Regular Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:00 PM (First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St. unless otherwise announced). When in doubt, check our calendar of events on this website. NOTE: Serving line opens at 5:45 PM. EVERYONE is welcome to come visit and join our active club.
Please note that our February 24th meeting will be at Main Street United Mehodist Church and the Coterie Club will be feeding us. This is a change from previous announcements of meeting at the Womens Club on Salisbury St.
Always remember! That way you will never forget!
If you missed our annual Spouse's Night on February 10, you really missed a wonderful meal and great commraderie with over 60 Lions and guests in attendance. A B-I-G "thank you" to Lion Becky Carter for out-doing herself again in setting up this event. Special guests were Barbara & Ned Bull (HR Block); Alysia & Rick Wells (local VIP's) and Helen Holt & Shirley O'Brien, widows of deceased Lions. After a wonderful meal of filet, grilled salmon or a chicken pasta dish, A-wards were presented to the following Lions:
20 years of service - Dick Strohmeier
25 years of service - Jerry Medford, Rick Pierce & Roger Stockton
30 years of service - Buddy Collins, Joe Coltrane & Ned Mabe
35 years of service - PDG Danny Jefferson
40 years of service - Bob Hicks & Warren Long
Silver Membership Growth pins were presented to Marvin Bare & Ned Mabe for sponsoring new members during October growth month.
A Membership Key was presented to Ned Mabe for sponsoring 2 new members in one year.
A Year Round Membership Growth pin was presented to Larry Martin for sponsoring 3 new members in one year.
The NC Lions Inc. created the Jack Stickley Fellowship to honor the first North Carolina Lion to serve as President of Lions Clubs International. This is a very prestigious award for NC Lions and is only obtained by a donation of $500 to NCLI. Bill Maurer was presented a Jack Stickley Fellowship for his leadership and dedicated service to Kernersville Lions. Bill has served in many leadership positions (Secretary 1991-92); President (1995-96 & 2003-04); interim president (1994-95); and chaired our Vision Screening Committee (1995-2013). During his chairmanship, we screened over 36,000 students at local schools and day care facilities. Bill was recognized as Lion of the Year in 2009-10 for his dedicated service to this project.
Lions Clubs International established the Melvin Jones Fellowship in 1973 to recognize the founder of Lions Clubs. It is a recognition of humanitarian works and is the highest award given by Lions Clubs and requires a $1000 donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation. It is the backbone of LCIF, providing 75% of the foundation's annual revenue. Bob Hicks was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship for his leadership and dedicated service to the Kernersville Lions. Bob has served in many capacities with distinction and integrity. Bob served as Secretary (1981-82 & 1982-83); President (1984-85); and Treasurer (2000-14). He has also served on virtually every committeein the club and chaired many of them.
Congratulations to all and thanks for your service.
Wiz Horner visited with us on January 27th as a guest of Dick Strohmeier and completed his application for membership. Wiz has been approved by the BOD for membership and we welcome him. Wiz is a former Lion in Vass, NC and we're excited to put him back to work.
We welcome more new Lions: Jo Crowley and Wayne Henderson, a husband and wife team approved by the board directors. We welcome of both of them and we are excited to have them join us and are sure they will be an asset to the club. President Bill and Secretary Marvin will take credit for sponsoring them.
Our program for the February 24th meeting will be Bruce Boyer and Rosemary Suess with the Kernersville YMCA. Be there, you'll enjoy it!!!
A reminder that we are approaching time to elect officers for our club for next year. Be thinking about it and if asked to serve, say YES. We will need 1 vice president and 3 directors and it ain't hard work!
Lion Mike and Ned remind us that tickets for our largest fund raiser, the Benefit Dinner, are printed and available. See them for your usual allottment and sell! sell!! sell!!!
Thanks to our Vision Screening chairperson Debbie Warren and her commandos, who screened over 3400 students during this Lions year. We are now well over 40,000 students screened since we started in 1995. That's an accomplishment to be proud of.
We have Lions Club collection boxes at 9 locations through out the Kernersville area to collect cell phones, hearing aids and eye glasses. The Lions listed beside the location have agreed to pickup collected items periodically and bring to Lion Jerry Medford for transport to Camp Dogwood. If a new box is needed, please let Secretary Marvin know ASAP.
Kernersville Library Marvin Bare
Winston Eye Associates Bob Reed
Crisis Control Ministry Jim Barrett
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service Lowell Parker
East Forsyth YMCA Leon Cameron
Garber Eye Associates Bill Apple
Harper Eye Care Larry Martin
Wal-mart Larry Martin
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Art Drennan
Happy Birthday to the following Lions:
Feb 8 Becky Carter
Feb 19 Lowell Parker
Feb 25 Alan Bennett
Happy Anniversary to the following Lions and spouses:
Feb 2 Kay & Marvin Bare
Feb 14 Debbie & Steve Warren
Lions Longevity for the following Lions:
Feb 2010 Bernie Hale
Feb 1983 Buddy Collins
Feb 1987 Clarence Lambe Jr
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