Lyndonville Lions induct new member, welcome Leos

Posted 9 November 2017 at 11:27 pm

Provided photos: Kelly Cousins (left), the Lyndonville Lions Club 1st Vice President and Membership Chairperson, inducts  Susan Hrovat of Lyndonville into the Lions Club on Wednesday evening at the White Birch Golf Course.

LYNDONVILLE – Members of the Leo Club were guests of the Lyndonville Lions for a Thanksgiving themed dinner at the White Birch. As a part of the swearing in of new members it is mentioned that membership in a Leo club is a privilege. The Leo program extends throughout the world. It began in 1967 as an official activity of Lions Clubs International.

Leo goals include high moral standards, personal responsibility, an attitude of cheerfulness and understanding, and in addition, extending a helping hand to those in need. Two new members joined the Leo Club, Emalee Houseman and Brandon Baun.

The Leo Club students in the photo include: Front row – Sawyer Wilson,  Allyson Deslatte, Savannah Poler, Shantel Benedict and Faith Chaffee. Back Row – Jacob Kalson, Leah Gerety, Brandon Baun and Tyler Coyle. Absent:  Tamara Huzair and Emalee Houseman.

Leo club officers were also installed. Officers include:  Tamara Huzair – President; Shantel Benedict – Vice President, Faith Chaffee – Secretary; Sawyer Wilson – Treasurer.

Leo Club advisor, Mrs. Aimee Chaffee, shared that the Leo Club performs numerous service projects in school and in the community. They assist Lions with events such as the Pumpkin Carving contest and Christmas in Lyndonville and they hope to revive the Lions Club Bike Rodeo in the spring of 2018. They also have a holiday card campaign for soldiers, a pet supply drive to benefit the Orleans County Animal Shelter and they serve seniors in the community through numerous Silver Tiger events at the school.

During the meeting the Lions’ Club members in attendance along with the Leo members, stuffed envelopes for the annual Sight Campaign.

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