Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.
Today with more than 44,600 clubs in 190 countries and geographical areas, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community.
Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered: We Serve. Mission statement of Lions Clubs International: TO CREATE AND FOSTER A SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING AMONG ALL PEOPLE FOR HUMANITARIAN NEEDS BY PROVIDING VOLUNTARY SERVICES THROUGH COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONHistory of the Liberty Hill Morning Lions Club
Elwood Arnold of the Balcones Lions Club of Austin, Texas made many trips to Liberty Hill in late summer and early fall of 1988. He talked to people up and down the country roads, and so enthusiastically presented the case for Lionism that a new club was formed in Liberty Hill.
With Elwood as the Guiding Lion, officers were elected, a constitution and by-laws were accepted, and a charter night was planned. The Charter Night was held Monday, January 30, 1989, at 7:00pm at the Liberty Hill High School. The sponsoring club, Balcones Lions Club of Austin, provided the new club with most of the paraphernalia needed.
The master of ceremonies for the event was PDG J.L. Akridge, songs were led by PDG David Slider, tail twister duties were performed by the late PDG Joe Robinson. Leo Ogea introduced the District Governor Webe Ray, who in turn, introduced the main speaker, Past International Director C. Howard Leverett.
Charter members of the Liberty Hill Lions were as follows:
Garth Austin, Byron Bailey, Hollis Baker, Marjorie Bohanan, Charles Braun, Joyce Burden, William Burden, Jerry Casebolt, Pamela Casebolt, Bud De Groot, Ron Dungan, Jason Fry, Weldon Goodson, Dianna Graham, Wanda Lane, Jim Linzy, Hank Masur, Laddie Matula, Charles Mynard, Louine Noble, Gary Spivey, Jimmy Spivey, Bill Stohler, Frank Watson, Lyn Watson, Richard Wear, Ray Webb and Larry Wehlmann
The Liberty Hill Lions Officers for the 2016 -2017 year are as follows:
1st V.P....................Bill Gilmore
2nd V.P................... Kathy Garnett
Tail Twister.............Ed Landry
Directors................Paul Curtis, Greg Garnett, Darwin Wiggers, Susan Hopper
Past President ..........Ed Landry