The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, January 25th, for it’s weekly luncheon meeting. There were 37 members and 3 visitors in attendance. Lion Hap Hedges was responsible for the program and introduced Craig and Carol Conlee of The Fine Arts Association of The Hill Country, Carol spoke about the annual art show to be held April 30th at The Old Peanut Mill Steak House. The purpose of the art show is to raise funds for art scholarships in Mason County.
Carol said human beings all have 3 things in common: we all laugh, we all applaud, and we all desire to leave something behind. Carol spoke about Texas A & M’s commitment to develop a program of study in the humanities to reach the growing number of international students so that when they returned to their respective countries they would have a more positive impression of The United States through shared interests in the arts & humanities.
Carol also spoke about the role of the arts in Fredericksburgs’ commitment to revitalization. Carol mentioned the 10-10-10 principle of 10 new restaurants, 10 new stores and shops, and 10 new cultural and fine arts areas as being keys to the growth in Fredericksburg. The last example Carol gave of the importance of art in our lives was to show a painting of a Whitetail Deer done by her Father when he was serving overseas in the military. Her Father sent the painting to her Mother as an expression of his love for her and his love for the hill country.
The club’s next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 1st at noon at Zavala’s.The meeting will be the monthly business meeting. The Mason Lions 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.