The Waynedale Lions Club has been an active member of the Waynedale Community since 1946. Lions help where help is needed – we serve neighbors who live right next door. The Lions Club believes that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local community. With unmatched integrity and energy Lions have strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands-on service.
The Waynedale Lions Club has teamed with Waynedale Elementary, the PTA and other local organizations to buy a local child in need a pair of shoes with every adult dinner sold at an upcoming fundraiser. On Thursday, February 11 from 4-7pm the Waynedale Lions will host a fish dinner with a desert bake sale at Waynedale Elementary School (7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne, IN).
Jim Springer, president of the Waynedale Lions Club and lead organizer of the event, “Many parents have trouble affording the many basic school supplies, and shoes are often overlooked when budgeting. Every child needs a good pair of shoes for success in an educational environment, especially now with so many students walking to school.”
Each adult fish dinner sold will purchase a pair of shoes for a child in need. Dinners include “Dan’s Fish Fry” fish, two sides, a roll and a drink. Tickets are available now at a special presale price; $10 for adults (presale) or $12 at the door the day of the event; and a child’s meal is $6.50. Advance tickets can be purchased until the event at Jim Springer Elder Law (7111 Old Trail Rd, Fort Wayne), The Waynedale News (2505 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne), Waynedale Elementary (7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne) and other locations, which will be listed on www.waynedale.com/lions.
We are still accepting donations and volunteer assistance to make this event even better! If you can help or would like more information about the event, go to www.waynedale.com/lions or by calling Jim Springer (260) 747-7224.
Waynedale Lions Club members were busy at Kroger on Saturday, October 24 with the “White Cane Day” to raise awareness and raise funds to assist those in our community needing vision care. All money donated during this event was donated to the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind.
The Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind was established as a non-profit corporation in 1917 as a way to assist veterans blinded in service. It has since evolved to help all persons who are suffering from significant visual impairment (legally blind) to come together and discuss issues of common significance and to provide social activities geared for such persons. Currently the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers conducts a weekly bowling league for blind members , a monthly luncheon meeting for all members, a summer outdoor picnic, a Christmas dinner, and an annual convention. In 2006 the statewide convention was hosted by the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers for the Blind.
On Tuesday, September 8, the Waynedale Lions Club held their monthly dinner meeting and inducted 3 new members to the local chapter. In attendance was the Waynedale Lions Club, Foster Park Lions Club and McMillen Lions Club. The induction ceremony was held presented by PDG Greg Jeffery at Halls Restaurant South on Bluffton Road.
The Lions Club believes that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local and global community. Lions help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands-on service. We serve neighbors who live next door and people on the other side of the world that we may never meet.
On April 16, with empty food shelves surrounding the ceremony, the Waynedale Lions Club and Fort Wayne Order of Elks presented a check for $2,000 to the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The much needed gift not only assists the 35,000 families Associated Churches supplies food to each year, but also serves to show service club partnership in the Fort Wayne area. The collaboration came at one of the best times of the year, as there was a low food contribution rate over the winter.
The Waynedale Lions Club is a service group working to improve Waynedale and the surrounding area. This historic club has been volunteering their talents and helping people in the community for generations. We encourage you to become a Lion! It only takes a few hours every month to truly reach out and volunteer your time to change a life.