Burgaw Lions

The Burgaw Lions have been busy. They
participated in the JDRF Walk for Diabetes:
Zone 5 which includes Pender and New
Hanover Counties and raised $1030.
Held a Peace Poster Contest: pictured here is
Bill Woodell, contest chairman, Doug Lloyd,
art instructor at Penderlea School: 1st place
winner: Victoria Hounshel 2nd: Allison Ward
3rd: Zooey Yowell

And last but not least the Burgaw Lions
Club raised $2596.53 in ticket sales and
donations with the gun raffle. Thanks
to Eastern Outfitters for supporting us

with the gun purchase and providing a
great place to sell tickets! Pictured here
is Mike Helsabeck drawing the winner,
Bettie Fennell, president, and other
members. The winner was Mack Coleman
of Hampstead, NC.
Bonnie Bloodworth, Publicity Chair, Burgaw Lions

Anderson Creek Lions Club

Eye Screening at Anderson Creek Primary School
The Anderson Creek Lions Club assisted the Western Harnett Lions Club doing an eye
screening at Anderson Creek Primary School.
Anderson Creek Lions

We tested approximately 243 students and referred 23 children to the school nurse and eye
doctor for further testing for eyeglasses.

Welcome New Lion!

The Fayetteville Community Lions Club held its first meeting of the year on January 11.
Our guest speaker was Nichole Corbett and her guide dog Cookie Monster. Nichole is
completely blind and works for the Vision Resource Center in Fayetteville. Her story was
motivating and inspirational. She has not allowed the fact
that she is blind to slow her down one bit! We enjoyed her
immensely and she had such a great time, that she joined our
club. She is now Lion Nichole!

District 31 N & S Mid-Winter Convention

It’s that time.  CONVENTION TIME!  Time to see some old friends and learn something new.  You can download the convention ad form and registration.  District 31S has been working hard on putting together a great convention.  As always if your club or yourself would like to take out an ad in the Directory please download the form and sent it in.  And last you can register for the convention by downloading the form and sending it in.



Walk with LCIF

Walk the World with LCIF

LCIF is proud to partner with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies to provide Sight for Kids. Now, you can walk, run, or bike to raise money for Sight for Kids wherever you are in the world. Simply download the Charity Miles app on your smartphone, select “Sight for Kids,” and take a walk! LCIF will receive a donation for every mile logged. Supporting this vital initiative has never been easier! To date, Lions have raised nearly US$15,000 through Charity Miles! This equates to almost 150,000 miles biked or almost 60,000 miles walked or run. Keep going, Lions!Charity Miles Logo




Fayetteville Community Lions Sponsors Diabetes Fun Run/Walk

On Saturday, 16 Sep 17, the Fayetteville Community Lions helped kick off the 3rd Annual Cape Fear Sweet Kids Diabetes Fun Run/Walk. As one of the several sponsors, we set up a booth with membership information and raffle tickets and it was manned by Vice President Carol Ulrich and members Carol and Rick Foster. Our very own Past President, Mayra McCloud and Secretary Zoraida (Z) Franco came dressed as pirates and had photo opportunities with the kids and participants.
Several of our members participated in the walk. One of newest members, Steve Bode, ran the 5K and won in his age category. Lion President Jackie Weyhenmeyer; Past President and Zone 1 Chair, Mayra McCloud; Lions Dr. Brunilda Cordero and Hector Cordero; Past DG 31N, Irwin Siegelwax; and Assistant DG 31N, Ray Shomari, also participated in the walk.
The Fayetteville Community Lions Club donated a total of $550.00 towards the hurricane relief fund.
Submitted by Lion Jackie Weyhenmeyer, President Fayetteville Community Lions Club

“Show Our Colors” Theme for Twin Rivers Lions Club

The Twin Rivers Lions Club, in their program to “Show our Colors”, staffed a Rest Stop for the BikeMS New Bern 2017 Bike ride on Satur-day September 9, 2017. Approximately 1700 riders went through their rest stop. Pictured are just a few of them. (Photos by Lion Jim Dugan) The Twin Rivers Lions Club also volunteered assistance at the VSP Vision Clinic at Garber Methodist Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017. 300 people receive eye exams and 200 received glasses that day. The rest received vouchers for eyeglasses as needed.
“Show our Colors” is a way to provide more visibility to the Lions Club and increase the public awareness that “We Serve”.

Kinston Host Lions Club

The Kinston Host Lions Club started the new year with a new member. Lion Eddie Chase joined our club in July. At our first September meeting, we had another person who is filling out the paperwork to join us on September 28th. District Governor Don Eggert will join us on October 12th. He will present the program and induct our new members.

During the 1st Cabinet Meeting of District 31-N Betty Ann Lorah and Ray Amyette received the William Woolard Service Award and Sharon Axelberg was honored as 100% Club President for 2016-2017.

We honored four special ladies in our community who were irreplaceable to our “STRIDES” event last March. Sandra Midyette, UNC Lenoir Health Care Diabetes Wellness Program Coordinator and her staff set up a table which included risk assessments, talking with a nutrition specialist, etc. All the staff volunteered their time. Kelly Cannon, Executive Director,

Woodmen Community Center provided the center for our event and provided staff to assist during set-up, throughout the event and clean-up. Lions Dorothy Whaley and Betty Ann Lorah were honored for raising the most money for the event and their service to this community during this Lion year. Each received a plaque and $125 donation to Brighter Visions (2) and Leader Dog (2) in their honor.

We continue to fundraise at each monthly meeting with our Leader Dog jar. Our annual reverse drawing was held August 17th at Kings Restaurant, Highway 70, Kinston, NC. Both clubs did very well. The $3,000 grand prize was split 5 ways. One of our Lions purchased 7 tickets and put the names of area non-profits – one of those tickets won and the Lion donated to each of these community outreach businesses a portion of the winnings. What a way to serve the community! Each club raises about $4,600. We appreciate all who purchased tickets and sponsored our clubs in this event. It has been a very good fundraiser for us.

We are going to try something different in our club this year. Beginning in October, we will have one business meeting per month on 2nd Thursday. We will be completing a community

project during each month instead of having a meeting on 4th Thursday. The projects will probably not be at our regular meeting time. Our goal is to reach out to our community with hands on. Many of you may not be religious, but one of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned is “to meet God where He is working and join him.” I think this same philosophy holds true for our community. We must meet people where they are and join them in their struggles to be able to help them in a lasting way.

Our fall projects include the Mobile Screening Unit, feeding a family or giving to an area non-profit to help feed families during Thanksgiving and our Christmas Auction (December 7th – Lions Industries – 6:00 PM – let us know if you’d like to attend) and our VIP Christmas Party on December 9th.

Sharon Axelberg

President, Kinston Host Lions Club

New Bern Area Lions Charity Golf Tournament

 The New Bern Area Lions Charity Golf Tournament hosted by New Bern and Twin Rivers Lions Clubs was held on April 22, 2017 at the Emerald Golf Club in New Bern.  The participants had a great time playing golf and helping to raise funds for the New Bern Area for the Visually Impaired and other projects the two clubs participate in.  This is the second year the two clubs have worked together on a golf tournament and has turned out being a successful partnership.  Presidents Lion Bobbi and Lion Carlie Metts are thankful how the community and businesses have supported this tournament.  Below are a few pictures from the tournament.