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The Lion's Roar
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 • Posted February 17, 2009

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, February 10th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and 0 visitors in attendance.

Lion Eldon Kothmann was responsible for the program and introduced Jared Eggemeyer District 2 A-1 Camp Director who spoke about the Texas Lions Camp. The camp is a summer camping facility dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities and Type I Diabetes. The camp is located in Kerrville, Texas on 500 acres of beautiful Texas Hill County hills and woodlands. Children eligible to participate in the summer camp program must be between the ages of seven to sixteen and have a qualifying physical disability. Children with Type I Diabetes must be between the ages of eight to fifteen. Texas Lions Camp is a non-profit organization funded by the Lions Club of Texas and other caring individuals.

All children attend camp at no cost to them or their families. The Texas Lions Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

If you know of a young person who could benefit from a 1 week camp session at Texas Lions Camp or for more information contact one of the Mason Lions Club members.

The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 17th, at noon at Zavalas. The program chairman will be Rich Shoemaker and the program will be by Megan Bierschwale.

The Mason Lions 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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