BY JOE NELSON
For the UAS Whalesong
On April 5, 2016, Juneau Lions Club President Ted Burke and 1st Vice President Edward Hotch presented Whalesong Editor Daniel Piscoya and Whalesong Advertising Manager Holly Fisher with Certificates of Appreciation for their help in producing the Official Program for the Seventieth Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.
The Lions Club is a volunteer organization that lives by the simple motto “We Serve”. Every year, the funds raised by the tournament go back into the community in the form of scholarships and numerous donations to non-profit organizations and charitable efforts. In this case, the Juneau Lions Club also donated $2,000 to the Whalesong in recognition of Daniel and Holly’s effort to put together the 40 page Gold Medal Program.
As Lion, I too, would like to offer my thanks to Daniel, Holly and the Whalesong staff for accepting the opportunity to assist the Lions Club on this project. It takes an incredible amount of volunteer hours to pull off the week long basketball tournament. It also takes a fair amount of discipline and dedication for fulltime, working students to fold in a large project like this into their schedules.
As the current Whalesong Advisor, I would like to thank the Juneau Lions Club for their service and for the donation back to our student newspaper.
If you enjoy making a difference, consider joining a Lions Club near you. If you have a group of like-minded friends, consider starting a Lions Club Chapter on campus.