Apex Night Out – 2016

The evening started out a little windy and we had some trouble getting the tent to stay put!  But once we opened up we had a pretty steady stream of patients.  In fact we had our busiest event yet where we provided a total of 138 vision screenings and made 22 referrals.  And we did… Read More »

Ambers Aspirations

This evening’s speaker was Amanda Lunn, mother of Amber Lunn. Amber is a brave young 5 year old girl who is currently in Pre-Kindergarten. She is also dealing with some very serious eye issues. Amanda described their journey and how they have dealt with this situation so far. It started when Amber was about 2… Read More »

2016 Apex Senior Health Fair

The Apex Lions Club was proud to participate in this years Apex Senior Health Fair (link).  We provided free vision screenings with our SPOT Vision Screener to everyone who wanted one.  In addition we had a table setup to share information about our club and lionism in general and we donated a Lions Club coffee… Read More »

Apex Lions Helping Flood Victims in LA

The Apex Lions Club stepped up to help flood victims in and around the Baton Rouge, LA area much like we did a few years ago when we helped the tornado victims in Norman Oklahoma. The unexpected flooding which resulted from a storm that just stayed stationary over a particular area for an extended period… Read More »

Guess What Time It Is? Almost State Fair Time!

Hard to believe just how quickly 12 months can come and go. Here we are gearing up to open our State Fair Food Booth on October 12. The fair officially opens on October 13th and runs through Sunday October 23rd. However we open on the October 12th from 10 am until 2 PM for Lunch.… Read More »

Have You Ever Heard Of Careering?

NEW BOOK AUTHORED BY FELLOW APEX LION PAUL DEAN –  SUPPORTING THE UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED Fellow Lion Paul Dean is proud to announce the release of a fantastic book, Careering – How To Find And Maintain Meaningful Work In Today’s Economy (“The Careering Book”). In this book, Paul and Co-Author Dana Gower outline steps that all Lions and others can take… Read More »

Welcome Lion Joe!

We welcomed a new member to our club this evening.  Lion Joe Salvas was a Lion before for more than 10 years but had left lionism for a few years.  Now he is back and a member of the Apex Lions Club.  Pictured left to right are PDG Lion Andy Lilliston, Lion Joe Salvas and… Read More »

Apex HS Prepares For Change

Most of you have heard by now that Apex High School is scheduled to be rebuilt next year. Our speaker this evening was Dr. Diann Kearney, Principal of Apex HS. Diann is originally from theGreensboro and has a degree from NC State as well as UNC. While attending graduate school at UNC Wilmington she met… Read More »

Apex Police Community Involvement

This evening our special guest speaker was Officer Kris Shuart (email) of the Apex Police Department Community Policing Division.  Kris has been a police officer for 3 years and joined the Apex Police Department about 3 months ago.  He started off his remarks by emphasizing that he was with us this evening not just because… Read More »

State of Apex 2016

This week our guest speaker was Denise Wilkie.  Denise is a retired teacher of nearly 30 years at Apex High School.  She grew up in Zebulon and now lives in Apex with her husband Rick and they have two grown daughters.  As a young adult Denise won an award from the Raleigh Host Lions club which… Read More »

Western Wake Crisis Ministry 2016 Update

To kick off our new year we had the company of Lori Towner for our first meeting in July. Lori joined WWCM in April 2014 as the part time Development Director. She has been a resident of North Carolina for over 20 years, living in Western Wake County for most of that time. She is… Read More »

2016-2017 Officer Installations

Tonight’s meeting marked the beginning of the transition from one club year to the next.  As secretary, Lion Nick Somma, gave a summary of the accomplishments of the year under the direction of President Lion Chris Norcross.  Here are just some of those accomplishments: 937 Eye glasses collected $11,650 Financial assistance to Visually Impaired People (V.I.P)… Read More »

Financial Themes

Our first meeting in June had a financial theme woven throughout.  The evening started with recognizing our four scholarship award winners.  Pictured left to right are: Jessica Haynes who will be a culinary student at Wake Tech, Savannah Dupree who will be attending UNC Chapel Hill and plans to choose between Education and Communication degrees, Caroline… Read More »

2016 Apex Chamber Update

Our guest speaker for the second meeting in May was the Executive Director of the Apex Chamber of Commerce, Shannon Flaherty. Shannon is an Airforce veteran and grew up traveling the world as an “Army Brat”. She has lived in NC for 10 years and moved from Nash County to Apex to take a job… Read More »

Zebulon Lions Consider New Tech

President Pat Leonard of the Zebulon Lions club invited Apex Lion John Lynde, District 31-S IT Committee Chair to present a program this evening. Unlike most of the other District Chair positions, the IT Committee Chair is not often requested for programs. Most likely that is because technology is a topic that does not interest… Read More »