The Dixon Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Dixon Lions Club Tuesday morning with a "95.3 KUIC Coffee Break" radio shout out. Club representatives Val Duprat, Rich Bedoya, and Craig West were in attendance to to cut the red chamber ribbon.
Although the Lions Club is in its 54th year, they've made the move to join the Chamber member list, like many other community charity organizations.
"By joining they are able to advertise in our newsletter, sell tickets through the Chamber and have all of the networking benefits our business members have," says Chamber President Carol Pruett, "We have special non-profit rates for charity groups to join; Rotary, Moose Club, and Relay for Life are just a few of our non-profit members."
"The Lions Club is a community support organization," says 20-year member DuPrat whose favorite part of being a member is hosting fundraising events, "every dollar we raise goes back into the community in some form."
Mayor Jack Batchelor was in attendance to welcome the club to the Chamber, and thank them for their services to the community, "Service clubs like yours represent a number of business members in this town, you are what our town is all about... these charity services really benefit Dixon."
Their next fundraisers include their 6th Annual Texas Hold'um Poker Night, Sat., Oct. 13, from 6 -11p.m. at the Downtown Dixon Old Veterans Hall, and look forward to their Annual Dinner Dance in April 2013.
The 31 member club is always welcoming new attendees. Meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-9 p.m., currently held at Bud's Pub & Grill. Check their website, http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/dixonca/ for updates and information.
The Dixon Lions Club sponsors: Dixon Toys for Tots, Dixon Coats for Kids, Dixon Family Services, Dixon Schools Athletic Boosters, Dixon Relay for Life, Dixon High School Scholarships, Dixon High School Hall of Fame Induction Committee, Dixon Public Library, Dixon Montessori School, Dixon CA Jacobs Junior High School Band, Wreaths Across America, Dixon Destination Imagination, Dixon Dolphins Swim Team, Dixon Youth Sports Programs, Dixon Little League Baseball, Dixon Maine Prairie School Mural Program, Dixon High School Open House, Dixon Eagle Scout Police Bench Memorial, Dixon Bids for Kids, Dixon High School Sober Grad Night, Dixon Teen Center, Dixon High School 1930 - 1965 Reunion, Dixon FFA, Dixon High School Ram Jam Basketball Tournament, Dixon High School Student of the Month, Dixon Elementary School Outdoor Education Trips, Dixon Eye Care Exams & Glasses, Easter Seals Dixon Lily Learning Center, Lions Club Vision Programs.