Weatherford Democrat

October 5, 2013

Weatherford Noon Lions Club seeking members


Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford Noon Lions is seeking civic-minded men and women to join them in making a difference in our community.

The club is conducting a membership drive in cooperation with the International Lions Club organization. If you would like to learn more about the club and its work, you are invited to one of their meetings. The club meets at Weatherford College cafeteria each Wednesday at noon.

“Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends, and become leaders in the community in giving back,” said club president John Allison. “This club means a lot to our member Lions, but it means so much more to the people we serve. The motto of the International Lions Club is, ‘We Serve.’”

The membership drive is running now through Nov. 13. Community members are encouraged to come out and learn more about the club’s work. Each year the Noon Lions Club donates approximately $12,000. The main focus of all Lions clubs is to assist in individuals securing glasses. The Lions clubs assist with vision problems and diabetes.

“We want to share the great things we’re doing in the community, and let others know how they can help,” said Allison. The Lions club each year selects projects that demonstrate their motto, “We Serve.” The club has given out scholarships to graduating seniors, donated to the Weatherford ISD Foundation, Pythian Home, United Way and Parker County Senior Center, just to name a few. This year the club will assist in the annual Habitat for Humanity project of building a new home in Weatherford.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org. Join us at noon on any Wednesday at the Weatherford College cafeteria. You can recognize a Lions member by their gold vests they wear during their meetings and community projects.