History 1990-2000 03 18B

Lions of Georgia

District 18 B

1990-2000

   
Robert H. “Bob” Bovee
District Governor 18-B 1990-1991
Council Special Projects Chairman
Jacqueline “Jackie” Ricks
District Secretary
Martha J. Bovee
District Treasurer
 
Patrick J. Pignataro
District Governor 18-B 1991-1992
Council Special Projects Chairman
Robert R. Swann Jr.
District Secretary/Treasurer
     
J. Stan Bazemore
District Governor 18-B 1992-1993
Council Secretary
Arhie M Lobrovich
District Secretary
Michael R Calhoun
District Treasurer
   
J. Stan Bazemore
District Governor 18-B 1993-1994
Council State Convention Chairman
Horace A Shewmaker
District Secretary
     
Phillip S. “Phil” Hurd
District Governor 18-B 1994-1995
Council International Covention Chairman
Richard S. “Rick” Mizell
District Secretary
Dr James E. “Jim” Davis
District Treasurer
     
Roy E. Godwin
District Governor 18-B 1995-1996
Council Vice Chairman
R. C. Cunningham
District Secretary
Dr. James E. “Jim” Davis
District Treasurer
     
Robert C. Sweatt, Sr
District Governor 18-B 1996-1997
Council Vice Chairman
R. C. Cunningham
District Secretary
Dr. James E. “Jim” Davis
District Treasurer
   
Billy G. Marshall
District Governor 18-B 1997-1998
Council State Convention Chairman
Dr. James E. “Jim” Davis
District Secretary/Treasurer
   
James E. “Jimmy” Ward
District Governor 18-B 1998-1999
Council Special Projects Chairman
Richard S. “Rick” Mizell
District Secretary
Billy Yawn
District Treasurer
   
Dr. James E. “Jim” Davis
District Governor 18-B 1999-2000
Council Treasurer
Welby Stayton
District Secretary/Treasurer

1990-1991

Lion Robert H. “Bob” Bovee, Savannah Port City was elected District Governor for District 18B at the convention held March 10 at Brunswick, GA.

Other Lions serving the District were:

Cabinet Secretary Jacqueline P. “Jackie” Ricks Savannah Hostess City
Cabinet Treasurer Martha Bovee Savannah Hostess City
Cabinet Advisor Inman D. Davis PDG Statesboro
Region 1 Chairman Robert J Skiljan Savannah
Zone 1 Herman Hodges Eden
Zone 2 John Radford Rincon
Region 2 Riley E Martin Hinesville
Zone 1 Joe L. Moore Metter
Zone 2 Wayne Porter Pembroke
Region 3 David Ferrell McRae
Zone 1 Ralph Oplinger Baxley
Region 4 Patrick J Pignataro St Marys
Zone 1 Ron Sutton Woodbine
Zone 2 Larry Davis Waycross

The 1991 Lions 18B Princess Pageant was held at Armstrong State College Fine Arts Auditorium. This was held on March 1-2, 1991. The District was involved with Lions Quest.

The District Rally and cabinet meeting were held at the June Macon Middle School in Brunswick on October 27, 1990. International Director Joseph J. Carnarda was speaker for the weekend.

The top 20 Clubs in the District in January were:

1 Alma
2 Baxley
3 Waycross
4 Savannah
5 Douglas
6 Jesup
7 Chatham South
8 Statesboro
9 Hinesville
10 Golden Isles
11 Woddbine
12 Blackshear
13 Bellville
14 Vidalia
15 Brunswick
16 Patterson
17 Port City
18 Garden City
19 Pembroke
20 Odum

1991-1992

Lion Patrick J. Pignataro of Woodbine was elected District Governor at the convention on October 27, 1990. Along with other Lions in the District, 18B had a good year.

