Members and guests of the Crawfordsville Lions Club gathered to kick off their 60th anniversary year with their Annual Installation Banquet on Monday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Crawfordsville.
Sixty year Charter member Arvid Anderson introduced his special guests, his wife, Joan; son, Ed; sister, Vicky Bergstrom; and his nephew and wife, Gary and Sally Anderson.
The meeting was called to order by out-going president Lion Steve Williams, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance while Lion Nancy Love gave the invocation.
After thanking those that had prepared the meal, District Governor, Fred Stark, spoke about Lionism in the state of Iowa; more specifically in our geographical area, and how everything we do can make a difference.
Lion Anderson then took the floor for a time of remembering through the eyes of a sixty-year member of the Crawfordsville Lions Club.
Awards were presented for perfect attendance: Billie Jo Rose, 4 years; Gene Miller, 11 years; Scott Davis, 23 years; Ed Massey, 25 years; Mike Massy, 34 years; Randy Finke, 34 years.
The Si Finke Lion of the Year Award was given to Loree Stogdill.
Lion Randy Randy Finke then proceeded with the installation of officers, after which the meeting adjourned.