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On December 13, Philip Wright (left), Saugahatchee District Executive, Boy Scouts of America, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about their program in career guidance. They are particularly concerned with the opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field, where opportunities abound and it is hard to get students to take an early interest […]

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On Dec. 6, Charlotte Mattox (left) and Whitney Sutton (right) of the Auburn Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about the program. The program is an effort to enable the residents of the Housing Authority’s facilities  to become self sustaining members and able to live in the larger community. This involves workshops such […]

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On November 15, Wade McKinney (left) of Storybook Farms Community Relations and Grant Development spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about the history and program of Storybook Farms.  Started 16 years ago with the concept that children with special needs (there are 125 different kinds) can benefit by contact with horses (equine therapy), it has doubled in […]

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For the last 29 years, Lions International has sponsored a Peace Poster competition. This year, thanks to the Art Department at Drake Middle School, some Auburn students entered the contest. In the picture is this year’s winner, Lina Sim, standing in front of her poster, along with the judges of the contest – (left to […]

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On November 8, Chris Lucas (center),  Auburn University Interfraternity Council Advisor, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about Greek organizations at Auburn. There are 32 fraternities and 19 sororities at Auburn, and they constitute 1/3 of the student body. They also have a slightly higher GPA (3.1) than the non-Greeks (2.8), and their graduation rates […]

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On November 1, Dr. Calvin Johnson (right), Dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about the College. It is 110 years old and graduates about 120 students each year. Approximately 1/3 of the graduates are from Alabama, 1/3 from Kentucky, and the rest from elsewhere. About 80% are […]

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On October 18, Dana Stewart, Director, Lee County Special Olympics (left), spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about the Special Olympics. It provides an outlet for handicapped persons with athletic ability to compete at county to international levels. Except for Ms. Stewart’s salary, all expenses are covered by contributions. Sports covered are aquatics, basketball, bowling, […]

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On October 11, Coach Greg Williams (left), Head Coach of the Auburn University Equestrian Team, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about his program. Started in 2005 as a student club, The Equestrian Program was immediately successful at the national level and soon became a part of the University athletic program with fifteen scholarships and […]

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