BROKEN BOW—“If there’s a need there’s a lion.” The international non-profit organization focuses on the needs of local communities. The Lions Club in Broken Bow invites anyone and everyone to become a member and serve those in need. A membership drive is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Tumbleweed Café Party Room (958-1012 East S East St, Broken Bow, NE 68822). The evening will include supper, door prizes, information about the Lions Club, and guest speakers including the District Governor.
Anyone who loves to volunteer their time is welcome to attend; members must be 18 or older. The Broken Bow Lions Club was chartered in 1954 and lives by the motto “we serve.”
“That’s the thing we like to do, [help] people really in need or people in need at all. You know, our motto is ‘we serve.’ If there’s a need there’s a lion. But that’s what we’re here for, we’re here to help,” Don Wolford said.
Annual membership (July 1 to June 30) dues are $65 for an individual and $100 for a couple. You can see Lions Club members such as President Stephanie Evans and Don Wolford around town volunteering at benefit dinners, conducting vision and health screenings, awarding scholarships, working the fireworks stand, selling peaches/pears, or lending a hand to help families and individuals in need. Members also assist with the mobile food pantry, youth programs, and visit nursing homes.
“I love serving people. I love knowing that if people come to us for assistance such as glasses, or whatever the need may be–gas cards for a medical purpose–we’re able to get that for them. That just brings tears to my eyes because you can help somebody less fortunate,” Evans said.
Contact Stephanie 308-870-3669 or Don 308-870-2426 with any questions about Tuesday’s membership drive. Click here for the membership application.