The Madera Breakfast Lions, celebrating its 42nd year of service, held its annual officer installation and awards dinner on Friday evening at the home of incoming president Steve Von Flue.
Past Deputy District Governor Ron Snipes, a member with 34 years of perfect attendance, officiated over the installation the new officers and the board of directors. The new leadership roster is Von Flue; David Tinkle, first vice-president; Emmanuel Gomez, second vice-president, Matt Stickler, third vice-president; Robert Garibay, treasurer; Richard Bulger, secretary; Bob Cadenazzi, lion tamer; Ron Snipes, tail twister; and Tom Miller, membership chairman. The board members are George Hatfield, Bill Glover, Ignacio Magos, Bill Jones and Jim Reddell.
The new president recognized outgoing president Greg Willet and his accomplishments with a president’s pin and gift. Willet, in turn, presented awards to members for their leadership in the many projects of the Breakfast Lions throughout his year in office.
Willet recognized David Tinkle, Ron Snipes, and Bob Cadenazzi for their efforts in the Bobby Sox and fair concession booths. Jim Reddell received the Lion of the Year award for his work in every club project throughout the year. The proceedings concluded with the presentation of the Melvin Jones Fellowship to Robert Garibay. The award from Lions International is the highest honor that can be presented to a member...