What Do Lions Do?
Lions raise funds and give their time freely to assist the less fortunate.
Some Lions Club activities you may already be aware of going on in
Since 1925 when
Helen Keller challenged the Lions to take up the cause of the visually
impaired by becoming "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness,"
service to the blind has been one of Lionism's most significant activities.
Recently this crusade has resulted in Lions Clubs throughout the world
sponsoring Journeys for Sight in their communities. Participants
work, jog, run and bicycle to raise funds for countless sights-related
Skills for Adolescence program is teaching junior high school
students to handle peer pressure and face the challenges of adolescence in a
positive, healthy way.
young diabetes victims have the opportunity to spend time together at
Lions-sponsored camps. The campers learn to independently manage their
disease in a nurturing recreational atmosphere with peers and professionals
who understand their problems. Lions also sponsor camp sessions for the
blind, deaf and other physically disabled youngsters.
For more than
25-years, Lions International Youth Exchange has involved hundreds of
thousands of Lions, host families and young people in cultural visits
bringing together young and old alike from distant lands, established
enduring friendships and promoted international tolerance and understanding.
of Lions Clubs
Lions Clubs in the United
States are divided into Districts with a governor as the head of each
district. Sparks Greenbrae Lions Club, chartered March 24, 1962, is a member
of a Zone with a Zone chairman which is part of a Region with a Regional
chairman, and a member of District 46. Within this District are all of the
clubs of Nevada and some in adjoining communities in California.
Greenbrae Lions was chartered in 1962 and meets every week in Sparks.
Call 742-7334 or 323-0110 for more information to attend and join the
world’s oldest service organization!
Sparks Greenbrae Lions
Charter member George Twaddle, is the first
recipient of the Hugh Lantz Mentor Award for
PCS Alan Snellbaker received the
International Certificate of Appreciation
from ID Jack Epperson at Sparks Greenbrae
Lions this morning (May 26th).
After the MJF
presentation last week, Lion Alan’s feet
have not touched the ground. Well deserved
honors for a Lion who does not look for
recognition or plaudits for all that he
May 19, 2015
What a bright and sunny morning at Sparks
Greenbrae Lions today!
seat taken in the meeting room (26) by 7:20
a.m. at Denny’s in Sparks, PCS and current
Club Secretary Alan Snellbaker was presented
with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for
2015. DG Cliff Cooper and PDG Ray Pezonella
presented the distinguished award to Lion
“Secretary for Life” Alan! For the first
time ever, I think he was at a loss for
words!! His wife, Lion Cathy of Rachel Lions
kept it a surprise for a couple of weeks and
was very proudly pleased. Alan and Cathy
will soon be embarking on a new stage of
their lives and we will all miss him and his
very detailed, meeting minutes, and Cathy's
after the presentation, PDG Ray inducted two
new members which quickly brought the
average age of Greenbrae Lions to well below
65!! Baby Lions Kim Garback and Jason Chubb
were warmly welcomed by the big crowd. Baby
Lion Kim will also be the incoming
Secretary, with Lion Alan providing the
finest training possible.
And a third
baby Lion turned his application right after
the induction! Soon-to-be Lion Ted Williams
will become a Green Beret in the next few
weeks!! Sparks Greenbrae Lions
rallying cry in April was “four more by July
four” and they are almost there!!
46 PR Chair
Signage in Reno, NV on 5th Street, between
Keystone and Vine
Lion Alan and
Cathy are headed to Hawaii and retirement with a long,
trailer trip planned for the next 18 months or more. Happy
Trails and all the very best for a safe and healthy trip.
Sparks Greenbrae Lions sparkle at the Cabinet Meeting!
During the Fall Cabinet Meeting in Sparks, NV., DG Lia Versaevel presented the 45 year chevron to Lion Bob Capurro and the 30 year chevron to Lion Suraj Zutshi.
Lion Alan Snellbnaker is the District 46 Cabinet Secretary for 2012-13.
Medals of Merit, awarded for extensive community service, were
presented to Bob Capurro, George Twaddle and Suraj Zutshi
Lion of the Year 2014-2015
Congratulations to Lion
Suraj Zutshi receiving the International President's
Award for PDG Jack Epperson at Lovelock Cabinet
Meeting on August 20, 2011. This the second highest
award that a Lions member can receive.
"Awards are nice but not possible without the
support of fellow Sparks Greenbrae members who
provide so many opportunities to help the community
and fellow citizens."