By NANCY KARRICK
Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club met February 1, in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital with President Lion Chuck Brooks presiding. Lion Chuck also gave the blessing and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.
The Lions largest fundraiser, the annual golf tournament, will take place at the Atmore Country Club on Saturday, February 25. Shotgun will begin at 9. Currently there are seven teams signed up to play, which leaves plenty of room for other teams to join in and help Lions support sight, pediatric cancer, diabetes, and other worthwhile projects.
Lion Patty Davis presented a program emphasizing the many projects and people the Atmore Lions Club has participated in and helped over the 95 years it has been in existence. She held up a plaque which shows all of the Lions who have held the office of president, from Winton Lowery in 1928 to Taylor Lee in 2022. On the actual anniversary date of February 2, Atmore Lions will gather to celebrate 95 years of serving not only the community of Atmore, but people all over the world through cooperation with Lions Club International, and committing themselves to continuing that service to live up to the Lions motto of “We Serve.”
District Governor, and an Atmore Lion, Bub Gideons, told the group of his experience taking the Lions Club Disaster Van to Selma the day after a tornado hit that city, and how he, representing all Alabama Lions, was able to help those people with water and supplies.