HOKES BLUFF LIONS CLUB HOKES BLUFF, ALABAMA U.S.A. DISTRICT 34A
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Lions are more than 1.4 million strong...men and women...young and old. You will find us in more than 180 countries and geographical areas. We speak dozens of languages and vary in nature and customs. We share a common spirit. Since our beginning in 1917, we have been united in a single cause: helping those less fortunate. We are tackling the tough problems like blindness and drug abuse as well as diabetes awareness and finding help and training for the deaf, disabled, underprivileged and the elderly. In fact, whatever the community needs to make life better, we're there to help.
Through membership in a Lions club, people not only help those in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills.
Membership in a Lions club is by invitation. Clubs meet at least twice a month and elect officers annually. The association is governed by an international board of directors. Each year more than 20,000 Lions attend their international convention to discuss new ideas, share experiences and reaffirm friendship and fellowship.
The Hokes Bluff Lions Club was chartered in 1967. The first president was Roy Spraggins. The second president was Harvey Bazemore. The third president was Bill Street. Charter members that still remain in the club today are: Bill Street, and Berl Bryant.
The Hokes Bluff has conducted many successful service projects including: Building the walking track around the Hokes Bluff City Park; Building the Gazebo in the Hokes Bluff City Park; Building the Hokes Bluff Lions Community Building. Other projects include: Hokes Bluff Library, Heritage Day, and Christmas Tree Sales at 9th and Meighan Blvd. in downtown Gadsden. Today, the Hokes Bluff Lions Club has over 30 members, and is one of the most successful and active clubs in Northeast Alabama.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship honors Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International. It is the highest form of recognition conferred by the foundation. It is largely due to the growth of the fellowship program that LCIF has been able to meet humanitarian needs in communities worldwide. In many cases these needs are reflected in the eyes of disadvantaged children.. Or perhaps made apparent by a common sense of hopelessness shared by the elderly whose community has been unable to care for them. LCIF continually meets needs such as these through the generosity of Lions, and others, who have contributed to the Melvin Jones Fellowship Program.
As a Melvin Jones Fellow, the Fellow's name has been added to a listing of all individuals in the program. These names are electronically shown in continuous rotation in the LCIF recognitions Room at International Headquarters. This exhibit stands as a tribute to a growing network of individuals who are committed to the humanitarian objectives of LCIF.
The Hokes Bluff Lions Club has recognized 15 individuals as Melvin Jones Fellows. They include: Wendell Bryant, Berl Bryant, Bill Street, Dr. Bill Ford, Dr. Michael Niemzak, Jim Hill, Jim McGuire, Donald Jarrells, Kerry Wilson, Jim Gidley, Ted Boozer, Glenn Lankford, Vince Schaeffer, Josh Horton, Harold Anderson.