The Guthrie Lions Club, one of the oldest and largest civic clubs in Oklahoma, is celebrating its 103rd Anniversary this month. The Club, as a part of the worldwide Lions Organization, has a focus on the enhancement of eyesight and eye care locally and throughout the world.
To that end, the Guthrie Lions Club has paid for hundreds of local eye exams and eyeglasses through the years and has collected thousands of used glasses repurposed and distributed internationally to those in need.
This year the club also has strategic initiatives to provide eye screening exams for youth in Guthrie Elementary Schools; support the “Opening Eyes” program associated with the Oklahoma Special Olympics, and offer health and eye screening opportunities via the Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Clinic.
Steve Gentling, Club President says, “The Club continually contributes to our community in a number of ways: in addition to student scholarships, we provide financial support to the Guthrie Public School’s monthly recognition of outstanding teachers and support staff members; we support high school students for the American Legion’s Boys State and Girls State Leadership program, and we have an active “Student of the Month” program. Our “Adopt a Street” initiative has been ongoing for many years and we continually have representation in the many community festivals held throughout the year. The Guthrie Lions Club is a great community resource!”
The Club meets at noon on the first and third Fridays of each month. Each meeting includes an informational presentation on a local and important topic. Food, fun, and fellowship are always involved.
If you are interested in making a difference in our community as a Guthrie Lion, call Steve Gentling, 405-260-0907 for more information.