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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.

Bristol Area Lions Club Installs New Officers 06/20/2014

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Bristol Area Lion John Janell, left, passes honorary gavel and bell to the Club’s new King Lion, Brendan Donegan.

Bristol Area Lion John Janell, left, passes honorary gavel and bell to the Club’s new King Lion, Brendan Donegan.

At its final meeting of the 2013-14 season, the Bristol Area Lions Club celebrated its many accomplishments during the previous twelve months and welcomed new officers for the coming year.

Outgoing King Lion John Janell reminded members of the Club’s many endeavors to raise money in order to donate those funds back to the community. Four scholarship fundraisers dominated the summer months of 2013: raffle ticket sales in New Harbor, trunk sales in Bristol, a Treasures and Treats sale in New Harbor, and the annual Bristol Lions golf tournament and silent auction at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole.

This summer, in addition to ongoing raffle ticket sales, a trunk sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, and the popular golf tournament and silent auction will take place at Wawenock on Saturday, August 16.

This past year also included five major civic accomplishments: a Liberty Day event at the Bristol Consolidated School to introduce fifth graders to Senator Chris Johnson and to learn about the Constitution; delivery of fifty-seven food baskets to needy families at Christmas; a successful Speak-Out Speech contest for Lincoln Academy students, with prizes; an extensive roadside clean-up in April that brought together sixty-one volunteers from eight organizations; and the awarding of three academic scholarships and one technical scholarship of $2,000 each for post-secondary education, to deserving graduating seniors of Lincoln Academy.

The June 16th dinner at the Club’s Willing Workers Hall ended with officer inductions for the 2014-15 year. The Bristol Area Lions Club’s new King Lion is Pemaquid resident Brendan Donegan, who brings fresh ideas to the organization. Michael Hope will continue as Club Treasurer, John Janell will serve as Club Secretary, and Walt Johansson will continue as Membership Chair. Other members were thanked as well for serving the Club in various capacities over the last year.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions, serving Bristol and South Bristol, and to have fun participating in the club’s activities and accomplishments, contact Walt Johansson at 677-2584. As always, the Bristol Area Lions Club welcomes your involvement in helping to give back to our community.

Bristol Lions Club New Officers 06/20/2012

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On June 18, The Bristol Area Lions Club in New Harbor celebrated a successful year of fundraising for scholarships and local charities and installed new officers and directors for the coming year. Pictured from left are Herb Watson, John Janell, Lee Rushmore, Michael Hope, Julie DeLong, Stan Benner, Carolyn McKeon and Walt Johansson

 

Bristol Area Lions Elect New Officers 07/01/2010

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Bristol Area Lions from left: Lion Tamer Herb Watson, King Lion John Janell, 3rd V.P. Chris Leeman, Director Michael Hope, Director Walt Johansson, 1st V.P. Carolyn McKeon, 2nd V.P. Lee Rushmore, Secretary Ken McLoon and missing from photo Treasurer Paul Anderson and Past President and Director Richard Parent.

The Bristol Area Lions had their annual spouse’s night and election of officers and directors June 21.

David Atwater of ‘Just Atwater & Stir’ catered a delicious meal of seafood medley or steak followed by strawberry shortcake.

The business meeting opened with a silent prayer for those Lions who left us during the year: Tony Townsend, Robert Hanley and Charlie Ludlow.

Bristol Lion Parliamentarian Al Sears charged each of the officers and directors with their duties and responsibilities for the coming year.

The King Lion’s first official act was to appoint Michael Hope as co-chairman of the Bristol Area Lions Foundation, to serve with Pat Harrison. As scholarship chairman last year, Hope sent out over 50 letters to parents in South Bristol and Bristol of graduating Lincoln Academy students.

Of the 11 who applied for scholarships, five students each received an award of $1,500. Hope also designed and built most of the shed for this year’s raffle, which will help fund the Food Pantry, CHIP, annual Christmas Baskets and other local charities.

Walt Johansson reported on the progress of receiving Treasures for the Treasures and Treats Sale coming up July 29, in conjunction with the Willing Workers. Those members who have not brought in a Treasure yet worth $10 or more should do so on Wed., June 30 between 7 and 8 p.m. or call Walt at 677-2584.

Lee Rushmore reported on the progress of filling the schedule for raffle ticket sales at Reilly’s on Fridays and Saturdays in July and August.

Sy Kagan reported on the progress of this year’s Aug. 14 golf tournament at Wawenock Country Club. Last year’s tournament funded two of the $1,500 scholarships awarded this year by the Bristol Area Lions Foundation.

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