District 2-T2 Lions Clubs International

Multiple District 2, Texas

 

DISTRICT NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

ATTENTION CLUB SECRETARIES!

 

If you have not already done so, please submit your club's 2016-2017 Officer Reporting Form (PU-101) no later than JUNE 28, 2016.  We must have this information in order to print the District Directory in time for the July 23 Cabinet Meeting at Post.

 

CLICK HERE to download the PU-101 form

 

When completed, please email or mail a copy to Lions Clubs International and Cabinet Secretary PDG Carmon McCain.

 


 

SEVENTY YEARS IN THE SAME LIONS CLUB !

Congratulations to Lion Buzz Thacker of Roaring Springs

 

70/100…a Centennial Legacy in the Making

 Ten years after the formation of the International Association of Lions Clubs, Buzz Thacker was born in Roaring Springs, Texas in 1927.  Fast-forward eighteen years and in 1945 while the Lions assist in drafting the United Nations Charter, Buzz Thacker joins the United States Navy.

The Roaring Springs, Texas, Lions Club was chartered April 6, 1946 with Thacker’s father a charter member.  The town, in Motley County, in the foothills of northwest Texas, had thirty-five businesses in 1940 and a population of 514. The Lions Club chartered with thirty-nine members, generally businessmen of the town who were supportive of most all community activities.  After serving in the Navy, Buzz Thacker returns to Roaring Springs and joins the Lions in 1946 as the Lions Blind Camp on Casper Mountain in Wyoming hosts its first group of blind children.

Move forward another year to 1947 as Lions celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association and Buzz Thacker is selected to be the Boss Lion of the Roaring Springs club.  Thacker recalled he “really didn’t know what to do in leading the club but he muddled through that first year”. 

Click here to read more about Lion Buzz Thacker

WHAT DO LIONS DO??  WE SERVE!!!

 

 

Here's just a few of the humanitarian service projects that Lions in District 2-T2 have completed in the past few months.

  • Decorated bulletin boards at a local school.

  • Assisted at a local church nursery.

  • Supported local food banks.

  • Collected used eyeglasses

  • Sponsored campers at Texas Lions Camp-Kerrville.

  • Placed American Flags during holidays.

  • Held a Back To School luncheon for teachers.

  • Transported a couple to their doctor appointments.

  • Assisted with Toys for Tots collection.

  • Participated in a school reading program.

  • Held monthly bingo games for assisted living residents.

  • Preparation of sack lunches for those in need.

  • Collected aluminum cans for Ronald McDonald House.

  • Helped with FFA fundraising dinner.

  • Held Elementary School book giveaway.

WHERE THERE'S A NEED--THERE'S A LION!  WE SERVE!

DID YOU KNOW??

 

Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention in 1925 at Cedar Point, Ohio.  She challenged the Lions to become knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.  Since then, Lions Club members have worked to halt preventable blindness and restore sight.

 

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