Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Fairhaven Lions honored three of its members and a Kimball community member with the Melvin Jones award, the top honor for Lions. Scott Kuechle, Deb Fischer, and Dewey Schuster, Fairhaven Lions members were honored for their work and dedication to Fairhaven Lions projects and fundraisers. Dave Mackereth, a Kimball Lions member, was honored for his work with the youth in the Building Leadership Together Leo Club. Also honored were members who achieved the 100-percent attendance award. The 26 members were: Wally Borchert, Shirley Fischer, Dale Fischer, Debbie Fischer, Keith Fischer, Dianne Graphenteen, Harlan Graphenteen, Sophie Gustafson, Scott Kuechle, Krista Matthees, John Matthees, Pam Matthiesen, Linda Merchant, Bob Merchant, Sherry Menson, Steve Menson, Lynda Mertens, Pat Mertens, Bill Montonye, Pam Schindele, Mark Schindele, Ruth Schuster, Dewey Schuster, Kris O'Brien, and Sean O'Brien.
The new 2010-11 officers installed are: Bob Merchant-president, Shirley Fischer-first vice president, Steve Menson-treasurer, Dianne Graphenteen-secretary, Scott Kuechle-tail twister, Wally Borcher-lion tamer and Linda Merchant, Dewey Schuster, Janet Hoeft, and Gail TjosvoldÐboard members. There were four new members installed: Gail and Jeff Tjosvold and Judy and James Dahl.
This group is dedicated to helping the community. The Fairhaven Lions support a variety of organizations that help the blind, people with diabetes, and the deaf and hard of hearing. They also directly support Building Leadership Together Leo Club, a youth leadership and service club for youth in grades 5-12. The Fairhaven Lions are looking forward to the upcoming year with great events such as the Gun and Meat Raffle held at South Haven Municipal Sept. 11
at 2 p.m. and the 500 Dinner held at Generations Ball Room in October. They are still making plans to improve the playground facility at Fairhaven Park. We are always looking for more members to help us with improving our community. If you are interested in being a part of the Fairhaven Lions Club, please contact Bob Merchant at (320) 236-3505.