On Wednesday, March 12th the Western Harnett Lions Club visited the Buies Creek Elemenatry School and provided eye screening for 52 students. Five students were referred to have a full eye exam at an eye doctor.
On Tuesday, March 11th the Western Harnett Lions members provided screening for 137 students at Anderson Creek Primary School with 14 students referred to an eye doctor for a full eye exam.
Mr. Waldron Street Richardson Jr, 93, of 603 Woodrow St., died in Rex Hospital in Raleigh Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Born in 1920 in Craven County, Mr. Richardson was the son of Waldron and Bertha Richardson. After graduating from Jasper High School, he attended North Carolina State University, where he was a scholarship athlete in track. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clinton for over fifty-seven years and held numerous leadership positions. Street gave back to the community in many ways, to include service through the Lions Club for over sixty years, as well as the Chamber of Commerce, Clinton / Sampson Economic Development, and Telephone Pioneers. As a loyal Lion, he formerly served as President and was awarded the Lion of the Year (3 times), as well as the Jack Stickley and Melvin Jones Fellow awards. He retired after 38 years of service from Carolina Telephone Company, holding in Clinton, NC the role of District Commercial Manager. After retirement, he continued in his volunteer interests, to include serving as Chairman of the Sampson County ABC Board.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Nobles Richardson, sons Craig Richardson and wife Kay of Clinton, and Tim Richardson and wife Vicki of Fayetteville. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Lindsay Matthews & husband Jake and Taylor Richardson, and three great-grandchildren, Olivia Matthews, Ava Matthews and Savannah Matthews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clinton Lions Club c/o Diane Westerbeek, 40 Windy Lane, Clinton, NC 28328.
Condolences may be sent by visiting http://www.royalhallfuneralhome.com
On Feb. 1, 2014 the Lions from District 31 F, Southeastern North Carolina held its annual mid-winter convention at the Hampton Inn & ?Suites at Aberdeen. There were 102 registered Lions in attendance. There were several informative and educational sessions during the day long conference. Mr. Gary Faircloth, CEO of the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw talked to the attendees about the Boys and Girls Home and how it changed his life. Mr. Faircloth was a student at the Home many years ago and he credits the Boys and Girls Home for changing his life and now he has risen to the CEO of the Home.
A session was also devoted to telling the Lions about the new service project that the Lions of North Carolina is undertaking, that being an increased focus on diabetes with a special focus on providing a peer support group to help diabetics keep the disease under control. The Lions are working with Dr. Rich Davis from the University of North Carolina on this initiative.
District 31F also elected new officers for the 2014-2015 year which begins in July of 2014. The first picture shows from left to right Rena Shedrick-Marshall, 1st Vice District Governor Elect, 2nd Vice District Governor Elect, James Kiser, and District Governor Elect Lynn McCaskill.
The next photo show Past International President Sid Scruggs, from the Vass Lions Club presenting a Certificate of Appreciation from the sitting International President Barry Palmer to Avron Upchurch of the Sanford Lions Club.
The nest photo shows Past International President presenting a like Certificate of Appreciation to Melissa Ewing, from the Rockingham Lions Club. Also pictured in both pictures is the present District Governor, Vince Schimmoller.