District 2-T2 Lions Clubs International

Multiple District 2, Texas

 

DISTRICT NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

APRIL 23 DISTRICT 2-T2 CONVENTION A SUCCESS!

 

Our thanks to the Plainview Breakfast Lions Club for hosting the April 23 District 2-T2 Lions Convention at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.

 

Madelin Rossi was selected as the 2016-2017 District 2-T2 Lions Queen.  She represents the Plainview Lions Club.  Runner-up was Sarah Berry representing the Cotton Center Lions Club.

 

Congratulations to the following Lions who were elected at the annual meeting.

 

▪ District Governor-Elect Lion Jim Petty of Snyder.

▪ 1st Vice District Governor-Elect Lion Vance Gipson of Lubbock.

▪ 2nd Vice District Governor-Elect Lion Terry Hawkins of Lubbock.

▪ Texas Lions Camp Director PDG Dan Pope of Lubbock.

▪ Region 1 Eye Bank Director Lion Scott Crenwelge of Snyder.

▪ Region 4 Eye Bank Director Lion Billy Gilson of Ropesville.

▪ Region 7 Eye Bank Director Lion Lonnie Kirk of Lubbock.

 

Snyder was selected as the 2017 Convention site.

 

Additional information and photos will be posted soon.

 


PLAN YOUR "PREVENT CHILD ABUSE ACTIVITY"

The Lions of Texas will partner with Prevent Child Abuse Texas in April.

Governor Van Hoose wants clubs to plan an activity during the month where each member "wears blue" to bring notice to this issue.

 "Partner with your school...talk to the counselor or nurse for ideas on what your community can do. Let your community know what Lions stand for. Plan an event and make this a membership moment as well," he said.


 

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


 

2015-2016 INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT'S THEME

Peace, hope, determination, teamwork and uniting people through service are central elements of International President Jitsuhiro Yamada's theme for 2015-2016. 

Follow this link to learn more about the program!

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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