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The Lion's Roar
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • Posted October 19, 2011

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, October 11th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and 17 visitors in attendance. Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program, and introduced Chris Habecker, Principal of Mason High School who spoke about the Mason I.S.D.Chris stated that the Mason I.S.D. is still a "Blue Ribbon School" and will continue to be as long as certain standards are met. He said this past year, we dropped from an "Exemplary" to "Recognized" status, missing out only by one percentage point. Chris announced that there will be another "Blue Ribbon Service Day" on October 19th and a Puncher College Day is being planned. More about these two functions later.The Lions Club had 12 representatives from the organizations that received proceeds from the 5K/10K in attendance. They were: Mason Cancer Benefit, Connie Witt; Mason EMS, Linda Williams; Mason VFD, Clyde Martin; Mason Ministerial Alliance Food Bank, Gary Davel; R. Clinton Schulze Scholarship, Donald Schulze; Wounded Warriors, Steve Toone; Mason Puncher Club, John Watson; The Haven, Donna Jones; Bluebonnet CASA, Jana Jacoby; Pontotoc VFD, Ronnie Holloway; Puncher PAKS Lunch Program, Cindy Powell; and, PTO Organization, Jennifer Rowe.The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 18th, at noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Elliott Courtright.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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