Perry Lions hear reports, welcome visitors, mourn losses

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Perry Lions Club member Lou Hoger, right, welcomed Tim and Lisa Randell, left, members of the Panora Lions Club, and Tim Farmer, manager of the Perry office of the Trey Sucher law firm. Photo courtesy Perry Lions Club Secretary Ray Harden

Sixteen Perry Lions Club members were on hand Nov. 23 to hear a presentation from Tim Randell, zone chairman for the Lions Club district, and his wife, Lisa Randell. The Randells are members of the Panora Lions Club.

Tim Randell said he joined the Panora Lions in May 2015 and was first made secretary and then appointed as zone chairman on month later. He said the goal of the 9SW District is to increase membership by establishing one new Lions Club and one new Leo Club in a local high school.

Randell said the state Lions Clubs are “going on line” with a Facebook page and using the state’s Lions Club website to get information out about club activities.

The Perry Lions were also introduced to Tim Farmer of the new Perry law firm of Trey Sucher, which specializes in immigration law.

Farmer said he grew up in Seattle, Wash., and received a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa. He described his experiences as a Mormon missionary for two years in Argentina, where he developed his Spanish language skills.

Farmer said one of his first jobs was at a Cargill meatpacking plant in Illinois, a factory similar to the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Perry. There he learned about the problems facing foreign workers in the U.S., he said.

The Trey Sucher law firm works with people seeking political asylum, applying for citizenship or pursuing work permits or Green Cards. The firm also handles general legal problems. Their office is located at 1113 Second St. in downtown Perry.

An addendum to the Perry club’s monthly report noted the death of Dick Ehlers, a member of the Perry Lions Club since 1997, who was “active in all of the club activities,” the report said. “He will be missed.”

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