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Ashland Evening Lions Club


By: Editor Lion Clinton J. Haught

December 7, 2017

The December 7 meeting of the Ashland Evening Lions Club was called to order by Lion President Paul Goard. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Lion President Paul. Zone Chairman Lion Glen McClure gave the Invocation followed by the singing of the first verse of “America” and recognition of December birthdays and anniversaries.

Lion Jim Cutright, Executive Director/CEO, Ashland County Community Foundation, was the guest speaker. The foundation was created in 1985 to provide Ashland County community support. Dr. Lucille Ford was its first president. Thirty local agencies provide money to the foundation for grants to support other organizations. The foundation has a Youth Philanthropy program and a Women’s Fund--women helping women in the community.

Last year,187 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors. Call the foundation at 419.281.4733 for more


Zone Chairman Lion Glen McClure gave his goals–each club have a membership drive, all members be more active, visit more clubs and take an office of responsibility in your club. Lion Glen asked all delegates to attend the State Convention in May to vote for PDG Lion Woody Conrad for International Director.

Lion Ann Miller said the Holiday Parade was a great success. The City was very crowded with parade-goers. The Club provided several Lions for parade line-up and crowd control. However, the City needs several more volunteers for crowd control. Let Lion Ann know if you have any suggestions for future parades.

PDG Lion Myron Amstutz received a Membership Satisfaction Award banner patch from Lions International for satisfying last years membership goals. PDG Lion Myron presented a check for $ 550 to Cloyd McNaull, Veterans

History Committee, to help pay for the Coast Guard Monument and bench in Ashland. More than $7,000 was raised by donations to provide an engraved granite memorial stone and an engraved granite bench.

For the Associated Charities Christmas fund, Club members “passed the hat” and raised $100.

Children will be able to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Farm and Home Hardware at 10 a.m - Noon on Saturday December 16 and 23. The Club will provide coloring books and pictures. December 21 will be the Christmas party at the regular meeting.

The Benediction was given by Lion Ann Miller.