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June 15, 2022, Jack Wagner takes over as President of Thalia Lions from Nancy Nelson.......................................................... First two things - (1) Select READ MORE bottom right and (2) THALIA LIONS CLUB at page top............................................. You may continue with this website, or go to Lions of Virginia District 24-I http://https://lionsdistrict24i.org/ .................................................... For the first time through it is recommended you read this Home Page, a description of how to maneuver through this website. Continue scrolling down or to read this article, select READ MORE . After reading this first article you must go back to the top of the page & click on THALIA LIONS CLUB ............... and again scroll down stopping at any article and select READ MORE . After reading the article, you must go back to the top of the website and select THALIA LIONS CLUB ...and scroll down agai

History

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HISTORY The Thalia Lions Club was chartered on April 20 1966, and since then we have served the Virginia Beach Community continuously helping people with loss of sight and hearing and with diabetes.   But that’s not all. Our club’s history is rich in community projects.   I’ll start with Lion Eli Chertoff, our sixteenth 1981 president who passed away in 2010 at the age of 96.   As a son of Russian immigrants Lion Eli set up our scholarship account which has grown to over $50,000 and is now used for Princess Anne High School and Adult Learning Center scholarships. Our club has been packed with notable Lions and a wealth of service projects. No one represented these folks more than Lion Dallas Divelbiss. Door-to-door broom sales started out of Lion Dallas’ garage, followed by a picnic at his home. Then there’s Lion Ed DeLong serving Thalia Lions for 23 years. For dozens of years Lion Ed handed out scholarships for a selected Adult Learning Center student going to

Meetings 2022-2023

Nov 16, 2022 Regular Meeting Wed. 6 pm Join Zoom Meeting Welcome and Call to Order: Lion President Jack Wagner 6:30 pm Patriotic Song: Lion Rhonda Skaggs Pledge of Allegiance – Lion Susan Sumnick Invocation: Lion Nancy Nelson Recess for Dinner: 6:45 Introduction of Guests: Nancy Nelson introduced Soha Elliathy from Operation Smile. Soha is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships with Operation Smile. Her journey in the humanitarian sector started 22 years ago, when after studying engineering, she realized that she preferred solving human problems over machine problems! Soha started out in the humanitarian sector working with Somali asylum seekers in Cairo, Egypt and ended up as a strategic partnerships leader in Connecticut, USA. Throughout her career journey, she worked in multiple roles, from assistance delivery and program management to communications and fundraising. She worked with UN agencies, human rights organizations, International NGOs and even worked for a