Lions clubs seek members

JOIN THE LIONS — Signs printed as part of a membership drive encourage people to become part of area Lions clubs, a topic touched on at the recent Zone 8 Lions meeting attended by members of various Lions clubs in Jefferson County. Holding signs are, seated, from left, Dan Pritts, Toronto; and David Porter, Brilliant; and standing, Art Meyers, Toronto; Bill Snyder, Mingo; and Ken Miser, Richmond. -- Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — The Zone 8 Lions meeting held recently at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville attracted 20 Lions from clubs in Brilliant, Mingo Junction, Richmond and Toronto.

Bill Snyder, Zone 8 chairman and president of the Mingo Lions Club, conducted the meeting after the dinner. Second vice chairman Terry Snyder presented a list of upcoming events.

District convention will be held April 26-28 at the McKinley Grande Hotel in Canton, she said, and all local clubs will elect officers in April. The state convention will be held May 17-19 at the Embassy Suites with a Christmas theme for Toys for Toys contributions.

District 9 will be conducting a global leadership team for incoming officers with Neil Cleaver of the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Lions im charge.

The Steubenville Lions will host a Zone 8 picnic in June.

The Snyders are promoting the recruiting of new members for all Zone 8 clubs. Small billboards have membership applications attached.

Reports were given by each president or representative on recent events and projects. The Toronto Lions Club is planning a dedication to its past president, James Coffey, who also served as international director international club president in the past.

Snyder said 100-year celebration calendars will be available for sale during the spring and summer. They are $10, and the calendars go from July through December 2020.