Every month, each Lions Club member is supposed to count up his or her volunteer hours, list the volunteer activity, and send it to to their club secretary. In the case of the Jekyll Island Lions Club, Secretary Ginger collects the activity and hours, consolidates the information, and passes it up the line. Her consolidated report appears each month in the MD-18N newsletter. Since she has assumed the Secretary position, the Jekyll Island column in the monthly newsletter has been quite healthy, even to include pictures!
What is impressive about the consolidated Jekyll Island Lions Club report is the fact that it is long and still doesn’t reflect all the volunteer work done by the club members. Maybe not everyone realizes it, but all volunteer activity can be reported even if it isn’t sponsored or coordinated by the Lions Club. Below are a few examples where people who happen to be Jekyll Lions donated time and effort this year on activities outside of the Club. Some of them were reported and others were not.
American Red Cross – blood donations.
Friends of Historic Jekyll Island – historic preservation.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center – hospital for turtles; environmental studies and clean-up.
Manna House of Brunswick – feeding the homeless.
There are many more examples of Lions volunteering to help their community. It might be worthwhile to review ALL the volunteer work done by Jekyll Island Lions in 2016. A comprehensive picture would be impressive, indeed.