I visited the Twin Falls Lions in early April. It was fun to connect with PID Floyd, president Nicki, and other TF Lions. They had an interesting speaker who talked about affordable housing and the homeless population in Twin. There are certainly opportunities there for Lions to serve. Of course, I had some challenge coins with me. They were presented to Gloria Harmon, long-time treasurer and super active in the club projects, Tom Behm, VP and another one who keeps the club going, Barbara Delmore, a busy Lion, and Neil Cross with 60+ years of service. PID Floyd had received a coin at Midwinter, and he passed in on to Kathy, not a Lion (yet), who makes sure that Neil gets to all the meetings. Twin Falls was a costly trip-I found a great shoe store there with lots of brands and excellent customer service.
Early April I traveled to Rupert for their charter party, celebrating almost 80 years of service. No snow on the fields this trip to the eastern edge of our district-fields were green where they had been white when I visited Burley and Declo just a few weeks before. Speaking of Declo, several of the Declo Lions attended this party and cleaned up on raffle prizes. But with two tables over flowing, there were plenty for everyone. Although they needed a truck to haul everything home. I really love seeing clubs visiting and helping out other clubs. Lion Zone Chair Peggy had already received a challenge coin (as zone chair) and had passed it on to her hubby Jesse. Club president Jesse nominated his brother Gaylan and Mary and George Brisbin for coins for everything they do for the club and community. This club is so busy!