Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Invites Local Veterans to join the Alaska Veterans Centennial Lions Club
Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community.
The Involve a U.S. Veteran program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a local Lions club. The waiver is available to the first 5,000 U.S. veterans, and the program runs through June 30, 2018.
Eligible veterans include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard personnel who are active, retired or were honorably-discharged from these services. National Guard and Reserve personnel who were called to active duty for other than training (persons may still be enlisted in these services) and other personnel the U.S. services consider a veteran are also eligible.
To learn more about the Involve a U.S. Veteran program or the Alaska Veterans Centennial Lions Clubs, contact Karen Burns. This new club will meet at Golden Corral on May 29th, Memorial Day at 4 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Anchorage.
Ronnie Martin from Lions International will be our guest speaker. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org.
We are pleased to share that Lions Clubs International is extending the Involve a U.S. Veteran pilot program through June 30, 2016. This program waives the charter or entrance fee for U.S. Veterans joining a Lions club in the United States.
Eligible veterans include retired U.S. military personnel or honorably-discharged members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard Services, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserves. Those currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves are also eligible. Lions Clubs International will provide an entrance fee waiver of $25 ($30 for charter members) to qualified U.S. veterans that join a local Lions club.
Veterans have made so many great contributions and sacrificed so much to serve our country. As service members return home from serving in the military, lions want to offer them an opportunity to get involved in their communities.
Visit the Involve a U.S. Veteran web page to download a fact sheet, promotional flyer, certification form and a sample press release.
Make plans now to reach out to veterans in your community and offer them the opportunity to make a difference and change lives as a lion.
My goal as District Governor is to find those veterans and form this much rewarding specialty club. Call me if you are interested at 242-1129 as I would love to talk with you about lionism.