Lions Clubs International has approved the charter application for the Liberty Township Lions Club.
Charlie Newland, past district governor for the Lions Club, said in a press release that the charter was approved on Flag Day, June 14.
“Much work needs to be done prior to the formal Charter Night Celebration which will be scheduled within the next 90 days,” said Newland. ” The Charter Night is the kickoff of the new service club.
“Lions Club’s members usually don’t brag or blow their horn about accomplishments,” said Newland. “In years past, if a Lion’s picture appeared in the newspaper, you might get the end of your tie cut off. ‘We Serve’ is enough. It suffices just knowing we make a difference.”
The Liberty Lions Club will join Hillsboro, Leesburg, Greenfield, Mowrystown, New Vienna, Lynchburg, and Martinsville Lions Clubs in Zone 7 of Ohio District OH6, which covers 15 counties in SW Ohio. Each club operates independent but networks together for fellowship and projects beyond local capacity.
Newland said this networking creates the world’s largest service organization with over 1.44 million members worldwide in about 210 countries. The 100th International Convention with approximately 30,000 Lions from around the world will be held in Chicago June 30-July 4, 2017.
Initially, general areas of concern expressed by current charter members are the drug epidemic, homeless, hunger, and youth. Research needs to be done, and plans developed which will lead to actions, said Newland.
“If these problems or other areas are of concern to you, you may want to join a Lions Club in your area,” said Newland. The next meeting will be on June 27th 6:30 p.m. at 110 S. High Street, Hillsboro. It will be open to the public.