June 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Seal Beach Lions Club held its first annual election.

Seal Beach Community Church pastor F. Harold Essert replaced founding president of the Lions Club, J. C. Felts. Max Henkey, Dr. Homer De Sadeleer, and Mayor Elmer J. Hughes were elected first, second, and third vice presidents. James Arnerich was elected Lion Tamer and J. S. McLean was re-elected Tail Twister. A. V. Stegen and H. Mendenhall were voted in as new directors while Lee Benno and Frank Moran were holdover directors. 

Seventy-five years later, the Seal Beach Lions Club also remains an active and vital force in  the Seal Beach community. You can find out more about the club’s modern-day activities by clicking here.

– Michael Dobkins

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One Response to June 21st in Seal Beach History

  1. Robert Black says:

    This news article dated June 21 1940 is very interesting to me personally Pastor Harold Essert married my parents in 1938 and 22 years later married me and my wife.1960. Doctor De Saddeler was our family Doctor. My dad worked worked for Jim Arnerich (GLIDER INN). A. V. Stegen is my uncle by marriage. Thanks for your post. Bob Black

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