March 1 — Vision Screening, 9:00 am-2:30 pm, Med North Health Center, N. 4th St.
March 3 — Regular Meeting, 6:15 pm, McAlister’s Deli
March 8 — District Cabinet Meeting, 10:30 am, The City Club, Snow Hill
March 11 — Visit Wrightsville Beach Club, 6:00 pm, Blockade Runner Hotel
March 17 — Regular Meeting, 6:15 pm, McAlister’s Deli
March 22 — Used Eyeglasses Counting, 9:00 am, 10 JEB Stuart Drive
March 28-29 — Spring Fund Raiser Solicitation, Kmart
PROWL TO WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH RESCHEDULE
Because of inclement weather, the Wrightsville Beach Club canceled its meeting on February 11, and so we had to forego
our planned Jungle Prowl to the Blockade Runner that evening. We have rescheduled this prowl for March 11. The meeting
starts at 6:00 pm and the cost is $13 per person.
$$$ SPRING FUND RAISER SOLICITATION $$$
Lion Jim Lyon has reserved Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, with Kmart for our annual Spring Fund Raiser
Solicitation. All proceeds from this activity help to fund our own club’s community and charitable projects. If you have not
already done so, please see Lion Jim Wagner to volunteer for a time slot. It is important that as many of us as possible
participate to ensure the success of this project.
LIONS INTERNATIONAL SEEKS U.S. VETERANS AS MEMBERS
Lions Clubs International has established a special initiative to encourage veterans of all U.S. Armed Forces to become
Lions. The Involve a U.S. Veteran program offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a
local Lions club. The waiver is available to the first 5,000 U.S. veterans who join through June 30, 2015. Eligible veterans
include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel who are retired or were honorably-discharged from
these services. National Guard and Reserve personnel who were called to active duty for other than training (persons may
still be enlisted in these services) and other personnel the U.S. services consider veterans are also eligible. We should all
take advantage of this initiative and invite a veteran to join our club.
District Governor Lion Mike Elmore made his official visit to our club on February 17. During his presentation he discussed
International’s CEP (Club Excellence Process) program for individual club improvement. It involves reaching out to the
community, having the members evaluate their club, and then taking the information received to create an action plan. He
also stressed that in seeking new members we should emphasize our community service projects, not our fund raising.
USED EYEGLASSES COUNTING
On Saturday, March 22, will meet at Lion George’s house, 10 JEB Stuart Drive, at 9:00 am to count and sort the many pairs
of used eyeglasses we have collected since October. Please bring what you have or pick up additional glasses from your
On Saturday, March 1, we will conduct a vision screening from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. at the Med North Health Center on
North 4th Street. There will be two shifts — 9:00 to 11:30 am and 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Please call or see Lion Kent to
volunteer for this community service.
“WE SERVE”: IT SAYS WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE ARE, AND WHY WE ARE!