ASHLAND -- While the Ashland Noon Lions Club has been unable to hold its weekly membership luncheon meetings for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears they have not forgotten their motto, “We Serve.”
During a recent video-conference meeting, where 25 of its members gathered virtually, a special round of $500 grants of support were approved for four local agencies.
This included ACCESS, Associated Charities, Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Safe Haven and the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
“We’re grateful for the local support we receive each year through our annual Rose Sale fundraiser, so while we are committed to advancing the causes of Lions International, we also are honored to provide financial assistance each year to numerous local nonprofit agencies, who are making a difference in our own backyard," said Matt McFarland, Noon Lions Club president.
Each year, numerous such grants are made as a result of volunteer fundraising efforts by club members.
The service club also discussed ongoing plans for its 100th anniversary event, tentatively scheduled for November 14, made arrangements for its annual City of Ashland summer fire hydrant painting project and began the process of selecting speakers for its upcoming 2020-21 luncheon schedule, with the first meeting anticipated to be held on September 10.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Ashland Noon Lions Club may contact the club through its Facebook page.