Apex Lions at the NC State Fair

Back in the early 1940’s the Apex Lions were asked to set up a booth at the fair and provide food for the fair goers.  Well, that has not changed since 1943.  The club has been in the same location and has provided a wide range of food over the years.  Homemade buttermilk biscuits with… Read More »

New Member and Visit from the District Governor

Our distinguished guest this evening was current District Governor Allen Swaim. Our first order of business was to install our newest member Kevin Conroy. Pictured here are Lion Paul Dean (sponsor), Lion Kevin Conroy and DG Allen Swaim. DG Allen is a very good speaker and storyteller. This evening he did not disappoint. First he… Read More »

Salem Elementary Backpack Buddies

This past year members of the Apex Lions Club who have mobility issues and cannot do some of the projects of the club, such as the NC Fair Booth, started looking for new ways to serve our community. These members have become to be known as ALL, Apex Limited Lions. One of the many considerations… Read More »

Apex Lions Relays – Biggest Year So Far!

On Thursday, August 18th, 2022 the Apex Lions Club was proud to present a check for over $5,000 to the Apex High School Track Team. You may not know this but for the past 44 years the Apex Lions Club has been sponsoring and administering the Apex High School Relays. This is an event where… Read More »

2022 State of Apex – Mayor Jacques Gilbert

This evening our special guest speaker was Mayor Jacques Gilbert. He has presented at our club in the past and returned this evening to give us an update on many things going on in the town of Apex. He began by thanking the Apex Lions for our many years of community service to the Town… Read More »

North Carolina Reading Service

Our special guest speaker this evening was Janet Schanzenbach, Director of Development and Community Relations for North Carolina Reading Service.  Janet’s priorities include working with Senior Living facilities as well as increasing awareness about NCRS through public speaking engagements, social media, and special events.  She is also tasked with raising funds to support the mission… Read More »

Mayor’s Substance Misuse Task Force

Our special guest speaker this evening was Ben Barras. He was representing the Mayor’s Substance Misuse Task Force. And he has first-hand experience in the subject as a recovering alcoholic. So Ben shared some of his own personal story and shared some perspectives and information that many of us were not aware of. The statistics… Read More »

Philmont

Speaking with us tonight was our own Apex Lion, Paul Dean.  Paul, who is also an Assistant Scoutmaster at Apex Troop 209, provided an exciting and informative overview of BSA’s Philmont Scout Ranch – The Crown Jewel of High Adventure Bases. We learned that over 1,000,000 scouts from all over the world have visited this… Read More »

Apex Lions Provide Snacks & Prizes

On June 21st, The Apex Limited Lions (ALL), made their first donation of snacks and achievement rewards to  the under privileged children attending Salem Elementary School.  The funds for these snacks were made from our Apex Lions Charitable Fund, a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization.  The snacks are given to children who don’t have money to… Read More »

2022-2023 Board of Directors Installation

At our annual Board of Directors Installation meeting we had Past District Governor Wayne English back again to do the honors and performing the installation ceremony. This time he brought his bride new Lion Gloria English with him as well. Outgoing President Lion Carl Cromwell gave a heartwarming and thankful farewell address in which he… Read More »

2022 Scholarships

This evening we presented two T.B. Holland Memorial scholarships. The first went to Jacob Page. Jacob is graduating from Apex High School and attending Appalachian State University in the fall. His major is Supply Chain Management, and he wants to get his master’s also. The next scholarship went to Tyler Hartman. Tyler is graduating from… Read More »

Camp Dogwood Tree Trimming Challenge

The trees at Camp Dogwood have grown and were starting to threaten some of the buildings and structures. The problem was that the absolute best estimate to get that work done was approximately $15,000 and only $5,000 had been raised. So the Apex Lions Club issued a challenge (something we have done in the past… Read More »

Peakfest 2022

Sometimes you just need to roll with the punches… We had intended to do free vision screenings at Peakfest this year like we have been doing to the past several years. But our vision screening device decided not to participate. So we will be getting that repaired as soon as we can so it is… Read More »

Order Online Now – Apex Community Fish Fry

The Apex Lions Club has joined forces with CAPA (Citizens Assisting Police of Apex) to host the Apex Community Fish Fry. This is a long standing event used to raise funds to go back into the community of Apex. After having missed the past 2 years that tradition will continue again in 2022. Both the… Read More »

Lions Pin Trading is HUGE!

At a previous meeting PDG Gene English mentioned his Pin Collection and it got the attention of a few of our members. So he offered to come back and do a special program to tell us all about it. It was amazing to hear him speak of his collection and the passion he has for… Read More »