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 email@example.com or any club officer:
President Lion John McCall Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
1st VP Lion Tasie Semos email@example.com
2nd VP Lion Diana Ezzell firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd VP Lion Paul Nielsen email@example.com
Secretary Lion Nia MacKay firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Lion Stan Altschuler email@example.com
Chaplain Lion Judy Porter firstname.lastname@example.org
Lion Tamer Lion Brooks Morrow email@example.com
Tail Twister Lion Perry Flowers firstname.lastname@example.org
To RSVP for a lunch meeting contact Lions Club secretary Sara Kitto: email@example.com
To learn more about the club see it’s website: www.oakclifflions.com
Judy Porter writes about local heroes, small businesses and non-profits in the Dallas/FW area. Contact her at: Judyfirstname.lastname@example.org