Your AMAZON purchases can help your favorite charity!

Have you heard about AmazonSMILE. It is just like the regular Amazon, same merchandise, same pricing, but it is different in a very big way. With every eligible purchase, your favorite charity gets a donation! Now, I’m not a big Amazon shopper, but my next door neighbor gets a box or two every day from them. Every day! I’ve convinced her to shop at AmazonSMILE and designate the EAST COBB LIONS CLUB FOUNDATION INC as the charity she wants to support.

It is really easy. Just go to and use your regular login and password. The first time, they will ask for the name of the charity you want to support. My suggestion, EAST COBB LIONS CLUB FOUNDATION INC, but you could use the Lighthouse or the Camp or LCIF or Learning Ally or Leader Dog or any other 501(c)3 organization. Then start shopping.

This link will take you directly to in support of the EAST COBB LIONS CLUB FOUNDATION INC:

Just remember to bookmark the AmazonSMILE page. If you shop on the regular Amazon page, no one benefits.




HANEY, George Bernard “Coach” Haney, age 81, of Stockbridge, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was born on February 7, 1936, to the late George and Nellie Haney in Atlanta, GA. He grew up in East Point, graduating from Russell High School in 1955. Mr. Haney was granted a football scholarship to Georgia Tech and played under Bobby Dodd one year before joining the U.S. Army in 1956. Upon leaving the military, George was granted a football scholarship to the University of Nebraska. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in June of 1962. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1962 but an injury ended his football career. Mr. Haney worked as assistant coach at Seward High School in Nebraska and at Hapeville High School in Georgia. He was head coach of wrestling and football from 1967-1978, being named Coach of the Year in 1970. While there he designed and built the first leg sled which was later retired to the strength museum at the University of Nebraska. After coaching, George became the Director of Maintenance, Renovation and Remodeling for the Fulton County School System until his retirement 32 years later. George was an active member of the Georgia Lion’s Club, being elected District Governor of 18-A in 1981-82. He also was a volunteer with Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl for over 30 years as a college football scout and member of the Selection Committee for bowl games. Mr. Haney was a longtime member of East Point Avenue Methodist Church where he was baptized on December 21, 1952. He was a current member and former elder of Community Bible Church in Stockbridge. George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Doris Haney; daughter, Valorie Nabers; and sister, Marilyn Haney. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Peggy Glover Haney; son, Fred Haney (Gail); daughters, Linda Nabers, Cynthia Haney, and Christina Haney; grandchildren, Amanda Kemmerlin (Ryan), Daniel Nabers (Simone), Zachary Robinson (Stephanie), Matthew Nabers, Jacob Robinson, Kyle Haney, Erica Haney, Jeffrey Nabers and John Nabers; brother, Ronald Haney; and 4 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Steve Shivers officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Emergency Relief Help Needed in Gatlinburg

xoj5w4kalqowgzpg15mwLions in TN District 12N are stepping up to do their part in Gatlinburg, TN and are asking for help from fellow Lions in Georgia. 

For those of you who may not know, a wildfire continues to burn in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Gatlinburg is a resort town – mostly seasonal.  Although they do a large part of their business during warmer months, Christmas is a very big time for them as a tourist town.  Gatlinburg is a gateway to the Smokey Mountains and Pigeon Forge.    

About 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed by flames from spreading wildfires, state emergency officials said. Over 250 structured have been scorched and more than 14,000 people were evacuated from Gatlinburg alone, with thousands of them seeking refuge in emergency shelters. There have been 3 confirmed deaths attributed to these wildfires and they happened quickly when winds fanned out over night without warning.  And it’s not over yet.  Winds may gust up to 90 MPH tonight as storms move into the area, hopefully bringing rain to cool things off and drench the fire.  

Lions Clubs International Foundation has made a $10,000 emergency grant today.  Also, TN District 12N is fundraising for this emergency relief effort.  

How Can You Help? 

  •  If you donate $10 to the below page, District 12N will match it with another $10 for immediate relief efforts in Gatlinburg.
  • If you donate $500 to the below page, District 12N will match it with another $500 for immediate relief efforts in Gatlinburg.

