August 18, 2018

Seekonk Lions Club celebrates their 60th anniversary

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On June 26th, 2018 at the Old Grist Mill Tavern, members of The Seekonk Lions Club celebrated their 60th anniversary. The Seekonk Lions Club was formed and charted under Lions International in October 1958. Members were entertained with great food, award presentations and comedy.

Seekonk Lions president Dana Heberlein along with District Governor Deb Grassi presented recognition and Melvin Jones awards to deserving Lions members. These special people have put in many hours of time and dedication adhering to the Lion International mission statement which is to empower volunteers to serve in their communities, meet humanitarian needs, and encourage peace while promoting international understanding through the Lions Clubs.
A special and humorous part of the evening came with the comedy of Mike Murray. Mike was hearing impaired until the age of 40, then receiving cochlear implants and the gift of hearing, Mike took advantage of his stand-up comedy dream at the age of 45! He burst onto the scene and is a crowd favorite all over New England as he tells about his incredible journey of a hearing/non-hearing life. The laughs were so contagious; he had the crowd at a standing ovation!
We would like to thank the Old Grist Mill Tavern and Pawtucket Credit Union for being generous sponsors of this great event.

Award winners for 2018:
Melvin Jones: John Arruda and Len Silva
Key Awards: George Poli And Len Silva
Merit Certificate: Dave Pitassi
Associate Memberships: Mason Correia, Camron Correia, Morgan Viccione,
Austin Gamboa, Ryan Dunn

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