Sunday, December 11, 2016

Remembering the Lion King

We lost another Lion.....  Lion Dr. Bruce Wing passed away December 8.

Fifty-one years ago, Juneau became a better place.  That is when Lion Bruce joined the Glacier Valley Lions Club.  In October 2015 we celebrated his 50 years of service to our community.   

Although he started out at Glacier Valley Lions Club, he transferred to the Mendenhall Flying Lions when that club closed their charter.   

In October 2015, we had an intimate dinner filled with laughter and good times.  
Lion President Mike Norton proclaimed Lion Bruce as "Lion King for the Day" and presented Lion Bruce with International President Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada's pin and a Distinguished Lion award from the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club.

When asked what he has enjoyed most about being a Lion, 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.)

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.
Rest in peace, Lion Bruce.
Thank you for your service and commitment to the community of Juneau and Southeast.  

We Serve!

1 comment:

  1. Great Picture of Lion Reena and Lion Bruce. Lion Hari Dev