Council Member Kwanza Hall Speaks to the Club

Kwanza Hall with President Mike Rapp and Gary Martin

Kwanza Hall with President Mike Rapp and Gary Martin

 

June 25, 2015

Atlanta City Councilman, Kwanza Hall spoke to members of the Atlanta Lions Club during their monthly luncheon meeting at the Capitol City Club in Downtown Atlanta.  He shared stories and lessons learned from the #YearofBoulevard initiative, now in its fourth year.

 

Lion Cyd McDowell and Cheryl Lee talk with Kwana

Lion Cyd McDowell and Cheryl Lee talk with Kwana

 

The Atlanta Lions Club is Georgia’s oldest Lions Club, celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.  The Club is one of the 2015 Year of Boulevard community partners, offering free vision screenings to underserved children in the Old Fourth Ward.  Lion club members will be on hand at the Saturday, July 18 Year of Boulevard Back-to-School Party, bringing free vision screenings and connecting families to optometrists and glasses.

Atlanta Lions Participate in Old Fourth Ward Kickoff

Lion's Jotham Reubel and Gary Martin with Atlanta City Councilmember, Kwanza Hall at the YoBoulevard Kickoff Evening

Lion’s Jotham Reubel and Gary Martin with Atlanta City Councilmember, Kwanza Hall at the YoBoulevard Kickoff Evening

 

February 11, 2015

The Atlanta Lions Club participated in the kickoff evening for the 2015 YoBoulevard.  The Old Fourth Ward (O4W) is one of intown Atlanta’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, and one of its most historic. The very seat of the American civil rights movement, the Old Fourth Ward boasts Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Nearby, many of the Old Fourth Ward’s factories are becoming lofts, businesses, restaurants and bars.

But through the middle of O4W runs Boulevard, a corridor infamous for its Section 8 housing and street drug sales. More than 600 kids, 19 or younger, live along the Boulevard corridor, and almost half of them live below the poverty line. We often drive through the Old Fourth Ward oblivious to these children, but they represent the future of the Old Fourth Ward, its bordering neighborhoods and the entire city of Atlanta.

The Atlanta Lions Club is partnering with Kwanza Hall and the Year of Boulevard to provide free vision screening for preschool and school age children of the neighborhood.

Atlanta Lions Christmas Luncheon and Bring-a-Toy-to-Bring-Joy

December 14, 2014

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Lion Mr. Wes Grifford receives appreciation for his contribution to Bring-a-Toy-Bring-Joy drive.

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Dr. Carolyn Jackson, Chairperson of the Concern Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc. express her gratitude to the Atlanta Lions Club.

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Induction of Mr. Miles T Lee

 

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Lion Gary Martin updates the club on a recent vision screening.