78 years and still making a difference.
The Centre Lion’s Club was chartered in February, 1938, by a group of individuals intent on finding ways to help their community.
Since their inception the club has followed the lead of Helen Keller who once challenged the Lion’s to (quote) “be knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”.
[Centre Lion’s Club President Linda Starr and Husband Lanny]
We recently spoke with local Lion’s Club member Linda Starr about the organization:
Most people are familiar with the Lion’s Club brooms and mops that are very popular when it comes to raising funds, they also sell candles to help sent one youth to diabetic camp each year.
Several members of the Centre Lion’s Club recently took part in another activity, one which is extremely important to the community; and that’s picking up litter on the roadway, along a stretch of Highway 9 between Centre and Cedar Bluff – as part of Alabama’s Adopt-A-Mile program.
We also asked just how anyone interested in finding out more about the Centre Lion’s Club, can do so:
TAKEN FROM THE CENTRE LION’S CLUB WEBSITE
While sight is the passion of the Centre Lions Club we have also had the privilege of helping our high school seniors with scholarships and our high school juniors and seniors with opportunites to attend our annual John L. Ellis, Sr. Youth Leadership Forum. We really have a great time taking ten children, who might otherwise go without, for a Christmas shopping event in conjunction with the Nettie King Brown Christmas Clearinghouse, Inc. Those are just a few of the good deeds we have the pleasure of doing.
What really makes us beam with pride is our association with the generous businesses and individuals who help sponsor our Annual Radio Day and Pancake Day fundraisers – you know who you are! These folks are the real hero’s of Cherokee County who partner with us to make a difference!
So, our question to you is: Why aren’t you a Lion? We are having a membership drive this fall and it is open to men and women who are interested in helping others and making a difference! Lions membership is by invitation only! Come join the Centre Alabama Lions Club – “We Serve”.
If you are interested in becoming a Lion, just ask one of our Lions members or call me 256/557-1808 and get signed up today!
Our Monthly Meetings
We are a club that averages around 40 members. We meet twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday, 12:00 Noon at Lanny’s Restaurant, 1490 West Main Street, Centre, Alabama.
First Wednesday – Program Meeting. We invite speakers to speak on various topics or services.
Third Wednesday – Business Meeting. We conduct all of our business for the month at this meeting.
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