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Mississippi Lions District 30-M
Public Relations in Fulton, Ms. Enjoying the bluegrass and barbecue festival.
President of Lions Clubs International, Gudrun Yngvadottir, from Gardabaer,Iceland, Pictured with her husband Jon as they welcome Barron Caulfield (Far right) of Water Valley, newly elected District Governor of District 30-M and wife Elizabeth. 
Corinth Lions Club & the Corinth Parks Department hosted the ribbon cutting for the ADA friendly update of the City Park in Corinth, Ms. The facility updates were made possible in part by a $100,000 matching grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation, LCIF.  The City of Corinth, Magnolia Regional Health Center & the Corinth Lions Club.  The "Lions Warm up Area" will be completed soon.  Everyone can contribute to this park by purchasing a "Brick" for placement in this area.  Please see the application on the event page of this site. 

Four members of the Louisville, MS Lions Club tested eyesight at Houston's First Baptist Church Kindergarten Wednesday morning, February 20. They brought their screening equipment, a Plus Optix hand-held machine that focuses in on a child's pupils and "sees" into the child's eye to detect if there is any abnormality present, even "lazy eye" syndrome.

For years Houston and Chickasaw County had a viable Lions Club until a few years ago. This year a new Lions Club is being formed in the area, and as part of this effort other Lions Clubs in the District are helping train local members to bring services to the Houston Area.  

The Maben Lions Club is sponsoring a Lions Branch Club for Chickasaw County. When five local members sign up to join then a Branch Lions Club can be declared. These five individuals are Beth Brandon, Bette Carder, Dawn Davis, Christa and Matthew McGrew. They will be inducted into the Branch Club on Monday night, February 25.  

They will be recruiting other new members for their Chickasaw County Lions Club so that many more service projects like the one described above can offer similar services in this area. Look for more information about the future Chickasaw County Lions Club in the weeks ahead.
Photo 1: (l to r) Dow Carder, Bette Carder, Beth Brandon, Dawn Davis, Christa McGrew, Matthew McGrew, and Maben Club President Rob Collins behind front row.

Photo 2: (l to r, front row) Bette Carder, Dawn Davis, Amy Harrison, Jimmy Jackson, 
Matthew McGrew.
  (l to r, back row) District Governor Barron Caulfield, 2nd VDG Andy Kalinowski, Beth Brandon, Christa McGrew, 
Council Chair Arland Eilert, Maben Club President Rob Collins.

Lions of Mississippi District 30-M came to Houston February 25, 2019, to launch the Chickasaw Co. Lions, a Branch of the Maben Lions Club. The Chickasaw Club Branch is sponsored by the Maben Lions Club that is a well established club and the members are willing to work with them to form this new Club Branch.

Rob Collins of Maben is the president of the Maben Club and Dow Carder is a past president of the Maben Club and a resident of Houston, so he will serve as the liaison between the two clubs. Once the Branch club gains 20 members it can be chartered as a Lions Club in Chickasaw County. 

Guiding Lions Eilert and Lion Jackson have been meeting with the prospective members since October. The club meets every 2nd and 4th Monday evenings at Moore's Restaurant in Houston. The members will learn and grew as Lions in the community and why it is 'gr-e-e-at' to be a Lion.  
Lion Beth Brandon, a school nurse, helped test sight acuity for over 60 people, and the Branch collected over $90 in contributions. The Maben Lions Club and its Chickasaw County Branch are growing and serving their communities.