Lions District 1-A Governor Ernie Lapid (center) with Alex Gallegos, outgoing president, and JoAnne Kosey, incoming president. | Provided

JoAnne Kosey was sworn in at president of the Riverside Township Lions Club by District 1A Governor Ernie Lapid at the club’s annual installation dinner June 13 at the Scottish Home in North Riverside.

 Kosey, a longtime columnist for the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, succeeds Alex Gallegos, who has served two terms as president.

Other new officers are Joe Dvorak IV, first vice president, and Dave Moravecek, treasurer. Secretary Chuck Courtney, Second Vice President Adam Yurkiw and Third Vice President Robert J. Lifka will remain in their positions.

Others installed were Jack Wiaduck, Robin Mooney and Olga Sylvester, tail twisters; and Yurkiw and Jon Jansky, Lion tamers; and Wiaduck, chaplain.

Elected to one-year terms on the board of directors were Mary Rob Clark, Frank Gangware and Mooney. Elected to two-year terms were Phil Polanski, Joe Kosey, Dr. Jay Van Cura, Tom Sisulak and Diane Ceragioli.

 Permanent directors are Llewellyn Heine, Jerry Kosik, Donald McDowell, Walter Pierce, Bill Scanlon, Jansky, Wiaduck, Sylvester, Dvorak and Gallegos.

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.

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