The Santa Maria Noontimers Lions in California honored Richard J. Hall, the club’s sole remaining charter member, at the club’s 50th anniversary celebration. Hall has maintained perfect attendance at weekly meetings. Alice Wahito Ndegwa of the Nairobi Langata Lions Club in Kenya has received numerous accolades while serving in many Lions leadership positions. A board member of the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, Ndegwa has initiated and coordinated free eye camps and has sponsored eight new clubs. The Loveland Lions in Colorado presented Dale “Timber Dan” Vander Linden with the Colorado Lions Foundation Humanitarian Award for his work initiating the Timber Dan Antique and Collective Toy Show, which has raised nearly $175,000 since 1987 for Lions’ projects. Formerly a member of the Parker Lions Club in Colorado, Vander Linden is currently a Delano Lion in Minnesota. River Falls, Wisconsin, Lion James D. Foster, 90, has celebrated many milestones. He served as an International Director from 1968 to 1970 and now at 90, he and his wife, Mercedes, will soon be celebrating their 70th anniversary. His carefullycrafted wooden toy cars, measuring between 5 and 10 inches each, have brought joy to hundreds of children. More than 160 toys made in Foster’s basement woodworking shop have been shipped to Ghana. Others are donated to help children have a joyful Christmas holiday. “The cars have given me something to do and keep me out of mischief,” he told rivertowns. net. “I’m just doing my part for people in need.”
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