Awards and Installation of Officers

At the June dinner meeting, PDG Stanley Brothers inducted the officers for the 2017-18 year.  Pictured below from left to right are Stanley Brothers, President Mark Cotrupi, Secretary Sally Sibulkin, Treasurer Dawn Law, First Vice-President Peter Allen and Tail Twister Pat Keegan.  Missing is Second VP Pete Strople.

In addition, several Moultonborough Lions were recognized for their contributions over the past year.

Lion of the Year was awarded to Dawn Law and Peter Strople (not pictured).

Good Shepherd Award was presented to Don Trudeau.

The Granite State Award was received by Mark Cotrupi and Sally Sibulkin

And the highest award in Lionism, the Melvin Jones award was given to Pat Keegan

January and February

It seems as though January was the month of meetings for Lions. On Thursday, January 28, John Menken, Jeni Williams, Pat Strickland, and Sally Sibulkin attended the Zone meeting in Wakefield. According to the Zone Chairperson, it was the best attended Zone meeting in a while. The next Zone meeting will be in Wolfeboro in March – the Green on Green meeting, corned beef and cabbage dinner, and bidding on items wrapped in green.

Then the weekend immediately following was the Multi-District Convention in Nashua. Jeni Williams and Sally Sibulkin attended and came back with some good information and contacts. By the way, we were one of only nine clubs to submit a Peace Poster. The committee framed a copy of our club winner’s poster which we will ask to have hung at MCS to help publicize the 2016 contest

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At the dinner, letters nominating Lions for the Lions Academy Awards of Recognition were read. Our club, as you can see from the page in the program, had two letters: one for John Menken for Lifeboat Lion and one for Joe and Pat Keegan for Best Supporting Lion. While neither one the trophy, we are proud to have them mentioned and honored. They were in excellent company.


Also in January, we had to cancel the dinner meeting because of weather.

February’s dinner will be Pot Luck (as Donna is away) with a Valentine decorations on Monday February 15.

Induction of New Officers and Award Recipients

At the June 15, 2015 dinner meeting, 1st Vice District Governor Elect, Al Goldstein inducted the 2015-2016 new slate of officers: President Jeni Williams, Vice-President Mark Cotrupi, 2nd Vice-President Peter Strople (who was unable to attend the meeting), Treasurer Joe Keegan, Secretary Sally Sibulkin, Membership Chairman Dawn Law, Tail Twister Anne Forts and Lion Tamer Pat Keegan…

And the following AWARDS were presented — not all the recipients received the “real” plaque, however.  Some were in the mail, so with some quick thinking on behalf of some of the officers a paper copy was awarded




Loyal Shepherd Fellowship (FIDELCO)Ed and Sandy Meskys…for dedicated service in all aspects of assistance for the blind

Granite State Awards Patricia Keegan…for her exceptional service to the citizens of the State of New Hampshire; a true humanitarian, and an untiring worker for the Moultonborough Lions and community.                                    and…

Don Trudeau…for his volunteer service at LRGHealthcare, the Boston Marathon, Squam Lake, and the Meredith Rotary as will as all he accomplishes with the Lions.

Lion of the YearJohn Menken…who quickly and competently stepped up to the leadership “plate” and, as president, led the Club in many new projects and served as a calming and positive figure.

Melvin Jones FellowJack Weinmann – for his positive dedication, his humanitarian services, and his willingness to serve others.

Retiring Secretary Award for Pat Strickland for her note-taking and record keeping talents and her dedication to Lionism.

April and May Happenings


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SPEAKERS:  Our dinner meeting featured speakers in April was Moultonborough Police Chief Leonard  Wetherbee who gave a very interesting, personal, and informative presentation in April.



Moultonborough Fire Chief, David Bengtson, who spoke in May and presented a slide show of the history of the fire department in town and a look at some local fire incidents, and how the budget is used for equipment and uniform replacement.





Awards and Recognition:

In April, Sandy Meskys (on the left) was honored for her 20 years as a Lion with a chevron pin.  It should also be noted that she has had perfect attendance for 20 years as well.

At the May dinner meeting, Betty Wasson (photo on the right) was recognized for her 35 years of leadership and service as a Lion.



Awards & Officers/Directors for 2014-15

At the June dinner meeting, all officers were sworn in by PDG Wayne Bowden.  They are as follows: President – John Menken; Secretary – Pat Strickland; Treasurer – Joe Keegan; First Vice-President – Jen Williams; Board of Directors — Don Trudeau, Jack Weinmann, Sally Sibulkin, and Mike Lancor; Membership Chair — Kate Lancor; Lion Tamer – Pat Keegan; Tail Twister – Anne Forts; Bicentennial Trustees:  Marion Powers (Chair), Pat Strickland, Sally Sibulkin.

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Also at the meeting five Moultonborough Lions who have died this past year were remembered:  Ed Dobson, Barbara Conery, MaryAnn Weinman, Pat Eastman, and Jim Zelek.

In addition to perfect attendance pins to several members, three awards were presented:

The Good Shepherd Award to Naomi Strickland.

The Lion of the Year Award to Marion Powers.

And the prestigious Melvin Jones Award to Joe Keegan.

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50th Anniversary Celebration a Success!

The Club’s 50th Anniversary dinner celebration was held last Saturday evening to a crowd of about 76 people — members of the club as well as visiting club members and dignitaries at the State and International levels. A slide show of past memories played through the cocktail hour which was followed by a delicious dinner prepared by Curt’s Caterers.

After the dinner three new members were inducted into the club: Michelle and Christopher Shipp and John Menken. Mike and Kate Lancor were their sponsors.
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Pins for continuubg membership in the Moultonborough Club were awarded for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 years.

Anne Forts received the Granite State Fellowship Award. Pat Strickland received a Progressive (for an individual who has received this honor at least once in the past) Granite State Fellowship Award.
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June Dinner Meeting

At last week’s June dinner meeting –delicious pot roast — the new officers were installed for the 2013-2014 year.  Sandy Meskys has “retired” from her six years as treasurer and was awarded a plaque for her dedicated service and putting up with all the difficulties associated with that office.  Also honored were Bob and Elaine Zewski who received the Lions of the Year Award for all that they contribute to the Club, especially the many hours spent on the raffle, our major fundraiser. ( I apologize for the fuzzy photo of the Zewskis.)

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Lions of the Year





Years of Lionism

At the May dinner meeting, two Lions from the Moultonborough Club were given pins honoring their years as Lions.  To the right of club president, Ed Meskys, is Jerry Donovan, celebrating 10 years of membership.  To the left of Ed and being honored for 38 years as a Lion is Ray Putnam.


Lion of the Year

The Lion of the Year award is chosen by the club president and is a great honor to those members who receive it.  Just some of the criteria used in selecting candidates are:  participation in activities, membership development, programs, committees, and the community, serving as an officer, dependability, sincerity of purpose, positive attitude and leadership, plus demonstrated abilities in communication and organization.

Two of the most recent recipients of this honor are Joe Keegan and Joe Quaresima shown below.

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