Emma Jenkins, right, is serving as president of the Imperial Lions Club for 2017-18, taking over for past president Jayne Henry. (Johnson Publications photo)

New Lions Club officers start 2017-18 year

    Members of the Imperial Lions Club are well into their new year, with new officers at the helm of the local service organization.
    After a busy Chase County Fair week that involved members in bingo and the parade, the club met Aug. 29 for their annual family potluck at the Campbell Park picnic shelter.
    During the short meeting, treasurer Miles Colson reviewed the club’s bingo report, which showed a total of 49,624 cards were played over the four-day bingo operation. That’s an increase of almost 2,600 cards over the 2016 operation.
    After all expenses are in, the club will realize an estimated $8,000 profit from this year’s bingo operation. Profits are used for the club’s service projects.
    The club will hold its annual bingo appreciation supper for all workers on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Patrick Parish Hall. Workers will be receiving invitations soon.
    The club also discussed setting times for providing student eye screenings in Imperial at both preschools, using the digital eye screeners owned by the Nebraska Lions.
    New officers for the 2017-18 year include Emma Jenkins, president; Sheryl Curtis, first vice president; Kylee Margritz, second vice president; Miles Colson, treasurer; Jayne Henry, secretary; and Jordan Hammerlun, membership chairman.

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