter, Mary Boettger, and Susan Judelle from The Art Hub Union City, and Lion Jack Anderson.

 

 

10/26/21

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, for the second meeting of October.  The meal for the evening of fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, corn, and peach cobbler was prepared by Diana Dubeansky, and enjoyed by the 20 members present along with 7 guests.  The UC Lions welcomed Indiana District 25D Governor Scott Smith from the Marion, Indiana Lions Club to the meeting.  Governor Smith brought words of encouragement to the club as he spoke of the importance of Lions and complimented the club for being a great, active organization.  He said that he feels that the “small Lions Clubs in small communities are the backbone of Lionism.”  He thanked the Union City club for all they do for the community.  Governor Smith also presented two membership pins, one to David Lenkensdofer (10 years) and one to Owen Griffith (15 years).  The Governor also presented a District Governor’s pin to UC Lions President, Doug LeMaster, and to our newest member, Jeremy Hart, and his sponsor, Dean Coats.  Other guests at the meeting included 1st Vice District Governor, Erick Schuman from Kokomo, District Governor from district 25F Jeff Locke, and his wife Angela.  Other guests were Zone Chairman Jeff Manning and Lions member Jim Nunez both from the Saratoga Lions Club.

Indiana Lions District 25D Governor Scott Smith

   

   Pictured L-R:                                                  Pictured L-R:

   Richmond Lion Angela Locke                    UC LIon David Lenkensdofer (10 years)

   District 25F Governor Jeff Locke                District 25D Governor Scott Smith

   UC Lions President Doug LeMaster           UC LIon Owen Griffith (15 years)

   District 25D Governor Scott Smith                       

   1st Vice District 25D Governor Eric Schuman

Pictured L-R

UC Lion Jeremy Hart

Indiana Lions District 25D Governor Scott Smith

UC Lion Dean Coats

 


10/12/21

The Union City Lions Club met on October 12th.  The 16 members and one guest enjoyed a tasty meal prepared by Diana Dubeansky.  The program for the evening was presented by Mr. Dick Webster.  Representing the Wesley United Methodist Church in Union City, Dick told us about Agape West.  Agape West is a non-profit that serves other non-profits in this area.  For a fee of $100/year, a non-profit can partner with Agape West and designate registered shoppers who may come and shop at the store located in the former Eagles building in Union City at 860 W. Chestnut St.  The store gets two semi loads of overstock or returned merchandise each month from Agape Distribution of Sidney, Ohio.  The items come from all Indianapolis area Amazon Distribution Centers plus some at Monroe and Euclid, Ohio.  The items are sorted and priced at about 20% (or less) of the lowest retail price they can find online.  The items are priced so that Agape West is able to recover its administrative costs.  The items purchased at Agape West can not be resold but must be used by the purchaser or given away.  The Wesley United Methodist Church uses any revenue generated by Agape West to fund ministries in and around our local community and beyond.  They are currently open for members to shop on Wednesdays from 3-6 pm and on Saturdays from 9-12 noon.

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Pictured here are Lion Scott Reagan and

Agape West Volunteer Dick Webster


9/28/21

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday, September 28th.  The members enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Diana Dubeansky.  Following the meal, the Lions listened as Union City Police Officer Mason Wine and Winchester Police Officer Anthony Fodrea talked about their K-9 officers.  Union City’s K-9 officer is a female dog named Yahzi.  The 3½ year old has been with Officer Wine for a year now.  Yahzi is trained mainly to search for drugs.  Winchesters K-9 officer is a 2 year old male named Harry.  K-9 officer Harry is trained to search for drugs and to stop a person with a bite.  Officer Wine and Officer Fodrea, along with the two dogs, demonstrated their ability to find drugs, and K-9 officer Harry showed how he can stop a person with a bite.  

The Lions members were informed that the dogs listen to many of their handler’s commands in German and they both have an impressive sense of smell.  These dogs usually work 7-8 years as police dogs and cost between $10,000 and $15,000.  This cost includes not only the dog but all of its training, the handler’s training, food, vet visits, and toys.  The cost of a K-9 is funded through grants and donations.  Winchester has one dog and is expecting to add another one next spring.  Union City, Indiana has one dog and Union City, Ohio has two.  Thanks to both officers for a great program and thanks to Zahzi and Harry for making our city streets a bit safer.

Pictured are Union City Police Officer Mason Wine with Yahzi, Lions program Chairman Jim Dubeansky, and Winchester Police Officer Anthony Fodrea with Harry. 

   
                                      Harry                                      Yahzi
    

9/14/21

The Union City Lions Club started off the 2021-2022 Lions year with our 1st regular meeting of the year.  19 members and 1 guest enjoyed the meal prepared by Diane Dubeansky.  Our program for the evening was Union City Mayor Chad Spence.  Mayor Spence talked about the many projects going on in our community right now.  He said when he came into office he had two main goals, one was the downtown restoration and the other was housing.

