History 1990-2000 10 18F


History Lions of Georgia


District 18 F


1990-2000

     

Ben B. Poole
District Governor 18-F 1990-1991
Council Treasurer

Eugene H. Carpenter
District Secretary

Lee Cronan
District Treasurer
     

Chip Jernigan
District Governor 18-F 1991-1992
Council International Convention Chairman

Eugene H. Carpenter
District Secretary

Jimmy Williams
District Treasurer
     

C. Coke Geddings
District Governor 18-F 1992-1993

Dr. Beverly Roberts
District Secretary

David C. Crews
District Treasurer
     

Carolyn S Irvin
District Governor 18-F 1993-1994
Council Treasurer

David C Crews
District Treasurer

J. Randall Hall
District Secretary
   

Bill E. Shurling
District Governor 18-F
Council Special Projects Chairman

H. Samuel Atkins, Jr.
District Secretary

William G. Bross
District Treasurer
     

Dr. Beverly A. Roberts
District Governor 18-F 1995-1996
Council Secretary

Edward L. Shirley
District Secretary

Jon M. Winters
District Treasurer
     

Carolyn Irvin
District Governor 18-F 1996-1997
Council Special Projects Chairman

Joyce Shurling
District Secretary

Jon M. Winters
District Treasurer
     

Robert J. Yonchak
District Governor 18-F 1997-1998
Council Secretary

Carolyn Irvin
District Secretary

Jon M. Winters
Treasurer
   

Ann R. Stump
District Governor 18-F 1998-1999
Council International Convention Chair

Harold R. Stump
District Secretary

Martha Fallaw
District Treasurer
     

Jon M. Winters
District Governor 18-F 1999-2000
Council State Convention Chairman

Dr Beverly Roberts
District Secretary

Charles Lamb
District Treasurer


1990-1991

Lion Ben Poole of the Conyers club was elected DG of 18F at the convention held on March 24, 1990 in Sandersville.

Other officers and committee chairman are as follows:


Chip Jernigan

Lt Governor

Eugene H Carpenter

Cabinet Secretary

Lee Cronan

Cabinet Treasurer

Billy E Shurling

Cabinet Advisor

Robert P Lyons

District Librarian

James E Deas Jr

Region 1

Bill Henderson

Zone 1

Roy L Varner

Zone 2

Morris Smith

Region 2

Emmitt Carroll

Zone 1

Tallmadge Fries

Zone 2

Carolyn S Irvin

Region 3

C Coke Geddings

Zone 1

Miller Milford

Zone 2

C Wade Hodges

Region 4

Clayton Kitchens

Zone 1

James C Deal

Zone 2

A B McClure

Lighthouse VP

William G Adair

Camp VP

Gary Campbell

Eye Bank VP

Billy E Shurling

LCIF/Melvin Jones Awards

Ed Menger

Leader Dog

Lion “Chip” Jernigan was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship award by the Conyers club.

Past District Governor Billy E Shurling and Lion Theron Johnson were presented Certificates of Appreciation at the convention in Sandersville.


1991-1992

Lion John L Jernigan of Conyers club was elected DG at the District 18F convention in Sandersville on March 9, 1991.

Officers serving with him were:


Lt Governor

C Coke Geddings

Martinez

Cabinet Secretary

Eugene H Carpenter

Conyers

Cabinet Treasurer

Jimmy Williams

Oxford

Cabinet Advisor

Ben B Poole

Conyers

District Librarian

Robert P Lyons

Swainsboro

Region 1

James E Deas Jr

Conyers

Region 2

James Smith

Swainsboro

Zone 1

Emmit Carroll

Wrens

Zone 2

James Smith

Swainsboro

Region 3

Carolyn S Irvin

Augusta

Zone 1

Dr Beverly Roberts

Hephzibah

Zone 2

Herb Ashline

Martinez

Region 4

Clayton Kitchens

Gray

Zone 1

Nancy L Pace

Gray

Lighthouse VP

A B McClure

Conyers

Camp VP

Wade Hodges

Milledgeville

LCIF/Melvin Jones awards

Johnny Bagwell

Augusta

Leader Dog

Ed Menger

Milledgeville

The district chartered a new club at Gordon. The club will be called Williamson County Lions club located at Gordon. They had 24 of their 26 charter members present. Lion PDG assisted the members in forming the club. The Milledgeville club was the sponsoring club.

