• TRF Lions Fishing Tournament, Raffle, and Picnic - CANCELLED

    TRF Lions Fishing Tournament, Raffle, and Picnic - CANCELLED
    The Thief River Falls Lions Club has decided not to hold its annual fishing tournament, raffle, or fall picnic this year due to restrictions and uncertainty related to the coronavirus.  The funds raised from the fishing tournament and raffle are used to support local projects including improvements at Lions Park - located near Franklin Middle School on Nora Street.  
    Last year, the club added $26,000 in new equipment at the park and gave $6,345 last year to 21 organizations that serve our community in some way.   All together, that's a $32,345 impact or investment in our community!  Lions members also volunteered for a number of community causes.  
    The TRF Lions normally meet every Wednesday at noon at the American Legion -- one of the rare Lions clubs in our region that still meet weekly rather than monthly.  Though our meetings have paused with the COVID-19 shutdowns, we are making plans to meet again safely in the near future.
    As is the trend with most service organizations in the U.S., our local membership numbers are declining.  We struggle to attract younger members.  As a member for the last eight years, I can say there are few better ways to stay informed and engaged with the community.  Last year we had nearly fifty guest speakers from community leaders to experts who shared the important details about the issues that affect our community.  In its eighty-first year, the Thief River Falls Lions Club remains as relevant as ever as an informed group that understands our community's needs.  Then we take action through volunteer service and financial assistance -- investments worth making!  In the words of the Lions motto, "We Serve."