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 MIGHTY MATTHEW MORALES HAS THE HEART OF A LION!

WE ARE WITH YOU, MATTHEW!

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO SCROLL DOWN THROUGH THIS HOMEPAGE TO SEE WHAT THE LAWTON NORTHEAST ON-LINE BRANCH LIONS CLUB DOES FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. YOU CAN ALSO GO THROUGH THE PAGES ON THE UPPER LEFT SIDE THAT CONTAIN MORE PHOTO'S OF OUR ACTIVITIES, CONTACT INFO, ETC. THE "FEATURED EVENTS" SECTION ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND SIDE IS A CALENDAR OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS. ENJOY!

LAWTON NE ON-LINE LIONS HOSTED IT'S  ANNUAL LAWTON/FT. SILL VA CENTER CHRISTMAS SHOW ON TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER!

Each December, members of the Lawton NE On-Line Lions, the parent club (Lawton Northeast Lions), and friends of the Lions kick-off the Christmas season by celebrating with the veterans at the Lawton/Ft. Sill VA Center! Eric "Paul" Barry was the Master of Ceremonies. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus and their helpers took center stage and entertained the veterans by reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and also presented the VA Center with a donation of supplies. The group from Cameron Baptist Church (Lion Gary Weise) led by Miss Margie (Margie Baker) sang some great Christmas songs. They do a wonderful job and have become an important part of this annual event. Buster Swoopes, the very talented local singer (and a great friend to the Lions), was in top form as he sang a few Christmas classics as well. The evening was topped off by a rousing rendition of "Jingle Bells", led by Lion Vivian Silverstrim, by the Lions and our friends that were in attendance. A great time was had by all and it's our way of letting our veterans know that we truly care about them and that we are so very thankful for their service! Below is a picture of some of the kids from Cameron Baptist singing for the veterans. The little gal with the pacifier in her mouth was a big hit with everyone watching the show! More pictures are posted in the Veterans Christmas 2017 section on the upper left hand part of this homepage. Many thanks to everyone that took part and on behalf of the Lawton NE On-Line Lions, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

LAWTON NE ON-LINE LIONS TAKE PART IN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WW2 & KOREAN WAR VETERANS DINNER

Pictured above is Lauren Noriega, Comanche Indian Veterans Association Princess, as she sings the National Anthem at the WW2 & Korean War Veterans Dinner at the Lawton/Ft. Sill VA Center on Saturday, 27 May. The NE Lions joined the Vietnam Veterans of America, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, the Marine Corps League, the Oklahoma Women's Veterans Organization, local Boy Scouts and many other local civic groups to serve dinner to veterans of WW2 & the Korean War. It was a great time and we made many friends!  It was an honor for us to post our club banner along side the flags of these other great organizations (see below) at the entrance of the VA Center Auditorium. We look forward to working with many of these groups in the future! We took part in this event while also hosting our successful White Cane Day event (pictures coming) at Wal-Mart! Many thanks to Vivian Silverstrim, Joe Wotring and the rest of the Lions that helped out!

 

LAWTON NE ON-LINE LIONS/CAMERON UNIVERSITY EARTH DAY!

Pictured above is one of the many Eastern Redbud trees that we have donated to Cameron University each year since 2009! This photo was taken recently by Janet Williams of Cameron University. It shows how beautiful these redbuds look when they bloom in the spring! Lion Joe Wotring heads up this annual project and he's done a great job for many years. Pictured below is the tree that was delivered to Cameron by Lion Joe Wotring for Earth Day 2017:

 

         SPECIAL NEEDS VALENTINES DAY PIZZA PARTY AT MACARTHUR MIDDLE SCHOOL!

The Lawton NE On-Line Lions followed a longstanding tradition by celebrating Valentines Day with some very special students at MacArthur Middle School. Every year since the club was founded in 2009, club members have served pizza to special needs students at Mac Middle School on Valentines Day. It's our way of showing these kids that we care about them! Check out the Special Needs Valentines 2017 page at the top, left side of this homepage for more pictures!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 LION OF THE YEAR KW HILLIS! 

Club President Lion Doug Rice (above right) presents Lion K.W. Hillis with the 2016 Lawton NE On-Line Branch Lions Club Lion of the Year award on Friday, 6 January. The award is presented to a deserving Lion every year on the club's birthday. Congratulations, Lion of the Year K.W. Hillis! 

 OUR NEW LEADERSHIP!

Pictured above is the new leadership team for the Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club! On the right (wearing the cool shades) is Lion Doug Rice, our new club President, and on the left is Vivian Silverstrim, our new club Vice President (or "VEEP" as she calls it). It is the first time we've had a change in leadership since the club was established in 2009! This is a wonderful change because they are both smart, talented, and motivated! They will lead us into the future with confidence and integrity! For me, it's been an amazing experience to lead this club since its inception on January 6th, 2009. As a leader, I've always tried to give the spotlight to others who truly make this club so successful. I have had the honor of presenting our "Lion of the Year" award to some truly outstanding people over the years. Many thanks to each and every member of this club for all of your contributions to the Lions and to the community. I've been the luckiest club Prez in Lions International because I've had the greatest club members! We've got singers, pirates, writers, artists, poets, veterans, and engineers - just one talented bunch of Lions! We've made a positive impact over the years and we'll carry that on under the leadership of Doug Rice and Vivian Silverstrim. Yours truly, Immediate Past President/Club Founder, Lion Al Granger.   

 

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THIS LION IS AN AUTHOR!

One of our very own On-Line Lions had a children's book that he authored published last summer. Lion Gary Weise is not only a published author, he's an award winning poet, Army Veteran, past Lion of the Year, a leader at his church, a total workout warrior (his workouts are legendary), a surfer (he grew up near the ocean), and an all-around good guy. He's done more to help others (especially kids) than anyone else that I know. Congratulations Lion Gary for fulfilling your dream of getting a book published!

https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Weise/e/B01JJ751SU?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060

 

http://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrens-booksya/surfsup

 

OKLAHOMA LIONS MOBILE SCREENING UNIT

 

We hosted the Mobile Health Screening Unit at the Oklahoma Lions State Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn here in Lawton on May 20th & 21st, 2016: 

Pictured above is the poster that Lion KW Hillis made and placed on the Mobile Health Screening Unit for the Armed Services Day Parade in May, 2016! Lion KW walked the entire parade route and urged people to get the free heatlh screening. It must have worked, because we were busy on that afternoon after the parade! Thanks, KW!

We had an excellent turnout of club members on both days.  Many thanks to the volunteer nurse (Lion Vivian's friend) that helped on Friday. We also had help from two members of the parent club - Lions Paul McCarthy and Elaine Keir. Lion Elaine was epecially helpful with the Cholesterol and Diabetes blood tests! It was a real team effort. There is another MHSU picture in the "Photo Gallery" (top, left side of this page). 

And the truth is................

 

 

 OKLAHOMA SUNRISE AS SEEN FROM MT. SCOTT

(Photo courtesy of Lion Vivian Silverstrim)

 

 A PHOTO FROM OUR 2013 WHITE CANE DAY!

 

(Photo Courtesy of Lion Julie Zunk)

 

A great quote from Helen Keller, who played an important part in the history of Lions International:

 

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves."  - Helen Keller

 

Our Liaison from the parent club is Lion Ray "Master of Ceremonies" Polk.  Lion Ray (pictured below) is a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major. He's a great Lion, a founding member of our parent club, a true friend and role model!  

Lion Ray Polk

 

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IN MEMORY OF LION CLAUDIE LOTT

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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