History

Lionism happened in Mount Carmel on May 1, 1944.

The election of the first officers was held in the Marble Hall Hotel with M. R. (Mike) Bodnar elected as our first Lion President.  The 38 member club was chartered in Masonic Hall by Lions District Governor Fuhrman F. Bailey on June 22, 1944, with dignitaries from Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven, Milton, Mahanoy City, Kulpmont and other Lions Clubs assisting.  The Kulpmont Lions Club was our sponsoring club.    

Over the years, the Mount Carmel Lions Club has met in various locations:

 

Past Presidents

1944-1945 M.R. Bodnar*
1945-1946 Robert Gibson* 
1946-1947 Elmer Albertini*
1947-1948 Dr. Paul Schneider* 
1948-1949 Chester Schneider* 
1949-1950 Leo W. Schu*
1950-1951 John Lapinski*
1951-1952 Ralph Menapace*
1952-1953 John Fracalossi*
1953-1954 Enoch Kornaski*
1954-1955 Edward Brosius*
1955-1956 Edwin Witkoski*
1956-1957 Clem Patrick*
1957-1958 Norman Hect*
1958-1959 Al Shulski*
1959-1960 Anthony V. Miscavige*
1960-1961 W. John Singer*
1961-1962 Karl L. Schu*
1962-1963 Alex Kozlowski*
1963-1964 William Lippman*
1964-1965 Max Sparber*
1965-1966 Edwin Weisbond*
1966-1967 Martin Solomon*
1967-1968 Frank Miller*
1968-1969 Donald Miller*
1969-1970 John Kersten*
1970-1971 John Kaminski*
1971-1972 Ted Matlow
1972-1973 Gerald Malinowski*
1973-1974 Lewis Stibitz*
1974-1975 Joseph Kozlowski*
1975-1976 John Shields*
1976-1977 Robert Harring*
1977-1978 Rodger McFall*

 

1978-1979 Deno Langis
1979-1980 John Kondisko
1980-1981 Thomas J. Kondisko
1981-1982 Perino Bevivino*
1982-1983 Albert Green
1983-1984 Donald Hildenbrand
1984-1985 J. Kevin Jones
1985-1986 Francis Filardo
1986-1987 Dennis Stone
1987-1988 Robert Marinelli*
1988-1989 Bryant Ferrence
1989-1990 Ray W. Rothermel
1990-1991 Jeff Kanezo
1991-1992 Joseph McDonnell
1992-1993 Frank Alba
1993-1995 J. Kevin Jones
1995-1996 Jim Hogan
1996-1997 Michael Rovito
1997-1999 David Shulski
1999-2000 Christopher Kanezo
2000-2002 Hugh A. Jones
2002-2004 Warren Altomare
2004-2005 Anthony Candelora
2005-2006 Tim Gundlach
2006-2008 Kevin Moncavage
2008-2010 Frank Zaleski
2010-2011 Michael Romance*
2011-2012 Mike Shannon
2012-2013 Bob Lapinski
2013-2014 David Berezovske
2014-2015 Jeff Kanezo
2015-2016 Kerri Kondisko
2016-2017 J. Kevin Jones


*Deceased