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Juneau Lions Club elects officers

Posted: August 20, 2011 - 6:09pm

Juneau Lions Club elects officers

Stephen W. Brandner was elected the Juneau Lions Club president for 2011-2012. Doloresa Cadiente was elected secretary. The club’s first vice president will be Edward Hotch, the second vice president will be Louise Kadinger and the third vice president will be Kevin Casperson. The newly elected treasurer is Alyce Houston and the board of directors includes Janet Burke and Harold Houston.

“I am looking forward to leading various projects and continuing the Juneau Lions Club’s commitment to serve the community of Juneau and put into practice the Lions response to challenges — ‘We Serve,’” Bradner said.

Since the club’s chartering, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community including its one major fundraiser — the invitational Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Proceeds from this fundraising event go to scholarships in support of higher education working in partnership with high schools of participating teams. Awards have also been presented to services or programs in Southeast Alaska communities in support of cultural or leadership camps, the Boys and Girls Club, the Alaska Center for the Legally Blind and Visually Impaired, the state of Alaska and the Lions Club International Relief Fund to name a few.

The Juneau Lions Club has 27 members and meets at noon on first and third Monday of the month at the Prospector Hotel, 375 Whittier Street. However, the next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Parkshore Recreation Hall. This potluck gathering will bring members and family and invited guests together after the traditional summer break to cheer on the newly elected officers and thank the outgoing officers for a job well done.

Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. The Juneau Lions Club members will immediately start preparing for the 66th annual Invitational Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. For more information, or to get involved with the Juneau Lions Club, please contact Membership Chairman Edmond “Ted” Burke at 463-3871 or via email to lions@goldmedalbasketball.org. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.

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