Serving the District were:

Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer Robert J Swann Woodbine
Cabinet Advisor Robert H. Bovee PDG Savannah Port City
Region 1 Chairman Paul Ganem Savannah Chatham South
Zone 1 Steve Bellmoff Savannah Chatham South
Zone 2 Bobby Bennett Rincon
Region 2 Joe L. Moore Metter
Zone 1 Emilly Groover Bellville
Zone 2 Wayne Porter Pembroke
Region 3 Warren Williams Hazlehurst
Zone 1 Ralph Oplinger Baxley
Zone 2 Stan Bazemore Lyons
Region 4 Ron Sutton Woodbine
Zone 1 James Dickerson Brunswick
Zone 2 Bob Riles Jacksonville

Events of 18B; Miss Deanna Rose Harper, Brunswick won the title of Miss Georgia Lion 91-92; Statesboro Lions celebrated 50 years of service. Waycross Lions celebrated their 70th annerversary.

District 18B won the following awards at the State Convention; The Dr C M Blanton Awatd for the highest district per capita ($22.75/member); For the Georgia Lions Lighthouse, the highest per capita
increase ($3.40 per member) for the year for White Cane Day; June 22-27, 1992.

District 18B Tail Twister, PDG Chris Barbieri, Savannah Port City, was awarded the International Leadership award. Lion Martha Bovee, Savannah Hostess City, received the International Certificate of Appreciation.

At the Council of Governors meeting in Albany; Governor Patrick J Pignataro received 100% District Governor Award; Stan Bazemore former Zone chairman, Lyons Lions Club becomes Lt Governor; Redistricting becomes a topic; District 18B won the following awards at the State Convention; The Dr C M Blanton Award for being the highest district per capita increase ($22.75/member); the Camp for the Blind, the First Place per capita increase ($2.36/member): For the Georgia Lions Lighthouse, the highest per capita increase ($3.40/member) for the year for White Cane Day; June 22-27, 1992.

1992-1993

Lion J. Stan Bazemore of the Lyons Lions Club was elected District Governor at 18B’s convention on October 26, 1991 at Brunswick. Other members of the cabinet were:

Lieutenant Governor Joe L Moore Metter
Cabinet Secretary Archie Lobrovich Vidalia
Cabinet Treasurer Michael R Calhoun Vidalia
Cabinet Advisor Patrick J. Pignataro St Marys
Region 1 Chairman Paul Ganem Savannah Chatham South
Zone 1 Steve Bellmoff Savannah Chatham South
Zone 2 Frank Stokham Port Wentworth
Region 2 Wayne Porter Pembroke
Zone 1 Emily Groover Bellville
Zone 2 Billy G. Marshall Pembroke
Region 3 Vance Faircloth Baxley
Zone 1 Jack D Allagood Baxley
Zone 2 Guy D Bland Jacksonville
Region 4 Ron Sutton Woodbine
Zone 1 Terry R. Hughes Brunswick
Zone 2 Richard Vaughn Alma

Woodbine celebrated their 40th Anniverary on March 22, 1993. The District convention was held in Hazlehurst on March 6, 1993. Attendance was 307. The speaker was International Director Lewis B Small Sr.

Past District Governor Lonnie Roberts was presented the International President’s award at the MD 18 State Convention in Augusta. PDG R C Cunningham was also presented the International President’s Leadership award. PDG Robert H Bovee was elected Vice President of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse
Foundation. Lion Dr Pamela S Thomason was elected District Librarian.

Past District Governor Lonnie Roberts, Hazlehurst was presented the International President’s Award. R C Cunningham PDG, Patterson was awarded the International Leadership Award.

District 18B top ten clubs were; Savannah, 1st, Baxley, 2nd, Hazlehurst, 3rd, Alma, 4th, Savannah Hostess City, 5th, Savannah Chatham South, 6th, Statesboro, 7th, Douglas, 8th, Odum, 9th and Waycross, 10th.

The following Lions received 100% awards during the State Convention;

