I started off my year with a visit to the Boise Bench Lions Club today. No reason, just wanted some Mexican food and to say "Hi" to some of my friends there. It seems like I usually go visit there when I want something, but today I decided not to be a pest and just be quiet. The point is, you don't have to have a reason to visit another club. And I don't know about your club, but my club is always excited to have a guest. So make that one of your New Year's resolutions-"I hereby resolve to visit other Lions clubs-to promote, to share, to educate, to network". Or just to have some Mexican food.
Every now and then, but not nearly often enough, someone brings a great Lions club event or project to my attention. Today I want to pass along a project that's been going on for 48 years. Since 1965 the Twin Falls Lions Club has been parking cars at the Twin Falls County Fair. This involves a lot more than just directing traffic. It begins with 12 acres of pasture that the Lions section off into rows for parking and lanes for driving. They pound steel posts into the ground for markers, direct cars where to park, and attend the lot throughout the 6 day fair. But it's not over until the lot is cleaned up and restored to its original condition, 10 days after they drove in the first stake. It somehow doesn't look like all work and no play! Congratulations to PDG Don Rahe who has been the Fair Parking Chairperson for the last 10 years for another successful project!