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 »

Boys & Girls Homes

Lion Gary Greene from Aberdeen was our guest speaker this evening. Lion Larry also happens to be the Director of Civic Club Development for the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina. Several of us met Lion Larry in Greenville at the Mid-Winter Convention when we had the opportunity to present him with the donated… Read More »

2017 Mid-Winter Convention

The 2017 Mid-Winter Convention for NC Lions Districts 31 N & S was held in Greenville North Carolina January 20-21.  Friday nights activities included entertainment by The Seaside Band from Kenly, NC.  Two of the members of the band are Lions.   Saturday morning’s Tail Twister breakfast was attended by 128 and raised more than… Read More »

New Members & Brighter Visions

We had the privilege to install two new members into the club this evening.  Past District Governor (PDG) Lion Gene English from the Garner Lions Club performed the installation ceremony.  Lion Horace Johnson sponsored new Lion David Delehanty and Lion Hamilton Martin sponsored new Lion Don Grimes.  They are pictured in that order below.  … Read More »

Growing Again

Good news!  We are growing again!  In recent weeks and months we have had several Lions transfer into or join our club in Apex.  We did not have a speaker for the meeting this evening so we invited the three newest members to take a moment and introduce themselves to the club.  The first was… Read More »

Christmas 2016 Advent

As is our tradition at the Apex Lions Club we invited a pastor to speak at our last meeting of the year. We have done this for many years and enjoy hearing a Christmas message to end one calendar year and begin the next. This evenings guest speaker was Reverend Owen Barrow, Lead Pastor at… Read More »

Duke HomeCare & Hospice

At the Apex Senior Health Fair this year we met Diana Mitchell, MSW, from Duke Health. Diana is the Program Manager for Business Development for Duke Homecare & Hospice. She got her start in the industry in a round about way. She moved to New Orleans to start college after her father died suddenly in… Read More »

2016 Annual Banquet

Our club celebrated its 79th year at our annual banquet. We also like to use this banquet as a way of thanking the many people who are not Lions but who support us and help us throughout the year. So we had many scouts, parents and leaders as well as fair workers and volunteers, widows… Read More »

Office Scott James, Apex K-9 Unit

This evening’s speaker was Office Scott James of the Apex Police Department.  Scott became a policeman 10 years ago and worked for the Raleigh PD.  He attended a PeakFest event in Apex and really admired the town so he applied to the Apex PD and got hired about 5 years ago now.  Initially he worked… Read More »

2016 State Fair

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us at the State Fair this year.  Although the numbers are not all in yet, we do believe we had another very good year.  We certainly had many volunteers, not just our own Lions but also support from the Boy Scouts of Troop 209, CAPA, and the… Read More »

Eye Shine Foundation

Our second speaker this evening was Kim Hudson from the Eye Shine Foundation.  Kim’s life mission has been to help the visually impaired and professionally she is a teacher of VIPs (Accelerated Mobility Training).  The Eye Shine Foundation  is a non-profit organization which Kim recently formed.  This provides her the opportunity to assist with recreational… Read More »

Leader Dog Program 2016

This evening we had not one but two guest speakers.  The first was Lion Bill Graham from the North Raleigh Lions Club who presented the Leader Dog Program.  Lion Bill is himself a visually impaired person (what we like to call a V.I.P.) so his wife (Lion Dale) drove him to the meeting.  The Leader… Read More »

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 »