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Brevard Lions Club

Brevard, North Carolina       Chartered 1938

HalloweenFest Broom Salesmen

 

THE BREVARD LIONS ROAR

July 2024

MEETING INFORMATION

July 4 - No meeting because of holiday

July 18Regular 6 PM dinner meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp.  Members pay for their own meals.

July 25 - Board Meeting at 7 PM at Brevard/Davidson River Presbyterian Church. (if required)

 

NOTE:  Remember - quarterly dues begin July 1 at $45/member 

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS -

 

 

RECENT BREVARD LIONS CLUB ACTIVITIES -

Through June in our 2023/24 Lions Year which began July 1, 2023, $2,458 has been approved for assisting 23 people with new glasses, 4 with exam & glasses.

For the 2022/23 Lions Year - $1,975 assisting 18 people

For the 2021/22 Lions Year - $2,810 assisting 27 people

For the 2020/21 Lions Year - $4,230 assisting 40 people

For the 2019/20 Lion Year - $4,480 assisting 43 people.

For the 2018/19 Lion Year - $8,598 assisting 82 people

For the 2017/18 Lions Year - $11,413 assisting 106 people

For the 2016/17 Lions Year - $9,305 for assisting 91 people

For the 2015/16 Lions Year - $10,151 for assisting 111 people  

For the 2014/15 Lions Year -  $11,045 for assisting 132 people

For the 2013/14 Lions Year -  $9,495 for assisting 120 people

For the 2012/13 Lions Year - $8,348 for assisting 81 people

In March of 2019 Medicaid of NC approved paying for both exams and glasses for enrolees.  This has resulted in a significant decrease in glasses requests.

For the 1st half of the Lions Year, half is paid by the Brevard Lions Club and half by matching funds from NC Lions Inc.

 

Lion Harvey sold and Lion Ed delivered 179 brooms to local summer camps for $2,278 at a 48% profit.

It was voted to donate $250 to the Salvation Army and to sponsor and we manned a donation kettle for the  Christmas kettle drive on December 7.

At the June 10, 2023 Vision Van event, we saw 30 clients - with 2 referrals to an eye doctor and one approved for exam and glasses.  We also turned in 1200 pairs of glasses, 22 broken glasses, 45 phones, and 28 hearing aids for transport to Camp Dogwood.

A $2000 grant was received from Lake Toxaway Charities in June to help support our vision projects. This will allow our club to continue to provide glasses for the needy of Transylvania County, through requests from over 25 aid organizations in WNC.

At our April 6 meeting Lion President Paul presented a $1000 scholarship to county resident Emily Barton. She his 1 of only 3 in the country with a rare eye condition.

Welcome new member Tyree Jenkins!  He was sponsored by Lion David, voted in during the March 2 meeting, and had an Induction Ceremony in May.

Lion Chuck has agreed to place our permanent broom display in his store "A Blast From the Past" downtown.  An ad was placed in the paper to notify the public.  He also has a display of ceramic white squirrels on sale - a portion of sales goes to the club.

After a meeting presentation on the dangers of Fentanyl from a mother whose son DJ died of the drug, it was approved to donate $500 the the DJsWish foundation to help spread awareness of the problem.

Upon Lion Scott Kuba's death, the club received a $1000 donation from a friend.  It was approved to make this a memorial donation to the NC Lions.

$100 has been donated to the "Newspaper for the Blind" for 2022/23.

At our February 3 meeting it was voted to donate $300 to Lion Scott's LED street light project to convert 10 city streetlights.

The club voted at the June 17, 2021 meeting to modify the dues amounts beginning July 1.  Regular members dues will be $45/quarter and at-large members dues will remain at $25/quarter.  This will allow payment of facility charges at meeting locations.  Members will pay for their own meals at regular meetings.

Congratulations to Lion Jake for 48 years of membership, Lion Ed for 43 years, Lion Tony for 42 years, Lion Gary for 37 years, and Lion Harvey for 32 years! 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE -

June 20 - 12 members

June 6 - 6 members

January Board Meeting - 7 members

 

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