The Barker Lions Club recently held its annual holiday party in place of a regular meeting. At that time, 30 members and partners in service gathered to celebrate the holiday together.
As part of the celebration, Lion Phillip Russell was inducted. Past Zone Chair Janet Walker did the honors, relating the history of Lions International and the 59-year history of the Barker Lions Club.
Russell received his pin from his sponsor, Lion Margo Sue Bittner. As this is Lions Club International's centennial year, his pin has that designation. In addition, Bittner received a pin and certificate for promoting Lions during this centennial year.
In addition, two Lions were recognized for being members of the club for 25 years. Lions Dale Corwin and Art Harris received letters of recognition and chevrons.
"This club meant so much to my father, Dick Corwin. I am happy to continue his legacy by participating in this club. I especially enjoy the chicken barbecues and the camaraderie during those events," Corwin said.
Harris is a past president of the club and is currently Lion Tamer. With a big grin, he explained, "We're helping people who need it. Our motto is 'We Serve.' That's what this club does."
The Barker Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month for dinner and a speaker. For more information about Barker Lions and its projects, visit www.BarkerLions.org. To become involved in one of the projects, to speak at a meeting or to be a guest at a meeting, call 716-778-7001 or email [email protected].