Manila Lions Club installs officers

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Pictured are, from left: Randy Frakes, 1st vice president; Russell Paige, 2nd vice president; Wendell Poteet, president; Gary Perkins, tail twister; Dan Robbins, secretary; Wayne Shedd, Lion tamer. Not pictured: Matt Noble, treasurer. (Town Crier photos/Revis Blaylock)

Manila Lions Club held installation of officers and banquet on Monday, June 19, at TC's Restaurant in Manila.

Lion members and guests enjoyed a meal and welcomed guest speaker Pat Snodgrass and his wife, Anita, of Jonesboro. Snodgrass is the past district governor.

Snodgrass presented the club with a glass rose in memory of long time Manila Lion Jim Cheadle.

Outgoing president Jim Mills turns the gavel over to newly elected Lion President Wendell Poteet.

Newly elected officers include Wendell Poteet, president; Randy Frakes, 1st vice president; Russell Paige, 2nd vice presdient; Dan Robbins, secretary; Matt Noble, treasurer; Gary Perkins, tail twister; Wayne Shedd, Lion tamer.

Outgoing president Jim Mills thanked the Lions for allowing him to serve as president. He passed the gavel to incoming president Poteet.

The Manila Lions Club has served the community of Manila for over a half century providing eye care and glasses throughout the area. They also distribute Christmas baskets each year during the holidays and are always willing to help with any need in the community.

The Lions Club meets each Wednesday at the Airport Community Center at noon. They welcome new members who are interested in being part of the largest service organization in the world.

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