Conroe Noon Lions' 'Lion“ o’clock Somewhere' fundraiser full of fun, chill vibes

Conroe Noon Lions' 'Lion“ o’clock Somewhere' fundraiser full of fun, chill vibes

Christie Sproba/ Conroe Noon Lions

I don’t know where you were last Thursday night, but at the Lone Star Convention Center it was “Lion“ o’clock Somewhere” and the party was in full swing. The Conroe Noon Lions Club’s annual Legend of the Lion – Dinner/Dance & Auction was another rousing success with a chill vibe, plenty of Hawaiian shirts, great food, and a lot of FUN.

It was great to see our Community Partners, club members, and the many guests from our community come together for a great cause.  A big THANK YOU to all of the committee members and committee chairs, who spent countless hours putting on this event. Lion Connie Engle did a great job with the decorations and the beach balls were plenty. The silent auction items were amazing, and the bids were high thanks to chairman Lion, Sandy Apostolo, and her committee.  

Lion, Rich Sproba and his committee organized some great live auction items including a helicopter ride, a game hunt, dinner, transportation, and 4 tickets to the Astros game of choice, and a 4-night stay at a fabulous condo in Key West with travel vouchers included.  The bead game led by Lions Mike and Robin Sproba was a huge success selling out quickly with more beads than ever.  And as always, our auctioneer Lion Greg Smith, and our MC Lion Pat C Davis did a wonderful job energizing the crowd.

Thank you to all of the generous donors and community members who purchased these items. Your generosity enables us to serve our community and have a worldwide impact through our many service projects. From our eyeglass recycling center located here in Conroe that provides eyeglasses all over the world, the eyeglass program for school aged children, to our monthly service Saturday projects providing a helping hand to many individuals and organizations in our community, your support is invaluable. 

Conroe Noon Lions' 'Lion“ o’clock Somewhere' fundraiser full of fun, chill vibes CHRISTIE SPROBA 2024-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

May's Big As Texas Festival to bring awareness to mental health, suicide prevention

May's Big As Texas Festival to bring awareness to mental health, suicide prevention

Mike Medved/ Conroe Noon Lions

Hello from the Greatest Lions Club in the World!  The Conroe Noon Lions Club.  We had another great meeting this past Wednesday.

President Jason Miller began the meeting with our normal opening of pledges and prayer.  Lion Gail Cain made sure all the February birthdays were roasted to a vibrant rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ which was followed by our ‘Smile Song’.  We welcomed our guests and lucky Lion Charlie Irvine was the big winner of this week’s door prize thanks to Lion Amanada Anders. Our community partners this week were Woodforest Wealth Strategies and Woodforest National Bank.  Special thanks to Lions Steve Wohlschlaeger, Audrey Winkle, and everyone at Woodforest.  
We are a very busy club in February.  A few of the events this month are the upcoming annual Dinner/Dance & Auction on February 15th, Service Saturday on February 17th at the VFW 4709, and the Blood Drive on February 28th from 10 to 4.  Donors will receive a Rodeo t-shirt and a bowl of chili, so be sure to donate.

Vice Presidents Bryan Rennell and Tracy Irvine gave out some mid-year awards.  Those recognized were Christmas Basket Chair Karon Gordy, 3rd Chair Junette Mihelich and Christmas Social Chair Susan Johnson, Assistant Chair Jessica Steinmann, Drug Awareness Speech Chair Hannah Medley and Asst. Chair Byron Stewart, Diabetic Essay Contest Chair Kim Perry, Asst. Chair Christa Townes and Pre-School Vision Screening Chair Connie Engle, Asst Chair Ingle Merle.  Congratulations all for the great work!

May's Big As Texas Festival to bring awareness to mental health, suicide prevention MIKE MEDVED 2024-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Lions upcoming dinner, dance fundraiser to have a tropical paradise theme

Lions upcoming dinner, dance fundraiser to have a tropical paradise theme

Connie McNabb/ Conroe Noon Lions

Our final meeting of January 2024 was convened in the Montgomery County Fair Exposition Hall.  This temporary change of venue strengthens our group cohesion to come together as a gathering of friends.  We were treated to a resounding keyboard performance of our ‘Smile’ song by former CNLC Lion Angela Rivera.

Sheila Thomas, Director of Texas Lions Camp (TLC), happily reported on a resoundingly successful Bob Dowden Dinner fundraiser.  Thirty CNLC members attended the District 2S2 event and greatly contributed to the overall $35,000 contribution to TLC.   The terrific performance by Morgan Freeman as Master of Ceremonies, Auctioneer C. Pat Davis, and Jake Freeman as “Cupid” made for a delightful and memorable evening for this very worthy cause. 

Jake Freeman reminded all in attendance that “It’s Lion O’Clock Somewhere” for everyone to get their reservations in by today, Feb. 5, for our annual Legend of the Lion – Dinner/Dance & Auction on Thursday, Feb 15. All those attending must have a ticket.  All Lions are asked to help turn the Convention Center into a “Tropical Paradise”.  Set up on Wednesday, Feb 14, will start at 10 a.m. and include a pizza lunch.  Volunteers for decorations, take down, silent auction, set up and many other important tasks are needed.

Lions upcoming dinner, dance fundraiser to have a tropical paradise theme CONNIE McNABB 2024-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Conroe Noon Lions prepping for Feb. 15 Legend of the Lion Dinner/Dance

Conroe Noon Lions prepping for Feb. 15 Legend of the Lion Dinner/Dance

Rich Sproba/ Conroe Noon Lions

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, keeps these Lions from the swift completion of their appointed service to the community.

Hoping no one had any issues with the rain and have located any missing watercraft on the lake by now.  This weather has put us to the test, which makes us even happier about our recent Service Saturday project at the Community Assistance Center.  The group of Lions on a freezing Saturday morning were there to help organize items for the Unique Resale Shop and clean out the gutters that were totally full and clogged with acorns.  We didn’t know how timely that was right before all the rain.  

