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S: Avalon Lions Club: History | 1947-2010 Catalina Island Museum

FC: Avalon Lions Club _______________________ History 1947 - 2010 | Catalina Island Museum

1: 1 | Avalon Lions Club __________ History 1947 - Present | Catalina Island Museum - 2010 | Photographs courtesy of Ron Doutt, Bill Engel and Rick Harp

2: Dedicated to Everett Stockinger, Chuck Ginnet and Paul McIlroy - three Lions who personified Lionism to their core.

3: All things considered, I'm a relative newcomer to Lionism. I remember the first meeting I attended as the guest of Mickey Brazil. My initial thought was "This is an OK group of guys, but do they actually accomplish anything?" I am very happy to report that the answer to that question has been a resounding "YES"...over and over again. To the casual observer, we appear to be a bunch of good-natured blokes that get together twice a month to share a few beverages, jokes and a good meal. But the truth of the matter is, we are a bunch of good-natured blokes that get together twice a month to share a few beverages, jokes, and a good meal, along with the fact that we conduct monthly Board of Director Meetings, complete a variety of civic minded work projects, maintain Haypress Recreational Area in the interior, raise a lot of money by sponsoring distance races, the | Two Harbors Brewfest, and Rancho Escondido Jazz Trax beverage sales and perhaps most importantly...give virtually all of the money away to worthwhile causes and scholarships. We accomplish these ventures, or adventures, or misadventures, with a smile on our faces and some sweat on our brows...but nobody does it because he has to. We do it because it's the right thing to do, and because that's what Lions do. My first experience with the Lion's Club International actually occurred many years ago as a Special Education teacher in Minnesota. I stood before the Lakeville, Minnesota Lion's Club Board requesting $1,000 donation to assist in the establishment of of an after-school program for my students and non-handicapped students. The following week, I received a check for $1,000 and the Just Friends Program was launched. It is a wonderful program that has touched hundreds of lives and the Lion's Club is largely responsible. | I am happy to say that the Avalon Lion's Club has also been the catalyst for many local groups and has touched thousands of lives in a positive way. I know each and every member of Avalon's Lions Club feels a sense of pride, accomplishment, and community, which is why this club has been so effective over the years. It is with great joy that we have joined in this collaborative labor of love by helping to produce this Avalon Lions Club : History 1947-Present book. We hope it brings back fond memories and spurs on future Lions to do great things. Lion Denny Honsey President 2010-2011 | President's Message

4: . | 4 | Welcome Avalon Lions,

5: 5 | to your history...

6: Lions Club International was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader who challenged the Jones' Group, a Business Circle in Chicago, to reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones also took his idea a step further by contacting similar groups around the United States and set up an organizational meeting which was held on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved at the convention. Within three years, the association became an international organization. It is a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long and proud history. The mission of Lions Club International is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding; in short, their vision is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service. One of the first humanitarian efforts of the Lions Club commenced after Helen Keller addressed the Lions Club International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio in 1925. She challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since then, Lions across the globe have worked tirelessly to aid the | blind and visually impaired. Another milestone came in 1945 when the Lions Club was the first nongovernmental organization invited to assist in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and Lions have continued to support the work of the UN ever since. Throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, international growth of the club has accelerated, with new clubs in Europe, Asia and Africa and many new clubs in the United States as well. One of those clubs was the Avalon Chapter of Lions Club International. This brotherhood was formed on September 27, 1947 in Avalon, California. Members of clubs throughout the Los Angeles region, in addition to the sponsoring San Pedro Lions were fully in attendance. This momentous occasion ushered in limitless possibilities in the realm of community service for both the citizens of Avalon and across the globe. One of the first documented efforts of the Avalon Lions Club was the immensely successful March of Dimes campaign. Originally created on January 3, 1938 by President Truman, the March of Dimes was formed as a means to end polio and other birth defects. In 1954, the Lions hosted two Long Beach children suffering from polio to enjoy various island attractions. Annually, the Avalon Lions inspired the community by positioning the Line of Dimes in popular areas of town, in order to gain support. The greatest honor in the dimes movement was achieved on February 15, 1968, when Avalon Mayor Herb Wegmann was | Lions Club International and Avalon Chapter History | 6

