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The Lion’s Roar
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014

The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 5th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 221 members in attendance.

"#2 Boss Lion," Joel Kuykendall, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report.

The club will have a hamburger lunch August 29th on the west side of the courthouse. Mark your calendars for this event. All proceeds stay here in Mason to help the citizens of Mason County with their vision needs.

The first District Cabinet meeting was held in Mason at the Eckert Civic Center on July 26th. District Governor John Gammill reported that it was a big success and well attended.

The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, August 12th, at noon at Nacho's Cafe. The program chairman will be George Brannies and the program will be introduced by Thom Canfield.

The Mason Lion’s Club promotes sight conservation in our community. Anyone who has used eyeglasses to donate may give them to a Lions Club member or put them in collection boxes at the local banks. Also, if anyone needs financial assistance with eyeglasses, please speak to a local Lions Club member.

The Mason Lions Club visited the Texas Lions Camp for Disabled Children in Kerrville. Those making the trip were: Boss Lion Ken Cordero, Lions: Fritz Landers, Kirby Groves and Joel L. Kuykendall. The Lions Camp is a place for kids with all kinds of disabilities such as; missing limbs, diabetics, quadriplegics and paraplegics, to the vision impaired and many other disabilities (on the day of the Mason Lions Club visit it was kids with downs syndrome) . And lets them engage in many activities that most people told them that they could never do, such as horseback riding, archery, fishing, rock wall climbing, golf, preforming arts and much, much more. The Mason Lions Club also supports the camp through it’s membership dues. This year they donated well over $600 to the camp which is a 300% donation for the Mason Lions Club. Also many Mason Lions are members of the Lions Camp Century Club, which starts at $100 a year. This Camp is truly an amazing place making the impossible, possible for many children throughout Texas who would never get to experience the joys of camp.

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