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Fulton Lions Install New Officers, Present Awards

The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2013-14 and presented club awards for the 2012-13-club year at its June 13 meeting.

Donald LaBarge succeeds David Dingman as president. This will be Labarge’s second time serving as president.  Other officers installed included: James Sokolowski, first vice president; Kevin Michaels, second vice president; Kenneth Ruscitto, third vice president; Michelle Stanard, secretary; and Ron Browning, treasurer. Other officers installed include: David Dingman, membership chair; Deana Michaels, assistant secretary; Gail Holmes, assistant treasurer; Charles McIntyre, lion tamer; Roberta Boteler , assistant lion tamer; Brett Tallents tail twister; Charles McIntyre, assistant tail twister; Robert Weston and Steve Chirello, two-year directors; and,  Jesse Yardley and Leo Chirello, one-year directors. Lion Robert Seibert of Liverpool, past Lions International director and past district governor, presided over the installation.

Lion Past President Fred Aldrich, right receives the Lions International Distinguished Service Award from President David Dingman (right) and incoming President Donald Labarge. “The award is given in sincere appreciation and recognition of distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the objects and furtherance of Lionism, “ Dingman said. Lion Charles McIntyre (absent from photo) received Lions Clubs International’s Melvin Jones Fellowship. A Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest honor that Lions International can bestow, Dingman said. This award recognizes a person’s commitment to humanitarian service.
Lion Past President Fred Aldrich, right receives the Lions International Distinguished Service Award from President David Dingman (right) and incoming President Donald Labarge. “The award is given in sincere appreciation and recognition of distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the objects and furtherance of Lionism, “ Dingman said. Lion Charles McIntyre (absent from photo) received Lions Clubs International’s Melvin Jones Fellowship. A Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest honor that Lions International can bestow, Dingman said. This award recognizes a person’s commitment to humanitarian service.

“Fulton Past President Fred Aldrich received Lions Clubs International’s Distinguished Service Award,” Dingman said. “Charles McIntyre was the recipient of a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

“A Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest honor that Lions International can bestow. This award recognizes a person’s commitment to humanitarian service. Lion McIntyre, is always there to help on every project and he is an ‘anchorman’ for Lionism in Fulton.

“Lion Aldrich, in addition to leading us a past president, has chaired the annual Duck Derby for two years and has been one of our ‘go-to’ members whenever we need to get a job done.

Fulton Lions Club Immediate Past President David Dingman, right, congratulates President Donald Labarge. This will be the second time Labarge has served as club president.
Fulton Lions Club Immediate Past President David Dingman, right, congratulates President Donald Labarge. This will be the second time Labarge has served as club president.

“Chartered in 1953, our club continues to be the largest and most active in our district. We look forward to our annual Duck Derby—which is Sept. 8 this year instead of Labor Day—to kick-off our next year of service to the greater Fulton community and our annual Lions Loot Sweepstakes in October.”

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