The April 5 meeting of the Ashland Evening Lions Club was called to order by Lion President Paul Goard. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Lion President Paul Goard. Lion Walt Gilmore gave the Invocation followed by the singing of the first verse of "America" and recognition of April birthdays and anniversaries. The Club song "Every Week" was sang by everyone.

Angela Woodward, executive director, Ashland County Cancer Association (ACCA) was the guest speaker at the meeting. The ACCA is not affiliated with the American Cancer Society. In 2017, ACCA financially assisted 263 Ashland County residents with a total of $90,028. This money was given for mileage along with cancer-related medication, co-pay and medical reimbursements. One in eight women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime. If you are uninsured and need a mammogram, call ACCA at 419-281-1863 for assistance at no cost to you. Breast and lung cancer care are the most assisted by ACCA.

Lion Denny Hiner was presented a 45-year Monarch Chevron Award. PCC/PDG Lion Woody Conrad was presented a Lions International Centennial Membership Award for recruiting a new member.

The new officers for 2018-19 are: President, Lion Ed Krakora; 1st VP, Lion Ann Miller; 2nd VP, PCC/PDG Lion Woody Conrad; 3rd VP, Lion Seth Gasche; Secretary, PDG Lion Myron Armstutz; Asst. Secretary, vacant; Treasurer, Lion Kim Mercer; Asst. Treasurer, Lion Nancy Meyers; Tail Twister, Lion Dean Leiendecker; Asst. Tail Twister, Lion Bob Carver; Lion Tamer, Lion Ron Hofer; Asst. Lion Tamer, vacant; Membership Chair, Lion Glen McClure; 1st Vice Chair, Lion Janet Rufener; 2nd Vice Chair, vacant; 1-yr. Directors, Lions Clarence and Pat Hofer, Don Price; 2-yr. Directors, Lions Carolyn Purdy, IPP Bill Snyder and Tim Kershner; Public Relations, Lion Carol Dickson.

Upcoming events:

 April 12 Board Meeting

 April 12-15 District OH-2 Convention

 April 19 Lions and Daughters Meeting

 May 3 Regular Meeting

 May 5 Leadership School — Trinity Lutheran Church

Benediction was given by 3rd VP Lion Ann Miller.