Category Archives: Local Club News

Lion District 1-M Directory – Off line

Thanks to somebody using our directory for SCAM CRAP!

I have taken the District Directory off line!!! Please check the email address from anyone who send to you asking for money as this scam is using the Club President’s name and the imposter is asking for an immediate transfer to pay a extreme amount of money to be transferred out of club funds!! is an email address attached to such emails.I will be forwarding this email to Law Enforcement Officials.

Please call me if you need any lion info!

Lion Brad

Athens Lions

President Lion Larry Baughman presenting Lion Penny Irwin with her 5 year attendance chevron.

Lions Induct New Member
Pictured L-R
President Lion Larry Baughman, New inductee Lion Destiny Riley, sponsor Lion Penny Irwin

Athens Senior Dinner/Hearing Screening

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 the Athens Lions Club held a very successful senior dinner and hearing screening. This was the 28th year that the Loins have honored the seniors of the Athens School District with a free dinner. The Lions also held a free hearing screening to anyone 10 years old and older. This year 126 meals were served. The meal consisted of ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, green beans, deserts and drinks. The hearing bus, courtesy of the Lions of Illinois Foundation, screened 24 people. Eight of those tested were referred to the doctors for further testing. The Lions to very happy to provide both events for their community. The Lions wish to thank the City of Athens for the use of the hall.

Hearing Bus Table Picture
L-R Lions Joe Gill, Bill Rider, Paula Rider

Group Picture
Back Row: Lions Jim Hale, Joe Gill, Al Keller, Larry Buhr, Mary Freeman, Bill Meisner, Don Ferricks, Bob Roberts, Bill Rider
Front Row: Lions Sandi Brackney, Destiny Riley, Tricia Laager, Lois Peterson, Amy Baughman, Paula Rider, Larry Baughman
Helping but not pictured: Lions Penny Irwin, Bill Armitage, Cindy McFarland, Del Haschemeyer; Leo Micah Tappscott and two helpers Marilynn Ferricks and Michelle Stott.



Athens Lions Collection Day 2016

The Athens Lions Club collection day for Toys for Angels was held on Saturday, December 3. It was perfect weather for the day. The Lions collected over $2700 and a pick up load of toys in the 4 hour time. Because of the generosity of the Athens Community, 113 children, ages birth to 12, will be able to have toys for Christmas. Thank you all for your donations and kindness.

Lions Amy Baughman and Paula Rider with Santa (Lion Larry Buhr) collecting money and toys.

Lion Bill Rider, Coltin Ratliff, Lions Bill Meisner, Deanna Clark, Bill Armitage, Amy Baughman, Penny Irwin, Del Haschemeyer, Larry Baughman, not pictured, Paula Rider and Don Porter