- August 26, 2019
The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions and friends gathered on July 6 at the historic Hotchkiss House in Daytona Beach for the club's installation banquet for its 2022-2023 officers. The restaurant-themed ceremony was conducted by Channel 6 reporter Molly Reed.
The new officers installed were:
Two new members — Joyce Greer and Derickja Harmon — were also installed at the meeting by Past District Governor and OBTS Charter member Jacquie Tripp-Spencer. The Janet M. King Memorial Award, also known as the Lion of the Year, was presented to Lion Aleta Dick. Lion Neil Spencer, a past international director, presented a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Dina Evans.
In addition, OBTS Lions Club President Greg Evans and his wife, Dina, attended the 104th-annual Lions International Convention held in Montreal, Canada, June 22-28.
At the convention, Evans accepted recognition for the Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club being a "Model Club" for Campaign 100, a fundraising campaign for the Lions International Foundation. Model Clubs, according to a press release, are clubs who dedicate themselves towards achieving a minimum amount of money per member to support the foundation. The multi-year worldwide campaign raised over $324 million, according to a press release.
Evans also marched with the Multiple District Lions in the Lions parade through the streets of Montreal.
The OBTS Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Alfie's Restaurant, located at 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd. Call 386-441-4421 for more information.
The Holly Hill Historic Society will be celebrating the opening of its new Hall Gallery from 1-4 p.m. on July 23 at the Holly Hill Museum at 1066 Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill.
The Hall Gallery will be a rotating exhibit featuring a new theme of historic photographs and more, according to an announcement. The first exhibit is titled, "Florida, Flora, Landscapes and Botany." It features rare photographs of the Halifax area by Holly Hill photographer Edward G. Harris.
The photos taken in the late 1800s tell the story of Florida's popularity with visitors and botanists. Over 30 framed photos will be featured and available for order and purchase.
Food Brings Hope recently recognized Southern Title as its Community Partner of the Month.
According to a press release, Southern Title has been supporting FBH and its mission for over a decade. Southern Title employees have donated food, toys, and monetary gifts while helping pack food bags for distribution at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Southern Title also supports Homes Bring Hope with obtaining titles at a discounted rate, making it easier for potential homeowners in the HBH program to achieve their goal.