U.S. Army regiment members special visitor’s at CNLC meeting

Last week the Conroe Noon Lions Club welcomed Steve Squier(l) with Montgomery County Crime Stoppers who informed the club about the history, updates and value of the system to crime prevention in our area. VP Warner Phelps (r) presented him with a coveted Conroe Noon Lions Club pen in hopes it will be use it to write many reward checks.

Last week the Conroe Noon Lions Club welcomed Steve Squier(l) with Montgomery County Crime Stoppers who informed the club about the history, updates and value of the system to crime prevention in our area. VP Warner Phelps (r) presented him with a coveted Conroe Noon Lions Club pen in hopes it will be use it to write many reward checks.

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Greetings Conroe and surrounding area. With the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 approaching and the current events going on around the world, Conroe Noon Lions Club wishes to show appreciation to our military and first responders, who continue to make America the greatest country on earth. CNLC is just a small piece of the bigger picture, and we wish to show our support to all those that have sacrificed so much. May we never forget THAT day.

Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Coordinator, Deputy Steve Squier, was the guest speaker. Deputy Squier provided in-depth details to the success of the Crime Stoppers program, which began in Montgomery County in 1981. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office oversees the program and are in partnership with Liberty County and San Jacinto County. The Multi-County Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization which consist of board members. When useful tips of wanted felon suspects and stolen property lead to an apprehension and/or recovery of stolen property, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward. Each reward is based on a point system and the board collectively determine the value of the anonymous source. Crime Stoppers is one of the leading resources for Law Enforcement in keeping the Montgomery County Area one of the safest communities in Texas.

Conroe Noon Lions Club welcomed United State Army 158th Aviation Regiment, First Battalion, Commanding Sergeant Major Dorsch and several of his subordinates for lunch on Wednesday. US Army General Connie McNabb (R) and current member of the Lions Club invited the local Aviation unit to attend lunch and what a pleasure to hear from each of the soldiers. Their love of country and great spirit was on full display. Army Major Dorsch was equally impressed with the singing of the “God Bless America,” the Pledge of Allegiance and full respect of all Lion members. We are a great nation with many great young Patriots from every State in the Country, must we #NeverForget.

The Lions Club Hometown Military Project Committee members are still looking for nominees from the Conroe area, who are currently deployed anywhere around the globe. The Lions Club wishes to adopt a local soldier while on deployment, shower this soldier with love and support from this community and let them know this community appreciates and honors their service. Contact the Lions Club if you wish to nominate someone.

Lions Club Vice President Warner Phelps shared several more on-going projects, which include the Service Saturday workday with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization. This worthy project was established to build beds for children who are less fortunate.

The CNLC continues their partnership with CISD Reaves Elementary School and the “Read for a Better Life” program. This partnership with Reaves Elementary School is one of the most rewarding projects a Lions Club member get to participate in. Keep up the great work.

And of course, CNLC primary project, what makes the Club the “Great Lions Club in the World,” is the Pre-school Vision Screening program coming up in October. There will hold a Vision Screening Training on Sept. 14, to prepare for a busy fall. We did a little interview session with seven new members to welcome them into the club and we always leave the door open for more members. It’s one of the greatest rewards to give back to your community with no strings attached.

The Conroe Noon Lions Club meets each Wednesday Noon at the Lone Star Convention Center. Come by and check us out or call the office at 936-760-1666 for more information.