Lions Celebrate Dr. Gene Wilkins’ 50 Years as a Lion and new member

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Lions Celebrate Dr. Gene Wilkins’    50 Years as a Lion and new member

The Stanton Lions Club surprised Dr. Gene Wilkins by awarding him a plaque for 50-years of Lions service during its annual Christmas party held in their “Milt Blumenthal Club House” Thursday, Dec. 16. Wilkins was a charter member of the former Cypress Lions Club where he served as president for two one-year terms. He began his Lions career in Long Beach where he served as president in 1961. “I remember my dad taking me to Lions,” Wilkins said. “‘We’re going someplace,’ my dad had said, and I ended up becoming a Lion myself and serving as president four times once with the Stanton Lions – this plaque is a great honor.” Last year, the Stanton Lions Club hall was named in honor of Blumenthal, 95, who takes care of the hall and also rents it out to other groups and organizations throughout the year. For Lions information, call Blumenthal at 714-533-0346.

Stanton Lions are proud of long time member Dr. Gene Wilkins.  Dr. Gene has been a Lion for fifty–50–years.  He received special recognition at our holiday party.   Dr. Wilkins is an Optometrist.  See http://cgwilkins.com/

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The Stanton Lions Club surprised Dr. Gene Wilkins by awarding him a plaque for 50-years of Lions service during its annual Christmas party held in their “Milt Blumenthal Club House” Thursday, Dec. 16. Wilkins was a charter member of the former Cypress Lions Club where he served as president for two one-year terms. He began his Lions career in Long Beach where he served as president in 1961. “I remember my dad taking me to Lions,” Wilkins said. “‘We’re going someplace,’ my dad had said, and I ended up becoming a Lion myself and serving as president four times once with the Stanton Lions – this plaque is a great honor.” Last year, the Stanton Lions Club hall was named in honor of Blumenthal, 95, who takes care of the hall and also rents it out to other groups and organizations throughout the year. For Lions information, call Blumenthal at 714-533-0346.
Photo Descriptions by by Loreen Berlin of the ORANGE COUNTY NEWS
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Stanton Lions Club held its annual Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 16, which included dinner and a gift exchange. Sheryll Seymour of Stanton and wife of recently deceased Orange County News Editor and former Stanton Lions member John Seymour is installed as the newest member of the Stanton Lions.”I felt like John would have wanted me to carry on his work in the Lions organization because he loved the Lions and the Lions are helpful to a lot of people in need and they give back to the community,” Seymour said as she was installed by Lions International Past District Governor and District Chaplain Chuck Overbey. Pictured (left to right) are Overbey, Seymour and Stanton Lions Club President Barbara Dotson. Membership in a Lions club is by invitation only; Dotson sponsored Seymour.
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The Stanton Lions Club surprised Dr. Gene Wilkins by awarding him a plaque for 50-years of Lions service during its annual Christmas party held in their “Milt Blumenthal Club House” Thursday, Dec. 16. Wilkins was a charter member of the former Cypress Lions Club where he served as president for two one-year terms. He began his Lions career in Long Beach where he served as president in 1961. “I remember my dad taking me to Lions,” Wilkins said. “‘We’re going someplace,’ my dad had said, and I ended up becoming a Lion myself and serving as president four times once with the Stanton Lions – this plaque is a great honor.” Last year, the Stanton Lions Club hall was named in honor of Blumenthal, 95, who takes care of the hall and also rents it out to other groups and organizations throughout the year. For Lions information, call Blumenthal at 714-533-0346.
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Stanton Lions Club President Barbara Dotson (far right) presents Lee Wilkins, wife of Stanton Lions Club member Dr. Gene Wilkins (second from right) a Christmas gift of appreciation, “For sharing Gene with us in the Lions.” “We have met so many great members and wonderful people over the years,” Lee Wilkins said in accepting the gift. Pictured (left to right) are Lions International Past District Governor and District Chaplain Chuck Overbey, Dr. Gene Wilkins, Lee Wilkins and Dotson.
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Pictured accepting awards and being installed during the recent Stanton Lions Club Christmas party are (left to right) Lions International Past District Governor and District Chaplain Chuck Overbey, Stanton Lions Club member Dr. Gene Wilkins, wife Lee Wilkins, newest Stanton Lions Club Member Sheryll Seymour and Stanton Lions Club President Barbara Dotson,