On Saturday, May 5, 2018 members of the Middletown Lions Club participated in the District 23C Centennial held at the Red Lion Inn in Cromwell, Connecticut. This was actually three events in one.
The first, the District Leadership Institute. This was from 9:30am until 11:30am. The D.L.I. was a group of training seminars for incoming Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Membership Chars for the next lions year.
Secretary/President-Elect, Howard Geltman, President, Martin Knight, and Secretary-Elect Terri Geltman attended the Presidents Training. Treasurer, Richard Pelletier attended the Treasurers Training, and Membership Chair-Elect, Ellie Paules attended the Membership Chair Traininsg.
The second event of the day was the District Governor's Awards Banquet at noon. At this even officers and members of many clubs received Certificates of Appreciation for their leadership in this lions year.
The photo above shows (from left to right): District Governor Hilary Kumnick, President Martin Knight, 1st Vice President Ellie Paules, Secretary Howard Geltman, Treasurer Richard Pelletier, and Zone Chair Allen Guiot. Our club officers were proudly holding their Certificated of Appreciation. Our 1st Vice President received a special Member Service Award for all of her work on collecting eyeglasses for the Eyeglass Extravaganza which was held in April.
That final event of the day was held that evening. This was the Governor's Gala which included a wonderful dinner and dancing. President Martin Knight and Treasurer Richard Pelletier attended this event.