The Gallatin Lions Club has not been able to actively meet on each Tuesday due to the membership having to shelter in place at their homes because of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the club has been busy caring for the less fortunate in so many ways.
The Gallatin Lions Club has spent over $3,800 in the Gallatin community for eye exams and eyeglasses for people who needed help with vision problems.
During the period of time that the club was not meeting, their Tuesday luncheons still were prepared by Carolyn Reed, picked up by members of the Board of Education, and distributed to school children in need of a good meal.
The club donated 14 animal oxygen masks to the Sumner County Emergency Medical Ambulance Service to be used for injured pets.
A check for $1,000 was donated to the Tennessee School for the Blind for their Christmas Party which is done by the club each year. Another $1,000 was donated to the statewide White Cane Day which benefits people with vision problems.
The Gallatin Lions Club donated $5,000 toward the construction of the handicap playground park, an all-inclusive playground, for the Gallatin Parks program.
The club has recently formed the Jerry McMillan Scholarship fund which annually awards a scholarship to a deserving Gallatin High School graduate. This scholarship program began some three years ago as a result of numerous donations made to the Gallatin Lions Club in memory of Lion Dr. Jerry McMillan
The Gallatin Lions Club traditionally makes a donation to the Lions KidSight program in Nashville in memory of members who pass away, and with the deaths of Tommy Womack and Nathan Harsh, such donations are being made in their memory.
The Gallatin Lions Club is in its 83rd year of serving the Gallatin community, and is very active in its sight conservation program.