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Need for volunteers felt by the Lions Club
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Within the last few years, it seems that many local clubs and organizations are feeling the squeeze of low volunteer numbers. The Fennimore Lions Club are among those who are reporting low numbers and hope to have that change with the turning of a new decade.
Fennimore Lions Club President Dave Streif has put out a welcome call to locals who may be interested in learning more about the Lions. A service organization across the nation, the Fennimore Lions have been chartered since 1962.
“The Fennimore Lions support a lot of local causes,” Streif shared recently. “Anyone wanting to make a difference in the community can join. We need fresh ideas and skill sets to help promote our city forward and the best way to inspire change is to be part of it.”  Streif also adds that it gives members a chance to meet and reconnect with old friends as well as make new ones.
Locally, the Fennimore Lions  Club supports many various causes. The Fennimore Dog Park, Fennimore Marsden Park, Aiming for Acceptance, Fennimore scholarships, the local food pantry, vision screenings, eye glass collection, Stuff the Bus, the diabetes foundation and roadside clean up, to name a few.
The Lions are also active on a large scale across the state and nation as well. Supporting such things like the Wisconsin Lions Camp and the Restoring Hope Transplant house in Madison.
However, all of this work would not be possible if it wasn’t for local volunteers for each chapter, willing to serve.
“The biggest challenge we have is the lack of members,” Streif emphasized. “We have a hard time taking on new service projects due to lack of people to help.”
Streif and the other Lions Club members hope that local individuals will come out to their up coming meeting at the Cottonwood Sports Bar and Supper Club to learn more about the organization and dip their toes in the world of volunteering for their community.
The meeting will be held,tonight, Feb. 6, there is a 6:30 p.m. meet and greet with a dinner and meeting to follow at 7 p.m. If you are unable to make it to this meeting but are still interested in learning more, you can catch next month’s meeting the same time (first Thursday of each month) and same place, or, give Lions Club President Dave Streif a call at 778-8728 or Lion Tina Frye at 822-5935.