On Saturday, March 25th, the Venice-Marina Lions Club and Lions Clubs International, District 4 L-3 honored Lance Lipscomb as its 2005-2006 Citizen of the Year.

The Lions motto is “We Serve” and every year Lions honor a member within their community who exemplifies this motto.

As a tribute to his former partner Jim Bunch, who passed away in 2000, Lipscomb founded and has administered the Jim Bunch Memorial Fund.

This fund has helped support many charities, including the Westchester Rotary Teacher Mini-Grant program, the Airport Marina Counseling Service and the Westchester Family YMCA.

Lance has also been very active in serving food and making sure “Sleepy Bear” gets to the Ronald McDonald House frequently.

He even championed the drive that put electronic locks and televisions in every room in the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.

He basically adopted 98th Street School on his own, holding a family fun day and working closely with teachers, parents and students to fulfill their wish lists.

In 2000, he spearheaded the dedication of the school’s library in Jim Bunch’s name, making sure that the children of the school had a suitable place to learn and new books to read.

Active in both Rotary and Kiwanis, he has left his stamp on both clubs.

Lipscomb has been recognized as a Friend of Education, a Chamber Member of the Year and the 2004 recipient of the Fritz B. Burns Outstanding Community Service and Leadership Award.

He is also a supporter of Rose Vista, the LAPD Pacific Division Boosters and the R.M. Pyles Boys Camp, as well as president of the Airport Marina Counseling Service Board.

MENTAL HEALTH GUILD MEETING — On Wednesday, April 19th, the Westchester Mental Health Guild will hold its annual meeting at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St., at Sepulveda Boulevard, in Westchester.

The business meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. with the featured speaker Dr. Carol Tavris scheduled at 10:30 a.m. The talk is scheduled to be about 30 minutes, with Q & A following.

Tavris will speak on the subject of her landmark book Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion.

The pop-psych advice business often tells people it’s good to “let it out” when you’re angry, but what happens when you do?

What happens if the person you let it out on gets angry back at you? When is it unhealthy to suppress your feelings, and when is it just plain good manners to do so?

This talk will debunk some of the many myths about anger and offer some suggestions on what we all might do when we areÝmad and can’t take any more.

Tavris earned her doctorate in social psychology at the University of Michigan, and her career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer has been devoted to educating the public about the importance of psychological science.

The public is welcome to attend this free event.

Westchester Mental Health Guild is the principal supporter of Airport Marina Counseling Service, now in its 45th year of offering quality mental health care to the community.

To make reservations, contact the Guilded Cage at (310) 641-7850 by Wednesday, April 12th.

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