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PHOTO: l-r Oak Cliff Lions Club President Carol Donovan and Lions Club President and Past District Governor Wayne Meachum greet golfers at the Annual Lions Club Tournament.

85 years in Oak Cliff, the Lions Club is Hitting the Links at Lovely Steven’s Park for the 15th time for Charity

The Oak Cliff Lions Club’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Steven’s Park in Oak Cliff was held Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Funds from the tournament will go to Lions Club charities including local non-profit organizations such as The Dallas Zoo, The Well, and the Dallas Police Awards. Lions Club International has ten charities that support the visually impaired and the blind. The annual Sports Extravaganza, a special sports event for blind and visually impaired children aged two to 20, will be October 16 at Nimitz High school in Irving, Texas. Interested participants can check the Lions Club website for more information. 

Past Lions Club President Mike Lott says he enjoys running the golf tournament every year. “I’ve been involved all 15 years, and today is the best weather we’ve ever had. It’s a perfect day for golf.”

Lion Club President Carol Donovan, the 7th female to be elected in the 86 year history of the club to the office, says it’s a “fun day and a great way to raise funds for our local and international charities.”

The Oak Cliff YMCA, Meals on Wheels, the Leukemia Association, Vogel Alcove, the Texas Theater, and TeCo Theater are some of the local charities that benefit from the club. Oak Cliff students who live or attend high schools in Oak Cliff also receive scholarships to college from the club.

Lion Club Chaplain David Mills returned from a recent trip to Scotland and brought a Souvenir box of golf goodies from St. Andrew’s for the silent auction.

Lions Club Membership Chair Mark Drennan said, “We are having a ball!” He’s working with his committee on a membership event scheduled for November 12, 2015.

The Oak Cliff Lions Club meets at Weiss Auditorium on the campus of Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff at noon each Wednesday.

Zachary Thompson, Directory of Dallas County Health and Human Service are the speaker on October 7.

Reuben Esquivel, Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations at UT Southwestern Medical School, with Alex Lyda, of the Center for Vital Longevity, will be speaking on “Cuba: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” On October 14th.

Anyone interested in hearing these speakers and meeting the members of the Oak Cliff Lions Club can contact Secretary Sara Kitto at: sara.kitto@oakclifflions.org or you can call 214-947-2921. See the club's website: www.oakclifflions.club.

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