A Twist On Our November Traditions

Normally for our second meeting in November we have a State Fair celebration. This hear we did things a little different. Past District Governor Allen Swaim visited our club to give us a word of encouragement. Since we learned the news that the State Fair was tearing down “restaurant row” and we would be losing… Read More »

A Little Warmth On A Cold Night In Apex

Our guest speaker this evening was Nancy Panko. Nancy is an author and a founding member of NC Scribes which was started 12 years ago and is now based in Fuquay Varina. There are currently 15 members and ten of those have written 61 stories in Chicken Soup For The Soul. Sincen there are hundreds… Read More »

Girlscouts Guiding Eyes Project

Girl scouts named Kendra akd Kali joined us this evening to talk about their service project with Guiding Eyes. The girls wrote this themselves and I am simply submitting it for you to enjoy. My sister Kali and I are Girl Scouts with Troop 3106. We are Cadettes working on our Silver Award Project. We… Read More »

Snacks For Underprivileged at Salem Elementary

The Apex Lions Club has been providing snacks for the underprivileged students at Salem Elementary and Olive Chapel Elementary Schools in Apex for the past few years. It is gratifying to help these young children without funds to have a snack to eat when the other children who have money eat their snack, both mornings… Read More »

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Our Club’s 86th birthday is coming up this Saturday. And, if you have not heard, we are losing our food concession stand at the State Fair after 80 years! So we decided to have some of our most experienced Lions tell some tales of their youth and things that they remember about our club from… Read More »

Free Vision Screenings at Touch-A-Truck 2023

Once again this year the Apex Lions Club performed free vision screenings at Touch-A-Truck. We had a tent setup outside with information about Lions clubs and we sent people into the gymnasium to get screened. It’s important to do the screenings inside because it requires a slight dilation of the eyes which can only be… Read More »

Apex Lions State Fair Restaurant.   1943 – 2023

After all the years of serving Fair-goers food, the NC State Fair Management has decided to demolish Restaurant Row and remove all fair food concessions from the current site.  We enjoyed being a part of the Fair.  When the fair first began it was groups like the Lions who provided food and a place to… Read More »

VIP Fishing Tournament 2023 & New Member

The North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is the largest gathering of visually impaired in North Carolina and is believed to be the largest event of its kind in the world. The project has grown from a local tournament serving 12 blind individuals to more than 350 visually impaired persons, 130 sighted guests, and 300 volunteers.… Read More »

Apex Community Risk Reduction Coordinator

The Apex Fire Department has a new position called the “Community Risk Reduction Coordinator”. And our guest speaker this evening was Courtney Butler, the very first person to fill this position. Courtney has a background in sports marketing where she once worked in professional wrestling marketing when she lived in Connecticut. But she decided that… Read More »