Orrick Lions Club community service recognized

Group receives three awards at recent district dinner

Orrick Lions Club president Pat Mills, left, displays one of three awards the club received at a March 24 district dinner. She is pictured with Donal W. Knipp, the director of the International Association of Lions Clubs. (Provided photo)

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer

Most people know Pat Mills for her weekly column, “Pat’s Pantry,” in The Richmond News, and as the director of the Ray County Senior Center. In addition, Mills is active in the Orrick Lions Club and is its current president and Zone 4 chairwoman.

The district includes 52 clubs with about 1,200 members. There are seven districts in the state of Missouri, altogether comprising 337 clubs and about 9,000 members.

Mills recently told The News that the club has received three awards for its service to the Orrick community.

On March 24, the Lions Club District 26-M5 had a celebration dinner in Independence that included about 60 people from other clubs as well as Orrick’s.

The keynote speaker for the event was Donal W. Knipp, of Auxvasse. Knipp has been a member of the Auxvasse Lions Club since 1968, and has served the club in capacities such as club president, zone chairman, region chairman and district governor.

Once initial formalities were out of the way, it was announced that the Lions Club in Orrick had won three awards, Mills said.

The complete story is in the Friday, April 13, 2018, edition of the Richmond News.

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