June brings another successful year to an end, but not without warm remembrances and special acknowledgements. The first order of business at the monthly meeting will be the award of the 2014 Lioness LOW Bridge Scholarship to a graduating senior from OCHS. After we greet this recipient, special Outstanding Achievement certificates will be given to several club members who have performed notable services to our Lioness Club and, thereby, the LOW community. As the last item of business, members who have served on the Board during the past twelve months will be recognized and the election of new officers will put us on the road to the new year.
Unless you prefer skiing and snowmen, May is probably the most beautiful time of year in Lake of the Woods. It’s the beginning of a new start for our flowers, shrubs and our battered psyches that endured the cold, dark winter. And May is also the month when Lioness scholarships are presented to the outstanding candidates from Germanna for use during the 2014-2015 academic year. This year four $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Dr. David Sams, President of Germanna Community College, will again be our guest as the students and their guests join us for dinner and recognition of their achievements.
At the April meeting you are invited to come up and find the two new additions to the Lioness banner that is always displayed behind the President and the podium. President Beth Sundberg and Tamer Roselynn Edwards attended the Lions March Zone Meeting in Madison, VA and were presented with new badges for two achievement awards. The first badge represents the Lions Sight Foundation of VA and the second was a service award from the Sight and Hearing Mobile Screening Unit District 24-C. The badges on the banner represent both past and present Lioness contributions in cooperation with the LOW Lions Club. Later this month we will again participate in another Lions fund raiser known as “White Cane.” A small white cane to be worn on the lapel is given to each person in recognition of their donation to Sight Conservation Day. Both the badges and the small white canes are representations of how Lionesses live their motto “We Serve.”