WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1940
Lions To Observe 10th Anniversary
Dinner And Dance Planned By Service Club
In observance of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of a Lions club in this city, the Ann Arbor Lions Club will hold an anniversary dinner and dance Friday night at the Michigan Union.
Justice Edward M. Sharpe of the Michigan Supreme Court, who in his capacity as governor of the 11th district of Lions International presented a charter to the Ann Arbor club on Sept. 16, 1929, will be the principal speaker on the program following the dinner at 7:30.
Other special guests will be Philip J. Maher of Kalamazoo, district governor, and Charles Nutting of Detroit, district governor-elect. Wives of members of the local club also will be guests.
Justice Sharpe will take as his theme the Lions' slogan, "Liberty, Intelligence Our Nation's Safety." Harold C. Baker, who served as the first president of the Ann Arbor Lions club, will act as toastmaster.
First Officers The local service club held its first meeting June 20, 1929 at the Chamber of Commerce rooms, and the first officers of the club were: H. C. Baker, president; Clifton Dey, first vice-president; Russell Silkworth, second vice-president; Paul H. Jesserick, third vice-president; Eugene S. Gauss, secretary; Otto Greschke, treasurer; Gene Francisco, lion tamer; Arthur Greene, tail twister.
Directors were Louis Burke, Fitch Forsythe, Mr. Jesserick and Mr. Silkworth.
Richard Hollister is general chairman of arrangements for the anniversary party.
Ann Arbor Lions Club
Michigan Supreme Court
Clubs & Organizations
Ann Arbor News
Edward M. Sharpe
Philip J. Maher
Harold C. Baker
Paul H. Jesserick
Eugene S. Gauss
Eugene J. Francisco
Arthur E. Greene
Fitch D. Forsythe