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New Lions Club of Kona officers installed


An installation ceremony was held June 18 at Teshima’s Restaurant for incoming officers of the Lions Club of Kona.

Mitch Tam was elected as the club president for 2012-2013. Tam has been an active member of the Lions Club of Kona for the last three years.

Kawika Marquez was elected to serve as the new club secretary. First vice president is Joey Gusman, second vice president is David Bowden, and third vice president is Jane DeMello.

“I am proud to be a part of the greatest service organization in the world, and excited to be leading one of the best Lions Clubs in Hawaii,” Tam said.

Since the club’s chartering in 1934, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as Higashimara Park improvements, Hearing & Vision Screenings and our popular Sight is Beautiful Poster contest.

Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to Konawaena High School Scholarships as well as supporting our civic improvement projects.

The club is currently a co-sponsor of the Independence Day Parade and also sponsors the Konawaena High School Leo Club.

The Lions Club of Kona has 62 members and meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Teshima’s in Honalo.

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club of Kona, call 987-1029 or visit:

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit:

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