7: presented with a trophy from the March of Dimes National Foundation Headquarters on behalf of the Avalon Lions Club, for having the highest donations per capita in the nation. The Lions' mighty contributions of man-power and dedication to end childhood disease were insurmountable and readily recognized by the community In keeping with the famous challenge made by Helen Keller in 1925, the Avalon Lions became committed to the Lions Eye Institute movement in 1973. In April of that year, the Lions hosted a dinner at the popular Avalon restaurant El Galleon, where members worked as bus boys and waitresses; the night was fun and successful in bringing in funds for the effort. Eventually, the projects evolved to include the Eyemobile, originally a venture of the Eagle Rock Lions Club, which made its way to Catalina Island. With the assistance of the Avalon Lions, the Eyemobile was triumphant in screening 500 people per day for diseases such as glaucoma, over the course of three days. In 1986, the Avalon Lions Club established the "Run for Sight" which included a series of runs around the east end of the Island. The "Run for Sight" raised funds for the Lions Eyemobile and the Southern California Lions Eye Institute for 13 consecutive years. Another important community project initiated by the Avalon Lions was the adoption of the Haypress Picnic Area in 1992. Avalon Lions | established a program to clean up, maintain and improve the picnic grounds. The Lions continue to work closely with the Catalina Island Conservancy to ensure that the picnic grounds are clean, safe and fun for the community and island visitors. This project is a favorite of the Avalon Lions ! Throughout the Avalon Lions Club 63 year history on Catalina Island, there have been various other efforts to secure advancements in health care for children and adults. The Club sponsors local community non-profits and events and remains true to the club's motto, "We Serve," as exemplified in their countless endeavors to provided support to those in need. Jeannine L. Pedersen Curator, Catalina Island Museum | 7

8: Charter Night 1947 | 1947. Tommy Thomas Lions President, Tiny Piper (far right; Rotary). At Tiny Piper’s Restaurant. | District governor and mainland Lions arrive for the charter night event. | 8

9: Late 1940s. Governors Ball; grand march. Many Lions conventions included a ball held at the Casino, where wives joined their husbands in a dance. | Late 1940s. District governor and members are shown here being greeted by Catalina Island bathing beauties. | Catalina Islander, September 1947 | 9

10: One of the first events of the year were the annual convention breakfasts, held in Island Plaza, and lunches at the ball park. These gatherings were pivotal in engaging the community in the Lions culture. | May 1966. Covention Breakfast at Island Plaza. Gene Lyons, Steve Schatan, Tommy Wilkinson, Marilyn Gil, Joe Roach, Sandy Sanford, Vern Engel, Frank Machado, Chuck Ginette, Lolo Saldaña, Frank Saldaña, John Piacentini, Walt Lowder, Frank Cotter, Blackie Schatan. | Convention Breakfasts and Lunches | 10

11: 1958. Convention luncheon at the ball park. (Clockwise from left) Frank Burgess, Tom Wilkinson, Carl Johnson, Les Price, B Flat, Bill Harkness, Les Thomas, (unknown), John Piacentini, Andy Anderson, Sandy Sanford. | 1958. Convention luncheon at the Ballpark. (clockwise from top) B Flat, Sandy Sandford, Frank Burgess, Glede Williamson, Jack Turk, Ed Rhinehart, Ray Wall, Glen Payar, Tommy Wilkinson, Les Price, Bill Harkness, Les Thomas. | 11

