2020 SC Lion of the Year and SC Hall of Fame nominations

Link to Policy Manual SC Lions corrected April 18 2018revDec

2018/2019 South Carolina Lions of The Year

PDG Pat Friday  

  Proudly Nominated by the Aiken Lions Club

Over the last 18 months Pat has done the following:

  1. Pat has sponsored 4 new members to Aiken Lions and 1 member to a club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  2. Pat has organized and run 2 community projects.
  • She organized and lead the Peace Poster project in an area school and has already planned for next year’s event with two schools.
  • She organized and directed vision screenings in local day care and nursery schools and in the Allendale and Barnwell public school system.
  1. Through her efforts, over 2000 students were screened for vision and hearing, and local school students learned about and participated in the Peace Poster Project run by LCI.
  2. Pat has had a perfect attendance record for the past 18 months. She has attended two international conventions, numerous state conventions and district conventions. She is attending this year’s district and state conventions.

She works tirelessly for Aiken Lions serving as chair of the Golf Tournament, PR/Spokesperson for the club and Service Chair.  She serves on the Finance Committee assisting in the collection of dues.

  1. She is also Zone 7 Chair.
  • Pat has received the following awards:
  • SC Hall of Fame
  • Melvin Jones Fellow + 2 Progressive Awards
  • Franklin G. Mason Fellow + Progressive
  • Lion of the Year – Aiken Mid-Day
  • Presidential Leadership Award
  1. Pat was a charter member of the Aiken Mid-Day Lions in 1995.
  2. Perfect attendance at the last 5 state conventions (if not more) and attended 3 International Conventions. She was Chair of the 2017 state convention and served as District Secretary Treasurer, 2nd Vice District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor and District Governor.  She also attend a US/Canada Forum.
  3. Pat’s civic contributions include volunteering for the Salvation Army of Aiken and the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons. She is a member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church and attends the Faith Bible Study Group.

In closing I would like to say that there isn’t much Pat doesn’t do as a Lion.  She is constantly serving her club, her community and her state.

Sincerely,

Michele Patrick

President, Aiken Lions Club

Past Lions of the Year
 2018/2019
Pat Friday
2017/2018
Richard J. “Rick” Pressly
2016/2017
Hope MacBride
2015/2016
Rhett Hair
2014/2015
Matthew “Matt” Jones
2013
Bob Cox
2012
Randall R. Foster
2011
Eddie Moncrief
2010
J. Gregg Turner
2009
James P. Freeman
2008
Joe Hughes
2007
Eddie Marshall
2006
Robert English
2005
Clauda Mayo
2004
Steve Webber
2003
Henry Gibson
2002
Terry Trnavsky
2001
Dr. Ed Johnson
2000
Jay Patel
1999
Roy Barnette
1998
Tommy Pope
1997
William C. “Bill” Finley
1996
Roy E. Hartz
1995
G. Richard Atherton
1994
Thomas Parker
1993
Bob Constantine
1992
Bennie L. Newman
1991
Rhodan D. Batson
1990
Defoy Cudd
1989
L.A. Graham, Jr.
1988
Paul “Buddy” Gardner
1987
Robert “Bob” Walker
1986
Vern Freeman
1985
L.B. “Pete” Fetner
1984
Glenn R. Flack
1983
James Vernon Epps
1982
John C. Anderson
1981
W. Parker Bowie
1979
W.M. “Mac” Goldfinch
1978
Robert H. Garrison
1977
Dr. Franklin G. Mason
1976
Jake F. Watson
1975
K. R. “Sarge” Helton
1974
B. Monroe Hiers
1973
Earle M. Moffett
1972
Ray Matthews