The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, August 9th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 40 members and four visitors in attendance. Lion Lawrence Spell was responsible for the program, and also gave the presentation. He told the story of the VFW "Buddy" poppy. The poppy has become recognized as the true symbol of all those who have given their lives in our nations' wars. It has been recognized as the memorial flower in countries throughout the world.Since 1922, the VFW of the U.S. has conducted an annual distribution of "Buddy" poppies to raise funds for its charitable programs. The poppies are given away to people to be displayed proudly in honor of those that gave all for our freedom. Your contribution, if you wish to give, will be used to help needy and disabled veterans, and the surviving family members of deceased veterans.The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 16th, at noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Gaylon Thorn.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.