12: March 16, 1967. Lions-A-Poppin. (back row) Gene Smith, Sandy Sanford, Joe Velono, Carl Bailey, Harold Warner, Jim Sutherland, (unknown) Tom Gill, Chuck Ginnett.(seated) Beatrice, Kurt Montague, Mike Gaylord, Lolo Saldaña, Joey Gray, (in back) Clara and Betty, Gene Lyons, Tom Clemens, B-Flat, Dorothy Langin, Marvin Lee(standing) Shelly Olsen, Lealoa Betty Beal, Bill Pettit | Lions A Poppin early 1960s. (back row) Bud Allen, Harold Warner, Shirley Davey, Eric Moore, Tommy Wilkinson, Jackie Price, Thor Hoiland, (?), James O’Lery, Gene Hall, Leo Zagar, Marsha Schatan, Gene Smith(middle) Jerry Millvile, Gene Lyon, Sandy Sanford, Don Lamont, Blackie Schatan, Rose Moore, Glen Covington, Gabby Allen, (front) Chuck Ginnett, Bill Pettit | 12

13: Lions A Poppin! | 1955. “Lions A Poppin”. (from left) Eric Moore, Burt Reed, Gene Smith. | 1950s. “Lions A Poppin”. Joe Piacentini, (unknown), (unknown), Leo Zagar, Chuck Ginnett, George Presovich, Blackie Schatan | 13

14: Spaghetti Dinners At El Galleon | April 5, 1992. Waitress for the night. Lions Jack Goslin (Fire Chief) and Rick Harp (Fire Captain) standing. | (Bottom Right) 1980s/90s. 1st Annual Spaghetti Feast at El Galleon. (From top left) Lolo Saldaña, Doug Miller, Jack Goslin, Wayne Stoutt, Randy Jackson, Pete Woolson, Doug Levey, (in sunglasses) Benny Kalise, Ron Doutt, (in ladies wig) Rick Harp, (bottom right) Frank Malovich, (left in apron) Oley Olsen, (front center) Chris Abel. | 1993. (from left) Paul Reynolds, Hugh MacIntosh, Ron Doutt, Dr. Robert Staff. El Galleon spaghetti dinner. | 14

15: Early 1990s. El Galleon spaghetti dinner. Pete Woolson and Joanne Watts. | 15

16: Eyemobile | Beginning in 1970, the Lions Club offered free screenings for eye-related diseases, such as glaucoma. Originally a project of the Eagle Rock Lions Club, the Eyemobile was shared by 50 clubs and was shuttled to places all over southern California, including Avalon. The Avalon Lions were responsible for getting sometimes over 200 people screened per visit, thus allowing patients who desperately needed eye-care an opportunity to receive it. | 16 | A 1970's dinner advertisement from the Catalina Islander

17: March Of Dimes | January 24, 1957. Joe and John Piacentini head the line of dimes. Photo from The Catalina Islander | January 19, 1956. Joe and John Piacentini tend to their Line of Dimes. Photo from The Catalina Islander. | December 28, 1964. Hurricane Cove Restaurant. Among the March of Dimes Committee are (clockwise from left) Chairman John Piacentini, Leo Zagar, Donna Piacentini, Lea Aloha, Tony Piacentini and Dr. Staff | 17

18: Run for Sight | 18

19: The Run for Sight race campaign was created to benefit the Southern California Lions Eye Institute. The 1989 race saw tremendous numbers in attendance, peaking at 959 runners. Spanning from 1986-1999, the Run for Sight effort was effective in garnering thousands of dollars in donations to the Eye Institute. | These striking images show a community of contestants during a 1980s Run for Sight race. | 19

20: Christmas with the Lions | Early 1950s. Lion Joe Arno, manager of St. Catherine Hotel. | 1950s. Christmas in the Arcade. | 20

