Linda Waddell Tameling, treasurer, proudly displays her charter membership certificate.
Linda Waddell Tameling, treasurer, proudly displays her charter membership certificate.
The Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club has operated under the charter of the Lions Club until recently when members were told that this would no longer put them under the umbrella liability policy of the Lions International. 

The club simply formed a separate Lions Club — called the Plum Lake Lions Club — with sponsorship from the local Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club at a meeting last week. 

The former Lionesses have worked closely with the Lions in the past and will continue to do so to achieve common goals, including programs for those with sight-impairments and also to support local needs.

All of the paperwork was completed, a membership drive was undertaken and the local Lions sponsored the new group at the meeting. Lions President Gary Kaphingst was on hand to greet the new members and encourage their work for Lions Wisconsin and International.

Bob Bertch, district governor, his wife, Laura, and Mary Ann Gretenhardt from the Lions Foundation were also on hand to assist in welcoming new Lions and installing the club members. The club added 12 new members at the event bringing the total club membership to 45. Bertch noted that he rarely welcomes as many new Lions to a club as he did in Sayner.

Bertch and other speakers emphasized the importance of club members fulfilling their office responsibilities as well as others attending the meetings and serving the community through Lions programs.