Warsaw Lions Club presents awards

| June 6, 2019

WARSAW – The Warsaw Lions Club’s charter night on June 4 included the presentation of several awards to dedicated members.

The First Year Lion award went to husband and wife Jesse and Meghan Buxton.

“They’ve had near perfect attendance between the two of them,” said Lions Club President Lauren Unger.

She also shared how much the club has enjoyed the couple bringing their young daughter to meetings.

“You have made us a true family club,” Unger said.

The Lion of the Year award was presented to David Woodmansee. He graduated from Miami Trace High School in 1965. He landed in Coshocton after graduating from college and receiving a teaching position in the county. Woodmansee retired after serving 30-plus years with River View, but is actively involved in the community through the Lions Club.

David Snyder was named the Community Person of the Year. Snyder has a passion for history and is active with the Walhonding Valley Historical Society.

Lynn Wells received the W.R. “Dick” Bryan Award, which is presented in recognition of significant contributions to research into the cause and cures of diabetes.  He also was thanked for using his photography skills to document the clubs events.

During the meeting, Unger also passed her gavel to new president Dairel Kaiser.

“I want to say thank you to the club for all the support you have given me,” Unger said. “Lion Dairel when you have questions, go to Bob Buxton. That’s what I did.”

Everyone got a laugh out of Unger’s comment and she then added that she would help in any way she could.

Kaiser then presented Unger with a plaque recognizing her for her time as president of the club.

“Thank you for all you’ve done and for making this a tough act to follow,” he said.

This past year the Warsaw Lions Club helped with numerous community service projects including: County fair carts, eyeglass collections, the Christmas candle lighting, Warsaw Honor Choir, GOOD Program, Camp Echoing Hills, get well cards to children’s hospital, and Operation Christmas Child. One hundred and forty nine club volunteer hours were recorded this year and 1,698 community individuals were served.

“Thank you for everything you have done as a club,” Unger said. “We were able to make a difference in so many lives.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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