LAST MEETING – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – There were 32 Lions in attendance along with one visiting Lion, Jim Jenkins, from the Flintstone Lions Club.  Local historian and author, former LaVale Lion Andrew Sparber was the guest speaker. The topic was, “The Ice Industry on the Potomac River in Cumberland.”

The Nomination Committee for the 2020-2021 Club officers and directors, and foundation directors had its first reading.

Tip board winners were Lions Dan Blackburn, Scott Yonce, and Jerry Chambers. The 50/50 was won by Lion President Ken Ward and the Honest Drawing was won by Lion Jerry Noel.

Given the changing health concern situation, future large gatherings, like the April 18th Park Clean-up and Super Service Project at the Library are subject to change.  The Kitzmiller Shrimp and Cabin Stew dinner is canceled. The Leader Dog Banquet is canceled. The District 22-W Cabinet Meeting on April 4th will be by teleconference.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, – April 7, 2020 - 6:30 pm, LaVale Vol. Fire Sept. Hall, 421 National Highway. CANCELED.

SERVICE - We are collecting old but clean T-shirts to be cut up and made into dog toys at the Roar Like a Lion Service Day on April 18.  We will be collecting the shirts at meetings.

Vision Screening – Lions Gary Llewellyn, Neal Blizzard and Steve Finger screened a record 125 youth at the School Readiness Fair, Country Club Mall, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Both screening instruments were busy from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. There were 7 referrals for follow up with a professional eye care provider.

Nominating Committee Report -

Nominations – Lion Warnick presented the first reading of the nominations for club officers for Lions Year 2020 – 2021.  The nominations are as follow:

Club Officers:         

            President:                                            Lion John Lewis

            First Vice President:                            Lion Scott Yonce

            Second Vice President:                      Lion Champ Zumbrun

            Third Vice President:                          Lion Chris Myers

            Secretary:                                           Lion Gary Llewellyn

            Treasurer:                                           Lion Harold Burgess

            Tail Twister:                                        Lion Ray Ross

            Lion Tamer:                                        Lion John Warnick

            Membership Committee Chair:          Lion Mark Malone

            LCIF Coordinator:                               Lion Elwood Glass




            Term Expiring 6/30/21            Lions Mark Kyle & Gregg Schaaf

            Term Expiring 6/30/22             Lions Steve Finger & Roger Robinette

            Term Expiring 6/30/23              Lions Jerry Chambers & Marty Tichnell


Foundation Directors:


            Term Expiring 6/30/21            Lions Terry Hostetler, Bob May, Don Peck

                                                                        Roger Robinette

            Term Expiring 6/30/22            Lions Brian Lang, Larry Rice, Randy Schry,

                                                                        Ed Weaver

            Term Expiring 6/30/23            Lions Neil Blizzard, Jay George, Jim Steinly

                                                                        Austin Murray


LIONETTES NEWS - The next meeting is at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Park Place United Methodist Church is CANCELED . 


March 17, 2020 – Tuesday, 6:00 pm – Friendship Night Dinner – Canceled.

March 24, 2020 Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors by Teleconference.

April 7, 2020 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - Regular Dinner/Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall  CANCELED

April 18, 2020 – Saturday, 9:00 amAnnual Earth Day Clean Up at Lions Field – Lion John Lewis is coordinating. Youth groups are participating. Lions and equipment needed.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 – 9:00 am - National Highway Clean-Up. Coordinated by Lion Champ Zumbrun.

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 11:00 am – to 1:00 pmDrop-In “Lions Roar” Service Dayat LaVale Branch Library, 815 National Hwy, La Vale, MD 21502. Lions are coordinating drop-in service projects for youth and youth groups to work on. Lion Charles Croft is coordinating.

April 21, 2020 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - Regular Dinner/Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall

April 28, 2020 Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors, LaVale Rescue Squad, 2nd Floor

WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS AND QUOTES– Prevention tips: Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene


NEXT NEWSLETTER –The next published and mailed paper newsletter publish date is April 7, 2020.  Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor 301.697.0424.