General Club Information:
Upcoming Theological Presentation to the FSK LIONS Club.
Emily Stetler, Assistant Professor of Theology at Mount St. Mary’s
University, Emmitsburg, will speak to the Francis Scott Key Lions Club
on Tuesday 3/25 about “Three Faiths, One God: Similarities Among
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” Conflict, both ancient and
contemporary, falling along religious lines may give the impression that
harmony among religions is an impossibility. In particular, relations
among Jews, Christians, and Muslims has been and at times and in places,
continues to be, politically charged, with tensions sometimes flaring
into violence. Yet Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share common roots,
and their traditions show a strong family resemblance. Both the
teachings and the practices of these religions are more alike than
different, and a greater appreciation for these similarities yields a
richer understanding for not only the other religions, but one's own.
FSK LIONS LEARN ABOUT QUINN HALL OF FAME
February 27, 2014
|A general history of the YMCA and the history of Frederick County’s
Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame were the topics of discussion when
Frederick County YMCA CEO Chris Colville addressed the Francis Scott Key
Lions Club at its annual “sports night” meeting. Her 29 years of YMCA
experience include service in Indiana, Kentucky, Arizona, and Texas,
before coming to Frederick in 2012. Frederick’s YMCA was founded in 1858
and, besides being one of the oldest YMCAs in the nation, is the
second-largest in Maryland and the 7th largest employer in the county.
The YMCA is “not just a ‘swim and gym’”; it has become family-centered
and family-oriented. The Frederick County YMCA has been in its current
location since 1965. The Sports Hall of Fame is named for Alvin G.
Quinn, who was hired by the local YMCA in 1919 as general secretary and
stayed with the organization until the early 1950s. The HOF was created
in 1977 and currently has 227 inductees; the induction ceremony occurs
the first weekend in February each year.
Frederick County YMCA CEO Chris Colville is shown with
FSK Lions First Vice-president Duane Voitel after speaking to the club
about the history of the YMCA and the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of
The FSK Lions have an annual sports night where
members are encouraged to wear apparel in support of their favorite
sport, team, or athlete. This year’s “colors” included (clockwise from
back left) Barbara Myers, Washington Redskins; Paul Gray, Baltimore
Orioles and Baltimore Ravens; Lynn Stimmel, Dale Earnhardt Jr./NASCAR;
Duane Voitel, Tony Stewart/NASCAR; Mark and Deborah Morehead, Baltimore
Orioles; and John Aulls, University of Maryland Terrapins.
The FSK Lions meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at
the Barbara Fritchie Candystick Restaurant, 1513 West Patrick Street, Frederick.
Dinner is $16.50 a person. For additional information on the FSK Lions or on
becoming a Lion, visit www.fsklions.org or contact Membership Chairman Darlene
Aulls at 301/662-2360.
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FRANCIS SCOTT KEY
LIONS CLUB HEALTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
For Non-Traditional Students’ Continuing Education
LIONS INTERNATIONAL PIN TRADING CLUB
Visit our Scholarship page for more
"Rockin' the Vest" Music Video
you seen the
Lions rap video "Rockin' the Vest?" We
want this video to go viral to show as many
people as possible the great work Lions do -
and get them excited about serving their
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include information about how your club is
improving the community.
A radio PSA version is also available.
new to Frederick? You'll find the FSK Lions are a warm, welcoming group
of people with social and business contacts throughout the area. By
working on community service projects, you'll get to know the exceptional
people of Frederick, and the FSK Lions. You'll also savor that
extraordinary feeling of goodness which comes from making a positive
change in the life of someone in need.
your time in visiting, and hope you will contact our Membership Chair
to set up a visit with us. You can join us at our usual supper meeting
(the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month) or learn more about Lions by
pitching in on a project.
like to learn a little about that Francis Scott Key fellow? Or how about
hearing the National Anthem right at your computer? You can also get
some insight into Frederick, both the city and county, from the links
below. Click, and learn!
Lions International site, you will learn about the history of the Lions,
the breadth of Lions work around the world, and neat stuff like key
chains and golf hats available at the site.