A member was recognized for outstanding volunteer service.
HOWLAND -- The installation of officers who will head Youngstown Lions Club during the coming season and the recognition of two members was a highlight of the annual dinner held June 20 at the Avalon Inn and Resort.
Parker T. McHenry, who joined the club in 1970, was awarded a Melvin E. Jones Fellowship, the highest honor given by the Lions in recognition of outstanding volunteer service, and outgoing president John S. Reed received a plaque, gavel, and past president's pin.
Seated as president of the organization was Jerry M. Bryan, a graduate of Youngstown State University and Ohio State University College of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Henderson, Covington, Messenger, Newman and Thomas, LPA, of Youngstown, an adjunct professor of business law at Kent State University and a member of several volunteer groups.
Inducted by Jerry McCullough, district governor, as his associate officers were Jeffrey A. Patterson, first vice president; John R. Getchey, second vice president; Robert J. Iacobucci, secretary; and Diane Hardenbrook, treasurer.
The board of directors will be comprised by William G. Addington III, Michelle M. Balone, Stephen J. Bukovac, Roger Guglucello, Douglas G. Lewis, McHenry, Bryan K. Reed, Peter J. Story, Anthony Vivo and Reed.
Heading various committees will be: J. Kenneth Gran, attendance; Getchey, disabled Christmas party; Roy Reese, bowling; Gran, civic and sick; Bryan, constitution and bylaws and membership; Odelin Kraja, inductions, Melvin Jones Eye Care and conventions; Vivo, fellowship and publicity; Lewis, fund raising; John G. Callos, historian; Kraja, inductions; Patterson, installations; Addington, Jungle Jargon ; Kolesar, information; Bridget Lyden, Lion tamer; Guglucello, tail twister; Phil Gainan, program coordinator; Theodore Cubbison, resolutions; Bryan Reed, sight saving; the Rev. Reese Wills Jr., sky pilot; and Bukovac, social.
The Youngstown Lions Club is beginning its 83rd year of service to the area's needy, emphasizing visually impaired and sight-saving projects.