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October 20, 2015 - Club Meeting Print

Lion Dick BoehrThe Bluffton Lions club meeting, Tuesday Noon, October 20, 2015 was held in the conference room at the Bluffton Comfort, Inn.

The program at the meeting was given by Lion Dick Boehr, member of Shannon Cemetery Commission. Boehr shared information about his family’s long standing involvement in the community and his personal interest in improving the neglected Shannon Cemetery. Because of his continuing interest in improving the appearance of Bluffton & working with Bluffton village Council, he agreed to chair a committee to make recommendation to Council, for improving the appearance of the Cemetery and remembering those laid to rest there. After considerable study of records, gathering vandalized grave stones etc a proposed designed was created, to have the cemetery become a remembrance park. A small group of people then became aware of the proposed changes and the whole idea became a center of controversy…as written about in the local press.

Boehr’s presentation gave Lions members an overview of the issue. Currently the Friends of Shannon cemetery (the opposition group) & Shannon Cemetery Commission (Council appointed) are trying to agree on a restoration plan.

2015 Peace Poster Winner Recognition Print

During the Tuesday October 20, 2015 Bluffton Lions Club meeting, held in the conference room at the Bluffton Comfort Inn the winners of the Bluffton Lions Peace Poster contest were announced & individual recognized…

Left to Right – Mrs. Nicole Anderson, Art teacher; Ayden McDougle, 3rd place winner; Olivia Barnes, 2nd place winner; Louise Dunlap, 1st place winner & Lion Jan Emmert, Chair of the Peace Poster Committee.

October 6, 2015 - Club Meeting Print

Opening slide for the Ocean Focus presentation.The Bluffton Lions Club held its regular meeting, Tuesday, Noon, October, 6, 2015. The program was Bluffton High School Marine Science class on Ocean Focus. The power point presentation was delivered by Scott Hoff, Biology, Anatomy, Marine Science Teacher at Bluffton High School.

For students to participate the class they must complete an application process. The students selection is by a panel of Experts...those selected attend class on Friday morning from 7AM to 7:45 AM for 33 weeks. Students will enjoy field trips to Toledo Zoo, BGSU & Estuary and during Spring Break travel to Key West, FL.

Student pay $1250 for the class/trip. Students enrolled in the Bluffton Marine Science program learn through teaching STEM using the Ocean... S - Geology, Meteorology, Biology & Physics, T - Biomedical, Technology & Resources, E - Archaeology & Architecture, M - Population, Data Analysis & Lab Skills.

Bluffton High School teacher, Scott Hoff.Hoff shared detail information about experiences student encounter while studying in Key West. The class has been offered at the Bluffton High School for 25 years. Excellent program & presentation.

First Annual Ride to Remember Print

 Ride to Remember Flyer The first of an annual Ride to Remember bicycle ride event, created by the Triplett children to honor their parents & sponsored by the Bluffton Lions Foundation was held, Saturday, July 11, 2015. The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, Bluffton Family Recreation & CG Pro Bike cooperated with the sponsorship of the event.  The first year goal was to attract 100 plus participants…the goal was achieved with 101 registering. The event offered short bike routes for family interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders and ending at the Bluffton Buckeye Park.

The ride is a fund-raiser for the development of a pathway system through and around the Village of Bluffton. The ride raised a net total of $1,812.77 for the  Bluffton pathway projects.

Bluffton Lions assisting with the Ride to Remember were Greg Denecker, Ted Cunningham , Dick Boehr, Ron Headings, Colleen Lazar, Bill Croft, Tom Edwards, Alan Yoder, Ed Yeager & Dick Ramseyer. In addition many members of the Triplett family were involved in the planning & execution of this very successful event.

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