Posted on Thursday, Jul. 24th, 2014

The Lion of the Year, 2013-14, is Susan Thomas

With so many committee reports, so many fundraisers, and so many discussions about various proposed projects, just keeping up with it all at the River Hills Lions Club board of directors meetings would be enough to earn the board’s secretary Lion of the Year Award. But Susan Thomas has done so much more, which is why she was unanimously chosen for the honor.

She attended Lions District and State Conventions at her own expense. She spearheaded the Club Excellence Project, surveying community leaders to determine the club’s agenda for service in the coming years. She also served on the New Member Directory. And on her own she organized a project to provide ongoing support to York County deployed and returning military.

“When I ask for help with some task or project,” says club president Peggy Upchurch, “I don’t have to look to know that Susan has her hand up.”

Susan is a full-time executive with Bank of America and also runs an annual charity golf event for the Fight for Sight organization.

Susan was almost speechless and modestly left the podium almost as quickly as she does all tasks.