James City Lions celebrate 20th anniversary

More than one hundred people enjoyed the recent Charter Night Dinner Gala at Two Rivers Country Club. Twenty years ago, the Williamsburg Host Lions Club sponsored the creation of a new club to expand Lions service into James City County. This resulted in the chartering of the James City Lions Club on Feb 10, 1998. Seven of the original 28 charter members remain in this strong and active 74 member club. It is estimated that James City Lions Club members have worked more than 8,000 volunteer hours supporting its' projects. While primary focus of the club has been on sight, hearing and diabetes, particularly for the less fortunate, Lions now also focus on hunger, the environment and pediatric cancer. The James City Lions Club places strong emphasis on "We Serve" as its' motto and "Lionism" as its' watchword. Pictured (from left) are the seven charter members Bob Gordon, Bill Pritchard, Pam Lundberg, Jack Reitz, Lewis Harris, John Kincaid, Merv Frantz along with club president Phil Giles. Not pictured is Lion Dave Hartsough, who was the event organizer.

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