The group was led by our Service Saturday leaders – Hannah Medley and Andrew Perry.  Special thanks to the entire Andrew Perry family who got out of bed early to help out on one of their rare free weekends without sporting events.  We also had some newer members jump right in with the help of Anne Marie McGrew and Brad Barghols.  Service Saturday projects are great opportunities to have some fun and volunteer.

Our largest event of the year is our Legend of the Lion – Dinner/Dance & Auction coming up on February 15th.  This works out great for all of those that don’t want to deal with the crowd on Valentine’s day.  The theme is ‘Lion O’clock Somewhere’. Jimmy Buffet impersonator and Past President Bobby Brennan spelled out all of the things needed to make this year’s event another success.  The palm trees are coming in and the Hawaiian shirts are on order but to participate in the fun you must RSVP or order tickets NOW a ticket is required to get in the door!!!  This project has committees for everyone so ask what you can do to get involved.

Conroe Noon Lions prepping for Feb. 15 Legend of the Lion Dinner/Dance Rich Sproba 2024-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Conroe High students compete in Lions Drug Awareness Speech Contest

Conroe High students compete in Lions Drug Awareness Speech Contest

Rob Hamilton/ Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings to all Lions and readers. You know, with all that is going on in the world today, it is refreshing and reassuring to see young people who are willing leaders. Such was the case this past Wednesday with the Conroe Noon Lions Club’s annual Drug Awareness Speech Contest.  Lion Hannah Medley and the committee presented three exceptional Conroe High School seniors out of 47 applicants. The topic was Xylazine. Never heard of it? Neither had I. Use of the illegal drug has grown significantly since the pandemic. Also known as “tranq” or “zombie drug,” Xylazine is a horse tranquilizer or sedative that is mixed with opioids or fentanyl to produce a drug which is resulting in lethal overdoses at alarming rates.  Our contestants were Roman Fuller, Acocia Williams, and Katherine Quarles. All three gave an informative five to seven- minute speech on all aspects of Xylazine.  As finalists, all three received $1,000 scholarships. Lions voted Katherine Quarles the top orator. She receives an additional $1,000 and will advance to the Lions District competition.  Well done students, and best wishes for your college matriculation.

Pileco and Olde Magnolia Place RV Park were recognized as this week’s Community Partners.  A heartfelt thank you to both. Lion Ricky Morton was awarded December - Lion of the Month for his work in gathering up prizes and manpower for the Lucky Derby fundraiser.  It’s the annual event where we raffle off a Buckalew Chevrolet.  Lion Bill Miller won the door prize provided by Lion Connie Engle. Also, we need Lions to sign up to bring a weekly door prize - beverages, baked goods, gift cards, etc.

In case you have not gotten back into the swing of things in 2024, let me give you a little run down.  Lions Andrew Perry and Hannah Medley led a throng of Lions at the Community Assistance Center this past Saturday performing a variety of fixer uppers. Today, Lion Connie Engle and her committee are also conducting a vision screening there.  

Conroe High students compete in Lions Drug Awareness Speech Contest Rob Hamilton 2024-01-22 06:00:00Z 0

Conroe Noon Lions set Feb. 15 as date of Legend of the Lion dinner, dance

Conroe Noon Lions set Feb. 15 as date of Legend of the Lion dinner, dance

Morgan Freeman/ Conroe Noon Lions

If you’ve already caved on your resolution to lose weight, you might consider volunteering as a means to improve your health.  According to a study by Ghent University, volunteers are as healthy as non-volunteers who are five years younger, and the Conroe Noon Lions Club has opportunities to serve no matter your age, skill set, or interest. 

Do you love to fish? Each year Conroe Noon puts on a fishing tournament for children with special needs. Turn your love for days on the lake into an unforgettable experience for a local child. Are you good at working with your hands? The club processes thousands of glasses in the eyeglass recycling center to help those with impaired vision see the world clearly. Are you passionate about working towards a better future for the country? Conroe Noon supports local, exemplary youth with scholarships. 

Our motto is “We Serve.” A large chunk of the secret sauce that makes us “the greatest lions club in the world” is the first word of that motto. We. Nothing brings people together quite like working towards the common goal of making our community a better place. The Conroe Noon Lions is a place where you’ll meet your best friends. 

Think about making your resolution this year to help others more and at the same time consider making the Conroe Noon Lions Club your home to do just that. For more information about the Conroe Noon Lions Club, please visit our website, www.conroenoonlions.org, or call the local club office at 936-760-1666.  Plus, we have more information on other Lions Club in the area.

Conroe Noon Lions set Feb. 15 as date of Legend of the Lion dinner, dance Morgan Freeman 2024-01-15 06:00:00Z 0

Conroe Noon Lions finish off the year in service to the community

Conroe Noon Lions finish off the year in service to the community

Audrey Winkle/ Conroe Noon Lions

Ho-Ho-Ho Lions and readers, “Tis the season for giving!” The Conroe Noon Lions are celebrating this holiday season doing just that! 

The Jingle Bell Bash was a fun time for all at Reeves Elementary School on Dec. 15. Lions worked hard as Santa’s elves passing out treats and making little spirits bright! The smiles are the kids’ faces said it all.  

Lions continued to spread holiday cheer with their annual Christmas Basket deliveries. Thirty-two seniors in our area were blessed with baskets full of food, toiletries, and treats.  Our member teams of elves spent the day on Tuesday, Dec. 19, sorting and packing the boxes and went to work again delivering baskets on Wednesday, Dec. 20. It was heartwarming to see the joy of the recipients. 

