County Comment/Local Lions Clubs Honored

by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer


In its regular meeting on January 13th, 2004, Board of County Commissioners' President Greg Snook presented a proclamation to Lions International District 22 Governor Carl Welch in honor of 80 years of Community Service by Lions, Lioness and Leo clubs in Washington County.

The proclamation cites Lions Clubs as creating and fostering a spirit of understanding among people of the world and promoting friendship, good fellowship and mutual respect. Lions take active interest in civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community and provide a forum for open discussion  of  matters of public interest. Lions are known for their service to people with visual impairments through their eyeglass recycling and other community programs.

All County Lions organizations were recognized. The seventeen Lion, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Washington County in District 22 of Lions International have recorded over one million hours of community service hours over the 80 year period.

The week of January 11-17, 2004 was proclaimed Washington County Lions Clubs Community Service Week.


Lions International District 22 Governor Carl Welch (L) and J.Scott Shipe, Membership Chair for District 22-W (R) receive a Proclamation honoring Lions Clubs in Washington County for 80 years of service to the Community from Board of County Commissioners' President Greg Snook on January 13th.