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. 

Inspiring the Lions of the CNLC, the Conroe Noon LEOs (the youth club sponsored by CNLC) is hosting a blanket and coat drive. If you’ve got extra blankets and coats (adult size), you can drop them off at the club office. This is the new LEOs first organized service event, so help them make it a success. All donations must be dropped off by November 23rd. 

Conroe Noon is getting out in the community this month. On Nov. 18, we will be working with the nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace for Service Saturday to deliver beds to those children in the community who don’t have one.  It’s favorite of those who attend as they get to see firsthand the impact being made. Then on Nov. 20, the busy-bee members will be conducting a vision screening with the Community Assistance Center from 1-3pm.

This week’s meeting showcased some remarkable students from Conroe High School in the club’s annual Diabetic Essay Contest. The three finalists consisted of: Zayyad Osuolate, Abigail Schmidt, and Acocia Williams who read their essays to the club in hopes of winning and moving on to the district competition.  Each finalist did an outstanding job and won a $1,000 scholarship. It was an educational experience for all the Lions in attendance. The contest winner, Acocia Williams, shed light not just on the impact Diabetes has on a macro level, but brought it home with a personal story of how the disease has impacted her family.  Congrats on an excellent job done by all! 

A huge shout of to our Community Partners of the week: Conroe Welding Supply and Color Interiors Design Center. Thanks for supporting the Conroe Noon Lions Club’s efforts to serve!

For more information about the Conroe Noon Lions Club, please visit our website,, or call the local club office at 936-760-1666.  You may also call 936-760-1666 for additional information on any area Lions Club.


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