CLARKS SUMMIT- The Abington Lions held its Spouse Appreciation, Installation of Officers, Swearing in of New Members and District 14-H Governors Invitation all in one night.
District Governor William Metschulat made his annual visit to the Abington Lions to promote Lionism. Susan Hyndz was sworn in as the newest Abington Lion's member. The Abington Lions also hosted their installation of officers. Mark Kusma is now the District 14-H First Vice-Governor and Joe Skinner is the District 14-H Second Vice-Governor.
President of the Abingtons Ed Borek said, "We the Abingtons are very proud to have two Vice-Governors."
Kusma and Skinner are in line to be Governors with the positions that they each hold. Next year Kusma will hold the District Governor position and the year after Skinner will take the position. Both men are former club presidents and they are also members of the Lions Club as well.
Having two Vice-Governors from the same district is not common. However, the Abington Lions are rich in tradition from going from the local level onto the next level, said Borek.
The Abington Lions also recently became 100 percent approved in the district. They have supported eight district sponsored clubs.
The evening also held host to Gene Scagliotti, Region 2 Chairman and to some previous District Governors, Ethel Heen Neary, who was the first female District Governor (1996-1997) and Edward J. Klovensky (1987-1988). The Abington Lions also featured one other past District Governor, the late William Heen.