I spent a very enjoyable evening with the Godwin Lions club on September 4, 2013. My guess is that Godwin percentage wise has the most Jack Stickley fellows of any club in the District, There are 13 members in the club and 10 are Jack Stickley Fellows. Way to go Godwin!!
The Godwin Club adopted a Reading program for the school long before it was popularized by Past International President Wayne Madden. For the past 14 years the club has assisted District 7 Elementary School in their Accelerated Reading Program. This is a reading program for grades kindergarten grade five. Secretary Bettie Olsen estimated that the club has averaged 1000 hours of volunteer service each year at the District 7 Elementary School. Last year alone the Godwin club gave the school a total of $2400 to assist in the reading program. In addition, members spend many hours reading to students
For two years Godwin gave Dr. Ramsey, an optometrist with the Lillington Lions Club a donation to help her with her medical mission trip to Haiti. In 2011, Godwin gave her $250.00 and $500.00 in 2012. Returning from her trips, Dr. Ramsey visited the club and presented pictures of the Haitian people receiving glasses and eye surgeries.
For the last 4 years the Godwin club has met the District Governor’s goals, except for membership. For the White Cane program the club not only met the goal but contributed $100.00 per member. During my visit, I was presented a check for $1300 ($100 per member) for the Brighter Visions annual fund drive..
Over the years, the club has assisted many other individuals with glasses, eye exams and other needs on an individual basis.
The Godwin Lions club-small but mighty has enhanced the International Motto of “WE SERVE” to
“THAT’S WHAT WE DO ‘’WE SERVE”
Way to go Godwin Lions Club- District 31 F is proud to claim you as one of our clubs.
DG Vince Schimmoller