21: Charity Work | February 1989. Lions loading surplus clothing from Hospital Shop to be sent to Ranch Los Amigos Hospital. From left, Bob Roberts, Jean Devirian, Sally Lopez, Lions Verne Todd, Frank Malovich, & Bruce Seibert. | February 1989. Lions loading surplus clothing from Hospital Shop to be sent to Ranch Los Amigos Hospital. (toward the front) Frank Malaovich and Bruce Seibert. (toward the back) Bob Roberts and Verne Todd. | 21

22: Joyous Gatherings | 1959. Lea Aloha Pettit & Jerry Mevahill. Las Casitas swimming pool. | 1973. Here, the Lions are shown at their best, both enjoying themselves to the fullest and taking the time to perform some good duties for Avalon. Catalina Islander. | 22

23: 1950s. St. Patrick’s Day cornbeef dinner at St. Catherine’s Hotel. Lions Joe Piacentini, Joe Arno. | April/May 1968. Ball park picnic. Lipe Hernandez, Bill Engel, Frank Machado, Vince Maran, Doreen Stout, Lolo Saldaña, Judy Schatan, Verne Engel, Jack Turk, Blackie Schatan, Joe Roach, Sophie Tarbuk, Danny, Colleen Schatan, Joe Voci, Theresa Hernandez, Gilbert Saldaña, Vicky Hernandez, Rosie Engel, Virgie Felix, Maui ?, Marilyn Gil, Ordie Hernandez. (On floor) Joe Hernandez, Katrina Engel, ?, Steve Schatan, (catcher) Raul Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez. | 23

24: Lions' Travels | "Meet me in St. Louis". Clockwise from top, Denny Honsey, Ron Doutt, Oley Olsen and Bill Engel pause for a moment of reflection while on an unofficial Lion's Club trip to St. Louis for the 2009 All-Star Baseball game. | This 1980 Islander article mentions the often spontaneous bi-annual Laughlin trips Lions enjoyed. | Lion Bob Kennedy's vessel, King Neptune, transporting Lions to a special meeting in Two Harbors (home of the annual Beerfest). The Beerfest is a fundraiser for the group, where a full day of activities are enjoyed. | Photo courtesy Denny Honsey

25: Haypress Park Project | The Haypress Park project in the interior of Catalina Island was originally instituted in 1992, when the Lions formally adopted the picnic grounds and pledged to maintain it indefinitely. The Lions also installed the playground equipment in order to make the Park a place for families. The photos above show Lions re-planting trees with the aid of Boyscout Troop #400, after the 2007 fire ravaged the area. Instead of allowing the land to become a major casualty of the wildfire, the Lions banded together to replenish the surroundings and restore Haypress to a better community locale than ever before. | Photos courtesy of Cris Saldaña | Lion Paul McIlroy was very influential in the Haypress Park Project and loved to take care of the park.

26: Catalina Grand Prix | 1982. Barbara Cass, Bob Norman, Bill Engle, Frank Malovich, Mr. Originator Life Member “Zim”. | The Catalina Grand Prix was a race created by the Lions in which 32 Taylor-Dunn electric cars were supplied by Cartopia to participating sponsors, such as Coors beer. Cars, as well as their drivers, were costumed by sponsors. The benefit event raised money for the Southern California Lions Eye Institute. | 26

27: Meetings, meetings... | 1947/48. Charter members at the St. Catherine Hotel. Gene Smith, Tommy Thomas, Joe Zalesky, Frank Burgess, Harold Warner, (in white) Joe Arno, President Les Price & Tommy Wilkinson. Turp Hall at table. | Late 1950s. Winning awards. (unknown), Jim Sutherland, Roy Rose, Grace Hoylan | 27

28: Tin Cup Derby | “Tin Cup” fishing tournament. Lions Chris Abel, “Mac” McIntosh, Oley Olsen & Rick Harp. September 14, 1989. | Here, the "Sea Lions" team is deemed the victor in the "Most Fish" category at the 4th annual Tin Cup, having caught 30 fish in order to secure their title. The estimated $1,000 in proceeds from the event went to the annual Health Fair and Catalina Kid Ventures. | 28

