General Club Information:
Upcoming Presentation: "Fraud Aimed at
Seniors: How to Protect Yourself."
Angela Martin, president of Shepherd’s Staff In-Home Care, will
speak to the Francis Scott Key Lions Club on Tuesday 11/25
on “Fraud Aimed at Seniors: How to Protect Yourself.” Since
April 2011, Martin has co-owned and operated Shepherd’s Staff
In-Home Care, providing non-medical in-home care to elderly
clients. The passion for opening this type of business grew out
of 10 years’ experience caring for her parents as her mother
faced physical and mental decline. In her professional career as
a freelance writer, Angela has written and produced educational
material for a variety of clients.
DG John Parker recently made his official visit to
the Francis Scott Key Lions Club and spoke on the international theme to
“Strengthen the Pride” and his personal theme urging members to “Be Lion
Lions District Governor John Parker, a member of the Potomac Valley Lions
Club, recently made his official visit to the Francis Scott Key Lions Club,
reminding members that the international theme urges members this year to
"Strength the Pride." Parker, a Lion since 1983, then showed a short video,
also titled “Strengthen the Pride,” which showed Lions service projects from
around the world.
One way to strengthen the pride is for clubs to participate in the Club
Excellence Program and help Lions Clubs International to perform one million
acts of charity by January 1, 2017, the organization’s centennial.
He reminded members that there are 1.38 million Lions worldwide, with
360,000 in the North American sector of the United States, Canada, and
Mexico. There are currently 2,025 members in District 22W (Carroll,
Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties), and the goal for
this year is to gain 230 new members, two branch clubs, and four campus
clubs. Parker urged the Lions to carry membership applications with them at
all times. He also offered recruitment incentives to spur members to ask
others to become Lions.
The District 22W goal for donations to the Lions Clubs International
Foundation is $44,000; Parker asked that each club present at least one
Melvin Jones Fellow, an honor which represents a minimum $1,000 LCIF
Parker also spoke of Lions charities closer to home, the Lions Vision Research
Foundation at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
and their new projects, and the Lions Youth Foundation, which offers matching
grants for Lions youth projects.
He also spoke of the pin representing his term’s theme, “Be Lion Hearted,” and
how it was developed. It is believed to be one of the first district governor
pins to have the theme shown in Braille as well as English.
In conclusion, Parkersaid, “Let’s all work together” to further the charitable
works of Lionism in our community.
EAST FREDERICK LITTLE LEAGUE THANKS FSK LIONS CLUB
Jeff Roberts of the East Frederick Little League recently visited the
Francis Scott Key Lions Club to present a plaque of appreciation for the
club having been a league team sponsor for 53 years. Shown are (L-R)
District Governor John Parker, Roberts, and FSK Lions President Syed
The FSK Lions meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Barbara
Fritchie Candystick Restaurant, 1513 West Patrick Street, Frederick. Dinner is
$16.50 a person; for reservations, contact Secretary John Aulls at 301/662-2360.
For additional information on the FSK Lions or on becoming a Lion, visit
www.fsklions.org or contact Membership Chairman Barbara Myers through the club’s
website, at 301/524-9837, or at .
Check out our News & Press Releases page.
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY
LIONS CLUB HEALTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
For Non-Traditional Students’ Continuing Education
LIONS INTERNATIONAL PIN TRADING CLUB
Visit our Scholarship page for more
"Rockin' the Vest" Music Video
you seen the
Lions rap video "Rockin' the Vest?" We
want this video to go viral to show as many
people as possible the great work Lions do -
and get them excited about serving their
communities as Lions. Help spread the word
by e-mailing the video to your family and
friends. Placing it on your Facebook page.
And sharing it with local TV stations and
newspapers. When doing so, be sure to
include information about how your club is
improving the community.
A radio PSA version is also available.
new to Frederick? You'll find the FSK Lions are a warm, welcoming group
of people with social and business contacts throughout the area. By
working on community service projects, you'll get to know the exceptional
people of Frederick, and the FSK Lions. You'll also savor that
extraordinary feeling of goodness which comes from making a positive
change in the life of someone in need.
your time in visiting, and hope you will contact our Membership Chair
to set up a visit with us. You can join us at our usual supper meeting
(the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month) or learn more about Lions by
pitching in on a project.
like to learn a little about that Francis Scott Key fellow? Or how about
hearing the National Anthem right at your computer? You can also get
some insight into Frederick, both the city and county, from the links
below. Click, and learn!
Lions International site, you will learn about the history of the Lions,
the breadth of Lions work around the world, and neat stuff like key
chains and golf hats available at the site.