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The Dansville Online
  • Dansville Lions celebrate 71 years

  • In a recent dinner meeting at the Daniel Goho American Legion, Dansville Lions held their Charter Night celebration with over 50 in attendance including Lions and Lioness from Dansville, Hornell, Mt. Morris, Wayland and Andover. The district’s first vice governor and second vice governor were there as well.

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  • In a recent dinner meeting at the Daniel Goho American Legion, Dansville Lions held their Charter Night celebration with over 50 in attendance including Lions and Lioness from Dansville, Hornell, Mt. Morris, Wayland and Andover. The district’s first vice governor and second vice governor were there as well. Our very own Dansville Water Department specialist, Robert Infantino, is currently serving as first vice governor and will be in the leadership role next year. He spoke to the Dansville Lions about his leadership team for next year and the specific Lions who will be assisting him in coordinating the activities of 39 Lions and Lioness clubs in western New York. Infantino also spoke about the reasons he became a Lion and the meaningful activities that have kept him active in our community for 20 years. Second Vice Governor Virgil Gadner and his wife Linda will take Infantino’s place next year.
    Infantino reacquainted the group with the work that Dansville Lions have undertaken in the past such as the installment of new ambulances for our community, upgrades to area parks, the Lions Festival of Lights, photo screening for children, help for the blind and those in need of help with eyesight, $35,000 in gifts to Noyes Hospital, $25,000 in gifts to the Shepard Memorial Library, $5,000 in donations to the community pantry and too many more which space may not allow. Most emphatically, Infantino wanted everyone to know that he feels the work of our Dansville Lions has enriched our community and has shown him the real meaning of service. He also wanted to encourage people to consider joining the Dansville Lions club to further the goals of Lionism and its outreach to Dansville and the world.
    Connie Hamilton and Henry Robin, who played guitars, and offered a wonderful selection of folk music, before and during the dinner, entertained the guests at this Charter Night Dinner. The evening was capped off by the presentation of awards to Lion members who have exemplified our motto of “We serve.” Awards were given to members for years of service. Frank Alexander was awarded his 50-year chevron for his dedicated and enduring service to the Dansville Lions. Marvin Dixon was awarded the “Lion of the Year Award” for his work with eyeglasses and volunteering for our Community Panty. Dan Beiswenger was presented the “Career Lion Award” for his continuing work on many fundraising activities, which enable the club to continue its charitable work in Dansville.
     

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