On July 1, Richard Thompson, out-going Garberville Lions Club president, presented the Multiple District 4C-2 Student Lion of the Year trophy to Courtney Anne Weaver. Weaver received the trophy for her outstanding community service. The energetic, helpful attitude Weaver brings to each activity exemplifies the International Lions Club motto, “We Serve.”
Past district governor, Marty Van Zandt said, “The Student Lion of the Year award was instituted as part of international efforts to become a more family oriented organization. The award is intended to recognize, encourage and reward responsible citizenship by youth in our communities. Those young people who learn to serve the community are our positive legacy for the future.” The Student Lion of the Year for Multiple District 4C-2 has been given to eight Student Lions, including Weaver, since 1998.
The Garberville Lions knew nothing about this award until the trophy and plaque were received by the Garberville Lions from the 4C-2 District. Garberville Lions were honored to present the Student Lion of the Year to Weaver. She will keep the trophy for one year. The plaque that accompanied the trophy remains with her.
Following the presentation to Weaver, Richard Thompson installed David Widner as the membership director for 2013-2014 and appointed him as the installing officer who conducted the installation of the 2013-2014 Garberville Lions officers.
Dan Arbuthnot was installed as vice president. Richard Thompson was installed as treasurer. Rhonda Harris was installed as secretary, and Starla Widner was installed as president.
Theodore Madsen was also elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Garberville Lions Club.
Garberville Lions also welcomed our new member Tom Puskarich who transfers from the Lions Club in Bernie, California.
1. Courtney Anne Weaver Student Lion of the Year; David Widner, out-going treasurer of Garberville Lions; and Richard Thompson out-going president of Garberville Lions Club.
2. David Widner, installing officer; Starla Widner, Garberville Lions Club president; Rhonda Harris Garberville Lions Club secretary; Richard Thompson Garberville Lions Club treasurer; and Dan Arbuthnot, Garberville Lions Club vice president