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Lion Harry Crenshaw (left) invited his long-time friend Royce Cooper to join him in the Oak Cliff Lions Club's annual Golf Tournament held Monday, September 18 for the 16th consecutive year. Funds raised go to pay for the many different service projects throughout the southern Dallas area.

The Oak Cliff Lions Club's "We Serve" motto becomes "We Play" once a year to benefit Dallas area agencies

The Oak Cliff Lions Club held its annual Golf Tournament on September 18, 2017 at Steven’s Golf Park in Oak Cliff. It’s the 16th year for the event. This year’s chairman is former Lions Club President Iris Smith, who chaired the committee to run the event which included both past Lions Club President Mike Lott and future club president Tassie Semos, among other Lions.

The annual fund raiser helps to pay for the many service projects the Oak Cliff Lions do during the year, from low-vision eye clinics (helping children to get prescription glasses) and the Sports Extravaganza in October, a day of fun sporting events for the blind. Members also work with various local schools and agencies. This year the club will be concentrating on supporting the faculty and students of The Oak Cliff Can Academy, helping students who have dropped out of high school to complete their education.

Lion Club President John McCall Jr. also committed the club to working with Promise House, an Oak Cliff institution which helps homeless and runaway teenagers.

Veteran Lions Club member Judge Juan Jasso played a round at the tournament, and enjoyed the perfect, sunny weather. “Stan is the Man,” he said with a laugh, admitting his golf skills were not as good as fellow Lion Stan Altschuler.

A silent auction with a number of great items was also available for bids throughout the afternoon.

The Oak Cliff Lions Club has over 100 current members and meets weekly at noon in Weiss Auditorium of the Methodist Medical Center. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting to hear about the club’s many service opportunities. This year the club also has an evening meeting held at La Calle Dulce on 12th Street on the first Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend the dinner meetings, which begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the club and its many social and service activities, contact First Vice President Dianna Ezell or any club officer:

President Lion John McCall Jr.

1st VP Lion Tasie Semos

2nd VP Lion Diana Ezzell

3rd VP  Lion Paul Nielsen

Secretary Lion Nia MacKay

Treasurer Lion Stan Altschuler

Chaplain Lion Judy Porter

Lion Tamer Lion Brooks Morrow

Tail Twister Lion Perry Flowers

To RSVP for a lunch meeting contact Lions Club secretary Sara Kitto:

To learn more about the club see it’s website:

Judy Porter writes about local heroes, small businesses and non-profits in the Dallas/FW area. Contact her at: