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FROM READERS: New Columbia Community Lions Club has charter meeting

Monday, February 27, 2012 | 5:50 p.m. CST
Mayor Bob McDavid welcoming the new Lions Club to Columbia. From left, past Council Chair Pat Portefield, District Governor Lyn Porterfield, Mayor McDavid, past International Director Leland Kolkmeyer, and Jerry Schwartz.

Sandy McCann is the second vice district governor of the Columbia Community Lions Club.

Columbia Community Lions Club charted Feb. 24 at Boone Tavern, and the newest service organization in Columbia now has 29 new members. They will be focusing on providing eye and hearing aids services and recycling both. They will also provide Pre-K supplies, do various environmental projects and lots more.

Lions Club meetings are open to the public. The next one is at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at 404 Portland St. 

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Joel Booth of the Hannibal Lions Club — the oldest club in Missouri at 91 — presents a check to the newest Lions Club President, Tricia Kaufmann.
District Governor Lyn Porterfield presenting charter to Tricia Kaufmann, president of new Columbia Community Lions Club.
Charter Members being inducted into Columbia Community Lions Club. Charter members Roma Wonneman, Tricia and Richard Kaufmann, Larry Busick, District Governor Lyn Porterfield, Leland Kolkmeyer and Jim McDaniel. Foreground Don Noland.
Roger and Jill Schlude, Jayne Young, Maggie and Paul Stegemann, and Amy Cox, all Charter Members of the Columbia Community Lions Club.
Charter Members of Columbia Community Lions Jack and Roma Wonneman, and club president Tricia Kaufmann at the charter night of Columbia Community Lions Club.
James Gray talking about being a Lion. He is one of the newest Charter Members of Columbia Community Lions.

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