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News February 14, 2017  RSS feed

Buffalo Lions Club: We Serve

By Sherry Matney


Buffalo Lions Club members provided a free vision screening on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church Buffalo. Karen Noles, John Noles, Betty Reeder, Carl Robacker, Pat Williams. Sherry’s Shots Buffalo Lions Club members provided a free vision screening on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church Buffalo. Karen Noles, John Noles, Betty Reeder, Carl Robacker, Pat Williams. Sherry’s Shots Anyone who is acquainted with a member of the Buffalo Lion’s Club knows it is one of the busiest organizations in Leon County and last week the group worked overtime. First on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 a large number of Lion’s Club members showed up at Buffalo High School to help plant a twenty foot Mexican White Oak on the school lawn.

Club president John Noles told FFA and FCCLA students that, “The Lions Club wants to give the school and community something that will last, something that, 100 years from now, will still be thriving.”

Ag teacher Henry Goff and FFA students dug the hole, which was massive, and the Lion’s Club delivered the goods. Students and school officials joined Lions Club members for the event.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 a group of Lions hosted a free vision screening for all ages at First Baptist Church, Buffalo. More than 30 guests experienced the hand-held Welch Allyn Spot auto-refraction device, which is about 90% accurate. The results were printed on site and if any problem was identified the guest was asked to consult an eye care specialist.

The Lions Club International, with the motto “We Serve”, is celebrating 100 years of service and boasts 1.35 million members around the world. The Lions Clubs are widely known as “Knights for the Blind.” They sponsor eyeglass recycling, Lions Eye Bank, dogs for the blind, visions screening and provide eye exams, lenses, and frames for local youth.

The Texas Lions sponsor a camp in Kerrville, Texas, which provides weekly summer camps for children with special needs and Type 1 Diabetes. They provide education concerning the fight against drug abuse, and provide disaster relief assistance for local emergencies.

The Buffalo Lions Club has two meetings per month: one is for business discussions and the other is an informative program provided by guest speakers. The meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 12:00 noon at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Monthly service projects include free vision screening, like the one at FBC, tree plantings, like the one at BHS, food drives, Toys for Tots, scholarships for Buffalo High School graduates, and assistance with youth sporting events and concessions.

Fundraisers for this year are The Buffalo Lions Club Gun Show, the Buffalo Lions Club Golf Tournament, and White Cane Day.


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