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Del Sol Lions elect new officers

COAST CITIES — The Del Sol Lions Club board
of directors unanimously approved its second slate of officers at the April 26 meeting, during which two new members were also added to bring club membership to 73 in the first year. New officers and directors will be installed at the June 28 member meeting at La Colonia Community Center. Outgoing charter officers will also be recognized.
The 2011-2012 officers and directors are:
President: Bulent Erol
1st Vice President: Linette Page
2nd Vice President: Maria McEneany
3rd Vice President: Jason Smith
Secretary: Robin Kemp
Corresponding Secretary: Rena Monge
Treasurer: John Page
Tail Twister: Becky Bartling 
Lion Tamer: David Cain
Immediate Past President: Dave Roberts
Director-at-large: Brian Sciutto
Tara Gordon will be serving the second year of her two-year term, and Dave Roberts will continue to serve as immediate past president for the next year.
All other terms begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2012, except the director-elect, whose term goes until June 30, 2013
The Del Sol Lions Club was chartered Feb. 15, 2010. It is part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs worldwide. Lions serve those less fortunate locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Within its first year Del Sol members completed a variety of projects. They included providing Thanksgiving dinner for Solana Beach residents in need, preparing items for the annual Holiday Basket Program at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, providing partial funding for an audible crosswalk signal on Lomas Santa Fe Drive just east of Vons and escorting members of the Blind Community Center to the Del Mar horse races.
In addition, they helped create the Lions Clubs International float for this year’s Tournament of Roses in Pasadena.
The club also adopted the Solana Beach train station. A ceremony commemorating this first-of-its kind partnership will be held at 4 p.m. May 11 at the station.
Members are currently preparing for the club’s first fundraiser, set for May 14 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Money raised will help fund upcoming service projects.
The board meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Member meetings are held from 6 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Annual dues is $85 per person or $150 per couple. Additional family members are $65 each.
Pending city approval, Del Sol Lions will begin meeting at the renovated Fletcher Cove Community Center in July.
For more information about the Del Sol Lions or its upcoming fundraiser, visit