Lamar Lions over 90 years serving
Area Lions Help Lamar Celebrate 90 years of Lionism!
In the spring of 1921, the Lamar Lions Club was founded. The clubs in
Lamar have included breakfast, evening and noon Lions. The mission of
Lionism continues through the efforts of the Lamar Noon Lions Club. In
celebration of the 90th anniversary Lions and guests from throughout
Colorado came for the celebration and presentations. A special 90th
anniversary pin was created showcasing the train at the Lamar Depot. If
you would like to purchase this special edition pin contact the Lamar
Lions for details.
Lamar Lions Help Support First Book Program through the area
courts: Children involved in the court system are able to receive books
from the First Book Program with support from the Lamar Noon Lions,
area business professionals and individuals. Lions club members
traveled to Oklahoma City, OK to acquire a special order of 3,200 books
to be distributed throughout Southeast Colorado Courts in cooperation
with the Office of the Family Court Facilitator. Helping children is just one
focus of the Lamar Lions!
Photo Courtesy of George Demas
Lamar Lions Donate $500 to Lamar Community College for
Scholarships! In the spring of 2010, LCC helped the Lamar Lions when
their longtime meeting site closed and in appreciation a check was
presented to the college to help future students with their education.
KidSight program started this year. KidSight is a special program in
cooperation with the Lions from Wiley, Springfield and Las Animas and
the Lamar Rotary Club. To catch eye problems with an early intervention.
Colorado Lions KidSight program to screen area school children for
early intervention for sight related issues. The local screenings identified
area children at risk for serious eye issues that could lead to blindness.
Local Lions from Las Animas, Springfield, Wiley and Lamar clubs, along
with Lamar Rotary Club, raised money for purchasing a screening
device (Welch-Allyen SureSight screener) to be housed in the area for
more frequent testing.
Past programs also include:
- History of Bent's Old and New Forts
- Collectible money, coins and other items
- Changes in the tax code for businesses and individuals
- Updates on both the City and County from elected officials
Spring is the Time to Serve the Pancakes!
Next breakfast Saturday, May 11, 2013 6-9 am
The annual pancake breakfast for Lamar Days, Saturday May 12, 2012
was held at the Lamar Masonic Lodge on Main Street . The pancake
breakfast is our major fund raiser. This year nearly 600 people were
served pancakes, sausages and eggs by 19 members from the club!
Lions @ work!
Lions Ken & Brent
begin filling the
sausages at a few
minutes before six!
A pancake breakfast
tradition during every
|Lamar Lions Club
Noon Meetings - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Lamar Cow Palace Rodeway Inn
General Meetings September - May
2007 Holly Tornado Damage
Lamar Lions help citizens of Holly!
(3/28/07) Lamar Lions members put in significant
time and energy helping out after the Holly
Tornado. Lions Jim Faull (Prowers County Sheriff)
and Jim Farmer (Wiley Fire Chief) Helped with
rescue and support during and after the storm.
Other Lions helped serve meals and distribute items
with the Salvation Army. The biggest support of all
came from Lions Club International, and other
Colorado Clubs, with the Donation of nearly
$14,000 to help provide emergency food and
supplies to residents of Holly. This was done in
cooperation with local business. Lions helping
communities is one of our goals!
Holly, Colorado after tornado on Wednesday
Night (3/28/07). Pictures taken on 3/29/07 -
Photographer unknown (L) (all others) Jim
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Lamar Lions Leadership Group 2012-2013
President - Brent Frazee
1st Vice-President - Skip Reudeman
2nd Vice-President - Ken Callison
Secretary - Jim Faull
Treasurer - Cindie Farmer
Tail Twister - Kevin McGrath
Alternate Tail Twister - George Demas
Eyeglasses Collection - George Demas
Lion Tamer/Sargent-at-Arms - Bennie Schumate
Past President - April Faull
|Q. - What are some of the service projects of the
Lamar Lions Club?
Answer - The Lamar Lions Club primary mission is
sight/vision conservation. Additional programs have
included: community service programs such as the
Highway 50 cleanup; helping with the Holiday
Basketball Tournament; serving breakfast for
community events sponsoring children to the
Colorado Lions camp for hearing/visual and
physically impaired children.
Q. - Where does the club meet during the
summer picnic schedule?
Answer - the Lamar Lions club have a wonderful
series of evening suppers at various members
Q. - Do the Lamar Lions have any scholarships?
Answer: Yes! Lamar Lions awards a scholarship in
honor of long time educator and lion Ted Gehringer.
The award funds a local student to attend Lamar
2012 Scholar: Chelsea Wilkins, LHS '12
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|Mission of Lions Clubs International
Lions Clubs International is dedicated to helping those less fortunate in their communities and around the world.
Cutting across all national, racial and cultural boundaries, activities have included sight conservation and work
with the visually impaired, youth programs including drug education and prevention and volunteer programs,
diabetes detection and research and work for international cooperation and understanding.
Lamar Lions Feed The
2010, 2011, and 2012
Region IX Champions,
the Lamar Community
|Lion Jim uses the
KidSight screener during
a screening at one of the
area pre-schools. Local
Lions clubs are trying to
raise money to keep a
screener in the area.
Demand for screeners
limits the amount of time
any club has for doing the
Lion Garth and His Assistant
Giada and her Lion Grandpa
share a quiet moment during
this year's pancake breakfast.
A Lamar Day's tradition, the
pancake breakfast is the
primary fund raiser for the
club's community projects.
Help out by becoming a
Lamar Lion or joining us
during the breakfast.
Local Lamar Lions News! KIDSSIGHT Program
underway with help of Lamar Rotary Club and area
Lions Clubs. Sight checks have been in Lamar, Wiley,
Holly, Eads & Plainview. Area schools will have sight
checks starting again this fall school year!