Serving Durbin, Bartow, Arbovale, Green Bank, and all of upper Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Chartered October 28,  1946


PCHS Forestry Students Clear Brush From Slaven Cemetery

May 18, 2017

Durbin Lions are collaborating with the PCHS Forestry class to clear the John Slaven Cemetery in Frank, WV. 












PCHS Forestry students and their teacher, Scott Garber (2nd from left, above), cleared dense brush at the Slaven Cemetery in Frank on Thursday afternoon, May 18th.   Their efforts exposed 10 additional natural stone grave markers.  Mr. Garber's class will return to the site next year to continue this project sponsored by the Durbin Lions Club.

John Slaven, a Revolutionary War veteran, settled with his wife, Elizabeth Warwick, on the banks of the Greenbrier River near Durbin in 1790.

Slaven received 1500 acres for his Rev. War service, but by the time Pocahontas County was established in 1821, he owned thousands of acres on Cheat Mountain.  


Remembering Dick Reigel

Lion Dick Reigel, above right, receives this 50-year pin from Lion Charles Sheets. Dick joined the Durbin Lions Club in October, 1963.


Reo Speaks!

May 1, 2017 | by Reo

Woof! Woof!  Notice how much deeper my bark is now?  It’s deeper and louder than Durbin’s.  I bark when I hear someone at the door, a strange noise, and I make a little yappy bark when I’m bored, like at a Lion’s club meeting.  The last meeting didn’t last too long so I didn’t make much of a disturbance.












I just had another session with my puppy counselor and she said I was much more settled than I was a month ago and much better mannered.  I’m almost eleven months old now and feel more grown–up. The thing I have to stop doing is acting like a crazy clown when someone comes to the door of our house.  Durbin tells me to jump up and down and bark like he does but I don’t think I’m supposed to do that. Got to work on that.  It’s difficult when you look up to your big brother and think he must be right.

I was taken to a Lions Conference luncheon at Lake View and there were lots of people all around me and I was pretty good until they all wanted to pet me. I thought I was supposed to reciprocate with friendliness, so started licking and jumping up but puppy raiser Charles pulled me away and told me to sit still. I don’t understand why they can put their hands all over me but I can’t lick and jump on them.  Oh well,  guess I’ll never understand humans.  I was real good when everyone ate lunch because I could hide under the table and eat my treats and lick peanut butter…my favorite.

My puppy raisers are telling folks they know they are Puppy Raisers when:

  1. The pockets of all clothes have doggie treats in them, even ones in closets.
  2. A lint roller is in every room and every vehicle.
  3. Dog hair is still all over clothes.
  4. All fleece jackets and vests should be thrown away.
  5. A plastic bag for doggie cleanup is in all pockets.
  6. They have to go through a barrier gate to get to another room.
  7. All pairs of socks have one good sock and one with a hole chewed in it.
  8. All shoe strings are chewed off.
  9. An earring is missing which is probably in poop somewhere.
  10. A dusty paw print is on the back of  shirt.
  11. Can only find one shoe.

I will see my puppy counselor May 10 and then be tested on June 3.  I think I will be taken back to Leader Dog in Rochester Hills, MI, on June 15.  I will see lots of other dogs there but will miss my puppy raisers and Durbin.  I will be very busy and probably get used to new surroundings quickly.  I hope I do not get homesick.


Durbin Lions Clean Up Arbovale Cemetery
April 5, 2017



GBEM School Gets New Tables
March 13, 2017

Lions provide 20 new folding tables to Green Bank Elementary Middle School for special events.


We always welcome new members.  The Durbin Lions Club can provide financial assistance to qualified applicants for glasses and certain types of eyecare.  Go to the Contact Us page to find out more.


District 29 Click for Green Bank, West Virginia Forecast



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