City of Kingsville honors Lions

The City of Kingsville issued a proclamation Monday honoring the Kingsville Noon Lions Club for 90 years of service to the community. Pictured, from left, are R.J. Loera, Rev. Idotha Battle, Mayor Pro tem Edna Lopez, Christian Radaneata and Luis Moreno. 

An installation ceremony was held Monday for incoming officers of the Kingsville Lions Club. Joanie D. Miller was elected as the club president for 2019-20. Miller has been an active member of the Kingsville Noon Lions for the past five years.

Wanda B. Allday-Herbert will continue to serve as the club secretary, and Henry Molina will also serve another term as the club treasurer. 

The club’s vice-president will be Rev. Idotha Battle, Second vice president is Frank Benvenuto, and third vice president is Sharon Denise Robinson. 

Completing the board of directors is Oscar and Terry Rios, Nancy Altman, R.J. Loera, LCIF Chairman-PDG David Christopher    and Membership Chairperson Bettie Bedingfield.

Since the club’s chartering in 1929, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as building the city park and building a little league baseball field.

Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to scholarships for local seniors planning to attend TAMU-Kingsville and Coastal Bend College in the fall of 2019 and vision screening for children from six months to the third grade.

Kingsville Noon Lions Club and the TAMU-Lions are in the process of distributing an LCIF Grant  for $4,000 for local community members in need of help after the bad weather a couple of weeks ago. The Lions make donations to local charities each year. The Kingsville Noon Lions Club will begin distributing personal dictionaries for every third grader in the Kenedy and Kleberg County schools. 

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