But it is not all work and no play!  The CNLC Christmas Social was held at our last club meeting for the year on Dec. 20.  The festivities began, of course, with our ‘special’ eggnog to get the party started.  Lots of guests and spouses attended to enjoy the food, photo opportunities, music, and games.  The Dollar Bill Game was a big hit!  Congratulations to all the winners who received gift cards to our local downtown Conroe businesses.  Christmas music was provided by the talented Tony Mac! 

There are a few dates coming up to remember; coming up on Feb. 15, 2024, we will have our annual Dinner/Dance & Auction. The theme this year is “Its Lion o’clock Somewhere.” Get ready to unleash your inner parrot head.

Conroe Noon Lions finish off the year in service to the community Audrey Winkle 2023-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Catherine Prestigiovanni drives off as the Lucky Derby car raffle winner

Catherine Prestigiovanni drives off as the Lucky Derby car raffle winner

Amanda Anders/ Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings to all Lions and readers.  With excitement in the air to see who will win our annual Lucky Derby-Car Raffle we have to remind ourselves of a few items before the unveiling of the winner of the new Buckalew Chevrolet.  As students get ready for winter break, the Lions are busy preparing their Elf costumes for the Jingle Bell Bash at Reeves Elementary on Friday, December 15th.  The Elves in attendance will escort Santa around to bring Christmas cheer & treats to the children. The club recently collected toiletries for their annual Christmas Baskets which they will be sorting and packing on December 19th to be ready for the distribution to the elderly on Wednesday, December the 20th. The LEO Club assisted too, by making Christmas cards for the food baskets during their Christmas Party last week.  Our new LEO Club is very active and will be assisting at Sleep in Heavenly Peace and at the Senior Center with their Christmas Bingo.  If you have a children ages 12-17 looking to get involved with the community please reach out for information. The Conroe Noon Lions Club will finish out this year with Holiday Cheer at the Christmas Social this week where there will be games, plenty of spiked & unspiked eggnog, plus music by the one and only Tony Mac! 

Welcome to the 2023 Lucky Derby Pickle Ball Style! Host Warner Phelps was decked out in his classy gear including his stylish glasses which unfortunately obstructed his view. A special thanks was given before the games began to the Lucky Derby Committee Bryan Rennell, Mike Medved, John Stacy, Rob Hamilton, Ricky Morton, Warner Phelps, and Gail Cain.  Conroe’s Mayor Jody Czajkoski assisted in the games by drawing the ping pong balls which had a number for the 28 finalists. 

Catherine Prestigiovanni drives off as the Lucky Derby car raffle winner Amanda Anders 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

December packed with activities for the Conroe Noon Lions

December packed with activities for the Conroe Noon Lions

Mike Medved/ Conroe Noon Lions

Hello from "the greatest Lions Club in the world." We had another fun and information-filled luncheon this week.

It all started while I was in the hallway and greeted by our Lion Tamer Ben Gervais who was handling out tickets for the weekly drawing. 1st Vice president Bryan Rennell began the meeting with Kyle Bartlett leading us in the singing of God Bless America, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Sheila Thomas and the Texas Pledge led by Bill Miller. The invocation was given by Charlie Irvine.  We then sang Happy Birthday for all the December birthdays, while Sandy Apostolo then introduced this week’s guests.  It was great to see 10 guests at the meeting.

We recognized Guaranty Bank as our Community Partner of the Week, a special thanks to Nick Davis and Amanda Anders.  We truly appreciate all your support.  The Lions are busy every month, but December is very action packed.  We have the Jingle Bell Bash at Reaves Elementary on Dec. 15 where we escort Santa and help hand out treats to all the good little girls & boys.  Another heartwarming project is our Christmas baskets for deserving seniors.  We’ll be packing boxes on Dec. 19, then making deliveries on Dec. 20. And we’ll be wrapping up the month with our annual Christmas Social on Dec. 20 at the club luncheon with music by Tony Mac. But time moves on and we’re already busy making plans for our annual Dinner/Dance & Auction to be held on Feb. 15.

Our special guest this week was District Governor Neil Lander, who was here to induct our recent group of new members.  The District Governor briefly spoke about the history of the Lions Club International.  The Lions started in Chicago Illinois 85 years ago in 1917.  The Lions Club really began to grow after Helen Keller spoke in 1925 to the group about serving the blind.  Today the Lions are involved in many activities such as cancer, hunger, disaster relief, along with their vision projects.  He then had our new members, Mikale Deloach, Cameron Comire, Julianna Skeetoe, Anne Marie McGrew, Michelle Greif, and Logan Mizell, recited their pledge to promise to be good and faithful Lions. 

December packed with activities for the Conroe Noon Lions MIKE MEDVED 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Basketball coaches visit Conroe Noon Lions for Roundball Round Up

Basketball coaches visit Conroe Noon Lions for Roundball Round Up

Christie Sproba/ Conroe Noon Lions

December is a busy month for the Conroe Noon Lions Club.  It’s the perfect time to bring a new member and help us finish off our membership drive successfully. Last week we recognized the late James Stewart as our patriarch of the week. James was a dedicated member for over 54 years. He served as club president in 1975-76, District Governor in 1986-87, and sponsored 40-plus new members. If you know someone who would make a great Lion like James, they are welcome to join us any Wednesday. 

Lions Tracy Irving and Bob Hataway, both agents with State Farm Insurance, were recognized as our Community Partners of the week.  A big THANK YOU because our Community Partners make all of our fun events and fundraisers more successful.  

Morgan Freeman was on hand last Wednesday with the Conroe Leo Club President Meridith Cox, and Vice President Peyton Perry, to recap their recent coat and blanket drive. The drive was a big success and every Leo Club member in attendance helped distribute the blankets and coats. 

