Lions celebrate 75th Anniversary

Members of the Lions Club of Logan celebrated their 75th Anniversary in style on Sat., June 13, at their new regular meeting place — the First Presbyterian Church on Stratton Street. It was an evening of friendship, family and food, as members of the club gathered with their family to celebrate 75 years of helping people with vision problems, assisting community projects and doing other charitable acts.

Along the way the club celebrated a few of their own members for their own contributions to Lionism.

“Phillip has had about 30 years of Lionism,” longtime Lions member Roger Perry quipped to his friend and fellow former Lions president Ken Nunley. Both men were joined at the events by their sons. Jay Nunley acted as master of ceremonies for the event and Phillip Perry brought along his children for the celebration, which was a bit of a family reunion as well. His mother Susan is also an active member of the Lions. Other members brought along spouses, friends and dates to the event which featured a delicious dinner catered by Granny Jack’s.

Roger Perry noted he was a schoolboy when he first began paying attention to the Lions Club, noting that an outing that featured a train ride to a baseball game made him realize the Lions had a lot of fellowship and fun as well as doing good works.

“Over the course of 75 years, thousands of people with problems got assistance with their vision thanks to this club,” Jay Nunley noted.

Linda Brennan received an award for her work with the affiliated LEO club in Logan. Glen Ables noted she has twice as many LEOS in her club as the average in the state as he honored her with the Ray Gore award.

Susan Perry received the Ralph Queen Award and Tom Aguirre received a special award for his many years as treasurer.

This year’s officers were sworn in by Roger Perry, himself a past president. They included: Tom Aguirre as Tail Twister; John Turner as Lion Tamer; Gerry Samson as treasurer; Kathy Guy as Secretary; Dwight Neal as Vice President and Glen Ables as president.

Ables said the main goal of the Lions in the coming year had to be increasing membership.

“The more people we have, the less we work the same people to death,” he quipped.

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