Next Luncheon Set for Thursday, July 23rd

18-L District Governor Fred Carlson at the 2015 LCI Convention in Hawaii

18-L District Governor Fred Carlson at the 2015 LCI Convention in Hawaii

The next Atlanta Lions Club luncheon will be held at noon at the Downtown Capital City Club on Thursday, July 23rd.  Our guest speakers will be Lion’s 18-L District Governor, Fred Carlson and Julious George from the Young Generation Movement.

Having just taken over as District Governor and fresh back from the 2015 Lions International Convention in Hawaii, Fred will be sharing with us his vision for the year and news of Lionism.  Fred will also be inducting our newest member, Shondeana Crews-Morris.  Shondeana is presently Deputy District Attorney in Fulton County and later this month will be sworn in by Governor Nathan Deal as an Associate Judge of the State Court of DeKalb County .

Julious George of the Young Generation Movement

Julious George of the Young Generation Movement

Julious George will also share the podium and discuss his non-profit organization that focuses on kids-at-risk in the Westside neighborhoods.  The Young Generation Movement seeks out and supports youth aged 12-21 years old from communities, plagued by violence, challenged by urban lifestyles, and engages them in structured community and educational programs.

Please contact Secretary, Cheryl Lee if you would like to attend this upcoming luncheon.

Next Vision Screening Set for July 21st

 

Lions Jotham & Sandrea Reubel & Scott Rogers vision screening at Beacon of Hope Learning Center

Lions Jotham & Sandrea Reubel & Scott Rogers vision screening at Beacon of Hope

 

The Atlanta Lions Club will be vision screening children ages 6 months to 12 years old on Tuesday, July 21st from 11 am – 2 pm at the Columbia Middle School in Decatur.  Participants from the Connect Church Sports League will be screened using the latest refractive error screening technology provided by Plusoptix.

 

Lion Cyd McDowell instructs Lion John Hagan on the using the vision screening technology

Lion Cyd McDowell instructs Lion John Hagan on the using the vision screening technology

 

Please contact Jotham Reubel or Gary Martin if you would like to help.

Back-to-School Party Breaks Record!

The face painting table at the block party

The face painting table at the block party

July 18, 2015

The Atlanta Lions Club was one of 70+ exhibitors who helped connect Old Fourth Ward kids, families, and seniors to city and county agencies and nonprofit services.  District 2’s Boulevard corridor has the highest concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States.  The Year of Boulevard initiative, which Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and the community launched in 2012, is focused on empowering residents of all socio-economic backgrounds to work together to increase public safety and attract new resources to the community.

Kwanza’s staff are still tallying the final numbers, but it looks like 1,300-1,500 Boulevard corridor residents attended today’s  2015 Year of Boulevard Back-To-School Block Party.

Lion Gary Martin with Beacon of Hope Briggette Woodward and Atlanta Council Member Kwanza Hall

Lion Gary Martin with Beacon of Hope Briggette Woodward and Atlanta Council Member Kwanza Hall

 

The Atlanta Lions Club shared an exhibit table with community partner, Beacon of Hope Renaissance Learning Center to engage citizens in Lionism, recruit new members and network with other community providers for possible future vision screening events.   Last December, 2014 the Atlanta Lions Club vision screened 109 children ages 1-6 years old at Beacon of Hope’s Old Fourth Ward early learning center.