L to R-PDG Lion Barbara Plaugher, Lions Dick Ramseyer & Rich Bucher
On September 17, 2013 during the Bluffton Lions Club meeting new member Lions Rich Bucher, sponsored by Lion Dick Ramseyer was inducted into the club. The induction ceremony was conducted by PDG Lion Barbara Plaugher
The guest speaker at the Sept. 3, 2013 Bluffton Lions club meeting was Andy Chaffee. Clarkston, Michigan, a 2012 graduate of Bluffton University who gave a power point presentation about competing in his first Ironman triathlon at Lake placid, NY. He shared about the preparation for such a race as well as how much a year of experience can mean for an athlete as well as an one doing something new. At Lake placid his finishing time was 32 hours & 51 minutes. Just the cost for a bike needed for the event can cost between $2,000 and &15,000. The intake of salt, calories and monitoring your weight are critical elements in the training and completing in an event. His most recent challenging was competing in the Little Smoky half Ironman. From that experience he determined the need to change and improve his training techniques. An excellent presentation about physical and emotional demands need to compete in an Ironman event.
Tail twister Lion Greg Averesch trying to smother the ringing sound from Lion Dick Ramseyer cell phone…four times the phone rang during the meeting…Lion Dick could not get the silent mode switch to operate…maybe a few will buy that excuse…the phone is now repaired and tail twister Greg can now concentrate on other lions members who cannot control their toys. Submitted by Lion Dick Ramseyer
During the Sept. 3, 2013 , Bluffton Lions club meeting three new members were inducted into the club by PDG Barbara Plaugher. Lion Dick Ramseyer sponsored Omar Khokhar and Lion Greg Denecker sponsored both Kyle Leatherman & Mike Minning.
L to R – PDG, Lion Barbara Plaugher, Lion Dick Ramseyer, New Lion member Omar Khokhbar, new Lion member, Kyle Leatherman, Lion Greg Denecker & new Lion member, Mike Minning.
At the August 6, 2013 Bluffton Lions club meeting, members enjoyed a presentation by Bluffton University’s head volleyball coach Steve Yarnell. Lion Steph Larcom, VP for club programs is Yarnell’s sister. Coach Yarnell talked about his passion for the sport of volleyball , the recruiting of players, the team spirit and his style of coaching. Yarnell is entering his ninth season as head volleyball coach at BU and hold the rank of associate professor in the Health, Fitness and Sports Science Department. Prior to coaching at BU, Steve was the assistant coach for men’s and women’s volleyball programs at the University of Findlay.
During the Bluffton Lions Club’s August 6, 2013 meeting Ted Cunningham was inducted into the Bluffton Lions Club by Past District governor Barbara Plaugher. Lion Dick Ramseyer sponsor Lion Cunningham. It is a pleasure to welcome Ted back to the club…2005 Ted made a job related move to any community resulting in his resigning from the club…now he has moved back to Bluffton and has rejoined the Bluffton Lions Club. to
L to R Lions Ted Cunningham, Club President Mitch Kingsley & Dick Ramseyer