Imagine riding a horse if you cannot see, especially if you have been blind since birth and have never seen one or been near one. It takes a lot of courage to climb up on a horse and go for a ride.
On April 24th, 22 blind and visually impaired adults from the Cape Fear Region had the opportunity to experience touching, smelling, feeding, and riding horses at Black Creek Hill Farms near Benson. While the riders could not see, the sighted volunteers helping them were blinded by their enthusiastic smiles. These visually impaired riders had never thought they would have the opportunity to ride a horse, and now they were on one.
This outing was the result of teamwork between the Western Harnett Lions Club, The Vision Resource Center of the Cape Fear Region, and Black Creek Hill Farms to provide new experiences tailored to the abilities and needs of these adventurous visually impaired folks.
Western Harnett Lions Club
The Seven Lakes Lions Club will be hosting their 17th annual charity golf tournament on June 9th 2013 at 1:30 pm.
The tournament will be held at the Seven Lakes Country Club, rated #1 in the Sandhills 3 years in a row.
The Cost to Play is $80.00 which includes dinner at the Club. The format is captains choice with teams as men, women or couples.
Cut off date: June 3rd.
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May 2013 District 31F Newsletter
Rockingham Lions Club
Roar at the Rock – Car Show
Saturday, June 8th 2013
Fatz Cafe/Smithfield parking lot on Hwy. 74, Rockingham, NC
Registration 10am-12 noon.
Registration Cost $20 per Entry. (Free to Spectators)
ALL MAKES & MODELS OF CARS, TRUCKS AND MOTORCYCLES WELCOME.
Proceeds go to support the Lions Club in their efforts to serve our community.
April 2013 District 31F Newsletter
PLEASE PRINT AND SHARE WITH YOUR CLUB MEMBERS.
The next big event that is coming up for the Lions is the NC State Convention in Greensboro at the Marriott Airport Hotel on May 17-19, 2013. There is a very important issue on the ballot this year concerning the re-districting (going from 8 districts down to 5 districts). In my opinion re-districting is needed and I encourage you to support this ballot issue.
At the convention, each club is allowed 1 delegate vote for each 10 members that you have in your club. You need to get your certification of delegates to District Secretary Cindy Kirby by Aril 15.
If you are a golfer there is a golf tournament scheduled for Friday, May 17 at the Oak Hollow Golf Course in High Point. The cost of the tournament is $35 per person and the format is a 2 Person Super Ball.
At the Saturday District Governor’s Banquet, incoming Lions International President Barry Palmer for Australia will be the speaker. Registration forms are on the NC Lions web site. I hope to see many of you at the convention.
District Governor Elect
Over the past couple of weeks Lynn McCaskill, Ken Smith or I have called the club President or Secretary of each club to encourage them to make sure that they have their club officers elected and form PU 101 submitted to Lions Club International by April 15. We need this data to finalize the District 31 F Directory. We would appreciate your support in getting this accomplished. As we “Look to Serve” in the upcoming year we need to have our club officers trained in the duties of their job. In the past years we provided new officer training in August which was about 2 months after you had taken over the new job. This year we would like to hold the training in May so that you have an opportunity to learn what is expected before you are in the position. The training will be held on May 11 at the Lillington Baptist Church, 210 West Lofton Street, in Lillington. Training will be for all Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers. We hope that the training will provide you a better understanding of your job and make it a much easier task. In addition, I would like Zone Chairs to attend so that we can discuss the program for the year and review your job requirements.
District Governor Elect
As you may have heard or read in the minutes of the last cabinet meeting, District 31-F is working to create a fellowship for our own Past International President Sid L. Scruggs III.
Lion Sid, 31-F Cabinet and the Board of Directors of North Carolina Lions Inc. have approved this. We have been working on the details.
The Fellowship will be similar to the Jack Stickley and the William Woolard awards in concept but the money raised by this fellowship will go toward the VIP’s at Camp Dogwood not administration.
The money from this will be in an endowment with the proceeds, interest, dividends, etc. going to help offset the cost of the campers at Camp Dogwood. This will not affect Camp Dogwood tickets as that money goes toward upkeep of the camp.
The fellowship will continue PIP Sid’s theme of the Beacon of Hope, and will have five levels at a cost of $200 per level, which is a total of $1000 to reach the top level. We hope to have it ready to present at the state convention in May.
What I am asking for today is that we, the Lions of 31-F, honor our
PIP Sid and First Lady Judy with the first two fellowships. This will cost $2000.
I am asking that each Lions Club in 31-F donate at least $50 toward this endeavor. Individual donations are also accepted.
If your Club, or individuals wish to donate to this cause, please send your check made payable to District 31-F to: Cabinet Treasurer Cindy Kirby, 707 Wedgewood Road, Whiteville, NC 28472. Denote on your check that this is for PIP Sid’s Fellowship. Since this is a fellowship for VIP’s, the money can come from your service funds. DG Randy will use any excess funds to buy a beginning level fellowship for a deserving Lion or Lions.
PDG Jerry Lee Thomas
PINEBLUFF LIONS CLUB - Spring Barbecue & Bake Sale
Take Out Only **We will deliver to businesses**
(No Minimum Order)
Friday, April 25th, 2013
At the Pinebluff Lions Club House
165 West Philadelphia Avenue
Carol Pettine, President
LUNCH / SUPPER
11 AM – 1 PM / 5 PM – 7PM
TICKETS $7.00 / Assorted Desserts $1.00
CALL 235-0895 or 281-5500 / Fax orders to 281-5500
For your BBQ Plate Orders on
April 25th – Call 603-4260
Plates Include: BBQ, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw, Special Recipe Potatoes and Sweet Tea.
2013 NC LIONS STATE CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM
Click the above link to print out the registration.