A recent Francis Scott Key Lions Club meeting was filled with guests and activities.

They welcomed Brad Stone of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as speaker. He spoke of Frederick City’s Civil War involvement in the development of mass casualty protocols and treatments that are still used today and that we know as triage.

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Speaker Brad Stone of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Past District Governor Paul Cannada of the Thurmont Lions Club inducted the three newest FSK Lions: Lion Ellen Bennett, sponsored by Vice-president Paul Gray; Lion Sharyn Dupont, sponsored by Tailtwister/Lion Tamer Mark Morehead; and Lion Mark Jones, sponsored by Membership Chairman Sandra Evans.

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PID Richard Liebno, new Lion Mark Jones, PDG Paul Cannada, Membership Chairman Sandra Evans, new Lion Sharyn Dupont, Lion Tamer/Tailtwister Mark Morehead, new Lion Ellen Bennett, Vice-president Paul Gray, and King Lion Duane Voitel.

The club’s recognition and appreciation of local police officers through their Operation Blue Thank You continued with the club members welcoming Officer First Class Willie Buntley and Officer Niko Deanovich of the Frederick Police Department to dinner and the meeting.

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King Lion Duane Voitel with Frederick PD officers Willie Buntley and Niko Deanovich.

Also attending the meeting were Lions Clubs International Past International Director Richard and Lion Grace Liebno of the Deer Park Lions Club; and U.S. Navy Lt. James Harmon, grandson of PDG Cannada.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with almost 1.45 million members in approximately 47,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have assisted the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. Lions Clubs are comprised of individuals who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. If you are community-minded, consider joining the FSK Lions Club, celebrating 60 years of service to the Frederick community, and which meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Frederick VFW, 5901 Old National Pike, preceded by dinner at Capital Crave at 6 p.m. For reservations, contact Treasurer Toni Gray at 240/626-6030.

Community-minded persons interested in becoming a Lion and joining the FSK Lions Club are asked to visit www.fsklions.org, at facebook.com/FrancisScottKeyLionsClub, at twitter.com/FSKLions or www.flickr.com/photos/fsklions/, or contact Membership Chairman Sandra Evans through the club’s website, at membership@fsklions.org, or at 301/732-5262. To support the club’s charitable programs, visit www.cedarridgesoaps.com and use coupon code “FSKLions” upon check out (proceeds benefit Lions Clubs International Foundation).