Members of the Scottsboro Lions Club are shown with volunteers from The ARC of Jackson County Alabama. The glasses will be sorted into prescription and non-prescription for women, men and children, the glasses are then cleaned and repacked by the volunteers.
Scottsboro Lions Club sincerely thanks The Arc of Jackson County volunteers for their work and their contribution to the community.
Pictured from left to right are Scottsboro Lions Club members, BJ Kirby, Wally Harralson, Keith Smith, Bobby Porter, Mark Pierson, Alex Moore and Dr. Bill Coleman as they begin to unload glasses at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The glasses are donated each year by UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE and number in excess of 40,000 pair. The glasses are then sorted, cleaned (see photo and caption below ) and repacked . The glasses are then forwarded to groups conducting missions in South America.
Scottsboro Lions Club wishes to thank UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE for their generous donation each year and FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH for providing the venue for the sorting process.
February 28, 2017 - Lion Dan Freeman is awarded a plaque for 30 years of service to Scottsboro Lions Club. The award is presented by Scottsboro Lions President Gary Speers. Dan's wife Sue was present at the February meeting to witness the presentation for 30 years of hard work and service to the Lions Club. From all Lions everywhere and the people who you have helped we say well done and thank you.
March 14, 2017 - Matthew Hodges, Chairman of the Jackson County Commision addressed the Scottsboro Lions Club during their regularly scheduled meeting on March 14, 2017. Mr Hodges stated that nine rental cabins being constructed at County Parks will be completed in mid-April and an office at the entrance to the park was nearing completion.
Pictured with Mr Hodges is Mechele Mosley Vice-President of the Scottsboro Lions Club.
Gene Hess (far left), Rick Roden (2nd from left), and Dus Rogers (2nd from right) reported on their recent trip to Lenoir, NC to visit a Google Data Center started there in 2007. The Jackson County site at Widows Creek will employ 75-100 people when completed in approximately two years Pictured on the right is Lions President John Graham.
Dex Bender (center) President of the Habitat For Humanity Board in Jackson County recently spoke at a meeting of the Scottsboro Lions Club on the activities of Habitat for Humanities in Jackson County Pictured on the left is Lions Club Treasurer Wouter Dieperink and on the right John Graham Prsident of Scottsboro Lions Club
Bingo callers Lion Tony Wallingsford (right) and Lion Bill Knight (left) call the right numbers at the Scottsboro Lions Club Annual Hot Dog Dinner and Bingo Party held at the Goosepond Civic Arena
The Scottsboro Lions Club conducts annual broom and mop sales at locations in Scottsboro including Piggly Wiggly and Parks & Broad St. on Fridays and Saturdays. Sales at these locations are held in the spring. Funds raised go toward providing eye exams and glasses annually for Scottsboro and Jackson County residents in need of assistance. Pictured is Lion John Powell.
Mark Pierson (left) and Jake Word (right) are very instrumental in the success of the Scottsbor Lions Club annnual pecan sales program. Pecans, walnuts, cashews and various other treats are available beginning in November. For pricing click on the Pecan Sales button near the top of this page. The proceeds from the sales go toward providing comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need in Scottsboro and Jackson County.
Lions Bill Coleman (left), Elna Matthews (2nd from left), and Bill Knight (3rd from left) shared their recent experiences with heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms with fellow members. Rapid action is essential for heart related symptoms including air evac where blockages can be removed quickly and lives can be saved. Also shown is Lion President John Graham (right).
Unclaimed Baggage recently donated 30,000 pairs of eyeglasses and 5,000 pairs of sunglasses to the Scottsboro Lions Club. The eyeglasses will be used for mission trips and other related needs for eyeglasses. Loading up eyeglasses are Lion President John Graham, Unclaimed Baggage Representative Brenda Cantrell, Secretary Mark Pierson, Dr. Bill Coleman and Bobby Porter.
Over 500 people attended the Scottsboro Lions Annual Hot Dog Supper and Free Bingo Party at Goosepond Civic Center on Saturday, August 29th 2015.
Scottsboro Lions Club Installs Officers
District 34A Governor Jerry Caudle (left) installed the Scottsboro Lions officers for the coming year beginning July 1, 2015. Shown left to right are: Ed Warren - Lion Tamer, Tony Wallingsford - Tail Twister, Frank Weaver – Board Member, John Graham – President, Reba Casteel – Board Member, Gary Speers – 1st Vice President, Elna Mathews – 2nd Vice President, Mechele Mosely – 3rd Vice President, Wouter Dieperink – Treasurer, and Mark Pierson – Secretary.”
Dr. Mickey Holder(center) reported on a mission trip to Peru in July. He was part of a team which saw 600 people and distributed 3400 pairs of eyeglasses to those of the local population in need near Lima, Peru. Also pictured on the left is Lion Bill Knight and on the right Scottsboro Lions Club, president John Graham
“John Hardman (left) entertained the Scottsboro Lions at their annual Christmas dinner. Elna Mathews (right), 3rd Vice President in charge of the dinner, thanks John for his Christmas song entertainment. Attendees made contributions that went toward providing food, clothing and toys for 20 Christmas Charities families supported by the Scottsboro Lions Club.
Lion John Powell (left) presents the 50” Vizio TV to Matt Brewer (right) the grand prize winner at the Lions Annual Hot Dog Dinner/Free Bingo Party.
State Representative, District 23, Tommy Hanes addressed the Scottsboro Lions Club. He talked about several issues the state legislature has been dealing with recently including the gas tax (set to be implemented on 1 Sep of this year), General budget, Education budget, lottery, Jackson County funding needs, TVA in lieu of taxes, and abortion. The gas tax will increase by 6 cents on 1 Sep, 2 cents more the year after, and another 2 cents more two years from 1 Sep. He recognizes the need for the gas tax, but has concerns with the indexing provision and the fact that Jackson County may only receive about an additional $650,000 annually. The Education budget includes a 4% raise for teachers following a 2.5% raise last year. Starting salaries for teachers will be >$40,000. State revenues are up due to the economy - maybe the best we’ve ever seen. Alabama is one of three states with two budgets. The General Fund budget provides for the hiring of 500 new correction officers, and 50 state troopers. He expects to see a Special Session for prisons. In regards to funding needs for the Jackson County Commission, plans are to go forward with a 1% sales tax with a 2 year sunset (vote again after 2 years) with ¼ of the revenue going to the Jackson County Commission and ¾ going for roads. Another possible source of funding increase is to change the formula for the TVA in lieu of taxes that Jackson County receives (i.e., the formula should include land such as 30,000 acres along the Tennessee River owned by TVA). Although the purchase of Bellefonte Nuclear Plant is still not settled, Hanes felt that TVA should have proceeded to sell the plant to Franklin Haney. Lions President Elna Mathews thanks Representative Hanes.
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