NEW CUMBERLAND - The New Cumberland Lions Club recently held a Christmas dinner catered by Connie's Restaurant of Chester.
Lion Pam Stiles gave the invocation, followed by members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Tom Tate made a motion to suspend business, seconded by Lion Barbara Blackwell.
President Betsy Wells asked for volunteers to assist with the New Cumberland Christmas parade and distributed information on the Lions Leadership School scheduled for January in Flatwood.
MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP AWARD — New Cumberland Lions Club Treasurer Jim Wells, left, received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and Tail Twister Russ Flanigan, right, during a recent meeting. -- Contributed
Lion Anna Raines asked for volunteers for the Breakfast with Santa at the Swaney Library.
Tail Twister Russ Flanigan held the semi-annual Tail Twister drawing, with Raines and Blackwell each winning a cash prize, drawn from fines levied by the Tail Twister at meetings throughout the year.
Flanigan presented long-time Treasurer Jim Wells with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Lions Clubs world-wide recognize outstanding individuals by with the award named for club founder Melvin Jones. It is the club's highest form of recognition and embodies the humanitarian ideals of Lionism. The recipient is a model of exemplary service to their club and the community it serves.
Following this presentation, entertainment was provided by Lion John Edwards singing Christmas carols.
Lion Pam Stiles, Lion Dorothy Hawkes, Lion Richard Blackwell, Lion Don Deemer and his wife Judy won poinsettia door prizes.