We participated in a Joint Activity with Sandy Spring and Laytonsville Lions Clubs sharing a booth at the Olney Farmers Market in the months of June, July and August.
We provided parking assistance at the Medstar Montgomery Picnic (July)
We had 2 members attend the Coffee with a Cop at One Life Fitness.
Golf Tournament and silent auction – We had 124 golfers play in the 2021tournament and raised almost $21,000 for the Foundation; additionally, the silent auction raised another $7,000 for a total of $28,000.
We hosted the joint monthly meeting with Sandy Spring Lions in October.
Olney Help Food Drive – We continued to collect food items at our monthly meetings for Olney Help. We donated $2300 and Karen Rollings made an additional donation of $1000.
MANNA – we packed food boxes at Manna for a total of 15 volunteer hours.
Adopt-a-highway – We held 2 roadside clean ups to keep our stretch of Georgia Avenue looking good.
Scholarships – We awarded 3 $1000 scholarships – 2 to Sherwood seniors, and 1 to a Blake senior
We enjoyed a wonderful social reception and evening at the Olney Theatre for their holiday production of Beauty and the Beast! Holiday Toy Drive – We distributed over 950 gifts to 6 local elementary schools and 5 local organizations to provide a happy holiday to families in need, and we collected over 800 toys to start next year’s inventory.
Olney Corner – We decorated the main Olney intersection for the holidays and provided for spring and fall plantings of new seasonal flowers, making sure that Olney’s main intersection is welcoming.
We signed and sent caring cards to children in the hospital being treated for cancer. 22C joint project. (Sept)
We sent Veteran’s Day cards to residents of Charlotte Hall thanking them for their service for Veteran’s Day (Oct)
We joined with other 22C Lions clubs to collect art supplies for Tracy’s Kids, Children with Childhood Cancer. (Feb)
We delivered snacks to the staff of the 6 Olney area elementary schools to show them our appreciation for all they’ve endured during Covid. (Jan-Mar)
We delivered pizzas to the two fire stations in Olney with our thanks for all they do. (Jan)
Medical Equipment – We provided approximately 30 pieces of medical equipment to local residents
Blood Drives – We sponsored 5 Red Cross blood drives – July, September, December, February and May.
Charities – We donated over $22,000 to local charities.
Eye glasses – We collected an over 300 pairs to provide to Lions Community Outreach Foundation for distribution internationally.
Coat Drive – We joined with Montgomery County police to collect 500 coats to donate to Interfaith Words in Rockville. (Jan)
We had 3 members represent our club at the 22C Convention in Gettysburg, PA (April)
We supported and participated in Joe’s Ride (April)
We received the GOCA Citizen of the Year Award for 2021. (Nov) We were the Grand Marshal in the Olney Days Parade! (May)
We supported the Sandy Spring Strawberry Festival in June by providing volunteers to sell bottles of water.
Total volunteer hours of service - OVER 400 HOURS!