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 MIGHTY MATTHEW MORALES HAS THE HEART OF A LION!

WE ARE WITH YOU, MATTHEW!

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO SCROLL DOWN THROUGH THIS HOMEPAGE TO SEE WHAT THE LAWTON NORTHEAST ON-LINE BRANCH LIONS CLUB DOES FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. YOU CAN ALSO GO THROUGH THE PAGES ON THE UPPER LEFT SIDE THAT CONTAIN MORE PHOTO'S OF OUR ACTIVITIES, CONTACT INFO, ETC. THE "FEATURED EVENTS" SECTION ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND SIDE IS A CALENDAR OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS. ENJOY! 

 

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EARTH DAY 2019!

(Photo above courtesy of Janet Williams, Cameron University)

The Lawton NE On-Line Lions celebrated Earth Day 2019 on Monday, April 22nd, by donating an Eastern Redbud tree to Cameron University! Thanks to our club, there are many thriving, beautiful Eastern Redbud trees all around Aggie Gym on the Cameron campus. This year was very special, as the tree was dedicated to the memory of someone very near and dear to our Lions family, the late Sam Wotring. Sam's parents, Lion Joe and Kris Wotring, were on hand with Sam's high school graduation picture for the dedication of the tree in his memory. Lion Gary Weise spoke eloquently about Sam on behalf of the club and it was greatly appreciated. Above is a picture of the Lions that could attend this annual event with our Cameron friends around Sam's tree.  Pictured in the front (left to right) is Bob Hanefield, Director of Physical Facilities; Tiffany Smith-Bussell, University Advancement; Kris Wotring; Lion Joe Wotring and Lion KW Hillis. In the back row (left to right) is John Osborne, Grounds Foreman; Lion Gary Weise; Lion Vivian Silverstrim; Lion Al Granger and Lion Doug Rice. You can read the Cameron University press release and see pictures of some of the trees we've donated in the past in the Earth Day 2019 section on the upper left hand side of this page.

 

WHITE CANE DAY 2019!

(Photo above courtesy of Lion Al Granger)

On Saturday, 20 April, the Lawton NE On-Line Branch Lions and our parent club, the Lawton NE Lions hosted our annual fundraiser at the Country Mart on 67th & Cache. Pictured above are Lions Therese Sullivan and Vivian Silverstrim (in the wonderful Lion costume!). It was a very successful fundraiser, with the majority of parent club and branch members taking part! The weather was beautiful and the public was being very generous with donations as we passed out candy and good will! Many thanks to Lion Joe Wotring for bringing out the tables and chairs.  Kudos to Lion Vivian for her leadership and for sweating it out in that Lion costume!  Vivian and Therese did a great job on those two Lions signs that we should have at all of our events! Great job everyone!

 

WE WELCOMED TWO NEW LIONS!

On Saturday, 16 March, Lion Marge Williams, Oklahoma Lions District 3-SW Zone Chairperson, honored us by inducting our two newest members! Pictured below is Lion Marge inducting new Lions Trevor Wonderling and Pamela Wood.

 

Lion Vivian Silverstrim (below left) pins Lion Pamela Wood!

Lion Gary Weise (below right) pins Lion Trevor Wonderling!

Many thanks to Lion Marge Williams for inducting our two newest members! Pictured below is Lion Marge addressing the Lawton NE Lions and the Lawton NE On-Line Branch Lions!

(Photos above courtesy of Lion Al Granger)

 

SPECIAL NEEDS VALENTINES DAY PIZZA PARTY @ MAC MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Each year we celebrate Valentine's Day by sharing pizza with the Special Needs students at MacArthur Middle School. Its our way of showing them that we care! Pictured below are Trevor Wonderling and Rebel!  For more pics, please go to the Special Needs Valentines Day 2019 section at the upper left hand side of this homepage! 

 

(Photo above courtesy of Lion Al Granger)

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 LION OF THE YEAR!

(Photo above courtesy of Lion Al Granger)

Pictured above is Club President Doug Rice (on the left) presenting Gary Weise with the 2018 Lion the Year award! Read all about it in the 2018 Lion of the Year section at the top, left side of this homepage. Congratulations Gary!

 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE VETERANS!

