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April Club News

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The members of the Kenefick Activities committee collected items for Bridgehaven Children’s Advocacy Center, Dayton. Mrs. Joyce Hammel and Mrs. Iva Votaw delivered the goods on March 30. Bridgehaven representatives were very appreciative!

- Iva Votaw

Kenefick Activities Club Reporter


The Liberty Rotarians are carefully adhering to guidelines for Covid-19 and encouraging everyone to shop local as often as possible. Rotarians are collaborating with other service organizations.


The Fine Arts Society of Liberty Texas fosters the arts and provides scholarships to students majoring in Fine Arts in college. Each year, the Society grants scholarships to such students. The contact person for scholarships is Mrs. Christie Bean of Liberty High. The next meeting of the board will be on Monday, April 26. The meeting is now scheduled to be virtual. See a member of the board for a link.


Liberty Lions showed up in full force at the District MD2-S2 Convention. Liberty Lions purchased an entire table.

Immediate Past President David Leonard was honored at the Past District Governors Banquet for outstanding community service. Present for the occasion were members of Lion David’s family including his wife Brenda of 39 years. Lion James Kevin Leonard was there with his usual smile and ready hug. It was a festive time and Past DIstrict Governor Chris Moorman and his wife DeDe were also seated at the table. PDG Chris Moorman read the introduction before IPP David Leonard received his honor.

Each year, the Past District Governors ask clubs to submit names for this award. The Lions submitted for the PDG Distinguished Service Award must have served as President of their club, they must have served in District 2-S2 for no less than 7 years. Their service must be considered above and beyond that of a traditional Lion. IPP David Leonard has been a mover and shaker in Liberty County and more for decades.

While they cannot physically meet at the City Hall, they are a closely knit group who is a model of service for other Lions Clubs. In addition to servicing and supplying needs for the local community, Liberty Lions are always helping with various District, State and International Lions projects and charities including the Texas Lions Camp (For disabled and diabetic children). Liberty Lions distribute American and Texas flags.


Lone Star Guardians are hosting a no fences cook Friday, May 28-May 30 at White Memorial Park, 300 White Memorial Park Rd., Anahuac.


Dayton Noon Lions meet each 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Kountry Kitchen in Dayton. The group is happy to be back serving the community. Thursday, April 22, from 5 pm to 7 pm the Dayton Noon Lions will host a Spaghetti Supper. The cost is $10 per person $5 for kids 8 and under. The meal includes spaghetti w/meat sauce, bread, salad, drink and dessert. Proceeds will benefit Lions charities.


Hardin Lions are preparing for an Anniversary Celebration. This event will also be a fundraiser for scholarships and charities. The event will take place in June. Please, contact a Hardin Lion to assist. Hardin Lions are planning special activities for both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.Anyone who would like to contribute to this effort may contact Hardin Lions President Savannah Ardoin at 936-776-6427 or or Hardin Lions Secretary Bonita Davis at 936-334-9058 or


The District 2-S2 Convention was a hit! Elections were held and there are leaders ready to take the helm in July. Magnolia FVDG Lisa Free Martin is now District Governor Elect. This election moved the SVDG Paul Moore of The Woodlands to FVDGE and Humble Noon’s Lion Neil Lander was voted in as Second Vice District Governor. July 1 begins the new Lions year. Bonita Davis will then become Immediate Past District Governor.

There was a heart touching Necrology Service hosted by DGE Lisa Free Martin in which Lions who passed during this year were remembered. A yellow rose was provided to give to each deceased Lion’s family or club members. The convention lasted from 8 am through 10 pm and was full of gift giving and honor bestowing. DG Bonita Davis was bestowed the DEA pin for her work with KOPE Cyber Lions and mental health. District 2-S2 presented the Governor with a Jack Wiech Fellowship. Jack Wiech was the first president of Texas Lions Camp and is seen as the father of the Texas Lions Camp.

The finale was an original Vietnamese Fashion Show with male and female models. This was presented by the Houston Unity Lions Club; whose members are actually designers and models!

District 2-S2 is looking for hard-working members who are interested in joining KOPE 2-S2 Cyber Lions Club. KOPE is community facing and we want to touch the world. The club will meet online and perform real life service activities. For more information contact District Governor Bonita Davis at


Hardin Helping Hands is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Hardin Helping Hands sponsors several community based projects including food drives and the Students First Program which provides new clothing and other essential needs to students in Hardin ISD several times throughout the year.