The regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th, has been cancelled.
The Valentines Party, scheduled for Friday, February 7th, has been cancelled.
The Special Needs Party that is sceduled for today, December 20th, has been cancelled due to the predicted ice storm for the OKC area.
The next Party will be in February. Please have a safe holiday. Merry Christmas!!
SPECIAL NEEDS PARTY CANCELLED!!
The Christmas Party scheduled for December 6th has been cancelled because of the predicted weather.
We will let you know when it is rescheduled!!!
June 4, 2013
Power is out at meeting location.
Speaker Sean Cummings will be rescheduled!!
OKC Downtown Lions Club May 2013 Tornadoes
Disaster Relief Information
From Lion Troy Jenkins, 3-H Disaster Relief (Lions Alert) Committee Chair, Sunday, May 26:
We wanted to shoot out a quick note to bring everybody up to speed.
We spent two days in Carney earlier this week, and also spent some time running through Fallis (the little community just to the north of Wellston). The Carney Lions are continuing to run point for both of these areas. We have a voucher system set up through the east-side Wal-Mart in Stillwater; Lion Joni Nettles is the primary contact in getting these distributed.
The Norman Lions Club is running point in these efforts. Lion Brad Hawkins is determining where we will set up to distribute vouchers, and is working with a Wal-Mart in Norman to handle them. He will have a check and vouchers ready in the morning.
We will have the MHSU set up at the Wal-Mart on 19th and Telephone Road, which is also where we are setting up our vouchers. We will be out on site by morning. As we did in Carney, we will use the unit as a Command Station where we can hand out vouchers, etc. We do still have a few items left to distribute as well.
The common theme in all three areas is that they are fairly saturated with donated items right now, so we don’t need to bring anything else at the moment (though we will keep our ear to the ground in case any new needs arise).
What they do need in all areas is help with clean-up. Please spread the word to your clubs and friends. To help in Carney/Fallis, please contact Lion Joni at 405-240-0965. To help in Little Axe/Stella, please contact Lion Brad Hawkins at 405-317-0684. He is working on identifying areas where we can get in and help. For those of you that would like to help in Moore, you can meet () morning at at Covenant Life; 207 S. Howard. There you can help clean up the Central Park area of Moore. In all cases, please wear appropriate work wear (jeans, sturdy shoes) and your Lions shirt or vest. If you have work gloves, please bring them. If not, we have a pretty large stock in the trailer. If you can, please take some pictures for us to share and document the area and the efforts.
We will continue to scout opportunities for clean-up, and will keep everybody in the loop.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me (my cell phone is in my signature below) or Lion Dawn Miller (405-517-4550). I am also attaching a contact list that Dawn put together. You may have received this already.
Because We Serve!
Troy Jenkins, Executive Director
Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation
4123 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Fellow Downtown Lions,
I have been in contact with key participants of the state Lions disaster committee and want to pass along this information in case you would like to help out.
LCIF has approved a $10,000 emergency grant to provide vouchers to storm victims. These vouchers, up to $100 each, will be distributed through the mobile health screening unit at a location TBD in Moore on Monday morning 5-27. They will be used for victims to purchase items at Moore Walmart for immediate needs such as medicine, food, water and clothing. They are for victims of:
Tornado #1, Edmond, Luther, Wellston, Carney, and on toward Prague, Tornado #2, Norman to Little Axe /Stella area; and Tornado #3, Newcastle, Southwest Oklahoma City, Moore. Some district funds will be available for gasoline, not included in the parameters for the emergency grant.
As soon as I hear anything I will forward it to be posted on our Facebook page, to your emails and on our web page:
A $100,000 grant has been approved after we spend the first grant, to be distributed by LCIF trustees. The disaster committee is considering recommending it be used for purchasing books, computers and other contents that were destroyed inside the two Moore elementary schools.
At this point, any volunteer cleanup efforts are being left to individual clubs to decide on their own. There seem to be plenty of opportunities, including one suggested by Lion Dawn Miller for tomorrow, Monday, at 8:30am at Covenant Life, 207 S. Howard, Moore, to help clean-up the Central Park area of Moore. If you can and want to work, please wear your Lions shirts, dress for the occasion in jeans, sturdy boots, hat, and work gloves. At the very least please report your volunteer work to your Lions Club Secretary.
Also, Past International President Tan will be arriving Wednesday evening for a full day visit on Thursday. Lions are needed for a show of support and other needs to be determined when times and locations are announced.
Again, we will post latest info on our club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaCityDowntownLionsClub?fref=ts,via email and on our website.
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