FULTON, NY – The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2017-18 and presented club awards for the 2016-17-club year at their June 15 meeting.
Michelle Stanard succeeds David Guyer as president. Other officers installed included: Zachary Merry, vice president; Linda Hughes, secretary; and Michael Reardon, treasurer. Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, presided over the installation.
Other positions installed at that meeting include: David Guyer, immediate past president; Fred Aldrich, membership chair, Gail Holmes, tail twister, Geoff Sawyer, lion tamer, Deana Michaels, assistant secretary; Ron Browning, assistant treasurer, Brett Tallents, assistant tail twister; and Steve Chirello, David Dingman, Len Kellogg and Dennis Rupert were elected to the board of directors.
“Three outstanding Lions received one of Lions Clubs International’s most prestigious awards,” Guyer said. “Ron Browning, Gail Holmes, and Steve Chirello each received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.”
Established in 1993, the Uplinger award honors outstanding Lions, non-Lions and organizations that perform exemplary service to the club, district or community, Guyer said. “These honorees possess the highest examples of Lionistic character, ideals, purpose and service. Ron, Gail, and Steve have demonstrated that through their leadership. Both Steve and Gail are past presidents, and Ron has co-chaired our successful Lions Loot Sweepstakes for several years. All have volunteered for multiple projects and committees, and have been steadfast in sharing their time and talents.
“Chartered in 1953, our club continues to be one of the most active in our district. We look forward to our upcoming Charby’s Duck Derby (September 10), to kick-off our next year of service to the greater Fulton community.” The Fulton Lions Club provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For more information, visit www.fultonlionsclub.com, or find them on Facebook under Fulton, NY Lions.