Conroe Noon Lions: Lions members hear from Montgomery County Appraisal District staff

Connie McNabb/ Conroe Noon Lions

Our May 8 meeting brought surprises, reports of great service by many Conroe Noon Lions and a very timely presentation by the Montgomery County District Appraisal team.

Reaves Elementary’s Counselor, Melissa Bern, brought two huge “Out of this World” baskets of treats from the staff to thank all the Conroe Noon Lions for a year of wonderful events, surprises, and service. Lion Helen Thornton, the Reaves support chairman and President Jason Miller accepted the wonderful gift on behalf of the club members. 

Committee reports on recent and upcoming events were next.  Lion Andrew Perry reported on the huge success of Work Weekend at Texas Lions Camp.  Some 40 CNLC members completed ALL of the two page “To Do List” of critical repair, maintenance, and construction to have the camp at its best to impact children’s lives this camp season.  His video of our fellow Lions hard at work was very well received.  2VP Tracey Irvine reminded everyone that next week is the annual “Style Show”.  

This year’s featured guests from Bridgewood Farm will be modeling the latest in Spring and Summer fashion.  She also reminded the group that our annual “kids on the lake” fishing tournament for special needs children was moved from May 11th to the 18th due to recent floods in Owen Park.  All Lions available to help were encouraged to sign up again for the new date.  Lion Logan Mizell reminded everyone about the Golf Tournament on May 23 at Walden Golf Club, he asked members to sign up and that door prizes, goody bag items, etc are still needed and much appreciated.  Service Saturday Chair, Lion Andrew Perry, reported that the next event will be assistance to local victims of the recent floods.  An exact day or location has not been determined, but given the huge impact on our community, Conroe Noon Lions are prepared to respond.  If flood victims are known to our fellow Lions, please contact the club office, to put things in motion for assistance.   Lion Morgan Freeman, membership chair, challenged everyone to call or text a potential guest in her “Right Now” membership drive.  Over twenty invitations were sent on the spot!  The goal is 50 guests in the next four weeks.  2VP Tracy Irvine introduced three new members, Judge John Hafley, Tiffany Iadarola and Grace LaConte. President Jason Miller presented them with their certificates, lapel pins and welcomed them to ‘the Greatest Lions Club in the World.’ 

Past President Warner Phelps presented his new and improved Tail Twister air horn as a sample of his new arsenal necessary for his duties.  He also introduced our program speakers from the Montgomery County Central Appraisal District leadership.  Interim Chief Appraiser, Sheri Hunter and Deputy Chief Jake Martinez. Both gave excellent presentations on the nuances of how the property taxation process works and the mechanisms for citizens to challenge or appeal appraisals.  Ms Hunter made special note of the recent mailing of over 200,000 appraisal notices.  Property owners have 30 Days from the date on their notice to submit a protest.  (May 15, 2024).  Both Ms Hunter and Mr. Martinez encouraged everyone to use the website to expedite their protests, exemptions, or other communication.  They also strongly recommended the creation of a public portal account so all communications can be kept together and streamline the process for any actions and correspondence.  Additionally, they encouraged everyone impacted by recent floods and the Disaster Declaration (April 30, 2024) to access important information on the web page if they may be eligible for a temporary exemption due to property damage by disaster. 

If you are not a Lion but are looking for an organization that embodies “We Serve,” then visit on Wednesdays, noon, at the Lone Star Convention Center.  For more information about the Conroe Noon Lions Club, please visit our website,, or call the local club office at 936-760-1666.

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