Lt Governor Joe L Moore
Region 3 Vance Faircloth
Region 4 Ron Sutton
Region 1 Zone 2 Frank Stokham
Region 2 Zone 1 Emily Groover
Region 2 Zone 2 Billy G Marshall
Region 3 Zone 1 Jack D Allagood
Region 3 Zone 2 Guy D Bland
Region 4 Zone 2 Richard B Vaughn
100% President Frank I Stokham Port Wentworth
Billy G Marshall Pembroke
Guy D Bland Jacksonville
George Smith Savannah
Alfred C Dowdy Alma
Denny Smith Baxley
Jerry J Kaiser Bellville
Eddie Thompson Bloomingdale
William L Forshee Garden City
George Laseter Hinesville
Larry G Davis Waycross
John W Joiner Jr Woodbine
100% Secretary/Treasurer R C Cunningham PDG Patterson
Jon Alan Lichner Savannah Port City
Charles Rowland Glennville
100% Secretary Jack D Allagood Baxley
Bettie Moore Bellville
Welby Stayton Savannah
Joe Muncy Alma
Lavonne Vaughn Alma Queen City
Robert E Preistley Garden City
Clifford Watson Hinesville
Joe K Haupt Port Wentworth
J Robert Day Waycross
Charles Quattlebaum Woodbine
100% Treasurer Stan Bazemore Lyons
Vance Faircloth Baxley
Katheryn Riggs Bellville
Thoris B Youmans Waycross Okefenokee
Philip S Hurd Savannah
Randolph Tyre Waycross

1993-1994

Lion Joe Moore was elected District Governor of 18B at the Hazlehurst convention on March 6, 1993. Sadly, Lion Joe did not live to complete his term as District Governor. On his death in December 1992, the District Cabinet asked CC Stan Bazemore to lead the District again.

Other Lions serving on the District Cabinet were:

Cabinet Secretary Horace W. Shewmaker Cobbtown
Cabinet Treasurer William Trapnell Metter
Cabinet  Advisor J. Stan Bazemore Lyons
Region 1 Chairman Herman Hodges Bloomingdale
Zone 1 Phil Hurd Savannah
Zone 2 Robert E. Priestler Garden City
Region 2 Billy G Marshall Pembroke
Zone 1 Rabun D Phillips Reidsville
Region 3 Vance Faircloth Baxley
Zone 1 Archie M Lobrovich Vidalia
Region 4 James Dickerson Brunswick
Zone 1 Donny Hattaway Brunswick
Zone 2 Roy E Godwin Blackshear
Lighthouse Vice President Jerry Ney, PDG Savannah Port City
Camp Vice President Bob Riles Jacksonville
District Librarian Dr Pamela S Thomason Stateboro
Leader Dogs Bruce Nichols Savannah Port City

Alma celebrated its 60th anniversary on September 13, 1993.

District 18B celebrated its Convention in Hinesville on March 5, 1994 at Bradwell Insttute. Speaker was International Director, Dr Iannaccone from Walnut Creek, California.

The Glennville Lions Club celebrated their 50th Anniversary on March 26, 1994 at the Glennville Elementary School. Past International Director Dr John F. Pierce was the keynote speaker.

The Paul Azinger Gold Pro-Am was held on March 28, benefitting the Camp, raising $11,000-12,000.

The Reidsville Lions Club celebrated their 50th Anniversary on june 20, 1994, Lion Stan Bazemore was the speaker.

The Woodbine Lions Club celebrated their 40th Anniversary on March 22, 1993 in Woodbine with all 6 of the living Charter Members in attendance. These members were presented their 40 year charter chevrons. They were Barney A Gowen, William A Ozaka, David Proctor, Joseph C Strickland and
Henry E Williams. Also recognized were; Lyde T. Thomas, 35 year chevron, Region Chairman, Ron Sutton, 20 year Chevron and 10 year chevron, Lewis Keene.

The district helped sell tickets for the 6th Annual Lions Charity Beeper Ball Game, held on August 7, 1993 at the Grayson Stadium in Savannah. Memebrship as of 7/1/1993 was 1408. The Bloomingdal Club collected and turned in 268 pairs of eyeglasses, 201 lens, 32 sets of frames and 78 eye glass
covers.

The Alma Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary on September 13, 1993.

