By Jim and Phyllis Wilkins
“Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in 1925 and challenged the Lions to become the “Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness,” and gave the organization their main mission. Keller rising above her disability resonates with Lions, who help others help themselves and try to give people at a disadvantage the opportunity to prosper. During the last two decades, the fund raising with LCIF’s Campaign Sight-First and Sight-First Two were successful towards the world wide goals of eradicating blindness and visual impairment. The service of the Lions has been a major factor in the reduction of blindness throughout the world.” (www.media/roseparade.net). These help us strive for the Lions motto of “We Serve”.
The Fairfield Bay Lions will resume our bi-monthly meetings in February with the first being Thursday the 14 or Valentine’s Day when our speaker will be Sherry Guest our new Fairfield Bay Education Director. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by our meeting and guest speaker and Valentine’s Bingo for members and guests in attendance. Our meeting on Thursday, February 28 will feature Doris Finley speaking with us on the topic of Identity Theft.
BINGO continues each Monday evening with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the first game called at 7 p.m. A special Pancake Supper will be held on Saturday February 9th to support the Auxiliary for Indian Rock Village. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and tickets are available from members of the IRV Axillary or at the door.