CC 0919 Conroe Midday Lions

Greetings from the Conroe Noon Lions Club, the “largest Lions club in the world”. Last Wednesday another great lunch meeting was held with a great group of people. Our meeting began with our usual songs, promises, invocations and introduction of guests. Community Partner of the Week was AAAA Discount Bail Bonds and Steve Sondag, who also attended our meeting this week. Thank you for your support of the Conroe Noon Lions Club and our community efforts.

A big thank you to all of the community partners who partnered with the Conroe Noon Lions Club in this year’s ‘Making A Difference Starts Today’ fundraising campaign. Your participation in this annual event enabled the NPB to exceed its annual goal. Congratulations to Lion Vice-President Jason Miller and his committee for their outstanding work in achieving record attendance. These funds will allow us to continue to give back massively to our community. This includes scholarships, sending physically challenged children to Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX, community vision screenings and making eyeglasses for local children as well as many other community charities.

Congratulations to Lion Scott Perry on receiving the Lions Clubs International Foundation Melvin Jones Scholarship presented to him this week by outgoing Lion District Governor Lisa Free-Martin. The Melvin Jones Scholarship is the backbone of Lions Club International. It represents the tremendous contributions of the receiving individual, club or district to Lions International, both through activities and financial contributions. And it follows the legacy of Lions founder Melvin Jones. IPDG Lisa recognized Lion Scott’s contributions and involvement at the local, district and state levels, as well as the various charities supported by Lions. Congratulations Scott on your commitment to all that this award represents.

Another big “Thank you” to everyone who signed up for “Reading at Reaves”. All places are full for reading to the little ones this next Wednesday. This voluntary effort is extremely rewarding and highly appreciated by students and teachers.

With school in full swing, our preschool eye screenings will begin next month. Watch for details over the next few weeks and plan your participation in this exciting event. What a joy to get involved in offering a path to better sight for children.

The annual NPB Clay Shoot will take place on October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blackwood Gun Club located at 11400 FM2854. A shotgun start will begin at 9:30 a.m.; with the two course option available at the facility, there will be only one flight. Teams should finish around noon and a barbecue lunch, with all the fixings, will be provided. Prizes, rewards and a live auction will take place during lunch. Be sure to provide your team information to the Conroe Noon Lions Club office by Friday, September 23. We look forward to seeing our community partners and all attendees at this event.

IDPG Lion Lisa Free-Martin officiated our program this week and led our new member orientation. Fifteen new lions were officially welcomed to the club. These new lions are the ones who helped us achieve Past President Steve Williams’ goal of having 330 total members by 6/30. Thanks to these new members, the NPB continues to maintain its status as the largest Lions Club in Texas and the second largest in the United States. Welcome new Lions and the Conroe Noon “Way to Go” Lions Club!

A reminder that the NPB Club meeting on Wednesday, September 28 will be held at Conroe Church of Christ located at 1860 Longmire Rd. We look forward to seeing you there.

You don’t have to be a Lion to participate in any of these programs, events, or projects! If you would like more information about Conroe Noon Lion’s Club programs, please visit our website, www.conroenoonlions.org, or call the local club office at 936-760-1666. You can also call 936-760-1666 for information about any area Lions club.


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Edward L. Robinett