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Able & Willing presentation to FSK Lions Club

Jim Carpenter and Maggie Nato Lusweti will speak to the Francis Scott Key Lions Club at their Tuesday 10/28 meeting about the Able & Willing International Educational Foundation.

Able & Willing International Educational Foundation (AWIEF) is an all-volunteer (no paid staff), grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing schools and improving health and nutrition in areas of extreme poverty and need. Starting in 1994 with just one school building in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), the school has expanded from preschool through high school and technical school on two campuses. Starting in 2010, AWIEF has begun projects in Mali, Cameroon, and Kenya and another province in DRC. http://AbleAndWilling.org

Jim Carpenter is the treasurer and technical advisor with a background in mathematics and information technology. He first did volunteer work in the DRC in 2002.

Maggie Nato Lusweti, a native of Kenya, is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She has a master’s degree in International Trade, speaks Swahili and Spanish, and has organized Able & Willing’s efforts to help schools in Kenya, currently working on a project to establish a school for children with developmental disabilities in Kenya.

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The Francis Scott Key Lions Club is conducting its annual Sherwood Forest holiday greens sale from now until November 10. Items available for local delivery include noble fir and mixed evergreen wreaths, cedar garlands, door swags, centerpieces, decoration sets, and a 12” decorative tree; items available for direct delivery to your recipient include a mixed evergreen wreath, evergreen gift set, and a centerpiece with LED candle. Orders and payments are due to Lion Darlene Aulls by Monday, November 10. For further information, contact Lion Darlene Aulls at 301/662-2360.

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 .

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Lions Rap VideoHave 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.


Are you 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.

We appreciate 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.

Would you 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!

FSK & National Anthem

City of Frederick site About Frederick County, Maryland

*At the 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.

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