The members of the Penn Kidder Lions Club came together this past weekend to induct new officers for the club. The new leaders will serve for the coming year.
The new officers are: Manny DaCosta, president; Bill Kovolenko, vice president; Brad Grissinger, Treasurer, Cynthia Kern, secretary; Frank Rossino, tail twister; and Nancy DaCosta, lion tamer.
The new officers were inducted with the assistance of a group of district officers who came down for the event. Judy and Ed Dudley are both past district governors in the association and Scott Dudley is the vice district governor elect for the coming year.
DaCosta seemed proud to be taking over the top spot in the organization from past president Frank Rossino. He pointed out that the organization supports many causes in the area, including the local Little League, the American Cancer Society, and many programs that encourage good academic performance from school students.
The volunteer civic organization is currently seeking members who live in the area and want to become part of an organization that is built on the belief that "community is what we make it."
Lions Clubs International has more than 1.35 million members in 206 countries and geographic areas, according to the organization's website.