On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the Bark River Lions Club celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The banquet was held at the Highland Golf Club in Escanaba. Along with celebrating 75 years of service to their community, the Bark River Lions were also presented with the “Top Dog” award from Leader Dogs for the Blind, in recognition of their long standing commitment to the organization and continued financial support toward the goal of developing Leader Dogs for the visually impaired, a core commitment of Lions International.
(Photo: Mike Dengate, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Scott Kwarciany, Bark River Lions Club)
The Bark River Lions Club also recognized three of its current members, Scott Kwarciany, Roger Charbonneau, and Gary Lantagne, for their outstanding commitment and dedication to Lions International and to their community by naming them as Melvin Jones Fellows, the highest honor that a club can bestow upon its members. The Melvin Jones Fellowship recognizes those members for their dedicated humanitarian services through the Lions Club International Foundation.
(Photo: Scott Kwarciany, Roger Charbonneau, Gary Lantagne)
Scott Kwarciany, representing the Bark River Lions Club and Cheryl Ohman,
Executive Director of Lakestate Industries.
The donation of $1,500.00 is for new computers for Lakestate Industries.
Total monetary donations of the Bark River Lions Club from 2002-2014
Photo: Scott Kwarciany on the left and Chris Charbonneau on the right.