The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 9th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 33 members and four visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Alexa Menchaca and Amber Herrera.
Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and introduced Pam Kruse, Superintendent of Mason I.S.D. who spoke about "the state of the district."
Pam said that the test scores of the STAAR test of the Mason students continue to be above the state average in all subjects. She attributed this to the dedication of our teachers and students. Pam also said that the district was financially stable, although with all the cuts in funding, it was hard to make all the ends meet.
The Lions Club had seven members receive their year membership awards. These were: Harold Hoerster and Jerry Bearden, 10-year members; Thom Canfield, Brent Hinckley and Chuck Bearden, 20-year members; Charles Pluenneke, 40-year member; and, Gene Gammill, 50-year member. It was also stated that Jack Lee had been a Lions Club member for 63 years.
Congratulations to all!!
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 16th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program chairman will be Elliott Courtright and the program will be on the Mason County Library.
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.