News: Thorp - Lion's Club Celebrates 90th Year (2022)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Vrieze, Stuttgen, Wnek

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 8 Jun 2022

On Saturday May 14th, 2022 Thorp Lions gathered at Cindy's in Thorp to celebrate the club's 90th Anniversary. The Lions club has provided decades of service to the Thorp community as well as supporting state and international service projects.

Representatives from 22 Lions clubs as well as numerous Thorp community guests totaling 118 people were in attendance for the event. The evening began with social hour followed by call to order from Lion president Terry Wnek, pledge of allegiance, singing of "America", and a prayer of thanks. After a nice dinner, thoughts on Lionism were presented by guest speaker PDG Lee Vrieze. Lee highlighted Thorp Lions' ongoing dedication to providing service to meet community needs. Awards presentation was given by DG Linda Carter who presented PDG Lion Bernie Stuttgen the Lion recognition medal, the highest international honor awarded to a Lion for service. In 1988 Lion Bernie started the Deer Hide collection project for the state of WI, which has since raised over $1.25 million for the Wisconsin Lions camp in Rosholt, WI. Door prizes and raffles were conducted and the evening ended with closing remarks of appreciation from Thorp Lions club president Terry Wnek followed by the singing of "God Bless America." Thorp Lions club would like extend thanks to all in attendance.



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