There once was a young man named Bruce....
Okay, so there's very few words that rhyme with "Bruce," so let me just say this....
50 years ago, Juneau became a better place.
For that was when Lion Dr. Bruce Wing joined the Glacier Valley Lions Club.
Last night we celebrated Lion Bruce
and his 50 years of service to Juneau and the communities that make up our neighbors.
Although he started out at Glacier Valley Lions Club, he transferred to the Mendenhall Flying Lions when that club closed their charter.
It was an intimate dinner filled with laughter and good times.
Lion Mike Norton proclaimed Lion Bruce as "Lion King for the Day."
He was presented with International President Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada's pin that was donated by International Director Lewis Quinn
and a copy of the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club 30 Year Book for a walk down memory lane.
When asked what he has enjoyed most he said working on the Joint Sight Conservation Committee for so many years. (This program recycles used eyeglasses for re-distribution around the world as well as offers financial assistance for eye exams and glasses for those in need.)
Lastly, Lion Bruce was presented with a Distinguished Lion award by the Club.
When asked what his secret was for staying a Lion for so many years,
Lion Bruce simply said, "You get started. You stay with it. Forever."
And here he stayed.
And we're glad he did.
Congratulations, Lion Bruce!