AYER — The Ayer/Shirley Lions Club celebrated their 75th Anniversary on Oct. 22 with a dinner and dance at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, Devens.
Master of Ceremony for the evening was King Lion Russell Smith and the guest speaker was Dr. Ilene Gipson of Schepens Eye Research Institute.
At this special event, one of the highest awards in Lionism given to a person committed to humanitarian objectives — the Melvin Jones Foundation Award — was presented to Tina-Marie Ransom, Vice President and Compliance Officer of North Middlesex Savings Bank.
Janet Lewis, executive secretary for the Ayer Selectmen, and Jennifer Noel, a customer service representative for North Middlesex Savings Bank, were inducted into the Ayer/Shirley Lions Club that night as well.
The Lions Club is an international non-profit organization dedicated to charity and service within the community. Its tow primary causes are working to alleviate vision and hearing impairments and combating diabetes. The Lions Club exercises their passion to serve freely and generously in helping others.
Much confidence is gained knowing one is making life better for someone else and responding to the needs of humanity in his/her never-ending passion to excel.
The Ayer/Shirley Lions Club meets the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley. Guests are always welcome.
For information visit www.lionwap.org/ayer-shirleymas.