The guest speaker at the Lions Club last meeting was District 8 Chairperson for Lions Club International Foundation, William Arceneaux. He told the Club about the humanitarian work that LCIF does nationwide and globally – most recently helping dig new water wells in the Philippines. They have delivered supplies to help the survivors of our last two hurricanes and are continuing to help with the repairs to the Lions Camp in Leesville. All for $26 per Lion per year!
The Mansfield Lions were particularly pleased to hear of the work at our Lions Camp because it is the recipient of the majority of funds from our charity work. Mr. Arceneaux reported that the aging swimming pool needed plaster repairs to several areas and needed to be completely drained to accomplish that. The narrow fishing pier on the Camp’s lake was widened and an area was added so the wheelchair bound children can fish from this new dock.
He and the Mansfield Lions encourage anyone to visit the camp and if you know a child with challenges that may be interested in attending contact any area Lion. The Lions meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for a catered lunch at the Clista A. Calhoun Center and you are welcome to come by.