Mane Lion

At last Thursday’s Brady Lions Club meeting, Lion Lynn Colville brought Bob Williams as his guest. I think Bob’s a prospective Lion, and that’s great! Lion Secretary Louise Long brought the program speaker Darren Hartfield. Darren’s also a prospective Lion, but he came to this meeting as Superintendent of Railroad Operations for the GC&SS Railroad. He brought several facts and figures about the company’s growth since it started serving Brady in 1993. Last year they carried about 15,000 loads with their five locomotives and eight employees. That has a significantly positive effect on our local economy. This is the week for the ‘Sight Night’ contest at Brady Elementary School. In a challenge among the fifth grade home rooms, the students will be collecting used eyeglasses. The glasses will be turned in to the Brady Lions Club for forwarding to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. From there, they will be distributed to residents of under-developed countries, in conjunction with free eye exam clinics sponsored by Lions Clubs International. There will be a party for the home room class that turns in the most eyeglasses. In addition to this ‘Sight Night’ week, there are year-around Lions Club eyeglass collection boxes in Brady at Richards Library, Wal-Mart, Super S, City Drug, Script Shoppe, Commercial National Bank and Dr. Richard Lane’s office. Help this ‘We Serve’ project any time you get new glasses and no longer need your old ones. As we’ve mentioned earlier, Brady Lions Club has a membership drive during this October and November. If a Lion asks you to be his or her guest at one of our meetings, accept the offer. You might just find that you like what you see. If you’re not asked, don’t be bashful ‘ call a Brady Lion and tell us you’re interested. If you don’t know who else is a Brady Lion, call me. My home and office numbers are both listed in the phone book. Team Captains for this membership drive are Lions John Roberts, Len Westra and Zac Gray. They’d be glad to hear from you, too. We’re getting ready to host the Lions District 2-A1 Conference on October 19th. & 20th. at the local VFW Hall. We’ll have several Lions and their spouses staying here a day or two, so if you see them, say ‘Howdy!’ Let’s show them McCulloch County’s welcoming spirit.

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