Exciting Times for the Clyde Lions Club

Clyde, KS, 2/27/2014 – Last November, the Clyde Lions Club asked the local community to join them for a test drive of what the Lions are all about. The dinner and informational session was a great success and the club members would like to extend a thank you to everyone that attended. As a result of the meeting, the club added 5 new members. This kind of growth is phenomenal and the club is excited about the future.

“The Lions Club is a social group that has always allowed me the opportunity to meet new business people in town.” said Lion Harold Poland, member since 1949. “Being a member of the Lions Organization is a great experience. Our goal is to provide community service to the local area when and where it is needed.”

“I was a Lions Club member when I lived in Oklahoma,” said new member Lion Gary Sipe. “I can’t believe that I waited 10 years to get involved again. The Lions Club is a very worthwhile organization that promotes community pride while supporting many service projects.”

The Clyde Lions Club welcomed the following 5 members that joined as a result of the informational session: Alan LaPolice, Ellen Preston, Gary and Jody Sipe, and Diane Snavely. Other members that have recently joined include David Scott, Janet Pearson, and Becky LaPolice-Murphy.

Are you interested in becoming a Lion but not sure how to apply? You can get information by asking one of the volunteers at local events. One of the local projects involves helping out at high school sporting events by operating the ticket gates. Another service effort includes assisting with the local blood drives. Please take time to stop by the ticket gate or the blood drive and ask how you can get involved by becoming a Lion.

The Clyde Lions Club is looking forward to expanding their community service efforts as a result of adding new members. Information brochures are available at various local businesses and can be sent to anyone that is interested. The Clyde Lions Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 6:15 at French Quarters. For more information or to get involved with the Clyde Lions Club, please contact Harold Poland at 785-446-3624.

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Lion Diane Snavely receiving her Welcome Packet from Lion Harold Poland.

Lions Gary and Jody Sipe receiving their Welcome Packets from Chief Lion Mari Detrixhe.



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