Mark Your Calendars! Brighter Visions Kickoff Date Set!

District 31 I: Brighter Vision Kickoff will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Center United Methodist Church in the Christian Fellowship Center.

The Meal will begin at 6pm with the program to follow at 7pm. Meal Registrations can be accepted until August 19, 2018.

Be sure to check out your July Newsletter for Registration! See you there!

Address: 186 Center Church Road, Lexington, NC 27295.

The meal will be $11.00/person.

South Park Lions Recognized in the June Volunteer Newsletter for the Ronald McDonald House – Charlotte.

SPLC Lions and Friends: The SouthPark Lions are recognized this month in the Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Newsletter

June 2018 Volunteer Newsletter: Around the House: Kitchen Crusader Spotlight: South Park Lions Club

“This month, we’d like to recognize South Park Lions Club  as an outstanding volunteer team!  The South Park Lions provide dinner every 1st Saturday of the month for RMH guest families and have been wonderful supporters of the House since we opened our doors 7 YEARS AGO! They have prepared OVER 80 meals for our guest families  We look forward to their delicious meals every month and love to see all of their smiling faces

Thank you South Park Lions Club volunteers!

Kitchen Crusaders are dedicated teams with a set schedule that cook on a monthly recurring basis. To learn more, please contact Jess Palacio at”

A group of happy men and women stand in front of a wall painting of a red haired clown. A man and a woman stand in front of a painting of a clown with red hair and large smile.

Camp Dogwood Farmers Market!

Calling all Lions volunteers! We are looking for Lions to volunteer in Catawba County’s newest farmers market – Camp Dogwood Farmers Market.

Lions can:

1. Set up a booth to sell brooms or any other item(s) as well as inform patrons about the Lions of North Carolina.

2. Operate and sell snow cones to patrons visiting the farmers market. The funds raised through the sale of snow cones will be donated to Brighter Visions.

Starting Saturday, May 12th as well as every Saturday from May 26th to August 11th from 8 AM to 12 PM, the farmers market will be open to the local community at the Dogwood on Lake Norman property,

7050 Camp Dogwood Drive, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

To sign-up and participate in the Camp Dogwood farmers market, please email Tammy Thomas at or call 828-478-2135 ext. 232

2018 Beeping Easter Egg Hunt

Beeping Easter Egg Hunt


The eighth annual “Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for the Blind and Visually Impaired” will be held Saturday at Reynolda Village from 10 a.m. until noon.

The Easter eggs — specially-designed by the Winston-Salem Police Department — emit beeps to allow visually impaired children and adults to participate in a traditional Easter egg hunt.

The beeping Easter egg hunts were first held in 2011 and this year the police department’s Hazardous Devices Unit has made more than 1,100 beeping eggs for hunts around the country.

The police department will hold a second egg hunt for the visually-impaired April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh.

“We were able to watch adults as ‘young’ as 94-years-old enjoy their very first egg hunt and become a child again for a few hours,” a statement from the police department read. “These moments are the reason we do what we do.”

Phase 2: 2018 Camp Dogwood Refurbishing Project


“Dear Lions of North Carolina,

Each summer, North Carolina, Inc.’s Camp Dogwood for the Blind and Visually Impaired serves over 700 adult campers with blindness or visual impairments. When the Camp Dogwood facility is not being used by our wonderful campers, the property manages as a meeting and retreat center for church groups, hobby groups, family reunions, and so much more. As with any lodging/event space business, maintenance is up the upmost importance due to natural wear and tear along with upholding topnotch safety for patrons.

With 58 rooms (116 beds) spread across the 3 lodges, 2 duplexes, and the Stickley Building, we call upon the Lions for support with the 2018 Camp Dogwood Refurbishing Project. In order to maintain the safety of our camper and offer a sought after space for groups, all rooms on the property need to be restored and restocked with new items.”

Please see the form above for ways that you can help with the 2018 Camp Dogwood Refurbishing Project.