May 5, 2019
The Rippey Lions Club held its monthly meeting with a potluck meal served. During the business meeting, the slate of officers was elected for the 2019-20 and future donations were discussed, including support for the celebration of Rippey’s 150th observance in June of 2020.
The officers elected to serve for 2019-20 are Rick Liebich, president; Harlan Den Beste, first vice president; Mark Devilbiss, second vice president; Dan Acton, third vice president; Rick Fazel, Tail Twister; Maralynn Rinker, Lion Tamer; Dale Hanaman, treasurer; Paul Burrow, secretary; and Mary Liebich and Myron Rinker, directors.
The summer community picnic will be on Saturday, July 13, with the Lions Club furnishing all the food. Members were reminded of the next planning meeting for the Rippey 150th celebration, 1870-2020, at the Rippey library community room area on Sunday, May 19, at 2 pm for anyone who would like to attend.
Special Lions Club award to Myron Rinker
Myron Rinker received a pin at the Rippey Lions Club meeting for recruiting a new member.
For the program, Mark and Cindy Devilbiss invited three couples to be the contestants on a unique version of The Newlywed Game, with the contestants being Pastor Paul and Nancy Burrow, Myron and Maralynn Rinker, and Phil and Toni Roberts.
The questions included, “Where did you go on your first date?”, “When was your first kiss?” and “What was your first car?” Couples guessed the response of their spouse much of the time. The final score was Phil and Toni with 10 points, Myron and Maralynn with nine points and Paul and Nancy with seven points. Prizes were awarded by Mark and Cindy. The participants and audience enjoyed the answers and other comments.
The next regular meeting is Thursday, May 16, at 7 pm at the Rippey United Methodist Church. ~Submitted by Nancy Hanaman