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Steak Fry ushers in new Lions year...


Sixteen persons attended the Centerville Lions Club Steak Fry Monday evening, September 11 held in the Log Cabin at the Mansion House in Centerville.  The event ushered in the new Lions year, that runs from July 1st through June of 2018.

Four new members attended the steak fry:  Scott Bevington, Mike McCoy, Crystal Kaulen, Cameron Felker and Jeff Jenkins.

During a short meeting following dinner, the club voted to send 150 dollars to the Centerville Dollars for Scholars program.

Several members stayed to play cards inside the Mansion House.

Board adopts schedule for the new year...


Programs and events for the 2017-2018 Lions year were approved Wednesday evening, August 23,   The board of directors approved dates for the year at a special meeting held at the Mansion House in Centerville.  President Joe Elstro conducted the meeting.

The new year begins September 11th with the club's annual steak fry for members and guests at the Mansion House.  The second meeting of the year will be held September 25 at the Centerville Senior Center with initiation of new members.

The Community Halloween Party is scheduled for Tuesday October 31 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Centerville Elementary gymnasium.

The Christmas Banquet will be held on December 11 at the Centerville High School Cafetorium.

The Community Awards Banquet will be held on April 23 and the annual Fish Fry will be June 8 and 9.

The board also approved Standing Committee chairpersons.

Attending the board meeting along with president Joe Elstro were vice president Ty Farmer, board member and treasurer Dennis Stephen, board member Jim Resh and members Paul Elstro, Anne Elstro and Bill Felker.

Lions in Archway Days Parade...


Centerville Lions participated in the Archway Days parade on Saturday, August 26.  Riding on a float were (left to right) Lions Jim Resh, Anne Elstro and son Conner, Ty Farmer and Joe Elstro.

They handed out candy.  Great weather... great crowd... great day!

Lion Jack Farmer dies at age 69...


Lion John R. "Jack" Farmer of Centervlle died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 7.  Retired from the Richmond Police Department and Cincinnati Insurance, he had been a member of the Centerville Lions Club since October 1, 2001.  He served as its president in 2014-15.  Jack was involved with Wayne County 4-H.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce;  children Ty, Justin, Sarah Sparks and Pam Tidrow and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 12 at the Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond, where visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm.  Private burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.

See complete obituary at the Doan and Mills web site:!/Obituary.


Upcoming Events...
Our next meeting:
September 25 - Dinner - Initiation of new members
Other scheduled programs coming up:
October 9 - Dinner/Program
October 23 - Dinner/Program
October 31 - Community Halloween Party
November 13 - Dinner/Program
November 27 - Dinner/Program
December 11 - Christmas Banquet

New officers take over in July...

Lion Joe Elstro

The Centerville Lions Club installed officers for 2017-2018 at its meeting Monday evening, June 12, at the Centerville Senior Center.  They take over July 1.

They are:  Joe Elstro, president,  Ty Farmer, 1st vice president and Bob Hobson, 2nd vice president.

Wendy Kornman and Dennis Stephen remain secretary and treasurer, respectively. 

Other officers:  Paul Estro and Steve Sheckles remain Tail Twister and assistant Tail Twister.  Steve Sheckles also will serve as Lion Tamer again assisted by Kevin Sparks.

Cyrstal Kaulen will be membership chair and Bob Hobson stays on at Safety Officer.

Board of Directors;  2 years:  Tim McConaha and Dennis Stephen.  1 year:  Jim Resh and Wendy Kornman.

Centerville Lions Fish Fry ends a two day run...

Karen Ringley (left) with Pat Tremps

A steady stream of fish lovers enjoyed a meal at the 38th Annual Centerville Lions Club Fish on Friday, June 9.  Karen Ringley and Pat Tremps of Centerville were the first to go through the line on Friday morning.

Serving continued through Saturday at 8 pm at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Centerville.  The Fish Fry is the main fundraiser for the Lions, who support many community projects.

The Club thanks its many friends for making this another successful year.

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