Paw Prints

Finding Friendships in February

Words from VP Lion Justin Faber:

It was a great first day at the 2-S2 Lions midwinter convention! We were able to visit Lighthouse for the visually impaired then Conroe Lions Club eyeglass recycling facility. Lastly, we had a great evening celebrating our lions family with great food and music. DG Lisa is doing a phenomenal job.

It was a great mid-winter conference with the 2-S2 Lions in Conroe, Texas. DG Lisa and her phenomenal team did an outstanding job and surpassed any expectations a lion could have at a conference! It had every aspect of a great conference. There were intriguing and uplifting seminars, fun fundraising, a new member sworn in, and even a magician. Who doesn't love magic. But, most of all there was a whole lot of fun! The words I heard from a few individuals last evening says it all, " if this is what you do in serving your community and you have fun, I want to be a part of it!" Great job 2-S2 Lions and thank you for allowing me into your family!

Katy Lions Club hosted Katy Independent School District Assistant Director of Fine Arts Susan Chiboroski to talk about the local peace poster contest, Katy Lions' partnership with KISD, and the other collaboration opportunities such as eye-care grants for low-income students.

Your Huffman Lions are involved in many activities. The Lions are a major supporter of youth sports in out area.

LIONS CAMP CONSTRUCTION UPDATE⚠

Work continues on even in the cold Texas winter! Concrete has been poured for the bunkhouse foundation, and soon walls will be coming up. Down on eagle trail, construction on foundation supports is still in full swing. Concrete will be poured soon.

It's not too late to get involved! To learn more on how you can be a part of construction efforts, click this link: https://lionscamp.com/donatecapital.html#Bunkhouses

It is with deep sorrow to share with you all that we have lost Lion Past President Jim Mitchum. Please read his obituary. Our Dayton Noon Lions will be attending the funeral & viewing and serving refreshments. If you plan to attend, we ask you to please wear your Lion vest to show you represent the Lions Club. Our hearts are broken. He and his family continue to support the Lions as they have asked for donations to the Lions Club in lieu of flowers.

It's back! The Katy FFA Livestock and Rodeo is having a carnival this year, brought to you by your long-serving Katy Lions Club! Plan to come out on February 17, 18, and 19! And Thursday the 17th there's a special for childrens' admission.

The Woodlands Lions Club hosted Lion Erin Applegate, Director for the Lighthouse for the Blind to talk about the great work that the Lighthouse does for our blind and visually impaired neighbors. Reach out to Lion Erin to schedule her to come out to your club!

Thank you, Lions Irene, Connie, Sally, and Sandy for your help at our FREE adult vision screening at the Community Assistance Center on January 17th. 😎 The next Conroe Noon adult screening will be on March 21st!

The LEAP Ambassadors enjoyed helping the Huntsville TX Lions on MLK Day. The Lions do a great many things for the community, and today was an especially great cause.

Join the Katy Lions Club on March 3rd as they welcome Prosecutor Je'rell Rogers from the 180th District Court. Attorney Rogers will talk to the Lions and guests about the criminal courts, the challenges faced, and how everything works, among other topics.

Katy Lions Club First Vice President Rev. Lion David Greene is scheduled to be one of the featured guest speakers at the Kentucky Lions MD 43 Members Growth Retreat hosted on February 26th at their multiple district's Lions Camp. The seminar topic will cover social media and how to promote your club and service project online, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, and other online venues. How to invite younger people to participate in a way that does not make them feel that they have extra, hidden expectations. How clubs can take advantage of the online opportunities that are especially popular during this pandemic.

Dropping off January's supply for the pantry. The Huffman Lions Club do what we can for Huffman. From food banks to youth sports Lions Serve the community. New members welcome and if you have a community project let a Lions member know and maybe we can help. Check them out on Facebook!

4 person scramble with a men's and ladies' division. Breakfast, lunch, cash prizes, door prizes and raffle items. Go to panoramalions.com/charity-golf-tournament to sign up your team or sponsorships

Magnolia Lions Club's President Wes and Lion Jenny presented Mitzi with $400 worth of gift cards for the children Yes to Youth serve during the Christmas holiday.

Yes to Youth provides a safe and nurturing home where abused, battered, sex-trafficked, homeless and at-risk youth begin healing from the past and become empowered for the future.

Katy Lions Club is helping the homeless community through non-profits such as Children like Loni and Hope Impacts: If you have any new or gently used jackets, coats or sweaters please email LionTiffani@katylions.org to pick up your donation. This coats and sweaters benefit Houston area and not just Katy. Ongoing for the whole month of February.

Huntsville Lions Club hosted Rt. MC Col. Dennis Beal from the TABC. Before joining TABC, Beal worked as senior partner for University Venture Capital Growth, where he managed a research team responsible for generating $120 million in revenue for universities. He also served as executive director for Texas A&M University's Strategic Commercial Alliances & Programs office, which interfaced with more than 400 commercial and business partners within the $3.8 billion TAMU system.

The February 2022 issue of the Paw Prints Newsletter, the long-running source for District news in 2-S2, was collated by Katy Lion David Greene and Cut & Shoot Family Lion Kayla Argueta. Every month, we collect articles from the District via email and on Facebook. If you'd like to see your club featured in the newsletter next month, please make sure to email newsletter@lions2s2.org on or before March 10th. That's the deadline for the March 15th issue of the newsletter.

Don't forget to register for Family Camp! Registration opened on January 3, 2022. You don't want to miss it! Check out the session dates. To learn more about TLC-4-Family, visit https://lionscamp.com

The February 2021 freeze was a lesson many of us do not want to repeat, however, we all learned many things and the key is to BE PREPARED.

Here are a few tips to keep in your back pocket IF we do see a forecast for another freeze here in 2-S2.

  • For freezing conditions and loss of power, locate your personal water shut off valve. The valve is usually located outside your home or somewhere between the house and water meter. If your home does not have one, contact a plumber for installation. If you do have a personal shut off valve, check it now to make sure it is operational.

  • When extended freezing temperatures are forecasted, turn off the shut off valve and open faucets to drain water from the lines that are in the wall and ceiling. Turn faucets back off so when the lines defrost, the running water will not flood the house if you are not home.

  • If you need to turn off the water, first fill a bathtub to use for flushing toilets and fill pitchers, jugs, etc. for drinking water.

  • If you do not lose power and you are at home, open cabinet doors to help heat the pipes in the walls. It is not advised to leave faucets dripping as this can cause a loss of water pressure throughout your city. It is best to turn off water and drain the pipes before they freeze.

  • Protect your irrigation system by turning off the shut off valve on the vacuum breaker and drain the water.

  • Remove water hoses, wrap faucets with insulated covers or towels and then secure with plastic.

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SAVE THE DATE! Conroe Noon's Legend of the Lion Dinner/Dance & Auction Mardi Gras is on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Let's let the good times ROAR! Stay tune, more information coming soon.

Houston Lady Lions do a lot of good in our community. They've racked up well over 200,000 people served this year. A staggering achievement just over half way through the year. If you aren't familiar with the leading service club in our District, reach out to their President, Lion Valerie James. She's an amazing speaker and leader who rocks the We Serve mentality.