2017 Family Fun Night

For the second straight year the weather did not cooperate with our scheduled family fun night.  Lion Tony had to make the call to move the meeting from the Kelly Road park to the CC Jones building due to the threat of rain.  It was still a chance to have family come join us at a… Read More »

2017 NC Lions State Convention Notes

The 2017 NC Lions State Convention concluded earlier today in Raleigh. By all measures it was a successful event. Below are some notes I took during the weekend.   At the banquet on Saturday night there were a number of awards given out as is customary. One of our Apex Lions, Lion Larry Jordan, received… Read More »

2017 Apex Lions Relays

Way back in 1979 the Apex High School Track Team and the Apex Lions teamed up to create a fundraiser for the track team.  Ever since then the Apex Lions have been making this event possible by handling all of the behind the scenes work to make it  as successful as possible.  We handle all… Read More »

NC Division of Services for the Blind (DSB)

This evening was Melaney Stein from the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services Division of Services for the Blind (DSB).  Melaney is one of two DSB social workers for all of Wake County.  That’s a lot of area for two people to cover!  Melaney began as a social worker for the blind on January… Read More »

Camp Dogwood Cleanup

Every year before the summer season gets started at Camp Dogwood Lion volunteers from all over the state converge at Camp Dogwood to help get the camp ready for the VIPs (Visually Impaired People).  As usual, a few Apex Lions were among those helping.  PDG Lion Wayne Faber sent back some pictures of Apex Lions at… Read More »

Strong Start!

I had the privilege to meet some of the members of the Wake Southwest Centennial Lions Club this evening at their second regular meeting. This is an impressive group of people! Their agenda was quite full and they ran a tight meeting which was over in an hour as planned. Many of their members were… Read More »

911 – What’s Your Emergency?

This evening we had a very full house as the Fuquay Varina Lions were prowling and we had our annual joint meeting with them.  As their sponsoring club we have had a long standing tradition of having a joint meeting every year.  And, as always, there is a lot of fun when we do that.… Read More »

The Word Is Getting Out!

Once again RightHereInApex.com has run an article on the Apex Lions Club.  This time the focus is on the question: “Why should someone want to become a Lion?” President Lion Tony Gravanda provided a comprehensive seven part answer that answers the question quite well.  You might take a moment to read the article (which can… Read More »

Apex Lions Love Loud!

On Saturday, April 1st, 2017 the Apex Lions Club partnered with Apex Baptist Church for an event called Love Loud.  This is a day where almost the entire church volunteers to serve the community to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.  This sounds a lot like the Lions Clubs Motto: “We Serve!”.  There are many… Read More »

Good Press!

Ever since the demise of the Apex Herald newspaper we have struggled to find ways to advertise our events.  But a while back we met by Bob Greene who runs a set of local websites dedicated to “good press”.  I say that because when we spoke with Bob he told us that he has a background… Read More »

2017 Fish Fry Re-cap

The 2017 Apex Lions Club fish fry was a success for our community.  Thanks to all who took time to eat with us on St Patrick’s day.  To all our volunteers from CAPA, BOY SCOUTS and PANTHER CREEK LEO’S who joined with our LIONS, we thank you. We fed over 700 people during the course… Read More »

Fish Fry – March 17, 2017

For over 30 years, the Apex Lions Club has held a Fish Fry fund raiser to make Apex a Better place to live and raise our families. It has been held at the CC Jones Building at 309 Holleman Sreet on the Friday following the third Thursday from the beginning. In the early years (1970’s)… Read More »

Camp Dogwood 2017

Since 1967, Camp Dogwood for the Blind & Visually Impaired has been a beacon of service to citizens from all over North Carolina. This summer destination provides a wonderful and therapeutic vacation retreat for persons with blindness and visual impairment. Every summer, up to 880 campers enjoy weekly stays with numerous recreational and entertaining activities.… Read More »

Veterans Administration – Health Services

This evening our guest speaker was Pete Tillman from the Veterans Administration. Pete is the Chief of Health Administrative Services at the Durham Veterans Adminstration Health Care System. Pete is a graduate of Northeastern University holding a Bachelors and Masters degree in Public Administration. Before beginning at the VA he spent four years as an… Read More »

Eye Screenings At Green Level Baptist Church

On Saturday, January 1st, 2017 the Apex Lions Club preformed Eye Screens in conjunction with the Dental Bus offered by Green Level Baptist Church. The eye Screens were offered from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Apex Lions Club performed about 55 eye screens approximately 12 of which were children. Of the 55 screens approximately… Read More »