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The Lion's Roar
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 • Posted September 14, 2011

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, August 30th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 36 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Thom Canfield was responsible for the program, and introduced Cam Kleibrink, Executive Director of Frontera Healthcare Network. Also present were Sherry Alexander, P.A., and David Hoerster, M.D. Cam talked about the relationship between Frontera and The Mason Clinic, and Llano Memorial Healthcare System. Sherry and David explained some of the services available at the Mason Clinic.The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, September 6th, at noon at Zavala's. The program will be the monthly business meeting.

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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, September 6th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 35 members and one visitor in attendance. "Boss" Lion Kirby Groves was responsible for the meeting, and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report.Lion Eldon Kothmann gave a short talk about prostate cancer, since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Lion Fritz Landers read a copy of The American's Creed, which follows:I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.The Creed was written in 1918 by William Tyler Page of Friendship Heights, Maryland in the course of a nationwide contest on the subject. Page was a descendant of President Tyler, and Representative John Page, who served in Congress from 1789-1797.William Tyler Page began his government career as a Congressional page in December of 1881. In 1919, he was elected Clerk of the House of Representatives, and held that position until December of 1931. A new post, Emeritus Minority Clerk, was then created for him which he occupied until his death on October 20, 1942.The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13th, at noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Glenn Ruthven.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.

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