There are a number of Lions members who have approached area individuals and businessmen trying to establish a club for the Memphis community., and they plan to continue speaking with area business leaders and individuals today, then they will return to the area next Thursday, May 5th, and host a follow up meeting for individuals at Keith’s Cafe in Memphis on Monday May 7th at 7:00 p.m..
New Missouri District 26 Governor Lisa Alexander was one of our guests on Coffee Break yesterday (Wednesday) morning from the Creve Coeur area near St. Louis. Also travelling with the group is Hal Griffin, new Lions Club Development Consultant for Lion’s Clubs International in Abilene Texas.
Nearly everyone knows about Lion’s Club’s efforts in our area over the years. What started out as an all-male members organization, now includes women as well. Lion’s Clubs International has been known for their donations of glasses to adults and children who need them, as well as organizing a Missouri Lion’s High School All-Star football game and any number of other projects.
Griffin says one of the advantages to having a Lion’s Club in an area is when it comes to dealing with disasters, after a disaster, any community with a Lion’s Club will automatically receive ten thousand dollars in an emergency, for disaster use.
There was a Lions group in Memphis years ago, and anyone wanting to help organize a Memphis Lions Club chapter may contact Lisa Alexander at 314-258-1069, or Hal Griffin at 325-677-7770. That’s 314-258-1069, or 325 677-7770. Memberships cost a one time fee of thirty dollars. There must be at least 20 members for a Lion’s Club to be established. The group says they have already signed a number of people up, but again, there must be at least twenty people in order for a Lion’s Club to be officially chartered.