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Voice: Salton Sea Lions say goodbye

December 30, 2001

The Salton Sea Lions Club, chartered in March 1966 by Lions Club International, has called an end to its existence, officials closing down the club Dec. 31. The closing was due to several different factors of which the Lions had no control.

Over the years, Salton Sea Lions have contributed a great deal to the West Shores welfare, plus thousands of service hours wherever it was needed, plus supporting other groups in their endeavors.

In closing, Salton Sea members by a unanimous vote, closed out their treasury, using the funds to make the following donations: West Shores health and education building, $415.18 in materials for their new computer room, plus $584.82 cash, for a total of $1,000; Imperial Valley Blind Center (El Centro) $500; The Lions-funded Children's Orthopaedic Clinic (Calexico) $500; Desert Shores Community Center $400; City of Hope $300; Sea View Elementary School library $300; West Shores Boys and Girls Club $300; West Shores Chamber of Commerce $208.44.

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Seven of the Salton Sea Lions have transferred to other Lions clubs: Paul and Jan Brown, Jerry Adams, Bill Tosch, Ruth Johengen to the Westmorland club; Walt Southard to a Northern California club; Peggy Murphy to a club in Tupelo, Miss.

The last official meeting ended in silence with a tear in the eyes.

JAN BROWN

Salton Sea Lions Club

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