Come celebrate our nation’s independence with the entire Chugiak-Eagle River community! With the assistance of the Chugiak and Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions, the Eagle River Lions Club has long hosted one of the earliest Independence Day extravaganzas in the country. Beginning at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, the festivities will begin and continue on until it concludes with a large fireworks display at midnight, brining in the Fourth of July with a glorious bang!
The 25th annual Miss and Mr. Bear Paw Pageant will be held July 11 at 7 p.m. Come out to the Steve Primis Auditorium at Chugiak High and cheer on your local teens and enjoy their talent performances.
Interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun? You can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community — and communities around the world.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, in 1880, Helen Keller developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf. With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind, Helen Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. And in 1925, she attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness.”
In 2010 the Lions of District 49A pledged their support to the Blood Bank of Alaska to provide $30K in the next three years to refurbish its older Blood Mobile vehicle which needs mechanical repairs and upgrading of its blood collection equipment to current standards. This past weekend the Lions of District 49A met and exceeded that commitment by raising $30,650 for the new mobile unit in two years.
The Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club is a service organization that helps many groups in the Chugiak-Eagle River Area. Our main mission is to provide community service and aid to anyone in need in our community. We accomplish this though the giving of our time, raising money through fundraising events and “hands on” service projects.
Assistance Dogs can come in many forms. While we have generally known assistance dogs to assist the blind, they can serve someone with some type of disability such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Down syndrome; or even wounveterans.
As we roll into spring, one of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club’s causes is Hope Community Resources, Inc. The Lions have a long history of supporting Hope’s Walk & Roll for Hope. This year’s event is scheduled for May 4 at the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage. Club members look forward each year participating in Walk. It is a chance for them to reconnect with Hope’s mission and the people who choose their support. This year is no different; the club will be out in full force to support Hope.
April is Lions International Leo Club Awareness Month. Spread the word about the Leo Club Program — work with your Leo clubs, advisors, districts, or multiple districts to organize a joint Leo-Lion community service project. Start a tree planning project, repair a playground or organize a recycling program.