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|Volume 76 Issue 28 Reporter Roger Nichols January 5, 2018
CALL TO ORDER: Lion Boss Candy Schoen called the meeting to order. Lion PP Mike
Hicks led the invocation; Lion Bob Lindsey led the Pledge of Allegiance; our songs, “God
Bless America” and “Lion’s Roar” were led by Lion PP David Zarazua.
GUESTS: Lion Mac Snodgrass introduced his wife Enedina and Ryan Levy and his fiancé.
Lion Dr. Robert Vera introduced his guest Ruben Estrada.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Lion Mac Snodgrass was honored as November 2018 Lion of the
HEALTH AND WELFARE: Lion Pat Orndorff noted health issues with Lion PDG Jim Peak
and Lion PP Denny Dwyer with hopes for speedy recoveries.
HISTORY LESSON: Lion PP Neil Siegel talked briefly about the Apache Point
Observatory (APO) located in the Sacramento Mountains 18 miles south of Cloudcroft,
NM. It has several VERY powerful telescopes operated by NMSU. One telescope located a
lost reflector on the moon that had been launched on a rocket by the Soviets in 1970.
Recently the Sloan Foundation donated $16 million to the APO.
PROGRAM: Lion PP Mike Hicks introduced and welcomed one of our own, a Past
President and our current District Governor to be our first speaker for the new year -
2018 - DG Lion John Feighery. Our DG presented a broad brush overview of what
“Lionism” has been up to the past 8 decades - things Lions have done and things we
Lions have caused to happen. For 45+ years Lions Clubs International Foundation has
awarded more than 13,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion – from the first grant of
$5,000 for flooding in South Dakota in 1972, to Mexican Earthquake Relief in 1985,
South Asia Tsunami Relief, and grants for Hurricane Katrina Relief, and Hurricane
Harvey Recovery the past several years. From “One Lone Lion” in need of a leader dog,
and one leader dog training school created in Rochester Hills, Michigan in 1939, the
Lions Leader Dog Foundation has blossomed out graduating hundreds of client/dog
teams. Today, some 835 active teams are operating in our country. The Texas Lions
Camp chartered in 1949, in response to a terrible polio epidemic, forever changed the
lives of thousands of Texas children. Over time, Texas Lions Camp has changed to
include children with all types of physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer. Lion DG
John shared a testimonial video of one of our guest speakers several months ago who
attended as a child, and later served as a camp counselor for 5 summers.
Invitations to tour the camp during the 2/3/2018 COG meeting in Kerrville are
available. Our April District Lions Convention will be held in El Paso.
ALL are encouraged to attend. Thank you again, DG Lion John Feighery.