O’Donnells exemplify giving to community

On behalf of Everett Central Lions Club I am writing to thank the many friends of Jack and Larry O’Donnell

who were in attendance to see the O’Donnells receive the Lions Medals of Merit. The medals were presented for outstanding community service during a special evening for Jack and Larry at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena.

According to Linda Beecher, the Everett Central Lions Club president, Jack and Larry represent the true spirit of the Medal of Merit: “They have raised their families and managed their careers with moral integrity, and, vitally important, they have given back unselfishly to the community.”

Jack and Larry exemplify the Lions motto, “We Serve.”

Together and separately, they have been involved with the County Museum, Everett Historical Commission, Everett Public Library, historic preservation, advancement of local education, neighborhood associations, service groups, Scouting, promotion and fund raising for worthwhile local causes and groups.

Past recipients of the Lions Medal of Merit award are Bob and Margaret Bavasi, Helen Jackson, Bernie Webber, John and Idamae Schack, Ed Hansen, Larry Hanson, Frank McCord, Ed and Betty Morrow, Dr. Tony Roon, Dottie Piasecki, Dwayne and Rosemary Lane and Buzz and Carol Rodland.

Proceeds from the evening are being donated in Jack’s and Larry’s names to benefit Historic Everett and the Everett Historical Museum, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the Malaria Net Program and Everett Central Lions Club’s local free Sight and Hearing Projects.

Art Ruben

Everett Central Lions Club