Tollesboro Lions Club. Serving our Community Since 1954.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB
Located at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds and Community Park, KY 10, KY 9 ("AA" Hwy), and the Lions Club Road, Tollesboro, Lewis County, Kentucky.
"CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE"
Obverse and Reverse of a Bronze Commemorative Medallion commissioned, designed and provided by the 50th (2004) Lions Club President and given to each club member attending the meeting and dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the chartering of the Tollesboro Lions Club, April 30, 2004.
THE TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB IS CLUB # 14129, LOCATED IN MULTIPLE DISTRICT 43-Y, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
2021 - 2023 OFFICERS (Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 as
The 2021-2022 officers were re-elected to serve an additional terms) are as follows:
President: Craig A. Stanfield
First Vice President: Clinton Applegate
Second Vice President: Lee Thomas
Third Vice President: Jim Meadows
Secretary: Phillip Cropper
Treasurer: Steve Pedersen
Membership Chairperson: Clinton Applegate
LCIF Coordinator: Steve Pedersen
Service Chairperson: Steven Pedersen
Marketing Communications Chairperson: Craig A. Stanfield
2 Yr. Directors: Paul Hampton and Mike Setters
1 Yr. Directors: Denny Hornback and Daymond Thomas
Tail Twister: Charlie Kendall
Lion Tamer: David Hampton
Immediate Past President: Steve Pedersen
Club Administrator: Darrell Dixon
NOTE: Clinton Applegate is Lions Club District 43-Y Zone Chairman.
Steven Pedersen is Vice District Governor.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB 2022 OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
(NOTE: YES, SOMEWHAT OUTDATED, BUT IS ONLY PROVIDED TO PROVIDE DATES OF MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICIAL MEMBER NUMBERS AS NEEDED).
(alphabetically listed as of 5/26/2022 as per official records of Lions Clubs International)
The Tollesboro Lions Club has 7 members who have maintained a minimum of 25 years of continuous membership/ service in the Tollesboro Lions Club, 2 of which have maintained continuous membership for 50 years or more! Current members who have maintained membership in the Tollesboro Lions Club for 50 Consecutive Years or More have their names listed in "red". Current members whose names are listed in "blue" have maintained membership in the Tollesboro Lions Club for 25 Consecutive Years or more (but less than 50 years). NOTE: It should be noted that the Club was blessed to have had 2 Charter Members who maintained membership for 50 years or more, maintaining membership from the club's organization until their respective passings, Julian "Elmo" Gillespie who served for 50 years (passing in 2004) and Samuel "Mack" Wright who served for 61 years (passing in 2015)!
Member 2018-2019 Office (If applicable) Official Member Number Date Joined Club
Clinton Keith Applegate 1st Vice President, 2021-2022 Zone Chairman/Membership Chair 164556 10/1/1990
Trevor Applegate 5792096 2/2/2022
Bobby Clark 4948540 6/29/2018
Terry Conn 4042125 8/1/2014
Mark Conrad 3282604 10/1/2010
Philip Cropper 2022-2023 Club Secretary 164558 6/1/1997
Ritchie Cunningham 3011086 4/1/2009
Darrell Dixon 2022-2023 Club Administrator 164559 8/1/2013
Mike Ginn 5855177 5/11/2022
David L. Hampton 2 Year Director 3336096 1/1/2011
Paul Hampton 164561 1/1/1999
James Edward Harris 164563 4/1/1987
Tanner Hord 3779006 4/1/2013
Denny Hornback 1 Year Director 3449794 8/1/2011
Jeff Huff 4468311 7/1/2016
John Huff 4652408 4/1/2017
Charles Kendall 169919 8/1/2001
William Lawrence 3992555 6/1/2014
Donald McCann DECEASED AND MISSED; not a Charter Member but 50+ Years Service 169921 10/1/1959
Terrell McCall 3992556 6/1/2014
Gerald Meadows 3636747 8/1/2012
Jim Meadows 2022-2023 3rd Vice President 2501192 4/1/2006
T. J. Palmer 5055880 9/3/2018
Steven G. Pedersen 2022-2023 Club Treasurer/1st Vice District Governor, Service Chairman, LCIF Coordinator 169924 10/1/1996
John Redmond 5824940 3/22/2022
Mike Setters 2 Year Director 5253338 9/2/2019
Timothy Shoemaker 5120377 2/1/2019
Bradley Shultz 4042126 8/1/2014
Craig Alan Stanfield 2022-2023 Club President, Immediate Past Pres./Marketing Communications Chair 169927 10/1/1990
Daymond R Thomas 1 Year Director 3701306 11/1/2012
Lee Thomas 2022-2023 Second Vice President 4042114 9/1/2014
Larry Tucker 169929 10/1/1967
Anthony Wellman 3140159 1/1/2010
The TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB CHARTER CEREMONY was held April 30, 1954, with 20 members. The CHARTER MEMBERS of the club are listed following (in the order in which their names appeared on the Official Charter):
Charles M. Hughes (the First President of the Tollesboro Lions Club)
Chelsea A. Merritt
Ermen L. Boyd
Scott S. Corns
Newell E. Rudder
W. B. "Buddy" Grant
Martin L. Voiers
Samuel M. "Mack" Wright
Charles A. Bane
Julian E. "Elmo" Gillespie
Harry L. Applegate
Orville S. Highfield
On April 30, 2004, the Tollesboro Lions Club celebrated it's 50th Anniversary. Two charter members survived and maintained their membership in the club for 50 years, Samuel M. "Mack" Wright and Julian E. "Elmo" Gillespie (however only one charter member made it to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, as Elmo Gillesie died Feb. 23, 2004, just weeks prior to the celebration of the club's 50th Anniversary Celebration; however he did serve the Tollesboro Lions Club for a full 50 years as was involved in the Club's organization. Recently discovered documents indicate that the first organizational meeting was held in December, 1953, several months prior to the Club's Official Charter Signing).
Samuel M. "Mack" Wright passed away February, 20, 2015 (3 days shy of 11 years after the death of fellow Charter Member Julian "Elmo" Gillespie), having been a member of the club for 61 years.