LONDONDERRY — A local club known for its many years of civic missions and community support will be making history as it installs its first female president.

The Londonderry Lions Club will install Elizabeth Ferreira as its president for the 2019-2020 year.

The installation ceremony is Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Club hall at 256 Mammoth Road.

Ferreira has been an active member of the club for five years.

In addition to Ferreira, Gary Smith was elected to serve as Lions club secretary and Brian McCurley will be first vice president.

The Londonderry Lions Club was chartered in 1970 and since then members have worked on a variety of community projects including the annual Christmas tree sale, Thanksgiving baskets, and donating hearing aids and providing eye screenings for children in the community.

The Lions have alos provided more than $182,000 in high school student scholarships over the past 25 years.

The club currently has 31 members and meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Lions hall. Lions Club International is the world’s largest service organization with more than 1.3 million members in 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions have also aided the blind and visually impaired and has made a strong commitment to serving communities.

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