Happy New Year and Happy 100 years for Lions Clubs. The mission statement of Lions Clubs International is “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs”. That is quite a mission and Lions clubs have been supporting this mission for 100 years. As Lions members, we should be proud of our volunteer efforts to support Kid Sight screenings, providing hearing aids to needy individuals along with eye glasses, and many other charitable donations to the community. Let’s continue to serve in 2017.
I would like to thank Dean Thomas and Greg Reed for filling in for me when I was out east helping our daughter and family prepare for travel back to Budapest, Hungary. Baby Millie has been given the green light to travel and in fact they will be returning to Budapest in late December 2016. Many prayers have been answered.
Let’s remember to ask potential members to a meeting. As the club grows in membership, we can spread the work load around and help more people in our community. Membership will be key in continuing our service in the next 100 years.
Yours in Lionism, - Dennis Egel