June 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Seal Beach Lions Club held its first annual election after flourishing though its inaugural year of 1939.

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.

Nearly eight decades later, the Seal Beach Lions Club also remains an active and vital force in  the Seal Beach community. I think everyone in Seal Beach should experience a lively and affable Seal Beach Lions Club at least once in his or her life. If you ever get invited to one, don’t decline the invitation.

You can find out more about the club’s modern-day activities by clicking here.

Michael Dobkins

Have you enjoyed this and other This Date in Seal Beach History posts?

If so, please consider making a small donation of a dollar or more to help defray the online subscriptions and other research costs that make this blog possible.

Donations can be made securely with most major credit cards directly through PayPal. Just click on paypal.me/MichaelDobkins to go to PayPal. Thank you.

This Date in Seal Beach History also has an online store hosted at Cafepress where you can order shirts, tote bags, stationery, and other gift items imprinted with vintage Seal Beach images. Visit the online store by clicking here.

This entry was posted in Seal Beach History and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 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

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s