Carbondale’s Lions Club is back |

Carbondale’s Lions Club is back

Will Grandbois

Carbondale’s Lions Club celebrated approval of its local charter Monday, bringing the club back to town after a 15-year absence.

The service organization is hitting the ground running. Members will be taking tickets at the Brenda Patch Tournament this weekend and the organization is working with other area Lions clubs to bring vision screening to local kids. You might also see them among the Salvation Army bell ringers around the valley.

The club currently has 24 members, led by President Gene Schilling and Vice President Chuck Logan, with Jennifer Hunt as secretary and Allen Robinson as treasurer, and hopes to expand its membership as well as its service.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Orchard in Carbondale. Although Lions Mints could begin popping up in local businesses before too long, the Lions say their emphasis is mostly on hands-on service.

“Some of the other folks concentrate on fundraising, but we’re the doers,” Logan said. “As the word gets out, I think we’re going to be involved in many more community activities.”

Anyone interested in joining can contact membership chair Stephanie Schilling at 970-963-3155. Dues are $60 every six months, and folks who join now will be counted as charter members.

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