80th Anniversary Banquet

This year represents our 80th anniversary.  It was 1937 when we were sponsored by the Sanford Lions Club and our charter was established in Apex.  For our special celebration we were visited by District Governor Steve McLaurin and Past International Director Lacy Presnell.  District Governor Steve opened our meeting and gave us a great amount… Read More »

Leos Roadside Cleanup

On Thursday November 2nd the Panther Creek Leo Club did a road side clean up project.  The club does this project 4 times a year. The area assigned is on McCrimmon Parkway in Cary within walking distance of the school.  Pictured here are some of the Leos cleaning up McCrimmon Parkway.

2017 Peace Poster Contest

This year we brought back the Peace Poster contest.  Lion Joe’l Lynde contacted Thales Academy and was able to find an Art teacher there that was excited about having her students participate.  The theme this year is: “The Future of Peace”.  Pictured below are the first runner up and the winner of our club contest. … Read More »

New Member Installation

We are excited to welcome our newest member – Lion Greg McGrew.  Greg is a leader in Boy Scout Troop 209 and will be our new scout liaison.  Greg is an attorney by trade and works in corporate mergers and acquisitions.  Welcome Lion Greg!

2017 Parks Bond

This evening Lion Larry Jordan introduced our guest speaker. John Brown, Director of Parks & Recreation in Apex happens to be a long time friend of Larry. In fact, Larry was the Mayor of Apex in 1986 when John was hired. But tonight John was here to inform the club about the 2017 Parks Bond… Read More »

Stand By Me, NC

Our guest speaker this evening was John Poetzsch who spoke to us about his passion to change how people view mental illness.  Here are his remarks: “Damaged by a Dysfunctional System, Determined to Alter It” That was the title of a newspaper article that caught my attention a year ago. The article was about two… Read More »

Apex Night Out 2017

What an amazing event this year!  Once again we setup our special tent and provided free eye screenings to anyone who wanted one.  This year we had a line the entire night from 5 pm – 8 pm.  All told we did 101 free eye screenings and made 19 referrals.  Special thanks to the members… Read More »

Giving Grill

Apex Lions Club and Whole Foods in Cary teamed up on Saturday September 30th for a Giving Grill in front of Whole Foods, with all proceeds going to the Western Wake Crisis Ministry. Apex Lions Club members along with a representative from Western Wake Crisis Ministry were on board to answer any questions about Western… Read More »

Southern Wake Quilters Guild

This evening our guest speaker was Deirdre Jersey, president of Southern Wake Quilters Guild. Here are some of her remarks. Southern Wake Quilt Guild was organized about 7 years ago to educate quilters, provide some fellowship just like Lions, and also to serve the community, just like Lions. How can quilters serve the community? We… Read More »

Apex Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Apex Lions Club approved $1,000 in relief funds to be sent directly to the Dickinson Texas Lions Club.  As we have done multiple times in the past, we are sending relief funds directly to a Lions Club because we know that 100% of those funds will be used directly in the aid individuals and… Read More »

Philmont Scout Ranch

At our September 7 th meeting, Lion Paul Dean gave a wonderful informative presentation about Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Philmont Scout Ranch. Paul, who is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Apex Troop 209, explained that Philmont is one of four high adventure camps located in the United States that provide a variety of outdoor experiences for young… Read More »

Something New At The State Fair

Back in the early 1940’s the Apex Lions were asked to setup a booth at the fair and provide foot to the fair goers. Well that has not changed since 1943. The club has been in the same location provide a wide range of food. Homemade buttermilk biscuits with ham or sausage, homemade vegetable soup,… Read More »

Lions Program for Canine Companions for Independence

We had a team of presenters this evening at our meeting.  They were all representing Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and the Lions Project for CCI.  First up was Lion John Beere from the Zebulon Lions Club.  Lion John was in the Kiwanas for 18 years prior to becoming a Lion and then spent 5… Read More »

Brunswick Stew – New State Fair Food

This year at the State Fair the Apex Lions Club will be offering a new product (for us) – Mrs. Fearnow’s Brunswick Stew.  We are very excited to be working with Boone Brands to bring this product to the State Fair.  Ron, the CEO of Boone Brands and Dale, Director of Sales & Marketing came… Read More »

Envisioning Youth Empowerment (EYE) 2017

On Saturday, July 29th, sixty VIPs ​from nine states arrived at the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh for a summer retreat. The Envisioning Youth Empowerment (EYE) program is a week-long program focusing on mentoring individuals with visual impairments, acquiring skills for real life situations, and information on local, state and federal resources available to them. … Read More »