The Paul Azinger Golf Tournament netted approx $16,000 which goes to support the Camp for the Blind.

Leader Dog Chair, Ed Menger reported that a Leader Dog now cost $11,400. He urged clubs to continue to support this program when forming club budgets for Lions year 1992-93.

National Hills Leo club donated their time to clean upp a vacant house as well as 22 members donated their time to a work weekend at the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind.


1992-1993

Lion Cecil Coke Geddings was elected DG at the District 18F convention in Augusta on March 28, 1992.

Serving with him were:


Lt Governor

Carolyn Irving

Augusta

Cabinet Secretary

Dr Beverly Roberts

Hephzibah

Cabinet Treasurer

David C Crews

Martinez

Cabinet Advisor

Chip Jernigan

District Librarian

James Smith

Swainsboro

Region 1

Eugene Carpenter

Conyers

Zone 1

Chuck Collins

Covington

Zone 2

Olin Newby

Washington

Region 2

James E Smith

Swainsboro

Zone 1

Emmitt Carroll

Wrens

Zone 2

Randall McBride

Sylvania

Region 3

Bill Shurling

Thomson

Zone 1

Clara Crenshaw

Augusta

Zone 2

Region 4 Zone 1

Roger Kicklighter

Zone 2

J K Maddox

On March 4, 1991 the Conyers club celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Past International Director, Myers Bannister was the guest speaker. The Hephzibah Lions club celebrated their 1st anniversary. They were chartered in 1990. The Milledgeville club held a fish-a-thon on May 4, 1991, this was the 7th annual event conducted by the club.

The Washington award for the weekly club having the highest % of active members in attendance for the year May 1-April 30 was awarded to Thompson Lions club.

The Millen award for the semi-monthly meeting club having the highest % of active members in attendance for year May1-April 30 was awarded to Wrens Lions club.

Madison award for club with highest % gain in membership for year May1-April 30 was awarded to Dublin Lions Club.

Martinez-Evans award for the Lion who sponsored the most new members between May1-April 30 were: Ed Shirley, Hephzibah; Steve Griner and John Bogle, Dublin; Rose Sandlin, Grovetown, and Marion Culpepper, Thomson.

Sylvania award for club that raised the most money per capita member for diabetes research was awarded to Oxford.

100% Secretary awardees were John Bogle, Dublin and Eugene Carpenter, Conyers.


1993-1994

Lion Carolyn Irvin was elected DG of 18F at the 18F convention held in Augusta on March 27, 1993.

Other Lions serving the District were:


Lt Governor

James Smith

Swainsboro

Cabinet Secretary

J Randall Hall

Augusta

Cabinet Treasurer

David Crews

Martinez

Cabinet Advisor

C Coke Geddings

Martinez

District Librarian

Olin Newby

Washington

Region 1

A B McClure

Conyers

Zone 1

Phillip Owen

Covington

Zone 2

Olin Newby

Washington

Region 2

Emit Carroll

Wrens

Zone 2

Paul Curl

Swainsboro

Region 3

Dr Beverly Roberts

Hephizbah

Zone 1

Ed L Shirley

Hephizbah

Zone 2

William G Bross

Thomson

Region 4

Nancy L Pace
Gray

Zone 1

James L Veal

Milledgeville

Zone 2

Steven W Griner

Dublin

Lighthouse VP

Ben B Poole

Conyers

Camp VP

William G Adair

Rutledge

LCIF/Mevin Jones awards

Chip Jernigan

Conyers

Leader Dog

Ed Menger

Milledgeville

Campaign SightFirst

C Coke Geddings

Martinez

On May 31, District 18F had 968 members.

The Augusta club held a broom sale at Kroger and raised $500. Forest Hills club held a broom sale and raised $1,000. Thomson club recently inducted 3 new members and held a Chicken bbq where it raised $3,200.

DG Irwin presented an award of recognition to PDG Coke Geddings for his service as DG. DG Irvin reported that the council of Governors recently voted to form a task force consisting of Lt Gov Smith, State Lion Tamer Bross, PDG Johnny Bagwell and PDG Ben Poole, along with members of other GA Districts, to assist District 18F in reaching the 1,250 member goal.

The Washington club donated one dozen brooms and mops to Midwestern flood victims.

