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Coppell Lions Launch New Website!

The Coppell Lions are expanding their presence in the community through their new website! Beginning March 15, this site will no longer be updated.

Sponored by e-Clubhouse, this current site has served our purposes for many years, but with more members and more services to Coppell, we' felt the need to provide you with a more comprehensive site, an easier to navigate site,  and a site that is more interactive for the end user desiring more information about our Lions Club.

We can be reached at our new home:

http://www.CoppellLions.org

Click the above link to be taken to our new website!

 

 


Coppell Lions Make Donations To Local And State Charities

In addition to helping the children of Coppell, the Coppell Lions regularly donates money to charities in the area that are working to make Coppell and better community and to help those in need.

Recently the Club made sizable donations to the World Services for the Blind, the Leader Dogs for the Blind Program, and the Friends of Coppell Nature park.  These programs are ongoing commitments to their respective areas to provide a better way of life for all those involved in the community.


Pancake Breakfast The Biggest Ever As Lions Feed Over 400 An Collect over 4000 Books

Each year the Coppell Lions sponsor their Pancake Breakfast for two main reasons First, to allow the members of the Coppell community to come together and fellowship with each other and learn a little about what the Lions Clubs is all about. Secondly, to raise money for the Coppell Lions in general to continue their community efforts in providing services to the community as a whole, including sight and tissue foundations, scholarships, the Texas Lion Camp. and the many ongoing projects that especially serve the children of Coppell.

This year the Lions fed over 400 people on the Groundhog Day festivities at Austin Elementary. That in itself was an achievement that exceeded past years' efforts. But this year the community was challenged with providing new and gently used books for area libraries. Coppell responded with the donation of over 4000 books for area libraries. That donation was highlighted by the efforts of the library and students at Coppell Middle School North, as well as those that brought books to the breakfast.

During the breakfast, which lasted from 7 to noon, members and community participants took part in donating blood to the Carter Blood Bus on premises. As a result,  75 people will benefit from the donations that were made that morning.

The Lions Club of Coppell wishes to thank all those that participated in the most successful Pancake Breakfast in the History of the Club. So many children and underprivileged folks will benefit from the generosity of the citizens of Coppell.


Local Lions Sponsor Read, Bleed and Feed at Annual Pancake Breakfast

It’s a new twist on a traditional theme as the Coppell Lions host their 26th Annual Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Austin Elementary School Cafeteria, 161 South Moore Rd.  This year if you bring new or gently used books to be given to area school libraries, bring some non-perishable food to be given to the local CHS food bank, or give blood at the Carter Blood Care Bus, you eat for free.  Of course, if you prefer, you can still buy a ticket. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for Senior Citizens, and $3 for children. Meals will be served from 7 AM to 12 Noon.

“We’re expanding our event in hopes of providing multiple ways for individuals to participate.  You can buy your ticket to have a complete pancake breakfast, of course, but we also want to give people the opportunity to donate gently used books, give blood or donate canned goods. We call it our Read, Bleed and Feed Saturday,”  Coppell Lions President Bill Smothermon explained.  “All of the donated books will go to local school libraries and the donated food will go to help expand a program at CHS that is helping families in need.  There are needs in our community and we want to help fill them.”

The pancake breakfast  serves as a fundraiser for the Lions Club of Coppell to support its programs of community involvement. In its 28 year history, for instance, the Lions have provided over $100,000 in scholarships for high school graduates.  Each year, eyeglasses are provided for children of all ages that can not afford them.  The club also actively participates in the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation and the Texas Lions Camp for Disabled Children. Just this past December Coppell Lions provided Christmas food baskets and toys for 90 needy families in the area.

Potential blood donors can volunteer beginning at age 16 with a parent's consent, and 17-year-olds and older can give independently. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID.  Carter Blood Care professionals also  check your blood pressure, pulse, current temperature and hemoglobin level at the time of donation. Additionally, when your blood is tested for diseases before it is released for public use, the lab provides you with a free total cholesterol level within days of your donation.

Coppell Lions Receive Excellence Award for 2011-2012

The Lions Club of Coppell received one of the highest honors in the organization in December by accepting the prestigious Club Excellence Award for the 2011-2012 year ending this past August.  Application evaluations are reviewed each year in the Fall, with honors being announced shortly thereafter.

On hand at the December 3rd meeting was Lions Club Past District Governor, John Landrum, who was the 2X-1 District Governor during the 2011-2012 award year.  He presented the award to Past President Fred Conger, under whose leadership the honor was accomplished.   On hand at the meeting held at Ole’s Restaurant were both current and last years officers, current members and several community and civic guests. 

In the 2012 year, Coppell Lions were involved in several highly visible projects for the Coppell Community, ranging from raising money for its scholarship program through the Annual Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast, to the December Toy and Food Drive for families in the area. In addition, Coppell Lions support and actively participate in the efforts of the Texas Lion Camp, which is a special activities camp for children with disabilities.

Lions Present Donation of $1,000 to Kid Country 2012

The Coppell Lions Club has approved a $1,000 donation to the new Kid Country 2012 project, and will sponsor the “Shaky Bridge”  at the new park, scheduled for construction during the week of October 2-October 7.

The volunteer Coppell Kid Country Playground Committee is coordinating a community effort to rebuild the iconic Kid County children’s playground next to the newly expanded Aquatics and Recreation Center in Andy Brown Park. The effort to rebuild Kid Country will assure that the venue will continue to be a part of the Coppell community for years to come.

Coordinated by the Coppell Kid Country Playground Committee, the renovation and expansion of Kid Country is a community effort to rebuild the original Kid Country playground that was built in 1992 with the help of some 7,000 volunteers from the community. The new park is generally located in the same area, next to the newly expanded Aquatics and Recreation Center on Parkway Boulevard.  Rather than simply disassembling and tearing down the playground, a new approach was planned to make the new Kid Country bigger and better than its predecessor, with the same community involvement and spirit.

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Regular Club Dinner Meeting are held at:

Ole's Tex-Mex
600 E. Sandy Lake Rd
Coppell, TX  75019

Jan 15 (Tue):  Coppell Community Summit at the Senior Center. 6.pm.

Jan 21 (Mon): Stated Meeting at Ole's. 7pm.

Feb 2   (Sat): 26th Annual Groundhog Pancake Breakfast (Read, Bleed and Feed) 7am-Noon at the Austin Elementary School Cafeteria.

Feb 4   (Mon): Stated Meeting at Ole's

For more dates: Click Here for our Calendar

 

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