Pine Bluffs Lions Club celebrates 95 years of good deeds
November 2, 2017
On November 4, the Pine Bluffs Historical High School will be hosting the 95th Anniversary banquet, social time is at 6;00 pm with dinner being served at 6:30 pm. The meal sure to be an enjoyable one with good food as well as the Special guest Ken Moore, PDG 6NE, Colorado.
The Pine Bluffs chapter was founded on Nov. 2, 1922. Some of the early community project that was sponsored by the club were Easter Egg Hunts, Santa Claus and 30 years of Halloween Carnival. For 25 years the group sponsored the Student of the Quarter as well as the Henry Weber/Jay Brown Student of the Quarter. One of the major goals for the Lions Club is to provide assistance to people in need to better their eyesight.
Also good to note is all funds raised by the club can only be spent on projects. Some of the project that the Pine bluffs Lions Club support are: Eyeglass assistance, eye exams, early childhood vision screening, Christmas Sacks to children, Christmas food baskets, highway cleanup, Easter egg hunt, Trail Days BBQ, Leader Dog, rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation, Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp and Lions Club International Foundation.
A testament to becoming a member is Dr. M. L. Morris. Morris was part of the first inductees into the Wyoming Lions Hall of fame. A member since 1921 he transferred membership to the Pine Bluffs chapter in 1925, he had 52 years of perfect attendance as a Lion. Morris not only started the Easter Egg hunt in Pine Bluffs in 1929; but played the first Santa for the local chapter. Morris was the guiding force to the purchase of eight acres of land in the east part of Pine Bluffs for the Athletic Park that is still in use today. In 1938 in Morris as chairman of Pine Bluffs Lions Club acquired lighting for the same Athletic Park. Morris not only served the town as the doctor, but Mayor as well chaired the committee on the funding for the Texas Trail Monument. He is remembered by may residence of Pine Bluffs for all he did, as well as shinning example of Lionism.
Membership is by invitation by a Lion Club member. To become a member of the Lions you must be of Legal majority, good moral character with a good reputation in the community.