The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, August 19th for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 41 members and 9 visitors in attendance.
Lion Pat Reardon was responsible for the program and introduced Robert Edmonson who spoke about The Texas Forest Service. Robert is a staff forester with the T.F.S. and he spoke about what the T.F.S. does. Roberts main job is working with people to try to control Oak Wilt. This tree disease is one of the most destructive diseases, killing oak trees at epidemic proportions. Robert talked about identification, spread and management of this disease. He said that this disease could not be stopped, but it could be controlled.
Robert can be contacted at Texas Forest Service, P.O. Box 1718, Johnson City, Texas 78636 830-868-7949 if you think you might have Oak Wilt or any other problem with trees on your property.
Chris and Patsy Hotard were at the meeting as quests of Pat Reardon. Chris received an award from the T.F.S. for the conservation work he has done on his property. More about this award will be in next weeks "Lions Roar".
The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 26th, an noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Elliott Courtright.
The Mason Lions Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.
Hamburger lunch Friday September 5th west side of the courthouse starts at 11:00am.