Southeast Lions install new slate of officers

The Baton Rouge Southeast Lions Club installed officers June 25 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.

New officers are Kathy Easley, president; Lester Lemoine, first vice president and Lion tamer; Charles Lapham, second vice president; Richard Stackhouse, third vice president; Helen Lemoine, secretary; Stanley Braud, treasurer; Scott Dudley, tail twister; Faye Gremillion, membership chairwoman; Billy Dean, Charlene Dean, Tony Dudley and Nancey Farr, board of directors.

Past District Gov. Tony Dudley was installing officer. He also inducted new member Jun Lee, who was sponsored by Easley.

Dudley congratulated the new officers and new member and noted the approach of Lions’ 100th anniversary in 2017. He noted that in 1925 Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” when she spoke at the ninth annual convention.

The Baton Rouge Southeast Lions work to identify preventable blindness in young children, providing vision screening through the Louisiana Lions CubSight program for children in the pre-K through first grade.

Audubon DAR has busy day of celebrations

The John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in numerous July 4 activities.

Members gave away American flags at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market and received a visit from the Miss USA contestants. Members attended Zach Mellinger’s installation as president of the Louisiana Society Children of the American Revolutions. He was installed by the outgoing president, William Martin.

Members also gave away flags on State Capitol steps for the Baton Rouge Concert Band’s performance of patriotic music. The chapter honored veterans at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Celebration.

DAR membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal, bloodline decent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death. Contact

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