One of the most anticipated fundraisers of the year is coming up, the Lucky Derby – Car Raffle. 28 finalists will be drawn on Dec. 6.  On December 13th the finalists will vie for a new shiny car courtesy of Buckalew Chevrolet, and 27 other fabulous prizes.  Contact our club office to find out if there are any tickets left.

Basketball coaches visit Conroe Noon Lions for Roundball Round Up Christie Sproba 2023-12-04 06:00:00Z 0 Community Partner,In Loving Memory,Membership Drive,Recognition

The late Don Buckalew remembered during CNLC membership campaign

The late Don Buckalew remembered during CNLC membership campaign

Rich Sproba/ Conroe Noon Lions

It is already the week of Thanksgiving, and we have a lot to be grateful for as Lions. We have about 315 members and are thankful for all they do to help us serve this community.  I know I can’t remember every one of their names but with this group, we all know that if you were to ask for help, they would step up. 

However, having more friends like these is a great goal, which is why we are into our Fall Membership drive “Who is going to fill their shoes?”  With the help of our membership committee, Lion Hannah Medley showed us a video about the legendary Don Buckalew this week.  Don was never your average Lion.  He jumped at an early age and had almost every position besides International President of Lions.  There could be another person out there ready to jump in and be such a leader and integral part of our community, so we will keep searching to find that next new Lion to fill his shoes.  

We need all Lions to be on the lookout and ask someone to join you for lunch and see what we are all about!

As for some other news, we brought back our ‘Conroe Noon at Night’ last week to get some of our fellow Lions out to The Table at Madely for a time to hang around and relax.  Those are always fun and a good time to get to talk to people you might not be able to during our meetings.

The late Don Buckalew remembered during CNLC membership campaign Rich Sproba 2023-11-20 06:00:00Z 0 In Loving Memory,Membership Drive,Scholarships

Vision screenings, membership drive, Lucky Derby Raffle among November CNLC projects

Vision screenings, membership drive, Lucky Derby Raffle among November CNLC projects

Rob Hamilton/ Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings to all Lions and readers. The Conroe Noon Lions Club (CNLC) has a plethora of programs and activities goin’ on this month-Vision Screenings, Conroe Noon at Night, Fall Membership Drive, Reaves Elementary, and ticket sales for our annual Lucky Derby Raffle.  I’ll touch on each one in this article.

Lion Connie Engle said the club will conduct its last two vision screenings of the year on November 16 and 20. The first for preschoolers and the last at the Community Assistance Center. To date there have been 325 screenings and 37 referrals for preschoolers, an increase from 297 and 32 in 2022. Lion volunteers are needed, contact Lion Connie. Eyeglass Recycling Center experts, Lions Tim Cox and Ed Roth, have been busy processing “a ton” of used eyeglasses, measuring and packaging hundreds, maybe thousands of eyewear for distribution through charitable organization’s mission trips. CNLC receives several tons of used eyeglasses from all the Lions Clubs in the greater Houston area. One way our club fulfills the vision shared and challenge made by Helen Keller to Lions many decades ago.

Lion Steve “W” announced our ‘Conroe Noon at Night’ Fall Mixer, was hosted by the Membership Committee this past Thursday evening at the Table at Madeley.   It was a great way to meet and learn about other Lions. 

Vision screenings, membership drive, Lucky Derby Raffle among November CNLC projects Rob Hamilton 2023-11-10 06:00:00Z 0 In Loving Memory,Membership Drive,Service Saturday

Conroe High students showcased in CNLC's Diabetic Essay Contest

Conroe High students showcased in CNLC's Diabetic Essay Contest

Morgan Tyler Freeman/ Conroe Noon Lions

Napkins flying at Club President Jason Miller, Ricky Morton of Conroe Welding Supply dressed for what looks like a Pickle Ball championship game, and a rousing chorus of the song “Smile” lead by Jake Freeman captures the spirit of another meeting of the Conroe Noon Lions Club. If you’ve never been to a meeting, now is the time to come for a visit. You can expect to find a love of fun, the camaraderie of great friends, and an unparalleled dedication to the service of others. The Lions of the CNLC range in age from early 20s to their 90s, so come one, come all!

Speaking of new members, the 2023 Fall Membership Drive is on. This season’s drive is titled: “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” If you haven’t guessed it already, the name of the drive mirrors that of the famous George Jones song. Each week members look to a club patriarch that has passed on to consider what made them such fine examples of Lionism. This week’s honoree was Eddie Risha. Eddie served as president of the CNLC, District Governor, and sponsored 32 CNLC members. Eddie embodied many admirable traits, but one of his best was inspiring others to be leaders. 

Conroe High students showcased in CNLC's Diabetic Essay Contest Morgan Tyler Freeman 2023-11-06 06:00:00Z 0 CISD,Community Assistance Center,Contest Winners,Scholarships

Storyteller Leah Lamp offers chills, thrills at pre-Halloween Lions meeting

Storyteller Leah Lamp offers chills, thrills at pre-Halloween Lions meeting

Audrey Winkle/ Conroe Noon Lions

Tis Halloween season! The Conroe Noon Lions Club started the Halloween celebration off with guest speaker Leah Lamp. Leah is a long-time resident of Montgomery and a natural storyteller.  It was a thrill to listen to her share stories of Halloween tales and urban legends.  Stories included the becoming of the Jack-O-Lantern, the ironic death of Jack Daniels, the ‘Green Man’ legend, the Wunsche family’s unsolved tragedy and of local cemeteries haunted by Civil War soldiers. 

You can catch Leah Lamp on her podcast Remnant Stew where she shares bizarre and intriguing true stories. https://www.remnantstew.com/

Leah also offers haunted tours through historic Montgomery. Check out her company Lamplight Ghost Tours to book an experience. https://lamplightghosttours.com/

The CNLC continues their community service and has had several events this past week and even more coming up! 

