The Lions Club of Logan will have their annual Officers Initiation Dinner this June at the Logan Country Club.
“At our last meeting, we had our elections of officers and it looks like I will be your president again,” Chuck Puckett said. “We do have some new vice presidents. We decided to go with the country club this year for our installation dinner, which will be Saturday, June 30.”
“It will be a real good dinner and we will have a real fun time,” noted Lions stalwart Odis Ratcliff, who pointed out that in addition to bringing a spouse or date the dinner is a good opportunity to invite a friend and let them know what Lionism is all about.
The Lions Club is best known for helping people get assistance with eye problems, which is their primary charity and it has been a busy year for the club, noted longtime Lions Ken Nunley and treasurer Tom Aguirre.
“We have spent $1,150 this year for glasses,” Nunley noted. “I have had applications from 14 people this year,” he added, noting two applicants were from the Chapmanville area. Nunley pointed out that in addition to paying for eye exams and glasses the Lions Club also supports the Loins Eye Foundation which also provides Seeing Eye dogs to the blind. “Those dogs are specially trained and can be a major expense.”
“If we get an application from somebody who needs major eye surgery, we cannot handle that,” Nunley explained. “But the Foundation can handle it and we can get them an application for assistance. We have had about four cases like that over the years.”
In other Lions Club news:
- The Club’s annual fruit cake sale fundraiser netted $1,000 this year.
- The club will be planting Marigolds in the park on May 8 at 10 a.m. Puckett said Linda Brennan had the plants prepped and ready.
- Club members discussed new ideas for fundraisers in addition to their annual rubber duck race.