The Harker Heights Lions Club announced its slate of officers for 2014-2015 at their regular noon meeting Wednesday and received appreciation from Communities in Schools for their contribution to a needy child.

The list of officers includes: Susan Goodwill, immediate past president; Andrea Womack, president; Jack Collier, vice president; Susan Goodwill, secretary; Jeff Buss, treasurer; Mike Ford, lion tamer; Glenn Gallenstein, tail twister, Mike Ford, director; Nancy Romfh, director; Lety Ford, membership director and Horace Holden, chaplain.

The group will officially be sworn in at a later date.

Deborah McKelvey, representing Communities in Schools at Audie Murphy Middle School, thanked the club for its sponsorship of a child at Christmas.

McKelvey said she visits with a number of local organizations and offers a partnership with CIS in providing gifts for children.

“CIS visits with children and asks them to make a wish list of items they would like under the Christmas tree,” she said. “The organizations are given the freedom to choose how many items from the lists they would like to donate.”

The student adopted by the Heights Lions Club had a wish list of eight items.

“The membership approved providing all eight items requested by the child,” McKelvey said.

The Lions Club District Convention will be today through Sunday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen.

About 150 are expected to attend from 15 area counties and 54 clubs.

Club member Lexie Tooke said she is especially excited about the convention because she will move from her district leadership position of second vice district governor to first vice district governor.

All club members who are convention delegates will be voting this weekend to choose district representatives. “I’m hoping to win,” said Tooke, adding that if she win, it would enable her to take the next steps to become district governor.

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