Lions Club waives fee for veterans
By Karen Kissiah
Lions Club International’s Board of Directors has approved a special pilot program to waive the charter, or entrance fee, for United States veterans of all ages. Qualifying veterans who choose to join a new or existing Lions Club between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015, may apply to have their fee waived.
Eligible veterans include retired U.S. military personnel or honorably-discharged members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard Services, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserves. Those currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves are also eligible.
Lions Clubs International will provide an entrance fee waiver of $25 to the first 5,000 qualified U.S. veterans that join a local Lions Club. The program will pay $30 for charter members.
The program hopes to offer veterans an opportunity to get involved in their communities.
Veterans, and others, who are interested in taking advantage of this offer can find more information by calling the South Carolina Lions Foundation at 855-853-6600.
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