1994-1995

Lion Phillip S. Hurd from Savannah was elected District Governor on March 5, 1994 in a Cabinet meeting held at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville. Also serving with Phillip S. Hurd are:

Vice District Governor Roy E Godwin Blackshear
Cabinet Advisor J Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons
Cabinet Secretary Richard S “Rick” Mizell Savannah Port City
Cabinet Treasurer Dr James E. Davis Savannah
Region 1 Chairman Robert E Priestley Garden City
Zone 1 Jackie Ricks Savannah Hostess City
Zone 2 Herb Bragg Guyton
Region 2 Billy G Marshall Pembroke
Zone 1 Bettie Moore Metter
Zone 2 Charles Shurtleff Hinesville
Region 3 Archie M Lobrovich Vidalia
Zone 1 Wilmer L Ring Odum
Zone 2 Steeny C Banks McRae
Region 4 Steve Tucker Waycross
Zone 1 Robert C Sweatt Sr Kingsland
Zone 2 Eldridge Thomas Patterson
Zone 3 Monroe F Swilley III Douglas
Lighthouse Vice President Robert H Bovee Savannah Port City
Camp for the Blind Vice President Frank Roundtree Waycross
Newsletter Editor J Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons

The accomplishments of District 18B are:

Membership Increase 27 +2%
Most New Members 15 Douglas
Largest membership gain 8 Hazlehurst
Clubs adding women 6 +27%
New female members 40 +29%
Total contributions $284,030 $206/member
Camp for the Blind +$13,921 +48%
Lighthouse +$7,895 +15%
Leader Dogs +$4,692 +80%
Local contributions +$17,365 +37%
Eye glasses and exams +$19,200 +38%
Total increase +$73,638 +35%
White Cane money +$2,888 +16%
White Cane total +$21,597 $450/club
Total club 48 100%
Camp for the Blind +4 +10%
Lighthouse +8 +20%
White Cane day +4 +13%
Leader Dogs +15 +88%
LCIF/CSF +3 +11%
Local contributions +2 +6%
Eyeglasses and exams +3 +8%
Club participation +3 +7%
Most contributions $43,233 Douglas
$37,374 Savannah
Most per member $844 Chatham South
206 Hostess City
Total glasses collected 23,431 488/club
Most glasses collected 3,800 Chatham South
2,865 Wilmington Island
Total glasses purchased 1,093 23/club
Most glasses purchased 311 Douglas
288 Savannah
Most per member 4 Douglas
Best meeting attendance 97% Patterson
96.5% Alma
Best other attendance 119 Okfenokee
95 Bellville
Most media items 45 Waycross
38 Okefenokee
New Melvin Jones Fellows 18 +39%
Increase over last year +4 +29%

The top ten clubs for 1994-1995 in the District Governor’s Contest are:

1st Douglas
2nd Patterson
3rd Hazlehurst
4th Hostess City
5th Savannah
6th Chatham South
7th Bellville
8th Kingsland
9th Vidalia
10th Alma

1995-1996

Vice District Governor Robert C Sweatt, Sr Kingsland
Cabinet Secretary R C Cunningham PDG Patterson
Cabinet Treasurer James E “Jim” Davis Savannah
Cabinet Advisor Phillip S “Phil” Hurd PDG Savannah
Region 1 Chairman Frank Stoham Port Wentworth
Zone 1 Judy Ganem Savannah Chatham South
Zone 2 James W Dasher Rincon
Region 2 Billy G Marshall Pembroke
Zone 1 Emily Groover Bellville
Zone 2 Charles Shurtleff Hinesville
Region 3 Wilmer Ring Odum
Zone 1 Archie Lobrovich Vidalia
Zone 2 Preston C Fussell Jacksonville
Region 4 Monroe F Swilley III Douglas
Zone 1 Louis Keene Woodbine
Zone 2 John E Harrison Alma
Lighthouse Vice President Ron Sutton Woodbine
Camp for the Blind Vice President Frank Roundtree Waycross
Georgia Lions Children’s Eye Care Center Jerry Ney PDG Savannah Port City
District Librarian Eldridge Thomas Patterson
District Newsletter J. Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons
Leader Dog Bettie Moore Metter

 The Georgia Lions Eye Care Center had its dedication on Friday February 2, 1996 in Decatur. Located at Emory University, the Lions help fund Research of Emory University in Childhood Eye Disease with emphasis in genetic research. At the dedication, a check for $100,000 form LCIF was presented.

The outstanding club with the best record of efforts towards the goal of International Cooperation and Understanding was won by the Hostess City Club for its involvement in Youth Exchange.

