Fienup named Lion of the Year for Evening Lions

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO District Governor Elect Judy Stone and Tail Twister Kevin Lageschulte present Tim Fienup with the Evening Lions “Lion of the Year” award.

The Marshalltown Evening Lions had another busy month. It started at the first meeting hearing the history of the eye glass sorting from Jim Bagnall. You may have seen Lions’ members around town collecting used eyeglasses. The sorting location is provided for us by Vic and Gail Hellberg. The glasses are cleaned, straightened, prescription measured and then they get packed and shipped off to mission trips around the world. This sorting was started by the Marshalltown Noon Lions Club and the two now share in that process. The clubs recently shipped 1,568 pairs of glasses to a mission in Parral, Mexico. Last month, 168 pairs of children glasses were sent to the ISSA trust in Jamaica.

The second meeting started a little late, it was the night of the most recent storm that caused some damage to trees and roofs.

The highlight of that evening was to present the president, retired teacher Tim Fienup, with the Lion of the Year award. Lions honor an outstanding member each year with this award.

The award was presented by District Governor Elect Judy Stone and Tail Twister Kevin Lageschulte.

The organization, Lions Clubs International, will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on June 7. It will hold a worldwide celebration over the July 4th holiday in Chicago where it all started in 1917.

As always be sure to stop by Hy-Vee Drugstore every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get Lions popcorn or the last Wednesday of the month at Hy-Vee grocery from 1-7 p.m.

If you would like to learn more about the organization, look it up on Facebook, listed as Marshalltown Evening Lions. Any member would be glad to supply more information, also.