Crawfordsville news: Lions club meets

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at the Crawfordsville Community Room for their annual Installation Dinner and meeting with 14 members and two guests, District Gov. Bryan Bross and Jodi Greiner present.

Lion President Larry Swailes called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Nancy Love gave the opening prayer. After a delicious dinner prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler, the meeting reconvened.

The minutes of the August 24, 2020 meeting were approved as read. The treasurer gave his report.

Old Business: The repair of the Crawfordsville sign was once again addressed. Lion Luetta Greene will be in charge of this project.

The next order of business was the installation of officers by District Gov. Brian Bross: Tail Twister: Larry Fletcher; One-Year Directors-Joel Greene and Lance Miller: Two-Year Directors: Luetta Greene and Billie Jo Rose; Treasurer- Randy Finke; Secretary- Nancy Love; 3rd Vice President- Randy Finke and 2nd Vice President- Gene Miller. Incoming President Mike Massey was ill and unable to be present.

District Gov. Bross spoke to the club about the importance of “Digging Deeper” as a priority for 2020-2021. This entails adapting the club’s service to provided a “step-up” to younger Lions to build their confidence. He also spoke of International President Dr. Jung-Yul Choi’s 2020-2021 theme “ United in Kingdom and Diversity”: Kindness is at the heart of service, our diversity strengthens us: our diversity, united in kindness, brings a harmony of service.

Perfect Attendance was recognized: Lance Miller, 3 Years; Billie Jo Rose, 11 Years; Gene Miller, 18 Years; Scott Davis, 30 Years; and Mike Massey and Randy Finke 41 Years.

Lion President Larry Swailes was presented with a Past President’s pin.

At the passing of the gavel, the meeting adjourned.

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, 2020 the Parish Council of the United Church of Crawfordsville met and it was the consensus of the Council to begin

holding regular worship services at 9 a.m. inside on Sunday, October 24, 2020. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Services will still be livestreamed as always from Ainsworth Community Church on Sundays.

Crawford Township Benefited Fire District conducted a training fire Saturday, September 12, 2020 with the help of Washington Fire Dept., Ainsworth Fire Dept., Crawfordsville EMS and Washington County Ambulance. This was held southwest of Ainsworth, the house on the former Howard Lunning place.

They trained on active fire scenarios, including search, knockdown, suppression, water supply, communication, etc.

This took a lot of planning and work and it is certainly appreciated by all of us and goes toward keeping us all safe.