Medina Lions present annual awards to dedicated club leaders

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 17 June 2021 at 9:47 am

Provided photos: Lions Region and Zone chair Peter Kaiser presented the Robert J. Uplinger Award for dedicated service to Medina Lions’ outgoing president Billy Roman at their annual banquet at White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville.

MEDINA – The Medina Lions Club held its year-end celebration June 8 at White Birth Golf Course in Lyndonville. The dinner recognized and thanked outgoing officers and board members who led the club through a very successful year, despite the many challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Lion Don Colquhoun.

Among those honored were outgoing president Billy Roman who was presented with the prestigious Robert J. Uplinger Award for dedicated service to the community. Roman also received several club recognition awards.

Medina Lion Dean Bellack, right, was honored by the Lions Clubs International Foundation with presentation of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Presenting the award is Lions Region and Zone chair Peter Kaiser.

Lion Dean Bellack was honored by the Lions Club International Foundation with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest recognition a Lion can receive. Bellack has more than 15 years of service to his community.

John Oakes and Cindy Winters were inducted as new members into the Medina Lions at their annual June banquet at White Birch Golf Course.

The Lions’ region and zone chair Peter Kaiser inducted two new club members, John Oakes and Cindy Winters. He also inducted the club officers and board members for 2021-22. They included incoming president Tim Moriarty; vice presidents Jim Punch, Tom Robinson and James Gardner; treasurer, Ken Dunham; and secretary, Carol Bellack.

The evening concluded with a discussion of planned club activities for the next year, including the eighth annual Community Garage Sale, the fall Scarecrow Fest and all the other regular club community activities and events.

Ken Dunham, left, receives a plaque for dedicated service by the Medina Lions Club outgoing president Billy Roman.