The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 21st, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 30 members and 5 visitors in attendance.
Lion Chuck Bearden was responsible for the program and he spoke about the Courthouse Restoration. County Judge Bearden said that the legislature had reduced funding for Courthouse Restorations from 64 million dollars to 18 million dollars for the next 2 yrs., so the Mason County Courthouse Restoration was on a temporary hold until the grant application could be approved. He said that regular repairs would continue as needed and that at this time the Old Post Office building would be considered for rent or lease and possibly for sale. Judge Bearden and the commissioners will keep the public informed on the Courthouse Status.
New lions member Fritz Landers was installed and his sponsor, Michael Cope, presented Fritz with his membership pin. Twenty-one members also received "100% Attendance Awards" for 2008-2009. They were Chuck Bearden, Denwood Butler, Michael Cope, Nolan Donop, Ron Freytag, Gene Gammill, John Gammill, Lee Graham, Alex Grosse, Kirby Groves, Harold Hoerster, James Kingston, Eldon Kothmann, Roger Luckenbach, Dane Phillips, Melvin McCallum, Pat Reardon, Glenn Ruthven, Wilbby Shearer, Larry Spell, and Gayland Thorn.
The club's meeting will be held Tuesday, July 28th, at noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Will Fry.
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.