Cache Valley Lions members gathered on April 9 in the cozy Smithfield Lions lodge along with District Governor over the Northern Utah Lions, Bonnie Johnson, and other officials from the Lions board members. At this annual gathering awards were given and accomplishments celebrated. The Lions club concentrates on service, which was apparent in the awards.
RICHMOND—Out of the box and into the bubbles, that’s where your donated eyeglasses go when they get into the hands of the Lions Club. Recently members of the Richmond club rolled up their sleeves to ready more than 300 pairs of glasses to be sent to Peru.
It’s time for the Lions Club spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Prevention of Blindness. This annual tradition is a favorite in Smithfield. Funds raised help the Lions Club bring eye care services to emerging countries all over the world.
Just a spoonful of spaghetti sauce makes impaired vision rates go down in countries around the equator, or, at least, a six dollar spaghetti meal served by Lion’s Club members does.
HYDE PARK—The Lions Club met Thursday night to discuss ways to better their community such as park construction and management, upcoming Eagle Scout projects, and eyeglasses for local citizens.
Long time Smithfield resident Don Williams was honored this week after reaching a significant milestone of serving 50 years as a member of the Smithfield Lions Club. Don and his wife Mary Alice, who have been married for 62 Years, and have lived in Smithfield for 46 Years. He joined the Lions in 1959 and has enjoyed active membership and public service throughout. Don served as President of the Lions in 1972-73, and again in 1987-88. The district governor of Utah came to Smithfield in part, to make the award to Don and recognize his years of service.
RICHMOND—The city Lion’s Club is seeking to increase its membership. A recruitment meeting was held Thursday night to introduce some residents to the club’s purpose and workings. Their membership has dwindled to just more than 20 members.
The Lions Club spaghetti dinner took on a dual-purpose Thursday night. Beyond collecting prescription glasses for redistribution to developing countries. The Lions Club is also going to donate all of the night’s proceeds to help reconstruct Haiti. “We had 247 people show up for the spaghetti dinner,” said media representative, Tyler Holst. “We also had about 150 other individuals that paid for tickets, but didn’t show up. This happens each year. Some are just willing to donate to the cause without the [dinner].”
The Smithfield Lions Club invites all to attend their annual Spaghetti Dinner, January 28, 2010 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Dinner is to raise money to help the blind, and those with eye problems, both locally and worldwide.