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
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