Various awards were presented, scholarship recipients were named, and new officers were introduced during the Charter Night meeting of the Bowmanstown-Parryville Lions Club.
The program was held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.
Club President William Ravert gave welcome remarks.
This was followed by singing "America" and the Pledge, with the invocation by Kathy Nunemacher. A moment of silence was held for deceased members.
Ravert gave special recognition to Nancy Hertzog, whom he called his "right-hand man."
Sue Ann Kleintop was given a wood-cased Bible in memory of her husband, Robert. He had been a club member for 13 years and attended meetings regularly. He worked at all the fairs, picnics and festivals for years.
Larry Engle announced the scholarship scholastic achievement award winners. They are Alexandria Quinn of Palmerton High School; Kellyann Higgins and Kyle Cope, students at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, of Palmerton and Lehighton respectively; and Elyse Kistler of Lehighton High School.
Present were Cope who is an electrical program student who has a full-time job with a Wilkes-Barre electric company and Kistler who considers herself "artsy." She attended the studio of dance and participates in a lot of extra-curricular activities. Kistler will attend West Chester University and major in Spanish or harp.
Ravert announced the installation of officers for 2013-14. Robert Miller, past international director, performed the installation.
Membership committee members are Larry Engel, Viola Steigerwalt and Richard Beers.
New officers are Ray Nunemacher, president; Emma Moyer, first vice president; Henry Altemose, second vice president; Larry Engle, third vice president; Kathy Nunemacher, secretary; Heather Nunemacher, assistant secretary; Wayne Engle Sr., treasurer; Henry Altemose, lion tamer; Earl Reabold, tail twister; and Burdell Steigerwalt, chaplain.
Members of the board of directors are: Jean Smith, Jean Reabold, Quinton Snyder, Joseph Hertzog, Earl Reabold, Roger Smith, Norman Engle Jr. and Edward Steigerwalt.
Ravert was acknowledged as immediate past president. Miller said he was diligent and it was reflected in his accomplishments. He will be available for consultation and advice. He was given a plaque by Ray Nunemacher, the new president.
Steigerwalt received recognition for his 37 years of community service and 22 years as secretary of the club.
Steigerwalt also received a World of Service plaque from Miller as well as two gift certificates to Red Lobster.
On behalf of Wayne Madden, international president; District 14U and the Bowmanstown-Parryville Lions Club Miller presented the plaque. At the original charter time, he was deputy district governor. He recalled the float the Bowmanstown-Parryville Lions had in Philadelphia and Lancaster to help him get elected as international director.
Joe Hertzog had one of Miller's campaign posters in his garage and brought it to the meeting