 

(Photos above courtesy of Lion Al Granger)

The Lawton NE On-Line Branch Lions Club and our parent club, the Lawton NE Lions, celebrated Christmas with the veterans at the Lawton/Ft. Sill VA Center on Tuesday, 4 December. We had a LOT of help from our friends, which included the great bunch of kids from Cameron Baptist Church (pictured above) and talented vocalist, Buster Swoopes. The evening was hosted by Lion Eric Barry. We had Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus and their Elf on-hand. Santa delivered a donation of supplies for the VA Center's Comfort Closet (pictured above).  Mrs. Santa recited "Twas the Night Before Christmas". The night was capped off by Lion Vivian Silverstrim leading the club members singing an interesting *smile* version Jingle Bells! A great time was had by all, especially the veterans (pictured above). Many thanks to everyone from Cameron Baptist Church for taking part in this event each year - they ALWAYS do a great job and we appreciate them so much! Thank you Lion Gary Weise, Ms. Margie, Ms. Terri and all of the kids and other adult leaders from CBC!  Thank you Buster Swoopes for always bringing your sound equipment and that great voice!  Your friendship means a lot to all of us! Really want to thank Marilyn Woods and the rest of the staff at the VA Center for helping us make this such a wonderful event! More pictures are posted in the Veterans Christmas 2018 page on the upper left-hand side of this homepage. On behalf of the Lawton NE On-Line Lions and our parent club, the Lawton NE Lions, Merry Christmas everyone! 

 

OUR 2017 LION OF THE YEAR, ERIC BARRY!

Pictured above is Lauren Noriega, Comanche Indian Veterans Association Princess, as she sings the National Anthem at the WW2 & Korean War Veterans Dinner at the Lawton/Ft. Sill VA Center on Saturday, 27 May. The NE Lions joined the Vietnam Veterans of America, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, the Marine Corps League, the Oklahoma Women's Veterans Organization, local Boy Scouts and many other local civic groups to serve dinner to veterans of WW2 & the Korean War. It was a great time and we made many friends!  It was an honor for us to post our club banner along side the flags of these other great organizations (see below) at the entrance of the VA Center Auditorium. We look forward to working with many of these groups in the future! We took part in this event while also hosting our successful White Cane Day event (pictures coming) at Wal-Mart! Many thanks to Vivian Silverstrim, Joe Wotring and the rest of the Lions that helped out!

 

 OUR NEW LEADERSHIP!

Pictured above is the new leadership team for the Lawton Northeast On-Line Branch Lions Club! On the right (wearing the cool shades) is Lion Doug Rice, our new club President, and on the left is Vivian Silverstrim, our new club Vice President (or "VEEP" as she calls it). It is the first time we've had a change in leadership since the club was established in 2009! This is a wonderful change because they are both smart, talented, and motivated! They will lead us into the future with confidence and integrity! For me, it's been an amazing experience to lead this club since its inception on January 6th, 2009. As a leader, I've always tried to give the spotlight to others who truly make this club so successful. I have had the honor of presenting our "Lion of the Year" award to some truly outstanding people over the years. Many thanks to each and every member of this club for all of your contributions to the Lions and to the community. I've been the luckiest club Prez in Lions International because I've had the greatest club members! We've got singers, pirates, writers, artists, poets, veterans, and engineers - just one talented bunch of Lions! We've made a positive impact over the years and we'll carry that on under the leadership of Doug Rice and Vivian Silverstrim. Yours truly, Immediate Past President/Club Founder, Lion Al Granger.   

 And the truth is................

 

 

 OKLAHOMA SUNRISE AS SEEN FROM MT. SCOTT

(Photo courtesy of Lion Vivian Silverstrim)

 

 A PHOTO FROM OUR 2013 WHITE CANE DAY!

 

(Photo Courtesy of Julie Zunk)

 

A great quote from Helen Keller, who played an important part in the history of Lions International:

 

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves."  - Helen Keller

 

Our Liaison from the parent club is Lion Ray "Master of Ceremonies" Polk.  Lion Ray (pictured below) is a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major. He's a great Lion, a founding member of our parent club, a true friend and role model!  

Lion Ray Polk

 

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IN MEMORY OF LION CLAUDIE LOTT

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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