We are right in the middle of two of my favorite Lions events – Recognition Night and Junk Day. Thanks to Marilyn Cyr for her flawless organization – from soup to nuts – for our annual Recognition Awards. All I had to do for the event was show up and enjoy the evening, and enjoy it I did. Thanks also to State Rep. Claire Cronin who joined us for the entire event. For those who did not attend, the club had profuse praise and thanks heaped upon it by both recipients and presenters. Doc Mudd shared some medical secrets about his patient and award recipient Tony Volpe, and that alone was worth the price of admission. Rumor has it that Lee Williams recruited the spouse of one of the award recipients. If he is in fact looking for a slower gear, he hasn’t found it.
I could have given a “Plugger” award to Althea Thornton. In spite of being burned out of her house just days before the ceremony, she made the event. The fire has pretty much turned her world upside down, and she and her husband Bob are looking for temporary accommodations while renovations are being done. I have heard Althea say more than once that she is very greatful to all the Lions who have reached out, stopped by, and offered assistance. As they say, membership has its rewards!
The next event is Junk Day. Let’s try for another injury-free day, so give Larry Dahlgren plenty of room once he gets that sledge hammer warmed up. Henry Narsasian has all the pieces lined up, so just bring your strong back and work gloves to the DPW on Center Street Saturday morning. Also, remind your friends and neighbors that they can get rid of some junk and support the Lions Club at the same time.
June is right around the corner, so don’t forget to mark your calendar and buy your tickets for the Harbor Cruise our Next Gen committee is running. Bus transportation from and back to Easton is available for this event which happens on June 8. Tickets are available through our website at eastonlions.com.
YOURS IN LIONISM - President Kevin G. McIntyre