The top 10 clubs in the District were:

1st Douglas
2nd Waycross
3rd Okefenokee
4th Chatham South
5th Savannah
6th Woodbine
7th Kingsland
8th Patterson
9th Odum
10th Hostess City

District 18B 100% Awards were presented to:

100 % President Johnny Farr Waycross
Rommie Thompson Bellville
A Way Carter Okefenokee
Jimmy Ward Bulloch
Robert H Bovee PDG Savannah Port City
M P Jones Savannah
Stan Bazemore Lyons
James Feltham Baxley
Chris Bowers Patterson
Danny Fries Sr Rincon
Wilmer L Ring Odum
100% Secretaries J Robert Day Waycross
Dotty Sabo Bellville
Thoris Youmans Okefenokee
Welby L Stayton Savannah
Arman H Bazemore Lyons
John Ripley Odum
Jon A Lichner Savannah Port City
R C Cunningham PDG Patterson
100 % Treasurer R C Cunningham PDG Patterson
Larry Davis Waycross
Kathryn Riggs Bellville
Uley T Calhoun Okefenokee
James E Davis Savannah
A Vance Faircloth Baxley
George Shuptrine Odum
100 % Vice District Governor Robert C Sweatt Sr
100% District Secretary R C Cunningham PDG
100 % District Treasurer Dr James E Davis
100 % Region Chairman Frank Stokham
Billy G Marshall
Wilmer L Ring
Monroe F Swilley III
100% Zone Chairman Judy Ganem
James W Dasher
Emily Groover
Charles Shurtleff
Archie Lobrovich
Preston Fussell
Louis Keene
John E Harrison

On August 3, 1996 the 20th Anniversary of the Camp for the Blind was held. It honored 3rd International Vice President, Jim Ervin.

1996-1997

Lion Robert C Sweatt Sr was elected District Governor at the 1996 District B Convention in Woodbine-Kingsland GA on March 2, 1996. Serving the District were:

Vice District Governor Billy G Marshall Pembroke
Cabinet Advisor Roy E. Godwin Waycross Okefenokee
Cabinet Secretary R. C. Cunningham PDG Patterson
Cabinet Treasurer Dr James E. Davis Savannah
Region 1 Chairman Judy Ganem Chatham South
Zone 1 M P Jones Savannah
Zone 2 James W Dasher Rincon
Region 2 Charles Shurtleff Hinesville
Zone 1 James Ward Bulloch
Zone 2 Riley Martin Hinesville
Region 3 Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons
Zone 1 Wilmer L Ring Odum
Zone 2 Lonnie V Roberts PCC Hazlehurst
Region 4 Louis Keene Woodbine
Zone 1 Ernest H Delong Brunswick
Zone 2 Kriss Bowers Patterson
Lighthouse Vice President Ron Sutton Woodbine
Camp for the Blind Vice President James W Dasher Rincon
Georgia Lions Children’s Eye Care Center Jerry Ney PDG Savannah Port City
District Newsletter Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons
LCIF Roy E Godwin PDG Waycross Okefenokee
Leader Dog Bettie Moore Bellville
Recording for the Blind Herman Hodges Bloomingdale

Number of members at beginning of year = 1,349

Number of members at end of year = 1,358

Increase = +09

Total deceased = 23

District raised $52,455.85 for the Camp for the Blind, winning Dr C M Blanton Award for district with highest per capita donations.

Raised funds for Leader Dog: $9,818.25

Raised funds for Georgia Lions Lighthouse, just under $50,000.

Raised funds for Recording for the Blind.

Collected eyeglasses, frames, lens, and hearing aids for the Lighthouse to recycle.

Sold Brooms and Mops.

Ten clubs helped sponsor area students for the Georgia Lions All state Band.

Hosted and manned Georgia Lions Mobile Eye Clinic.

Sponsored the Beeper Ball Game in Savannah. The game was played between the Campers of the Camp verses the Savannah Media (Blindfolded).

District conducted the Peace Poster Contest, winning entry was from Julianna Murphy, 12 years old, 6th grader at Effingham County Middle School, sponsored by Savannah PPort City Lions club. Folkston and
Statesboro also submitted entries in contest.

One new club was chartered with 25 members, this was Rincon-Springfield Lions club.

Lyons held its 50th Anniversary, Savannah and Waycross held their 75th Anniversaries.