A $5,000 LCIF grant was received for victims of a recent tornado that touched down in Patnam Green, Wilkes and Lincoln Counties.


1994-1995

Billy E Shurling was elected District Governor at the March Cabinet meeting in Milledgeville.

Serving the District with Lion Shurling were:


Vice District Governor

Dr Beverly Roberts

Hephzibah

Cabinet Secretary

H Samuel “Chip” Atkins

Thomson

Cabinet Treasurer

W G Bross

Thomson

Librarian

Olin C Newby

Washington

Cabinet Advisor

Carolyn Irvin

Garden City

Region 1

Tom Rippy

Covington

Zone 1

Harry Lindsey

Conyers

Zone 2

Olin C Newby

Washington

Region 2

Emmitt Carroll

Wrens

Zone 1

Robert Yonchak

Louisville

Zone 2

Dr Ed Hagan

Sylvania

Region 3

Ed Shirley

Hephzibah

Zone 1

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Zone 2

H P Llewellyn

Harlem

Region 4

Ed Menger

Milledgeville

Zone 1

Terry Schubert

Milledgeville

Zone 2

Steven Griner

Dublin

Lighthouse VP

Ben B Poole

Camp VP

Wiiliam G Adair

Leader Dog

Ed Menger

LCIF/Melvin Jones Awards

Carolyn Irvin

A resolution was passed at the 1994 State Convention which placed the clubs in Houston, Dekalb and Walton Counties in to District 18F beginning in the 1995-96 year. A rezoning committee was appointed to address the addition of these clubs to this district. Governor Shurling and Vice Governor Roberts visited a number of the clubs to welcome them into District 18F and relate what to expect of their new district.

The third cabinet meeting and District Convention was held in Sandersville on March 18, 1995. The cabinet meeting was preceded by a reception for International Director Philip Ingwell Sr and wife Betty. Members of the clubs from Houston, Dekalb and Walton counties were invited to attend. Large numbers attended from these clubs. ID Ingwell presented International Certificates of Appreciation to Lions Walker Dupree, Wilton Hinton and A D Joiner. Lion Joiner’s wife accepted the award posthumously.

The fourth Cabinet Meeting was held in conjunction with the State Convention held in Columbus on May 26-28, 1995.

The following awards were presented:

Augusta Dr Damren Plaque – Juanita Shirley

Washington Plaque – Augusta

Millen Plaque – Wrens

Madison Plaque – Jones County

Martinez-Evans – Vance Donaldson

District 18F contributes over $10,500 to Leader Dog.

Governor Shurling presented the awards for the District Governor’s Contest. First place awards were presented to Covington and Thomson Lions clubs.


1995-1996

Lion Beverly Roberts was elected DG at the District 18F convention on March 18, 1995 in Sandersville.

Serving the District were:


District Governor

Dr Beverly Roberts

Hephzibah

Vice District Governor

Tom A Rippy

Covington

Cabinet Secretary

Edward I Shirley

Hephzibah

Cabinet Treasurer

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Cabinet Advisor

Bill E Shurling PDG

Thomson

District Librarian

Olin C Newby

Washington

Region 1

William “Bill” H Worrell

Laurel Ridge

Zone 1

Richard Brown

Covington

Zone 2

J “Rich” Harrelson

LaVista

Zone 3

Ann R Stump

North Dekalb

Region 2

Robert Yonchak

Louisville

Zone 1

George W Rachels III

Wadley

Zone 2

Scott Cochran

Midville

Region 3

Jimmy H Newman

Fleming

Zone 1

Dana Lynn McIntyre

Augusta

Zone 2

Margaret Y Gunter

Washington

Region 4

A Lloyd Britt

Centerville

Zone 1

Hurley Ridgeway

Sandersville

Zone 2

G Tommy Edwards

Dublin

Zone 3

Gloria Wilkison

Houston Peaches

Lighthouse VP

Carolyn Irvin PDG

Augusta Garden City

Camp VP

Frances W “Hank” Barks

Warner Robins Noon

Leader Dog

Ed Menger

Milledgeville

Recording for the Blind

H P “Pete” Llewllyn

Harlem

LCIF

Bill E Shurling PDG

Thomson

Melvin Jones Awards

Brendon Brennan

Stone Mountain

SightFirst

Emmit “Tip” Carroll

Wrens

The implementation of redistricting District 18F began with this Lions year. District 18F went from 36 clubs to 56 clubs, three Lioness Clubs and three Leo Clubs. The territory increased by three counties–Walton, Decatur, and Houston. With this addition, we increased to 1,350 in membership.

