Lions District 1A Governor Austin D’Sousa installed Bill Scanlon as Riverside Township Lions Club president during the club’s annual installation dinner in June. Scanlon succeeds Dennis Sadilek who served two terms.
D’Sousa also installed Jon Jansky as first vice president, Dale Heilenbach as second vice president, Shirley Misare as third vice president, Al Rossel as treasurer and Chuck Courtney as secretary.
Also installed were Joe Petrzilka and Olga Sylvester, tail twisters; Mike Wimmer and Aldo Cardelli, assistant tail twisters; Ray Jirsa, Ron Bolda and John O’Brien, lion tamers; Paul Fousek, Schofield Gross and Wimmer, assistant lion tamers; the Rev. Mark Barger Elliott, Bill Jansky and Jerry Kosik, chaplains; and Sadilek, Bob Johnson and Gross, greeters.
Elected to one-year terms on the Board of Directors were Roland Ceragioli, Ralph Choutka, Robert J. Lifka, Paul Martin, Frank Mazanec, Adam Yurkiw, Pat Calby, Darek Zajac, Wojciech Putz and Wimmer. Elected to two-year terms on the board were Hugo Chott, James Dvorak, Bob Gruber, Dolly Gustafson, Pat Michaels, Don Nugent, Norbert Kretz and Cardelli.
Alan T. Ashby and Jansky are the club historians, and Yurkiw is the club photographer.
Also recognized for at least 25 years of service were Gross,39 years; Jansky, 37; Petrzilka, 36, Walter Pierce, 33; John Lewe, 31; Pervez Rasul and Charles Winkler, 28; and John Toman and Les MacDonald, 25.
Others recognized were Bill Graf, 21 years; Jirsa, 20; Paul Martin and Mazanec, 19; Sadilek, 18; Don Snyder, 17; Dan DeLeonardis, 16; Lew Heine, 15; Brian Brennan, James Dvorak, Cyril Friend, Dave Newman, Gruber and Nugent, 13; Ceragioli and Chott, 12; Emil Denemark, 11; and Don MacDowell and Bernarr Wixon, 10.
The Riverside Township Lions Club was founded in 1948 and meets monthly. Involved in civic activities in Riverside and North Riverside, the club also provides annual financial support to charities and community organizations.
Danielle San: Brookfield resident Danielle Wink recently earned the rank of second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. The 13-year-old eighth-grader at Park Junior High student trains at Phoenix Academy in Brookfield. The second degree ranking is the highest possible for her age level.
On stage: When “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center on the campus of Morton College in Cicero on Aug. 12, the show will have distinct local flavor. The show features Riverside resident Leila Crestani in the role of Chava, and is being directed by Riverside resident Dante Orfei. In addition, the show’s musical director is Joey Lugay of Brookfield and the scenic director is Michael Nedza of Riverside.
The Broadway hit show, which was turned into an Academy Award-winning film, runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. from Aug. 12 through Aug. 27 There will also be a Sunday matinee on Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling the JPAC box office at 656-3948. The center is located at 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero.
Welcome to our world: Brookfield residents Ben and Jenny Trekles have announced the birth of their daughter, Lily, who was born on July 27 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital. A redhead, the baby girl weighed 8 pounds and was 22 inches at birth.
Spin cycle: Five Riverside baton twirlers attended the Fred J. Miller Clinics for Performing Groups and Valparaiso (Ind.) University in late June. Clarissa Shaw, Annie Childers, Lindsey Stirek, Claire Childers and Camilla Shaw attended the Majorette and Feature Twirler clinics, where they received eight to 10 hours of intense instruction each day from university marching band twirlers.
Stirek is a twirler at Riverside-Brookfield High School. The Shaws and Childerses are all members of Team Twirling Stars at Peggy Rose Academy of Dance and Baton in Berwyn.
On Campus: Kim Bobowski, of Riverside, earned a Master of Arts degree in sociology this past spring from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
• At the Marquette University Honors Convocation and Reception for the College of Engineering earlier this summer, Riverside resident Christopher Potokar received a Top Scholar in Curriculum Award for mechanical engineering. The awards were given to students with senior standing who graduated in 2005 with the two highest grade-point averages in each curriculum.
n Riverside resident Matthew Holly graduated in May from Dominican University in River Forest. Holly received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.