Posted by Tomball Lions Club on Sep 27, 2019
Lion President Mike Halbach introduced our guest speaker, Lion Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) Karl Johnson. Pictured above from left to right are Lion Secretary Paul Hancock, Speaker IPDG Karl Johnson, Lion Treasurer Al Gerhardt and Lion Past President Bob Ervin.
Karl gave a presentation on the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas.  The following highlights were among those presented:
  • History and Importance of the Lions Camp
  • Texas Lions Camp provides without charge a camp for children with various disabilities
  • Funding through donations, events such as Bob Dowden Dinner, Life and Century Club Memberships, memory bricks, memorials, etc.
  • Thanked our Club for sponsoring a full table for the Bob Dowden Dinner
  • Inspirational video presentation by Mini MaMa
  • Campus is roughly 525 acres with original bunk houses and lodge, showing wear and tear
  • Capital funding in the planning stages to start another campus
Lion Mike asked Lion Joe to tell the members about the Patriot Sporting Challenge (PSC).  Lion Joe explained that this event is for kids who have lost parents in the military or first responders in the line of action.  The PSC Legacy Day event is for children of fallen and disabled military heroes and first responders who died or became disabled in the line of duty.  Lion Joe is accompanying a boy, son of a firefighter friend who died in the line of duty. The event is being held October 5th, 2019 at Lake Fork in Northeast Texas.  Our Club is assisting Lion Joe with his travel and lodging expenses. 

Pictured above from left to right are Lion President Mike Halbach and Lion New Member Joe Sykora.