This is your chance to double the help that you can give to those in need.

Please LIKE, SHARE, and DONATE! Please share this to anyone you know.  Copy and paste it on your FB, Twitter or email it.  

***All funds from the page below will be sent to Lions Clubs International Foundation, and earmarked for 100% of the funds to be given to Gatlinburg Fire Victims in need.

East Cobb Supports Meals on Wheels

Latronda Andrews-Perry, Senior Care Coordinator for Cobb Senior Services, accepts a $1000 donation from the East Cobb Lions Club Foundation to help more Cobb seniors participate in the Meals On Wheels program. Meals On Wheels provides a warm, nutritionally balanced meal 5 days a week to qualifying home bound seniors living in Cobb. Although no senior is denied services due to an inability to pay, funding can be an issue. Gifts such as these allow more seniors to participate.

Meals are not provided on county holidays, instead Cobb Senior Services relies on volunteer groups to “adopt” seniors and deliver meals on those days. For the past 27 years, the East Cobb Lions Club working with the Marietta Lions Club have assumed the responsibility for the entire program on Christmas Day, preparing and delivering over 125 meals.

PDG Ray Moore donates check on behalf of East Cobb Lions to Meals on Wheels
PDG Ray Moore donates check on behalf of East Cobb Lions to Meals on Wheels

Hello from South Cobb!

 Seated left to right: Bob Thomas, Charles Jones and Reese Munch. Standing George “Buddy” Mann, President Tom Newman, Barry Krebs and District Secretary Kim Krebs

South Cobb Lions recently attended the District Rally in Jasper, GA. A great photo from that visit followed by a group shot below.


South Cobb Group Photo:

South Cobb Lion President Tom Newman, Lions Ray Spivey, Frank Osukoya,
Joyce Usher, Karen Roush, Edna Brannon, Carol Fox, Kim Bryant, Sheldon
Roush, Joe Cooler, JoAnna Chitwood, Wilma Webb and Pauline Ivey (frontrow)

Buddy Mann, Charles Jones, Barry Krebs, Bob Thomas, Armond Usher, Gregg Ervin,
Max Hardie, Jimmy Lewis, Ron Kirby, Clyde Spears, Waymon Story, Boskey Stanley
And Reese Munch. (backrow)

Dinner in the Dark – You Are Invited!

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Proudly Presents the

Second Annual


Saturday, October 22nd 2016

Pinetree Country Club, 3400 McCollum Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30144

This dinner will be a “Meal Like You’ve Never SEEN” to support a       

 CAUSE WITH A VISION – Tickets are $50

For your dancing and listening pleasure: Mr. Douglas Cameron with his 17 piece Jazz/Swing Orchestra
Business Casual attire.

Cash Bar, Dancing, Seated Dinner, Silent Auction and a Wine Pull.

Contact Eileen Alberstadt 678-581-3708 or by email: or any Lion from the North Cobb Lions Club.                                                                                                       

Please respond no later than 10/14/2016

Please bring a Blindfold/Sunglasses or you may purchase for $5 

We accept  Credit Cards and Checks made payable to “Dinner in the Dark”

Pay Pal is available through The North Cobb Lions Club Face Book page.

Go to our FB page and like us and look for the link for Dinner in the Dark

C/O North Cobb Lions Club, PO BOX 748 Acworth, GA 30101

We are a Non-Profit Organization  #58-649086



Dear fellow Lions, Lionesses and Leos,

End of the 2015-2016 fiscal year club and district giving reports are available on our website at There you will find reports on Lions’ support for both annual giving and the campaign for the Canine Development Center. There you will find reports on Lions’ support for both annual giving and the campaign for the Canine Development Center. We have a new and improved format for our quarterly reports where you will see the annual giving as well as the campaign for the Canine Development Center on the same report.

We ask for your feedback to make the reports more accurate. Please direct any corrections or questions regarding annual giving reports to Kathy Gilchrist at Please direct any corrections or questions regarding the campaign for the Canine Development Center to Mike Dengate at