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The Ava Lions had a full house at their Monday evening meeting.
Rosalyn, Rod and Shirley Glynn were guests hosted by the Lions Club. They are from the Kansas City area. Rosalyn is an instructor for EPA and is here in Ava to hold classes for anyone who is in the construction business.
It is the law that any worker who is remodeling a structure built prior to 1978 has to have a certification showing they are knowledgeable about working with or around lead paint. The EPA classes are being held in the Lion’s building and are for three days, the first day being Monday, then Tuesday and Wednesday. The Lions are providing lunch for those attending the classes which last about eight hours each day.
Another guest Monday evening was Debbie Whittlesey. She is the Lion’s newly appointed District Governor and is from Lebanon. She expressed how the Lions serve so many people around the world with leader dogs, cornea transplants, eyeglasses, etc. She is Governor for the 63 Lion’s clubs in the district.
Her motto is: “Lions Revved and Ready.” Debbie presented the Lion’s president, Larry Morrison, with a beautiful pin.
Joe Harley was another guest of the Lions. He is associated with BACA, or Bikers Against Child Abuse. All of the members do so much to help children who suffer from abuse. They want to see all children free of abuse to live happy and normal lives. On Oct. 2, BACA is holding their annual “Bike and Trike” show at Ava City Park. The show begins at 4 p.m., and the free barbecue begins at 5 p.m. Bluegrass music will start at 6 o’clock until ?. There will be games for children and adults. It is open to the public so everyone can have fun and at the same time can learn what BACA is all about.
John Weisbrod and Cleeta Sweeney were two of the new members who attended the meeting.