The Norfolk Lions held their end of the year dinner at the Franklin Country Club on Friday, June 8th. It was an opportunity to reflect on the past years accomplishments and have some fun. We were excited to have our annual sponsors join us and see first hand how their support contributed to our success.
President Bill Hawkins reflected the success of the fund raising events (new and old), the committees responsible for organizing and planning those events, the growth and participation of our members. Bill was excited to report this was a record breaking fund raising year for our club. We were able to distribute over $95,000 to local and national organizations including but not limited to Mass Lions Eye Research Fund, front line organizations for opioid addiction, diabetes and the Fischer House.
Bill presented awards to the following individuals:
Kim Galvin - Secretary's Award
Kevin Roche - President's Appreciation Award
Danielle Rochefort - Outstanding Lion Award
Alvaro Tobar - Outstanding Lion Award
Dany Rochefort - Lion of the Year Award
Scott Dittrich - William T. Murphy Sight Award
Bruce Beans - Melvin Jones Award
The 2018-2019 officers and board of directors were sworn in by our Past District Governor Paul Calnan. Their term will begin on July 1st, 2018. President Elect Kim Galvin summarized some of her goals for the coming year with a focus on increasing our service oriented projects.
Kim Galvin - President
Dany Rochefort - Secretary
Anne-Marie Smith - 1st Vice President
Micheal Lemenager - 2nd Vice President
VP Services - Kevin Roche
Treasurer - Ray Cisneros
Assistant Treasurer - Todd Lindmark
Membership Chair - Joan Abramson
Tail Twister - David Brady
Lion Tamer - John Pokorny
LCIF Coordinator - Paul Calnan
Board of Directors
Bruce Beans, Al Boza, Jack Campbell, Mark Conley, Dan Crafton, Jonathan Garven, Bill Hawkins, Cindy Ladue, Paul Lugten, Patti McCarty, Ed Melanson, Walter O'Hearn, Danielle Rochefort, Lisa Roney, Tara Spellman, Gerry St. Amand, Jim Tomaszewski, Frank Zolli