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NC Lions plan Christmas party

December 4, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

NEW CUMBERLAND - President Richard Blackwell brought the Nov. 27 meeting of the New Cumberland Lions Club to order, with Lion Rick Tinsky giving the invocation and Lion Jennifer Meeker leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Norm Swertfeger of the West Virginia University Extension Office gave a program on the development of trails from Weirton to Wheeling.

The previous meeting's minutes and treasurer's report were read. A cleanup of the group's paper shed was scheduled, and members agreed to develop a plan to keep the shed organized. Lion Bob McNeil commended Lion Bob Manypenny for his work on the project.

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PRESENTER — Norm Swertfeger of the West Virginia University Extension Office, left, gave a presentation on a trail program during a recent New Cumberland Lions Club meeting and was welcomed by Lions President Richard Blackwell, right. -- Contributed

Lions were asked to bring canned goods to the Christmas party Dec. 11 for donation to a local food pantry. Lion Dawn Cervi will be the hostess, and Lion John Edwards will provide entertainment. Those non-members who assist with Lion projects throughout the year will be invited.

Lion Dorothy Hawkes spoke about the Women's Club project to support Camp Kno Koma, a camp for children with diabetes. The Arts Council provides funds to sponsor a child's attendance at the camp. Lion Betsy Wells asked for a Lion Minute to inform members the Women's club is selling nuts as a fundraiser, and orders are due within the next week. She also noted the club is sponsoring a Christmas card fundraiser for the Children's Hospital, and Wells will continue to collect donations for another week.

Lion Russ Flanigan motioned to adjourn.

The next meeting will be held at the Christmas party Dec. 11.

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