Boynton Lions Club Hosts District Zone Meeting

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Celebrating its 61st year serving Catoosa County, Boynton Lions Club hosted the district zone meeting. Lions from Boynton, Rossville, Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga and Ringgold attended. 

“The gathering was a tremendous representation of those that serve Northwest Georgia through Lionism,” John Long said, Lion zone chair and Boynton member. “Zone meetings give us a chance to compared notes about local efforts and train to grow our clubs throughout the region.  Vision is a primary focus of the organization assisting area residents who need glasses and qualify for assistance.” 

Among the speakers were District Governor Mark Rice, region chairperson Kenneth Moore and guest speaker John Hathcock. 

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 every second Tuesday of the month at Boynton United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is catered by the Dinner Bell. Cost is $6.50.  Membership dues are $21 per quarter.


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