One hundred-three Lion Cubs took the pledge to be become contributing members to their club in service to the community.
The five elementary schools in the Owen J. Roberts School District held inductions during the months of April and May. The first school inducted was North Coventry, The largest club in the district with 38 new members inducted into the club. Patrice Reiche and Faye Tedesco were advisors for the club this year. Coventry Lion Leah Kinzinger presided over the Induction Ceremonies. After the inductions she told the club her own story of vision problems, and her becoming a Lion after the Lions helped her in getting a Seeing Eye dog.
Lion Leah (she prefers Lionette!) would join with Lion Ken Swart in inducting the Lion Cubs from three other elementary schools. The pair inducted a total of 52 Lion Cubs during the ceremonies held at each school. East Vincent Elementary advisors are Anne Marie Taglieri and Ginger Hastings. Casey Smith and Kristi Hepner are the advisors for East Coventry. French Creek’s advisors are Marge Ravis and Amanda Martin. Ginger Hastings was the lone advisor new to the position this year.
West Vincent Elementary was the last school to hold their Induction Ceremonies. Husband and wife Lions, Frank and Beccie Conforti presided over the ceremony. The club was the smallest in number with just eight Lion Cubs but they were a very busy club this year. New advisors Stacy Hegarty and Marshall Vogel also completed a pledge to provide leadership to the club.
All of the club members were awarded a club certificate and t-shirt emblazoned with the Lion Cubs Logo on the front and the phrase “Pride of the Coventry Lions Club” on the back.