Conroe Noon Lions: Lucky Derby car raffle rolls on with first-round drawing Dec. 7

[Houston Chronicle] Conroe Noon Lions: Lucky Derby car raffle rolls on with first-round drawing Dec. 7

It’s that time of year, the Holiday season has arrived. Conroe Noon Lions Club will be out in the community spreading goodwill, good cheer and making a difference in many lives. The Community Partner - Spotlight of the Week belongs to Fairway Mortgage Corp., with special thanks to Jolie Godfrey and Courtney Lum.

President Warner Phelps presented the October Lion of the Month to Lion Morgan Freeman for her creativity in making short videos and skits to enhance our fall membership drive.

Vice President Jason Miller announced the first-round drawing for the Lucky Derby - Car Raffle will be on Dec.7. There are only 700 raffle tickets available and 28 finalists will be chosen for the opportunity to win a new shiny car, from Buckelew Chevrolet. The final round of the Derby will be held on Dec.14, where all finalists will win terrific prizes but only one will drive off in that new car. If interested, tickets are still available, please contact the CNLC Office.

Thanks to the CNLC Eye Glass Center, we were able to recycle over 5,000 pairs of glasses last month with the bulk being sent on mission trips to Central America. A huge shout out to Lion Karl Johnson for leading this endeavor.

CNLC sponsors three separate scholarship programs during the fall months each year, which include the Drug Awareness Scholarship (3), Diabetes Awareness Scholarship (3) and concludes with the Outstanding Youth Scholarship (4). A total of 10 scholarships are awarded to Conroe High School seniors yearly.

CNLC held their Annual Outstanding Youth scholarship contest at this week’s luncheon, with four Conroe High School contestants competing for the right to represent CNLC at the District 2-S2 competition next spring. Each contestant will receive a $1,000 scholarship, with the winner receiving an additional $1,000 scholarship. The winner will be eligible to compete in the Lions State Contest in May 2023 in Fort Worth. The competition is based on academic grades, service to the community, personal interviews, and letters of recommendation. This year’s contestants included Emily Creech, Sky Castner, Annie Johnston and Mary Kohler, all students at Conroe High School. All of the nominated students are in the Conroe HS Academy for Health & Science program, lead-by Headmaster William Kelly. After a terrific Q&A with each contestant, Sky Castner was announced as the prestigious Outstanding Youth Scholarship winner for 2022. Sky will be an excellent representative for CNLC at the District Contest. Conroe HS Principal and Lions Club member Rotasha Smith was with the contestants at today’s presentation. She is a champion for education at Conroe High School, is well respected and always represents her students when possible. A very special thanks to Ms. Smith for what you do, you make a difference.

Veterans throughout Montgomery County were honored during a ceremony at the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Montgomery County and the Conroe Noon Lions Club proudly support our veterans and current members of the military. MCVP Chairmen Jimmy Edwards announced the park will soon break ground on a multi-story visitors and education center that will make the park even more special. The best is yet to come.

If you are interested in the Conroe Noon Lions Club or the Lions camp please contact us at 936-760-1666. We meet every Wednesday at Noon at the Lone Star Convention Center. Please visit our website,, or call the local club office at 936-760-1666; plus, we have additional information on other area Lions Club.