Celebrating its 60th year serving Catoosa County, Boynton Lions Club hosted the district zone meeting. Lions from Boynton, Rossville, Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga, Ringgold and even Kenya attended.
“We were excited to see such a huge turn out of Lions from throughout Northwest Georgia for this special meeting as we compared notes about local efforts and trained to grow Lionism across the region,” said John Long, Lion zone chair and Boynton member. "It shows how the desire to help others is still growing strong in communities around the area."
Vision is a primary focus of the organization assisting area residents who need glasses and qualify for assistance. The organization works on a statewide level with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind and the Emory Child Care Center, he said.
Another major community project for the Boynton Lions Club is the long-term care and maintenance of the Dailey Hill Cemetery. The group is now receiving donations from friends and relatives of those interred there to assist with the costs of mowing and upkeep. Donations may be sent to Boynton Lions Club, 3179 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga. 30736.
The Boynton Lions Club meets the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Boynton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Dinner is catered by the Dinner Bell. Cost is $6.50. Membership dues are $21 per quarter.
Vanessa Stanley, Georgia Lion trainer, facilitates the meeting providing encouragement and guidance to build Lionism in the region.
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