A part of Lions clubs involves pin trading. Past President Phil was elected as a Director in the Lions International Pin Traders. During some of the recent club meetings he distributed pins from the Torrington
Wyoming Club to our club members. Phil and his wife Elaine who is also a pin trader have been traveling to various pin trading events. In Feb. they travelled to Nashville, TN for a pin trading event. In March they were in PA. for a swap. In April they were in NC and in July they will be at the International Convention which involves pin traders world wide. If anyone is interested in finding out more about pin trading and their travels, just ask them.
Club presents V.P. Mike Yuchunas with a Melvin Jones Award this past year.
Past Pres. Phil, Mike and DG Dan
Our Lion was there to support over 700 school children as well as our local school children at the Warner Theater's presentation of Harry and Mudge.
Our Club's Lion of the Year, Norm Nejaime receives his award at the District Governor's Breakfast which was held on May 18th. From our sponsored Leo Club at THS is Leo of the year, Nate Koplar receiving his award. Also, a few of our Club veterans were also honored by the District Governor Dan DiVirgilio, who by the was is from our club.
Lion Norm Nejame, Lion of the Year
Leo Nate Koplar, Leo of the year.
Veteran Phil Dzurnak being thanked by DG Dan.
Veterns, Tony Piccolo (being thanked by DGE Mike Wilcox), Andy Ferencak behind Tony and Veteran Phil Dzurnak leaving the area.
Upcoming events include: Plans are underway to hold our annual club picnic in Aug. (Aug. 9th finalized). Aug.- Annual Golf Tournament to be held at the Greenwoods Golf Course on Aug. 18th, please contact Lion Norm Nejaime at 860-482-3321 for more info. Sept.- Goshen Fair Grounds, Labor Day weekend we will have our trailer in place where we will be selling Rib Eye Steak Sandwiches and Corn. Also, in Sept. we will be holding our 8th annual Car Show in Torrington on Main Street-Sept. 12th from 5 to 9 p.m. Finally, plans are underway for our 2nd Craft Fair to be held on Oct. 11th.
Pictures from one of our recent pre-school eye screenings which took place on Forest Court in Torrington.
PDG Dan Uitti, Lion Elaine Dzurank, Lion Ralph Dolan and Lion Phil Dzurnak screening a pre-school child.
PDG Dan Uitti, Lion Blanche Sewell (Winsted), Lion Ralph and Lion Elaine Dzurnak screening another pre-school child.
Lions and Leo's getting ready to march in the Memorial Day Parade.
Members honored at our Installation dinner on June 5th for length of service in Lionism. Lions John Gelormino and Norman Nejaime, 45 years. Lion Phil Dzurnak, 35 years.
John Gelormino being congratulated by Pres. Kiki.
Phil Dzurnak being congratulated by Pres. Kiki, as John Gelormino looks on.
Norman NeJaime unable to be at the meeting and will be congratulated at a later date.
Lion Elaine Dzurnak receives a Progressive Melvin Jones award.
Lion Elaine Dzurnak being pinned by Installing Officer V. Everett Lyons as Husband Past President Phil Dzurnak looks on.
Officers and Board Members being installed for the coming year by Installing Officer V. Everett Lyons.
Left to right: Jan Morrill, Claudia Neri, Debbie Bourque, Kathy Oligny, Andy Ferencak, Doreen Whitney, Pat Dablain, Pres.KikiTucker, Past President Phil Dzurnak and Installing Officer V. Everette Lyons
Pictures from DG Dan's testimonial.
Cake celebrating the event.
State Representative Michelle Cook presents DG Dan with a proclamation from the State Representatives.
PID Scott Storms roasts DG Dan.
DG Steve Novic, CC & IPDG Linda Maggs and Council Sect./Treas. Joe Poirier assist in roasting DG Dan.
Star of the night DG Dan.
Past President Phil Dzurnak presents a proclamation for Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone.
Fellow DG's Steve Novic and Ed Haberli share the roast with DG Dan.
District Spirit Editor Bob Bessel helping with the roast.
President Kiki Tucker, Past President Phil Dzurnak and Treasurer Doreen Whitney present Club Gift to DG Dan while his wife, Sandy looks on.
DG Dan present gifts to his Cabinet Secretary Carol Kearns and Cabinet Treasurer Harry Schuh.
DGE and current 1st VDG Mike Wilcox presents DG Dan with his gift. See in next picture.
A very special bottle of Wine.
1st VDGE and current 2nd VDG Steve Daigle presents DG Dan with a gift. See next picture.
DG Dan shows off his muscles and his gift from Steve Daigle.
DG Dan wraps up his year as DG with his final speech and thanked all who listened and attended.
Lions Elaine and Phil Dzurnak at a pin swap.
Norm Nejaime presented DG Dan with a proclamation from Gov. Malloy.
Our club's annual picnic was held on Aug. 9th at the home of Norman and Adrienne NeJaime. Twenty members and guests were in attendance and a great time was had by all. Our hosts served Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, while members brought salads, chips, dips, veggies and deserts. Lion Mike provided the drinks. Water sports in the Nejaime's pool were played by a few members and they were all applauded for their efforts.
At our Aug. 7th meeting Zone Chairman Jim Trompeter inducted four new members into the Club.
Front row: New Members Joseph Fazzino,Linda Hamm, Carmela Sanzo and President Kiki. Back row: Past President Phil and new member Robert Stango.
Our annual scholarship night was held on Aug. 7th at PSam's. We annually award a four year $500.00 scholarship to a High School student who will be attending UConn for the next four year. We also awarded a one time $500.00 scholarship on behalf of past member Joseph Sclafani to a High School student who is interested in a music career.
John Gelormino, Benson Thai, Norm Nejaime and Nicholas Mancini.
John Gelormino making the presentation to Benson Thai, the UConn winner.
Norm Nejaime making presentation to Nicholas Mancini, the Joseph Scalfani winner.