Lions Club installs officers, plans to focus on helping youth


ON MONDAY, the Linthicum Lions Club installed its newly elected officers for 1998-1999 during a meeting at Our Place Restaurant in Baltimore Highlands.

They are: Beth Sandifer, president; John W. J. Watkins, first vice president and secretary; Bob Formwalt, second vice president; Peggy Samuels, treasurer; Tammy Durkin and Becky Theisz, director (one year); Bill Williamson and Walt Eger, director (two years); Tom Durkin, tail twister; and Chuck Theisz, lion tamer.

During the program, Watkins, the outgoing president, received a Lions plaque in recognition of his accomplishments in the past year.

Member Mel Simmons was presented with a framed certificate honoring him for serving as the club treasurer for the past 10 years.

Sandifer, the newly elected president, announced that she will emphasize young people and helping them "reach for the stars."

She has new community service efforts and local youth activities planned for the year.

Information about membership, club activities or fund-raisers: Sandifer, at P.O. Box 267, Linthicum 21090.

Arts group

Another local organization, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, also has new officers: Jo Barker, president; Eloise Vaughan, vice president; Don Reusch, second vice president; Carol Lewis, recording secretary; Jerry Van Airsdale, corresponding secretary; and Bill Skillman, treasurer.

Newly installed board members are: Jean Rock, Hilda Lanier and Judy Jacques.

PAAL is a nonprofit group that brings entertainment to north Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas. The season begins in September. Tickets for five concerts and a bonus concert are sold on a subscription basis. The cost is $23 for the season.

Shirley Murphy, publicity chairwoman, said subscribers will receive their tickets in the mail by the end of August.

Tickets: Barker, at 410-859-3308.

Cardiac support group

Cardiac patients, their families and others are invited to the next meeting of the Heart to Heart Cardiac Support Group on Tuesday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane, Room 116.

The gathering begins with fellowship at 7 p.m., followed by a business meeting, program and devotions. The meeting will end by 9 p.m.

Participants should enter the door on Church Circle at the west end of the building, closest to the elementary school.

Constance Pergerson, a registered dietitian with Anne Arundel County's Cooperative Extension Service, will speak.

Roadrunners trip

The Ferndale Roadrunners have a limited number of seats left on a bus trip to the Vanity Fair Outlets in Reading, Pa., on July 10. They will leave from the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., at 8: 30 a.m. and return at 6: 30 p.m. The cost is $10 a person.

Reservations: 410-761-8667.

Controlling arthritis pain

A therapist will talk about pain-control techniques to manage arthritis at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Burwood Senior Housing, 6658 Shelly Road.

Giveaways and free screening will be offered to participants.

Information: Jo Morris, program coordinator, at 410-222-4464.

Pub Date: 6/21/98

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