By Dan Foyt
The Somerville Lion’s Club recently held at annual installation of officers ceremony last Tuesday evening at the Mount Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville.
Somerville Lions President Bill Tauro was sworn into office for his fifth term as club president for the 2016-2017 years.
SOMERVILLE LIONS CLUB OFFICERS
2015 – 2016
A lobster clambake karaoke night was held on the same night and attended by a packed function room of friends and members celebrating the historic event.
Lions Clubs International, a service membership organization of over 1.4 million members world-wide (as of April 2015), was founded in the United States on June 7, 1917, by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, “What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?”
Jones’ personal code, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else,” reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.
The Lions motto is “We Serve.” Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and many other programs.