The results of the District Governors Contest are as follows:

Place Club Points
1 Douglas 56,332
2 Savannah 47,196
3 Chatham South 43.366
4 Alma 34,840
5 Bellville 34,013
6 Waycross Okfenokee 31,077
7 Hinesville 31,017
8 Kingsland 30,616
9 Patterson 30,375
10 Folkston 29,417
11 Golden Isles 27,965
12 Baxley 26,788
13 Vidalia 24,740
14 Waycross 22,790
14 Claxton 22,751
16 Port City 22,109
17 Odum 21,109
18 Jesup 21,169
19 Hostess City 20,072
20 Woodbine 19,473
21 Jacksonville 18,383
22 Lyons 17,079
23 Port Wentworth 16,974
24 Rincon 15,465
25 Garden City 15,212
26 Statesboro 14,809
27 Bloomingdale 14,573
28 Darien 14,281
29 Blackshear 13,632
30 Hazlehurst 13,487
31 Bulloch 12,062
32 Glennville 11,920
33 Wilmington Island 11,639
34 Brunswick 11,477
35 Reidsville 11,287
36 Alamo 9,381
37 McRae 9,245
38 Pembroke 8,969
39 Brunswick Gateway 8,861
40 Jekyll Island 8,265
41 Richmond Hill 6,124
42 Milan 5,550
43 Brantley County 5,137
44 Clinch County 4,009
45 Cobbtown 3,410
46 Metter 3,057
47 Liberty Coastal 1,200

1997-1998

Lion Billy Marshall was elected District Governor at the Convention in Waycross on March 1, 1997. Serving the District were:

Cabinet Advisor Robert C Sweatt Sr Kingsland
Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer Dr James E Davis Savannah
Region 1 Chairman Judy Ganem Savannah Chatham South
Zone 1 Calvin R Weeks Port Wentworth
Zone 2 Robert A Lapsley Savannah
Zone 3 Richard F Roberts Glennville
Region 2 James E Ward Bulloch
Zone 1 Jerry Kaiser Bellville
Zone 2 J Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons
Region 3 Monroe F Swilley III Douglas
Zone 1 Robert F Morris Baxley
Zone 2 R C Cunningham PDG Patterson
Region 4 William H Wilson Folkston
Zone 1 Robert C Sweatt Sr PDG Kingsland
Zone 2 Janet Wilson Folkston
Lighthouse Vice President Charles Shurtleff Hinesville
Camp for the Blind Vice President James W Dasher Rincon
Georgia Lions Childrens Eye Care Center Jerry Ney PDG Savannah Port City
Leader Dogs Ron Sutton Woodbine
LCIF Robert C Sweatt PDG Kingsland
Recording for the Blind Herman Hodges Bloomingdale
District Newsletter J Stan Bazemore PCC Lyons

Some 325 Lions of District 18B helped the Lyons Lions club celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

Baxley Lions celebrated their 50th Anniversary on September 20 at the Baxley First Baptist Church. Speaker for the evening was PID Myers Bannister of the Young Harris club.

During the year 18B had 11 Youth Exchange students in the district.

The district recieved a ten thousand dollar grant during April 1998 for the Tornado victims in Bryan, Liberty and Long Counties.

The District 18B Convention was held at Rincon on February 27-28 at the new South Effingham High School. Speaker for the evening was International Director, Robert Browning of Pineville, West Virginia.

1998-1999

Lion James E. “Jim” Ward was elected district Governor at the 18B Convention on February 27-28 at Rincon.

Serving in the District Cabinet were:

