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Lion’s Club members stand by for blind campers

 

Lion’s Club members Ted Kinard (left) and Jimmy Skardon stand with camper Shelby Craig.

Walterboro Lion’s Club members stood by at the exit 57 interchange on Bells Highway to ensure that blind campers getting off a charter bus stayed safe until their parents could pick them up.Aryeona Freeman, 11, of Walterboro, William McFadden, 14, of Rowesville, Victoria Trussle, 16, of Summerville, and Shelby Craig, 16, of Mount Pleasant, were also safely delivered. Camp Leo is a week-long event held yearly at St. Andrew by the Sea United Methodist Church on Hilton Head Island, said Olive Holland, a member of the Camp Leo Council. A total of 31 youths attended this year’s camp.

 

District Governor speaks at Lion’s Club meeting

 

Lion’s Club District Governor 32B Calvin L. Parker spoke to members of the Walterboro Lion’s Club members at their luncheon meeting at Courtney Bay Seafood Restaurant at Dogwood Hills Country Club Friday.

Parker has been a member of the Orangeburg Lions Club since 1975. He has held every club office, some of them several times.

Parker has always been active within District 32B, having served many district governors as region chairperson, zone chairperson, mid-winter chairperson, and district secretary-treasurer in 1984 and 85. He served as president of the Lions South Carolina Charitable Services in 2009-10.

Parker has been awarded the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation on five separate occasions. A lifelong resident of Orangeburg, He and his wife, Sally, also a Lion, have been married since 1990. Together, they have one son, three daughters, and one granddaughter. The couple is also active members of the First Baptist Church of Orangeburg. Parker also served in the Army National Guard for eight years.

In 1971, Parker began his employment with Mayer Industries Incorporated as IT Manager and held this position until semi-retirement in June. During his career, he has attended many of the IBM training in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and New York.

 

 

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