The Chicken Char-broil and Chickens for Christian Service was an ENORMOUS success!!  Thank you to all the Lions who worked so hard and the friends, family and associates (even strangers!) who bought dinners.

I think everyone involved really can understand this!



l-r: Lions Dianna Smathers (Bossier City), Terry Harkey (North Shreveport), Tina Hickey (Red River), Jerry Madden (Minden), Bud Byrd (North Shreveport


Lions from Bossier City, Minden, North Shreveport, and Red River joined forces at the SIbley Bike Tour Rest Stop #2, benefitting Children's Miracle Network .  Stocked with lots of bananas and oranges, water and Gatorade, and helpful Lions to babysit very expensive bikes while riders grabbed snacks, the event only lasted 2 hours for our group which was exclusive to the 64 mile riders.  Great fun and fellowship and a good promotion for our organization!  


Bossier City Lions Hut 716 BearKat Drive, Bossier City  6:3

The focus of our first meeting is Service.
Discussion of Service Projects throughout our zones-Where can we work together?
How are we using social media/technology to promote our service projects within the zone?  How are we telling our story?
Is there a community need that should be discussed?
What is the next step to take back to our club members?

This is our opportunity to meet as clubs across our area, to share and help each in promoting Lions in our community.

Dianna Smathers & Debbie Schillings
Your Zone Chairs


District 8-L Technology and Social Media Conference
Friday September 14th & Saturday September 15th
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City, LA
2015 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, LA 71111

$50 per person







Decorated from top to bottom, Las Vegas welcomed the International Family of Lions! Even buses and the monorail had our logos on them!  How appropriate to have it at the MGM, where the symbol is the lion! We have a new 3rd International Vice President, Bryan Sheehan! 



Installation Banquet 2018 

This year we had several surprises at the annual program.  The Banquet was held in the atrium of the Shreveport Aquarium (Barnwell's atrium for all those who remember.)  Several presentations were made prior to and following the actual business of installing the officers for the next Lion year.  The first presentation was from Lion President Terry who gave each board member a small replica of the 8x8 honorarium brick that she purchased for the American Rose Center Legacy Project accessibility nature path that included all the names of the board members.  

Knight of Sight Presentations 

Next up, Lion Past District Governor Chris Carlone, the executive director of the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation in New Orleans, made presentations.

THREE - count 'em, folks!  THREE Knights of Sight!  They were presented to North Shreveport Lions Terry Harkey, Helen Mazier, and Chris Stewart for the work they did this year with the Cub Sight program.

Melvin Jones Fellowship  

Lion Terry became a Melvin Jones Fellow, a presentation made to outgoing Presidents, which is purchased by the club through Lions Club International Foundation.



                                                                                                                                               The Gavel is passed.

The installtion ended with the renewal of an older tradition of passing on the gavel.  Lion President Reed accepted this office and he closed the evening with his comments.  Well done, Lion President!!


North Shreveport Lions Rockin' the Vest at Caddo Parish Head Start Mass Registration


Lions at the United States Postal dedication for the Peace Rose Stamp

Get your bricks today!!  
Lions are preparing to build an landscaped accessibility entrance and ramp, pavilion with memorial pavers, and a screen (covering electrical equipment) that will tell the Lions story for our American Rose Center.  This project is HOT HOT HOT.  Memorial bricks either 4" x 8" ($100) or 8" x 8" ($200) are available NOW!!!  Please check out the architectural design and  order your bricks now!!

°  The single blue dot indicates the brick location
°°  Two blue dots shows the lions info sign location
°°° Three blue dots shows the Lions Gate entrance, and
°°°°  Four blue dots - the pavillion.



Clay Shoot Puts the "Fun" in Fundraising for State Projects

On March 10, 2018, over 70 shooters along with family, friends and fans, gathered at the Flying  Q Sporting Clay Event Center for a great morning of fun, fellowship and lots of shooting!  The men had a tie for first place and an exciting Shoot Off for the winner of the men's trophy took place, followed by lunch from Jack's BBQ and awards.  The winning ticket for the shotgun, a Beretta A400 Excel 12 gauge sporting shotgun donated by Yoken Toyota, was drawn and the Mayor of Blanchard was the lucky man!  Many thanks to the individuals and businesses who supported this fundraiser by buying raffle tickets, sign ads, sponsoring 4-H teams, and sponsoring corporate teams which helped us help others.  We support two state projects.  The Louisiana Lions Children's Camp in Anacoco, Louisiana, is a very special camp for children with a variety of conditions. This camp allows them to experience a great summer camp absolutely free.  If you know of a youth who could benefit from this experience, please contact any Louisiana Lions Club for more information or look for Louisiana Lions Children's Camp on the internet.  Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation in New Orleans has improved and even salavaged the sight of thousands of individuals by supporting research, screening children's vision, and providing services and glasses for those who cannot afford this care.  If you have a child 6 years or younger, make sure their schools are providing the highest level of screening for them.  Let them know that Lions Clubs will screen schools and daycares absolutely free with state of the art equipment.

