Smith, a retired computer technician with the Tracy Unified School District, and his corps of officers were installed Saturday, June 12, at Windmill Ridge Winery on Linne Road. Smith succeeds Rick Hanson as president.
Serving with him are Walter Gouveia, first vice president; Don Bisbee, second vice president; Jack Wood, third vice president; Gene Birk, recording secretary; Tom Hawkins, treasurer; Mike Petrucelli, membership secretary; Mickey McGuire, bulletin editor; Wes Huffman, tail twister; and Ray McDonald and Rick Hanson, Lion tamers.
The 85-member club — the largest weekly gathering of the city’s service organizations — will continue to be active by serving pancake breakfasts at the Fourth of July and for fundraisers benefiting other nonprofits.
The club operates snack stands at high school football games to benefit high school athletic programs, sponsors a girls high school basketball tournament, conducts an annual youth exchange program with Japan and is a supporter of Tracy Interfaith Ministries and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
A new area of service that will be inaugurated this year is providing Medic Alert bracelets and memberships to Tracy students with health issues.
Tracy Breakfast Lions, who are celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary this year, meet each Thursday morning at Hometown Buffet in the West Valley Mall.