Lions give, receive recognitions during meeting

Lion Secretary/Treasurer Charles Purdy (right) presented outgoing Lion President Tracy Campbell with a plaque commemorating his term as Lion president.

It was a day of recognition for the Minden Lions on Thursday as their noon meeting last Thursday marked the end of the 2021-22 club year. Several awards were presented, and new officers and board members were installed. A summary of the year’s club events and community service activities was presented. Lions that went to be with Jesus during the club year were remembered with a moment of silence: Lions Larry House, Graydon Kitchens and Terry Gardner.

The club also wishes to thank Lion Jerry Madden for his dedicated service as District 8-L Governor. This marked the first time since 1973 that the Minden Lions Club had a member serve as district governor. Well done, sir!

Three Lions were recognized with chevron pins for years of club membership. They included Lions Jimmy Hall, 15 years; Kent Gibson, 20 years; outgoing Lion President Tracy Campbell; and Sherb Sentell, 25 years.

Lions Tracy Campbell and Jerry Madden received membership keys for sponsoring at least one new club member in 2021-22.

Outgoing Lion District Governor Jerry Madden presented several Distinguished Service Awards to Lions who went above and beyond in service during the 2021-22 club year. They were Lions Tracy Campbell, Drew Brown (Minden Evening Lions Club), Kevin McCann, Jerry Brannen, and Jerry Madden.


New Lions Club officers and board members were installed by outgoing Lion District Governor Jerry Madden. Pictured (left to right) are Lions Jerry Brannen, director; Robert Kidd, Tail Twister; Charles Purdy, secretary/treasurer; Steve Griffie, Lion Tamer; Tommy Davis, incoming president; Tracy Campbell, outgoing president; Nelson Smith, third vice president; Preston Gray, first vice president; Steve Cropper, director; and Jerry Madden, outgoing district governor. Not pictured is Lion Rick Buckner, second vice president.

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