Wilmington Cape Fear Lions Club


Welcome To the Cape Fear Lions Web Site

We are a service organization made up of men & women from all walks of life in our community. We are people who help in any way we can and get enjoyment out of it. We give freely of our time and efforts to help make Wilmington special.

The Cape Fear Lions are members of Lions Club International meeting the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of our volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief – community is what we make it.

The First Lions Club was formed in 1917. The Cape Fear Lions Club was chartered in 1955. Our international motto is; WE SERVE. Our number one goal is the prevention and reversal of Blindness.

March, 2014
A Publication of the Cape Fear Lions Club
Meets the First and Third Monday at McAlister’s Deli 740 S. College Rd.

Editor: Joseph P. Marchese

President: Zoe Walters

Secretary: Gerald K. Worsley


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

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.

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 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.

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
usual locations.

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.



Cape Fear Lions meet every 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 6:15 PM. (show up 30 minutes early if you plan on eating)

McAllisters Deli 740 S College Rd Wilmington, NC


Lion Clubs Links

Lion of the Year

Lion Jamie, for his dedication to Lionism



Help the Lions Help the Blind


Lions clubs around the world collect used eye glasses to help the needy. Do to legal reasons none of these glasses are reused here in the USA. We accept glasses of every kind prescription, reading and sunglasses. We also take used hearing aids.

To help raise funds for our local efforts we also recycle old cell phones and printer cartridges

We have several drop off sites around Wilmington, please help us help the blind.