Storyteller Leah Lamp offers chills, thrills at pre-Halloween Lions meeting Amanda Anders 2023-10-23 05:00:00Z 0 Community Partner,Social Media

Conroe Noon Lions 'Leading Lady' gives sneak peek at Owen Theatre show

Conroe Noon Lions 'Leading Lady' gives sneak peek at Owen Theatre show

Amanda Anders/ Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings to all Lions and readers. As the Lions this week prepared for the featured theatrical luncheon many previews hit the stage. Lions began gearing up for the Reeves Elementary Attendance on Oct. 19 where 196 kids will celebrate a treat for earning perfect attendance with no tardiness! Continuing into Saturday October 21st, Service Saturday took club members to YES to YOUTH’S - Bridgeway Home to assist with landscaping, setting up a new commercial kitchen and the more challenging activity of decorating cookies with the residents.  Hopefully there will be no icing flying! CNLC also continues with their weekly Vision Screenings at area preschools and will participate in the VFW Trunk or Treat event October 28th.  Lions will help children with their vision so they can make sure to see the monsters in the night!  The club will host their quarterly New Member Orientation on October 26th.  Now, as you are silencing your phones for our featured presentation, reminder that if you know a Conroe High School Senior, PLEASE have them contact their College and Career Counselor for scholarship opportunities now going on with the Conroe Noon Lions Club.

 
Conroe Noon Lions 'Leading Lady' gives sneak peek at Owen Theatre show Amanda Anders 2023-10-23 05:00:00Z 0 Community Partner,Social Media

Conroe Noon Lions gear up for busy year

"Conroe Noon Lions gear up for busy year"

Christie Sproba / Conroe Noon Lions

As the kids go back to school and we wind up our summer activities, the Conroe Noon Lions are gearing up for a busy year. 
 
Congratulations to Lion Shelia Thomas for being selected as ‘Lion of the Month’ for July.  Shelia keeps busy on many of our committees and has been a dedicated volunteer and supporter of the Texas Lions Camp.  Lion Jason Gilchrist was awarded an official blue badge after completing a number of club activities.  Great job, Jason!

One of the biggest projects of the year is the Community Partner campaign.  

Conroe Noon Lions gear up for busy year CHRISTIE SPROBA 2023-08-21 05:00:00Z 0 Community Partner,LEO Club,Service Saturday

Lions mourn passing longtime leader Stewart

"Lions mourn passing longtime leader Stewart"

Eddie Davis / Conroe Noon Lions

These are the dog days of summer. The extreme temperatures this summer have everything to do with the tilt of the earth toward the sun, causing the sun’s rays to strike the Northern Hemisphere more directly for a longer period of time. The earth slightly wobbles as it rotates, thus shifting the plane … and this year it seems to have shifted slightly forward. The phrase “Dog Days of Summer” stems from the fact dogs tend to be a bit on the lazy side during the hottest days of summer. What’s your dog doing right now? But rest assured, Conroe Noon Lion members are still finding ways to make a difference.    

Lions mourn passing longtime leader Stewart 2023-08-07 05:00:00Z 0 Blood Drive,CISD,Community,Pigskin Preview

Lions hear from area football coaches

"Lions club hears from area football coaches"

Rich Sproba / Conroe Noon Lions

I can’t believe it is about to be August.  That usually means we will be dealing with some hotter weather but not sure if that is possible this year.  Speaking of things heating up, that is almost our norm when dealing with our club.  Under the new leadership of President Jason Miller, we had possibly our longest lunch meeting on record.  Even though he started early, we still had to go through our typical agenda with our songs, pledges and door prizes.  Thanks, this week to Lions Debbie Glenn of the Red Brick Tavern and Sarah McClure for providing some goodies to award to some lucky attendees. 

Lions hear from area football coaches 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0 Blood Drive,CISD,Community,Pigskin Preview

Pigskin Preview

"Conroe Noon Lions annual Pigskin Preview meeting set for this Wednesday"

Rob Hamilton / Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings to all Lions and readers. So, why don’t celebrities worry about the heat? They have a lot of fans. Made you grin, possibly a little chuckle? I hope so. Having fun while serving our community is high on my priority list. I truly believe this is a common trait for the 300-plus members of the Conroe Noon Lions Club. This month we started a new Lions Club year and I’m anticipating fun and frivolity as we navigate through our annual community projects and endeavors. It seems to me that as soon as a new year starts, it ends. Time flies by when you’re engaged. If you’re stuck in “meh,” take yourself out of park and shift into drive by attending a meeting, Service Saturday, or one of our many projects. Let’s move on to the updates from our last Wednesday meeting.

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Celebrate Legacy

"Lions celebrate legacy of Don Buckalew, look to the future with 11-year-old presenter"

Will Warren / Conroe Noon Lions

The date of Wednesday, July 12, was a special day at Conroe Noon Lions Club as we remembered a legendary Lion and welcomed a local community leader with a generous and youthful heart. The Club watched a video clip showing the late Mr. Buckalew sharing about how he became a Lion and when he joined the Conroe Noon Club. The club members stood out of respect for his words as the images played across the screen.

Celebrate Legacy 2023-07-14 05:00:00Z 0 2023,2024,Community,Events,In Loving Memory,New Lion Year,Recognition

Lions Mourn Don Buckalew

"Conroe Noon Lions mourn passing of 67-year Lion Don Buckalew"

Warner Phelps / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Conroe Noon is experiencing yet another bittersweet moment as we celebrate Jason Miller’s ascension to the Presidency while mourning the loss of yet another club monarch. Many who follow our club know the logo for Lions Club international has twin Lions, which per LCI founder Melvin Jones, “represent a lion facing the past with pride and the future with confidence, looking in all directions to render service.” We have said farewell to many wonderful Lions over the past few years and Past International Director Don Buckalew’s passing is one of the most significant for the Conroe Noon Lions Club. There has been no Lion in the history of our club who lived a life to be proud of, while facing the future with confidence and looking in all directions to render service.

