For more information contact:
Lion Mary Fechtel, Secretary
2580 Dumas Drive
Springfield, OR 97477
WHY I JOINED LIONS
These are responses from members of the Eugene Downtown Lions Club
we received in September 2013 to the question "Why did you join Lions"?
**I joined the Eugene Downtown Lions Club to serve my community. Lion Andy Bakr
**I joined the Eugene Downtown Lions Club because I was invited to a meeting as a
guest. I liked what I saw. Lion Tim Chuey
**I married into it and decided to stay.
**Serving others in our community, especially concerned about vision.
**Helping folks in this community and serving others.
**Fellowship and making new friends working for others. Everyone was so friendly
and we had wonderful support from Ann and Wayne. Lion Norma B
**My boss at the time was already in Rotary. I looked up Lions online and saw they
were involved with sight, hearing and diabetes awareness. I also learned my
neighbor over the back fence was president of the Ashland Lions Club. He invited
me to come to a meeting and to join the club. I did not get the business networking I
hoped for, but the service was worthwhile and I stayed a Lion after I moved to
Eugene. Lion Wes R
**I joined the Lions because I enjoy serving people.
**Because they asked! I stayed because my sponsor got me very active and I realized
how zany and fun everybody was. Lion Mary
**I turned 65 in 1999, and I joined Lions to bring some youthfullness to the club. Babe
**Fellowship and service.
**Don Bowers asked be to become a Lion for 1520 years. After I retired, I finally
**In order to be on the Sight and Hearing Committee. Lion Darlene Thomasec
**Help others. Fellowship.
**Don Bowers twisted my arm one too many times then Walt got my attention at a
Marist football game. Lion Sandy Mattson
**I was asked by a Lion, Judge Halvorsen. Met some nice people and decided to join.
Lion Gail Wilkening
**The friendliness of all members. I decided on joining as I walked off the elevator decided
even before getting in the room this group is for me. The awareness of
sight and hearing was a part of my life prior to joining.
**My husband was a Lion. I joined Lions to be with good friends and to help with all
the great things we do. Lion Yvonne Hamson
**After L.M. encouraged me to come to meetings I saw where service was a very
important element I have been in helping services as a professional. This is a
good way to keep serving people while being in retirement. Also the club has a fun
personality, good guest speakers and lots of great Lions.
**I joined because of service and because my Dad had been a Lion during his
lifetime. Also because Gene Gustafson assured me that the club had an array of
service options so I would be able to find something to my liking.
*I married into it. Lion Ann M.
**i was invited to attend a Lions club meeting at the Eugene Hotel by my dentist,
Dr. Fred Epplett. I was impressed by the Lions I met, and also the mission of Lions,
"We Serve". Lion P.P. John Hamson
**I joined Lions because I was asked to join! Also, because I was new in Eugene
and wanted to serve others and meet new friends. Lion Jim Newton
**A member of our church in Ferguson, MO was a member of the Ferguson Lions.
My wife suggested to him that I might be interested in joining the Lions. he invited
me to a meeting, and shortly after, I was asked to help with an amblyopia screening.
I was hooked and have been a Lion ever since. Lion Chuck Blanchard
**I joined Eugene Downtown Lions because I wanted to be involved in an organization
that focused on making people's lives better and we have fun doing it! Lion Diane Landon
**I asked because Jeff Musgrove asked me to. I stay because of the difference we
make in people's lives. Lion Twila Butler
**I joined because Pat Richardson asked me to. Lion Annie Harris
**I joined Lions because I was asked! I am so very happy that i was. Lion Sharon Newton
**I joined LIONS because I cannot come close to the collective warmth and dedication
of our members to "serving" others. Lion Bill Sarnoff
**I joined in 1997 because one of the Realtors@ that I knew kept asking me to join. I
left a couple years later as I felt I was not able to get as involved as I wanted to. So I
left and subsequently decided to come back as a new member when my daughter
was diagnosed with a rare eye disease which caused me to rethink involvement in a
service organization. Lions seemed to be a natural choice. I have been able to get
involved by virtue of invitations from lions to join committees I now feel like I have a
close knit family. Lion Jan Sohlman
Please come see our club in†action. You could add your own reason to this list.