June 24, 2014

The recent installation of 2014-2015 officers of the Francis Scott Key Lions Club simultaneously was a happy, and a sad, occasion.

The evening began on a sad note with outgoing president Paul Gray announcing the June 21 passing of member J. Regis Hammond. Lion Hammond, a Melvin Jones Fellow, transferred his membership to the FSK Lions Club when he moved to the Frederick area 32 years ago, with his service in the Lions dating to 1954, a total of 60 years.

PDG Paul Cannada’s installation ceremony briefly enumerated the duties of each office and urged the new officers to work hard and do their utmost to make the club more successful in the coming year. In his acceptance remarks, new president Syed Anderabi indicated three goals: to improve his own attendance, since managing his multiple McDonald’s Restaurants sometimes precludes his attendance; to work on increasing the club’s membership; and to work with all the FSK Lions members to publicize the activities and service of the club and its members.

The newly elected officers installed that evening are: President Syed Anderabi, First Vice-president Duane Voitel, Secretary John Aulls, Treasurer Darlene Aulls, Immediate Past President and Lion Tamer Paul Gray, Directors Debbie Morehead and J. Lynn Stimmel, Membership Chairman Barbara Myers, and Tail Twister William Grove. Second Vice-president Danielle Allin and directors Wilbur Rice and Gerald Stewart were unable to attend.

The meeting also marked the final opportunity to contribute to District Governor Kent Eitemiller’s “Feed the Hungry” program by bringing nonperishable food items which will be donated to the Frederick Food Bank. DG Eitemiller originally had set a district-wide goal of 25,000 food items to be donated to local programs during the 2013-2014 year; however, that total was reached so quickly that the goal was raised to 100,000 food items. The district-wide total stood at 99,016 at the end of May. The FSK Lions donated a total of 455 items to the Frederick Food Bank during the 2013-2014 year, far surpassing the club goal of 300 items.

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 reservations, contact Secretary John Aulls at 301/662-2360. For additional information on the FSK Lions or on becoming a Lion, visit www.fsklions.org or contact Membership Chairman Barbara Myers through the club’s website, at 301/524-9837, or at .

FSK Lions Club 2014-2015 President's Pinning

Outgoing Francis Scott Key Lions Club president Paul Gray (right) pins

the club president’s pin on 2014-2015 president Syed Anderabi.



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