Lions Mourn Don Buckalew 2023-07-07 05:00:00Z 0 2023,2024,Community,Events,New Lion Year,New Members,Recognition,Summer

Inspirational Mattress Mack

"‘Mattress Mack’ delivers inspirational speech to Conroe Noon Lions"

Rob Hamilton / Conroe Noon Lions

The Conroe Noon Lions Club had perhaps one of its largest club meetings in history this past Wednesday at the Lone Star Convention Center. Our Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon brought together approximately 325 Lions, Community Partners and guests to break bread and hear about how, where, and who receives funding from the CNLC charity fund. Lion Jason Miller, our new President, first recognized the four levels of partners - Knights of the Blind, Guiding Light, Vision Ambassadors, and Sight Savers. Over half the room was standing proudly.

Inspirational Mattress Mack 2023-06-23 05:00:00Z 0 2023,2024,Community,Events,Fundraiser,New Lion Year,New Members,Recognition,Summer

CNLC is Growing

"Conroe Noon Lions grow with 8 new members"

Morgan Freeman / Conroe Noon Lions

The Conroe Noon Lions Club 2022-23 year has finally come to an end, and it went out with a bang! This past Friday night was the annual installation banquet at the April Sound Lakeside Room. It was a perfect setting for our ‘Set Sail’ theme to end a yearlong mission to “Row the Boat.” The CNLC welcomed all new club officers and our next fearless leader: Club President Jason Miller! A fun night was had by all, and we are ready for another successful year. 

CNLC is Growing 2023-06-16 05:00:00Z 0 2023,2024,April Sound Country Club,Community,Events,Installation Banquet,New Lion Year,New Members,Recognition,Sight,Summer,Texas Lions Camp

CNLC Sponsors Kids for TLC

"Conroe Noon Lions sponsor 10 kids for Lions Camp"

Christie Sproba / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Summertime is here! The signs are all around us with hot temperatures, students out for the summer, and a new Lions year upon us. It’s hard to believe Lion Warner Phelps is finishing his year as president soon. Friday night should be a fun-filled night at the 2023 Conroe Noon Lions Club Installation Banquet at the April Sound — Lakeside Room. Warner will be “thrown overboard” as 1st VP Lion Jason Miller will take over the helm. This year’s theme is “Setting Sail” which aligns with President Warner’s message of, “Row the Boat”. I am looking forward to an evening with some of our best Lions as we celebrate a successful year and kick off a new one.  

CNLC Sponsors Kids for TLC 2023-06-09 05:00:00Z 0 April Sound Country Club,Children,Community,Events,Installation Banquet,Summer,Texas Lions Camp

Speech Contest

"Pete Brasher Memorial Speech Contest"

Conroe Noon Lions Club

Last week the Conroe Noon Lions Club held a multigenerational meeting with their Pete Brasher Memorial Speech Contest, so named for a beloved past president and program chairman, the contest is held at CHS for junior class students in preparation for upcoming senior class scholarship contests and is based on the Lions International 5-global causes. Pictured from the left are Arisha Itrat, Kathryn Quarles, Pete's daughter Danielle Rapp, and Adrianna Loafman.  

Speech Contest 2023-06-02 05:00:00Z 0 CISD,Children,Community,Contest Winners,Education,Pete Brasher,Recognition,Scholarships

Installation Banquet Set

  "Conroe Noon Lions 2023-24

   Installation Banquet set for June 16"

   Eddie Davis / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Good morning Conroe/Montgomery County, summer has arrived. On behalf of the Conroe Noon Lions Club, we want to congratulate our educators on an outstanding year of teaching and keeping our children safe. We also want to wish all of our parents and children a safe and happy summer. Plus, congratulations to all of the new graduates of all levels, we wish you the best and may you always dare to do great things. CNLC held their 37th annual golf tournament at the Walden Country Club on Thursday, May 25. Thanks to “Paddling for Par” tournament Chairman James “JB” Boyd and Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Pro Danny Jones and staff for putting on an excellent event. The “Paddle up”- chipping with a boat paddle and “Life Saver”- putting into a life vest, gimmick holes added to the fun. Of the 188 players, the winners for the AM flight were the Conroe Welding Supply team of: Ryan Morton, Kris Ogorchok, Randy Barcus, David Abercrombie and for the PM flight went to the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home team of: Will Smith, Jeremy Woodward, Garret Sanders.
Installation Banquet Set 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0 April Sound Country Club,Events,Golf Tournament,Installation Banquet,New Lion Year,Summer,Walden Country Club

Annual Golf Tournament at Lake Conroe

"Conroe Lions prepare for annual golf tournament at Lake Conroe Golf Course"

Rob Hamilton / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Greetings to all Lions and readers. May certainly has been a busy month for the Conroe Noon Lions Club. Let’s check the list of accomplishments. First, our Annual Spring Style Show featuring special needs adults from the New Danville community. Watch out New York and Paris. Kudos to Lion Scharlene Valdez and committee. Second, Texas Lions Camp Workday. Over 40 Lions and family members traveled to TLC, our camp for diabetic and physically challenged children and knocked out the entire to-do list to make the camp ready for summer. Memories made. Well done Lion Andrew Perry and committee. Third, 750 scrump-dillyicious sno-cones served to students at the Reaves Elementary School Field Day. Whew, what a day! Thank you, Lion Nicole Moon, and the sticky committee.
Annual Golf Tournament at Lake Conroe 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0 Community Assistance Center,Events,Golf Tournament,Kids on the Lake,Membership Drive,New Danville,Reaves Elementary,Style Show,Summer,Texas Lions Camp,Vision Screening

