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Former Lions Club Zone Chairman Scott Williams installed new officers for Walla Walla Valley Lioness Club at a dinner meeting in Meriam House recently.
Frances Roth is in her second year as president, assisted by Neva Gould as vice president. Veva Hepler is again secretary after a hiatus of several years and Shareen Knowles will fill the treasurer's position. Sandi Conley and Ginger Burnett will share the job of Tail Twister. Phyllis Whidden was voted Lioness of the Year.
Karen Ruiz was selected as this year's scholarship recipient. She was chosen from nine wonderfully qualified applicants, Veva reported. Karen is National Honor Society member and holds a 3.78 GPA. Active in her church, she sings in its choir and teaches Sunday School. She plans to enroll in the nursing program at Walla Walla Community College.
Lioness Club members honored Karen at the annual picnic in Fort Walla Walla Park, where she accompanied by parents Alfredo and Hortensia Ruiz, sister Joslyne Ruiz and friend Zenia Zambrano.
The group's annual White Cane Day collection effort brought in more than $450, which was considered a success in today's economy.
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