July 23rd Acclaimed Madison Birdman, Ken Hackman will share pictures and stories from

recent trip to Australia. We meet at Hamil’s (Hwy. 51, Ridgeland, MS) at 11:30am.

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  • United around five areas of need, all significant challenges to humanity
  • Our goal: Impact 200 million people per year by 2021
    • Diabetes
    • Environment
    • Hunger
    • Vision
    • Childhood Cancer

Watch for future information on each of these five areas

June 11, 2019

Scott Waller, President and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council – the state Chamber of Commerce was our guest speaker on June 11th.

During his time with MEC, Waller refined and deployed a comprehensive advocacy plan by building strong relationships with members of the Mississippi legislature and bolstering involvement among MEC’s membership

Over the years he has been instrumental in providing important input for legislative initiatives boosting tourism, workforce development, economic development and improving tax policy and education. In 2014, the prestigious State Tax Notes publication recognized Scott as one of its persons of the year for his work with the Mississippi legislature on the Taxpayer Fairness Act.

In 2019, he was named one of Mississippi 50 Most Influential leaders, one of 11 people honored in the area of lobbying and government relations. The same year he was also selected as one of Mississippi’s top CEOs by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Pictured l-r are Stacey Philley-member, Tanya Davis-guest, Scott Waller-speaker and Todd Rhodus-Madison Lions Club President.

Brittany Mayfield, Special Events Coordinator, was our guest speaker at our Tuesday, May 28th lunch meeting. She mentioned and gave details of each event scheduled this year for the City of Madison. Her goal is to add a new event each year. Thank you, Brittany, for a great presentation. In the picture are l-r, Betsy Landers, incoming President and Brittany Mayfield, speaker.

May 14, 2019

Bonnie Holliday has been with The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi for over two years. Bonnie joined the team as the Client Services Assistant, but soon became the sole Program Coordinator and Camp Director along with providing client help. Bonnie runs a support group monthly at St. Dominic’s Hospital, called Epilepsy 101. She has a background with helping children and adults with disabilities and uses these skills to provide support and care for the 37,500 Mississippians living with Epilepsy. Left to right in the picture, Todd Rhodus, President of Madison Lions Club and Bonnie Holliday, guest speaker.

2019 Heart of a Lion Award Winners
Each year, the Madison Lions Club recognizes a member of the local community that shows “Lion Like” character, but is not currently a member of the Lions Club, which is the world’s largest service organization. The award recipient epitomizes the Lions motto of “We Serve”.
This year’s Heart of a Lion recipient is Caring Hands at the Madison Care Center.
In 2003, Nurse Practitioner Susan Montgomery initiated an in home medical ministry to help fellow church members in need. By 2006, it had grown into a fully operational clinic known as Caring Hands Ministries at First Baptist Church of Madison.
In 2012, five local churches, First Baptist Madison, Pinelake Church, Broadmoor Baptist Church, Ridgecrest Baptist Church and Highland Colony Baptist Church joined forces in an effort to better serve those in need in our local community. The collaboration led to the creation of Caring Hands at the Madison Care Center, a non profit clinic of all volunteer workers who serve patients the third Thursday of each month from the Care Center of Pinelake’s Madison Campus.
The organization provides basic dental and medical care for chronic diseases such as hypertension, and diabetes and other illnesses as well as medical evaluation, medication and laboratory evaluation, while also serving the patients spiritual needs. There is no charge to the patients of the clinic as doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, lab offices and staff all volunteer their services. Pharmaceuticals are donated or purchased at cost and provided to patients free of charge.
Caring Hands is a local organization that truly embodies the Lion Motto, “We Serve!”
Through medical, dental and pharmaceutical care, Caring Hands seeks to change the local community one life at a time by responding to practical, physical, social and spiritual needs while spreading the Good News of Jesus for the honor and glory of God. They welcome medical professionals and caring individuals of our local community to join them in this mission.
Please welcome Ken Murphy, Michelle Hall, Tracey Kinsey, Jean Walker and Daniel Scoggin as representatives of Caring Hands at the Madison Care Center, the recipient of our 2019 “Heart of a Lion” Award.

2018 Heart of a Lion Award Winner – Mr. Ken Hackman