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The Mane Growl

July-August 2018 (Abridged)

Club Officers Installed at July 26th Meeting

Heather Sammons installed the 2018-2019 officers of the Fairmont Lions Club at the Copperhouse Grill on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Officers present at the meeting and pictured with Heather Sammons were Bob Brummage, treasurer; Nancy Sickles, director; Ralph Davis, tail twister; Virginia Gallion, immediate past president and Bob Moffett, secretary. Other officers for this year include Guy Ward, 2nd vice president; Jacob Brumage, tail twister; Leroy Humberston, director; Nick Fantasia, director and David Sturm, director.

At the same meeting, Immediate Past President Virginia Gallion conducted the induction ceremony welcoming Jackie Neese back as a member of the Fairmont Lions Club. Ed Neese was presented a Centennial Sponsor pin, as her sponsor. Jackie was the most recent and final member of the club to receive the Centennial Member emblem pin, in celebration of Lions Club's International's 100th Anniversary. Jackie's membership became effective in June, the last month of the Centennial Celebration.

Rail Trail Clean-up Planned for Saturday, August 18

Members of the Fairmont Lions Club and other willing volunteers will meet on Saturday, August 18, at 9:00 in the morning to clean the West Fork River Ralph S. LaRue Rail Trail between Norway and Monongah. Working from those two trailheads, we'll walk about a mile and meet near the shelter and then walk back out. It is a total walk of about two miles along the West Fork river which usually takes about two hours total time.

Zone Meeting Sunday, August 19 at Copperhouse Grill

Heather Sammons, Zone 6 Chairperson, has announced that the zone will meet on Sunday, August 19, 1:00 pm, at the Copperhouse Grill in Fairmont. Club presidents and secretaries are expected to attend, but all Lions are welcome to attend and take part in the meeting.

Reader Orientation Date Set

Aletta Moffett, Marion County Read Aloud WV chapter president, has announced that the next reader orientation has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, from 10:30 am until Noon at the Marion County Public Library Conference Room B. Anyone wishing to volunteer as a reader is encouraged to attend.

Club Notes

•The club is looking for somebody to chair the nut sale in the fall. Guidance is available from Elizabeth Swiger and Jim Coleman.

•Bob Moffett received the Gold Centennial Lion for sponsoring a new member who remained in good standing for two years and a day.

LCIF Approves Disaster Funding

As Lions, we can count on Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to be where help is needed in times of crisis. In the wake of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that hit the island of Lambok, Indonesia, LCIF has approved $50,000 in designated disaster funding to assist local Lions in providing much needed early response relief. As aftershocks continue, Lions in Indonesia are already providing much-needed supplies.

The generous support of Lions allows LCIF to provide disaster relief funding at a moment's notice. The Fairmont Lions Club provides financial support to LCIF, so that club members are a part of this relief.

LCIF has earned its seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Over the 50 years of the Foundations existence, West Virginia Lions have received more funds (including disaster relief) from LCIF than WV Lion’s total donations to LCIF. Our support is critical to continue the great services that LCIF provides both locally and globally.

Members Witness Installation of LCI President

Aletta and Bob Moffett were in attendance at the 101st Lions Clubs International Convention this summer in Las Vegas, NV. Among the events and activities, they were there to see the installation of Gudrun Yngvadottir as president of the Association for the 2018-2019 year. She is the first female to serve as president of Lions Clubs International in its history. Coincidentally, Aletta was the first female to serve as the president of the Fairmont Lions Club (2009-2010).

Nine Provided Eye Exams and Glasses

During the months of June and July, nine persons were provided with eye exams and glasses by the Fairmont Lions Club.


Fairmont Lions meet 6:30 pm Mom's Place 39 Philips Lane Fairmont, WV

Aug. 18 Adopt-A-Trail 9:00 am West Fork River Trail

Aug. 19 Zone Meeting 1:00 pm Copperhouse Grill

Aug. 23 Meeting 6:30 pm Mom's Place

Sept. 3 Dan Dague Memorial Car & Bike Show Cabella's Wheeling

Sept. 20 - 22 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Columbus, OH

Sept. 26 Read Aloud WV Reader Orientation 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Marion County Public Library Conference Room B

This Issue's Quote

There is always an obstacle. Lions change obstacles into opportunities. —International President, Gudrun Yngvadottir

Just A Lion Or Two

It has been good to see Beulah Miller and Leroy Humberston back with us once again. Please keep Margaret Brumage in your prayers.