By William Tauro
A good cause was celebrated last Thursday night as former mayor and recently retired South Middlesex County Register of Deeds Gene Brune and members of the Somerville Lions Club honored 85-year-old Murray Kusmin, the sole surviving charter member of Milford Lions. For the past 60 years he has been a member, beginning the quest to help find the cure for blindness. The historic evening was made even more memorable and an extra honor to Kusmin when his grandson, David Kusmin, was installed as a Lion that same night. This makes him a third generation family Lion member. Kusmin’s son Steven, David’s dad, is also a Lion.
The event was well attended by Murray’s family and friends, as well as by members of Somerville, Westwood, Cambridge and Milford Lions Clubs. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Their 1.35 million members, who perform community service in 206 countries and geographic areas, are different in many ways, but share a core belief: that the “community is what we make it.”