The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, April 26th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 33 members and three visitors in attendance.
Lion Roger Luckenbach was responsible for the program and he had Mark Lehmberg introduce Pam Kruse, Superintendent of Mason I.S.D., who spoke about the Mason I.S.D. budget situation for the coming year.
Pam started off by hnonoring all students, teachers and administrators, along with the families and community of Mason for making the school system the success that it is. Pam talked about proposed cuts in staff and programs. She said this was going to be very difficult because most of the staff she had either taught with, or even taught herself.
She listed several options to cut the proposed $1.2 million out of the budget; but, said until the legislators passed a financial bill for education, she and the school board would not know exactly what they had to work with.
The program was very interesting and Pam did an excellent job explaining the situation.
The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 3rd, at noon at Zavala's. The program 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.