The motto for the District was T-E-A-M: Together Everyone Achieves More.

The clubs in Region 1 Zone 2 prepared a spaghetti supper for the Regina Saskatchewan Canada Marching Band traveling to Florida, December 28, 1995.

Louisville Lions Club sponsored the District Rally in Louisville with second Year International Director J Frank Moore and his wife Rita and almost 300 Lions and Lionesses and Leos in attendance.

The 1995 International Convention was held in Seoul, South Korea. The International Program was “Leadership.”

The USA/Canada Forum was held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The 1996 International Convention was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The International Program was “Building Bridges.”

The 1996 State Convention was held in Hapeville.

August 26, 1995: The Thomson Lioness Club became the Thomson Camellia City Lions Club chartering with 22 members and sponsored by the Thomson Lions Club. The guiding Lion was Jack Malcom. The key note Speaker was PID Dr Don Schmidt.

December 1995: The Hephzibah Middle School Leo Club was chartered and sponsored by the Hephzibah Lions Club.

The Lions of District 18F joined with the families as we mourned the passing of the following Lions this year:


Herb Ashline

Martinez-Evans

Sanford Butts

Sparta

Donald H Baker

East Dublin

John Neal Banks

Covington

Richard L Bastastini

LaVista

J C Baxter

Twin City

W Irvin Brantley

Decatur

Ray R Bryan

Warner Robins

Irvin J Daitch

Augusta

W C Dendy

Decatur

John M Dozier

Harlem

Ernest Foster

Oxford

J H Green Jr

Decatur

J B Haymore

Covington

A D Joiner

Soperton

Walter K Maupin

Swainsboro

Albert B McClure

Conyers

J E Pierce

North DeKalb

Barrett H Prather

Harlem

Robert L Redmond

Stone Mountain

Donovan E Smith

Wadley

Harold L Smith

North DeKalb

John N Smith

Soperton

Jack G Tanner

East Dublin

Frank Thornton

Monroe

W G Todd

Glascock County

Joseph E Turner

Hephzibah

James Wills

Washington

District Governor’s award to the Most Outstanding Club in District 18F: Centerville Lions Club.

Region Chairmen’s awards went to the following Outstanding Clubs:


Covington

Region 1 Zone 1

Peachtree

Region 1 Zone 2

North DeKalb

Region 1 Zone 3

Louisville

Region 2 Zone 1

Swainsboro

Region 2 Zone 2

Hephzibah

Region 3 Zone 1

Grovetown

Region 3 Zone 2

Jones County

Region 4 Zone 1

Dublin

Region 4 Zone 2

Centerville

Region 4 Zone 3

Other District Awards were presented to the following:


Augusta Dr Damen Plaque

A Lloyd Britt, Centerville

Washington Plaque

Washington

Millen Plaque

Grovetown

Madison Plaque

Centerville

Covington Plaque

Wrens

Martinez-Evans Plaque

Wayne Brown, Hephzibah

Peter D Legro, Centerville

Jim Ervin Award

Thomson Camellia City

District Rally Award (Large Club)

Thomson

District Rally Award (Medium Club)

North DeKalb

District Rally (Small Club)

Tucker

Golden Chain Award

17 Lions from District 18F

State Awards were presented as follows:


West Point Award

First Place

Centerville

Soperton Award

Second Place

Centerville

Hamilton Award

Second Place

Peachtree

Tucker Award

First Place

Peachtree

Lions from District 18F serving in the Multiple District:


Eugene Lindsay, Warner Robins

MD18 Extension Consultant

Bill Craig, Warner Robins

MD18 Leader Dog Chairman

William B Bross PDG, Thomson

State Lion Tamer

Olin Newby, PDG, Washington

State Historian

Joseph A Molony PDG, Warner Robins
State Newspaper Editor

The following became Melvin Jones Fellows during this Lions Year:


