On Tuesday, June 18th, The Brooklyn Red Hook Lions Club celebrated their 20th year. Their Installation and Awards Ceremony was held at the Miccio Center and with special guest Sara Gonzalez, and Jim Vogel, representing Velmanette Montgomery.
The Lion’s Club is led by Jay and Andrea McKnight. The Lions’ motto is “We Serve.” Their mission is to foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.
Jay E. McKnight was sworn is as President for 2013-2014, Lucy A. Jones as 1st VP, John McGettrick as 2nd VP, Morris Johnson as 3rd VP, Enid Anderson as Treasurer, Sylvia Cleary as Lion Tamer and Mariliyn Harris as Tail Twister. Awards were given to Wally Bazemore, Lion’s Charter President in 1992-93; Lawrence Fishburne, Alicia Williams, Tiffany Harris, Anthony Smith, Sherry Smith-Mosely, Lucy A. Jones, Josephine Petrocino and Kristalyn Guerrero. Paul Grudzinski from the 76th Precinct was also honored. The cutest recipient was Larry Fishburne’s young daughter Lailah, who received a special award for her voluntarism.
Sara Gonzalez, City Councilmember, presented the Lions with a framed Proclamation from the City Council honoring them for 20 years of service and gave a short speech.