The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 23rd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members and three visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Jace Rychlik and Felicia Ramirez.
Lion Chris Dyer was responsible for the program and introduced Dalton Kast and Walt Broyles, Soil Conservation Technician of Mason SWCD.
Dalton attended the Buckskin Brigade this past summer and he spoke to the club about his experience. The Buckskin Brigade is a 5-day camp for 13-17 year old students held in June and July at various location across the state. There are six camps that include the Buckskin Brigade, along with the Bobwhite Brigade, the Bass Brigade and the new Waterfowl Brigade. Dalton said that the camp was very interesting and educational. He also stated that bed time was around 2:00 - 3:00 a.m. and they were awakened around 5:00 a.m. They don't get much sleep; but, they get a lot of information and instruction.
Dalton said he learned plant ID and made a plant collection, learned gun safety and shooting skills, and increased leadership skills through marching and cadences they recited heading to the mess hall. Dalton said he learned to talk in front of a group, which has been very helpful.
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 30th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program chairman will be Ron Freytag.
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.