29: Student Affairs | Student Exchange. August 21, 1974. (from right) Lolo Saldaña, Bud Allen, Chris Saldaña stand among Japanese exchange students visiting Catalina Island. | 1947. Lions 1st Speaker. Glen Crawford giving award to Dick Tunison for winning the annual speech contest. | For many years, the Lions Club Sponsored an annual high school speech contest, in which winners took home cash prizes. Later, a student exchange program was instituted which allowed Japanese students to travel to Catalina Island for a few days. Students were hosted by various members of the Lions. | 29

30: Avalon 50 Mile Race | Beginning in 1981, Avalon's 50 Mile Race, annually organized by the Lions Club, has maintained it's reputation as one of the country's most beautiful and challenging terrains. Approximately 46 miles of the race takes place on the extensive wilderness that is Catalina Island interior. Listed as one of the world's 100 toughest races, the 50 Mile Race incorporates the natural majesty of Catalina for athletes from across the nation, spanning the ages of 18 to 78. Functioning as a fundraiser for the Lions, the 50 Mile Race financially supports local organizations such as the Catalina Island Conservancy, The Little Red Schoolhouse, Avalon Hospital, Avalon High School Scholarship Fund, and others. Over the years, the Lions have participated in working various posts within the race including fluid stations, check-in, and the results post. | 30

31: Image of the 50 Mile Course in it's entirety, reaching from one side of the island, around to the other | 31

32: In Memoriam | Tony Panariello 1934 - 1962 | Sylvester "Spud" Ryan 1901 - 1969 | William L. "Gabby" Allen d. 1975 | Joe Piacentini 07/23/13 -09/22/77 | William C. "Bill" Putnam d. 1990 | Anthony A. "Tony" Piacentini d.1993 | Blackie Schatan 2000 | Hugh McIntosh d. 2008 | Paul McIlroy 1937-2007 | Frank Saldaña 1937-2005 | General Ken Katan | Anthony Piacentini 1926-1986 | Bill Harkness | Buff Rutter | 32 | Chuck Ginnett 1922 - 2005 | d. 2005 | 1932-1996

33: Vincent Lawrence Scaramucci "Scari" 08/11/11 - 10/08/91 | Pete Salamunovich 09/18/26 - 07/04/96 | E. Frank "Zim" Zimmerle 06/12/18 - 05/20/96 | Spud | Leo Zagar 10/2/13 - 03/21/00 | Douglas Levey 1924 - 2005 | Frank Willis 12/03/09 - 06/21/06 | Jack Turk | 33 | d. 1988 | Mike Piacentini | Jim Smith | Jim Ford | John Williams | Ron Clayton | Les Thomas | Tommy Thomas | Joseph C. Arno 09/16/06 - 02/28/94 | Dr. Robert Staff | d. 10/21/02 | Harold Warner | Frank Cotter | Verne Todd | Hugh F. Smith | 1921-2001 | Mike Budd | 1952-2003

34: William "Bill the Commissioner" Bombino 01/19/25 - 12/31/99 | John Piacentini Jr. 09/18/16 - 01/28/84 | 34 | Walt Lowder | Herb Cass | 1919-2006 | 1911-1985 | Peter Clayton | Everett Stockinger | Larry Langin | Frank Malovicch | Tom Voelkel | Gene Smith | Eric Moore | In Memoriam | Doug Levey | Bill Harkness

35: John | To our fallen Lions, you are not forgotten, and continue to live on in spirit, remembered as the generous men you were. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell | 35 | Herb | Bill | Mike | Dr. Bob | Frank "Zim" | Scari | Joe | Tony | Pete | Ken | Jack | Bill | Frank | Spud | Blackie | Walt | Tommy

