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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 »

2017 Youth Exchange

In case you did not know it already Lions Clubs International has a Youth Exchange Program as well.  This weekend Lions Wayne & Barbara Faber hosted the exchange students for breakfast.   “Me & Mom had a wonderful time this morning with this lovely group of Lions Youth Exchange Students. We Had them over for… Read More »

2017-2018 District 31S Awards & Installations

The second annual District 31S Awards & Installation banquet was held in Pilot, North Carolina on July 22nd, 2017. Now Past District Governor Lion Barbara Beltran began the remarks with a summary of the events of the past year. Two new clubs were chartered – the Ahoskie Centennial Lions Club and the Wake Southwest Centennial… Read More »

What Do Lions Do?

At our second meeting in July things did not work out exactly as we had planned.  Our president was out of the country and we did not have a guest speaker scheduled.  But that did not stop us from getting together and sharing a meal and having some fun like we always do.  Lion Wayne,… Read More »

Welcome Wake Southwest Centennial Lions Club!

It’s official!  The Wake Southwest Centennial Lions Club has now been chartered.  The installations and celebration were held on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at the Hickory Tavern in Holly Springs, North Carolina.  Lions from our club who attended included: Lions Jolene & Dale Umbenhauer, John & Joe’l Lynde, Wayne Faber and Pat Nemmers.   Past… Read More »

New Patio Furniture

Past District Governor (PDG) Lion Wayne Faber writes: “Wanted to share photo of new outside patio furniture the club made a donation to last year. They did have cement type furniture but the VIP’S were walking into this and getting scrapes and cuts. The new patio furniture is more user friendly and has been being… Read More »