Joseph B. DeFina, district governor for Lions Clubs International’s 20-Y1 district, accepts a check from the Fulton Lions Club for $1,000 toward the construction of the new Ronald McDonald House in Syracuse from James Sokolowski, Fulton club president. DeFina, of Rome, has made helping the Ronald McDonald House his community service project during his year as district governor. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central New York is to create, identify, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and families in Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania. The Fulton club, with 50 members, is one of the largest and most active in their district. Lions clubs are committed to sight and hearing preservation. The Fulton Lions Club, also know for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Labor Day Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For further information on Fulton Lions, visit www.FultonLionsClub.org.