Irvin Daitch

Augusta

Joyce R Shurling

Camellia City

A Lloyd Britt

Centerville

John L Rooks

Covington

Tommy Edwards

Dublin

R W Sandlin

Grovetown

Beverly A Roberts

Hephzibah

J “Rich” Harrelson

LaVista

Martha Fallaw

North DeKalb

Thomas E McCartney

National Hills

Madison Woo

National Hills

Susan Abrams

Peachtree

Carl J Barrett

Perry

James W Early

Social Circle

Arthur J Kiser

Warner Robins

Jim M Bentley Jr

Warner Robins

Jimmy T Fountain

Warner Robins

Thomas Brady

Warner Robins Noon

Olin C Newby

Washington

100% Secretaries:


Lloyd Britt

Centerville

Dela Silvan

Grovetown

Debbie Cope

Peachtree

100% Zone Chairmen:


Margaret Gunter

Region 3 Zone 2

100% Region Chairmen:


William “Bill” H Worrell

Region 1

Robert Yonchak

Region 2

L Lloyd Britt

Region 4

International President’s Certificates of Appreciation were given to:


Ann Stump

North DeKalb
Ruth Chiodo Peachtree

Tom Rippy

Covington

Anna Chyn of the Chinese-American Leo Club of Atlanta received Leo of the Year Award.

Dearing Lions Club and Stone Mountain Lions Club gave up their Charters.

The following clubs were placed on Status Quo, Martinez-Evans, rebuilding Lion Coke Geddings, Wrightsville, rebuilding Lion Tommy Edwards.

District 18F contributed:

$32,361.30 to the Camp for the Blind

$16,095.99 to Leader Dog (100% District and State Leader in contributions)

$52,559.26 to Lighthouse (100% District)

$29,129.05 to Lighthouse for White Cane (100% District)

$72,179.65 to Lions of Georgia Children’s Eye Care Center at Emory University

Received awards from:

Leader Dog – 100% District

Georgia Lions Lighthouse for Highest per capta increase in White Cane Contributions

Georgia Lions Lighthouse for Highest per capta increase in Regular Contributions.

Saturday breakfast on May 25, 1996, at the State Convention, District 18F hosted International Second Vice President Pat Patterson and Georgia’s Candidate for International Third Vice President Jim Ervin.

Sunday breakfast on May 26, 1996, at the State Convention, District 18F hosted Bill Hadden, field representative from Leader Dog.

1996-1997

Lion Tom Ripply of the Covington club was elected DG at the cabinet meeting and convention held March 31, 1996 at Louisville. Other officers elected were Robert Yonchak Vice DG, Jon Winters Treasurer, Joyce Shurling Secretary.

Due to health problems, Lion DG Elect Tom Ripply had to resign. The cabinet asked Lions International to appoint PDG Carolyn Irvin to serve again.

Others serving for the lions Year 1996-97 were:


District Governor

Carolyn Irvin

Augusta Garden City

Vice District Governor

Robert Yonchak

Louisville

Cabinet Secretary

Joyce Shurling

Thomson Camellia City

Cabinet Treasurer

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Cabinet Advisor

Beverly Roberts

Hephzibah

District Librarian

Olin C Newby

Washington

Region 1

Ann R Stump

Woodstock

Zone 1

Chuck Collins

Covington

Zone 2

Ruth Chiodo

Peachtree

Zone 3

Al Woelfie

Laurel Ridge

Region 2

George Rachels

Wadley

Zone 1

John Lewis

Louisville

Zone 2

Scott Cochran

Midville

Region 3

Margaret Gunter

Washington

Zone 1

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Zone 2

G Edward Dunn

Grovetown

Region 4

A Lloyd Britt

Centerville

Zone 1

Vance G Donalson

Jones County

Zone 2

G Tommy Edwards

Dublin

Zone 3

John Kinsler

Warner Robins Noon

Lighthouse VP

Carolyn Irvin PDG

Augusta Garden City

Camp VP

Frances W “Hank” Barks

Warner Robins Noon

Recording for the Blind

Bobby Gresham

Conyers

Leader Dog

Ed Menger

Milledgeville

LCIF/Melvin Jones Awards

Dr Beverly Roberts PDG

Hephzibah

SightFirst

J “Rich” Harrelson

Laurel Ridge

Companion Dog

William “Bill” H Worrell

Laurel Ridge

As of October 31, 1996 District 18F has 155 Melvin Jones Fellows. Listed below are the clubs who have Melvin Jones Fellows.