Vice District Governor Dr James E Davis Savannah
Cabinet Advisor Billy G. Marshall PDG Pembroke
Cabinet Secretary Dorothy Sabo Metter
later replaced by Richard S “Rick” Mizell Savannah Port City
Cabinet Treasurer Robert Yawn Statesboro
District Newsletter Richard S “Rick” Mizell Savannah Port City
Region 1 Chairman Calvin R Weeks Port Wentworth
Zone 1 Danny Fries Sr Rincon
Zone 2 Pamela A Stone Savannah Hostess City
Zone 3 Lillian Shurtleff Hinesville
Region 2 Jerry Kaiser Bellville
Zone 1 Jack Kennedy Statesboro
Zone 2 Archie Lobrovich Vidalia
Region 3 Monroe Swilley III Douglas
Zone 1 Robert F Morris Baxley
Zone 2 Leonard Y Johnston Sr Waycross
Region 4 William H Wilson Folkston
Zone 1 Norman Blood Brunswick Gateway
Zone 2 Janet Wilson Folkston
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Vice President Charles H. Shurtleff Hinesville
Georgia Lions Camp Vice President Billy G Marshall PDG Pembroke
Georgia Lions Childrens Eye Care Center Kimball Warnock PDG Rincon
Leader Dogs Robert Yawn Statesboro
LCIF Billy G Marshall PDG Pembroke

The Springfield Lions Club was chartered September 17, 1998. Guest speaker was Past International Director Jay Patel of North Charleston.

This year the McRae Lions Club sponsored a circus that was visited by children at no cost. The club earned $800 for Sight conservation.

The Wilmington Island club hosted an Easter Egg hunt for the St Mary’s Home for Children. They spent $250 on the hunt. The Rincon club sponsored two youth softball teams at a cost of $800 and donated $1000 to the Lighthouse. The Savannah Chatham South Lions club donated 113 man hours on a Community Betterment Project and 44 man hours on Lions projects. The Waycross Okefenokee Lions club had 18 members at the zone meeting in Blackshear. The club held a pancake supper. Twenty two members worked at the Azinger Golf Tournament.

1999-2000

The 1999-2000 year began with the election of Dr James E Davis as District Governor at the District Convention in Baxley on February 27, 1999.

Serving in the District Cabinet was:

Vice District Governor Charles “Chuck” Shurtleff Hinesville
Cabinet Advisor James E “Jim” Ward PDG Bulloch
Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer Welby Stayton Savannah
District Newsletter Richard S. “Rick” Mizell Savannah Port City
Region 1 Chairman Charles C Grile Pooler
Zone 1 Medie Still Rincon
Zone 2 Judy Ginn Savannah chatham South
Zone 3 Christopher Seale Hinesville
Region 2 Jack Kennedy Statesboro
Zone 1 Richard Dekle Claxton
Zone 2 Arch Lobrovich Vidalia
Region 3 Robert F Morris Baxley
Zone 1 Vance Faircloth Baxley
Zone 2 Kris Bowers Patterson
Region 4 Lewis Keene Woodbine
Zone 1 Patrick J Pignataro PDG St Marys
Zone 2 Nancy Kassbohm Folkston
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Vice President Patrick J Pignataro PDG St Marys
Georgia Lions Camp Vice President Billy G Marshall PDG Pembroke
Georgia Lions Childrens Eye Care Center Martha Bovee Savannah Port City
Leader Dog Billy G Marshall PDG Pembroke
LCIF James E Ward PDG Bulloch
Recording for the Blind Billy G Marshall PDG Pembroke

The top ten clubs in the District Governor’s contest were:

1 Chatham South
2 Savannah
3 Golden Isles
4 Hostess City
5 Okefenokee
6 Folkston
7 Alma
8 Rincon
9 Douglas
10 Port City

The Governor’s Club of the Year was awarded to Bulloch.

On Friday evening, May 19, International President, Jim Ervin presented the following awards:

Stan Bazemore PCC Ambassador of Goodwill
Bobby Sweatt PDG Presidential Medal
Jerry Ney PDG Leadership Medal
Dr James E Davis PDG Leadership Medal
Stan Bazemore PCC Certificate of Appreciation
Vance Faircloth Certificate of Appreciation
Thoris Youmans Certificate of Appreciation
James E Ward PDG Certificate of Appreciation
Trot Hurd Certificate of Appreciation
Billy Marshall PDG Certificate of Appreciation
Bellville Lions Club Certificate of Appreciation
R C Cunningham PDG Certificate of Appreciation
Bob Bovee PDG Certificate of Appreciation
Chuck Shurtleff VDG Certificate of Appreciation
Jack Kennedy Certificate of Appreciation
Lenard Johnston Certificate of Appreciation
Danny Fries Sr Certificate of Appreciation