Annual Golf Tournament

"Conroe Noon Lions preparing for 37th annual golf tournament"

Sharene Carr / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Greetings from the Conroe Noon Lions Club, the “Greatest Lions Club in the World.” This past week brough another great luncheon meeting with an excellent group of people. Our meeting started with our usual songs, pledges, invocation, and introduction of guests. The Community Partner Spotlight of the Week was Stoecker Corp. Thank you for your support of the Conroe Noon Lions Club.On Monday, May 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., Conroe Noon Lions will be hosting a Vision Screening at the Community Assistance Center. Please contact our club office or Lion Connie Engle if you are interested in participating. 
Annual Golf Tournament 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 0 Events,Golf Tournament,Membership Drive,Summer,Texas Lions Camp,Vision Screening

Spring Style Show

"Conroe Noon Lions host annual Spring Style Show supporting New Danville"

Rob Hamilton / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Greetings to all Lions and readers. As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” The Conroe Noon Lions Club certainly has a lot of programs, projects, and events blooming this month. According to Committee Chair, Lion Andrew Perry, CNLC had over 40 Lions along with family members travel to the Texas Lions Camp this past Saturday for a workday to prepare the camp for a big summer serving boys and girls with disabilities. It’s also a great time for our Lions to serve outside our community, get to know one another, create friendships, and make memories. I can’t wait to hear at our next club meeting on Wednesday all the tales of accomplishments and calamity. At last week’s meeting we hosted our annual Special Spring Style Show. Committee Chair Lion, Scharlene Valdez, and her committee created an extravaganza the Paris fashion icons would be envious of. Our featured models were special needs adults from the New Danville community. Brooke, David, Alyssa, Jordan, Judith, Seth and Jessica each sported a themed attire for “A Day at the”… Beach, Fishing, Bowling, you get the idea.
Spring Style Show 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0 Events,New Danville,Spring,Style Show,Texas Lions Camp

TLC Camp

"Conroe Noon Lions: Texas Lions Camp work weekend coming up May 5-6"

Christie Sproba / Conroe Noon Lions Club

The Conroe Noon Lions Club is plenty busy with a lot of spring activities ahead. First Vice President Jason Miller did an excellent job last week filling in for President Warner Phelps and congratulations to Lion Debbie Hooker on working hard to earn her permanent badge. Last week our Vision Screening Committee attended Healthy Kids Day at Travis Intermediate School, screening over 145 students. 
TLC Camp 2023-04-28 05:00:00Z 0 Camp,Events,Eyeglass Recycling Center,Recognition,Sight,Summer,Texas Lions Camp

Kids on the Lake

"Conroe Noon Lions ‘Kids on the Lake’ fishing event set for May 13"

Will Warren / Conroe Noon Lions

It was a memorable day of birthday announcements and entertaining “speed dating” as the Conroe Noon Lions Club members gathered this past Wednesday at the Lone Star Convention Center. We were reminded quickly about the incredible legacy and leadership our Club has had over the years when the Lions joined in serenading Past President & Past District Governor James Stewart. James was gracious as many members came over and posed for a photo with him for his 88th birthday!
Kids on the Lake 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Pete Brasher Speech Contest

"Conroe Noon Lions host winners of Pete Brasher speech contest"

Eddie Davis / Conroe Noon Lions Club

On behalf of the Conroe Noon Lions Club, we would like to say thank you to all those that came out during the Montgomery County Fair and supported all of the exhibitors during the livestock and non-livestock showings. The Montgomery County Fair Association is the largest scholarship program in Montgomery County, providing an estimated $150,000 in scholarships yearly. 
Pete Brasher Speech Contest 2023-04-14 05:00:00Z 0 2023,CISD,Children,Community,Conroe,Contest Winners,Education,Pete Brasher,Scholarships

Workforce Education

"Conroe grad ‘Meme’ Davis presents program on workforce education at Conroe Noon Lions"

Will Warren / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Welcome to another Wednesday with Conroe Noon Lions Club! April is full of action and events. First off the Pete Brashear Memorial Speech Contest is scheduled for April 12, we will honor Past President Ralph Perez with the Past District Governor Distinguished Achievement Award at the District Convention on April 21 and April 22 at Houston Hilton North and then on that same day (April 22) there will be a Vision Screening for kids ages 2-14 at Travis Intermediate School from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Workforce Education 2023-04-07 05:00:00Z 0 Community,Conroe,Education,LSC,Lone Star Community College,Workforce Programs

Lions at the Fair

"Conroe Noon Lions: As Montgomery County Fair kicks off, C. Pat Davis discusses CNLC Fair Buyers Group"

Sharene Carr / Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings from the Conroe Noon Lions Club, the “Greatest Lions Club in the World.” Wednesday brought another great luncheon meeting with an excellent group of people. Our meeting started with our usual songs, pledges, invocation, and introduction of guests. It was a men vs women battle on our weekly song rendition of “Smile” with the men clearly leading the way in terms of volume. The Community Partner of the Spotlight of the Week went to Pierson & Pierson, CPA’s. Thank you for your support of the Conroe Noon Lions Club. In honor of longtime Lions Club member, Dick Guiffre who recently passed away, all fines collected during club this week will be donated to our beloved Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville Texas.
Lions at the Fair 2023-03-24 05:00:00Z 0 2023,Community,Conroe,Fundraiser,Montgomery County Fair

Lions Mourn

"Conroe Noon Lions mourn passing of 2 longtime members"

