Although I was gone for the first half of the month, the Moultonborough Lions Club continued its service work and I am proud to record what happened this month.
For the third year in a row, we purchased new books and distributed them to each student in the three elementary schools in our service area. In March, during Dr. Seuss Week, we gave books to students at Sandwich Central School. On June 11, Lions Mark, John, and Pete (in the Lion suit), gave out 74 hardcover books to the students at Tuftonboro Elementary School.
A few days later we repeated the process at Moultonborough Central School when Lions John, Don, Kathy, Peter, Joe, Pete, and Pat delivered 276 hardcover books to students in Pre L through grade 6. This event brought the total of new books given to elementary students to 479.
In addition, major awards were presented and new officers (for the 2018-19 Lion Year) were inducted by outgoing District Governor, Sam Longbrook.
Lion of the Year Lloyd Conery
The Fidelco Loyal Shepherd Fellow (given to Lions dedicated service in all aspect of assistance for the blind) was present to Joe and Pat Keegan.
Granite State Award for exceptional service to his NH Community at the local and state level was presented to Peter Allen.
And the Highest Award in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award to Sandy Meskys. The recipient of this award is a model of exemplary service to her club and the community which it serves.
Also the photo below is of most of the newly elected and inducted officers and board of directors (left to right: Don Trudeau, Board; Joe Keegan, Board; Pat Keegan, Tail Twister;, Karen Barron, Board; Sam Longbrook, District Governor; Peter Allen, President, John Menken, first vice-president; Dawn Law, Treasurer; Mark Cotrupi, Immediate Past President and Membership Chairman). Not present were Pete Strople, second vice-president; Sally Sibulkin, Secretary, Michelle Duddy, Lion Tamer, and Joanne Lau, Board