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Lions meeting to feature concert

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PROCTORVILLE -- The Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club knows how to embrace change.

The club is reorganizing, and to celebrate, it is kicking off its first meeting under the reorganization with a concert by the Joe Freeman Bluegrass Band.

The meeting and concert is planned for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Ohio University Proctorville Center.

"The reorganization brings about a new day of the week for the club's regular meetings and going from two meetings a month to one," Lion Bob Smith said in a news release. "The new plan calls for a regular meeting the second Monday of the month. Giovanni's in Chesapeake will remain the regular meeting location, with occasional visits to other parts of the county."

Lions Club President Paul Hart said he's looking forward to the new look and is excited about new members joining up.

Along with the picking and singing, there will be lots of good food and fellowship.

Each club member is being encouraged to wear their red vest and ID badge and bring at least one new potential member.

Litter awareness group Operation TLC is also invited to the concert. The group recently formed a partnership with the Lions.

Upcoming events for the Lions Club will be the Octoberfest in Chesapeake on Oct. 12. The club will fix sandwiches and other goodies at that event.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the club's annual Pancake Breakfast will be offered at Chesapeake Middle School. This is the club's most important fundraiser of the year.

The Lions Club's main mission remains providing free glasses and eye exams for those who can't afford them.