President's Message
El Paso Downtown Lions Club
Lion Sandy Gibson

Around and About Tours, Inc.
Flying Colors Learning

Lion Michael Hicks
Executive Director


El Paso's Real Estate
Mortgage Lender

Esther Kaplan
400 S. Kansas
Suite B
(915) 533-3079
President   Marc Almklov
First, as mentioned in the previous Lion’s Tale the installation dinner was
held June 28th and it was more than I had hoped for.  I really appreciate
everybody that attended, it meant a lot to me and my family.  I am hoping
that we can keep up the excitement and commitment for the rest of the
year.  Please be aware that our next meeting is July 12th and I hope that
you can attend.  Our Friday meetings help to promote a sense of being in a
club and is an important part of promoting Lionism.  
The July 4th parade was a success as we were able to showcase our lion
float, special thanks goes to Lion Larry Franceware for all the work he did
on the sound system and the famous roar of the lion, Lion Susan Driscoll in
helping to prepare the float for the parade, and Hector Rangel, a volunteer
that assisted with the moving of the Lion Float from the warehouse to the
parade and back.  I had the privilege of pulling the Lion Float again this
year with my vintage jeep and had a great time in the parade.
A new committee has formed that works specifically on developing service
projects, Lion Larry Franceware has taken the lead on developing and
maintaining a list of projects, if you have anything in mind that you would
like our club to be involved with please contact Lion Larry.
We are continuing to work on the large float for the Thanksgiving Parade
and of course would welcome a sponsor to help offset some of the cost, if
you have any leads please contact Lion Susan Driscoll.  Coming up soon is
the Lions’ Uniform swap being held at Col. John O. Ensor Middle School,
13600 Ryderwood Ave., the event will run from 8 am to 12 noon on July
13.  On July 28th the Lions will be cheering on the Chihuahuas – please
sell tickets!
The Lions will have a District meeting July 27th in Pecos, TX, if you are
interested please contact Lion Annette Norch for registration and other
pertinent information.
I am looking forward to this year as our club continues to make a positive
impact for our community as it has for over 96 years.
It is Great to be a Downtown Lion!!!

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