Kendall Lions celebrate 10th anniversary of Leo Club at school

Posted 10 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Kendall Lions Club – Kendall Lions Club President Tom Minigiello, Leo Advisor Marlene Morrow and Lion Terry Bliss are pictured after Morrow was presented with a Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.

Press Release, Kendall Lions Club

KENDALL – The Kendall Lions Club welcomed over 90 Lions, Leos and their families on Saturday in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Leo Club at Kendall Central School.

The Lions hosted the dinner at the Kendall Fire Hall. During the program, Lion Terry Bliss shared with those attending the history of Leo Clubs in the Lion organization as well as how the Leo Club was formed in Kendall 10 years ago.

Lion Mike Cusimano shared the impact the service of the Kendall Lions Club and the Leo Club has had on our community. He encouraged the Leos to continue this commitment to service as they go forward in life. He also encouraged the families to consider joining the Lions in their service to our community.

Leo Advisor Mrs. Marlene Morrow, back left, and KCS High School Principal Mrs. Carol D’Agostino are at the head table in the celebration of the Leo Club at Kendall.

Lion Julie Christensen, the school district superintendent, spoke on behalf of the school district. High School Principal Carol D’Agostino shared the impact on the high school and shared with the families the commitment, support and guidance demonstrated by Leo Advisor Marlene Morrow. The Leo Club presented a slide show showing the many ways they have served their school and community over the past 10 years.

The evening ended with a presentation by the District Governor Tim Crawford to the club. Lion Terry Bliss awarded a Robet J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award to Leo Advisor Marlene Morrow. This award is awarded by clubs to individuals who embody the ideals, ethics and objects of International Lionism. It is the highest award available in Lions Multiple District 20 of which the Kendall Lions are a part. Ms. Morrow demonstrates these qualities as she guides and supports the Leos and students at Kendall Central School.

Leo Officers – Nancy Wright, Julia Smith, Rose Pajek and Destiny LaPlant – are pictured with Lion President Tom Minigiello and Leo Advisor Marlene Morrow. Following their presentation the Lions presented the Leos with a monetary gift to help them continue their work.