ANNIVERSARIES FEBRUARY 2013 90 YEARS: Bellflower Family, Calif.; Collinsville, Ill.; Gastonia Evening, N.C.; Russellville, Ark. 85 YEARS: Atlantic, Iowa; Atmore, Ala.; Bath, Pa.; Jasper, Ala.; Paradise Township, Pa.; South Portland, Maine; Wetumpka, Ala. 80 YEARS: Carlisle, Pa.; Carrollton, Ga. 75 YEARS: Big Rapids, Mich.; Central Richmond Hill, ON, CAN; Centre, Ala.; Coalinga, Calif.; Delmar, Del.; Donna, Texas; Elloree, S.C.; Hebron, Md.; Hueytown, Ala.; Hurlock, Md.; Kerman, Calif.; Leland, Miss.; Little River, Kan.; Marquette, Kan.; Menlo Park Host, Calif.; Moorefield, W.V.; Moundridge, Kan.; Newport, Pa.; Rockville, Md.; San Germán Alfredo Vivoni Acosta, P.R.; Seaford, Del. 50 YEARS: Cheadle, AB, CAN; Cupey, P.R.; Kingston, Wis.; Lac du Bonnet, MB, CAN; MacGregor, MB, CAN; Milton, ON, CAN; Randolph, Utah; St. David’s and District, ON, CAN; Waitsburg, Wash.; Wasaga Beach, ON, CAN 25 YEARS: Edmonton the City of Champions, AB, CAN; Fairbanks Choice, Alaska; Greely, ON, CAN; Visalia Charter Oak, Calif. Anniversaries are based on the official records of Lions Clubs International. The recorded charter date at LCI sometimes differs from local club records. HIGHER KEYS ISSUED DURING OCTOBER 2012 KEY OF NATIONS (100 MEMBERS) • Lion K. S. Kannan, Chennai Padi Heaven City, India GRAND MASTER KEY (50 MEMBERS) • Lion John Morgan Jr., Detroit Northwest, Michigan • Lion Yancey Watkins, Murray, Kentucky • Lion Starlene Buie, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee CALENDAR 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS SENIOR MASTER KEY (25 MEMBERS) • Lion Jack Welch, Copperas Cove, Texas • Lion L. Allen Fors, Memphis Southern College of Optometry, Tennessee • Lion Salvatore Velardi, Hammonton, New Jersey • Lion Saiful Islam, Dhaka Daffodil, Rep. of Bangladesh • Lion Dipak Sao, Purulia Manbhum, India • Lion Anilbhai Jain, Godhra, India • Lion Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Barwani City, India Because of early publication deadlines, LION Magazine does not include the most current list of Higher Keys. To view the most current list, search for Membership Key Award Program at www. lionsclubs.org. FEBRUARY FEB. 1: International Peace Poster contest winners will be notified on or before this date. FEB. 1: Lions Day with the United Nations FEB. 2-5: Advanced (Senior) Lions Leadership Institute - Africa (Oran, Algeria) FEB. 2-5: Faculty Development Institute - Africa (Oran, Algeria) FEB. 15: Standard, Core 4 and IAG grant application deadline for review at the April 2013 board meeting FEB. 22-25: Advanced (Senior) Lions Leadership Institute - Constitutional Area I: USA, its affiliates, Bermuda and the Bahamas (Oak Brook, IL, USA) Advanced (Senior) Lions Leadership Institute - Constitutional Area II: Canada (Oak Brook, IL, USA) INFORMATION IN MEMORIAM Past International Director Hans Hermann Sturm, who served on the international board of directors from 1978 to 1980, has died. He became a Lion in 1957 and was a member of the Dusseldorf Hofgarten, Germany, Lions Club. A businessman, he also served as the association’s liaison officer to UNESCO. FOR THE RECORD As of November 30, Lions Clubs International had 1,361,802 members in 46,672 clubs and 753 districts in 207 countries and geographic areas.
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