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District governor attends club meeting

Lions District 22-W Gov. John Parker, left, is shown with the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club President, Past District Gov. Robert Disinger.
Lions District 22-W Gov. John Parker, left, is shown with the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club President, Past District Gov. Robert Disinger. (Submitted photo)

Lions District 22-W Gov. John Parker, a member of the Potomac Valley Lions Club in Rawlings, made his official visit to the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club July 21.

Parker, who had recently returned from the Lions Clubs International Convention in Canada, brought with him the greetings and official message of International President Joe Preston, of Arizona. "Strengthening the Pride" is the motto of the new international president and strengthening membership in every club in the world's largest volunteer service organization should be every member's goal, said Parker, a 31-year charter member of his club in Allegany County.

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Parker lauded the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club for its outstanding year of service accomplishments to the community. Projects include the collection of large quantities of food and household goods for local food banks, providing bingo games once a month at a local nursing home, providing scholastic awards for graduating seniors and chartering the new Leo Club at South Carroll High School, operating the food stand for the Winfield fire company at its 2014 carnival, purchasing oxygen for the fire company for use in its ambulances, providing free use of hospital equipment for home recovery, providing eye exams and glasses for the needy, and owning and maintaining its own Lions Community Park, which provides a picnic and playground area and several ball fields for local youth teams. These projects are in addition to numerous Lions-sponsored foundations, charities and programs which are supported financially by the club.

Parker said the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club, chartered in 1954, has provided outstanding service to their community for 60 years and the community is a much better place because of its Lions Club.

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For membership or other information about the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club and its numerous activities and programs, contact Lion Jerry Stroter at jstroter1@comcast.net.

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