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Our Edinburg Early Risers Lions Club has been helping meet the needs of our local community since Feb 1997 because our club shares a core belief - to serve our community.

Our club lost one of our own this week, our Club President. Lion Joe Longoria. He was a part of the original Early Risers Lions Club founders. Lion Joe had been activelay serving our club and community since February 1997. He will be missed dearly by all of our members as well many in our community.

He was a devoted family man, as well as a true leader and a respected member of our community. Joe will be remembered as a persson giving who was constantly trying to find ways to help those in need. We know he is sitting amongt the Lions above, looking down and trying to find some way in helping out our club smiley........ May he rest in peace.

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Lions around the world have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best  known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of  community projects - including caring for the needy, feeding the hungry and aiding  seniors and the disabled.

 

Lions give sight. We work closely with our local ECISD School District by financially supporting vision screenings for eyeglasses and raising awareness of eye disease, Our Lions Club works with other Lions worldwide toward the mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

 

Lions serve youth. Our community   projects often support local children and schools through scholarships.   Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest,   Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.                                                                                           

 

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.                                                                     

 

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

 

 

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve."

Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our communities. 

 

For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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