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!
EARTH DAY IS COMING UP!
Pictured above is one of the many Eastern Redbud trees that we have donated to Cameron University each year since 2009! This photo was taken recently by Janet Williams of Cameron University. It shows how beautiful these redbuds look when they bloom in the spring! Lion Joe Wotring heads up this annual project and he's done a great job for many years. Hope to see everyone at the Aggie Gym at 11:30am on Friday, April 21st (Earth Day actually falls on that Saturday this year). Wear your Lions shirts/vests if you've got one! It'll be another great Earth Day!
SPECIAL NEEDS VALENTINES DAY PIZZA PARTY AT MACARTHUR MIDDLE SCHOOL!
The Lawton NE On-Line Lions followed a longstanding tradition by celebrating Valentines Day with some very special students at MacArthur Middle School. Every year since the club was founded in 2009, club members have served pizza to special needs students at Mac Middle School on Valentines Day. It's our way of showing these kids that we care about them! Check out the Special Needs Valentines 2017 page at the top, left side of this homepage for more pictures!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 LION OF THE YEAR KW HILLIS!
Club President Lion Doug Rice (above right) presents Lion K.W. Hillis with the 2016 Lawton NE On-Line Branch Lions Club Lion of the Year award on Friday, 6 January. The award is presented to a deserving Lion every year on the club's birthday. Congratulations, Lion of the Year K.W. Hillis!
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.
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THIS LION IS AN AUTHOR!
One of our very own On-Line Lions is having a children's book that he authored published this summer. Lion Gary Weise is not only a published author, he's an award winning poet, Army Veteran, past Lion of the Year, a leader at his church, a total workout warrior (his workouts are legendary), a surfer (in his younger days) and an all-around good guy. He's done more to help others (especially kids) than anyone else that I know. Congratulations Lion Gary for fulfilling your dream of getting a book published!
OKLAHOMA LIONS MOBILE SCREENING UNIT
We hosted the Mobile Health Screening Unit at the Oklahoma Lions State Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn here in Lawton on May 20th & 21st:
Pictured above is the poster that Lion KW Hillis made and placed on the Mobile Health Screening Unit for the Armed Services Day Parade! Lion KW walked the entire parade route and urged people to get the free heatlh screening. It must have worked, because we were busy on that afternoon after the parade! Thanks, KW!
We had an excellent turnout of club members on both days. Many thanks to the volunteer nurse (I'll get her name and photo on here) that helped on Friday. We also had help from two members of the parent club - Lions Paul McCarthy and Elaine Keir. Lion Elaine was epecially helpful with the Cholesterol and Diabetes blood tests! It was a real team effort. There is another MHSU picture in the "Photo Gallery" (top, left side of this page). Also want to point out that Lion Joe Wotring helped the parent club put out and pickup U.S. Flags on Armed Services Day.
EARTH DAY 2016!
We celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd by donating two Eastern Redbud trees to Cameron University! Pictured above is Lion Joe Wotring standing next to one of the trees that we donated to Cameron on a previous Earth Day. Pictured below are the two Redbuds that we donated this year before they were planted. Many thanks to Lion Joe for selecting and delivering the trees! Check out the group picture with one of the trees and our friends at Cameron in the Photo Gallery (upper left-hand side of this homepage) and read the Earth Day press release from Cameron in our Earth Day 2016 section (also upper left-side of this homepage).
SPECIAL NEEDS VALENTINE'S DAY PIZZA PARTY!
Our 2015 Lion of the Year, Doug Rice (above), serves pizza to a special needs student during our annual Valentine's Day Pizza Party at MacArthur Middle School on Friday, February 12th! More pictures (thanks to Lion Gary Weise) are posted in the Special Needs Valentines Day page on the upper left-hand side of this page! It was another successful and fun community service event hosted by our club!
MATTHEW MORALES HAS THE HEART OF A LION!
WE ARE WITH YOU, MATTHEW!
And the truth is................
WHITE CANE DAY 2015!
It was a warm, sunny and windy spring day when the Lawton NE On-Line Branch Lions Club and members of our parent club, the Lawton NE Lions, held our annual White Cane Day fundraiser at the Wal-Mart on Sheridan Road on Saturday, May 2nd. The photo above of the Lions on the first (10am-12pm) shift appeared in the Lawton Constitution newspaper. It was the first White Cane Day for Lions Therese Sullivan and Dr. Laura England. Other members that took part included Lions Doug Rice and Julie Zunk from the Branch Club. The parent club was represented by Lions Wes Williams, Johnnie Moore and Elaine Keir. Everyone that took part did a truly wonderful job! Many thanks to Lion Joe Wotring who (as always) went above and beyond to make this yet another great White Cane Day!
OKLAHOMA SUNRISE AS SEEN FROM MT. SCOTT
(Photo courtesy of Lion Vivian Silverstrim)
(One Love graphic courtesy of Lion Gary Weise)
A PHOTO FROM OUR 2013 WHITE CANE DAY!
Lions Vivian Silverstrim (left), Callie Driver (center) and Al Granger
(Photo Courtesy of Lion 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
Our Parent Club:
IN MEMORY OF LION CLAUDIE LOTT
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