Saturday, June 27th around six o’clock at the Church of Christ Annex building the Italy Lions Club had their first awards and installation of officers banquet. Alice Conway District Governor for the Lions Club District 2X1 was there to officially install the incoming officers.
“I am here to officially install all of the incoming officers of the Italy Lions Club for the year. I am very glad to be here in Italy and perform this service,” explained Alice Conway.
The new officers are:
Arval Gowin – President
Mark Souder – Vice President
Flossie Gowin – Secretary
Meg Lyons – Treasurer
Mamye Onstad – Membership Chairman
Todd Pittmon – Tail Twister
Along with the installation of officers many awards were given out that night too. Each of the members received an appreciation certificate. Some of the Lions were given some special awards.
Flossie Gowin received an appreciation plaque for outstanding service and was also voted Lion of the Year by the Italy Lions Club members for dedication of service to the Lions Club.
Meg Lyons also received an appreciation plaque for outstanding service and also received the President Award plaque for outstanding dedication of service for going above and beyond the line of duty.
Mark Souder Sr. was voted as the Grass Roots Lion. This is voted by Italy Lions Club members and is a very big honor that is given to a Lions Club member that has been a member for five years or less for outstanding service in the community.
Arval Gowin (president) said, "We had lots of well deserved awards tonight. Our club is three years old and we have some very dedicated members. "Arval also said that the Lions Club will continue to sell brisket through Thursday, July 2nd. If you would like to purchase some brisket call Arval at: 972-567-8662.