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Bristol Area Lions Annual Meeting 2015 06/23/2015

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Bristol Area Lions Foundation scholarship winners,

Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship Winners,

At the Bristol Area Lions annual meeting on Monday June 22, returning officers were sworn in by Lion Bill Byrnes filling in for hospitalized parliamentarian Al Sears.

Other members of the board of directors for the 2015-2016 year include: David Kolodin, 3rd vice president-school coordinator, Walt Johansson membership chairman, Stan Galvin eyeglass chairman and Herb Watson lion tamer.

In addressing the members and guests for the evening, Lion Byrnes explained that the Bristol Area Lions Club is a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs. They are one of 46,000 other Lions clubs around the world, with over 1.3 million members in over 200 countries.

The Bristol Area Lions Club is made up of members who volunteer their time and effort to carry out charitable community service. The club organizes summer fund raising projects to support the local community, including the villages in Bristol and South Bristol.

Special guests at the meeting were three of the four $2,000 Bristol Area Lions Foundation scholarship winners, each with a parent. Cassandra Leeman who plans to major in marine science at Eckerd College in Florida; Ashley Mason will study nursing at the University of Maine; and Norma Kindell -Leeman will be taking pre-med courses at the University of New Hampshire.

Each of them thanked the club for their scholarship and explained why they chose to pursue their respective careers.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

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