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Lions Club · Richmond, Virginia
Bon Air · Manchester · Midlothian

Presentation by Lion Heather Jones at 3 April Regular Meeting   

At the 3 April meeting, Lion Heather Jones, District 24-B Region IV, Zone 1 Chairperson and Global Leadership Chairperson, spoke to BAMM Lions about Leadership.  Her remarks were greatly appreciated and provided some key insights on improving club effectiveness.  Lion Heather noted that a Regional Leadership Institute program will be offered in September 2014.


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Presentation by Tom Tokarz, WW II Round Table of Central Virginia

BAMM Lions were honored to have Mr. Tom Tokarz from the WW II Round Table as guest speaker at the 20 March regular meeting. 
Tom founded the World War Round Table of Central Virginia 4 years ago. The 
Round Table keeps alive education about the war and interviews of a WW II veteran are done at each monthly meeting, with a copy of the DVD provided to the family.  More information can be found at:

http://www.ww2rtcva.com

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BAMM Lions Club Supports Bland Music Competition 

On 23 March, BAMM Lions Club co-sponsored the annual Bland music competition, which was held at Brandermill Community Church in Midlothian.  The Brandermill - Midlothian -Woodlake (BMW) Lions Club has been leading the competition for several years, with BAMM and Richmond James River Lions Clubs in supporting roles.  There were a total of eight contestants in vocal and instrumental categories.  Winners Matija Tomas (vocal) and Lora You (instrumental) competed at the District 24-B level program held on April 6th at 2:00PM at the Four Mile Creek Baptist Church in Varina.  Below are photos of the contestants with BMW Lions President Alan Manden, as well as BAMM Secretary Lion Lee Winder, and BAMM Bland Chairman Lion Frank Joerg with his wife, Stuart Joerg.  The judges for the Bland contest were Ms. Janice Baum, Ms. Cynthia Beausang, and Mr. Richard Huggins.  Our winners both won second place in their categories at the District level - congratulations to Matija and Lora for their outstanding efforts !   


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BAMM Lions Club “White Cane Days” 

BAMM Lions Club held its semi-annual White Cane fundraiser at Kroger stores in Midlothian (Route 60 near Route 288) and Bellgrade (Huguenot Road) on several weekends in April.   By all accounts, we had a very successful outcome.  Below are some photos of BAMM Lions hard at work serving the community.



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Meetings

BAMM Lions Club regularly meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Hilton-Doubletree Hotel located at 1021 Koger Center Blvd. in Richmond, VA. Call Lion Dennis Falk at 804.379.5288 for details.

6:00 p.m. - Social Time                    
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Meeting

Future Program Speakers:  

                           
                 15 May 2014:     Tim Gresham - Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic

                 19 June 2014:     BAMM Lions 80th Anniversary Charter Night 
                                             Chuck Hansen will be our guest speaker

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Our Motto
"We Serve"

Our Mission
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.

The Bon Air – Manchester – Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club is a service organization and a local chapter of the Lions Clubs International. We are best known for working to prevent blindness, but overall our efforts are about serving and helping the community.  Our motto is 'We Serve'.

The BAMM Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and is a 100% volunteer organization with 100% of the donations going to help the community.  Each year the BAMM Lions Club collects over 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses, raises more than $20,000, and collects three to five hearing aids.

Our chapter is one of nearly 45,000 Lions Clubs in the world, with a total membership of more than 1.3 million Lions worldwide. Started in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, he told members of his local business club they should reach beyond financial business issues and address helping communities. That year the group took the name of the Association of Lions Clubs and a constitution, by-laws, and a code of ethics were developed. Within three years, Lions became an international organization.

But, it was in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions Convention that the Lions Club focus became preventing blindness. She challenged the Lions to become the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Lions accepted that challenge. Since then the focus has been on assisting the blind, sight-impaired, and hearing impaired.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

100% of your donation goes to help prevent blindness

  

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About Us

Our Motto
"We Serve"

Our Mission
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.

The Bon Air – Manchester – Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club is a service organization and a local chapter of the Lions Clubs International. We are best known for working to prevent blindness, but overall our efforts are about serving and helping the community.  Our motto is 'We Serve'.

The BAMM Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and is a 100% volunteer organization with 100% of the donations going to help the community.  Each year the BAMM Lions Club collects over 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses, raises more than $20,000, and collects three to five hearing aids.

Our chapter is one of nearly 45,000 Lions Clubs in the world, with a total membership of more than 1.3 million Lions worldwide. Started in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, he told members of his local business club they should reach beyond financial business issues and address helping communities. That year the group took the name of the Association of Lions Clubs and a constitution, by-laws, and a code of ethics were developed. Within three years, Lions became an international organization.

But, it was in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions Convention that the Lions Club focus became preventing blindness. She challenged the Lions to become the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Lions accepted that challenge. Since then the focus has been on assisting the blind, sight-impaired, and hearing impaired.



Thank You to Our Sponsors

100% of your donation goes to help prevent blindness

        

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