Britten emphasizes healthy Texas for Lions

Courtesy Photos—  Wellington Lions Sweetheart Dani Ponder, Rex Henard and Janie Thomas welcome Brad Britten, health physicist/emergency planner at Texas Department of State Health Services in Childress, to the Sept. 21 meeting.

Lion Paul Schaub leads in singing “Happy Birthday” to Lions Gene Pena, Nita Day, Fraya Hammons and guest Shane Logan at a recent meeting. Birthdays range all the way from 40th to 80th.

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—

WELLINGTON — An experienced emergency responder, Brad Britten emphasized ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to promote a healthy Texas for the Wellington Lions Club.

Britten, with the Texas Department of State Heath Services, spoke during the Sept. 21 meeting at the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church. Britten discussed Wellington’s current low case numbers of COVID-19 and gave an overview of the viral and antibody test options.

An appropriate program in pandemic times, Britten mentioned the meat packing industry, migrant population and language barriers.

In other Lions’ business, Boss Lion Rex Henard welcomed guests Shane and Elizabeth Logan and Britten and new Lions members, Larrie and Lyndy Forrester Black.

Lion Larrie Black led the U.S. pledge and Lion Fraya Hammons led the Texas pledge. Lion Jeff Pastor offered the invocation. Geney Gulley served the evening meal.

Lion Nancy Harris presented the minutes of the Sept. 7 Labor Day meeting. Lion Neal Odom gave the financial report. The Fiesta Pile-On fundraiser set for Nov. 6 has been cancelled. Discussion took place concerning another drive-thru event.

Other Lions present included Nita Day, Amy Henard, Shirley Henard, Angie McDanel, Melanie McLain, Cynthia Shrubs Patterson, Gene and Noemi Pena, Linda Powell, Paul and Harriett Schaub, Rudie and Karen Tate, Jeff and Janie Thomas and Margret Wood.

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