Barnwell Lions Club changes leadership

  • Outgoing president John Young (left) passes the gavel to Lion John McHenry (center). Also pictured is District Governor Pat Friday.

Barnwell Lions Club changed leadership at their dinner meeting on August 23.

Lion John Young, outgoing President, passed the gavel to Lion John McHenry as District Governor Pat Friday from Aiken looked on.

Lion District Governor Friday reported on the happenings of Lionism in our District and state, and invited all Lions to our District 32B Mid-Winter Rally in Aiken on January 28, 2017. She complimented our small club on the activities we are sponsoring which promotes our efforts to combat seeing and hearing losses among our local citizens.

This is the Sentinel Year for Lions Club International, and any new members joining a Lions Club through July 1, 2017, will receive a Lions International Certificate and be recognized as a Sentinel Lion.

The International Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world. Lion President John McHenry reported that we would be conducting a screening clinic in Barnwell County in January.

The Lions Club birthday calendar sale for 2017 has just been completed and he congratulated Lion Billy Parsons for his usual excellent work as the Chairman. The purchased calendars should arrive about October, and we will have extra calendars if you desire to purchase one. Brooms, mops and child’s broom sales are year round, and may be purchased from any Lions Club member. Selling of calendars and brooms are our main source of income.

Our Environmental Cleanup program will be conducted at Ray’s Crossing Landing this fall.

Barnwell Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Barnwell Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Dinner is served, and if you would like to attend, contact Lion John McHenry, President or Lion Tommy Sanders, Membership Chair or any other Barnwell Lion Club member.