by Jim and Phyllis Wilkins
Ever thought of becoming a Lion’s Club member? Well, as a Fairfield Bay Lions Club member, you’ll join a group of service-minded men and women who use their volunteer efforts to support our community in an on-going effort. You’ll be joining a branch of the world’s largest service club organization with over 1.35 million members whose motto to our communities is “We Serve”. Lions were first organized in 1917 when Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Well, for over 40 years the Fairfield Bay Lions have been doing just that. Through hard work and dedication of our members the Fairfield Bay Lions have supported vision programs by assisting with vision screenings and eyeglass purchases for those needing assistance, collecting and recycling eyeglasses and supporting local youth programs like the Boy and Cub Scouts, Shirley School Band and sports along with the Sheriff’s Ranch and Summer Camp for the Blind. Lions Club members, please talk with your friends, neighbors and fellow church members and invite them to attend a meeting with you.
The Fairfield Bay Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Lions Den on Dave Creek Parkway. Meetings start with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. ($7.50 per person, reservations requested) followed by a short meeting and a scheduled speaker on a topic of local or general interest. Meetings are always open to the public and guests are most welcome. For more information on the Fairfield Bay Lions please contact Lion Jeanie Hooper @ 884-3202. Our scheduled speaker for our next meeting on Thursday, May 8 will be Mike Murphy, Member of the Speakers Bureau for the Arkansas Court and Community Initiative. Mr. Murphy will be speaking on the topic of A Nation of Laws. Please come and join us.