The month of October found many Lions Club members scurrying around the area performing community service projects.
On October 1, four members participated in a mini-golf tournament at The Glebe as part of the donation provided by the club for The Glebe Benevolence Fund. The team consisted of Lions Jim Spitz, Jim Reynolds, Kathy Boone and Carole Smith. They tied for second place in the event.
On October 17, Lions Forest Wagner, Jim Reynolds, Lowell Skelton, and Scott Johnston worked a 2.6-mile stretch of Catawba Road picking up trash as part of the Adopt a Highway Project with VDOT. Lion Scott’s son, Maverick, assisted in the project as well.
October 24 found several Lions at the Botetourt Food Pantry. Lions Jim and Betty Reynolds participated on this date. Lions Lowell Skelton, Mary Sue McCormack and Karen Sledd participated during September.
Club members welcomed Lion Betty Reynolds on October 27 after her induction during the regularly scheduled meeting. District 24 Governor Jean Cook performed the ceremony. Lion Lowell Skelton stood as the Sponsoring Lion. At the same meeting, Zone Chair Kay Ford (Cave Spring), Club President Pat Jasper (Buchanan), Vice District Governor, Eric Mills (Vinton), and Joan Miller (Wytheville) were recognized.
To date, Lions Kathy Boone, Karen Sledd, and Carole Smith have conducted Vision Screenings at four public schools. The Lions Club will be contacting day care centers, preschool centers and private schools and centers soon to arrange vision screening in those locations.