Roarin' May


Published May 15, 2021. Submissions for June 15th's issue should be sent to newsletter@lions2s2.org by June 10th.

Tomball Lions raise $2,000 for Tomagwa

With the temperature starting to rise as we move closer to summer it can be easy to forget the sight of snow blanketed Texas. For many of our friends and neighbors, the damaging impact of the February freeze still lingers. Among those impacted was Tomagwa HealthCare Ministries, who lost more than $25,000 worth of insulin. The Tomball Lions Club was proud to continue our long history of support with the presentation of a check for $2,000 to help with replacing the lost medication.

Pictured: Alejandra Ramos, Executive Project Specialist; Gabriela Rodarte, Patient Access Specialist; Alexis Kulik, Director of Public Affairs and Communications; Katina Mein, Director of Development; Lion Al Gerhardt (Fundraising Wizard); Jasmine Bacelis, Patient Access Specialist; Deanna Lowenstein, Patient Access Manager; Julianna Marsh, Case Manager

Houston Ladies Serve

Beautiful day to be out Serving our community this morning. The Houston Lady Lions were happy to join Jasmeeta Singh and the India Culture Center to pass out food, water, masks and toiletries.

#LCICon2021

June 25-29, Lions Clubs International Virtual Convention. All Lions can sign up to attend all sessions for a flat fee of $75.

DGE Lisa's Thoughts

The Power of ONE…it doesn’t seem like ONE person really has the power to make a difference but I know it is true. ONE thing can change the course of the world, or ONE person can make a difference and ONE moment can withstand time! Be the ONE person to change others lives…maybe through a smile or a helping hand or maybe a word of encouragement.

We really have no idea how many people we influence each day. Our acts can create a chain reaction of others doing the same. There are also people observing and potentially mimicking our actions who we are unaware of. I was recently reminded of this as I walked through a Starbucks line for coffee. I was tired and not quite at my needed caffeine level when I placed my normal order. I opened my app to pay for my order as was my usual course of action. The cashier smiled and said my coffee was paid for by a previous customer who was paying forward a kind act that they had experienced. Imagine my surprise and how that act changed the outlook on my day. I thanked the cashier but asked her if I could leave a gift card with her to cover someone else’s coffee to provide them with the same experience that I had. I left a $20 card with her then took a seat to enjoy my free coffee. I had an hour or so before my next meeting and planned on working from the coffee shop on my laptop until I needed to get back on the road. As I was seated, I watched the young lady behind the counter share the same conversation with another customer in line and saw the same joy I felt in his face. He did the same thing I had done and paid it forward for someone else. I got no work done as I sat and watched 22 consecutive people pay it forward. The action of the anonymous customer that paid for my coffee not only influenced my actions, but the actions of 33 other people in a positive way that morning. As Lions we influence community members with our actions or at our events. That influence leads others to want to do the same...Growth through INFLUENCE.

While there is no “I” in TEAM, it takes a lot of “I’s” to make a team. As individuals we have Lion power to influence, impact inspire and improve lives. Lives within our community and lives within our organization have been changed because of you! Don’t ever think that you cannot make a difference! You alone can! ONE word, ONE smile, ONE prayer - and if you alone can make that kind of difference, just imagine what we can do as a team!!

Be the courageous Lion with the Power of One.

DGE Lisa

The Power of One (by Ashish Ram)

One song can spark a moment,
One whisper can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One moment can make one fall in luv.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,
One life can make a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!

Conroe Noon News

Lions Eye Bank of Texas PDG Ronald Landers Memorial Bowl-A-Thon

Lions Eye Bank of Texas 2021 Fundraiser Drawing scheduled for July 19, 2021

Save the Date! Klein Lions Fish Fry

Fish fry is scheduled for September 18, 2021 and the fishing has begun. We will be fishing every week until we have enough.

The Woodlands donate $1000

The Woodlands Lions Club donated $1000 to their local Food Pantry. Pictured here are Lion Holly Mayer, 2nd VDG Paul Moore, Lion Karen Moore, and the rest of their amazing fundraising team.

District Calendar

Want to add your club's events to this calendar? Email the details to district@lions2s2.org and it'll be added. This calendar appears on this site and on the main district website.

Meet Thien-An Nguyen: Houston Unity Lions Club President – District 2S2 Hunger Chairperson

Hi Thien-An, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?

As you probably know, behind every success there is a great team. It applies equally to a family, a workplace, a club, and your local community. Creating and building a great team is a challenge. It requires skill, great leadership, and some luck. Although no club is the same, but high performing clubs all have one thing in common – outstanding team members. When you have an outstanding team behind you, you can do the impossible. [ Read the full article at this link ]

Baytown Lions Club Donates $1000

Ron Parker gave a presentation on Meals on Wheels to the Baytown Lions Club at a recent meeting. The club made a $1,000 donation to Meals on Wheels. Pictured are Lion President Beth Thompson and Lion VP Wally Vosloh presenting a check to Mr. Parker. Check them out on Facebook.

PSA from HROLC

Houston Lady Lions Vets Gala

Huntsville SAAFE!

Huntsville Lions Club's Thursday's service project at SAAFE House, filling parking lot pot holes. They were grateful and provided lunch afterwards.

We Serve Mothers

District Lions join other Lions from around the world in song

Want to know who and what Lions are. This video made by Lions and Leo’s from across the word should give you some in-site. Lions from our very own District 2s2 (shout out and kudos to Houston Royal Oaks Lions )are featured singing in this Bill Withers classic - Lean On Me. Lions let people lean on them when times are hard. We Serve in our local communities and across the world - 1.4 million Lions Serve. Help us or let us help you but either way - Join us!!

Thank You for Helping our Camp!

So many Lions from so many clubs in our district went up and donated their time this year to getting the Texas Lions Camp ready for this year's campers. Thank you so, so much for all you do, Lions!

Shown in this picture are the Cut and Shoot Family Lions Club's May 1st Workday. They replaced rotted wood on the shelter at Inspiration Point in between the downpours.

Lion Don Landers, 53 year Lion, passes away.

Donald Lynn Landers was born on September 11, 1949 and died May 11, 2021.

He graduated from Spring Woods High School in 1969. He attended Houston Baptist University and graduated from Massey Business College.

He worked for The Houston Chronicle, Seven Eleven and Spring Branch Independent School District. He went to work for Harris County Sheriff’s Office and retired after 20 years.

Donald and his twin Ronald were members of Spring Branch Lions Club for 53 years and he was continually active until his death.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Evelyn Landers, brothers, Terry and Ronald Landers and nephew Ricky Landers.

Donald is survived by his brother, Charles Landers and wife Katrina, his niece Charley Jo Landers and numerous cousins.

Service arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Paw Prints is the official newsletter of the Texas Lions District 2-S2. This edition was pulled together by Lion David Greene. Email any submissions to newsletter@lions2s2.org