Vass Lions Discuss Goals for Year
At the Nov. 1 meeting of the Vass Lions Club, Lion District 31F Governor Dr. Thomas (Randy) Kirby presented his goals for the year.
His theme was "Your Club, Your Focus." He urged the club members to look at their commitment to personal service and to choose projects to meet the needs of the community.
"The goal is for the local clubs to be relevant to their communities and responsive to their needs," he said.
Kirby discussed the four major goals of the International President: Engaging our Youth, Sharing the Vision, Relieving the Hunger and Protecting the Environment.
The Vass Lions Club supports a Leos Club at Union Pines High School, sponsors a vision van for free eye exams in the Vass community, and runs a successful food drive to feed the needy at Christmas.
The club has financially supported the school garden at the Vass Lakeview Elementary School, awards financial grants to local schools for worthy projects not covered by the schools' operating budget, as well as donates to a variety of humanitarian statewide projects such as clinical eye research, Radio Reading, MIRA and the VIP Fishing tournament for the visually impaired.
They also contribute to Camp Dogwood, a North Carolina residential camp for the visually impaired.
At the same meeting, Past International President Sid Scruggs inducted two new members to the club, Tony and Crystal Cianchetta.
After hearing Kirby's presentation, Tony Cianchetta, who has a degree in environmental science, proposed several environmental projects that might be beneficial to the community.
Scruggs also suggested another humanitarian effort: to contribute to the International Lions Club effort to aid in the relief project for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Every cent donated to this project goes directly to the victims. All administrative fees for the International Club are paid by the member's dues.
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