Lafayette Lioness Lions Club
The following is a summary of the remarks made on May 24th, 2011 at the Installation Banquet for the New Officers for the upcoming year by the Current President Billie Lee regarding a some of the accomplishment of the past year of the Lafayette Lioness Lions Club and all the hard work but lots of fun and good friendships developed while helping our neighbors in Macon County as well as fellow Tennesseans and others in the International Community.
This year has been a great year with a lot of hard work from these ladies. But I've found out that the hard works translates into benefits for the people in our county and beyond that need our help. There are also many blessings in the friendships that are formed. The extended family that becomes an integral part of your everyday life, surrounding yourself with people that are more interested in helping others than what is in it for them. The people surrounding you are truly interested in living our motto "WE Serve".
We have had another busy year, with a lot of projects completed & a few still in the works. Our joint projects with the other Lions Club were Hillbilly Day and the Radio Auction. All 3 clubs in the county helped in the eye screenings.
Sold cake pans & knives
Had Halloween & Valentine parties at the nursing home
Sold apples to local business for Apple Day
Our Big Fund Raiser The Variety Show
Donated: $2500 to White Cane
Donated: $620 to Santa for all Seasons for the Foster Kids in the county
Donated: $500 to Middle Tn Sight Service
Donated: $250 to Santa's Helpers
Donated: $150 to American Legion for Christmas Baskets
Donated: $500 to Kids Backpack Program to help furnish food to the kids on the weekends holidays
Awarded: 2 scholarships to Macon County High School Seniors for $1000
Donated: food every month to help families in need
Helped: Flood victims
Donated: 243 pair glasses, 6 lens, & 9 cell phones
Bought: 5 hearing aids
Bought: 46 pair glasses
Paid: Numerous bills for families involved in medical concerns
Sold: Brooms & mops from TN School for the Blind
And our most recent project in the works is our Website we are working to create.