Scooter Paschall (left) and Kevin Crawford provided the entertainment for the Lions Club annual Christmas dinner, held upstairs in the Woman’s Club clubhouse recently. Lions and their spouses enjoyed a holiday feast prepared by ladies of the Woman’s Club.
Diabetes impacts 420 million people and claims the lives of five million each year. That’s why Lions around the world are rallying around this modern day epidemic. Lions are working to prevent type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyles, control diabetes through education and increased access to care, and support research that can change lives. Diabetes was launched as our new global service cause in July at the international convention in Chicago.
Rechelle Turner, in her first season as head basketball coach for the Murray State University Lady Racers, was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of the Lions Club. Turner, who came to MSU from Murray High where she coached the Lady Tigers for 21 years and won 4 regional titles and an All-A state championship, discussed her philosophy of coaching and talked about the differences between coaching high school and running a Division I university program. Shown below with Turner (left) are assistant coach Monica Evans (right), and Lions Club treasurer Sarah Kaegi (center).
Ryan Yates, appointed director of Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation in April, was the guest speaker at the recent meeting of the Lions Club held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Ryan, who came to Murray following a two-year stint with Owensboro’s park system, talked about his plans for expanding facilities and activities offered by the parks. Shown with Yates (left) are Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins (right) and Lions Club President Jim Gray (center).
Without their help our mission of improving the vision of Murray would not be possible.
MSU Racer Head Football Coach Mitch Stewart (center) was the featured speaker at a recent meeting of the Lions Club. Coach Stewart, in his third season as head coach, regaled Lions with great stories about himself and his team giving highlights of what to expect for the upcoming season which begins August 31 with a Thursday night home game with Kentucky Wesleyan. Shown with Stewart are Lions vice president Michael Trent (left), and past president and former Racer football player Paul McCreary.
Gideon Miller (left) and Alexander Gaddis (center) recently represented the Murray Lions Club in the Kentucky Lions All State Band which marched in the Centennial Parade at the International Convention of Lions in Chicago. Miller, a Calloway County High School graduate, is currently a freshman Music Education major and Racer Band member at Murray State, while Gaddis is a senior at Murray High School. The two musicians were the guest speakers at a recent meeting of the Lions Club, describing their week-long trip. For the past four decades the Murray Lions Club has sponsored two local students each time the Lions Club International Convention has been held in the U.S. or Canada. Also shown is Lions Club President Jim Gray (right).
Robotics team members from the local Murray-Calloway County 4-H STEM program demonstrated their technical wares at a recent meeting of the Lions Club. Shown above are the students demonstrating the capabilities of the different classes of robots. Shown below right (from left) are Paul McCreary (Lions past president), Jaden Holcomb, Stephanie Holcomb (advisor), Gabe Holcomb, Asher Cunningham, Noah Holcomb, and Austyn Pivoras. Robotics teams build and program their creations before using their robots to perform specific tasks at various local, state and national competitions.