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Alvin Evening Lions Club
District 2-S4, Texas
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Sept 17,2016 @ 6pm
Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament
Alvin American Legion Hall- Post 129
206 S.Durant Street
Lions have a long and rich history in Alvin
The first Alvin Evening Lions Club was chartered on April 30, 1964 and served the Alvin community until early 2010. The new Alvin Evening Lions Club was chartered on January 29, 2011.
This new club is a new chapter for Lionism in Alvin, Texas. There have been many great contributions made by Alvin Evening Lions and that same dedication and spirit has only strengthened.
The club is a proud part of Lions Clubs International which is the world’s largest service organization. Lions Clubs are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas. Lions work together to assess and respond to the needs of the communities they serve. Since 1917, Lions Clubs International has contributed countless dollars and volunteer hours worldwide to help those in need.
A brief history of the First Alvin Evening Lions Club 1964-2010
Since it's inception, Alvin Evening Lions Club has served side by side with its sister club, the Alvin Noon Lions Club. The evening club was dubbed "The Working Man's Club" since a majority of the membership were blue collar types who were only available to meet after work in the evening.
Fundraising evolved over the years. In the 1970's, the club sold light bulbs to raise money. This was back before they were a dollar a pack. The club also had a ring-a-drink game that they would take to carnivals and fairs. Throughout the 1980's and 1990's, the club hosted pancake dinners. The club's big fundraiser of the 1990's was Christmas of Olde. This was a large undertaking that brought people from all over the area to Alvin. Of course the most famous guest was Santa Claus himself.
In 1996, the Alvin Evening Lions Club reached out to youth and established the Alvin Leo Club on the Alvin High School campus. This club served the community for 10 years. The Leo Club program is designed to introduce Lionism to students ages 13-18. Here, the students who joined gained valuable experience in serving others and working to better the world around them. The Alvin Leo Club was built on the foundations of Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity. Although small, the club worked to help make the community in which they live in a better place for everyone. Leos are driven by the desire to see others smiling, and after a day’s volunteering, nothing pleases a Leo more than knowing that he or she has done something to make his or her community a better place. Leos undertook many tasks, including cleaning up the Lions Camp on weekend trips and raising funds to aid local charities.
In the 2000's, the club had to bid it final roar to many of the senior members. Those Lions who had led the club were suddenly gone and a handful of younger members carried on with new projects such as the Alvin Music Festival and Supplying the Future School Supply Drive.
Our main focus was to provide eye examinations and glasses for students in need in the Alvin Independent School District. Alvin Evening Lions have also supported local organizations. One such organization the Lions supported is the Alvin Community Food Pantry. This very busy food pantry serves over 200 area families a month with much needed assistance. Alvin Evening Lions have also assisted the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department by helping supply batteries for donated toys during Christmas. The club has also proudly volunteered it’s time to organization such as other Lions Clubs, BACH (Brazoria County Associations for Citizens with Handicaps) and Alvin’s Blue Santa Program.
2011, A New Chapter Begins
January 29, 2011 marked the beginning of the next chapter. The second Alvin Evening Lions Club will continue to live up the motto “We Serve”. We are presently assessing the needs of our community so we can better serve.
The new group of Lions represents the entire community. We are both business entrepreneurs and employees, both men and women, both younger and older. We are many working towards a common cause. If you are called to serve, please consider serving as a Lion. Please help us write the next chapter.
Lions Clubs Charities and Causes
The club supports many Lions projects on the state and international level. One of many examples is the Texas Lions Camp. This camp, in Kerrville, was established by Lions to provide a summer camp for physically challenged and diabetic children. Alvin’s Lions also support the Lions Eye Bank of Texas, which provides hope to those who are not blessed with the gift of vision.
Lions Clubs are deeply rooted in the history of Alvin, Texas and we hope you will choose to be a part of our future.
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IT’S GREAT TO BE A LION!
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If you are interested in the Alvin Evening Lions Club and would like more information, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.