Congratulations to “The Marietta Lions Club” for 75 years of service, 1942 – 2017. This event was held in a fun filled mixer environment with music, dancing, laughter and even a menu our diabetes chairs were proud to promote. With attendance from all across the state, Lions joined the 18-L District Governor Team, PID Kembra Smith and numerous District PDG’s in celebrating their anniversary.
Marietta Lions Club President Pam Williams and Master of Ceremonies Lion John Reida guided us through an exciting evening of significant historical and community moments, special recognitions of past members, LCI videos, remarks from PID Kimbra Smith mixed with wonderful food and entertainment by Doug Cameron.
The Marietta Lions Club was first organized in July 1942, sponsored by Little Five Points Lions Club, and officially chartered in September 1942. Its first official Club event was a fish fry in August 1942. Many wonderful service hours have taken place over the past 75 years.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, a Past Council Chair, and his wife Rosalynn sent a letter of congratulations and well wishes to the Marietta Lions Club. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners also issued a formal Proclamation honoring their 75 years of service to the Cobb County community.