San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

Goals of the Lions Club in San Felipe

The newly established Lions Club San Felipe B.C. met on Thursday, December 14 , 2006 at Los Arcos Restaurant for its organizational meeting and selection of officers as well as committee chairpersons.

The goal of the San Felipe Lions Club is to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of San Felipe through fund raising activities as well as ongoing collection of food, blankets, eyeglasses, baby supplies and other items as needs are identified.

Lions Club dignitaries from Mexicali, El Centro and Heber were at the meeting to provide information, advice and support to members and guests in attendance.

Gary Dilley of San Felipe Disposal, who was the driving force in organizing the local club, was elected president. Cliff White of Los Arcos Restaurant was named Vice President and Elayne Caldwell and Robin Kissee were chosen as secretary and treasurer, respectively.

Elected to chair the primary committees were Tom O’Neill, Projects Committee, Raphael Navarro and Bob Lux, co-chair of the Membership Committee, and Horacio Aleman, Debbie Lux, Lee Martin and Sheri Pollack were named Fund Raising chairpersons.

Dilley announced that the Governor of Lions Club International of Mexico will be in San Felipe on January 26th to charter the new club and its members at an installation ceremony.

The group plans to sponsor a poker walk in town, a poker run, golf tournament and other events in the coming year in order to raise funds for charitable and educational programs in San Felipe. The Club has two programs underway:

The Flying Samaritans, a project designed to provide medical and surgical services by physicians, will fly into a town and work with local doctors and hospitals. An eye surgeon will be in San Felipe February 15th through 18th. Anyone who needs help with eye-related problems should contact Gary Dilley at 044 686 212-3599 or another officer of Lions for possible help.

The El Dorado Intern Program will provide summer internships to high school students who are interested in working in construction and related industries so they will be equipped to enter the work force upon graduation.

Residents of San Felipe are encouraged to join the Lions Club to contribute to the community and have a lot of fun doing so. If you want to make a difference and improve the lives of local children, elderly, as well as others who are unable to provide for themselves, please contact Bob Lux at 044 686 212-8472 and/or attend the next general meeting on January 11, 2007 at 6 p.m. at Fandango Sports Bar on Av. Mar de Cortez, next to People’s Gallery and The Net.