Lions charter new club in Cleveland


Children at Oneonta’s June Fling meet Leo, the lovable lion mascot, at the Central Blount County Lions Club’s first ever get-acquainted booth at a public event. With two lovable children, it was a perfect match. Besides the lovable lion, the booth featured the organization’s signature fund-raising appeal – selling mops and brooms to fund its good works projects.

Children at Oneonta’s June Fling meet Leo, the lovable lion mascot, at the Central Blount County Lions Club’s first ever get-acquainted booth at a public event. With two lovable children, it was a perfect match. Besides the lovable lion, the booth featured the organization’s signature fund-raising appeal – selling mops and brooms to fund its good works projects.

The Central Blount County Lions Club will celebrate its charter night Thursday, June 27 at One Way Outreach Ministries in Cleveland, where it will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The church is located at 36560 State Highway 79, a short distance from Cleveland First Baptist Church. The 21 members of the new club will meet for the charter ceremony at 6 p.m.

During the ceremony, Lions district governor Linda Starr will present members with their official charter. Members of the Hayden Lions Club, who sponsored the new club, will be on hand to congratulate the new members.

“I’m proud to welcome these men and women into Lions. Central Blount County will be proud to have such a fine group serving their community,” said Starr.

Lions Clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to meet those needs. The Central Blount County Lions Club plans to establish a food pantry, serve diabetic children, collect eyeglasses for recycling, and meet other needs as they are identified in the community.

The Central Blount County Lions Club will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at One Way Outreach Ministries in Cleveland.

The Central Blount County Lions Club will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at One Way Outreach Ministries in Cleveland.

For more information or to get involved with the new club, contact club president Steve Latta at 205- 237-1671 or club membership chairwoman Joyce Miller at 256-339-7808.

Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club with nearly 1.5 million members in approximately 48,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, served youth throughout the world, and made a strong commitment to service to their local communities. For more information, visit the club website at www.lionsclubs.org.