Rob Hamilton / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Greetings to all Lions and readers. It's great to be a Lion! This article I’m sad to report two of our Lions passed recently. Lion Dick Giuffre died suddenly of a heart attack. Dick was a member for over 34 years and served the club as President in 1994-1995. Lion Dick’s wit and humor will be missed. Whenever he came to the podium or introduced a guest, Lions would shout out “stand up Dick” in reference to his height. In my memories he will have always walked tall with a getter’ done attitude. In Lion Dick’s honor- WHOOP! Our prayers and condolences to his wife, Elaine, and family. Lion Ann Johnson, a member for almost 13 years, was 105 years old when she passed.
Lions Mourn 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0 Condolences,Conroe,Fundraiser,Montgomery County Fair,Service Saturday

Lions Concessions

"Conroe Noon Lions will man fair concession booth March 24-30"

Morgan Freeman / Conroe Noon Lions Club

With the Dinner/Dance & Auction now in the rear view, all Lion eyes are looking ahead towards the Montgomery County Fair, and it is coming up fast. The fair runs March 23 through April 2, and the Lions Concession Stand will be open March 24 through March 30. Make sure you stop by, meet some of the Lions in the community, grab a snack, and support local Lionism.
Lions Concessions 2023-03-10 06:00:00Z 0 Community,Conroe,Fundraiser,Montgomery County Fair,Preparations

Fair Preparations

"Conroe Noon Lions prepare for Montgomery County Fair later this month"

Will Warren / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Since 1957 one signature event has been able to provide millions back to the youth of Montgomery County while also providing nearly two weeks of entertainment, delicious food, and indelible experiences for all involved. The Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo is back for its 66th year and this week we had the opportunity to hear about the impact of the event and also prepare for another year of Lions Club support.
Fair Preparations 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0 2023,Community,Conroe,Fundraiser,Montgomery County Fair,Preparations

Montgomery County Fair Concessions

"Conroe Lions prep for Montgomery County Fair concession booth"

Eddie Davis / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Conroe Noon Lions Club is gearing up for the 2023 Montgomery County Fair, starting the week of March 23 through April 2. CNLC has operated the Fair Grounds concession stand since the early 80s. The Montgomery County Fair has been an annual ritual since 1957 and has awarded in excess of 2 million dollars in scholarships since its inception.
Montgomery County Fair Concessions CNLC Assistant 2023-02-24 06:00:00Z 1 2023,Fundraiser,Montgomery County Fair

Legend of the Lion 2023

"Conroe Noon Lions: ‘Legend of the Lion’ dinner, dance a hit with more than 450 participants"

Christie Sproba / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Conroe Noon Lions Club celebrated big last week, hosting our annual “Legend of the Lion” - Dinner/ Dance & Auction Thursday night at the Lonestar Convention Center. The theme for 2023 was “A Lions Masquerade,” and with over 450 in attendance, it was amazing to see so many friends, Lions, and community members dressed in their best.
Legend of the Lion 2023 CNLC Assistant 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0 2023,Auction,DDA,Fundraiser,Legend of the Lion,Masquerade

Legend of the Lion Prep

"Conroe Noon’s ‘Legend of the Lion’ fundraiser set for Thursday night"

Mike Medved / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Hello from the Conroe Noon Lions Club, “the Greatest Lions Club in the World.” We had another great meeting last Wednesday. We began as usual with the singing of “God Bless America” followed by both the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the “Texas Pledge.” Our opening invocation was led by Rev. Raymond McDonald.
Legend of the Lion Prep 2023-02-10 06:00:00Z 0 2023,Fundraiser,Legend of the Lion,Masquerade,Preparations

Life Member Awards

"Conroe Lions members recognized with TLC Life Member Awards"

Rob Hamilton / Conroe Noon Lions

Greetings to all Lions and readers. 2023 is off to a roaring start. The Eyeglass Recycling Center reopened with volunteers collecting, sorting, lens checking, cleaning, and packaging in preparation for distribution medical mission trips around the world. The month of January had several club events. Lions assisted with the Attend-Dance Rewards Program at Reaves Elementary School on Jan. 19 the lead by Lion Nicole Moon.
Life Member Awards 2023-02-03 06:00:00Z 0 2023,Blood Drive,Eyeglass Recycling Center,Reaves Elementary,Service Saturday,TLC Life Member Awards,Vision Screening

Plans for Legend of the Lion

"Plans underway for ‘Legend of the Lion’ dinner, dance Feb. 16"

Will Warren / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Our Wednesday club meeting on Jan. 25 was full of recognition, friendly competition, and some wildly entertaining responses by our newer members to their interview questions. During announcements we learned that there is still a need for silent and live auction items for the annual “Legend of the Lion” - Dinner/Dance & Auction event coming up on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Lone Star Convention Center.
Plans for Legend of the Lion 2023-01-27 06:00:00Z 0 2023,Auction,Community,Conroe,Fundraiser,Legend of the Lion,Masquerade,Preparations

CISD at CNLC

"Conroe ISD Superintendent talks growth at Conroe Noon Lions Wednesday"

Morgan Freeman / Conroe Noon Lions Club

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard the buzz around town about Conroe’s ranking as No. 6 in the nation for population and economic growth from a new study by SmartAsset. While no surprise to those who’ve looked out their car window in the past 10 years or tried grocery shopping at H-E-B, the statistics on Conroe’s growth are staggering. 
CISD at CNLC 2023-01-20 06:00:00Z 0 CISD,Children,Community,Conroe

Reflect on '22, Plan for '23

"Conroe Noon Lions reflect on 2022 and plan for 2023"

Eddie Davis / Conroe Noon Lions

Conroe Noon Lions Club is ringing in the new year in grand fashion. Conroe is thriving, having been recognized once again for one of the most robust communities in the nation by a study from the personal finance website SmartAsset. Conroe has seen a considerable economic and population five-year growth of 15 percent and CNLC is widely recognized as the largest civic organization in Conroe/Montgomery County.
Reflect on '22, Plan for '23 2023-01-13 06:00:00Z 0 2023,Community,Conroe,Preparations
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