The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 19th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 37 members and nine visitors in attendance.
Riley Kothmann, District 3 CTEC Director spoke about the electrical needs of the state of Texas.
Riley said, with demands for electrical power increasing and no new generating facilities being built, the rolling blackouts experienced in February 2011 could become more commonplace. With the help of CTEC customers, we can help avoid these outages by only using appliances that require large amounts of electricity (water heaters, clothes dryers, electric ranges, etc.) only during times that demand is low.
Peak times of usage are 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Try to avoid these times! Also, set your thermostat on your air conditioner up two to three degrees from your normal setting. On other electrical items and appliances, if yoou are not using it, turn it off or unplug it. If we all help out, we can do our part to prevent the rolling outages.The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, June 26th, at noon at Zavala’s. The program chairman will be Mark Hurta.
The Mason Lion’s Club 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.