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. 

The final activity of the day was the drawing for our annual Lucky Derby – Car Raffle.  We sold 700 tickets for the chance to win the grand prize of a Buckalew automobile, along with other prizes such as a trip to Fredericksburg, outdoor patio furniture, or others prizes worth at least 200 dollars. The District Governor did the honor of drawing 28 winners.  Next week these 28-winner finalists will play some games to see who will win the grand prize!  Thanks to everyone who sold or bought derby tickets.

So, as you can see the Conroe Noon Lions serve our community and have fun.  With over 300 members we can and do make a difference in our community.

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