Lions Corner

We are pleased to share that Lions Clubs International is extending the Involve a U.S. Veteran pilot program through June 30, 2016. This program waives the charter or entrance fee for U.S. Veterans joining a Lions club in the United States.

Community Easter egg hunt will be combined with a much needed community food drive, on Sunday, March 27, at Lions Park in Eagle River. Participants that bring food items to put in the food pantry truck will have a chance to win the $100 Easter basket. Arrive about 12:30 p.m. as the Fire Engine will blow its whistle precisely at 1 p.m., and within 10 minutes the egg hunt is finished. The egg hunt will be broken up into five age groups: 1 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10-12. Ages 1-2 will be hunting inside the Lions clubhouse. Eggs, coins and prizes will be distributed in each area.

Linda “Jay” Jackson, an active member of Anchorage East Rotary Club made a special delivery of twelve telescopic canes for the blind and visually impaired – a gift from Lions in Alaska- at a celebration event in Katmandu, Nepal on February 9, 2016.

The Sleeping Lady Mt. Lions Club will be holding our annual Valentine’s Dinner and Auction on Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. We would like to extend an invitation to the community to attend our fundraiser and support our efforts to provide local high school graduates with scholarships.

We have wonderful donations for our silent and live auction, a dessert auction and a ton of other great items!

A few days ago it was Christmas morning. For many people, excitement and smells of a holiday feast filled the air. Gifts were nestled under the tree wrapped in brightly colored paper and bows.

Children were wide-eyed in awe of what was inside the box that had their name on it. Dazzling lights and sounds of jingle bells provided a backdrop to this much anticipated moment. It was a time for family and friends to come together, exchange gifts, feast, and for many to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In over 200+ countries and 1.4 million strong we serve in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting.

Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we’re global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

As the frosty crisp air has begun to tingle our noses, the children rush through the park filled with anticipation for a bright Christmas. The bright lights that encircle the large pine tree in Town Square are turned on indicating it is the time to be joyous in the Winter Wonderland of Chugiak-Eagle River.

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In over 200 countries and 1.4 million strong we serve in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting.

Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we’re global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

In their quest to keep busy in the community by serving, the Bear Mountain Leos have decided on a monthly project of providing monthly meals to those at the Fisher House. 

The first meal was wild rice/chicken soup with salad. The second entailed various breakfast items. The Bear Mountain Leos are the youth of lionism from ages from 13-18. They meet each week at the Boys and Girls Clubs and plan their community activities.

The Eagle River Lions Club has held two gun shows annually for over 20 years. These fundraisers are a financial key to ensure the Eagle River Lions Community Hall can be made available at a reasonable nonprofit price for the community.

The Eagle River Lions Community Hall is one of the largest banquet halls in the Eagle River community. This hall is used for weddings/receptions, celebrations of life, anniversaries, birthdays, nonprofit fundraisers for many causes and for many other functions.

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