District Governor visits Atmore Lions

Published 9:38 am Monday, September 11, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
The Atmore Area Lions Club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month and they always have a speaker for these luncheon meetings. This past Wednesday the club received a treat, as Lions Club District 34 Governor Linda Zigler was on hand to speak to the club.
Zigler had only good things to say about the status of the club.
"International President Jimmy Ross has made a big push for all clubs to get back into the community," Zigler said. "And I can see this club is already ahead of the game."
Zigler was speaking about the Lions Club community golf tournament Oct. 6 that will benefit various non-profit organizations in the area. She was also complimenting the club on its future plans to help the community.
During the meeting, Zigler also congratulated several Lions on their work for the club. Most of the praise came on club president Patty Helton Davis.
"Patty has been very supportive in attending many of the district meetings," Zigler said.
Another big topic of discussion for Zigler was the International Peace Poster, which is a creative contest for children the Lions Club hosts across the nation. There is a different theme for the posters each year and Zigler believes this is a great event for children.
"When you get children involved, the parents will become involved," she said.
All the activities the Lions Club participates in are for one purpose, Zigler said.
"That is why our motto is 'We serve,'" she said.
The district Zigler serves as governor for stretches from Carrolton to the Greenville to the border of Alabama and Mississippi.
Zigler left the Sept. 6 meeting of the Atmore Lions with a positive outlook on the future for district 34 N.
And Davis said it was a pleasure to have Zigler speak to the club.
"We are fortunate to be associated with her and she is so kind to help our club grow," Davis said.

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