When most people hear about a Lions Club, they generally think of the Lions relationship with vision related programs, assistance for the blind or visually impaired and maybe our dedication to the many youth related programs.
On September 8, this year, Lions around the world will be involved with celebrating Internationl Literacy Day. “Literacy – the ability to read and write- is the foundation for education and social development. Yet, hundreds of millions of adults lack minimum literacy skills and millions of school age children are not attending school to obtain them.” To this end, Lions International has started the Reading Action Program which is a 10 year commitment to increase reading and literacy rates. We here in Fairfield Bay are fortunate to have a fine local library and volunteers who dedicate their energy to a summer reading program for local youth and the Fairfield Bay Lions are proud to support their efforts. Lions are excited to partner with other organizations; USAID, Reach Out and Read and Reading is Fundamental. These programs make reading and literacy their work.
BINGO continues each Monday evening at the Lions Den on Dave Creek Parkway with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the first game starting at 6 p.m. Beverages and snacks are available. Our next regular meeting will be on Thursday, September 12. Our guest speaker will be Doug Landry. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting and guest speaker at 6 p.m. Guests and visiting Lions are always welcome at our meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.