With excitement in his voice, Mayor Spence quickly mentioned many things happening in downtown UC.  Hometown Coffee opening on 9/30, Roots Deli to open this fall, the mural and tables in the alley, Group Therapy planning to open soon, Luz Tacos restaurant to build on the corner of Oak and Columbia, The Motley Shoppe, Abby’s Crazy Snacks to open soon in downtown, and Vision Corner which they have started work on.  He also talked about other possibilities in the downtown area. There are still some empty buildings that the city is working to fill.  Much of the money to do these projects comes from grants obtained by the city.

Mayor Spence also talked about Workhorse, the Rail Tower, The Depot, Backstay Lofts, and other new construction that is in the future.  He told the Lions that it is important for Union City to “tell its story.”  He talked about drawing people to the community and how ‘A Community Christmas’ has brought thousands of people into UC the past few years.

Thank you, Mayor Spence.  It is evident from listening to you speak that you have a love for this community and a desire to see it get better.

Union City Mayor Chad Spence, and Lion Gary Miller

The Union City Lions welcome two returning members back into our club.  Welcome back Dan Green and Jack Anderson!

UC Lions Membership Chairman Larry Amspaugh and our two returning members, Dan Green and Jack Anderson

 

1st Annual UC Lions State Line Heritage Days  Disc Golf Tournament

On Saturday morning, August 7th, the Union City Lions Club sponsored the 1st Annual Heritage Days Disc Golf Tournament at Harter Park.  Twenty-three participants started at 9:00 AM and played 18 holes of disc golf.  The top three places won prize money and gift certificates.  Winning the event was Dillon Howard with an 11-under score of 47.  Dillon won $160 and a $40 gift certificate from Gray House Games.  Second place went to Logan White with a score of 48. Logan won $100 and a $20 gift certificate from Gray House Games.  And third place went to Gabe Loesch with a score of 50.  Gabe won $65 in prize money and a $10 gift certificate from Gray House Games.


Thanks to all participants, and all Lions members who helped.  A special thanks to Rodney Fisher from Gray House Games who helped advertise the event and supplied the gift certificates for the winners.  Gray House Games is located at 125A 12th Street in Greenville, OH.  Phone: (937) 459-0778

      

  1st Place - Dillon Howard        2nd Place - Logan White

                             

                            3rd Place - Gabe Loesch

 


May 11, 2021

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday night, May 11th, at the Union City Community Room.  

Melinda Frech of the Community Blood Center was the guest speaker.  Melinda complimented the Club for sponsoring Blood Draws for the past 18 months. During that time 164 Units of Blood were donated which saved up to 492 lives. 

Melinda had gifts for the club members.  The Lions Club members will return to the Blood Draw on June 7 from 2:30 - 6:30. (During the pandemic the Lions members were not directly involved in the draws at Union City.)

 
 
Pictured above are UC Lions President Doug LeMaster and Community Blood Center representative Melinda Frech. 

April 13, 2021

We are slowly coming back!

The Union City Lions Club met on Tuesday evening, April 13th.  Even though things still look a bit different it was good to be together.  No meal was served and many members still used masks, but we all enjoyed a nice program and took care of some Lions Club business.  Reports were given on two very successful events the past two weeks.  We had a great turnout for our Lions Easter Egg Hunt on April 3rd and our Spring Pancake Day on April 10th was enjoyed by many.  Ashley Austerman, an Art teacher at Mississinawa Valley Schools, presented her plans for a large mural to be displayed in Union City.  With the help of a grant, she was able to get an artist associated with the Ohio State Arts Council to spend 100 days in her class this year helping students design and produce this mural.  The project will include many scenes from around Union City.  The plan is to produce the artwork on 5-foot x 10-foot metal sheets and place them together to form the mural.  The mural will be placed on the side of the railroad overpass (tracks aren't there anymore) on Deerfield Road close to Hwy 571 in Union City, Ohio.  Ashley said she is still in need of funding to complete the project and hopes to have the mural up by graduation this spring.  Anyone interested in helping with a donation can contact Ashley at Mississinawa Valley Schools.

Mississinawa Valley Art Teacher, Ashley Austerman, and Union City Lions Club President, Doug LeMaster


January 2021


October 31, 2020

The 2020 Lions Halloween Parade was held on Oct. 31.  The organization of the event was taken care of by the UC Police Dept. this year.  The UC Lions supplied the candy and the prize money but many of the Lions members were not in attendance for safety reasons.  Two Lions that were in attendance were Lion Larry Amspaugh and our new mascot.  The weather was beautiful and we hope that everyone who participated had a good time.

Lions Larry Amspaugh and our new Lions Club Mascot.


October 13, 2020

Here is the 2020 Fall Pancake Day information . . . see you then!