Huff addresses NC Lions Club

NEW CUMBERLAND – President Betsy Wells called a recent New Cumberland Lions Club meeting to order, followed by Lion Anna Raines giving the invocation and Lion Brian Webster leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jackie Huff of the Hancock County Health Department presented information on current programs, including the diabetes coalition, food handler’s class and shingles vaccine. For information about these programs, call the health department at (304) 564-3343 or visit

The previous meeting’s minutes and treasurer’s report were accepted and filed.

Betsy Wells and Treasurer Jim Wells attended the district conference and spoke about it. The club donated 1,657 pairs of used glasses at the conference.

Tickets for the quilt raffle were still available, and Lion Barbara Blackwell made a motion, seconded by Lion Anna Raines, that the club would purchase any remaining tickets and donate the quilt.

Betsy Wells announced a survey review meeting needs to be rescheduled.

Lion Bob Manypenny reported the New Cumberland Lions will place a broom order with the Newell Lions Club, ordering three dozen of each of the sizes. Small brooms will sell for $10 and large for $12.

Bob Manypenny noted the Lions Scholar of the Month has been selected at Oak Glen High School and thanked Lion Russ Flanigan for his assistance.

Betsy Wells noted April is Lions Family and Friends month and encouraged members to bring family and friends to Lions meetings and events. April 4 is World Lunch Relay.

Raines announced a Breakfast With the Easter Bunny at 10:30 a.m. April 5 at the Swaney Memorial Library located on Court Street. Volunteers are needed. The library also is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Russ Flanigan reported five Lions helped recycle 3,220 pounds of paper.

Lion Ryan Cervi made a motion, seconded by Lion Arland Lamp, to adjourn the meeting.

The next meeting will be April 15 at the New Cumberland City Building.