The Sag Harbor Lions Club held its annual meeting on June 22 at the American Hotel. Newly elected officers, including the new president, Steve Espach, were sworn in by Manny Vidal Jr., a Lions district governor. Ernest Schade, the outgoing president, will officially pass the gavel to Mr. Espach tomorrow.
Gabe Schiavoni was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for his 52 years of service to the club, and Mr. Schade received a plaque in recognition of his tenure as president. In another highlight of the evening, members and guests spontaneously broke into “God Bless America” upon learning that Julian Ramirez, one of the newer club members, had become a United States citizen earlier in the day.
The next club meeting, set for July 27, will honor scholarship-award winners and their parents.