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Madewell receives Lion of Year Award
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The Warren County Lions Club recently held an awards and installation banquet at Billy’s Restaurant inducting new officers for 2013-14.
Member Susie Davenport said, “Members of the Warren County Lions Club are ready to get to work in the upcoming year and live up to our motto: We Serve.”
Anne Madewell was presented the 2012-13 Lion of the Year Award.
Davenport said, “Anne is one of those people who sees a job to do and does it. She has been the driving force that gets together our boarding home Bingo for several years. She buys the gifts, often seeking out something particular that a resident mentioned they would like to have. She also is usually the person who goes and buys the Christmas gifts we take to every resident at McMinnville Boarding Home each year. She, along with her husband Louis, are always there whenever we have a project, doing whatever needs to be done. Her willingness to do whatever she can to help accomplish our goal of service to our community is the overwhelming reason she was selected by her fellow club members to be Lion of the Year.”
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. The Warren County Lions Club has many service projects including:
• Collecting used eyeglasses, hearing aids, ink cartridges and ink toner cartridges for recycling. Proceeds go to the Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt University Medical center.
• Buying eyeglasses and hearing aids for local children and adults who cannot afford them.
• Screening eyes of children under 6 years old at local schools, Head Start and daycare centers.
• Screening the eyes of all children who attend the annual county-wide pre-K and kindergarten screenings.
• Screening adult eyes at the Senior Center during health fairs, as well as the eyes of adults and children at various community events throughout the year.
• Playing Bingo with the residents of McMinnville Boarding Home monthly.
• Collecting nonperishable items for the Warren County Emergency Food Bank monthly.
• Giving an annual scholarship to a local high school senior in conjunction with Citizens for Progress.
• Buying Christmas gifts for all the residents at McMinnville Boarding Home.
Warren County Lions Club is also a community partner with Centertown Elementary School.
Inez Nunley has been elected president for the upcoming year. Other officers inducted are: Bob Davenport, immediate past president and second vice district governor, Jim Ramsey, first vice president, John Robinson, second vice president, Susie Davenport, secretary, Billy Cunningham, treasurer past district governor, Faye Cunningham, two-year director, June Prater, one-year director, Dale Lafever, membership chairman, and Sammy Walker, tail twister.
“Anyone interested in becoming a member of the largest service organization in the world can come to one of our meetings at Billy's Restaurant on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m., or they can contact any club member,” said Davenport.
For more information, contact Susie Davenport at 808-0929 or Inez Nunley at 273-5997 or email warrencountylions@blomand.net.