Rappahannock Lions Club
As the Rappahannock Lions Club heads into its 63rd year, I’m pleased to report that our Club has never been stronger.
Despite the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added new members and have created new programs to help those in need, especially during the pandemic. And we are in sound financial shape.
Our volunteer activities and programs, ranging from help for senior citizens, to student scholarships, to food assistance are truly reflected in our motto, “We Serve.” Looking at the long list of our service activities, I thought I would share a few with you:
- Thousands of dollars in educational scholarships for local high school students.
- Assisting our local Food Pantry with “Eat Like a Lion” and “Plant Like a Lion” programs.
- Free vision and hearing testing for children and adults.
- Assisting senior citizens who need durable medical equipment.
- Hosting the Bland music contest for talented youth.
- Sponsoring community volunteer activities with Leo Clubs at local high schools.
- Supporting Camp Fantastic for children afflicted with cancer.
- Initiating and managing a plastics recycling program.
Over the years our commitment for these and many other community activities could not be achieved without hundreds of hours of volunteer service and generous monetary gifts from our many supporters. We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who continually support our efforts.
When a need in our community arises, we strive to be there to help however we can. And to assure we can continue to serve in the future, we are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals to join our club. Community service can be rewarding in many ways. If you want to get involved with a great group of people, who have a lot of fun while helping those in need, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Here’s to a successful and enjoyable year ahead!
Garry Giebel, President