ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Monroe City Lions in Missouri celebrated their 80th anniversary with a fun-filled event that included children’s activities, slow pitch softball and a farm tractor exhibit. The Lions received 300 pairs of donated eyeglasses during the event. The Lacombe Lions Club in Alberta, Canada, made a donation to The Lending Cupboard, an organization that lends out medical equipment free-of-charge to those in need. Lions also volunteer for the organization. The West Miami Sunshine, Miami Havana, Miami Five Stars and Miami Buena Vista-Biltmore Lions Clubs from District 35 N participated in the Junior Orange Bowl Parade in Coral Gables, Florida. The West Miami Sunshine Lions also held their annual toy distribution event. The Cullman Lions Club in Alabama contributed a third of the 108,302 pounds of food collected through a community food drive. Over its 91-year history, the Salt Lake City Lions Club in Utah has helped build and repair roads, coordinated a legal aid society and supported prison reform. Each year they provide eye glasses to those in need, volunteer at a food bank and ring bells for the Salvation Army. In Indiana, the Grass Creek, Twelve Mile and Fulton Liberty Lions Clubs donated 48 dictionaries to third-grade classes. In Honduras, District 13 A, 13 B and 13 G Lions from Ohio presented a personal energy transportation (PET) vehicle to a 14-year-old girl disabled from polio, which will enable her to go to school. Leos in Multiple District 23 in Connecticut donated 1,000 pairs of socks to the American Legion for shipping to service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lions in Zone 2 of District 24 F in Virginia joined other organizations to plant trees to observe both Arbor Day and the first anniversary of a devastating hurricane. The Rehoboth Beach Lions Club in Delaware served more than 75 gallons of free hot cocoa at the annual Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge. Approximately 3,900 plungers raised more than $650,000 for the Special Olympics of Delaware. The Fulton Lions Club in New York sponsored a student to join a volunteer trip to help rebuild New Orleans. The Cecil County School of Technology Leo Club in Maryland raised more than $850 to donate to charities last year. The Leos also participated in the Cancer Relay for Life and the Coats for Kids campaign. For more than 10 years the West bank Lions Club in British Columbia, Canada, has presented Project Pride to first-grade students. The presentation teaches pride in community, and each student receives a flag and lapel pin. The Killingworth Lions in Connecticut hosted 100 guests at their 15th annual Senior Dinner. The South Cobb Lions in Georgia planted 1,500 trees throughout the community. Members of the Holland Patent Lions Club in New York visited the Bonaire Lions Club of the Caribbean island Bonaire. The Centennial Airport Lions Club in Colorado raised more than $25,000 from their annual golf tournament and divided the money among 14 charities. Does your club have an accomplishment to share? E-mail your announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Club Briefings” in the subject line.
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