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Lake Oswego Lions Club elects new officers

Newcomers will lead the way over the coming year

First-year members Genevieve Ford and Dean Surface have been elected to key leadership positions by the Lake Oswego Lions Club.

Ford will serve as president, while Surface was named first vice president. Both were installed at a special club ceremony and dinner on June 15 at the Oswego Heritage House.

“I think they elected me president because I asked all of the right questions,” says Ford, who hopes to initiate a special legacy project for a school during her term in office.

Also on her to-do list: having the club join the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce and fostering more places that give away pairs of glasses, a long-time project for Lions Clubs all over the world.

Surface, who describes himself as “a very new member,” says that “it’s a privilege being with this very fine group of people.” He’d like to attract a lot more new Lions to the Lake Oswego club, he says.

“My biggest goal is to expand awareness of what the Lions Club does,” Surface says. “I want to get more people involved so we can better serve the community. We have quite a legacy.”

Other top officers installed in June include secretary Bonnie Roeder and treasurer Jim Vincent. Kat Riley will serve as Tail Twister, while Kirk Hawkins will be Lion Tamer. First-year board members include Hal Schmidt, Melita Schmidt, Gretchen Olson and Jim Castle; second-year board members are Carol Higgins, Diane Mead, Lynnie Zeigler and Joe Cecchini.

For more about the Lake Oswego Lions Club, go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakeoswegoor.