Lions hold joint anniversary celebration

KILLALOE – The Lions Club members from across the region joined together in a joint celebration in the Killaloe Lions Hall on October 20. The Killaloe and Area Lions Club celebrated 70 years of service in the community, having been chartered on October 5, 1948. The Madawaska Lions Club, which was chartered on September 14, 1953, celebrated 65 years of service in the community. There were a number of Lions from the wider Lions organization and representatives from the two townships who brought greetings. Lions club district Governor David Howard was on hand to congratulate the two clubs and bring greetings from the Lions Club International President, Gudrun Yngvadottir. Howard said Lions have 1.48 million members and 47,000 clubs worldwide. The service organization is about doing good things for others and having fun. Being of service to others, Howard said, brings the heart and soul back to our lives. As both Deputy County Warden and Mayor of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Janice Visneskie-Moore brought hearty congratulations to the assembled Lions. Visneskie-Moore thanked members for the hard work that the Lions do every day. “You have such strong volunteers,” she said. She wished them success in recruiting new volunteers. To read the full story, pick up a copy of the October 24, 2018 Valley Gazette.