Sunday, March 18, 2012

When two clubs get together

Boise Riverside Lions and Boise Capital Lions got together St. Patrick's Day for a combined charter party.. What a great idea!

In our District, it's tradition to have a charter party every year.  That makes 47 parties for the district governors to attend.  And, of course, we want other clubs to attend our parties, too, yet there are just so many, how does one decide?

One reason the two clubs combined this year was that they are both small clubs.  By having their parties together, they had a much bigger turnout, the DG attended one party instead of two, and Lions got to mingle with members of other clubs.  (Also represented were Meridian, Star, Parma, and Boise Bench.)

Is this a good idea?  Do you think your club might be open to partnering with another club for a charter party?  Comments encouraged!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Making vision screening easier

Last night was the Kuna Lions fundraising Chili Feed and Casino Night. The Kuna Community Hall was lively with Lions and community members playing blackjack and craps, vying for silent auction items, bidding on prizes, and generally just having a good time, all in the name of charity. 

The Kuna Lions are raising money to purchase a Pediavision eye screener which will be such a big help to them as they screen hundreds of school children each year.  This device will allow them to cut the time spent on each child from minutes to seconds.  It's a great investment in the children of Kuna and Kuna is fortunate to have Lions that do so much.

Spotted at the event:  DG Elect Ashley and Star members Joe, Steve, and Kathy.