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River Falls Lions Club International members, from left: Mel Germanson; Tom Carroll, current president; Larry Testa, Byron Dopkins and Alan Stewart, get ready to celebrate the River Falls Lions Club's 75th anniversary. Jillian Dexheimer photo

River Falls Lions Club prepares for their anniversary party

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With their yellow vests and numerous tradable pins, the River Falls Lions Club will mark 2012 with a 75th anniversary celebration to acknowledge the club's beginning.


On November 22, 1937, Lions Club International was started in River Falls with 27 founding members. The club's original charter stated that C. Behlmer Carisch was the president at the time.

Since that time the club has grown to about 64 members, which includes men and women of all ages, over the age of 18.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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