Members of the LESAGE, WEST VIRGINIA, Lions Club rang the bells to raise money for the Salvation Army. Several Lions volunteered their time as bell ringers at different locations, but all wore Lions’ apparel, displayed the Lions logo on banners and distributed information about the association to passersby. HYDERABAD COSMO Lions in INDIA sponsored a Strides Lions Diabetes Walk that attracted 100 walkers who promoted the importance of diabetes awareness during this annual “signature” project. More than 200 Lions gathered in ARIZONA to rededicate themselves to the principles of Lionism. International Director Dick Sawyer, Past International President Bill Biggs and Past International Director Dana Biggs joined the Lions at FT.THOMAS, where Melvin Jones was born while his father served in the United States Army in 1879. CHESTERLions in NEW JERSEYsponsored an Oktoberfest that also marked the 40th anniversary of the club. Proceeds from the event were donated to The Soldiers’ Angels, an organization that supports servicemen and woman and the Lions Eye Research Foundation to aid glaucoma treatment. Members of the LEAD-DEADWOOD Lions Club in SOUTH DAKOTA have had a busy year since the club was chartered: highway clean-ups, donations of cash and canned goods to a local food pantry, collecting more than 400 eyeglasses and helping purchase a hearing aid For a 2-year-old were among the many activities they pursued. ANNIVERSARIES MARCH 2010 85 Years: Blacksburg, VA; Waupaca, WI; Abilene, KS; Overland, MO; Yreka Host and Roseville Host, CA; Edgeley, ND; Honesdale, PA; Belleville, NJ; Bremerton Central, WA; Floral Park, NY; and North Bay, Ontario, CAN. 80 Years:Watertown, WI; Clarksville, IA; Norton, KS; Perryville, MO; Lone Pine, CA; Lemmon, SD; Medicine Bow, WY; and Wenactchee Central, WA. 75 Years: South Hill, VA; Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, FL; Bloomfield, KY; Brewton Greater Brewton, AL; Benton, IL; Crescent, OK; Rifle, CO; Mount Clemens, MI; Honey Brook and Nanticoke, PA; Taber, Alberta, CAN. 50 Years:Washington Chi-Am, D. C.; Winsted, CT; Dayton Bridgewater and Virginia Beach Aragona Pembroke, VA; Brussels and Coon Valley, WI; Satellite Beach, FL; Portland Lloyd, OR; Monadnock, NH; Valley, MO; Grant Park and Flanagan, IL; Austin Northeast and Santa Fe, TX; Tracy Breakfast, CA; Blue Earth and Le Sueur, MN; Little Rock SW Little Rock, AR; Mona Shores and Houghton Lake, MI; Mossleigh, Alberta, CAN; Riverview, New Brunswick, CAN; and Sillery Ste Foy, Quebec, CAN. 25 Years: Clyman, WI; Man, WV; Olathe Noon, KS; Lake in the Hills, IL; Sidney, Cut and Shoot Family and Houston Chinese American, TX; Los Angeles Forerunners, CA; Detroit New Center and Schoolcraft, MI; White Haven Center, PA; New York Eagle, NY; Mont Laurier, Quebec, CAN; and Whistler, British Columbia, CAN. NOVEMBER 2009 Key of Nations (100) • Lion Om Prakash Arora, Mankhurd, India Grand Master Key (50 Members) • Lion Dale Beaston, Ickesburg, Pennsylvania Senior Master Key (25 Members) • Lion Dale Diamond, Springfield, Illinois • Lion Claude Lepine, Winnipeg Seven Oaks, MB, Canada • Lion Kenneth Ridalls, Hartland, Michigan • Lion Chris Phillips, Lafayette, Tennessee • Lion James Conner, Pitsburg, Ohio • Lion John Lee, Soperton, Georgia • Lion Ronald Weber, Comox Valley Monarch, BC, Canada • Lion William O’Riley, Maryville Host, Missouri • Lion George Fernandez, Brookings Harbor, Oregon • Lion Jed Patrick Mabilog, Iloilo Host, Philippines • Lion Subhash Nandi, Comilla Greater, Rep. Of Bangladesh • Lion Prithvi Jairath, Ludhiana Skipper, India • Lion Manab Das, Krishnagar, India • Lion Kailash Khandelwal, Calcutta Maansarovar, India • Lion Atma Ram Soni, Calcutta Brabourne Road, India • Lion Nirmalendu Basu, Barisha South Suburban, India • Lion Shantanu Lahkar, Dibrughar, India • Lion Girish Kuriyakote, Bombay Adarsh Nagar, India • Lion G. S. Manasawala, Bombay Malad East, India • Lion Subhash Udaipuri, Mumbai Lokhandwala Galaxy, India • Lion Parimal Vyas, Surat North, India • Lion J. Subba Reddy, Secunderabad Samaritans, India • Lion Bhaskara Vakkalagadda, Vijayawada Mahanagar, 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.
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