The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, August 25th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 40 members and 2 visitors in attendance.
Lion Michael Cope was responsible for the program and introduced Kelly Schmidt who spoke about his life growing up in Mason County. Kelly's talk focused mainly on his service during World War II. He said he was in the Army and he was trained for the infantry, "A Foot Soldier" as he referred to his job. Kelly told of several experiences he had while in training and later in combat. Kelly was wounded by schrapnel during combat and had to lay in a "Fox Hole" all night until medical aid could be brought to him. He still carrys pieces of schrapnel in his back that was to deep to be removed. We as citizens of the United States of America owe a lot to Kelly and the men and women of the Armed Forces for their service that has enabled us to enjoy the freedoms that we have in this great country. Be sure to give these people a big "Thanks" the next time you see them.
The Club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1st, at noon at Zavala's. The program will be the monthly business meeting.
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.