LAST MEETING Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – There were 90 LaVale Lions, visiting Lions, Lionettes, spouses and guests for our 65th Charter Night celebration the completion of 64 years of service to our community, region, district, state, nation and the world. First Vice District Governor Barbara Brimigion, Freedom District Lions Club, was the guest speaker and dedicated our charter for another year of service. Also attending were Immediate Past District Governor Gerry Beachy, Grantsville Lions Club, Region I Chairperson Sue Beachy, North Branch Lions Club, and District 22-W Region I Global Action Team Specialist Bridgette Karalewitz, Lonaconing Lions Club.

A memorial service honoring departed LaVale Lions Stanley Perdew, John Burkey, and Carol Ways was conducted by Lion Terry Hostetler. Service Chevrons were presented to Lions Brad Duffy, 10 years and Mark Kyle, 20 Years.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of Melvin Jones Fellow recognition to Lions Ed Dawson and Carl Belt. These fine Lions were honored for their contributions to the success of the Lions Club by their dedication and successful efforts. In addition, Lion Don Peck was honored with a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, recognition of continued dedication to the objects and purposes of Lionism over an extended period.

The 50/50 was won by Lion Marty Tichnell.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – 6:30 pm, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1, 421 National Highway. Ms. Danielle L. Dabrowski, Director of Veterans Services, Frostburg State University Veterans Center, will be our guest speaker. Our Peace Poster Contest winning artists and families will join us for dinner.

FOLLOWING MEETING Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm, Lion’s Den, Lions Field, Braddock RD, LaVale. This is a brief combined member and board of directors meeting with no dinner and no program.


BBQ Committee Turn in your Ticket money and unsold tickets at the December 3rd meeting.

Boys and Girls Committee –The shopping spree with the Parkside School children was a success. The event was on Saturday, November 23rd at the Country Club Mall Walmart store. The Lionettes again provided gifts and the kids had breakfast at the McDonalds in the store.

Christmas Tree Sales — Lion Cole Brown REVISED Christmas Tree Sale Roster attached.

Sales Lot Set Up is 9:00 am on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Tree delivery and set up is 8:00 am on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Sales begin on Thursday, October 5th at 10:00 am

Check your date and time slot closely. Saturday and Sunday will be the familiar shifts: 9am -1pm; 1pm – 5pm; 5pm - 9pm. Monday through Thursday will be 10am – 2pm; 1pm – 5pm; 4pm - 8pm.  Friday will be 10am – 2pm; 1pm – 5pm; 5pm – 9 pm. 

Visitation—Lion John Warnick has stepped into the role of Visitation Chairperson. Let’s support Lion John so he can be the best visitation chairperson he can be.


Neal Blizzard              

James Castle           

James Bukovec        

Stanley Kesner        


Glen T. Roberts                      2002

John G. Warnick                     2011

Gregg Schaaf                         2014

Larry B. Brock                         2015

David E. “Dave” Sneathen      2015

James A. Bukovec, Jr .           2016

Albert L. “Al” Feinstein            2016

Brian M. Lang                         2018


Marie Robinette        

LIONETTES NEWSThe December meeting will be the Christmas Dinner, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 pm, at Hobo’s Restaurant.  The cost is $20 per person and the entertainment will be Ricky Howser.

CARE AND CONCERN Lionette Judy Hamilton is back at home at last after surgery and rehabilitation. Lions George Gilmore, Ray Ross, and Clyde Norris are all improving from various issues or surgeries.  Thank goodness. Please keep these Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Jerry and Debbie Chambers, Jim Castle, Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Charles and Dianna Schwab and family, Lion Ed Dawson and family, Lion John Engel, and family, Lion Gary Llewellyn and family, and Lion Ron Clites.


December 3, 2019 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner/Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept.

December 4, 2019, - Wednesday, 9:00 am Lions Den, set up the Christmas Tree Lot.

December 5, 2019 – Thursday, 8:00 am – Lions Den at Lions Field - Christmas Tree Delivery & Set up.

December 5, 2019 – Thursday, 10:00 am – Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath sale begins.

December 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm, Lion’s Den at Lions Field – Brief combined Membership Meeting and Board Meeting. No dinner and no program. Grand Prize winners for the 20-20 Club cash drawing are awarded.

January 7, 2020 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm - Regular Dinner/Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept.

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

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


“Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date December 17, 2019. Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424