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Pandora VOSH Recycling Center Print

Bluffton Lions Volunteer at VOSH

The Bluffton Lions Club holds its June 3, 2014 meeting volunteering at the VOSH (Volunteer Optomteric Services to Humanity) in Pandora, Ohio eye glasses recycling center. The evening included sorting, evaluation, and reading recycled glasses for distribution throughout the world.


- Bluffton Lions enjoying a meal at the VOSH Pandora recycling
center prior to starting to  process eye glasses.


- More Bluffton Lions volunteers breaking bread at the VOSH
processing center.


- Spouses of Bluffton Lions members helping to sort eye glasses.


- More Bluffton Lions & spouses sorting eye glasses.


- Bluffton Lions members evaluating eye glasses that are being
prepared for distribution.


- Bluffton Lions recycling used eye glass frames that cannot be
used in the program.



Meeting May 20, 2014 Print

Bluffton Lions Club Meeting 

May 20, 2014



Bluffton Lions Club Meeting- May 5, 2014 Print

May 5, 2014

Bluffton Lions Club Meeting



Lion Tom Langhals, President and Owner of Colonial Surface Solutions and Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton.

At the May 7, 2014 Bluffton Lions club meeting the program speaker was Lions Tom Langhals President and Owner of Colonial Surface Solutions and Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton. The program was titled, “ The Challenges of Business”. Tom spoke of his growing up year in the Columbus Grove, Ohio area…his time in US military as a Marine, returning home to start farming, then starting a painting business that later became Colonial Surface Solutions. As the business grew in rural Columbus Grove space became an issue resulting in the purchase of the former Bus manufacturing building in Bluffton and later with the purchase of Diamond Manufacturing it was moved into the new building. Over a period of time, new ventures were added resulting in the need to add an addition. Later with more growth in his business there was a need to expand again, resulting in the purchase of the Triplett Corporation property in Bluffton. Tom also shared about the many challenges faced as the companies grew. Tom’s presentation was inspiring, motivating,  well done and greatly appreciated.


Article from the Bluffton News about Tom Langhals


Lions Dick Ramseyer & Dick Boehr

At the recently held Lion District 13 A Convention Lion Dick Ramseyer was award the second place 2014 Lion Catcher metal…the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards were given to three Lions in the District for each sponsoring a large number of new Lions Club members. Ramseyer was not able to attend the convention and the award was presentated locally by Lion Dick Boehr, Chair of the Club awards and recognition committee.

2014 Citizen of the Year Dinner Print

The Bluffton Lions Club’s annual Citizen of the year celebration was held at the First Mennonite Church, fellowship hall, Tuesday evening April 15, 1014. The citizen of the year is Lion Richard Ramseyer, MC for the evening was Lion Bill Croft. Roasters for the evening were Lions Dick McGarrity, Jon Rich, Fred Rodabaugh, Fred Steiner & Mitch Kingsley.

L to R – Lions President Mitch Kingsley and Dick Ramseyer


L to R –Lion Jerry Szabo, David Sychs & Don Hurless

The Don Hurless Trio provided musical entertainment from 5:30-6PM at the Citizen of year celebration.

Lion Dick & Elfrieda Ramseyer at the Citizen of year celebration seated  at the honoree table.

L to R – Lions President Mitch Kingsley and Dick Ramseyer

Dick Ramseyer receiving the official 2013 Citizens of the year plaque

Lion Dick Ramseyer, speaking after receiving the Citizen of the year plaque

L to R – Beth Ramseyer, Julia Ramseyer, Rick Ramseyer & Kate Ramseyer, From Cumberland Center, Maine, Lion Dick Ramseyer, ElfriedaRamseyer & Marty Ramseyer Barnett from Keller, Texas…Children & Grand children visiting Bluffton for the Citizen of the Year celebration.


2014 April 1 Club Meeting Print

The Bluffton Lions Club held its regular noon meeting on April 1, 2014...the program was titled, "GAWDY PLUMAGE" featuring local professional music
talent & recorded music...presenter Lion Mitch Kingsley was the director, singer & actor in the production...additional major supporting participants
were Lion Jerry Szabo, Julia Szabo & Jayne McGarrity.

ONCE UPON A TIME story line...we see a man trudging forward with the cares and weight of his duties and the state of the world. He is a good citizen
and carries an exemplary reputation in serving his community. But not enough is done and he has nagging questions about his performance these long years.
The man realized that his children where a lot more like him than he thought, sometimes frighteningly so. What about those idiosyncrasies that he
exhibited? Those wild bowties? And the man remembered that long ago he had decided to live his life toward the vision of a heavenly place even while he
was on this earth.

Recorded music selections played: What a piece of Work is Man, Proud Mary, Why did the Kids put Beans in my Ears? & Children will Listen.

Lions President Mitch Kingsley on stage with narration & singing.

Lion Jerry Szabo singing, "I did it my way.

Jayne Mc Garrity & Julia Szabo...Julia sings Carmen & Try To Remember accompanied by Jayne.
Closing, Lions sing, I've got a home in Gloryland that outshines the Sun accompanied by Jane McGarrity.

Thank you, Mitch, Jerry, Julia and Jayne for an entertaining & well done program.

Lion Don Hostetler holds a copy of the April 2014 issue of the
Lion 39 a photo of Don's wife is from a recent
vision care mission trip the Hostetler's participated in as volunteers.

Bluffton Lions Tail twister Greg Averesch displaying the cover page on the
April 2014 issue of the Lion Magazine...appears to be creative 
photo art work by the club's tail twister.

Photos submitted by Lion Dick Ramseyer



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