The Elkhart Community Lions held their annual “shower” for Beds and Britches, Etc. donating clothing, hat, gloves, coats, socks, booties, diapers, and money, etc. Pictured from left to right are Maria Toombs from the Women’s Care Center; Margaret McVeigh, Director of the Elkhart Women’s Care Center; Margaret Miller from B.A.B.E.s; and Lion Diann Hoyt.
Earlier this year, the Atwood Lions Club was contacted by a young mother who was seeking assistance to obtain prosthetic eyes for her young daughter, Kyla. She was born blind and needs prosthetic eyes to aid in her growth.
An application was made to the Indiana Lions Eye bank and it was determined that surgery did not meet their criteria, so the club was back to square one. With the suggestion of Eye Bank Trustee Lion Bob Myers, we asked the other Lion clubs in our zone if they would like to make this a zone service project. Happily they said YES, and the clubs that were able, all gave to this project. On Monday November 10, 2014 we were able to present Amanda and her family a check for $1200 to cover the expense of her new eyes. Helping make this possible were PDG Robert Myers and ZC Robin Claassen and the Lions of Region IV Zone A. Together we serve is our motto, and serve we do.
Shown in the photo is Kyla (lower left), her mother, father and younger brother. Clair Milleman, president of the Atwood Lions Club is shown in the center.
Shown here (L-R) are District Governor Marty Juel and Nick Kenkel, district International Peace Poster chairman. The Greene Township Lions Club voted this poster to be submitted to the Nov. 22 district meeting. All posters submitted for the contest will be on display and Lions attending the meeting will select the winner to be submitted to the multiple district for judging.
Five charter members of the Greene Township Lions Club received 45-year chevrons from District Governor Marty Juel when he made his official visit at the club’s November 13 meeting. Shown in the photo here are (L-R): Richard Holm, Frank Alvert, Gary Ort, Larry Sawdon and Wilbur Klopfenstein.
The Mexico Lions Club usually has a fish and tenderloin dinner in the spring and in the fall of each year. This year it chose to try something new and held its first fish and chicken dinner this past October. They served 447 dinners. The club estimates that it has had fish & tenderloin and /or chicken dinners for 15-20 years. Proceeds from the dinners go to numerous local projects. This year they added LCIF to the list of recipients. The club also held it first scholarship dinner was in 2003. Donald, “Pete” Linn, a member of the Lions Club, passed away later, and it was named the scholarship fund raiser after Don, who was the prime mover in getting this activity started. Continue reading
The sign along US 31 south that directs motorists to Mexico (Indiana, that is!) was originally constructed by the Mexico Business Men’s Association. It is estimated that the sign was constructed between 1962 and 1965, at a cost of $1600. The new 31 Bypass had just been constructed and it was a good advertisement for that [!–to read entire post, click on headline–]
This building is where the Akron Lions has its meetings. Last month the Akron Lions became owners of this beautiful building. It is full of Hardwood Trim and solid hardwood doors. This is also where we have our monthly fish fries. It has nice landscaping now.
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Madison Township Lions and the Mexico Lions each have a photo gallery of recent projects. Click on the photos in this post or choose from the Photos and Videos menu near the top of this page.