The Poland Lions Club celebrated their 20th Charter Night on July 9. The event took place at The Byzantine Center at the Grove.
Guests included immediate past president Tom Zickefoose and past district governors John Woodside, Tom Kirkbride and Bob Whited. Also attending were 2nd vice district governor Betty Robbins, Zone 3 Chair Mary Ridenour and Lions from throughout the district. Charter members Lion Paul Young and Zone 5 Chair Judy Young were also present.
The guest speaker was past district governor Bob Whited. He spoke on the history of the club, including some interesting stories. He was Zone Chair at the time and was instrumental in forming the club. Whited is a member of the Austintown Lions Club, who sponsored the Poland Lions Club.
Immediate past governor Tom Zickefoose installed the 2014-2015 officers, including president Monica Maholtz, first vice president Jerry Gentile, secretary Loretta Esasky, treasurer Lori Gentile and membership Judy Young. Three new members, Patrick Lyons, Becca Young and Timothy Young were also inducted into the club.
Lions have served their communities all around the world since 1917. New Lions are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, go to lionsclubs.org and click on Find a Club, located at the top of the page.