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New Member Induction
Welcome to New Bench Lions Warren Packard, Todd Kohler and Larry Spencer. Also pictured are sponsors Lions Stevie Packard, Sarah Kohler (Todd was unable to attend) and Larry Kidd. Inducted by Past District Governor Jay Lugo on February 22, 2017.
Some of the local community organizations and projects that the Boise Bench Lions assists in many ways.
During the 2014-2015 year a quick summary of what the Boise Bench Lions Members did is as follows: Number of Lions volunteers 412; Lion Hours 1421; Projects 74; Individuals served 2659+; glasses collected 8824; funds donated A LOT
1. Idaho Eastern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
2. Honor Flight to send Veterans to the Veteran's Memorial in D.C.
3.ICAC - (Internet crimes against children)
4. Friendship Food Pantry for Christmas (plus non perishable food delivered
5. Chrysalis Houses for Christmas Dinners
6. Hawthorne Elementary School for the Angel Fund
7. Four for Christmas Dinner plus all requests for presents were filled
8. Living expenses for a disabled former restaurant employee
9. Veteran Athletes toward transportation for the Golden Age Olympics
10. Wesley Student Foundation Handicap Ramp (plus 64 man hours of
building and installation) Chapter Serves Boise State University
11. Rake up Boise.
12. Special Olympics, especially Opening Eyes.
13. Dinners for the Summer Camp for the Blind, sponsored by the Idaho E Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.
Lions Club motto is We Serve and the Boise Bench Lions Club does it with GUSTO!
Home club of Past International Director Gary D'Orazio
History of Our Club
The club was chartered on August 27, 1951 and has been extremely active in the Boise Community since then.
The two biggest fundraisers are Hit the Jackpot Golf Tournament and Estate Sales.
Hit the Jackpot was started in 1996 and raises money for the Sight and Hearing Foundation. The event occurs in Jackpot, Nevada and raises around $20000 a year for the foundation.
The club also has contributed to various community organizations such as Hope House, Womens and Childrens Alliance, Corpus Christi, Zoo Boise, Humphries Diabetes Center and refugees to mention a few. We also provide food and gifts to families at Christmas time.
The club also has time for social events during the year such as the annual picnic, charter party and Christmas Party, a great way to mingle with fellow members and guests.
Being one of the largest Lions Clubs in the State, we have been a good source for leadership for Lions Clubs with several Zone Chairs, Past District Governors, project Chairs, Council Chairs, Lions Foundation Presidents and Past International Director Gary D'Orazio.
Now on twitter @boisebenchlions
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.