Dunlap Lions

Members of the Dunlap Lions Club met for their annual Awards Night on June 20 at the Fairview Grange. The evening started off with a social time, followed by the dinner. President, Judy Wells, opened the event by showing an inspirational video which featured Gudrun Yngvadottir, international president from Ireland, and the goals she had set for each Lions Club.

The following awards and recognitions were presented: Cub of the Year, Steve Page; President’s Award, Beth Krehn; a Progressive Melvin Jones, Diane Hoyt; and thank you gifts, Bruce Wells and Amanda Fast.

Past District Governor Marty Juel installed the following officers for the coming year: President Jason Smith, 1st Vice President Laura Staub, 2nd Vice President Joe Foy, Secretary John McClure, Treasurer Duane Klein, Lion Tamer Mike Dines, Tail Twister Wade Wenger, Membership Chair Laura Doty, Board of Directors Steve Page, Amanda Fast, Dave Vollmar, and Past President Judy Wells.

The Dunlap Lions Club will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Fairview Grange, 22482 C.R. 45, Goshen, for the meal and program. Visitors are always welcome. Information: 574-875-5963

— submitted by Lion Amanda Fast

Maple City Toastmasters

The goal of Toastmasters is to see each member improve in their speaking and leadership skills, to take away the fear of public speaking. The local meeting of June 11 was led by Toastmaster Joel Hawkins. Members were entertained with a speech by John Ferguson presenting “Will to Win.” It was informative and entertaining.

“Off the cuff” short speeches, a spontaneous speaking session which makes a person speak properly without preparation, was led by Bill Nelson. Each meeting has an evaluation time which gives feedback on the good and where we need to improve. 

Maple City Toastmasters meets from 12:10 to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend to have fund and work on their skills. Information: sondraresen@gmail.com or 574-215-8734.

— submitted by Sondra Resen

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