By NANCY KARRICK
Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting of September in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital. President Lion Renee Hardy called the meeting to order. Lion Patty Davis led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and gave the blessing.
Besides our speaker, Chris Ziebach, Marie Blair was welcomed as a guest. Eighteen members and guests were present and enjoyed a Chinese menu consisting of egg rolls and broccoli and beef stir fry, served with rice. This was accompanied by a green salad, bread, and a cookie.
A sign-up sheet was passed around for Taste of the South which will be held September 21. This will serve as a membership drive and the club will serve only lemonade and tea.
A food drive will be held October 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at Walmart, with food going to Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry. Leos from ECHS will be asked to help with this project.
Jennifer White introduced Chris Ziebach, who was representing Camille Place, a home for girls exposed to human trafficking. Chris gave her testimony and told how God kept pushing her to start such a ministry, as well as how He supplied all the people and supplies to allow it to be completed. The stories she told of trafficking and the effect it has on so many lives was astounding. Lions were also encouraged to speak with family members about the dangers of the internet and social media as ways of recruiting children and what to do if they are contacted.