SAFFORD — Lions Clubs International District Governor Bobbie Ravenkamp recently appointed Keith Alexander chairman of the Old West Zone.
The Old West Zone comprises the Lions Clubs in Greenlee, Graham, southern Gila and eastern Pinal counties. While the individual clubs are autonomous, Alexander is to provide leadership and guidance. He also functions as a liaison between the clubs and the district governor.
“Keith was chosen because of his years of dedication and experience,” said Ravenkamp. “He first joined Lions 30 years ago and has served in many capacities, including club president and previously as zone chair.”
Lions Clubs International was founded in Chicago by Melvin Jones in 1917. The Melvin Jones Memorial now stands on U.S. Highway 70 in Fort Thomas, the place of his birth.
Lions engage in service activities specific to the needs of their own communities. The Safford Lions Club is one of the most active clubs in the state. Activities include: providing hundreds of prescription eyeglasses each year, sponsoring SalsaFest, awarding scholarships to attend EAC, and displaying hundreds of American flags on federal holidays.
Visitors and prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting of the Safford Lions Club. The club meets at noon Wednesdays in the conference room of Main Street Café, 523 W. Main St., Safford, AZ 85546.
The Safford Lions Club website is: https://grahamcountylions.weebly.com