New Cumberland Lions meet

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club met recently, with President Richard Blackwell leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Mark Gittings giving the invocation.

Nicole Fankhouser and Krista Diserio, of the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, were the guest speakers and spoke about the Consumer Affairs Committees, which help those with disabilities in making informed choices and obtaining equal treatment, employment, independent living and economic and social self-sufficiency. The committee works provides activities and works in cooperation with businesses, government bodies and health care provides.

For information on the services, call (304) 723-5311.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were accepted as read.

Environmental Chair Russ Flanigan reported the club received a banner patch for achieving the district-set goal for number of trees planted for the 2011-2012 club year.

The group received thank-you cards from the United Church Social Service Union, Oak Glen High School girls soccer team and Seeing Hand Association for donations.

Past district governors Eva Dague and Jeff Baxter informed the club the 2012 Highlands car show in Tridelphia raised enough money to allow the district to purchase screening equipment to test children aged six months and older for possible eye diseases and eye-related problems. The next show will be Sept. 2 at the Highlands. All proceeds will benefit the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation, which provides free eye surgeries, equipment, screenings and hearing aids to West Virginians with limited or nonexistant insurance coverage.

For information, call Dague at (304) 649-6923 or Baxter at (304) 904-0123.

Lion Bob Manypenny reported the club will hold a paper drive, the date to be announced.

Lion Dorothy Hawkes reported the New Cumberland Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Christian Church. All three honorees are Lions Club members, including Bill Fields and the late Hugh Tate, who will be honored for their lifetime achievements and contributions to their community, and Charlie Mitchell, who will receive the Spirit of Scouting Award. Donations of cookies are needed for the reception following the ceremony.

Lion Bob Manypenny reported the Methodist Men will host a wild game feed at 5 p.m. Feb. 2.

Lion Robert McNeil said the new display case will arrive soon, and the group requests that members donate memorabilia.

Lion John Ashcroft made a motion, seconded by Lion John Edwards, to adjourn.

The next meeting will be Tuesday at the New Cumberland City Building.