Meetings

              Franklin Evening Club Welcomes You.

Helping those in need in our community and beyond!!!!

Franklin Evening Lions Helping Chukkers for Charity

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      Peter makes new friends at Chukkers.          Lori and Brian with the Saddle Up organizers

Evening Lions and friends help Habitat for Humanity

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   Our new officers...2012-2013:  Brian Boulden - President , Mike Blocher - 1st Vice President, Mike Blocker - Treasurer,  Nicole Zyla-Herrera - Secretary, Paul Day - Co-membership chairmen.

Good buddy - Peter Alderman,  Treasurer - Mike Blocker,  1st Vice President - Dale Nord 

                       Membership Chair - Paul Day,                 President -  Brian Boulden.

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Speakers Program

Dr. Feng Li, CEO and Senior Medical Examiner for Nashville and Williamson County awed the audience with his expertise and experiences in investigating homicides.   He provided intimate details of the Steve McNair murder and findings.  

 

The Honorable Denise Andre, Franklin Judge and founder of the DUI court in Franklin   impressed her audience as she shared her life as a judge and the courts compassionate side of dealing with drug and alchohol abuse.   

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Next Funfilled, Exciting Meeting:

 February 25 at Brixx Pizza

This is a fund raiser.   Bring your friends and help raise money for our charities.

Make sure you request a donation form so we can get credit for a contribution.

Time: 6pm (social), 6:30 pm (meeting)

Most meettings at The Coffee House

Address; 144 2nd Ave North, Franklin, TN
Friends and family members always welcome.
 
Speaker in Crime, Security, and Law series was:
 
Matt Stephson, Secret Agent who has performed for security for Presidents Bush and Obama.
He has been employed in the field of criminal justice for 20 years.   The last 15 years he has been with the United States Secret Service and is currently assigned to the Nashville Field Office.   He has led and participated in investigations involving financial crimes and threats towards portectees of the United States Secret Service.   He is certified as a Computer Forensics Special Agent and investigates technology based crimes of a financial or threat nature.
 
Next speaker will be on Tuesday, January 14th at THE COFFEE HOUSE.
Sergeant Zeyala of the Franklin Narotics/Vice department who will share incidents and information about 
the Franklin drug concerns.
 

Vision Walk was a great success

 
Check out the Nashville Vision Walk site below:
 
http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR?fr_id=4830&pg=entry

Last year -  Franklin Evening Lions at Vision Walk to Prevent Blindness

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The Franklin Evening Lions Club is in the process of redefining itself.   This is a new, think out-of-the-box approach to reaching out to the community with more activities and fewer meetings.    It is an attempt to streamline the efficiency of our club by actually helping those who need help and, at the same time, reduce the intrusiveness of meetings, holding offices, committee chairs, etc. that often times exists is clubs.

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 Above - Sensory Garden for the Blind         Below - members enjoying garden
 
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Here are some of the hi-lites with the emphasis on the theme...WE SERVE: 
 
  • Once a month meetings - basically, using the activities during the down times to discuss other ways to help our community.    The once a month meeting will actually be very informal and more of a social experience......party on.

  • Minimal dues - $80 a year, so we can still be a part of International Lions and to cover insurance.       

  • Ungoing projects: vision screening and supporting the Lions Breakfast and Franklin on the Fourth as well as the Sensory Garden for the Blind and developing our own free diabetes screening opportunities.

  • More service oriented and reaching out in the community - to support exisiting organizations and assist even individuals in need such as what happened during the flood.    Examples of such programs would be Saddleup fundraisers, Graceworks furniture sales and Christmas activities, Habitat for Humanity, Franktown which helps underprivileged children in Franklin, and anything that may emerge to assist others.

  • Communication - We will send out emails about an activity, and those who can help out can simply respond to the email and show up at the event.   If they can't.  No Problem.

  • Non-intrusive - Everyone has obligations.   We are creating a user friendly organization which will allow members to help out in the community without worrying about too many meetings, fees exceeding their personal budgets, or cumbersome responsiblities.   Everyone is welcome to participate in the activities and meetings whether a member or not.   Try to bring a friend to an activity.   

  • Also, Franklin Evening Lion t-shirts can be purchased for $10, so we can be identified as we help those in need in our community. 

 Below - Lions on Tour at Saddleup

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              John and Ella Rose with Mike and Robin, Pam, Ella Rose, and John at Vision Walk 

               

                 

              Karen Taylor-Good provides photo op. with her fellow Lions

                               

Lions at Free Diabetes Screening Clinic at Franklin High School.  Thank you to Lion Rodney Deal for organizing Clinic in co-operation with Belmont College School of Pharmacy.

    

                

Publix Assistant Customer Service Manager, Mandy Osborne, accepting certificate from the Franklin Evening Lions Club for supporting the efforts of the lions to help those in need in our Community.  

                                                                       Thank you, Publix.

New Officers 2010-2011           Lions at Franklin 2010

New officers inducted for 2010 -11       Lions & friends at Franklin on the 4th   

 

 Courtney singing on the 4th   Lions girls

Our Courtney Beaton performing in Franklin.   Jane, Donna, & Rebekah make us smile.

Giving to the Community:   The 2011 flood put Nashville to the test as to service for others.   The Franklin Evening Lion Club members were involved with tearing down duct work, ripping down wallboard, moving furniture, sadly creating piles of memories on the sides of streets consisting of dolls, pictures, furniture, yearbooks, and on and on.  

Lions helping flood victims    

Franklin Evening Lions helping flood victims and helping at Saddle Up fundraiser

Lions are there for the community, not only during disasters, but throughout the year trying to reach out and help others in their every day needs.  I am very proud of our young but active....very active club members who don't hesitate to reach out to others in our community and beyond.    The logo "We Serve" epitomizes  what we are all about.   The selfless giving to others whenever we can.

Thank you all for what you do.

Gracework's Lions     Lions at Graceworks

                          Franklin Evening Club Lions helping at Graceworks.

Franklin Evening Club Recognized in Magnolia Magazine for the Sensory Garden fundraiser:   www.magnoliapublications.com

Recognition:  The Franklin Evening Lions Club has been commended by District Governor, Ralph Brewer for its involvement in so many community activities that help so many people such as:  the Graceworks furniture sale, the painting of the offices for the Court Appointed Special Advocates servicing abuseds and neglected children, the assistance as servers in the fund raiser for Monroe Harding Home for at risk children, the raising of money for the Sensory Garden for the Blind, the setting up of the free diabetes screening clinic, the eye screening of the Franklin Children, the raising of money through the Black Friday hotdog sales for the evening club's charities.

 

Future Meeting: 

 Tuesday, March 18th . . . possibly at Mike Donnelly's house for a social meet and greet of members and new members.     More to come.

Usually at THE COFFEE HOUSE

Time: 6pm (social), 6:30 pm (meeting)

Address:  144 2nd Ave North, Franklin, TN
 
 
 

 

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