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A busy Lions Club meeting

The Lions Club donation to Pride of Atmore, from left, Bub Gideons, Leslie Henderson, Dale Ash, Karen Brown, Richard Maxwell, Tom Tschida, Mandie Thompson.

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The Atmore Lions Club met November 20, at the Atmore Community Hospital’s Mayson Auditorium. President Bub Gideons called the meeting to order and led the Pledge. Kevin Garrett gave the blessing. Guests introduced were Kevin Garrett, Dale Ash, and Roz Dorsett. Also in attendance were officers from the newly formed Escambia County High School Leo Club.
Videos showing children with cancer at Camp Rap-A-Hope gave members a true picture of the experience children, as well as their families, can experience at the camp.
Camp Assistant Director Roz Dorsett explained the process of making contact with parents of children with cancer and the services they can receive, including a special camp just for siblings of the patients.
Lion Kenny Smith reported that the food drive for Atmore Area Christian Care totaled 2,000 pounds of food, plus $150 in cash. Taylor Lee mentioned ordering new tee shirts for use at work day events or more casual meetings such as those where cooking food is concerned. Mandie Thompson will head up the Strides Walk at the upcoming convention and asked for volunteers.
Karen Brown was pinned and welcomed as a new member.
Taylor Lee introduced the five officers of the newly formed Escambia County High School Leo Club and they were given several donations to help with startup expenses.
The Club donated $8,500 to the Pride of Atmore.
Members were reminded to make reservations for the Christmas Charter Night event to be held December 3.