The Cold Spring Harbor Lions in New York celebrated Lion Margaret Norton’s 104th birthday in February. Norton has been an active member since 2000. Her husband was the club’s charter president in 1954. Norton taught sixth- and eighth-grade language arts for 38 years and penned a memoir, “Maggie’s Memories: A View of Cold Spring Harbor.” The Heartland Lions in Vermont donated a scoreboard to a school’s athletic field in memory of notable Lion and athletic supporter, Martin Adams. The Vinalhaven Lions in Maine are proud of their most dedicated member, Louis Martin. Martin, a Lion since 1978, has recruited and welcomed many new members to his club in a small island community. A steadfast fixture wherever help is needed, Martin also boasts a large Lions pin collection that he enjoys showing off at every opportunity. Sterling Lion Davida Luehrs received the Volunteer of the Year for the Mid- Atlantic Region Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Virginia resident was honored for spearheading the VisionWalk 5K and for her work raising funds for vision research. Northville Lion Anthony Heckemeyer made a 600-mile journey from Michigan to the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in Iowa where he attended the Puppy Days event during which inmates showcased their work with the Leader Dogs in-training. Heckemeyer met and thanked the inmate who trained his Leader Dog, Harry, and learned how much the inmate also benefited from this program. In Pennsylvania, the Leechburg Gilpin Lions installed a new playground dedicated to 55-year member Ufemio “Fem” Biagioni in honor of his long and devoted service. Biagioni has served in every club office and is known as the first Lion to volunteer for any project and the last to see it through.
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