NORTH PARK LIONS BRING CHEER AND DELIGHT - In the spirit of “In This Together,” North Park Lions Club members Dr. Denny Coughlin, Claude Edwards and Steve Hazelhorst met on Saturday, 15 May 2021 to help pack and deliver bags of pantry staples and fresh produce to a dozen+ homebound members of the Blind Community Center of San Diego. Loading up at the Center, they worked from a roster compiled by Center volunteer and fellow Lion Christie Greene. Click on the Club Projects tab to see photo(s). Following a pre-determined route, Lions Denny, Claude, and Steve went from downtown San Diego to City Heights, then back through North Park before returning to the Center in Balboa Park! Calling everyone ahead of their arrival, they brought cheer and delight to all. This is an ongoing activity, taking place monthly. Contact The North Park Lions Club for volunteer opportunities like this.

NORTH PARK LIONS CLUB CELEBRATES ARBOR DAYOver the weekend of May 14-15, the NP Lions Club and community volunteers planted 19 trees in our neighborhood. The trees were purchased by the Lions Club and given to their new owners for free. Prior to the planting, the Lions hosted a public seminar on the care and maintenance of trees conducted by a Certified Arborist at the NP Lions Clubhouse. Click on Photo Gallery or Club Projects to see pictures, or visit us on FaceBook or Instagram. Trees beautify and improve our physical environment, and are a key element to our City’s climate action goals. The North Park Lions will be repeating this event in the fall. So if you or anyone you know wants to plant a tree contact the North Park Lions Club.

NORTH PARK LITTLE LEAGUE – The North Park Lions Club is proud to be Hall Of Fame sponsor for five Coach Pitch teams in the 2022 NP Little League season. All Coach Pitch games are being played in the “Lions Den,” i.e. Fields #5 and #6. On  Saturday, May 14, the League presented the Lions with a plaque recognizing the Clubs’ long association with the League, and celebrating the first place finish of the Lions’ 2020 Championship team, The Blue Wave. Click on the Club Projects tab for a video link to the event.

NORTH PARK MUSIC FAIR - May 21-22.   Thank you Lions Knott Jr., Coughlin. Nguyen and Carmellino.   Picked up ticket sales for Main Street.

MEMORIAL DAY 2022 - Monday, May 30, 2022. Thank you Veterans for your service. We remember you and honor you today, Memorial Day, and every day.

WILLING HANDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME - The North Park Lions Club, in partnership with the Blind Community Center of San Diego (BCCSD), has provided wholesome and healthy food to more than 60 homebound BCCSD members, program participants and volunteers ... on a monthly basis since mid-2020. A team of dedicated volunteers have met at the BCCSD to fill 1, 2, or more plastic bags with an ever-changing selection of fresh and non-perishable food, received from the San Diego Food Bank. Lions Club members who have provided ‘welcome hands’ have included Doctor Coughlin, Claude Edwards, Doctor Knott, James Knott and Steve Hazelhorst, while Lions Christie Green, Joseph Carmellino, and volunteers Theresa and Kevin Bagg have facilitated activities at the Food Bank. These efforts have been greatly appreciated. The next food distribution will be the week of June 13th. Contact the North Park Lions Club if you want to be involved. 

ALWAYS WITH A POSITIVE WORD - One of the special things about attending a North Park Lions Club meeting is hearing the positive words said by longtime member Vernetta Burgeon at the start and end of each meeting. Part benediction and part cheer leading, she shares thoughtful words meant to stimulate our hearts and minds, to focus on ways all of us can be better, not only when among our friends but when we meet anyone in our everyday lives. Being a Lion means living by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others ...”, as one never knows how a simple kindness can touch another person in a special way, just as it would if someone showed kindness to us. Meet Vernetta for yourself, and all the other North Park Lions Club members, at an upcoming weekly meeting at our Clubhouse, located at 3927 Utah Street (just north of University Ave.) 

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