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 »

Lion Technology

Our first meeting of the new club year was eventful.  Here are some notes from our meeting last Thursday night.  Secretary Lion John Lynde had everyone’s membership cards for members to pick up and sign.   Lion Greg mentioned about tickets to the Holly Springs Salamanders games; let him know if we would like to… Read More »

2017 Installation And Scholarships

This weeks meeting featured the installation of our new board of directors for the 2017-2018 club year and the presentation of scholarships for four local high school students.  Past District Governor Andy Lilliston from Fuquay Varina performed the installation ceremony.  Lion Jolene gave a brief speech in anticipation of the new club year.  She has… Read More »

Low Vision Therapy

This evening our guest speaker was Tomeico Faison. Tomeico is an Occupational Therapist who started Therapeutic Solutions 13 years ago. She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and started her career working in a hospital, then at Dorothea Dix and decided to open her own business and has expanded from there. Occupational Therapy involves assisting… Read More »

2017 Peakfest

Despite cool rainy weather in the morning and gusty winds in the afternoon members of the Apex Lions Club still had a successful day at this years annual Apex Peakfest.  In fact the weather got so windy in the afternoon that it actually damaged our screening tent and cut short our time to provide screenings.  In total 41 screening… Read More »

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 »