Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lion Jim Propst Honored For 50 Years Of Service With The Manheim Township Lions Club

On January 9, 2012, Lion James Propst was honored for his 50 years of service with the Manheim Township Lions Club. During those 50 years he served in all offices of the Club with the exception of Treasurer. Lion Jim said “I guess they didn't trust me with the money!!!”

After his years as Club President, he served the District Cabinet as Zone Chairman. He then served as Club Secretary for five years. Lion Jim also served as chairman of fund raising several times, membership chairman several times, hospital equipment chairman for several years, shipment chairman for the Braille bindery for about five years, on the Bindery Committee for procurement of machinery and materials and repairing same. And of course, he served as chairman of the White Cane Committee for many years, as well as Lion Tamer.

He enjoyed going door-to-door selling fruit cakes, Halloween candy, brooms, buckets, dust pans and brushes, and flowers. The Club sold pansies, geraniums, begonias, vincas and marigolds. His best sales were the Claxton fruit cakes which Lion Fred Wagner and he sold at Armstrong World Industries. They sold case after case there and those who bought them came back year after year.

Most of all, Lion Jim said that he “enjoyed the camaraderie, the fellowship, the friendship of all the Lions I served with from my joining in 1962 right up to the Lions I serve with in 2012. It's a great organization.”

Congratulations Lion Jim!

This link will take you to a slideshow of the evening's ceremonies.