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Hinesville Lions induct new members
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Front row, l-r: Lily Baker, Kelsey Allmond, Connie Souligny, Leslie Devaney. Back, l-r: Jeff Allmond, Doug Souligny and Gerald Leland. - photo by Photo provided.
The Hinesville Lions Club inducted three new members, including the first student member under the new Lions Clubs International Student Member Program on Aug. 6.
Inducted were: Kelsey Allmond, the first student member, Connie Souligny and Leslie Devaney.
Lily Baker, Liberty County Board of Education chairwoman, served as guest speaker and pinned the Lions member pin on Allmond.
The LCI Student Member Program allows college students between the ages of 18 and 28 to be members of a Lions Club while attending college.
The program has a special dues schedule to encourage college students to engage in community service while in school.
Allmond received the 2006 W. A. Gassaway Scholarship presented by the Hinesville Lions Club. She is a graduate of Bradwell Institute and is enrolled at Georgia Southern University.
Allmond is a third generation Lion. She was sponsored by her father, Jeff, of the Hinesville Lions Club.
Souligney was sponsored by her husband, Doug, the club's first vice president.  
Devaney, a math teacher at Lewis-Frasier Middle School, was sponsored by Gerald Leland, District 18-B Zone chairman.
Baker explained why five schools in Liberty County did not make AYP and the remediation under way to overcome the problems encountered. She also commented on the first day of school with emphasis on grades K-8 and school uniforms. She was accompanied by Mary Alexander who also spoke about the school system.  
The club’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Western Sizzlin.’
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