%PDF-1.3 %���� Have you ever wondered, “What is Lions and what do they do?” Hopefully, this article has helped provide information about this socially-diverse, service-minded group of Gila Valley men and women dedicated to community. ]��� However, here in the Gila Valley, we should acknowledge and be thankful that date signifies the formation and birth of great community service from the Safford Lions Club. 0000000921 00000 n Lawnmower driver killed in crash on Shell Road, Hampton police say, Fisherman charged in 2018 scallop boat slaying ruled mentally incompetent and won’t stand trial for now, At Newport News Shipbuilding, a 50-year-old icon comes down, Former ODU women’s basketball coach Karen Barefoot not currently in role as UNCW’s coach, ‘We are underwater in a tunnel that’s on fire’: A car fire at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel goes viral, Christians turn to Advent as time of light and preparation, WAVY, WVEC and WTKR all replacing traffic reporters this fall, Swimming advisories issued in Newport News and Hampton, Man dies after losing control of motorcycle on I-664 in Newport News, Actor Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis, Top military leaders cleared to return to Pentagon after positive COVID test, Richmond judge hasn’t yet ruled after Robert E. Lee statue trial. Twice a month at meetings, and at various events and function, Lions helps to develop social and people skills in its members.13. Discover our good. 12. <> Every Wednesday at noon, they gather to share comradery, plan projects, and hear important, diverse messages affecting our communities, our state, our county, and our world. By continuing to use this site, you acknowledge and agree to the storing of cookies on your device. ���10�U�B�� bc��PTs��"k�47��*m��x�_��Ac������y�e+X{ �J30l*c`bk �g`8,���9@� !_& As our world unites to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Lions Clubs International Foundation is responding to the immense challenges facing humankind. The incredible party on Safford’s Main Street has become a community staple. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world. 0000002049 00000 n Interesting guest speakers bring a range of views and information for club members. Support Lions Australia. We look back at our storied past with pride, but we know it’s only the beginning. Greenlee County's COVID-19 numbers jump by five, Graham County by 15, Positive COVID-19 case temporarily closes Graham County Chamber, EAC cancels spring break; Graham County COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000, Safford investigating mysterious groceries, GCU votes to sell gas division to Southwest Gas; final decision up to ACC, Free COVID-19 testing set for Friday; Graham, Greenlee counties record new cases, Two Morenci schools awarded A+ designation. The “Flags-for-First-Graders” project is over twenty-five-years-old and continues to be very popular. n�W���Z ���� �f����X(T9`�.���Ơ(fc�Wй)��sɶ+١

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Without the pandemic, the Safford Lions hold weekly meetings at the Main Street Café. Even “for-profit” people or entities of Graham and Greenlee Counties can lease the stage for about one-third the going rate. Lions "Make Things Happen". The second largest Lions Club in the State of Arizona, they are a small part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization with over 1.4 million members. Every Lions member is encouraged, and has the opportunity to build their leadership skills and to serve in a variety of positions, both at club level and beyond.5. For over 100 years, we’ve served with uncommon kindness, putting the needs of our neighbors, our communities and our world first. 9 sailors watch the bridge of the USS Gerald R. Ford. Join LCIF in its effort to support Lions’ relief efforts by donating to the. Our Mission To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

var year = today.getFullYear() Feeling a need for community service support, a small group of community-minded businessmen came together on that date to form a local service group. Everyone is welcome, more tasks present themselves regularly. So, why did people vote for Donald Trump? var year = today.getFullYear() SightFirst - a worldwide program to eradicate preventable blindness, Hearing dogs for the deaf, provision of mobility aids for children, to name but a few.18. ` +z

These are under Safford Lions guidance as a youth service and leadership development group. Very insightful take on the need and benefits of fitting in a precise, yet succinct manner. <> October 10, 1950 may not have been too significant of a date in history to most people, but to many volunteers here in the Gila Valley it holds great importance. %PDF-1.5 The development of social skills. �� C Internationally, sight projects still top LCI efforts. Safford Lions give annual financial support for Tatiyee operations and land purchase needs. History. %%EOF Although the club’s stated goal of testing ALL school-aged children, EVERY year, may not actually ever be reached, nearly 4,200 students are tested annually. Did you know the full, professional mobile stage used at most of our area events is owned by the Safford Lions Club?

Lions provide the flags and the maintenance for most of those seen throughout Safford. Welcome! These hang on the highway, Main Street, individual businesses, and even at private residences.


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Any issues within your club need to be addressed before bringing new members in. "We Serve". endobj 1 0 obj Decide Who to Contact in the Community Before beginning your assessment, you and your committee will need to decide who can best evaluate the needs in your community. The Lions try to host a large picnic for the firemen and their families as part of the celebration. After receiving a go-ahead from the board, discuss the importance of an annual assessment with club members at a meeting. Lions above all are nice people, who genuinely want to give of their time, labor and means to assist others, and have a lot of fun while they are doing it.19. The USS Stennis is nearing its maintenance overhaul. LCI and LCIF are EEO providers. 883 0 obj <> endobj Conduct a Community Needs Assessment. The Safford Lions Club provides many other services and support to the entire area.
The opportunity to make a difference. His father was an Army Captain of scouts, assigned to the fort. Safford Lions maintains several valuable projects supporting this mission. Lions Clubs International is headquartered near Chicago, where insurance agent, Melvin Jones, organized the first clubs in 1917. %PDF-1.6 %����

The health and safety of our Lions, employees and communities is our top priority. All Lions Clubs embrace the same set of ethics. Lions become aware of other cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere.

Originally purchased through a Freeport McMoRan Community Foundation Grant, the Lions provide it to local non-profit groups at approximately one-eighth the Phoenix/Tucson rate?
Every Lion is welcome to attend the 41,000+ clubs in more than 190 nations and geographical areas of the world.