The Beltsville Lions Club celebrated the club’s 63rd Charter Night on July 7th at Sierras Grille & Taqueria in Beltsville. Members reviewed some of the Club’s past accomplishments as experienced by individual members. President Ted Ladd told of the day he technically became a Lion by receiving a pin and membership card. He then revealed the evening about four years later when he actually became a Lion when he, on behalf of the Club and community, presented a van and wheelchair lift to Kathy Sarigianis and family.
Other members met the challenge by disclosing the moment they really became a Lion. The stories raised morale by emphasizing the reasons members are Lions. Lions felt a sense of joy and togetherness.
Lions present were Immediate Past President and current Secretary, Diane “Deedee” and Lion Mike Musachio, Treasurer Andy Rolle, President Ted and Lion Ann Ladd, Lion Ginger Hand, Lions Mary Ann and Ann Marie Hanson, 1st Vice President Camillo and Lion Dinah DiCamillo, 2nd Vice President Ervin and Lion Mae Whitehead, Lion Marcos “Max” Zelaya, Lions Charlie and Bobbie Deegan, and Lion Fatima Barrie. Lion John “JD” Perkins stopped in to greet fellow Lions.
In other Lions Club news, Past District Governor Jordan Burick installed the club’s Board of Directors via Zoom on the evening of 30 June. Jordan was accompanied by Lion and former first lady of the District, Connie Burick. In his remarks, Jordan noted he installed Immediate Past President “Deedee” Musachio as President of the Club in June 2019.