NEWS RELEASE: Chittenango Lions Club CONTACT: Warren "Pat" Jerome 687-9585
DATE OF RELEASE: July 23, 2007 TOPIC: "Children's Hospital Donation"




     During the recently completed Lions Year 2006-2007, Past International Director Robert Seibert of the North Syracuse Lions Club had taken on a major responsibility. Lion Seibert (also a Chittenango Honorary Lion) served as fundraiser of the District 20Y-1 Lions' goal to raise $50,000 for the newly planned Central New York Children's Hospital in Syracuse. By reaching this goal, area Lions will be recognized by Upstate University Hospital as a major sponsor of one of its new operating rooms for children.

     Earlier in the year, the Chittenango Lions Club had already donated $1,500.00 to this important cause. But as the deadline for pledges gradually approached in late June, the Chittenango Lions made its second donation. At its June 21 Installation Dinner, in which Lion Seibert took part, President Peter Stevens stepped up to the microphone and presented him with a check for $500.00. This donation guaranteed the successful completion of District 20Y-1 project for 2006-2007.

     Lion James English, incoming president and 2006-2007 Donation Committee chairperson stated: "The Chittenango Lions were able to provide $2,000.00 this past year to this project as well as many other worthwhile community programs thanks to the club's record fundraising efforts. We thank both the club's membership as well as the wonderful community support we received 2006-2007."

     A Time to Step Forward Once More: Pictured above is Past International Director Robert Seibert happily accepting a $500.00 check from Chittenango Lions Club 2006-2007 President Peter Stevens at the Club's June 21 Installation Dinner. The check is part of the club's $2,000.00 donation made to the District 20Y-1 Lion's project to help finance an operating room at the new Central New York Children's Hospital in Syracuse. The check placed the project over its 2006-2007 goal.