Finally, please look for The North Shreveport Lions Club Facebook page - find that here: 
If that link doesn't work, search for the The North Shreveport Lions Club then go to photos and find the album "Clay Shoot 2018."  All the photos from this event were taken courtesy of Tom Pace, a member of the North Shreveport Lions Club, and he has graciously given permission for them to be copied or downloaded and printed for personal use by all those at the event.  

Thank you all for your support of this event!  Hope to see you NEXT YEAR!! Bring friends!

Lions Create Ability Access at the American Rose Center

As a long time resident of Shreveport, Lion Past District Governor Scott Harkey feels ownership in the American Rose Center and with that ownership, he feels a great deal of responsibility to help where he can.  Since 2017-2018 marked the 100 years of Lions, Scott was looking for a good Legacy project and discovered a need at the American Rose Center. Since this Center is THE NATIONAL American Rose Center, it would be a great project not just for Shreveport and Bossier, but for all Lions everywhere!  Since the beautiful new building was complleted at the Rose Center, there has been no real easy way for anyone with limited ability to traverse the stairs from the building to the reflection pool.  It really was quite a trek.  Lion Scott worked with folks from the Rose Center and many local businesses to put a plan together to create an ability path from the parking lot to the reflection pool and then a path (the width of two wheelchairs) up into the facility itself.  There will be a pavillion which will be paved with memorial bricks.  The "Buy a Brick" project will raise the additional funds that will be needed to complete this vision.  If you would like to honor or memorialize someone with a brick, please contact any North Shrevepot Lion, or the American Rose Center.  Brick prices are $100 for a 4"x8", and $200 for an 8"x8."  Custom logo laser engraving is available for $50 for corporate sponsors.

Lions Scott and Terry took the proposed drawings to the first Horicultural Symposium held here at the new facility.  It was very well received.  Don't wait.  Get your bricks now!!

Lions Present Peace Poster Award at Caddo Middle Magnet
Lion Gale presents John Hunter Berry with a $100 check for his winning entry in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest.  If your middle school has an art program, please have them participate in this program.  It is a wonderful experience for the students.


Go here for a story on the sad loss of Pedee the Pelican (Children's Camp Mascot)


Second vice president of Lions Clubs International Jung-Yul Choi and his wife Seung-Bok visited Natchitoches as part of 38 day tour of the US. The Natchitoches Lion’s Club held a reception Jan. 23 at the First United Methodist Church to welcome the couple. Lion’s members from surrounding areas including Shreveport, Bossier, Alexandria, Baton Rouge and more were in attendance to meet Choi.Choi said he chose to visit Louisiana because he wanted to experience the heart of Lionism that can be found among members in the south.

“You people have heart,” he said. “I like that. Each Lion must have heart so we can serve.”

Choi, of Pusan, Republic of Korea, was elected to serve as second vice president of Lions Clubs International at its 100th International Convention in Chicago June 30-July 4, 2017. He will officially be installed as President of the organization in 2020 during a ceremony in Milan, Italy.
(credit of photos from Corey Poole from the Natchitoches Parish Journal)



Lion Bryan Roppolo accepts the $1000 check from North Shreveport Lions to OBR for their contributions to our community, our state, and our nation.


SHREVEPORT - BOSSIER LIONS JOIN FOR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION                                (for more pictures, see newsletters)

Ugly/Beautiful Christmas Sweater Competitors




With 4 heaping shopping carts full, the Purchasing Team has totally amused the clerk at Dollar Tree

Harmony House Christmas Project Transportation Team with 3 loaded SUVs and a truck


From all of us at North Shreveport Lions Club to our fellow Lions and families!


Downtown and North Shreveport Lions Screened Children's Vision at the 2017 Louisiana State Fair October 26th and November 1st





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