Augusta-7, Augusta Forest Hills-4, Augusta Garden City-2, Camellia City-1, Centerville-6, Chinese American-6, Conyers-4, Covington-7, DeKalb Central-2, Decatur-3, Dublin-7, Fleming-5, Grovetown-2, Hephzibah-1, La Vista-14, Laurel Ridge-1, Lincolnton-2, Louisville-10, Madison-3, Milledgeville-4, National Hills-3, North Dekalb-17, North Decatur-1, Peachtree-3, Perry-1, Rehoboth-1, Sandersville-1, Social Circle-2, Soperton-1, Swainsboro-1, Sylvania-4, Thomson-9, Warner Robins-8, Warner Robins Noon-7, Washington-2.


1997-1998

Lion Robert Yonchak of the Louisville club was elected DG at the March 22, 1997 cabinet meeting in Madison at the Madison Lions club building.

Others serving with DG Robert Yonchak were:


District Governor

Robert Yonchak

Louisville

Vice District Governor

Ann R Stump

North DeKalb

Cabinet Secretary

Carolyn Irvin PDG

Augusta Garden City

Cabinet Treasurer

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Cabinet Advisor

Carolyn Irvin PDG

Augusta Garden City

District Librarian

Olin C Newsby

Washington

Region 1

Richard Brown

Covington

Zone 1

Howard Green

Monroe

Zone 2

Susan Abrams

Peachtree

Region 2 Zone 1

John H Lewis

Louisville

Zone 2

George Rachels III

Wadley

Region 3 Zone 1

Charles Irvin

Augusta Garden City

Zone 2

William G Bross PDG

Thomson

Region 4

Lloyd A Britt

Zone 1

Vance G Donaldson

Jones County

Zone 2

Jim Veal

Milledgeville

Zone 3

John Kinsler

Warner Robins Noon

Lighthouse VP

Robert White

Camp VP

Roger A Vonland

Recording for the Blind

Bobby Gresham

Leader Dog

John H Lewis

LCIF/Melvin Jones Award

Dr Beverly Roberts PDG

Lion Nancy L Pace, member of the Jones County club was awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Jones County-Gray Chamber of Commerce.

The Tomson Lions club celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 13, 1997 at the Belle Meade Country Club.

Leo club member Jennifer Lee, Atlanta Chinese American Leo club was congratulated for being selected Leo of the year for multiple district 18 and for appearing in the listing of Leo of the year, award recipients in Leo World publication Vol 11, No 2, 1997-98.

The clubs in 18F contributed the following amounts to Send a Kid to Camp in 1997-98: Centerville $150; Hephzibah $345; Houston Peaches $406; DeKalb $500; Oxford $325; Peachtree $25; Swainsboro $356.71; Warner Robins $200; Warner Robins Noon $500; and Wrens $50, for a total in District 18F of $2857.71.

A total of $1055 as of March 21, 1998 had been contributed to the Georgia Lions All State Band. District contributors were Warner Robins $20; Warner Robins Noon $20; Centerville $20; Louisville $50; Jones County $20; Centerville Lioness $20; Hephzibah $500; Sparta $20; Conyers $20; Houston Peaches $25; North Decatur $20; and North DeKalb $300.

A total of $9021.72 was collected for Leader dog for District 18F. the following clubs donated: Augusta Forest Hills $275; Centerville $150; Covington $270; Decatur $320; Decatur Lioness $75; DeKalb Central $75; Harlem $200; Hephzibah $2250; Houston Peaches, Jones County $100; Laurel Ridge $100; Louisville $100; Monroe $500; National Hills $2500; North Decatur $125; North DeKalb $300; Oxford $250; Social Circle $50; Soperton $200; Tucker $500; Twin City $100; Wadley $20; Warner Robins Noon $200 and Wrens $30.

The District 18F awardees from the State Convention were the Miller Plaque, Grovetown; the Augusta Dr Dameron Plaque, PCC Beverly Roberts; the Washington Plaque, the Washington Lions Club; the Madison Plaque, Social Circle; the Clyde Raburn Plaque, Centerville.

100% Presidents awardees were Frank Spinney, Hephzibah; Joe Green, Centerville.

100% Secretaries awardees were Beverly Roberts, Hephzibah and Lloyd Britt, Centerville.

