Brevard Lions Club

Brevard, North Carolina       Chartered 1938

Halloween Fest Broom Salesmen



May 2018


May 3 - Regular 6 PM meeting at the Brevard College Cafeteria

May 17 - Regular 6 PM meeting at the Twin Dragons restaraunt

May 24 - Regular 7 PM Board meeting at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church

NOTE:  Remember - it's time for your quarterly dues!  $100 includes meals... 



Brooms for Business sale is under way

Brighter Visions drive will be scheduled for May 19

Broom sales to summer camps has begun



Through early April of our 2017/18 Lions Year which began July 1st, $10,263 has been approved for assisting 60 people with new glasses and 35 with glasses and exams.

For the 2016/17 Lions Year - $9305 for assisting 91 people

For the 2015/16 Lions Year - $10,151 for assisting 111 people  

For the 2014/15 Lions Year -  $11,045 for assisting 132 people

For the 2013/14 Lions Year -  $9495 for assisting 120 people

For the 2012/13 Lions Year - $8348 for assisting 81 people

Half is paid by the Brevard Lions Club and half by matching funds from NC Lions Inc.


It was voted that the current officers for 2017/18 will serve again for 2018/19.

$200 was raised at the recent Wine Tasting at Brevard Wines.  Thanks to Lion Dick for coordinating this event.

Lion President Rick Laws presented a $1000 scholarship to Brevard High Senior Madison Allen. Madison is visually impaired after a rare eye cancer as a baby but has excelled scholastically and has been accepted to attend the University of Tennesse in the field of nuclear engineering.  An accomplished saxophonist, Madison will minor in music.

Welcome NEW MEMBER Dave Hartley!  He was sponsored by Lion President Rick and was inducted at the December 7 meeting.  Membership now up to 19!

Good news!  Previous member and Past President Charles Moore has rejoined the club. 

A $1500 donation was approved to refurbish a room at Camp Dogwood.  There will be a plaque honoring 58-year member Lion Jack Hudson.

We collected over $600 in donations during our recent Brighter Visions campaign.  This will be sent to help support Camp Dogwood and the other state-wide vision projects.  Excellent work and surely a new record for our club!

We made over $4000 selling 3,250 pairs of eclipse glasses at 20 locations in the county.  This will be used to help fund our club-level vision projects in Transylvania county.

We made $479 at our twice-postponed Flea Market on July 8.  Thanks to all the willing workers!

Lion Rob reported that he turned in over 1700 pair of used eyeglasses at the recent Vision Van visit - a new record!  We also provided vision and hearing screening for 24 people at this visit.

Thanks to Lion Harvey for coordinating our annual broom sale to local summer camps.  We sold $2044 worth of brooms!

In December a grant of $2500 was received for our glasses assistance project from the Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Philips Episcopal Church.  This will be a great help in meeting the ever-increasing need for our assistance.

A $2500 donation from the Lake Toxaway Charities organization was received in May, which will allow our club to continue to provide glasses for the needy of Transylvania County, through requests from over 25 aid organizations in WNC.

Thanks to Lion Joe Workman for his work posting club meeting notices in the local newspaper.  Very well-written and informative.  He has also created a Facebook page for the Brevard Lions Club at 

Congratulations to Lion Jake for 42 years of membership,  Lion Ed for 37 years, Lion Tony for 36 years, Lion Gary for 31 years, and Lion Harvey for 26 years! 



May 17 - 10 members

May 3 - 10 members

April Board Meeting - 6 members


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