Lisa Schaffner Speaks to BAMM Lions at October 16th Regular Meeting
At the October 16th meeting, BAMM Lions were honored to have Ms. Lisa Schaffner, Director - Public Relations and Marketing for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as guest speaker. The Mission and Vision Statements of UNOS are as follows:
Vision statement: To promote long, healthy and productive lives for persons with organ failure by promoting maximized organ supply, effective and safe care, and equitable organ allocation and access to transplantation.
Mission statement: To advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.
For more information, go to: www.unos.org
BAMM Lions Attend Joint Meeting in Powhatan
BAMM Lions attended a joint meeting with Powhatan, Brandermill-Midlothian-Woodlake and Richmond James River Lions Clubs on 1 October at the County Seat Restaurant in Powhatan. District 24B Governor Lion Ray Mueller gave an outstanding talk which outlined the LCI "Centennial Challenge" focus areas of Vision, Environment, Youth Programs and Hunger. Lion Ray encouraged all clubs to attend the Fall Conference in Lynchburg, VA at the end of the month. He also presented a number of awards. The following BAMM Lions received awards:
- Lion Phil Coffey: 10 years of service
- Lion Bob Gregory: 10 years of service
- Lion Jane Winder: 10 years of service
- Lion Jim Williamson: 10 years of service
- Lion Mark Bebar: 10 years of service
- Lion Tom Barrett: 20 years of service
- Lion David Alwood: 25 years of service
- Lion Bud Westerhouse: 35 years of service
- "Attaboy Awards: Lion Frank Carlomagno (Membership) Lion Dan Culbreth (Leadership)
Commonwealth of Virginia Delegate Manoli Loupassi Speaks to BAMM Lions at September 4th Regular Meeting
BAMM Lions Club held its 81st Charter Night on 19 June 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel. The turnout was excellent and the fellowship was outstanding. We were most fortunate to have humorist and writer Chuck Hansen as guest speaker. Chuck is a motivational speaker, humorist, and author of several books. For the past seven years, he has also written an award-winning humor column for the Chesterfield Observer, and his writing has appeared in a number of regional and national publications. His remarks were hugely enjoyed by everyone.
BAMM Lions incoming officers, trustees and committee chairs were inducted by guest Lion Jay Overbey, and the BAMM Lion of the Year award was presented to Lion Fred Tyler for his outstanding service. Photos from Charter Night are below.
BAMM Lions Club 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 Mark Bebar at 804.379.5093 for details.
6:00 p.m. - Social Time
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Meeting
Scheduled Guest Speakers
20 November: Mr. George Nyfeler - Familes of the Wounded Fund
4 December: Senator John Watkins,10th Senatorial District, Virginia General Assembly
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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'.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.
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.
100% of your donation goes to help prevent blindness