Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Donate to Posse’s Medical Equipment Program

Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Donate to Posse’s Medical Equipment Program

Front row (left to right): Medical equipment volunteer Barr Sarkany, SLBLC Treasurer Kay Glantz, medical equipment volunteer and office manager Phyliss Swanson, medical equipment volunteer Joyce Davey, SLBLC Vice President Jack Dreyer; back row (left to right): Sun Lakes Breakfast Lion Ramon Rubio, Posse volunteer Bill Shedd, and SLBLC Past President Bob Glantz (photo by Mac Davey)

The Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Foundation donated a top-of-the-line Drive walker to the Sun Lakes Posse’s Medical Department. The Sun Lakes Posse Medical Department loans medical equipment to Sun Lakes residents at no charge. In addition, the Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Foundation, in partnership with the Sun Lakes Women’s Association, also provided new window blinds for the Posse building.

Gary Aleshire, Jr., Sworn in as President of the Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club

Gary Aleshire, Jr.

Brian Curry

The ceremonial handing off of the gavel was done by the Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club (SLBLC) as outgoing president Bob Glantz was succeeded by Gary Aleshire, Jr., at their installation dinner recently.

Aleshire has a long history of community service, having served as a past president of the Kiwanis and the Lakewood Area Shelter Association in the State of Washington, as well as a vice president of the SLBLC here in Arizona.

The new president retired after a 32-year career in the fire service, achieving the rank of Assistant Fire Chief of Snohomish County Fire District 1, located north of Seattle. He also served 10 years as a board member of the Western Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Aleshire has an MBA from the University of Washington, as well as a BA in business leadership from the same school. He and his wife Charlene (Charlie) live in Sun Lakes.

“I have always liked serving and giving back to my community, and I feel that the Breakfast Lions is a perfect opportunity to do that,” Aleshire said in his opening remarks.

Sun Lakes Lions July 7 Meeting

Dean and Kim Thomaschko presented Sun Lakes Lions Club President Larry Palmer with a $500 donation for our foundation account. It was well appreciated.

Pamela Klein (on the right) was inducted into our Sun Lakes Lions Club. Her sponsor was Lion Candy Jones.

Past President Floyd Mullen presented Recording and Club Secretary Suzanne Campbell with a Melvin Jones Fellow Award.