Western Pocono Lions Club installs new officers
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Western Pocono Lions CLub officers for the coming program year include, front, from left, Mary Jane Lucrezi, Tracy Blaha, Pat Buccieri and Cindy Rodenbough; and back, Bob Kelsey, Jon Evans, Charles Rush, Lizanne McElwee, Chris Sweeney and Matt Held. The club meets at The Old Mill Pizza in Sciota.
During the June 19 meeting of the Western Pocono Lions Club, 1st Vice District Governor Lizanne McElwee, who is also the district governor-elect, was the principal speaker as she installed the club's 2013-2014 officers. She congratulated the club's Lion of the Year, Joanne Rush, and presented a Lions Clubs International Foundation Certificate of Appreciation to PDG Bob Argot.
Club President Charles Rush did the honors of leading the business meeting and then introduced the Lion of the Year.
He also introduced upcoming Leo Club President Nina Rose M. Giambalvo, a rising Pleasant Valley senior, and explained that the Leo Club had 14 members at the Lions state council meeting and were active in the recent local Special Olympics. The club will be active in the upcoming 250th Chestnuthill Township anniversary and also the West End Fair. They are busy maintaining the island at the split of Route 115 and Route 209 in Brodheadsville.
McElwee used the components of a car to define what each officer's duties are, giving each one a small vehicle as she installed them.
Serving the club for the upcoming year are: Charles Rush, President pro tem; Michael Piersa, first vice president; Robert Kelsey, second vice president; Jon Evans, secretary; Matt Held, treasurer; Herman Green, Lion tamer; Jeff Hinton, tail twister; Christopher Sweeney and Herman Green, one-year directors; Pat Buccieri, Cindy Rodenbough and Tracy Blaha, two-year directors.