It’s no lie that there’s a new leader in town…Sharon Hudgins recently passed the gavel to fellow Lion, Tom Cummings and wished him well as Cushing Lions Club president.

The Lions Club held their special meeting at the Cushing Regional Hospital in the Auxiliary Education Room and were treated to a scrumptious meal by Chef Bryan Wright.

Special guest speaker was Lions Club District Governor and Cushing native, Kent Clovis.  Clovis addressed his fellow Lions saying, “the best part about being a district governor is visiting the clubs.”

After a few quips and quotes, Clovis proudly informed members of the recent nomination made by former President of the United States Jimmy Carter.  “President Carter has nominated Lions Club International for the Nobel Peace Prize for all the work we do,” he said.  “Lions International is the number one non-governmental organization in the world – we should be proud.”

And what’s better than a proud Lion?

Tom Cummings humbly accepted the gavel from outgoing president Sharon Hudgins recognizing it had been a “tough year” for her. 
“I’ve enjoyed it [the presidency]” Hudgins said, “but it’s time to move on.”

As new president, Cummings challenged his fellow members to bring in at least one new member a piece.  “One,” he said.  “Just one.”

Cushing Lions Club meets each Tuesday at the Lions Den located in downtown Cushing.  They are perhaps best known for the work they do to give sight to others through the Lions Eye Bank.