Posted on Thursday, Jul. 23rd, 2015

David Allen and Bill Holleman Share the Honor of New Lions of the Year

David Allen  joined in late Nov, 2013  and immediately got involved in the Club Excellence Project – a Lions International Project that required extensive work both within this club and within this community, helping us to win the Club Excellence Distinction last year.  David worked on Christmas tree sales, pancake breakfast, golf tournament. He has been an outstanding salesman for the Directory ad sales.  And when we asked, he readily and enthusiastically accepted co-chair of our major new KidSight Project.  In that capacity he has helped pull together a group of great volunteers, put marketing materials together and is reaching out to surrounding Lions Clubs and communities. Thanks to this Lion, we will not only be helping many kids but branding our club as well.  And he still works part time and gives up his beloved trout fishing with Ronnie, his childhood friend.

Bill Holleman  joined in Feb., 2014 and his Club bio says it all:  He is a planner, organizer and host. He has worked on the Golf Tournament and played in the golf tournament. He has slung Christmas Trees and he has helped with the Pancake breakfast. He and his wife have taken on the fun job of Lion Tamers.  This involves all the behind the scenes logistics of working with Neet on attendance,  knowing each guest and each member, setting up the sign in tables, putting out the badges and all with a welcoming and friendly “Good Morning“.

The Board was exploring a new fundraiser when he joined – The Dragon Boat Races -knowing his experience dealing with 11 different pre-metal Olympic Soccer events we asked if he would help with the due diligence.

He did, enthusiastically and thoroughly;  attending a dragon Boat Race, researching and analyzing the contracts, the venue and the costs and pulled it together in a professional slide presentation for the board.  Although the Board opted  to postpone a decision, that did not negate the incredible help this “new” Lion provided.

Bill also is a new Board Member of the River Hills Community Association.