Lions thank you for all the work you did on our Birthday Calendars also thanks to Lion Jim. Maybe we can have our Christmas gifts back in time for Christmas delivery.

Our goal to sell Camp Dogwood ticket sales is 3 books per member or 84 books. Several members have already sold their quota. When you need more, see secretary Jim. Remember, Past President Charles Ivey always says “You Gotta Keep ’em in Your Pocket.” Works every time.

Our October 6th meeting will be District Governor Irwin Seiglewax official club visit. Please everybody be present and on time for this meeting. Lion Irwin will be driving from Calabash to make his visit.

On October 8th make yourself available to help bring the blind friends to the party for the Blind the ladies are giving.

October 15th our club will be participating in the 3rd annual Robeson County Diabetes Wellness Day at Robeson Community College I hope all of you will be able to represent our club. We will be doing SPOT Vision Screenings that day. Wear your Lions apparel

October 20th meeting will be held at Robeson Community College to recognize former Lion James Sanderson in the dedication of the James Sanderson BLE Classroom in the Law Enforcement building. Lion James was the long time head of the BLE program at RCC.

Hope to see you in the den on October 6th and all our other October events.

September Presidents Message

The month of September has always been a very busy month for the Lumberton Lions Club. We have either started or about to start several fundraisers The Annual Birthday Calendar sale has begun. We will also begin selling our quota of Camp Dogwood Raffle tickets this month. I hope everyone will put forth their best efforts to help our visually impaired friends by participating in these events.

As I mentioned, the Lions Annual Birthday calendar sale is underway. We need to have the listings ready to turn in on or before the September 15th meeting. Remember the calendar price is six dollars per family with up to 8 listings. Any listings over the eight listings is an additional 50 cents per listing. Fellow Lions, the Birthday Calendar makes an excellent Christmas stocking stuffier

The District 31-N Brighter Visions kickoff meeting was Saturday, August 6th. What does Brighter Visions mean to us locally in the past? Among other things, Brighter Visions provides matching fund dollars that we have used for eye exams and eyewear, Braille writers and the JAWS software for one of our VIP’s. Without the support of every Lions Club in NC, our ability to donate such items would be greatly inhibited. Your club voted to increase the Governor’s goal of $99 to $125 per member. We have already paid $3,500 to NCLI towards the 2016-2017 goal.

On October 15th your club will be particiapting in the 3rd Annual Robeson County Diabites Wellness Day to be held at Robeson Coummity College. Diabetes awareness is a Lions International Project. Please plan to participate. We will be doing SPOT Vision Screenings at the event.

As always, our club goal is for each member to sell three booklets of Camp Dogwood raffle tickets. Let’s get out and sell, sell, sell. Thanks to all those who have already sold Camp Dogwood Tickets. Lion Jim Kirkland has the books and will be distributing them to you. Be on the lookout. Like Lion Jim says, the only way to ask someone else to purchase tickets is to purchase yours first. Many members have already sold books and are selling more tickets. Lion Jim has plenty of books. As former president Lion Charles Ivey says, “You gotta keep ’em in your pock

August President’s Message

Dear Fellow Lions:

July has come and gone and we are off and running on the new Lions Year.

At our meeting on August 4th our speaker will be Henry Mallett, a VIP who attened Camp Dogwood in June. He is a retired Marine and will have a wonderful story about his experince your club provided him.

The first big project we have begun is our annual Lions Birthday Calendar Sale. This has not only been a great fundraiser for us in the past, but a long standing tradition of our club, so let’s put forth our best efforts and really get out and collect the renewals and also sell new customers so that we can make this fundraiser very successful again. List your families first, then sell your friends and neighbors. Calendars make excellent Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers for you family members.

Thanks to all of you for taking on committe assignments. Some assignments may be new to you, but I’m sure you will step up to the plate, learn and grow in your new assignments. Remember, do not be afraid to ask. There is a wealth of experince in the club from which you can learn.

The club has learned ANY volunteer work a Lion member does for a visually impaired person counts as community service If you accompany a person to an eye doctor exam, visit a retirement home or do anything to help a person, this counts in the DG points contest. Please let Lion Secretary Jim know if you have spent time in doing this service.

We just recieved a large quantify of brooms and flags (US and NC), so if you know anyone that needs either, please see Lion Charles Ivey for a demonstration. We need to sell brooms and flags. These are both ‘soft projects.’

Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code was — “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else” — became a guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over.

I hope to see you in the den August 4th.




Lumberton Lions has gained another new member to serve — Lion Mitchell Lassiter.  Lion Mitchell is retired CP&L/Duke Power.  He and his wife Gail make their home on Havelock Place.  They have two grown children and six grandchildren.  Lion Mitchell hit the ground running, having already helped in SPOT screenings.



Lion Jim Kirkland will distribute calendar worksheets during July.  Please use last year’s print outs as a guide to renew your sales for this year.  Get as much information as you possibly can when you sell your calendars.  The more information you obtain this year will benefit you next year.  Complete addresses and telephone numbers are a must.


Lion Brooks will be arranging for those who are listed on the calendar to receive a cone of Dairy Queen Ice Cream and get a movie pass to the Town & Country Four Theater on their birthday.

This is one of the easiest projects we have as a club.  Please let’s all get behind this project.  Now that the information is stored in a computer data base, it is easier than ever.  SELL,  SELL,  SELL.


SPOT Vision Screenings for April and May were very productive.  In April and May, 8 schools and 2 church groups were screened.  1,630 persons were screened — 144 persons were referred to an eye care professional.

In all, 153 Lions hours of service were given in April and May.

For Lions Year 2015-2106 your club has screened 2,578 persons in Robeson County. There were 321 referred to an eye care professional.  This is represented by a screenings at Robeson Community College 3 church groups, 2 charter schools and 10 elementary schools of Robeson County.

Hats off to those who gave of their time to serve our community

Club Installs Three New Members


Three new Lions will be installed on April 7th.  Wade Hall, George Lawson and Oryan Lowry will be our newest Lions members.  Welcome them into the den!!!

Lion Wade Hall is sponsored by Lion David Cox and is pastor at Center Baptist Church in Bladenboro. He and wife Melissa make their home in Bladenboro.

Lion George Lawson is sponsored by Lion Mitchell Taylor.  He is a retired life long grocer.  He and wife Betty make their home in Lumberton.

Lion Oryan Lowry is sponsored by Lion Jimmy Martin. He is Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Nettoc Medical Group.  He and his wife Rebekah make their home in Pembroke.  They have 1 2/3 children.