Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dec. 20, 2014 - Christmas Food Boxes

Each Christmas season the Pleasant Grove Lions Club provides Christmas dinners to our friends whose lives we can bless.  We had the privilege of volunteers from the community join with us in this effort.  We want to thank each one for assisting us in blessing lives and making Christmas a season of service and bringing joy to others.  Making lives of people we know and perfect strangers better helps us all to be a better people.  As members of the Lions Club you have not only the privilege of serving in your community  but around the world as well.  We invite you to join Lions Club International and be a part of the largest global service club in the world with over 1,389,000 members in 210 countries.

2014 Pleasaant Grove Jubilee

Pleasant Grove Lions Club serving scone with jubilee sauce.  Best homemade scones in town.  We raise moneys to help with our eye glasses projects and scholarships.  The Lions Club is a wonderful way to give humanitarian service in your community.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer BBG with Scholarship winners - August 21, 2014

Once again this year The Pleasant Grove Lions Club provided scholarships for local high school students to attend Boys State and Girls State leadership programs.  There was an additional two scholarships to students that attended the HOBY  (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) program. 

The scholarship winners came to our summer barbecue and shared with us what they learned from the program they attended, how it has change their perspective on life and what they will do with what they've learned.

We are grateful as a Lions Club to provide such opportunities to well deserving high school students to attend these leadership programs.  They will be our future leaders.

Where there is a need there is a Lion. We encourage both young and old educated and not so educated to come and become members of the Lions Club where you can give back to your community and the world.  It is a privilege to do humanitarian service and help make the world a better place.

We are grateful for our heritage so let's play it forward for the next generation.

Lions clubs international is the largest global service organization empowering volunteers in community humanitarian service.  There are 1.35+ members and over 46,000 clubs in 208 countries.  There are more clubs in countries that there are nations in the United Nations. 

Come join us for a better tomorrow.

See contact information on the right side of this blog.

Jason Golling - Boys State

:Aliah Eberting - Girls State
Elisyn Hong - Girls State

Christina Edwards - Girls State
Madeline Wood - HOBY

Alexis Jacobs - HOBY

Friday, August 8, 2014

August Business Meeting and Scholarship Presentation 8/7/2014

Talina Morris, recent scholarship winner was presented her scholarship check from the P. G. Lions Club and will be attending Utah Valley University.  She shared some thoughts with us and we are excited for her. The Lions Club is grateful that we can assist outstanding students like Miss Morris in furthering their education.
Talina Morris

Talina Morris & Pres. Lion Jonas

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Business Meeting - June 5, 2014

Beyond the scope of regular business like parade planning for the Pleasant Grove and American Fork parades, the talent show on June 19th and the Promenade in Pleasant Grove we honored two people. 

We presented another educational scholarship to Michaela Tanne.  This is our third educational scholarship this year.  Michaela is a great singer and will peruse her music interests at BYU.  

Michaela Tanne

Prews. Lorrie Jonas & Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor club secretary was given a presidential appreciation certification and associated lion pin.  Jo has served since July 2008.  She has been secretary for 6 years and did not run this year so she could assist her husband in his district responsibilities. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 22, 2014 Pleasant Grove Lions Club Award Dinner

The Pleasant Grove Lions Club enjoyed a nice Lasagna dinner as we honored scholarship winners, presented the 2014 club humanitarian award and the club president’s appreciation awards.

Our college bound scholarship winners were Jacob Baird and Talina Morris.  Richard L. Unsicker received the 2014 Pleasant Grove Lions Club Humanitarian award for his outstanding service in third world countries by providing dentures.  Darleen Seely and Terra Gaylord received Club President (Lorrie Jonas) Appreciation Awards. 

Both of our scholarship winners has had a life of service and been involved of helping others.  They have achieved scholastic goals as well.  We are proud to have been able to present them with educational scholarships to assist in their educational pursuits.

Mother, Jacob Baird & Pres. Jonas
Jacob Baird

Talina Morris

Father, Talina Morris & Pres. Jonas

Richard L. Unsicker has been involved with Lions and humanitarian service whether here locally or abroad.  Some of the countries he has been to in doing humanitarian service at his own expense are: Ecuador, Belarus, Morocco and Dominican Republic.  He also has served the Navaho Nation.  He has provided so many dentures to people who otherwise could not afford them.  Richard travels several times a year and has so blessed the lives of many.

Pres. Jonas & Richard L. Unsicker, 2014 Humanitarion Award

Collectables from Humanitarian trips
President Lorrie Jonas presented appreciation awards for service to the Pleasant Grove Lions Club and for mentoring and assisting her as president.  Congratulations to Darleen Seely and Terry Gaylord.
Darlene Seely & Pres. Jonas

Pres. Jonas & Terra Gaylor

Friday, March 28, 2014

District Governor & Cabinet Visit & Elections, March 27, 2014

 The P. G. Lions Club had a fun and delightful evening and dinner at the Pizza Pie CafĂ© in Orem, Utah.  We had the pleasure of our District Cabinet visiting us.  Members of the cabinet present were Beverly Thomas District Governor, Craig Rasmussen 1st Vice District Governor, Milt Taylor 2nd Vice District Governor and Lorraine Douglas Secretary/Treasurer.  We are so glad that they were with us and for their support.

Lorraine, Sherry and Craig
  In addition we had the privilege of installing Sherry Hopkinson as a brand new member of our club.  Craig Rasmussen 1st Vice District Governor performed the installation ceremony.  Lorraine Douglas was Sherry’s sponsor. Welcome Sherry!

Finally we had elections.  Lorie Jonas as Finally President, Helga Whaley 1st Vice President, Stephanie Vicars-Robinson, Sherry Hopkinson Secretary and Lorraine Douglas as Treasurer.

Lorie, Stephanie, Lorraine and Sherry
 We welcome all of you that live in Utah County to consider joining with our Lions Club which is a club in the largest global service organization in the world with 1,375 million members in over 46,000 clubs in 208 counties.  Our motto is WE SERVE and we empower volunteers to provide humanitarian service in our community and around the world.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Glasses for Aailyah - January 2014

This is Aaliyah. She is 19 months old. She has never worn glasses before. She has multiple health issues including a cornea disease. The family has Medicaid but even with that, her glasses were more than the family could afford due to her very high Rx. But thanks to the Pleasant Grove Lions Club and the Provo Towne Center Lenscrafters she was able to get her very much needed glasses in an hour.

 Aaliyah was crying and a bit cranky when her family came in to pick up the glasses. When they placed the glasses on her she instantly stopped crying and looked around in wonder. A few adjustments and recommendations were made and the family left. The next day I received a text message from her mother thanking me for the glasses. She said Aaliyah had not even tried to take them off once and that if anyone else tried to, she would cry! They were very thankful for the lions club help.

Onsight Vision Van

OneSight Vision Van will be making its annual stop here in Utah, March 11-13th. All three days will be in Salt Lake City. March 11-12th will be at Lincoln elementary 1090 South Roberts Street. March 13th will be at Jackson Elementary 750 west 200 north. We will be seeing 80-90 kids per day. Eye exams and free glasses will be made on site for these school aged children. All the kids have been prescreened and will have appointments.

We will need volunteers to help with the vision screening process and activities with the children while they wait. Volunteers will need to be there by 8:00am for training. We typically are there until 5:00pm. We ask the shifts are full days but if someone can only work part day, we will do 8-1 or 1-5 shifts.

If any of the Utah Lions Clubs would like to participate you can contact: Stephanie Vicars-Robinson at 801-897-0114 or  

Eye Care Chairman
Pleasant Grove Lions Club