REPRESENTATIVES FROM the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, were the guest speakers for the first meeting of 2012 for the Cleveland Lions Club. Capt. Diane Vander Veen and Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Dakota Thompson shared the podium as guests of Lion President Charles Thacker. Chartered on Dec. 1, 1941, the Civil Air Patrol has 16,000 volunteers — 1,000 in Tennessee. Vander Veen said the Civil Air Patrol was the first to take aerial photos of the Twin Towers attacks for the government. The C.A.P. also did a flyover photo of the B P oil spill for the government. Thompson talked of the future for youth ages 13 to 18 who join the C.A.P. He has earned wings as a licensed pilot at the age of 16. From left are Vander Veen, Thacker and Thompson.