Lions Club of Chili welcomed its officers for 2018-19 with an installation ceremony at Union Station Park.
The club elected George Bowles as president for 2018-19. Bowles has been an active club member for the past 5 years. Bonnie Platt was named secretary, with Glen Martin as vice president and Tom Platt as treasurer.
“I am looking forward to leading various projects, and continuing the Lion Club of Chili’s commitment to serving the community,” Platt said.
Since its chartering in 1964, members have worked on various projects in the Chili community, such as the medical loan closet at 3278 Union St. and vision eye screenings for young children. Proceeds from past fundraising events supported annual scholarships at the three Chili high schools, holiday food baskets and benches at the town’s spray park. The club funds diabetes, environmental and disaster relief projects.
Lions Club of Chili has 29 members. It meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in September-June at Panorama Restaurant, 730 Elmgrove Road, Gates.
Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. Email keyssanta@yahoo.com for information.