36: Arthritis Foundation Avalon Beautiful Avalon Community Church Avalon Health Fair Avalon Hospital Avalon Hospital Foundation Avalon Humane Society Avalon Junior Golf Avalon Kids Baseball Avalon Medical Center | Avalon Rotary Club Avalon Schools: Boy's Basketball Canine Reading for Kids Football Girls' Basketball Girls' Softball Grad Dance Music Program Salutatorian Awards Senior Prom Social Action/Peer Mediation Track & Field Trade School Awards Valedictorian Gifts Various Scholarships Youth Fair AYSO Soccer | Ballet Folklorico Booster Club Boy Scout Troop #400 Catalina Art Association Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce Catalina Island Conservancy Catalina Island Museum Catalina Island Performing Arts Foundation Catalina Island Pony Club | Listing of Charities Supported by the Avalon Lions Over the Years | 36

37: Catalina Mountain Bikers Cemetery Fund C.H.O.I.C.E.S City of Avalon: Community Fairs Flag Football Kids' Summer Program Soccer City of Hope Cornerstone Teen Center Cub Scouts C.Y.A.E Exchange Club of Avalon Island Hawgs JC's Pad Kids at Play Kid Ventures L.C.I.F | Lens Crafters Little Red School House L.O.V.E Meals on Wheels Memorial Medical Center for "Lifeline" Mobile Screening Unit Numerous Needy Families Outrigger Club P.L.A.Y P.T.A Rose Ellen Gardner Internship Program Search and Rescue Team Sheriff's Relief Foundation Sophie Tarbuk Fund | Southern California Lions Eye Institute St. Catherine's Church S.T.A.R Two Harbors P.T.A Unity Network Various Vendors - Haypress Project Women's Forum | 37

38: Activities, Projects, and Achievements | 38 | Activities Runs/Races Attended Conventions Hosted Conventions in Avalon Sponsored Carnival Booths Trips to Laughlin Spaghetti Dinners Nite at the Races Golf Cart Raffles "Monte Carlo" Nights Student Speaker Contests Hosting of Exchange Students Medic Alert "Lifelines" | Community Aid Christmas Baskets for the Needy Thanksgiving Baskets for the Needy Little League Sponsorship Dozens of Kids Athletic Programs Vehicle for the Teen Center

39: Avalon Lions Club | 39 | Projects Build/maintain Haypress Medical Facility Work Parties Bill Putnam Scoreboard Summit Shade Structure Eyemobile Visits Lions Rose Parade Float Women's Club Grove Field work Eyeglass recycling to mainland Management of Sophie Tarbuk Scholarship Flight for Sight 26th Annual 50 Mile Run | Special Honors 225 Scholarships Offered 46 Valedictorian Gifts Lions Life Members Susie Feinstein Spirit Awards Southern California Lions Eye Institute Life Members LOVE Life Members Melvin Jones Fellows Conservancy Lifetime Island Service Honorees

40: Avalon Lions Club | Dave Thompson | Ken Engel | Bob Kennedy | Nathan Lins | David Ashleigh | Joe Martinez | 40

41: Members 2010-2011 | John Regalado | Hugh T. "Bud"Smith | Mark Bradshaw | Denny Honsey | Jordan Lake | John Mackie | 41

42: Avalon Lions Club | Fred Lauro | Jamie Hmielak | Lolo Saldaña | Jim Felix | 42 | Rick Harp | Tom Jordahl

43: Members 2010-2011 | Members Not Pictured... but still very much a part of the club Burney Ramming Miguel Rodriguez Adam Olsen Oley Olsen Scott Nelson Benny Calise Keith Schmidt Duane Stout Tony Brasher Steve Hoefs Dave Howell John LaFluer Doug Miller | Jack Turk | Bill Engel | Jim "Sparrow" Felix Jr. | Joe D'Alberto | Ron Doutt | Pat Troy | Mel Dinkel

