District governor shares goals with Mingo Lions Club

The September opening dinner meeting of the Mingo Lions Club was held at Schuetz Funeral Home with Jeff Schuetz serving as host, providing the meal and returning to the club their donations for it.

District 13G Gov. Greg Halley, the health commissioner of the Wayne County Health Department since 1994 and a member of the Wooster-Madisonburg Evening Lions Club since becoming a Lion in March 2002, was the guest speaker.

He presented the governor’s pin to James Freiling, club president, and Clara Sue Milewsky, secretary. Dr. William Johns presented Halley with a gift on behalf of the club.

Halley has served in various capacities in the Lions organization and has received numerous Lions awards, including three international president certificates of appreciation, two Council of Governor’s medals of merit and a Lions Club International District Governor Team Excellence Award. He has attended two International Lions Conventions, including the most recent convention held in Hamburg, Germany, and has completed the Senior Lions Leadership Institute Training held in Albuquerque, N.M.

Halley identified goals for his term, including vision screening activity and building on establishing teams of trained Lions capable of providing screening services for district preschoolers. He said the district will provide at least two training courses on use of the vision screening equipment. This training and other district activities will result in 35 percent of district Lions Clubs offering vision screening services for their communities in Lions year 2013-14.

Halley said district clubs are encouraged to adopt one “active” service project during the club year; he hopes to have at least two functioning Campus Clubs; and he will work with local clubs to increase membership.

He told the club members that he appreciates their service and patriotism.

Halley presented Jim Freiling, club president, and Clara Sue Milewsky, secretary, with the governor’s pin. Dr. William Johns presented him with a gift on behalf of the club.

Freiling gave a report on Mingo Community Days where the club had a stand. Schuetz, who provided the use of his trailer and was in charge of the stand, presented a check to the club for the proceeds. Freiling thanked Schuetz and other members who helped, including John Fabian.

Bill Snyder gave a report on the zone meeting that he and Terry Snyder attended. Terry Snyder gave a report on the Leadership School that she and Bill attended.

Discussion was held on the flags at Cherry Blossom Park. Karen Edwards, education chairman, will be in charge of the Lions Peace Poster Contest. Bill Snyder won the drawing.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 21 at the Mingo Medical Group Office Building. Johns will provide the menu, and Terry Snyder will be the caller.