The Buda Lions have been a part of your community since 1975. Our club
is chartered through Lions Club International, which is the world's
largest service organization. When asked who or what are the Lions, we
have the simplest and most complete answer: we make as much money as we
possibly can to give back first, to this community and second, to people
all over the world. This means that children with vision impairments
will be given sight and that people with other disabilities will be able
to participate in our community, and in general, will better the living
conditions of those less fortunate than ourselves. We can't do these
things as individuals, but if we are loving, caring adults with a Godly
inspiration to help others, we can band together, and with God's help we
can make some miracles happen.
No child in this part of Hays County, if they have correctable vision
has to go to school unable to see. If their families are not able to
bear the cost of the eye exam and the purchase of the glasses, the Lions
Club is ready with this funding. Often, we receive feedback from when
we have touched the lives of these kids. There are many stories that
make our hearts fill with a sense of accomplishment. When we receive
letters and notes that say," thank you, now I can see what the teacher
writes on the chalkboard," we know we are getting the job done.
The Buda Lions have sent many of this area's kids to the "TEXAS LIONS
CAMP for children with physical disabilities & children with diabetes."
Most of these kids would never have otherwise been able to go to camp,
but the Lions camp was just suited to their needs. Their parents tell
us of their apprehension and concern, the children come home with tales
of wonder and the thrill of going canoeing and horse back riding and the
love and help of a great staff of caring people.
Helen Keller challenged the Lions Club many years ago to help the
blind people of this world. Maybe you know someone who has received a
cornea transplant from the Lions Eye Bank, or maybe you know someone who
uses a guide dogs that was furnished by the Lions Leader Dogs for the
Blind. If you've been in this area for any time at all, you should know
at least one of the recipients of the college scholarships that the Buda
Lions Club gives. At the end of each school year ten deserving seniors
are selected to receive these awards. We're trying to do more. Many
local clubs, charities, public and private organizations and individuals
have come to us for assistance and aid. It sure is a wonderful feeling
to be able to help.
The second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., the Buda
Lions Club meets for a wonderful supper and a short meeting. The
meeting is held at the Buda United Methodist Church, (on the corner of
San Marcos and Elm Streets). The Buda Lions is non-denominational
organization with an eye on accomplishing what we can of the Lord's
work. Our meetings start with a Prayer for our souls, and the Pledge of
Allegiance from our hearts.
Currently your Buda Lions Club is made up of just over 30 men and
women. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun. Would you please
take this as an invitation to come to one of our meetings. If you would
prefer to contact one of our members that you know and have them sponsor
you, please call them and let them get you started in Lionism.
Buda Lions Club