Lion Governor, Peg Van Nevel from District 25-G installed two new members at the last meeting of the Plymouth Lions Club. Installed were Penny Lukenbill and Tami Napier who were warmly welcomed by all Lions Club members in attendance.
Lion Governor, Peg went on to talk about the five service areas of the Lions Club which are Diabetes, Environment, Pediatric Cancer, Hunger Relief, and Vision. It is the goal of Lions Club International to triple the amount of people serviced making it 200 million a year by 2021. Another work in progress is the Lions mobile app. In today’s world of technology service organizations must continue to find enhanced ways of reaching people who need their service. Lions matter now more than ever. Last year’s five state projects included Leader Dogs, School for the Blind, Hearing and Speech, Cancer and Vision Screening.
In other business the Plymouth Lions Club discussed the successful White Cane Fundraiser and thanked all who participated. The next fundraiser is scheduled for June 24th. The Plymouth Lions Club will be cooking pancakes and sausage at the Farmers Market. In addition, they will also be there on July 22nd. All are invited to stop by and enjoy the pancakes and know your dollars are going to fund many very worthy causes in our community. It is events like this that provide the necessary funds for the club to give scholarships. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors this month and the Lions Club also provides a portion of the Kizer Award for outstanding male and female athlete.
The annual picnic will be held at Christos Banquet Center on June 19th. A new slate of officers were voted on and approved and will be sworn in to serve for the upcoming year and our scholarship winners from the high school will be asked to enjoy the evening with Lions club members.
Thank you cards were read before the members present for services that were provided. Our harmony as Lions translates into saved lives, opportunities for children and restored vision. We as Lions cherish our membership. If you or anyone you know would like to join the Plymouth Lions Club, please contact any Lions club member. In the words of our famous founder, Melvin Jones, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”