Region Chairmen contest for Region 1, Covington; Region 2 Louisville; Region 3 Thomson Camellia; Region 4 Centerville.

The district rally attendance awards were small club, north Atlanta Peachtree; Medium club, North DeKalb.

Recognition plaques for distinguished service and dedication, PDG Joseph Molony and DG Elect Ann Stump.

Lioness clubs recognized for dedication and donations were Centerville Lioness and Decatur Lioness clubs.

The winner of the DG contest was Hephzibah.

The following Lions were recognized as being the newest Melvin Jones Fellows, Jon M Winters of Hephzibah; Eileen Parker of Houston Peaches and Robert Yonchak of Louisville.

District 18F was 100% in participation to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Contributions to the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind was $35,511.69.

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse foundation celebrated 50 years of service at the Atlanta Airport Hilton on April 17, 1999. Frank Moore Past International director was the Guest Speaker.

The District 18F convention and rally was held March 26-28 in Covington. International Director Burrell Harden spoke at the banquet.


1998-1999

At the 3rd cabinet meeting in Thomson on March 28,1998 Lion ann Stump was elected DG of district 18F. Lion jon winters of Hephzibah was elected VDG, Lion Bill worrell was elected Vice President of the Lighthouse, PDG Olin Newby, Washington was elected District Historian. Serving the District were:


District Governor

Ann R Stump

North DeKalb

Vice District Governor

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Cabinet Secretary

Harold R Stump

North DeKalb

Cabinet Treasurer

Martha Fallaw

North DeKalb

Cabinet Advisor

Robert J Yonchak PDG

Louisville

District Librarian

Olin C Newby PDG

Washington

Region 1

Edgar “Ed” Kent

Rehoboth

Zone 1

Macon Ogletree

Social Circle

Zone 2

Charles Cope

Decatur

Zone 3

Henry Yee

Atlanta Chinese American

Region 2

John H Lewis

Louisville

Zone 1

James Wheeler

Louisville

Zone 2

Region 3

Dr Beverly Roberts

Hephzibah

Zone 1

Frank Spinney

Hephzibah

Zone 2

Mark Whitaker

Harlem

Region 4

J C Coefield

Centerville

Zone 1

Norma Demere

Jones County

Zone 2

Zone 3

Doy Barks

Houston Peaches

Lighthouse VP

William H “Bill” Worrell

Laurel ridge

Camp VP

James Veal

Milledgeville

Leader Dog

John H Lewis

Louisville

Recording for the Blind

Bobby Gresham

Conyers

LCIF/Melvin Jones Award

Margaret Guntar

Washington

All State Band

Debbie Cope

Peachtree

SightFirst

Sheree LeGro

Centerville

The top three clubs in 1998-199 were Warner robins Noon, North DeKalb and Covington. PDG Joe Molony, State Newspaper Editor, received an International President’s Certificate of Appreciation.


1999-2000

Lion Jon M Winters was elected DG at the 18F cabinet meeting in Covington on March 27, 1999.

Others serving with him were:


District Governor

Jon M Winters

Hephzibah

Vice District Governor

Richard W Brown

Covington

Cabinet Secretary

Dr Beverly Roberts PCC

Hephzibah

Cabinet Treasurer

Charles Lamb

National Hills

Cabinet Advisor

Ann R Stump PDG

North DeKalb

District Librarian

Olin C Newby PDG

Washington

Region 1

Henry Yee

Atlanta Chinese American

Zone 1

Joe Malcomb

Social Circle

Zone 2

Steve Austin

Conyers

Zone 3

Kembra L Smith

North Decatur

Region 2

James Wheeler

Louisville

Zone 1

Robert J Yonchak PDG

Louisville

Zone 2

Randy James Ellison

Twin City

Region 3

Frank C Spinney

Hephzibah

Zone 1

Wilson Rice

Augusta

Zone 2

Leita Nunnally

Thomson Camellia

Region 4

J C Coefield Jr

Centerville

Zone 1

Norma Demaree

Jones County

Zone 2

David Woodburn

Dublin

Zone 3

Betti Cotton

Centerville

Lighthouse VP

William H “Bill” Worrell

Laurel Ridge

Camp VP

James “Jim” Veal

Milledgeville

LCIF/Melvin Jones Award

Charles Cope

Decatur

Leader Dog

Coke Geddings PDG

National Hills

Recording for the Blind

Margaret Gunter

Washington

SightFirst

Carolyn Irvin PDG

Augusta Garden City

Theme: “If it is to be, it is up to ME (Membership & Extension)”

The year began with 48 Lions Clubs, 2 Lioness Clubs and 3 Leo Clubs in the district. The 18F Past District Governor’s Association was reactivated at the district convention in Warner Robins and established the 18F Past District Governor’s Hall of Fame to honor outstanding Lions in 18F (both living and deceased) who had made significant contributions to Lionism.

