The Mane Lion

Twenty-six members, five guests and three program presenters, a little business and good food. The Brady Lions Club had it all last Thursday. Guests and their hosts were Brenda Rawlings with her father-in-law Lion Wayne Rawlings, Sandra Barley with her husband Lion Donald Barley, Buster Williams with Lion Rick Melcer, and Charles & Shirley Smith with Lions James & Louise Long. Lion Mike Barbour brought the program. Kim King, Terry Keltz and Billy Davis, all of Brady National Bank, enlightened the members regarding some of the current trends and new regulations in banking. Terry presented a musical viewpoint of where a ranchers money goes ‘ and goes ‘ and goes. Kim outlined some of the ways in which the federal government is ‘encouraging’ banks to help them. Not only are banks helping to spot money laundering, but they are now reporting for child support collection and assisting the Office of Foreign Affairs Commission. This ‘encouragement,’ says Mr. King, comes with the threat of banks being fined if they don’t comply. Billy covered some of the services that banks now offer, such as participating in guaranteed student loans, and the Parent Plus loan program. (Throughout the program presentations, I noticed that Lion Clay Jones, of Commercial National Bank, was listening very attentively.) From among the guests and program presenters, Buster Williams will be inducted as a Lion this Thursday. Terry Keltz and the Smiths are prospective Lions, Billy Davis is a former Lion, and Sandra Barley might as well be a Lion. By the time you read this column, our Dinner Theater presentation will be history. The Brady Lions club thanks all of you who attended for helping us with our fund raising. As of last Thursday, all but two of the tables were sold out. If you missed this wonderful performance, you’ll have another chance to see the Children’s Community Drama Group production of ‘Roomers’ this week. Call LaGrace DeFiore for more information. The next big Lions Club function will be a purely social gathering of our members and their spouses or special friends. Our Christmas dinner will be held at Cafe at the Depot on Thursday evening, December 6th.

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