Archive for the ‘Service Projects’ Category

Ft. Hood Adopt-a-Unit

Thursday, August 5th, 2010
     

In order to strengthen our relationship with the soldiers and families of Fort Hood, we are planning on entering into an adopt-a-unit partnership with Ft. Hood in conjunction with the Military Affairs Committee from the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

More details to come.

 

 

Belton Patriot Plaza

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The City of Belton and the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce have been working on the Belton Patriot Way project for the last year. The city has been in the process of reconstructing Central Avenue.  In conjunction with that project, the Chamber of Commerce has been selling sidewalk bricks to honor those who have served in our nation’s military. Both groups are working toward a final project to construct a memorial plaza at the intersection of Central Avenue and IH35. Our club has been asked to consider supporting this great project.  The Board of Directors voted to move forward with raising $2,000 to support this project, which still needs TxDOT approval.

 

 

 

 

 

Lions Pavilion

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The City of Belton is planning repairs to the Lions Pavilion located in Heritage Park, as much of the exterior wood needs to be replaced.  The city plans to replace the wood with longer-lasting metal. In addition, the Lion’s sign on the building needs to be repainted. 

 

Our club has an opportunity to participate in the repairs of the pavilion.  The city estimates the labor would cost $1,700 to repair. We have been asked to considering supporting this worthy project.

Habitat for Humanity Workday

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

In October, a Habitat House will be under construction at 605 Davis Avenue in Belton. I have scheduled our club to help with a workday on October 25th.  A sign-up sheet will be circulated.

For years, Lions around the country have helped Habitat for Humanity build houses for deserving families. Many of you may have worked on a Habitat House through your church or other fraternal or civic organizations.  If you have not had the opportunity, I can tell you that it is an experience you will never forget.  It is truly amazing to see people with no construction experience begin cutting and nailing pieces of lumber together that somehow become a doorway, a window opening, or a roof. It is totally awesome!  

Please consider helping. It will be a fun day and well worth your time.

-Lion President Carl Bozon

Eyeglass Recycle Day – Sept. 20

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

We collected approximately 150 pairs of eyeglasses on Saturday September 20th.  We faithfully manned the corner of N. Penelope and Central Ave. from 8:00 am till noon.

I want to thank all the Lions that came out to help and donate their used eyeglasses to our cause. With the help of prior collection efforts by Lion Dr. Weaver and Lion Danny Dossman, we were able to send 372 pairs of glasses to the Lion’s Recycling Center in Midland.

I also want to express a special thank you to Lion Gunter and Lion Potts for allowing us to use their businesses for our collection efforts.