April 1 — Regular Meeting, 6:15 pm, McAlister’s Deli
April 13-14 — Azalea Festival Boat Raffle, 9 am to 12 noon
April 15 — Regular Meeting, 6:15 pm, McAlister’s Deli
AZALEA FESTIVAL BOAT RAFFLE
Once again this year we will be selling chances with other Lions Clubs at the Azalea Festival Street Fair for Southport ‘s
annual Independence Day boat raffle. Our assignments will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, from 9:00 am to 12
noon both days. We will be signing up volunteers at our meeting on April 1st. For optimum coverage, we will need at least
six members to be at each of our allotted time slots.
WHITE CANE SOLICITATION
We had to go to press before we had the results of our White Cane solicitation on March 22-23. A report on this project will
appear in our next issue.
Save the dates! We remind you that on May 3 and 4 we will have a fund-raiser solicitation at Kmart. The proceeds of this
project will help support our own charitable activities.
OUR SAFARI ENDS AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH
We brought our Jungle Prowl season to a close on February 26 when we visited the Wrightsville Beach Lions Club. Six of
us, including our newest member, Lion Jefferson, and Jennifer Delong-White enjoyed a pleasant evening of fellowship with
our Lions friends at their meeting in the Blockade Runner Hotel. Once again this year we have fulfilled our long-standing
tradition of visiting every club in our zone.
At our meeting on March 4, we approved the membership application of Alan Chase. Welcome to the Cape Fear Lions Club,
Lion Alan! Also at that meeting, Lion Kent presented a program about the War of 1812 and its importance in the
development of the United States Navy with emphasis on the Battle of Lake Erie.
On March 18, Zone 2 Chair PDG Lion George Holston conducted a zone meeting in conjunction with our regular meeting.
In addition to members from the other clubs in our zone, District Governor Skippy Jackson and District Governor Elect
Mike Elmore were also present. Among the topics discussed were the assignments for clubs participating in the Southport’s
boat raffle, the funding for the bus to transport visually impaired people to Camp Dogwood, and possible participation in the
Cape Fear Fair and Expo.
A highlight of the evening was the formal induction of Lions Alan Chase and Jefferson Thompson into our club. Lions
George, Jack, Joe, and Tillie comprised the induction team performing the ceremony.
USED EYEGLASSES HEARING AIDS, AND CELL PHONES RECYCLING
On Saturday, March 2, Lions Glenn, George, Jack, Jerry, Joe, Kent, Lois, and Tillie gathered at Lion George’s house to
count, sort and box the used eyeglasses and other items we have collected for recycling since November. We counted 925
pairs of prescription eyeglasses and 100 sunglasses which Lion Jamie Casper and optometric students from Ohio State
University will take to Haiti this summer on their mission to assist needy visually impaired people in that country. We also
had 8 hearing aids and 3 cell phones.
“WE SERVE”: IT SAYS WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE ARE, AND WHY WE ARE!