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Mingo Lions welcome district official to meeting

November 13, 2012
The Herald-Star

President James Freiling presided for the October dinner meeting of the Mingo Lions Club held at the Mingo Medical Group Office Building.

Bill Snyder gave the opening and closing prayers.

Freiling introduced Second Vice District Gov. John Stalder, a member of the Dover Lions Club for 28 years who has held various positions in the club and has received 25 perfect attendance awards. In District 13G, Stalder has held many positions, including district governor, and has attended 14 international conventions and 24 district conventions; been awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship and a Knight for Sight from the Dover Lions Club; and in 2012, was inducted as a member of the District 13G Lions Hall of Fame.

He spoke on the "G" awards and membership, distributing information on the Ohio plan for recruiting members.

He also discussed going into the school system to assist children with a sight problem.

Stalder told the members they should be proud of the club's accomplishments.

Terry Snyder presented Stalder with a Community Days Block Party shirt.

In other club news, Clara Sue and Leroy Milewsky took 58 pairs of used glasses to the Lions Collection Center.

The club approved a donation to the GFWC Woman's Club of Mingo for the Halloween Parade/Party for the children of Mingo.

The Christmas party will be held Dec. 17 with plans to be finalized at the next meeting.

Freiling won the drawing and donated it back to the club.

Since the Lions Zone meeting is on the club's regular meeting night Nov. 19, the club decided to also have its meeting beforehand at Zalenski's.

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