Pipeline information presented to Lions

Pipeline information presented to Lions The May 19 Lions Club meeting was called to order by President Barbara Campbell.

Lion Maxine Johnson introduced Laura Aga (daughter of Lars and Rebecca Aga) and Stephanie Morse (daughter of Mitchel and Sheri Morse) who received Vermillion Lions scholarships at the Vermillion High School Awards Day on May 10.

Guest Yewmun Yip, Department of Finance, USD Business School, was introduced by Lion Bijay Naik.

The successful April Pancake Days with a final attendance count of 792 was reported by Lion Ron Thaden. Ron also noted that a number of Lions have volunteered to help with the planting event on May 21 for Vermillion Beautiful.

The Lions will sponsor the Welcome Table on June 13, announced by Lion Maxine Johnson. A volunteer's sign-up sheet was circulated.

President Campbell listed the donations (HOBY, Vermillion Youth Baseball Association, Boy Scouts) that the Board of Directors approved at its May 12 meeting.

The speaker for the evening, Troy Larson, executive director, Lewis and Clark Pipeline, was introduced by Lion Lyle Wagner. Troy noted that construction of the pipeline is in progress and with the aid of slides did an excellent review of the visible aspects of the project.

The pipeline is an expensive, long-range endeavor, and hopefully Congress will approve the $35 million requested for FY06.

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