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The Lion's Roar
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 7, 2013

The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 30th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance.

Lion Chris Dyer was responsible for the program and spoke about his trip to Moore, Oklahoma, to help with the tornado clean up and rebuild.

Chris was put in contact with a Lions Club member in Moore, Oklahoma, who in turn got him in contact with a person from "Sheds of Hope." This is an organization that builds 8'X10' sheds for the tornado victims to store their salvaged possessions in until their homes are rebuilt. They are built on their land or homesite. The Lowe's Building Center company sold the materials for each shed to the "Sheds of Hope" organization at their cost, helping keep the cost down so that more sheds could be built.

Chis said his crew built seven sheds in four days, which the people said was unheard of. They said that usually one and a half days are spent to build one shed.

Chris gave all the credit to his teenage volunteers who worked their "tails" off to accomplish this task. Mason should be proud of these boys and their adult leaders for their volunteer service.

The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, August 6th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program will be the monthly business meeting.

The Mason Lion’s Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.

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