Lion Club Speech Contest

posted Oct 6, 2011, 12:20 AM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:44 AM ]

San Miguel Lions Club contest
Speech contestants are pictured with the judging panel - photo courtesy of Mike Sanders
The San Miguel Lions held their annual Student Debate/Speech Contest on February 18th. Students gave their speech before a panel of judges on the assigned theme, "Universal Health Care - How Will It Affect Us?" Judges were Douglas Moore, DDS and teachers, Eileen Rogers, and Tom and Susan Apkarian.
Anthony Kalvans won the speech contest for a prize of $75. Navil Ayon and Marci Santos each were awarded $50. Anthony is a Junior at Paso Robles High School. He will compete at the Zone Speaker's Contest in Templeton on March 4th. 
Guest were treated to an excellent meal prior to the speeches. -submitted by Lynne Schmitz

San Miguel Firefighter
of the Year

Firefighter of the year
Ken Smith is flanked by Dale Hamblin and Firechief Snow -photo courtesy of Paso Robles Press
The San Miguel Community Services District [CSD] Board of Directors recently adopted resolutions honoring two of the community's volunteer firefighters.
The resolutions, adopted during the board's regular meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 28, honored San Miguel Fire Apparatus Engineer Kenneth Smith as firefighter of the year for 2009 and volunteer firefighter Gilbert Celedon for meritorious action while off duty at a traffic collision encountered while he was going to work.
Firefighter award
Gilbert Celedon holds his award between Dale Hamblin and Firechief Snow -photo courtesy of Paso Robles Press
According to a media release, Celedon took quick action by crawling into a vehicle and established an airway on a trapped victim and continued to provide aid until the arrival of paramedics and other firefighters. The Board also welcomed three new volunteer firefighters to the District and the Fire Department. - Paso Robles Press Staff report

Lions Fish Fry

San Miguel Lions Club cooks in the kitchen
San Miguel Lions Club cooks in the kitchen
San Miguel Lions are frying up their fish dinners for the 7 weeks of Lent starting February 19th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. The generous portions of tender cod come with fries, coleslaw, ice cream and a drink for $10 each, dine in or take out. Follow the signs in town to the San Miguel Community Center next to the Library on 13th and alleyway between K and L streets.
Proceeds benefit the many programs of the Lions Club founded in 1949: Community FREE swimming, Old Timers BBQ, NRA Hunter Safety, The Great AGventure Day, White Cane Days, FREE Red Cross Swimming Lessons, student eye screening, Project Lifesaver transmitter bracelets, and much more!