How Many Lions by: Jim & Phyllis Wilkins

How many Lions does it take to screw in a light bulb? Well, we really don’t know the answer to that one, guess it would depend on how high off the ground the light bulb needed to go. What we do know is to form a Lions Club the minimum charter requirement is 20 people who are interested in making a difference in their community. Smaller numbers of individuals can form a club branch, or campus clubs or even on-line clubs. We know locally it takes several Lion volunteers each week to greet, cook for and serve our guests at our All-U-Can eat breakfasts and to provide workers for our weekly BINGO games. Several local Lions Club members also provide services each week in picking up and recycling aluminum cans from our collection spots around the Bay to help support our youth programs and a volunteer Lion who handles our eyeglass recycling and another who handles our vision assistance program. How many Lions are there around the world? Over 1.35 million members make up the world’s largest service club organization dedicated to our motto of “We Serve.” How many Lions does it take to make a difference in someones life? Well, that’s an easy answer. It may take only one. That could be one Lion, one Lion’s club, one Lion’s club district or one collection of Lions Clubs worldwide to step up and provide assistance to an individual, a family, or an entire community following a natural disaster. If you would like to be that one to step up and help, please come and join the Fairfield Bay Lions for a meeting the 2nd or 4th Thursday of each month with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The meeting and scheduled speaker is at 6 p.m. Or just drop by for our All-U-Can eat breakfast on Tuesday or Saturday morning from 8 – 10 a.m. or BINGO on Sunday, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the first game called at 6 p.m. Talk with one of the Lion volunteers working these events. You can also receive more information by contacting FFB Lions Club President Ed Roberts @ 884-3679 or any Fairfield Bay Lions Club member.
The Fairfield Bay Lions club will have our next regular meeting on Thursday, July 10 when or speaker will be Kristi Davis, Campaign Manager for Arkansas United Way speaking on the Van Buren County program for 2014.

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