The Brady Lions Club’s regular weekly meeting last Thursday was another well attended gathering. Among the 25 members present, we had one or two who hadn’t been with us for a while. I won’t embarrass them by using their names, but we’re glad to have them back with us. Tom Swearingen attended the meeting as a guest, and we hope that he’ll be interested enough to become a Lion. Lion Bobby Williams brought two program speakers for the day. His guests represented Girling Health Care, Inc., which is putting together a hospice program in Brady. Nurses Melinda Fraley and Ed Williams (Lion Bob’s brother) are a part of the effort to provide special services to local patients with terminal illnesses. Ms. Fraley pointed out that there are many services that can be provided to such patients and their families. Mr. Williams will be the coordinator in the McCulloch County area. You will be reading this column on Tuesday or Wednesday. The Brady Lions Club’s Board of Directors will have met on Monday of this week, and this Thursday will be our monthly business meeting. We’ll have at least one new Lion being installed at that time. We’ve got lots of projects coming up, including the Lions Honor Banquet on Monday, March 25, and our annual Patriotic Banner project for July 4 and Labor Day. Lion V.P. Steve DeFiore is chairing the Honors Banquet, and we’re looking forward to an enjoyable evening of good food, good entertainment, and recognition of the academic achievements of many McCulloch County high school students. If someone in your family is among the honorees, be sure to attend. As always, remember Lions Clubs International’s motto, ‘We Serve.’ It’s the central focus of all that your local Lions do.