Brady Lions Club welcomed Brady Bulldog Head Football Coach Jay Jones as the guest speaker last Thursday. He gave a synopsis of the varsity team’s situation and his expectations for Friday night’s matchup with the Sonora Broncos. The club considered a request to pay for an eye exam and, if necessary, eyeglasses for a student, and the request was approved. This is an ongoing ‘We Serve’ project of the club. Approval of these requests are usually based upon the recommendation of the student’s school nurse or principal, and the parent’s or guardian’s certification that the family cannot afford the expense. The per capita dues assessment from Lions Clubs International and from Lions Multi-District 2 (State of Texas) has increased. The local club voted to increase its dues structure accordingly. However, the local Board of Directors has requested that a budget committee be established to review all of the organization’s finances, and it is hoped that a comprehensive recommendation will be presented to the membership, soon. The program speaker at the September 21st meeting is slated to be a representative of the Gulf, Colorado and San Saba Railway. That firm is contributing a great deal more to the Brady and McCulloch County economy than most people realize, as much of their activity happens at night. We’re anxious to hear more. On a personal note, an out-of-town obligation kept me from attending this past Thursday’s meeting, but Lion Ronnie Gassiot filled me in on the happenings. My thanks to Lion Ronnie for the help.