Lions make donation, welcome District Governor


By Wilmington Lions



The Wilmington Lions welcomed a new member at the Monday, Aug. 20 club meeting. Visiting District Governor Lydia Houser from the Mad River Lions Club officiated at the induction ceremony of new Lion David Harp of Wilmington. The club now has 81 members. From left are Houser, (partially hidden) Lion Ryan Page, Harp, and his sponsor, Past Club President Lion John Beireis.

The Wilmington Lions welcomed a new member at the Monday, Aug. 20 club meeting. Visiting District Governor Lydia Houser from the Mad River Lions Club officiated at the induction ceremony of new Lion David Harp of Wilmington. The club now has 81 members. From left are Houser, (partially hidden) Lion Ryan Page, Harp, and his sponsor, Past Club President Lion John Beireis.


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The Wilmington Lions Club made a contribution to United Way of Clinton County at Monday night’s meeting. Club From left, President Lion John Hibbs presented United Way CEO/President Amanda Harrison with the check for $300 from the club. 1st VP and Program Director Lion Ryan Page participated in the presentation.


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WILMINGTON — Ohio Lions District 13OH6 District Governor Lydia Houser and her husband Lion Rick Houser visited the Wilmington Lions Club at the Monday, Aug. 20 meeting.

DG Lydia said since the early 1950s the Lions of Ohio have supported the Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation by providing money in the form of grants for eye research. A primary research facility founded by the Lions resides at Ohio State University.

Over the years their research has developed breakthroughs such as contact lenses back in the 1960s and, more recently, a cure for river blindness.

Presently, research is focusing on eye problems that develop in babies during pregnancy plus research to prevent damage from direct exposure from ground-aimed laser beams at aircraft pilots.

All the monies collected for the OLERF remain in Ohio research.

Lydia also took the opportunity to present the Wilmington Lions with the Ohio Lions State Council of Governors banner. This banner represents all seven Ohio District Governors and their personal designed pins.

DG Lydia is the third Governor and first female Governor since the Ohio Lions were redistricted in 2016. Past District Governor Gary De Fayette from Wilmington was the first Governor to serve the new District 13OH6. Lions Clubs International which started its second century of service in 2017 with the Organizations first female International President, International President Gudrun Yngvadottir from Gardabaer, Iceland.

The Wilmington Lions welcomed a new member at the Monday, Aug. 20 club meeting. Visiting District Governor Lydia Houser from the Mad River Lions Club officiated at the induction ceremony of new Lion David Harp of Wilmington. The club now has 81 members. From left are Houser, (partially hidden) Lion Ryan Page, Harp, and his sponsor, Past Club President Lion John Beireis.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_New-Member-Inducted.jpgThe Wilmington Lions welcomed a new member at the Monday, Aug. 20 club meeting. Visiting District Governor Lydia Houser from the Mad River Lions Club officiated at the induction ceremony of new Lion David Harp of Wilmington. The club now has 81 members. From left are Houser, (partially hidden) Lion Ryan Page, Harp, and his sponsor, Past Club President Lion John Beireis. Courtesy photos

The Wilmington Lions Club made a contribution to United Way of Clinton County at Monday night’s meeting. Club From left, President Lion John Hibbs presented United Way CEO/President Amanda Harrison with the check for $300 from the club. 1st VP and Program Director Lion Ryan Page participated in the presentation.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_United-Way-Contribution.jpgThe Wilmington Lions Club made a contribution to United Way of Clinton County at Monday night’s meeting. Club From left, President Lion John Hibbs presented United Way CEO/President Amanda Harrison with the check for $300 from the club. 1st VP and Program Director Lion Ryan Page participated in the presentation. Courtesy photos

By Wilmington Lions