March 29, 2015
MAR 29 A- New Lions Leslie Valens and Steve and Diana Priessman receive their Lions vests. 1Lloyd Kelly, Leslie Valens, and Steve and Diana Priessman, were inducted as new members of the Cedar Key Lions Club on March 24.

The induction ceremony was presided by Earl Box, a longtime Cedar Key Winter Resident, past associate Cedar Key Lions member and Lions Past District Governor. Box reminded current and incoming members of the history and tradition of Lions community service, especially in the area of vision care, going back to Helen Keller’s challenge in 1925 to the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."

Valens and the Priessmans were welcomed and pinned by their respective sponsors, Faye Sanders and Maurice Hendrix. Lion Ken Young stood in for incoming Lion Lloyd Kelly who could not be present that evening.MAR 29 B -New Lions Leslie Valens Steve and Diana Priessman. Not in photo - Lloyd Kelly

The four new Lions join the 1.36 million members in 210 countries and geographic areas, meeting the needs of local communities worldwide, sharing a core belief: community is what we make it.

When you join the Lions, you join a global service network. So, at the same time that you're doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world.

If interested in learning more about joining the Cedar Key Lions Club, please contact Membership Chairman Maurice Hendrix at 543 6837.


New Lions Leslie Valens and Steve and Diana Priessman try on their Lions Vests as Membership Chair Maurice Hendrix and Past District Governor Earl Box look on.


New Lions Leslie Valens, and Steve and Diana Priessman.