44: Lions Club | 1947-1948 Glen W. Rushmore 1948-1949 L.M. Thomas 1949-1950 Paul McCoy 1950-1951 George Murdock 1951-1952 Frank Bott 1952-1953 Raymond Northern 1953-1954 Les Price 1954-1955 Tom Voelkel 1955-1956 Ronnie Clayton | 1956-1957 Bill Harkness 1957-1958 Wilbur Allen 1958-1959 Peter Salamunovich 1959-1960 Eric J. Moore 1960-1961 Perry Harrington 1961-1962 William G. Harkness 1962-1963 Tommy Wilkinson 1963-1964 Milton Schatan | 1964-1965 James Sutherland 1965-1966 Charles Ginnett 1966-1967 Jim Sutherland 1967-1968 Ken Cayton 1968-1969 Frank Cotter 1969-1970 Joe Roach 1970-1971 Frank Zimmerle 1971-1972 Ralph Sievers 1972-1973 Charles Ginnett | 44 | 1973-1974 Donald Hellawell 1974-1975 Jim Felix 1975-1976 Wayne Stout 1976-1977 Jack Goslin 1977-1978 Mel Swingrover 1978-1979 William Putnam 1979-1980 Everett Stockinger 1980-1981 Larry Langin

45: Past Presidents | 1989-1990 Bill Hardey 1990-1991 Pete Woolson 1991-1992 W.F. "Oley" Olsen 1992-1993 Gene Seibert 1993-1994 Hugh McIntosh 1994-1995 Doug Miller 1995-1996 Fred Lauro 1996-1997 John LaFleur | 1997-1998 Rick Harp 1998-1999 Tommy Davis 1999-2000 John Regalado 2000-2001 John Mackie 2001-2002 Dave Howell 2002-2003 John Regalado 2003-2004 Rick Harp 2004-2005 Tommy Davis | 2005-2006 Dave Howell 2006-2007 Denny Honsey 2007-2008 Dave Thompson 2008-2009 Dave Thompson 2009-2010 Dave Ashleigh 2010-2011 Denny Honsey | 45 | 1981-1982 Frank Zimmerle 1982-1983 Frank Zimmerle 1983-1984 Bill Engel 1984-1985 Jim Felix 1985-1986 Paul Moritz 1986-1987 Rick Harp 1987-1988 Frank Willis 1988-1989 Verne Todd

46: Avalon Lions Club Members 2010 - 2011 | 46

47: (Opposite page) Back Row: Tony Brasher, Scott Nelson, Steve Hoefs, Nathan Lins, Jordan Lake, Dave Thompson, Denny Honsey, Bob Kennedy, Mark Bradshaw, Jim Felix Jr., Ken Engel, Pat, David Ashleigh, Bill Engle Front Row: Joe D'Albertos, Joe Martinez, John Regalado, Hugh T. "Bud"Smith, Roberto Cisneros, Jaime Hmielak, Miguel Rodriguez, Mel Dinkel, Lolo Saldaña | 47 | Photos on back cover: (Top) A collection of images from Lolo Saldaña depicting favorite moments such as golfing with brothers, dinners, and working in Avalon's favorite barber shop. (Center) Lion kids. From left: Marty Saldaña, Travis Ginnett, Gilbert Saldaña, and Steve Schatan crack eggs during a Lions Eater event. (Bottom) 1955. Convention welcome car. Ladies in front: Sheril Zager, Carol Evans. Driver: Bill Engel. Ladies in the back: Janet Hubbard, Rosie Hernandez-Engel, Sue Oxnard Bray, and Janet Peterson. | 2010 Catalina Island Museum intern Deborah Morales. Deb spent the majority of her internship researching over six decades of newspaper archives, organizing photos, conducting interviews, attending meetings and finally, digitally designing in order to help piece together this token of the Avalon Lion's Club history. She is incredibly delighted to have met a group of people so devoted to both their present tasks as Lions, and those of the generations before them. It is an introspective person that finds his/herself bettered by studying the altruism of someone else's past actions. Through working with this group, it is evident that determination has emerged and will continue.

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