The Lions Year 1999-2000 was a great year to be a District Governor in Georgia. Lion James E “Jim” Ervin of Albany served as our International President. The highlight of the year was October 23, 1999, when the International board met in Atlanta at the Cobb Calleria Centre and a banquet was held that evening.

Bonnie Martin of Thomson Camellia Lions Club won Second place award for outstanding secretary in the state.

PDG Olin C Newby of Washington Lions Club, State Historian received the International Leadership Award at the state convention in Athens from President Jim Ervin.

Lion William Gerald “Curly” Bross, PDG, State Lion Tamer of Thomson Lions Club received the International Presidents Award also at the state convention.

The Thomson Camellia City club won several 1st place state awards.

The clubs of Conyers, Dublin, and Washington agreed to sponsor Leo Clubs. The Washington Leo Club charter night was held November 29, 1999 at the Washington clubhouse.

Lion Ken Massingale continues to do a great job with the eye glass recycling program at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse. For the year, 70,800 pairs of eyeglasses were shipped to Medical assistance program international. 2200 pairs of glasses were sent to Liberia, 800 pairs sent to Malani, 8500 pairs of glasses sent to Jamaica for the McRae Lions Club, 600 pairs for mission trip to Honduras, 1250 pairs for mission trip to Uganda, 1250 pairs for mission trip to Mexico, 1250 pairs for mission trip to Venezuela, 8000 pairs for Christian groups to Albania, Macedonia, and Bosnia, 2500 pairs of sunglasses for a Honduras outreach mission, 650 pairs of glasses for mission trip to Haita, and 2000 pairs for medical term to Conzumel, Mexico.

The district rally was held in Centerville and Warner Robins on March 17-18, 2000. International Director Darby Travers of Hebron, Maryland was the keynote speaker for the banquet. International Director, appointee Buddy Outzs of the Winder Noon Club, introduced International Director Daily and Council Chair Dan Stuart gave the response.

Lion Richard Brown was elected 2000-2001 DG. Lion Bill Craig, Centerville was elected Vice District Governor. Lion J C Coefield was elected 18F Vice President of the Lighthouse. Lion Hank Barks, Warner Robins, was endorsed by the district for President of the Camp for the Blind. Grovetown Lions gave $2000 to LCIF, $1000 to the Camp, $1000 to the Recording for the Blind, $2000 to Leader Dog and gave 558 pairs of eye glasses to the Lighthouse. North Decatur Lions donated $1200 to the Lighthouse White Cane. Decatur donated $1000 and 109 pairs of glasses to the Lighthouse and $300 to the Childrens Eye Care Center at Emory. The Louisville Lions helped two local cancer patients, provvide funds to help purchase a wheel chair for a local handicapped person and made a donation to the widow of a local deputy. The Houston Peaches Lions cleaned the D L Fountain park and donated school supplies to the Pearl Stephens Elementary school. Warner Robins Noon Lions donated brooms and mops to hurricane Camile victims, donated 6 hearing aids and 3200 pairs of glasses to the Lighthouse.

The Soperton club celebrated 68 years of service; Social Circle 51 years; Monroe 49 years; Augusta Garden City 46 years; Madison 45 years; Tucker 43 years; Laurel Ridge 40 years; Grovetown 36 years; Centerville 33 years and Warner Robins Noon 25 years.

The District 18F award winners were as follows: Dr Damren plaque to Beverly Roberts, Hephzibah; Washington plaque to the Washington club; Miller plaque to the Grovetown club; Madison plaque to the North Decatur club; Covington plaque to the North Decatur club.

Small club rally awarded to Warner Robins Houston Peaches club.

Medium club rally awarded to Hephzibah club.

Large club rally awarded to the Thomson club.

The Clyde Rayburn awardee, the Centerville club.