Lone Star Convention Center – 9055 Airport Road
Noon – buffet lunch opens at 11:45am
Other Lions Club members, special guests and prospective new members should RSVP to the club office at 936/760-1666.
|Dec 5th||—||Outstanding Youth Contest
|Dec 12th||—||LUCKY DERBY – Winner’s Finale
|Dec 19th||—||Annual Christmas Social
|Dec 26th||—||**NO CLUB MEETING**|
|Jan 2nd||**NO CLUB MEETING**|
It’s the game of the century as this year’s annual Lucky Derby Car Raffle is taking on a Pac Man theme, while the club continues its 80’s theme in our 80th year. Who will gobble up that shiny new Buckalew Chevrolet Car? The Lucky Derby – Car Raffle began in the 1980’s as part of the club’s Annual Lions Club Carnival; being the most profitable part of the carnival, the raffle lives on today. There are only 600 – $100 tickets sold with 24 tickets pulled to participate in the Winners Finale – the top four prizes are: New Chevrolet Vehicle (to be determined), Galveston Weekend Getaway, Samsung 25 cu ft refrigerator, and an Outdoor Fire Pit. Twenty other prizes include items such as Rocket tickets, a welding machine, over-night stays, dinner packages and additional prizes with a minimum $200 value; giving participants a ‘double your money’ item. All tickets must be sold by Wednesday, Dec. 5th in time for the first drawing and the Winners Finale will be the following Wednesday on Dec. 12th. Tickets are selling quickly – contact the club office to purchase yours before they’re all gone! Committee Chair Rob Hamilton has lite up the video panel and we’ll be waiting to see which prize is behind Inky, Pinky, Blinky or Clyde!
Who we are
Lions Clubs International will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on June 17, 2017. In 1917, Melvin Jones and a group of businessmen in Chicago, Illinois to put their talents to work improving their communities. Lions International grew rapidly throughout the country and in 1925, Helen Keller gave a speech at the Lions Clubs International convention and challenged Lions to be “…knights of the blind.” The Lions motto is “We Serve.”
The Conroe Lions Club was chartered in 1939 with a group of 25 business men dedicated to improving their growing community. In 1986, the club changed its name to the Conroe Noon Lions Club and has since grown to be the 2nd largest club in the USA and is a beacon of service to the Conroe area. In 1995, the Conroe Noon Lions Club Charities Inc. became a non-profit corporation registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
From its early beginnings the club heeded the call of Helen Keller. With that inspiration, the clubs’ major service project is an extensive Sight Program, which provides eye exams & eyeglasses for needy school aged children from some 18-area schools. The Conroe Noon Lions will spend approximately $20,000 to support this one program. The club supports other Sight Conservation efforts through the Leader Dog Program, the Lighthouse for the Blind, Lions Eye Bank of Texas and the World Services for the Blind. Recently the club opened the Conroe Noon Lions Club Recycling Center; a facility which cleans, sorts, categorizes, and repairs donated used eyeglasses that are distributed by various mission and relief agencies all over the world. A very active Sight Awareness Committee conducts community projects such as vision screenings, glaucoma screenings, used eyeglass collections and other local vision-centered events.
The Conroe Noon Lions continue to support the youth of our area through projects like ‘kids on the lake’-a fishing tournament for special needs children. Along with Lions Clubs around the state of Texas, we support the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville. The camp provides special camping sessions for children with physical disabilities and diabetes at no cost to their families. Other youth oriented projects include: Reaves Elementary—Adopt A School, drug awareness programs, youth scholarship contests, peace poster contests, scholarships to area seniors, along with sponsoring the Conroe High School LEO Club. The motto of Lions International is “We Serve” and the Conroe Noon Lions Club and its members are committed to service in their community, their country and their world.
Lion of the Month
Lion Donna Trice-Drummond
‘Lion of the Month’ – October, 2018
Roberta ‘Robbie’ Keiser