New Lions Club officers will take over July 1
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
New officers for the Imperial Lions Club will take over the organization’s reins July 1. Officer installation took place at the club’s Tuesday night meeting this week.
Jordan Hammerlun will assume the presidency of the club, taking the gavel from 2013-14 president Troy Worth.
Other officers for the 2014-15 year will be Dave Fulton, first vice president; Jayne Henry, secretary; Miles Colson, treasurer; Michelle Spady, membership chairman; Fr. Bernard Lorenz, tail twister; and Patty Fulton, lion tamer.
Imperial Lion Nick Schultz, a past Lions District Governor and Council Chairman, installed the new officers. He said every officer in the club is important as they work together to make the Imperial club successful.
Outgoing President Worth recognized the club’s newest members, Gene and Tracy Heathers, who recently joined the Imperial Lions.
He also noted incoming president Hammerlun received a pin and letter from Lions Clubs International recognizing her recruitment of new members.
The club is beginning its presale of peaches, a project it has coordinated for several years. Only presale orders will be taken as in the past, with delivery this year expected in early September.
Order forms, call lists and posters were distributed to members. Chairman of the peach committee is Angie Worth. Her committee includes Merril Humphreys, Patty Fulton and Jan Schultz.
Pre-orders will be taken until July 21. Last year, the club sold 257 lugs of peaches. Any Lions club member can be contacted to order.
In other business, the club donated $100 to the city’s fireworks fund and discussed its annual bingo stand at the Chase County Fair.
The club will meet at the bingo stand for its July 22 meeting at 7 p.m., when they will determine if work needs done on the building prior to the fair in August.