This annual tradition of almost 70 years is another fundraising activity. It’s a time that we can get together, have a tremendous meal and show our appreciation to the community for supporting the Lions Club.
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For more than 25 years, the Lions Club has worked closely with HEB to provide food to needy families during Christmastime. With the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 112, San Marcos High School LEOs Club, the Lions Club at Texas State University and the Texas State Medical Explorers Post 4077, we deliver two cases of food consisting of the traditional holiday meal.
Our Education Committee works with local school counselors to find scholarship candidates. Applicants must interview with the committee well in advance of graduation. Each year more than $10,000 is presented to students who need assistance to attend college. Scholarships are sent directly to the students’ schools of choice.
We love honoring local students. During the school year, principals are contacted and asked to support our program. They select students who have excelled in activities such as Debate, Athletics, Liberal Arts and of course academics. The students attend a meeting along with their parents and school administrators and speak to our club. It’s always a wonderful moment listening to them.
These dedicated members of our school system are recommended by their respective principals. We honor them on a monthly basis and love hearing about their time in the classroom as well the reasons they entered this noble profession.
Improving vision is one of Lions International’s key health initiatives. We started this program in San Marcos in 2014 and work with local private and public elementary schools. A special camera takes a picture of a child’s eyes and identifies possible vision problems, whereupon the technician can recommend further treatment if needed. This program is free for the children, and through it we have helped to identify many critical problems during their early, treatable phases.