There is a new group in town- the Southlake Centennial Lions Club. This group was established under the guidance of State Representative Giovanni Capriglione of Southlake to help local children with disabilities. They are part of Lions Club International, which is a known throughout the world for their service to children and provides eye exams and glasses to those in need. Texas alone has over 850 chapters with more than 23,000 members.
Texas has a special Lions Camp located in Kerrville, TX that is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The primary purpose of the Camp is to provide, without charge, a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas wherein campers will learn the "Can Do" philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem. Over 1500 children attend the Texas Lion's Camp per year.
Membership is open to anyone wishing to join the Southlake Centennial Lions Club- cost $30 to become a charter member. The club meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 7:15-8:15 am at White's Chapel United Methodist Church- Evan's Hall. For more information, please contact President Paul Budvitas at 817-716-9221.