By NANCY KARRICK
Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting of 2023 in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital. Vice President Lion Kevin Garrett presided in the absence of the president, Chuck Brooks. Lion Patty Davis gave the blessing and Lion Kevin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Sixteen members were present to hear our newest member, Willie Hawthorne, as he gave the program. He spoke on his life, growing up in Atmore, and the things he faced as a youth. His comment that “I joined Lions because I want to help people” emphasized what Lions is all about. Following his talk, he was officially inducted into the Atmore Lions Club by Lion Kevin and his sponsor, Lion Patty Davis. Lion Willie received his membership pin and Lion Patty received a sponsor’s pin.
Members took time to make Lion Chuck a placemat get well card, an Atmore Lions Club tradition.